Saturday, November 27, 2010

L'Estrange: A Woman Drown'd.

An unfortunate Woman happen'd to be Drown'd, and her poor Husband was mightily in Pain to find out the Body; so away he goes along the Bank up the Course of the River, asking all he met still if they could tell him any Tidings of the Body of his Dear Wife, that was overturn'd in a Boat at such a Place Below. Why, if you'd find your Wife, they cry'd, You must look for her down the Stream. No, No, says the Man, my Wife's Will carried her against Wind and Tide all the Days of her Life; and now she's Dead, which way soever the Current runs, she'll be sure to be against it.

The Spirit of Contradiction in a cross-Grain'd Woman is Incurable.

Source: L'Estrange 355.
Uxor Summersa

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