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THE CONJUGAL THERMOMETER.

A few months ago two journalists were in conversation at the opera. The one, M. de X., is a bachelor, the other, M. de Y., just married. “ Well,” said the one to the other, “ how do you get along with your new condition ?”

“Ah ! my dear X, there is nothing like being married. You cannot imagine how happy I am. When lam at work my wife is at my side, and at the conclusion of each paragraph I embrace her. That is charming.” “Now I understand,” was the happy retort of X, “ why your sentences are so short.”

This conversation quickly spread through Paris. From that time forth the articles of Y. were consulted by the public as the thermometer of his conjugal felicity. During the two months the prose of Y. was disjointed and epigrammatic in shorter periods than are to be found in the earlier writings of Emile de Girardin. All the women grew jealous of Mme. Y. But gradually the periods elongated, and .at last Mme. Y. opened the journal edited by M. Y-, and casting a rapid glance over the article signed with his name, cried : “ What! but a single paragraphjin the whole article ! Poor woman. A divorce will most assuredly follow!”

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THE CONJUGAL THERMOMETER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 496, 8 November 1881

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THE CONJUGAL THERMOMETER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 496, 8 November 1881

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