Category Archives: Marriage

With such an husband…

Referring of course to Lydia and Wickham, in Pride and Prejudice.

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Marry? Mr. Collins?

“Mr. Collins to be sure was neither sensible nor agreeable; his society was irksome, and his attachment to her must be imaginary.  But still he would be her husband.  Without thinking highly either of men or of matrimony, marriage had … Continue reading

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Provided she could marry well…

“Miss Crawford was glad to find a family of such consequence so very near them, and not at all displeased either at her sister’s early care, or the choice it had fallen on.  Matrimony was her object, provided she could … Continue reading

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A new period of existence

“He had made his fortune, bought his house, and obtained his wife; and was beginning a new period of existence, with every probability of greater happiness than in any yet passed through.” of Mr. Weston Emma, volume 1, chapter 2

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Who can be in doubt?

“Who can be in doubt of what followed?  When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or … Continue reading

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Marrying properly

“I would have everybody marry if they can do it properly; I do not like to have people throw themselves away; but everybody should marry as soon as they can do it to advantage.” Mary Crawford Mansfield Park, volume 1, … Continue reading

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Dear Mrs. Jennings

“It would be an excellent match, for he was rich, and she was handsome. . . . she was always anxious to get a good husband for every pretty girl.” busybody Mrs. Jennings on why she thinks Marianne and Colonel … Continue reading

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That familiar truth

If we’re going to be talking about money, we have to revisit this old favorite.    

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Imagination vs. truth

Marianne was astonished to find how much the imagination of her mother and herself had outstripped the truth. Sense and Sensibility, volume 1, chapter 4

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The philosophy of a well-bred woman

. . . Lady Middleton resigned herself to the idea of it, with all the philosophy of a well-bred woman, contenting herself with merely giving her husband a gentle reprimand on the subject five or six times every day. Sense … Continue reading

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