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President George Washington’s Farewell Address (1796)

“Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors,” said President Washington’s Farewell Address.

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Women: How to gain weight (1918)

Hot chocolate. Roast beef. Bread with butter. Naps. No, this isn’t the ideal vacation, but tips on how to gain weight from a famous actress of long ago.

Benjamin Franklin’s advice for getting better sleep (1786)

While Benjamin Franklin may be known for ‘Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise,’ that wasn’t his only insight on the subject of sleep. In the summer of 1786, he wrote this, ‘The Art of Procuring Pleasant Dreams.’

Letters from lonely, unhappy wives (1914)
Letters from lonely, unhappy wives (1914)

There were many lonely, unhappy wives in every era. From 1914: ‘Society, with the entire approval and cooperation of woman, has long protected man in his sins by a cover of silence, that it is considered hardly polite to speak of such a disagreeable incident as wife-beating.’

Quoted wisdom of George Washington

“Without virtue and without integrity, the finest talents and the most brilliant accomplishments can never gain the respect and conciliate the esteem of the truly valuable part of mankind.”

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