"It was at present my fortune to be destitute of that great evil, as it is apprehended to be by several writers, who I suppose were overburthened
with it, namely, money."--"With submission, sir," said Partridge, "I do not remember any writers who have called it
79] added that while some debt helped, "A railroad which is hopelessly overburthened
(sic) must some day or other face the axioms of the multiplication-table, and recognize that two and two make four, and not five." Such railroads likely struggled and "tempted to disguise to a greater or less extent its floating debt, and to ignore engagements on paper which have not matured." Hence, both Davis & Co.
(45) Assumptions by reviewers about readers and their cooks who might benefit from using the cookbook ranged from "tradesmen to the country gentleman" (The Spectator), (46) "families in the middle class of life" (The Lady's Magazine), (47) "epicures" (The Ladies' Museum), (48) "persons in the upper class of life not overburthened
with wealth" (Foreign Quarterly Review), (49) to "persons ...
uses balanc'd; also overburthened
, over-charg'd, over-commend, over-great, over-hardned, overheare, over-praise, over-strayning, over-throw, over-tooke, over-turne, over-worthinesse, overblowne, overcome, overdone, overflow, overmuch, overpining, overplus, overreaches.