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When Marriage is a Failure.

Marriage is a failure without the shadow of a doubt, when either party marries for money. When the lord of creation pays more for cigars than his better half does for hoisery, boots and bonnets. When one of che parties engages m a business not approved of by the other. When both parties persist m arguing over a subject upon which they never hare and never can think alike. When neither husband nor wife ever takes any vacation. When the vacations are taken by one side of the house only. W rhen a man attempts to tell his wife what style of a bonnet she must wear. When a man's Christmas presents to his wife consist of bootjacks, shirts, gloves, and neckties for himself. When the watchword is " Each for him and her—self." When dinner is not ready at dinner time. When he snores the loudest and she lights the fire. When ''father"takes half the pie and leaves che other half for the one that made it and eight children. When the children are given the neck and back of the chicken. When the children are obliged to clamor for their rights. When the money that should go for a book goes for that which only one side of of the house knows anything about. When there is too much latch-key manipulati m by " father." When politeness, fine manners and kind attention are reserved for company or i risits among acquaintances.

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When Marriage is a Failure., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2500, 25 August 1890

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When Marriage is a Failure. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2500, 25 August 1890

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