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Marry for Love, an Heroick Action, which makes a mighty noise in the World, partly because of its rarity, and partly in regard of its extravagancy.
If none were to Marry, but Men of strict Vertue and Honour, I doubt the World would be but thinly peopled.
'Tis less to be wondered at that women marry off in haste, for if they took time to consider and reflect upon it, they seldom would.
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