Marriage Advice, Number Three!

Here is the third installment of advice on How to be Happy Though Married.  Enjoy!

The Pleasures of Marriage
“Against love there is no remedy, neither a potion, nor powder, nor song; nothing except kissing, fondling, and lying together naked are of assistance.”  (Longus of Lesbos, Daphne and Chloe, 2nd Century)

The Pains of Marriage
“Marriage is the tomb of love.”  (Giacomo Casanova, 1725-1798)

Hints for Husbands
“One shouldn’t be too inquisitive in life — either about God’s secrets or one’s wife.”   (Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, 14th Century)

Hints for Wives
“I consider it every girl’s duty to marry £80,000 a year.”  (Alice Catherine Miles, Debutante, c. 1868)

The Marital Bed
“And she who gluts more than her fill of food and wine, soon finds a taste for bold excess below the waist!  No worthy man will pay his court to lady of such lowly sort.”  (Robert de Bois, Advice to Ladies, 13th Century)

Source: How to Be Happy Though Married: Matrimonial Strife Through the Ages, compiled by Emily Brand.

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