Marriage and Family
You know, Richard sure has a lot to say about wives. Of course,
considering his, this shouldn't come as a surprise. You know . . . a
person learns well by experience, best by a painful one. Anyway, most
of his advice about the family stems from the fact that your family is the
one sure source of support you've got, so treat them well. Ummm, other
than that . . . Mother is always right. No, wait a minute, that's not
him! I guess that's it.
Marry above thy match, and thou'lt get a master.*
You can bear your own Faults, and why not a fault in your wife.+
Epitaph on a Scolding Wife by her Husband: Here my poor Bridget's Corps[e]
doth lie, she is at rest --- and so am I.
You cannot pluck a rose without fear of thorns,
Nor enjoy a fair wife without the danger of horns.*
One good Husband is worth two good Wives; for the scarcer things are, the
more they are valued.
There are three faithful friends --- an old wife, an old dog, and ready
Visit your Aunt, but not every Day; and call at your Brother's but not every
He that has not got a Wife, is not yet a compleat Man.
A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother.+
Ne'er take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.*
A good wife lost, is God's gift lost.
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
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