|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||John Heywood (1497?1580?)|
|QUOTATION:||Wedding is destiny,|
And hanging likewise. 1
|ATTRIBUTION:||Proverbes. Part i. Chap. iii.|
Hanging and wiving go by destiny.The Schole-hous for Women. 1541. William Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, act 2. sc. 9.
Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.Robert Burton: Anatomy of Melancholy, part iii. sec. 2, mem. 5, subs. 5. [back]