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“How delicious is the winning

Of a kiss at love's beginning,
When two mutual hearts are sighing
For the knot there's no untying !”—T. Campbell.

Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married state. Look not therein for contentment greater than God will give, or a creature in this world can receive, namely, to be free from all inconveniences. Marriage is not like the hill Olympus, wholly clear, without clouds.”—Fuller.

OW to be happy though married.” This was

the quaint title of one of Skelton's sermons, which would certainly cause a momentary

cloud of indignation, not to say of alarm, to pass over the minds of a newly-married couple, should they discover it when skimming through a collection of old volumes on the first wet day of their honeymoon.

“Two young persons thrown together by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, and go home to dream of each other. Finding themselves rather uncomfortable apart, they think

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