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He had not only forgotten all about his
quarrel with his wife by this time, but almost
her very existence. Yet it is fair to say that
he would not have done this but for the quarrel.
Let me whisper in your ear, ladies : There is
no time so dangerous to let a husband go out
of your sight as just after you have had a
disagreement with him. The most faithful, the



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most dutiful, the best of men are, on such occa-
sions, if not prone to disloyalty, exceedingly
susceptible of the influences of other women.
" If my wife doesn't appreciate me," say these
vain and unstable creatures, when any one of
the other sex is makinoj herself aorreeable to
them, though in the most innocent and ordinary
way ; ^' here is another — worth a dozen of her
to look at — who has better taste." I have
written it in the '*' vulgar tongue," but that
is what they feel, every one of them, from an
archbishop downwards.



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