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শরং-সাহিত্য-সংগ্ৰহ act of purchase) was regarded as the essential part of marriage and the union by affection as non-zssential, and whereas at present the union by law is thoughtt he more important; and the union by affection the less important, there will come a time when the union by affection will be held of primary moment and the union by law as of secondary moment; whence reprobation of marital relations in which the union by affection has dissolved. That this conclusion will be at present unacceptable is likelyI may say, certain......... Those higher sentiment accompanying union of the sexes, which do not exist among primitive men and were less developed.in early European times than now, may be expected to develop still more as decline of militancy and growth of industrialism foster altruism : for sympathy which in the root of altruism, is a chief element in these sentiments.”