Now with fat jokes…
Nevertheless, in extremely confidential moments, he had sometimes been heard to avow, that at one stage of his career his very life had seemed to depend upon the smiles of a certain Emily. She had been fickle and false, however; still, he had survived her ill-treatment of him, and if injured in heart, had thrived and fattened in regard to other portions of his anatomy.
–“An Engaged Man,” Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Arts,
Saturday August 6, 1870