marriages are made in heaven

1567 W. PAINTER Palace of Pleasure xxiii. True it is, that marriages be don in Heaven and performed in earth.

1580 LYLY Euphues & his England II. 223 Mariages are made in heauen, though consumated in yearth.

1738 SWIFT Polite Conversation i. 78 They say, Marriages are made in Heaven; but I doubt, when she was married, she had no Friend there.

1932 S. GIBBONS Cold Comfort Farm i. I prefer the idea of arrangement to that other statement, that marriages are made in Heaven.

1980 ‘S. WOODS’ Weep for Her 187 She’s a sentimental sort who believes marriages are made in heaven.


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