go to Paul's for a wife


go to Paul's for a wife
   obsolete
   to seek a prostitute
   Prostitutes used to frequent the fashionable walks around London's St Paul's cathedral, as Falstaffwas aware:
    1 bought him in Paul's... an I could get me but a wife in the stews. (Shakespeare, 2 Henry IV)

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