18thc Marriage Advice

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‘In mixing with the world and its affairs, he will often meet with such things as cannot fail to hurt a mind like his, and which may sometimes affect his temper. But when he retuns to his own house, let him there find every thing serene and peaceful, and let your cheerful complacency restore his good humour, and quiet every uneasy passion’.

Hester Chapone, A Letter to a New-Married Lady (1777), London: John Sharpe, 1822, p.113.

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