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dowry
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The Merchant of Venice
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  • Look on beauty And you shall see ’tis purchas’d by the weight: Which therein works a miracle in nature, Making them lightest that wear most of it: So are those crisped snaky golden locks Which make such wanton gambols with the wind, Upon supposed fairness, often known To be the dowry of a second head, The skull that bred them, in the sepulchre.

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  • In India, there are now laws against the tradition of dowry.
  • If I were to marry again tomorrow, I wouldn’t give up one friend. I’d take them all with me as a sort of dowry and tell my new husband that he was getting a rich wife.
    Merle Shain

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