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" I am convinced, that if the ties of marriage were dissolved, or it were no longer to be judged infamous to act in contempt of them, unbridled licentiousness would soon be in general practice. "
Adeline Mowbray, or, The mother and daughter. New, illustr. ed. [Followed by ... - Page 295
1844
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The Anti-Jacobin Novel: British Conservatism and the French Revolution

M. O. Grenby - Literary Criticism - 2001
...Such behaviour was iniquitous, Opie has Adeline reveal as part of her lengthy recantation, because 'I am convinced that if the ties of marriage were...contempt of them, unbridled licentiousness would soon be general practice.' And it was impracticable since 'What then, in such a state of society, would be...
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