How to be Happy Though Married

Being a Handbook to Marriage

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,704 / 260 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.8
LoC Category: HQ
Downloads: 1,834
Added to site: 2011.09.15
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Genre: Instructional
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nd men's mouths abroad."

Why should love-making end with courtship, and of what use are conquests if they are not guarded? If the love of a life-partner is of far more value than our perverse fancies, it is the part of wisdom to restrain these in order to keep that. A suggestion was recently made from an American pulpit that there was room for a new society which should teach husband and wife their duty to each other. "The first article of the constitution should be that any person applying for membership should solemnly covenant and agree that throughout married life he or she would carefully observe and practise all courtesy, thoughtfulness, and unselfishness that belong to what is known as the 'engagement' period. The second article should be that neither member of a conjugal partnership should listen to a single word of criticism of the other member from any relative whatever, even should the words of wisdom drop from the lips of father, mother, brother, or sister. The rules of the new society need

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