Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


A good husband makes a good wife at any time.
Farquhar.—The Inconstant, Act II.

As the husband is, the wife is:
Thou art mated with a clown,
And the grossness of his nature
Will have weight to drag thee down.
Tennyson.—Locksley Hall, v. 24.

A corrupt nature which was continually ready to drag them down.
Rev. Chas. Kingsley, in Village Sermons, No. 10.