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January 5.

January 6.

O woman! in our hours of ease
Uncertain, coy, and hard to please,
And variable as the shade
By the light quivering aspens made;
When pain and anguish ring the brow,
A ministering angel thou !

Walter Scott (Marmion).

Dear my lord ! Make me acquainted with your cause of grief.

Shakespeare (Julius Cæsar).

January 8.
". The cook's a hasher-nothing more-

The children noisy grubs,
A wife's a quiz, and home's a bore”-
Yes—that's the style at clubs.

T. Hood.

Come, lay aside your stitchery; I must have you Play the housewife with me this afternoon.


January 9.
'Tis a match that we all must approve,

Let the gossips say all that they can;
For indeed she's a charming woman,
And he's a most fortunate man.

Lady Dufferin.

I will remain
The loyal'st husband that did e'er plight troth.



January 8.

January 9.

Oh, love! what changes we have seen, what cares and

pleasures, too, Since you became my own dear wife, when this old ring was new.

W.C. Bennett.
I do love, with a respect more tender,
More holy and profound, than mine own life,
My dear wife's estimate.


(Coriolanus). January 11.

So at last we are married! Our troth had been plighted

Not by moonbeam nor starbeam, by fountain or grove, But in a front parlour most brilliantly lighted, Beneath the gas fixtures, we whispered our love.

W. A. Butler.

She's notable enough ; and as for temper-
The best good-humoured girl.

Robert Southey.
January 12.

The joys of love, if they should ever last

Without affliction or disquietness
That worldly chances do amongst them cast,
Would be on earth too great a blessedness.


(The Faerie Queene), She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them.



January 11.

January 12.

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