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Personal Ads of the 18th Century

The Toast shares ten real personal ads from the 18th Century from gentlemen looking for hook-ups, widows with benefits and, sometimes, marriage. But mostly hook-ups. “A Young Gentleman, desirous of avoiding a promiscuous Connection with the Fair Sex in this Town, wishes to form an Attachment with some agreeable young Woman, who can dispense with the Marriage Ceremony.”

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