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The Daily Dispatch: January 1, 1862., [Electronic resource], News from the coast — movements of the enemy. (search)
hat the peculiar condition of affairs at the present day has any depressing effect upon the connubial market. So many of the young men of the city have gone off to the wars, that a careless observer of events would have counted upon a considerable diminution in the number of matches; but the result shows that our fair maidens do not sigh in vain for lovers, nor find much difficulty in persuading them that matrimony possesses unspeakable advantages over a state of "single" existence. "Some, Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps;" but whether traps or arrows, to this complexion it must come at last; the stronger yields to the weaker sex, the old folks give their consent, the parson hitches them together, and off they go over a new course, which at first seems strewn with nothing but roses, though many experienced persons tell us that thorns begin to stick out after a while. Strange as it may seem, however, few men are satisfied with one trial. The wife, often delicate and always