|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Cursed be the man, the poorest wretch in life,|
The crouching vassal to the tyrant wife,
Who has no will but by her high permission;
Who has not sixpence but in her possession;
Who must to her his dear friends secret tell;
Who dreads a curtain lecture worse than hell.
Were such the wife had fallen to my part,
Id break her spirit, or Id break her heart.
Burns.The Henpecked Husband.