Why Wellington Bachelors Don't Marry
. r A bachelor writes, telling the Welling ton?'' Post" ' why the' young men don't propose. He says:—A young man desirous of starting housekeeping, looks for a partner from his own station in life, and one that he may always be proud to call his wife, but then comes the doubt: Her parents, after years of steady toil and thrift, probably have a comfortable home,' well furnished, with a piano and such like luxuries, and'it may be a servant to do the heavy work. He knows that his salary will not warrant him in incurring all these expenses at the outset, and is afraid that his wjfe would look for what she had been accustomed to, and be disappointed and miserable when she finds that married life is not quite as easy and free from care as she had pictured. Rather than run the risk of destroying the happiness of those dear to them a great number prefer to remain single. lam sure that if young men could feel that the young women' are willing to start from a humble beginning, and to share the little sacrifices and selfdenials as well as the pleasures, there would be much less room for complaint that the men are slow to appreciate the charms of the fair sex.
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Why Wellington Bachelors Don't Marry, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2443, 17 June 1890
Why Wellington Bachelors Don't Marry Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2443, 17 June 1890
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