Advice for the ladies

Godey’s Lady’s Book, June 1876:

Every now and then the public is startled by the exposure of some domestic or social villainy based on a secret marriage…Of course, a man who wishes to keep his marriage a secret is always actuated by selfish, and usually by base, motives…No woman who values her domestic happiness should ever listen to the suggestions of such a man in favor of secret marriage.

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