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Quotation by Samuel Butler
It was very good of God to let Carlyle and Mrs. Carlyle marry one another and so make only two people miserable instead of four, besides being very amusing.
Samuel Butler (1835–1902), British author. letter, Nov. 21, 1884. Letters Between Samuel Butler and E.M.A. Savage 1871-1885 (1935).
The quote has been erroneously ascribed to Tennyson.
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