Tag Archives: Marriage

Feminine Beauty: Jonathan Swift

You have but a very few years to be young and handsome in the eyes of the world, and as few months to be so in the eyes of a husband, who is not a fool. Jonathan Swift Letter to … Continue reading

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Les Sylphides: Louis MacNeice

Where Where The White Flowers Life in a day: he took his girl to the ballet; Being shortsighted himself could hardly see it— The white skirts in the grey Glade and the swell of the music Lifting the white sails. … Continue reading

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Marriage: Mrs Patrick Campbell

Marriage is the result of the longing for the deep deep peace of the double bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise longue. Mrs Patrick Campbell 1865-1940 The illustration is copyright: Maxim Blinkov via Shutterstock

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I Do, I Will, I Have: Ogden Nash

How wise I am to have instructed the butler to instruct the first footman to instruct the second footman to instruct the doorman to order my carriage; I am about to volunteer a definition of marriage. Just as I know … Continue reading

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A Slice Of Wedding Cake: Robert Graves

Why have such scores of lovely, gifted girls Married impossible men? Simple self-sacrifice may be ruled out, And missionary endeavour, nine times out of ten. Repeat ‘impossible men’: not merely rustic, Foul-tempered or depraved (Dramatic foils chosen to show the … Continue reading

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Housekeeping: Zsa Zsa Gabor

He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house. Zsa Zsa Gabor 1917- of her fifth husband. Ned Sherrin, ‘Cutting Edge’ 1984 The illustration is copyright: Irina oxilixo Danilova via Shutterstock

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