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The Fifteen Comforts of Matrimony: Responses from Men

or, Looking glass for all Those who have Enter'd in that Holy and Comfortable State. herein are sum'd up all those Blessings that attend a Married Life.

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1706
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,289 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66
LoC Category: HQ
Downloads: 807
Added to site: 2007.06.28
mnybks.net#: 17473
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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e Fifth Mock Comfort.

I here agree with this, my Rhiming Foe, And own 'tis Folly when the Case is so; For whatsoe'er the cunning Jilt pretend To her Old Husband, yet she'll have Her Friend; She'll coax the Dotard when his Bags are full, Yet even then graft Horns upon his Skull, Makes him a Beggar to enrich her Cull: She seems most fond, till she gets all the Pence, And then with Bag and Baggage marches thence; She leaves the Fool without one single Cross, To sit, lamenting for his fatal Loss.

Answer to the Sixth Mock Comfort.

But here I differ from the Poet's Thought, Who says, A Scold as even good for nought; For, like Job's Wife, she will Man's Patience try, And bring Repentance too, before he die: Then who'd live single, if a Scolding Wife Works such great Wonders in a Husband's Life?

Answer to the Seventh Mock Comfort.

No modest Woman will disdain her Spouse, Because he seldom

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