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    ... by and large, wife-changing and high office are not compatible. This inequity accounts for the many dull women in Washington and is the cause of much smug complacency on the distaff side of political marriages.
    Barbara Howar (b. 1934)

    Finishing schools in the fifties were a good place to store girls for a few years before marrying them off, a satisfactory rest stop between college weekends spent husband hunting. It was a haven for those of us adept at styling each other’s hair, playing canasta, and chain smoking Pall Mall extra-long cigarettes.
    —Barbara Howar (b. 1934)

    It was in and about the Martinmas time,
    When the green leaves were afalling,
    That Sir John Graeme, in the West Country,
    Fell in love with Barbara Allan.
    —Unknown. Bonny Barbara Allan (l. 1–4)