Astell and C17-18 Prose Style (The "Prose Poem" Before Plain Style Was King)

If marriage be such a blessed state,

how comes it,

may you say,

that there are so few happy marriages?

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But suppose a man does not marry for money,

though for one that does not,

perhaps there are thousands that do;

suppose he marries for love,

an heroic action,

which makes a mighty noise in the world, partly because of its rarity, and partly in regard to its extravagancy,

and what does his marrying for love amount to?