Quick Index Board Index Home FAQ Site Map
|There is a long history of writings by men
Written by Tracy W
(4/5/2008 9:04 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I did not make my meaning clear., penned by Rachel G
There is a long history of writings by men that say that they found married life often quarrelsome. If wives did always obey their husbands, then one would think that men would have had a more restful time of it. I've put together some of those writings below.
I think a "vow more honoured in the breach" is the appropriate summary of this history.
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. ~Michel de Montaigne, Essays (Montaigne lived from 1553 to 1592)
"Wommen desiren to have sovereyntee
"For what is wedlock forced but a hell,
"Curs'd be the man, the poorest wretch in life,
"Wives and husbands are ... incessantly complaining of each other;" Samuel Johnson
Groupread is maintained by Myretta with WebBBS 3.21.