marriage is a lottery

1642 T. FULLER Holy State III. xxii. Marriage shall prove no lottery to thee, when the hand of providence chuseth for thee, who, if drawing a blank, can turn into a prize by sanctifying a bad wife unto thee.

1875 S. SMILES Thrift xii. ‘Marriage is a lottery.’ It may be so, if we abjure the teachings of prudence.

1939 F. SULLIVAN Sullivan at Bay 14 What is marriage?.. Marriage is a lottery.


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