“Origin of Marriage Revealed” / Memorable Fancies #2167

[An excerpt from Social Abominations, or, The Follies of Modern Society (1895):]

“Satan … introduces the two parties to each other. He gets them to pledge their troth. He appoints where they shall meet. He shows them where they can find an officiating minister or squire. He points out to them the ticket office for the rail train. He puts them aboard, and when they are going at the rate of forty miles an hour he jumps off and leaves them in the lurch; for while Satan has a genius for getting people into trouble, he has no genius for getting them out.”


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