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To a Friend on His Marriage

By: Ardis E. Parshall - October 23, 2012

To a Friend on His Marriage

By William G. Mills

Oh! woman, virtuous and fair,
Peculiar boon of heaven!
Man’s lasting friend and comforter,
Wise Providence has given!
When lordly man is torn with grief,
Or anxious care oppresses,
In thee he finds a sweet relief,
A heaven in thy caresses!

Thus for yourself you choose a wife,
In youthful graces smiling;
Then happy may you make her life –
Domestic cares beguiling.
May mutual love, and joy, and peace,
Through life’s fleet scenes attend you;
Love’s little pledges, too, increase,
And heaven its blessings send you.

(1854)



4 Comments »

  1. I am so glad that poetry didn’t stay stuck in this phase.

    Comment by Julia — October 23, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

  2. :D

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 23, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

  3. Oh! The 19th-century and it’s oh! propensity for the use of oh! (Too harsh?)

    Comment by David Y. — October 23, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

  4. :D :D

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 23, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

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