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  • v. Obsolete form of should.

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Examples

  • Whilst by our Deeds, we shou'd think both were lost,

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • Years shou'd break his Morning's Rest, leave his Wife, House, and Shop at

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • I cannot think or speak of him without weeping; which if I did not in abundance, I shou'd not be just to his Memory; I shou'd be unworthy of that Fraternal Love he express'd to me on all

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • Which she was about to do, when the Cook came to inquire, what shou'd be for Dinner; telling her Ladyship, That Two of the

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • This Settlement is now my support; without which I shou'd have been reduc'd to great Distress, for I had lost and spent all I had in the

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • I will not tell you what different Thoughts attack'd me on this occasion, lost in some things I shou'd give offence; but I assure you, I was greatly embarrass'd between Love, Religion and Loyalty; that if I was to write down the many Disputes I had with my self, it wou'd make a Book as big as Fox's Martyrology.

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • Nevertheless, I now believe it to be the safest and most commendable Way in any the like Case; and if I was to act the Part over again, I shou'd certainly proceed on that

    The Amours of Bosvil and Galesia

  • In Order to this, I got my Brother, who was not yet return'd to Oxford, to set me in the Way to learn my Grammar, which he readily did, thinking it only a Vapour of Fancy, to be blown away with the first Puff of Vanity, or new Mode; or a Freak without Foundation, to be overthrown by the first Difficulty I shou'd meet with in the

    The Amours of Bosvil and Galesia

  • Poverty, and below that Envy which attends Riches, of which he laid aside all Hopes, contenting himself to give his Children such Education as might fit them for a more plentiful Condition of Life, if Fortune shou'd ever make them her Favourites: Thus he made a Vertue of Necessity, and, as I have worded it in some Poem, elsewhere,

    The Amours of Bosvil and Galesia

  • Address; for if I had told my Father or Mother, I shou'd but have embarrass'd them in a difficult Business, for it ill befitted them to profer their Daughter in Marriage, and disagreeable, to leave me to struggle with my own Passion, and his Pretences, without taking any

    The Amours of Bosvil and Galesia

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