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Whom to Marry, Or, All About Love and Matrimony


Whom to Marry, Or, All About Love and Matrimony

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    Maud Wheeler (Author)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894. Excerpt: ... Chapter V. Wbom to flDarrp. 'Decide not rashly! The decision made Can never be recalled. The gods implore not, Plead not, solicit not: they only offer Choice and occasion, which once being passed Return no more. Dost thou accept the gift? Y the world at large marriage is Jlj generally regarded as the end of all things, whereas in reality it is the beginning of a man or woman's life. It is by far the most important step any human being can take, and yet in the majority of cases it is taken almost entirely in the dark. In the middle and upper classes of society a girl meets a man, dances with him once or Longfellow. twice, attracts his fancy, and he calls. They never see each other alone together, and have no means of judging each other's real characters: but the girl feels flattered by his attention, and he enjoys her society, and both mutually fancy the little they see of each other. Knowing that his only chance of getting to know her better is to be engaged, he proposes, and in nine cases out of ten is accepted. Neither realizes the truth of George Elliot's significant remark, 'The fact is unalterable that a fellow-mortal with whose nature you are acquainted solely through the brief entrances and exits of a few imaginative weeks called courtship, may, when seen in the continuity of married companionship, be disclosed as something better or worse than what you have preconceived, but will certainly not appear altogether the same. To share lodgings with a brilliant dinner-companion may make us begin by knowing little and believing much, and we sometimes end by inverting the quantities.' Unfortunately neither parties concerned are allowed a fair chance of knowing each other before the indissoluble knot is tied, and therefore they have no opportunity of jud...
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  • Maud Wheeler (Author)
  • General Books LLC (2 Feb. 2012)
  • English
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