Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle.
Marriage Like Duel
I fight fairly, and in good faith.
But as the Pope has a long arm, which might reach me in France, I have gone a little out of the way to tell him the plain truths contained in these pages.
Plain Pope Reach
I have been further enlightened by the conversation and correspondence of some illustrious Italians, whom I would gladly name, were I not afraid of exposing them to danger.