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I... chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well.

In house to kepe houshold when folkes will needes wed, Moe things belong then foure bare legges in a bed. I reckened my wedding a suger sweete spice, But reckeners without their host must recken twice. And although it were sweet for a weeke or twaine, Sweete meate will have sowre sauce, I see now plaine.
Let endless Peace your steadfast hearts accord, And blessed Plentie wait vpon your bord; And let your bed with pleasures chast abound, That fruitfull issue may to you afford Which may your foes confound, And make your joyes redound.
Wooing, wedding, and repenting is as a Scotch jig, a measure, and a cinquepace. The first suit is hot and hasty, like a Scotch jig, and full as fantastical; the wedding, mannerly- modest, as a measure, full of state and ancientry; and then comes Repentance and, with his bad legs, falls into the cinquepace faster and faster, till he sink into his grave.
Wedding is great Juno's crown, O blessed bond of board and bed! 'Tis Hymen peoples every town; High wedlock then be honored. Honor, high honor, and renown, To Hymen, god of every town!
Honor, riches, marriage-blessing Long continuance, and increasing, Hourly joys be still upon you!
Timid brides, you have, probably, hitherto been addressed as angels. Prepare for the time when you shall again become mortal.
A wedding is a licensed subject to joke upon, but there really is no great joke in the matter after all;--we speak merely of the ceremony, and beg it to be distinctly understood that we indulge in no hidden sarcasm upon a married life. Mixed up with the pleasure and joy of the occasion, are the many regrets at quitting home, the tears of parting between parent and child, the consciousness of leaving the dearest and kindest friends of the happiest portion of human life, to encounter its cares and troubles with others still untried and little known: natural feelings which we would not render this chapter mournful by describing, and which we should be still more unwilling to be supposed to ridicule.
Such days can hardly be agreeable to the man of whom it is known by all around him that he is on the eve of committing matrimony. There is always, on such occasions, a feeling of weakness, as though the man had been subdued, brought at length into a cage and tamed, so as to be made fit for domestic purposes, and deprived of his ancient freedom amongst the woods; whereas the girl feels herself to be the triumphant conqueror, who has successfully performed this great act of taming.
"It is a habit which exhibits, perhaps, the unconscious inherent cynicism of the human mind, for people who consider that they have reached the acme of mundane felicity, to distribute this token of esteem to their friends, with the object probably" (he took the knife from a waiter and went to the table to slice the cake) "of enabling those friends (these edifices require very delicate incision--each particular currant and subtle condiment hangs to its neighbour--a wedding-cake is evidently the most highly civilized of cakes, and partakes of the evils as well as the advantages of civilization!)--I was saying, they send us these love-tokens, no doubt (we shall have to weigh out the crumbs, if each is to have his fair share) that we may the better estimate their state of bliss by passing some hours in purgatory."
I think a wedding-day Looks best, as mountains do, some miles away, Or squalid fishing-smacks far out to sea, Seen lily-sailed in sunshine and blue haze, Where the delicious lights are all men chase, And no man ever reaches.
Every time I hear that march from Lohengrin, I am glad I'm on the outside looking in. I have heard a lot of married people talk, And I know that marriage is a long, long walk. To some people weddings mean romance, But I prefer a picnic or a dance.
Of all life's ceremonies that of marriage is the most touching and beautiful. This is the long anticipated climax of girlhood--and boyhood, too--the doorway to true maturity, the farewell to parents as protectors, the acceptance of responsibility.
Women often weep at weddings, whereas my own instinct is to laugh uproariously and encourage the bride and groom with merry whoops. The sight of people getting married exhilarates me; I think that they are doing a fine thing, and I admire them for it.
I toast you both, good son and dear new daughter. May you not lack for water, And may that water smack of Cana's wine.