From Medieval Children, by Nicholas Orme:
"By 1600...it appears that the mean age for men to marry was 28 and for women, 26."
posted by Never teh bride @ 8:46 AM
Hey, I'm 33. In the 1600's, I probably would have been stoned to death for a witch by now.- Yours,October Bride
I've always wondered if the best way to avoid that was to become a very obsequious midwife!
Thank you for your nice words about my picture. I hope you and the beard tie the knot soon.
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I've been a bridesmaid too many times now, watching friends walk solemnly down the aisle. Well, damnit, what about me?
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Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate. -Barnett R. BricknerOne advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again. -Judith ViorstIf you made a list of the reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping. -Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's NotebookLove seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. -Mark TwainLike good wine, marriage gets better with age - once you learn to keep a cork in it. -Gene PerretThat quiet mutual gaze of a trusting husband and wife is like the first moment of rest or refuge from a great weariness or a great danger. -George EliotA happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. -Ruth Bell Graham
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