Thomas Hardy quote about marriage from Jude the Obscure - People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.
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People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.
 Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure (1895). copy citation

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Author Thomas Hardy
Source Jude the Obscure
Topic marriage pleasure discomfort
Date 1895
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/153/153-h/153-h.htm

Context

“Fancy the secret meetings between the perjuring husband and wife, the denials of having seen each other, the clambering in at bedroom windows, and the hiding in closets! There'd be little cooling then."
"Yes; but admitting this, or something like it, to be true, you are not the only one in the world to see it, dear little Sue. People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort. No doubt my father and mother, and your father and mother, saw it, if they at all resembled us in habits of observation. But then they went and married just the same, because they had ordinary passions.” source

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