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 Marriages.Marriages of Men of Genius. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Marriages are Made in Heaven.
 
This does not mean that persons in heaven “marry and are given in marriage,” but that the partners joined in marriage on earth were foreordained to be so united. As the French proverb more definitely expresses the idea, “Les mariages se font au ciel et se consomment sur la terre.” And again, “Les mariages sont écrits dans le ciel.” E. Hall (1499–1547) says, “Consider the old proverbe to be true that saieth: Marriage is destinie.” Prov. xix. 14 says, “A prudent wife is from the Lord.”   1
 


 Marriages.Marriages of Men of Genius. 

 
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