Matrimony is proverbially a serious undertaking.


Sketches by Boz

Matrimony is proverbially a serious undertaking.” is a quotation from Sketches by BozTales. Chapter 10 (A Passage in the life of Mr. Watkins Tottle).

Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces written by Charles Dickens and published as a book in 1836.



Taken from the following passage:

“Matrimony is proverbially a serious undertaking.  Like an over-weening predilection for brandy-and-water, it is a misfortune into which a man easily falls, and from which he finds it remarkably difficult to extricate himself.  It is of no use telling a man who is timorous on these points, that it is but one plunge, and all is over.”


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