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The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725$
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Adrian Davies

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198208204

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208204.001.0001

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Love and Marriage

Love and Marriage

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This chapter describes love and the matrimonial ceremony of the Quakers. Love was officially recognized as a significant feature of marriage. During the matrimonial ceremony, the couple made a mutual declaration to be loving and faithful to one another. The meaning of terms such as ‘loving wife’ in wills and the desire of spouses to be buried next to one another conveys that couples looked upon one another with a marked degree of affection and respect.

Keywords:   love, marriage, matrimonial ceremony, Quaker, loving wife, affection, respect

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