A Graduate in the University of Matrimony
"Domestic happiness, thou only bliss
Of Paradise that hast survived the fall!
Though few now taste thee, unimpaired and pure,
Or, tasting, long enjoy thee, too infirm
Or too incautious to preserve thy sweets
Unmixed with drops of bitters, which neglect
Or temper sheds into thy crystal cup."-Cowper.
“It is fit that I should infuse a bunch of myrrh into the festival goblet, and, after
the Egyptian manner, serve up a dead man's bones at a feast : I will only show it, and
take it away again; it will make the wine bitter, but wholesome.”- Feremy Taylor.