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A newly wed husband kissing his bride

A husband is a male spouse, or participant in a marriage.


  • But O ye lords of ladies intellectual,
    Inform us truly, have they not henpecked you all?
  • And truant husband should return, and say,
    "My dear, I was the first who came away."
  • Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
  • Let the husband render to his wife the affection owed her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
    • 1 Corinthians 7:3 (First Letter of Saint Paul to Corinthians, 7:3).
  • The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband. And in like manner the husband also hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
    • 1 Corinthians 7:4 (First Letter of Saint Paul to Corinthians, 7:4).
  • An obedient wife commands her husband.
  • God give me a rich husband, though he be an ass.
  • Conjugal government requires its treatises. A young woman setting out in life lacks a printed guide. Her cookery-book, however, may afford some useful hints till one be actually directed to the important subject just mentioned. Many well-known receipts are equally available for a batterie de cuisine or du cœur. Your roasted husband is subdued by the fire of fierce words and fiercer looks — your broiled husband, under the pepper and salt of taunt and innuendo — your stewed husband, under the constant application of petty vexations — your boiled husband dissolves under the watery influences — while your confectionized husband goes through a course of the blanc mange of flattery, or the preserves and sweets of caresses and smiles.
  • The wife, where danger or dishonour lurks,
    Safest and seemliest by her husband stays,
    Who guards her, or with her the worst endures.
  • And to thy husband's will
    Thine shall submit; he over thee shall rule.
  • With thee goes
    Thy husband, him to follow thou art bound;
    Where he abides, think there thy native soil.
  • Let the husband render to his wife the affection owed her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
  • Even so husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
  • The stoic husband was the glorious thing.
    The man had courage, was a sage, 'tis true,
    And lov'd his country.
  • Well, if our author in the wife offends
    He has a husband that will make amends;
    He draws him gentle, tender, and forgiving,
    And sure such kind good creatures may be living.
  • I will attend my husband, be his nurse,
    Diet his sickness, for it is my office.
  • That lord whose hand must take my plight shall carry
    Half my love with him, half my care and duty.

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