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24 Said the peasant bride to her lover: “Two eat no more together than they eat separately.” This is a hint that A useful suggestiona wife ought not to court vulgar extravagance 27or stupid ease, because another supplies her wants. Wealth may obviate the necessity for toil or the chance for ill-nature in the marriage relation, but noth‐30ing can abolish the cares of marriage.
“She that is married careth . . . how she may please her husband,” says the Bible; and this is the pleasantest 59 59:1thing to do. Matrimony should never be entered into without a full recognition of its enduring obligations on 3Differing dutiesboth sides. There should be the most tender solicitude for each other’s happiness, and mu‐tual attention and approbation should wait on all the years 6of married life.
Mutual compromises will often maintain a compact which might otherwise become unbearable. Man should 9not be required to participate in all the annoyances and cares of domestic economy, nor should woman be ex‐pected to understand political economy. Fulfilling the 12different demands of their united spheres, their sympa‐thies should blend in sweet confidence and cheer, each partner sustaining the other, — thus hallowing the union 15of interests and affections, in which the heart finds peace and home.
Tender words and unselfish care in what promotes the 18welfare and happiness of your wife will prove more salutary Trysting renewedin prolonging her health and smiles than stolid indifference or jealousy. Husbands, hear this 21and remember how slight a word or deed may renew the old trysting-times.