Let this be the significance and the truth of thy marriage
. But that which the many-too-many call marriage
, those superfluous ones--ah, what shall I call it?
"As I have already told you, witnesses are not legally necessary to make a marriage
Discussions and questions of that kind, which are like the question of how to get the greatest gratification from one's dinner, did not then and do not now exist for those for whom the purpose of a dinner is the nourishment it affords; and the purpose of marriage
is the family.
Then the wedded pair walked back through two lines of joyous relations who did not belong to them, and whose only interest in their marriage
was the delay caused to their own wedding by this gloomy bridal.
"Yes," said Katharine, "but--" She did not mean to finish her sentence, she merely wished to induce her mother and her aunt to go on talking about marriage
, for she was in the mood to feel that other people could help her if they would.
If it were only for the sake of those quaint old women for whom life would be entirely robbed of interest were it not for other people's weddings and funerals, one feels the public ceremony of marriage
a sort of public duty, the happiness tax, so to say, due to the somewhat impoverished revenues of public happiness.
It is in this decisive moment that all our marriages
With regard to the proposed marriage
, Lady Lydiard casts no doubt on Miss Pink's perfect sincerity and good faith; but, at the same time, she positively declines to believe that Mr.
No longer able to consider marriage
, or to weigh coolly what her nature was, or how it would be if they lived together, he dropped to the ground and sat absorbed in the thought of her, and soon tormented by the desire to be in her presence again.
Magdalen repressed the shudder that stole over her at that reference to the marriage
on the lips of a stranger, and answered in the affirmative.
Nothing will persuade her to fix the day for our marriage
The reader will remember that at five minutes past eight in the evening-- about five and twenty hours after the arrival of the travellers in London-- Passepartout had been sent by his master to engage the services of the Reverend Samuel Wilson in a certain marriage
ceremony, which was to take place the next day.
Next, having remarked that, though not a master of eloquence, he had always considered that obligations of gentility obliged him to have with me a clear and outspoken explanation, he went on to say that he sought my hand in marriage
; that he looked upon it as a duty to restore to me my honour; that he could offer me riches; that, after marriage
, he would take me to his country seat in the Steppes, where we would hunt hares; that he intended never to visit St.
Five thousand pounds was settled by marriage
articles on Mrs.
Of a very considerable fortune, his son was, by marriage
settlements, eventually secure; his present income was an income of independence and comfort, and under every pecuniary view, it was a match beyond the claims of their daughter.