|Title:||A discourse, of marriage and vviuing and of the greatest mystery therein contained: how to choose a good wife from a bad. An argument of the dearest vse, but the deepest cunning that man may erre in: which is, to cut by a thrid betweene the greatest good or euill in the world. Pertinent to both sexes, and conditions, as well those already gone before, as shortly to enter this honest society. By Alex. Niccholes, Batchelour in the art he neuer yet put in practise.|
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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A discourse, of marriage and vviuing and of the greatest mystery therein contained: how to choose a good wife from a bad. An argument of the dearest vse, but the deepest cunning that man may erre in: which is, to cut by a thrid betweene the greatest good or euill in the world. Pertinent to both sexes, and conditions, as well those already gone before, as shortly to enter this honest society. By Alex. Niccholes, Batchelour in the art he neuer yet put in practise.
London: Printed by N[icholas] O[kes] for Leonard Becket, and are to be sold at his shop in the Inner-Temple, 1615.
|Alternate titles:||Discourse, of marriage and wiving Of marriage and vviuing. Of marriage and wiving. Discourse, of marriage and wiving.|
Partly in verse.
Printer's name from STC.
Running title reads: Of marriage and vviuing.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Marriage -- Early works to 1800.
TO THE VERTV∣OVS YONG GENTLE∣MAN, AND HIS VVORTHILY RE∣spected friend, Mr. Thomas Edgworth, vnder Treasurer of Windsor, Health and Con∣tent in his owne Person, and in the happy fruition of his vertuous Wife.
To the Youth and Batchelary of England, hote blouds at high Reuels, which fore-thought of this action, and all other, that hereafter intend this aduenture.
Of Marriage and Wiuing.
CHAP. I. Of the first Institution and Authour of Marriage.
CHAP. II. Of the execellency of Marriage, with the consequence and vse thereof.
CHAP. III. Worldly choyce what it is, or how, for the most part men choose their wiues.
CHAP. IIII. How to choose a good wife from a bad.
CHAP. V. What yeares are most conuenient for mariage.
CHAP. VI. That conueniency and fitnesse in choyse, is more to be re∣garded, then either beauty, riches, or any other additi∣on, of minde or fortune.
CHAP. VII. What is that chiefe moath, and canker, that especially vn∣dermineth and fretteth the marriage bed.
CHAP. VIII. Aduice for choice, and whether it be best to marry a Wid∣dow, or a Maide.
CHAP. IX. Since the end of Marriage is issue, whether it be lawfull for old Couples to marry that are past hope of Children, or whether it be lawfull, for an old man to marry a yong Maide, or the contrary.
CHAP. X. The difference betweene Loue and Lust.
CHAP. XI. The best way to continue a woman chaste.
CHAP. XII. The patterne of a bad husband, and a good wife, in two Letters instanced.
CHAP. XIII. An admonition to Husbands and Wiues for vnity and concord.
CHAP. XIIII. Certaine Precepts to be obserued either in Wiuing or Marriage.
CHAP. XV. Discontents in all Ages, Sexes, States, Conditions.