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From: "Geo." <>
Subject: Newspaper snippets
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 18:19:56 +0800
From The Carlisle Patriot, Friday, July 26, 1844 - posted with permission of the transcriber.
A FAT PAUPER.
There is a woman now residing at the ancient town of Hesket-New-Market who is upwards of thirty stones in weight. She is tall and bulky in proportion; measuring, it is said, upwards of six feet round. She is a pauper, and the only pauper in the parish to which she belongs. Strangers find ready access to her, as she "spaes fortunes" for a trifle; and it is whispered that her revenue is not a little increased by visits with this object, from the "impatient lasses" of the neighbourhood.
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