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  • He cites her biography of Princess Diana, which cited romance novelist Barbara Cartland, step-grandmother of Diana, as saying Diana's marriage to Prince Charles failed because of her distaste for one particular step in the marriage-bed minuet.

    Boulevardier's Delight

  • Not their husbands alone with the captives did they slay on account of the marriage-bed, but all the males at the same time, that they might thereafter pay no retribution for the grim murder.

    The Argonautica

  • It was a mortal sin, a sacrilege, a spiritual incest; and she thereby forfeited her marriage-bed and crown.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • "It's not too late, you can still look back at the red towers of your native Sodom, the square where once you sang, the spinning-shed, at the empty windows set in the tall house where sons and daughters blessed your marriage-bed."

    ANC Today

  • Your image, carven by the skilled hands of artists, shall be laid in our marriage-bed; I shall clasp it, and my hands shall cling to it and I shall speak your name and so, not having you, shall think I have my dear wife in my arms-a cold delight, I know, but it will lighten the burden of my days.

    Alcestis

  • 'O my marriage-bed, wherein I loosed my virgin girdle to him for whom I die!

    Alcestis

  • Fleming, already chilled with panic, and prepared with superstition, than, believing herself visited by the devil, who was permitted to punish her for her infidelity to the marriage-bed, she uttered a scream, and began to repeat her pater noster with a loud voice.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • The Queen was extremely grateful to Maintenon for having been the means of driving away Montespan and bringing back the King to the marriage-bed; an arrangement to which, like an honest Spanish lady, she had no sort of objection.

    The Entire Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency

  • They punish severely those that defile the marriage-bed.

    Utopia

  • He also perverts all the laws of nature by casting two sisters into one marriage-bed, [67] so that the one is the competitor of the other.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

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