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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
But O ye lords of ladies intellectual,
Inform us truly, have they not henpecked you all?
        Byron—Don Juan. Canto I. St. 22.
And truant husband should return, and say,
“My dear, I was the first who came away.”
        Byron—Don Juan. Canto I. St. 141.
The lover in the husband may be lost.
        Lord Lyttleton—Advice to a Lady. L. 112.
God is thy law, thou mine.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 637.
The wife, where danger or dishonour lurks,
Safest and seemliest by her husband stays,
Who guards her, or with her the worst endures.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. IX. L. 267.
        And to thy husband’s will
Thine shall submit; he over thee shall rule.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. X. L. 195.
              With thee goes
Thy husband, him to follow thou art bound;
Where he abides, think there thy native soil.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. XI. L. 290.
The stoic husband was the glorious thing.
The man had courage, was a sage, ’tis true,
And lov’d his country.
        Pope—Epilogue to Rowe’s Jane Shore.
Well, if our author in the wife offends
He has a husband that will make amends;
He draws him gentle, tender, and forgiving,
And sure such kind good creatures may be living.
        Pope—Epilogue to Rowe’s Jane Shore.
No worse a husband than the best of men.
        Antony and Cleopatra. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 131.
I will attend my husband, be his nurse,
Diet his sickness, for it is my office.
        Comedy of Errors. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 98.
That lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry
Half my love with him, half my care and duty.
        King Lear. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 103.
If I should marry him, I should marry twenty husbands.
        Merchant of Venice. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 67.
Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper,
Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee,
And for thy maintenance.
        Taming of the Shrew. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 146.
Such duty as the subject owes the prince,
Even such a woman oweth to her husband.
        Taming of the Shrew. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 155.

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