A woman owes her husband the same loyalty a subject owes his king And when she

A woman owes her husband the same loyalty a subject

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payment for so great a debt. A woman owes her husband the same loyalty a subject owes his king. And when she is peevish and perverse. sullen. sour. and disobedient to his honest wishes, what is she but a loathsome. warlike rebel and an ungrateful traitor to her loving lord? I am ashamed that women are so foolish as to declare war when they should plead on their knees for peace. that they seek authority, supremacy, and power when they are under an obligation to serve. love. and obey. Why are our bodies soft and weak and smooth. unfit for toil and trouble in the world. if not so that our soft qualities and our hearts should agree with our external parts? Come. come. you weak. ungovernable worms! Fie. fie! Unknit that threat'ning unkind brow and dart not scornful glances from those eyes To wound thy lord. thy king. thy governor. It blots thy beauty as frosts do bite the meads. Confounds thy fame as whirlwinds shake fair buds. And in no sense is meet or amiable. A woman moved is like a fountain troubled. Muddy. ill-seeming. thick. bereft of beauty. And while it is so. none so dry or thirsty Will deign
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  • Fall '16
  • Joseph Begeny
  • Lord., Confounds thy fame, king. thy governor, lord. thy life., head. thy sovereign.

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