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" ... gentleness; just as the presence of a born gentlewoman might have done, if it were possible to fancy a born gentlewoman seated in the tap-room of the Foaming Tankard. To say truth, the tap-room was a place that Mary seldom visited. The noise, the... "
The Literary souvenir; or, Cabinet of poetry and romance, ed. by A.A. Watts - Page 316
edited by - 1832
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The Literary Souvenir

English literature - 1832
...was one, whose whole appearance formed the strongest possible contrast to the rest of that nourishing establishment. Mary Walker, the only child of the...many conquests might be found, perhaps (at least, she certainly thought so), in the circumstance of her being a rustic heiress, having just so many hundreds...
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The Ruby: A Token of Friendship

Gift books - 1849
...that Mary seldom visited. The noise, the talking, the singing, the smell of tobacco, or even the odor of the famous Sandleford beer, would have kept her...of the village ; even if the dread of encountering one of her many lovers (for Mary had as many suitors as Penelope), had not been sufficient to hinder...
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, Volume 2

Mary Russell Mitford - Country life - 1853
...pouring in from north, south, east, and west, to enjoy in Joseph Dobson's own tap-room, or beneath his might have done, if it were possible to fancy a born...many conquests might be found, perhaps, (at least she certainly thought so,) in the circumstance of her being a rustic heiress, having just so many hundreds...
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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery, Volume 2

Mary Russell Mitford - 1880
...one, whose whole appearance formed the strongest possible contrast to the rest of that flourishing establishment. Mary Walker, the only child of the...many conquests might be found, perhaps, (at least she certainly thought so,) in the circumstance of her being a rustic heiress, having just so many hundreds...
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