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William Penn. (1644–1718).  Fruits of Solitude.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Part I
Right Marriage
79. Never Marry but for Love; but see that thou lov’st what is lovely.  1
  80. If Love be not thy chiefest Motive, thou wilt soon grow weary of a Married State, and stray from thy Promise, to search out thy Pleasures in forbidden Places.  2
  81. Let not Enjoyment lessen, but augment Affection; it being the basest of Passions to like when we have not, what we slight when we possess.  3
  82. It is the difference betwixt Lust and Love, that this is fixt, that volatile. Love grows, Lust wastes by Enjoyment: And the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense.  4
  83. They have Divers Originals, and so are of different Families: That inward and deep, this superficial; this transient, and that parmanent.  5
  84. They that Marry for Money cannot have the true Satisfaction of Marriage; the requisite Means being wanting.  6
  85. Men are generally more careful of the Breed of their Horses and Dogs than of their Children.  7
  86. Those must be of the best Sort, for Shape, Strength, Courage and good Conditions: But as for these, their own Posterity, Money shall answer all Things. With such, it makes the Crooked Streight, sets Squint-Eyes Right, cures Madness, covers Folly, changes ill Conditions, mends the Skin, gives a sweet Breath, repairs Honors, makes Young, works Wonders.  8
  87. O how sordid is Man grown! Man, the noblest Creature in the World, as a God on Earth, and the Image of him that made it; thus to mistake Earth for Heaven, and worship Gold for God!  9


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