Marriage

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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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This said unanimous, and other Rites Observing none, but adoration pure Which God likes best, into thir inmost bower Handed they went; and eas'd the putting off These troublesom disguises which wee wear, Strait side by side were laid, nor turnd I weene ADAM from his fair Spouse, nor EVE the Rites Mysterious of connubial Love refus'd: Whatever Hypocrites austerely talk Of puritie and place and innocence, Defaming as impure what God declares Pure, and commands to som, leaves free to all.
But it was in the adornment of the fair person of his dark-complexioned spouse that the tailors of the fleet had evinced the gaiety of their national taste.
George” at a half burnt sapling he landed in the highway, and, to his utter amazement, at the feet of his own spouse.
One of its arms was a disabled flail which used to be wielded by Goodman Rigby, before his spouse worried him out of this troublesome world; the other, if I mistake not, was composed of the pudding stick and a broken rung of a chair, tied loosely together at the elbow.
Her voice was pleasant as she asked: "Martin, did you hear your spouse just now?
But now another circumstance occurred, which changed all the plans once more, and again the intended journey was put off, much to the delight of the general and his spouse.
However, simply because she was surprised into a tiny exclamation of approval at sight of a splendid young stranger it must not be inferred therefrom that her thoughts were in any way disloyal to her spouse.
Further, although Jerry did not know it and Tom Haggin did, Terrence was a royal lover and a devoted spouse.
marks a noble discontent with his earthly spouse, whom he denies a
I have been over long from my sweet spouse but I shall be back with you anon.
I glanced from this Goliath to his little, bird-eyed spouse, and wondered if he had ever tried to mean business with her.
With these words, Mrs Squeers dismissed the boys, and after a little light skirmishing with those in the rear who were pressing forward to get out of the way, but were detained for a few moments by the throng in front, succeeded in clearing the room, when she confronted her spouse alone.