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The Daily Dispatch: June 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], A snoring wife. (search)
A snoring wife. --Talk about your scolding wives and your smoky chimneys, but they ain't nowhere — they ain't a circumstance. I would rather have a chimney that emits smoke enough to cure the whole family, and be forced to live with a dozen Xanthippe all together, than to have to "put up" with a snoring wife. Oh! the very idea makes a nervous man tremble from the top of his stovepipe hat to about a foot below the soles of his boots! A snoring wife! Boo-o-o-o! But I started out to tell a story, and I am going to do it. Well, "In life's morning march, when my bosom was young," I wooed and won the beautiful and accomplished Miss Ann M. Dash. The difficulties of the courtship I will not here enumerate, for they will not weave into the plan of this story, which is intended to be short — very short. The appointed time for the wedding arrived, and hundreds of young people, from far and near, assembled at the mansion of the old man Dash, to witness the ceremony and "