Martin Farquhar Tupper on Marriage

Photo by Giammarco Boscaro on Unsplash

I discovered Martin Tupper’s Proverbial Philosophy while watching a movie about the life of the influential English Baptist preacher, Charles Spurgeon.

In the movie,  Mr. Spurgeon’s future wife reads from a passage in the book:

If thou art to have a wife of thy youth, she is now living on the Earth;
Therefore think of her, and pray for her; yea, though thou has not seen her.

“Do you pray for him who is to be your husband?” he asked her.

Martin Farquhar Tupper (July 1810 – November 1889)  was an English writer, and poet, and the author of Proverbial Philosophy. You can read the whole book for free on Project Gutenburg

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