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The Wedding Guest

A Friend of the Bride and Bridegroom

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Author: T.S. Arthur
Published: 1856
Language: English
Wordcount: 79,821 / 231 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 705 672

The evening before marriage -- The wife -- Marriage -- The bride's sister -- Love vs. health -- The young housekeeper -- To an absent wife -- The word of praise -- Letters to a young wife from a married lady -- The wife -- Be gentle with thy wife -- A true tale of life -- Man and woman -- The fairy wife--an apologue -- A brief history, in three parts, with a sequel -- Elma's mission -- Living like a lady -- Lady Lucy's secret -- A word for wives -- No jewelled beauty -- The first marriage in the family -- Only a few words -- The two homes -- Love's fairy ring -- Fannie's bridal -- The lover and the husband -- Nellie -- A home in the heart -- A leaf from a family journal -- Trifles -- Domestic happiness -- A Sylvan morality; or, a word to wives -- Passages from a young wife's diary -- Hints and helps for married partners -- Three ways of managing a wife.

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into her from him, and she looked serene and placid as pure water, that reflects the moonbeams of heaven; and yet, her smiles came and went like these same waters when the ripples sparkle in the glad sunshine.

The bridal party moved forward to the festive hall, where sympathizing friends were gathered to greet them, as a married pair, and the heart of Rosa opened to the holy marriage ceremony with a sense of heavenly rapture.

To her it was as a new and beautiful revelation, when she heard the oft-repeated words, "In the beginning created He them male and female." Ah, yes. It was beautiful to realize that she was created for her beloved Paul, and that in all the vast peopled universe of God, there was not another being so adapted to him as she was.

Ah, this was the beautiful marriage joy, that earth so seldom witnesses. These were of "those whom God hath joined together." And Paul Cleves felt it in his inmost soul, as he turned towards his congratulating friends with his delicate and beau



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