Must Love Pigs

I found the below while following "VictorianLondon" on Twitter. I don't have the exact date for this, but it's a newspaper dating advert (well, really a personals column advertizing for a wife; I don't think this man was much for courting) from July, 1832. In case you can't read it, I'll write out the text below.

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'A Chance for Spinsters.–A correspondent has sent us the following copy of an amusing hand-bill, issued by a labourer, as a inducement to some blushing damsel, beyond a certain age, to take him "for better, for worse:"– "A Bill for a Wife: Matrimony.–Charles Warren, Marnhull, Dorset. My family is as follows:–the eldest boy is 13 years old, the younger boy 5 years old, and a girl 8 years old. My house is my own, and I have no rent to pay, I have an acre of potatoes, half blues and half whites, this year. My wife has been dead 12 months' ago, last Shroton fair: the children live with themselves in the day-time, but I am always at home with them at night. I do think that it would be better if there was a woman to look after them, both for the children and myself. I have got 8s. a-week for my work, and the boy 2s. a week, and have constant employ. I want a good steady woman, between 30 and 40 years' old, for a wife. I do not want a second family. I want a woman to look after the pigs while I am out at work. July, 1832." — Dorset County Chronicle'.

I'm not sure if he's referencing the children, or actual livestock that he hadn't mentioned when listing his assets.

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