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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fenton.
 
One who seeks to mend his fortune by marriage. He is the suitor of Anne Page. Her father objects to him, he says, because   1
       
“I am too great of birth;
       
And that, my state being gall’d with my expense,
I seek to heal it only by his wealth.”
       
Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor. iii. 4.
 


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