William Makepeace Thackeray quote about marriage from Vanity Fair - If people only made prudent marriages, what a stop to population there would be!
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If people only made prudent marriages, what a stop to population there would be!
 William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair (1847). copy citation

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Author William Makepeace Thackeray
Source Vanity Fair
Topic marriage caution
Date 1847
Language English
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Weblink https://www.gutenberg.org/files/599/599-h/599-h.htm

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“And are we to expect a heavy dragoon with strong desires and small brains, who had never controlled a passion in his life, to become prudent all of a sudden, and to refuse to pay any price for an indulgence to which he had a mind? If people only made prudent marriages, what a stop to population there would be!
It seems to me, for my part, that Mr. Rawdon's marriage was one of the honestest actions which we shall have to record in any portion of that gentleman's biography which has to do with the present history.” source

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