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Written by Katharine Trauger
Half-orphaned at age ten, almost totally self-educated, successful lawyer…who was this famous home scholar?
“I have no wife and you, no husband. I came deliberately to marry you. I’ve known you from a girl and you’ve known me from a boy. I’ve no time to lose; and if you’re willing, let it be done straight off.”
Imagine such a proposal! Imagine accepting it and inheriting, in the bargain, two half-grown children to finish raising in addition to your own three. (more…)