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ON MARRIAGE, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: How happy a thing were a wedding
Last Line: Good faith, mr. Parson, excuse me from that!
Variant Title(s): The Bachelor's Song: The Second Part
Subject(s): Marriage; Mnemonics; Single People; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Bachelors; Unmarried People

How happy a thing were a wedding,
-- And a bedding.
If a man might purchase a wife
For a twelvemonth and a day;
But to live with her all a man's life,
For ever and for aye,
Till she grow as grey as a cat,
Good faith, Mr. Parson, excuse me from that!

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