George Pope Morris (1802-1864 / USA)
Grounds For Divorce.
What can a man do when a woman's perverse,
And determined to have her own way?
At the altar you took me for better or worse:
Am I worse than you took me for--say,
Am I worse than you took me for, say?
For an angel I took you in beauty and worth--
The PRIEST a mere woman has given!
A MAN would prefer a true woman on earth,
To all the bright angels in heaven--
To all the bright angels in heaven!
You are ever ready my feelings to hurt
At the veriest trifle, of course.
Forgetting a button to sew on your shirt
You deem a good ground for divorce--
You deem a good ground for divorce!
Well, marriage a lottery is, and a blank
Some men surely draw all their lives.
Such fellows as you, sir, themselves have to thank;
Good husbands make always good wives--
GOOD HUSBANDS MAKE ALWAYS GOOD WIVES!
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