chapter  41
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The Paston Family: Letters (15th c.)

As for the girdle76 that my father promised me, I spoke to him thereof a little before he went to London last, and he said to me that the fault was in you, that ye would not think thereupon to [have it made]; but I suppose that is not so-he said it but for an excuse. I pray you, if ye dare take it upon you, that ye will vouchsafe to [have it made before] ye come home; for I had never more need thereof than I have now, for I am grown so fat that I may not be girt in no bar of no girdle that I have but of one.