Home And Where It Is
(An Indiana judge has recently ruled: As to the right of the
husband to decide the location of the home that “home is
where the husband is.”)

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Alice Duer Miller
What Governments Say To Women
(The law compels a married woman to take the nationality of
her husband.)

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Alice Duer Miller
My Wifeâ??s Second Husband
THE WORLD goes round, old fellow,
And still Iâ??m in the swim,
While my wifeâ??s second husband
Is growing old and grim.
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Henry Lawson
A Woman At Her Husband's Grave
Peace to his ashes!
I cannot for the soul of me
Sorrowing bow,
Tho I search through the heart of me
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Joseph Seamon Cotter
The Ideal Candidates
(A by-law of the New York Board of Education says: “No married woman
shall be appointed to any teaching or supervising position in the New
York public schools unless her husband is mentally or physically
incapacitated to earn a living or has deserted her for a period of not
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Alice Duer Miller
The Disgrace Of Poverty
The lady what comes up to our house t' wash
Is awfully poor, an' she's got
Three babies t' care for, an' that's why she works,
An' that's why she worries a lot.
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Edgar Albert Guest
Modern Love Xxv: You Like Not That French Novel
You like not that French novel? Tell me why.
You think it quite unnatural. Let us see.
The actors are, it seems, the usual three:
Husband, and wife, and lover. She--but fie!
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George Meredith
HUSBAND and wife for fourteen years!
And just like children now,
As fond of one another as
The day they took their vow.
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Edgar Albert Guest
At Bay

Reach out your arms, and hold me close and fast.
Tell me there are no memories of your past
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Ollie McGee
Have you seen walking through the village
A Man with downcast eyes and haggard face?
That is my husband who, by secret cruelty
Never to be told, robbed me of my youth and my beauty;
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Edgar Lee Masters
Mrs. George Reece
To this generation I would say:
Memorize some bit of verse of truth or beauty.
It may serve a turn in your life.
My husband had nothing to do
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Edgar Lee Masters
Song. Translated From The Italian
Oh! what is the gain of restless care,
And what is ambitious treasure?
And what are the joys that the modish share,
In their sickly haunts of pleasure?
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Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Jungle Husband
Dearest Evelyn, I often think of you
Out with the guns in the jungle stew
Yesterday I hittapotamus
I put the measurements down for you but they got lost in the fuss
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Stevie Smith
A Baby In The House
I knew that a baby was hid in that house,
Though I saw no cradle and heard no cry;
But the husband was tip-toeing 'round like a mouse,
And the good wife was humming a soft lullaby;
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox
She Leaps
She leaps into the alien heart
of the passerby, the drunk,
the girl who spouts Freudian talk
over Szechuan food.
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Erica Jong
Mrs. Merritt
Silent before the jury,
Returning no word to the judge when he asked me
If I had aught to say against the sentence,
Only shaking my head.
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Edgar Lee Masters
To A Husband
This is to the crown and blessing of my life,
The much loved husband of a happy wife;
To him whose constant passion found the art
To win a stubborn and ungrateful heart,
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Anne Kingsmill Finch
My husband is idle, is dumb and spends money.
He either stands still at the window or runs about town like a bunny.

He stares and he stares, at a tram, at the sky.
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Julian Tuwim
Er Logotenente (The Lieutenant)
Come intese a ciarlà der cavalletto,
Presto io curze dar zor Logotenente:
"Mi' marito... Eccellenza... è un poveretto
Pe carità... Ché nun ha ffatto gnente".
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Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli
According to Culture Shock:
A Guide to Customs and Etiquette
of Filipinos, when my husband says yes,
he could also mean one of the following:
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Denise Duhamel

New Poems