lundi 24 décembre 2012

mariage (anecdotique)


Children — (if it Please God) 
— Constant companion, (& friend in old age) who will feel interested in one,
— object to be beloved & played with.— —better than a  dog anyhow.
 Home, & someone to take care of house 
— Charms of music & female chit-chat.
— These  things good for one’s health.—  but terrible loss of time. 
— My God, it is intolerable to think of spending ones whole life, like a neuter bee, working, working, & nothing after all.— No, no won’t do.
— Imagine living all one’s day solitarily in smoky dirty London House.
— Only picture to yourself a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music perhaps
— Compare this vision with the dingy reality of Grt. Marlbro’ St.
Marry—Mary—Marry Q.E.D.,

Not Marry
Freedom to go where one liked
— choice of Society & little of it.
— Conversation of clever men at clubs
— Not forced to visit relatives, & to bend in every trifle.
 to have the expense & anxiety of children
— perhaps quarelling
— Loss of time.
— cannot read in the Evenings
— fatness & idleness
— Anxiety & responsibility
— less money for books &c
— if many children forced to gain one’s bread.
— (But then it is very bad for ones health to work too much)
Perhaps my wife wont like London; then the sentence is banishment & degradation into indolent, idle fool—

Le mariage de Charles Darwin a lieu en janvier 1839, 6 mois après ce bilan.
Voir la traduction en français.