Project Tag: Courtship and Marriage

A look at Courtship and marriage in Jane Austen's day.

Courtship and Marriage in Jane Austen’s World

    The Book of Common Prayer (1662) made clear why (and why not) a couple should marry: (Marriage) is not by any to be enterprised, nor taken in hand, unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly, to satisfy men’s carnal lusts and appetites, like brute beasts that have no understanding; but reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in …

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