I will fasten on this sleeve of thine: Thou art an elm, my husband, I, a vine. Shakespeare.Comedy of Errors, Act II. Scene 2. (Adriana.) So, MoliereSganarelle i. 2. (Ramages Thoughts from the French, p. 137.)
Who seeks secure to rule, be first her care Each softer virtue that adorns the fair; Each tender passion man delights to find, The loved perfections of a female mind! Collins.Eclogue I. Line 39. (Selim.)
When fondly welcomd to th accustomd seat, In sweet complacence wife and husband meet, Look mutual pleasure, mutual pleasure share, Repose from labours, but unite in care. Bishop.Domestic Happiness.
I know no business women have with learning; I scorn, I hate, the mole-eyed half discerning; Their wit but serves a husbands heart to rack, And makes eternal horsewhips for his back. Peter Pindar.Bozzi and Piozzi, Eclo. Part II.