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

Marriage (Second)

Thou know’st the practice of the female train:—
Lost in the children of the present spouse
They slight the pledges of their former vows;
Their love is always with the lover past;
Still the succeeding flame expels the last.
Pope’s Homer, The Odyssey, Book XV. Line 24.