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The young wife.

--The marriage of middle age is companionship, the second marriage of maturity, perhaps the reparation of a mistake, perhaps the pallid transcript of a buried joy; but the marriage of the loving young is by the direct blessing of God, and is the complete ideal of a lovely human life. Let those who have found that pearl hold it fast and keep it safe. Within the doors where love dwells no evil thing should enter, and the loving bride who would be the happy wife must speedily guard against her own impatience and despair when the lover is merging into the husband, the flatterer into the friend.

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