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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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The acme of bliss, which would have been a marriage with the tragedian, was not for her in this world.
Never even hinted, for instance, that your patron might have views as to your marriage ultimately?
So, when Gertrude met Lady Brandon, her lot was secretly wretched, and she was glad to accept an invitation to Brandon Beeches in order to escape for a while from the admiral's daily sarcasms on the marriage list in the "Times.
The poor chap was killed in a duel at Spa a few months after the marriage.
There is another custom amongst them yet more extraordinary, which is, that the wife is punished whenever the husband proves false to the marriage contract; this punishment indeed extends no farther than a pecuniary mulct, and what seems more equitable, the husband is obliged to pay a sum of money to his wife.
Those who felt a sympathy for her on account of her good qualities, and others on account of her defects, now made fun of her abortive marriages.
It is to that I attribute the unhappiness of so many marriages we all know of in society.
I am an advocate for early marriages, where there are means in proportion, and would have every young man, with a sufficient income, settle as soon after four-and-twenty as he can.
They had each had money, but their marriages had made a material difference in their degree of consequence.
They saw a crowd of waiting carriages in the mayor's court-yard; and when they reached the great hall where the civil marriages take place, they found two other wedding-parties impatiently awaiting the mayor's arrival.
To be informed what the Galaxy Gallery of British Beauty is about, and means to be about, and what Galaxy marriages are on the tapis, and what Galaxy rumours are in circulation, is to become acquainted with the most glorious destinies of mankind.
Allen immediately recognized the features of a former schoolfellow and intimate, whom she had seen only once since their respective marriages, and that many years ago.