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By contrast, Le Guin's version of Lavinia represents the epitome of (female) pietas; thus, her acceptance of the fact that Aeneas must move on after three short years of connubial joy contrasts diametrically with what Dido could not do, that is, accept her lover's destiny.
DIALA / Aswat al-Iraq: Wallowing in some connubial problems, a man shot his 22-year-old wife and then blew his brains out in the suburb of al-Saadiya, Diala province, on Saturday, according to a local security source.
Crumb paints idyllic scenes of connubial bliss, and it is all the more heartbreaking as Adam and Eve's bodies are soon clothed in rags and they walk away from Eden hanging their heads in shame, having been beguiled by an upright, four-limbed talking serpent and expelled by God.
As Elizabeth herself notes a few chapters later, such a marriage would have taught "the admiring multitude what connubial felicity really was" (III.
Where information has been provided for the sparsely populated lowland areas of inland New Guinea, connubial patterns have been described as localised and involute, whereby contiguous larger communal entities or small agnatic residential units are engaged in cycles of reciprocal exchange of women.
On the surface, Geraint and Enid's story resolves happily, and certainly it forms a part of the comic-marriage sequence, in which the connubial state is presented as, if not exactly bliss, then at least a desirable outcome.
Her marriage seemed remarkably similar, we thought--a long-term contractual arrangement, more cordial than connubial.
Cain and Abel, the first set of brothers born of connubial union, come to fratricide.
Perdita changes the funereal to connubial bliss, death to life.
The shuangxi character implies connubial bliss, while fluttering butterflies, and the graceful movement of their multicoloured wings, generate a sense of cheerfulness.
Cartoons illustrated the key events in the Prince's history: his secret marriage in 1785 to the Roman Catholic Maria Fitzherbert (Gillray, "A Wife and No Wife" [1788]) and even his most intimate connubial relations with his bride (Kingsbury or Stubbs, "His Highness in Fitz" [1786]--note the punning title given to this image).
Suffused with other themes of [Tennyson's] grief, connubial warmth,