Love in marriage cannot live nor subsist unless it be mutual; and where love cannot be, there can be left of wedlock nothing but the empty husk of an outside matrimony, as undelightful and unpleasing to God as any other kind of hypocrisy.
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Source Notes: "The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce" (chapter 6, "The fourth Reason of this Law, that God regards Love and Peace in the family more than a compulsive performance of marriage, which is more broke by a grievous continuance than by a needful divorce") (1643).
John Milton (December 9, 1608 November 8, 1674) was an English poet, best-known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.
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