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Her pleasures are in the happiness of her family.

I admit that: my wife is outspoken, but by whom?

I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.

In every mess I find a friend, In every port a wife.

In the election of a wife, as in a project of war, to err but once is to be undone forever.

It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can.

It very seldom happens that a man is slow enough in assuming the character of a husband, or a woman quick enough in condescending to that of a wife.

My dear, my better half.

No man can live piously or die righteously without a wife.

No man knows what the wife of his bosom is - what a ministering angel she is, until he has gone with her through the fiery trials of this world.

Nothing can be more touching than to behold a soft and tender female, who has been all weakness and dependence, and alive to every trivial roughness while treading the prosperous paths of life, suddenly rising in mental force to be the comforter and supporter of her husband under misfortune, and abiding with unshrinking firmness the bitterest blast of adversity.

O woman! when the good man of the house may return, when the heat and burden of the day is past, do not let him at such time, when he is weary with toil and jaded by discouragement, find upon his coming that the foot which should hasten to meet him is wandering at a distance, that the soft hand which should wipe the sweat from his brow is knocking at the door of other houses.

Of earthly goods, the best is a good wife; a bad, the bitterest curse of human life.

She is a winsome wee thing, She is a handsome wee thing, She is a bonny wee thing, This sweet wee wife o' mine.

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Sole partner, and sole part of all my joys, dearer thyself than all.

The death of a man's wife is like cutting down an ancient oak that has long shaded the family mansion. Henceforth the glare of the world, with its cares and vicissitudes, falls upon the widower's heart, and there is nothing to break their force, or shield him from the full weight of misfortune. It is as if his right hand were withered; as if one wing of his angel was broken, and every movement that he made brought him to the ground. His eyes are dimmed and glassy, and when the film of death falls over him, he misses those accustomed tones which might have smoothed his passage to the grave.

The good wife is none of our dainty dames, who love to appear in a variety of suits every day new; as if a gown, like a stratagem in war, were to be used but once. But our good wife sets up a sail according to the keel of her husband's estate; and, if of high parentage, she doth not so remember what she was by birth, that she forgets what she is by match.

The highest gift and favor of God is a pious, kind, godly, and domestic wife, with whom thou mayest live peaceably, and to whom thou mayest intrust all thy possessions, yea, thy body and thy life.

The sum of all that makes a just man happy consists in the well choosing of his wife.


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