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THE

DOCTRINE AND LAW

OF

MARRIAGE, ADULTERY, AND DIVORCE.

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THE DIVINE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE;

THE RELIGIOUS RATIFICATION OF MARRIAGE;
THE IMPEDIMENTS WHICH PRECLUDE AND VITIATE THE CONTRACT

OF MARRIAGE;

THE RECIPROCAL DUTIES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES;
THE SINFUL AND CRIMINAL CHARACTER OF ADULTERY;

AND

THE DIFFICULTIES WHICH EMBARRASS THE PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE

OF DIVORCE:

WITH AN APPENDIX,

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CONTAINING AN ESSAY ON THE HELLENISTIC AND ECCLESIASTICAL MEAN

OF THE WORD NOPNEIA, ORDINARILY TRANSLATED FORNICATION,

Συζυγιης αλυτοιο συνωριδα διζυγα. Νonnus.

Sed prudentissima proculdubio est libertatis divortiorum coercitio, sive libidinis
ansas evitandas, sive successiones, sive publicam aliter pacem atque pietatem
spectes. Selden, U1. Ebr. ). iii. c. 34.

BY
HECTOR DAVIES MORGAN, M. A.

OF TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD;
MINISTER OF CASTLE HEDINGHIAM, ESSEX; PREPENDARY OF BRECON; AND

CHAPLAIN TO THE RIGHT HON. LORD KENYON.

VOL. I.

OXFORD,

PRINTED BY W. BAXTER,
FOS J. PARKER: AND C. AND J. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND
WATERLOO PLACE ; AND J. HATCHARD, PICCADILLY, LONDON.

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