Sunday, September 26, 2010

Darwinian Marriage

Alison Schmauch (28) and Ilya Somin (37) were recently married. And Tyler Cowen delivers a eulogy speech by citing Darwin.
It being proved necessary to Marry

When? Soon or Late?

The Governor says soon for otherwise bad if one has children— one’s character is more flexible—one’s feelings more lively &; if one does not marry soon, one misses so much good pure happiness.—

But then if I married tomorrow: there would be an infinity of trouble & expense in getting & furnishing a house,—fighting about no Society—morning calls—awkwardness—loss of time every day. (without one’s wife was an angel, & made one keep industrious). 11 Then how should I manage all my business if I were obliged to go every day walking with my12 wife.— Eheu!! I never should know French,—or see the Continent—or go to America, or go up in a Balloon, or take solitary trip in Wales—poor slave.—you will be worse than a negro— And13 then horrid poverty, (without one’s wife was better than an angel & had money)— Never mind my boy— Cheer up— One cannot live this solitary life, with groggy old age, friendless & cold, & childless staring one in ones face, already beginning to wrinkle.— Never mind, trust to chance—keep a sharp look out— There is many a happy slave—

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