Ambrose Bierce quote about marriage from The Devil's Dictionary - BRIDE, n. A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
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BRIDE, n. A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
 Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary (1911). copy citation

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Author Ambrose Bierce
Source The Devil's Dictionary
Topic marriage happiness woman bride
Date 1911
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/972/972-h/972-h.htm

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“A cordial composed of one part thunder-and-lightning, one part remorse, two parts bloody murder, one part death-hell-and-the grave and four parts clarified Satan. Dose, a headful all the time. Brandy is said by Dr. Johnson to be the drink of heroes. Only a hero will venture to drink it.
BRIDE, n. A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
BRUTE, n. See HUSBAND.
C CAABA, n. A large stone presented by the archangel Gabriel to the patriarch Abraham, and preserved at Mecca. The patriarch had perhaps asked the archangel for bread.
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