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If There Be No Great Love In The Beginning [Shakespeare For You]

🎭 If there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another; I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt.

— Slender, The Merry Wives of Windsor 1-1


Have a try to persuade someone that, even  without love,  marriage can be still a good thing.  But Slender misuse a word, when he has to use “increase”, but “decrease”.  What kind of person would do that?