Spoken Word

Marriage Advice from 1886

Dears readers,

Let your love be stronger than your hate.

Learn the wisdom of compromise for it is better to bend a little than to break.

Believe the best rather then the worst.

People have a way of living up or down to your opinion of them.

Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship. The person you choose to marry is deserving of the courtesies kindnesses you bestow on your friends.

Please hand this down to your children and your children’s children: The more things change the more¬†they are the same.


Jane Wells ( 1886)

Submitted by Carol Abbs


Spoken Word



171916It lies not in our power to love or hate

For will in us is  over-ruled by fate.

When two are stripped, long ere the

course begin,

We wish that one should lose, the other


And one especially do we affect

Of two gold ingots, like in each respect.

The reason no man knows; let it suffice,

What we behold is censured by our eyes.

Where both deliberate, the love is slight;

Who ever loved, that love not a first


Christopher Marlowe