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Leap year.

--This is leap year, and the fact will add interest to the following extract from an old volume printed in 1506, entitled Courtship, Love and Matrimony:

‘ Albert, it is now become a part of the common law in regard to the social relations of life, that as often as every bissextile year doth return the ladies have the sole priviledge during the time it could of making love unto men, which they may do either by words or by looks, as unto them seemeth propers and, moreover, no man will be entitled to the benefit of clergy who doth refuse to accept the offers of a lady, or who doth in anywise treat her proposal with slight or contumely.

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