married state

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I have always thought love the only foundation of happiness in a married state, as it can only produce that high and tender friendship which should always be the cement of this union; and, in my opinion, all those marriages which are contracted from other motives are greatly criminal; they are a profanation of a most holy ceremony, and generally end in disquiet and misery: for surely we may call it a profanation to convert this most sacred institution into a wicked sacrifice to lust or avarice: and what better can be said of those matches to which men are induced merely by the consideration of a beautiful person, or a great fortune?
As the world is constituted, the demands of a married state, and the care of posterity, require some little regard to what we call circumstances.
A kind Providence has so skilfully adapted sex to sex and the mass of individuals to each other, that, with certain obvious exceptions, any male and female may be moderately happy in the married state.
As if one was caught, trapped into the married state, pinned by the leg, instead of going into it of one's own accord and glorying in the act
The influence of the papers is thus summarized by the poet Gray: 'It would have been a jest, some time since, for a man to have asserted that anything witty could be said in praise of a married state or that Devotion and Virtue were in any way necessary to the character of a fine gentleman.
The rest of the party were of the usual materials: travellers on business, and travellers for pleasure; officers from India on leave; merchants in the Greek and Turkey trades; a clerical English husband in a meek strait- waistcoat, on a wedding trip with his young wife; a majestic English mama and papa, of the patrician order, with a family of three growing-up daughters, who were keeping a journal for the confusion of their fellow-creatures; and a deaf old English mother, tough in travel, with a very decidedly grown-up daughter indeed, which daughter went sketching about the universe in the expectation of ultimately toning herself off into the married state.
But in considering the conditions of her daughter's married state, she rejected firmly all flattering illusions.
Accepting children lovingly from God is the normal married state.
Once again, the hierarchy fails to understand that it has a far better chance of communicating the teachings of Jesus and the meaning and power of the sacraments by welcoming Catholics into the church as ministers or godparents, regardless of their married state and living situation.
Mrs Jay-Z seems quite content with her married state and induces other single ladies to settle for nothing less than the band of commitment on the ring finger.
But one thing leads to another: with the change, laity came to see celibate clergy as holier than noncelibates, resulting in a denigration of the married state and a misogyny that identified women as defilers--"bitches, sows, sinful bundles of flesh, who infest the hands of priests who touch the Holy Eucharist" (St.
If the story of Burke and Bristol stands for the mixed good and evil of that married state of a great man with a great city, Bright and Birmingham stand for a perfect form of the Union He had indeed found by a process of natural selection the constituency best able to serve him as a place of arms whence to conquer England in the coming battle for democratic Reform".