from A Ditty of Women's Horns
Clerkes record, by great authority,|
Horns were given to beasts for defence;
A thing contrary to feminity,
To be made sturdy of resistance.
But arch wives, eager in their violence,
Fierce as tigers for to make affray,
They have despite, and act against conscience.
List not to pride, then horns cast away.
Traill, H. D. Social England. 4th Ed, vol II.
London: Cassell & Company, Ltd., 1902. 418.
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