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Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:25 PM

A very depressing catalogue of 100 marriages, published in 1907

Done by socio economic class, it gives great insight into why we now have a 50% divorce rate. I'm quite frankly surprised it isn't a bit higher.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2015/03/03/history_of_marriage_a_list_of_100_19th_century_marriages.html

Two other things I took away were an appreciation for antibiotics that cure syphilis and a wish we could bring back "scrofulous" as a great descriptive for feckless, nihilistic youth with criminal tendencies.

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Reply A very depressing catalogue of 100 marriages, published in 1907 (Original post)
Warpy Mar 2015 OP
Kelvin Mace Mar 2015 #1
Shrike47 Mar 2015 #2
Warpy Mar 2015 #4
gollygee Mar 2015 #3
MadrasT Mar 2015 #5

Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:32 PM

1. Ah, "traditional marriage"

 

how admirable.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:37 PM

2. I thought scrofulous referred to being ill with scrofula, a form of tuberculosis.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 08:17 PM

4. No, the definition had morphed quite a bit in the late Victorian

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 07:54 PM

3. Oh my

yes that is depressing.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2015, 08:49 AM

5. Extraordinarily interesting.

Thank you so much for sharing it here.

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