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'•'I think that people marry less often because tho oi things keeps going up, and even -'love in a cottage' is much more expensive than it used to be. Poverty seems to be coming in at the door unless a chauffeur can drive up_to' it with some vague, cheap suggestion 1 of a motor-car; and Love stands ready; to bolt out of the window unless, it,.can' be curtained with the most charming ,muslin and chintz. There seems to beso many ivor» things in the world to want than there used to be, so naturally we want them.; and, therefore, it takes more courage for a poor man to .propose to a pretty girl than in days when all novelists had to end their .stories with an engagement .or a wedding. Besides, of course, young women have a better chance of finding work which is fairly \va\l paid than they had years ago ; so they need uot marry just for the sake of being married. Perhaps, therefore, if people are marrying less often they may be marrying more happily."

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MR G.N. WILLIAMSON., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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MR G.N. WILLIAMSON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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