...Of a Woman’s Will? (15 of 15)
Detail of a floral arrangement for my wife from her daddy the day before Julianna Grace was born.
As it sat on the table under a bright overhead light I ket admiring the colors and highlights until, suddenly, I realized I had a great subject to explore
Where is the man who has the power and skill
To stem the torrent of a woman’s will?
For if she will, she will, you may depend on ’t;
And if she won’t, she won’t; so there ’s an end on ’t.
— From the pillar erected on the mount in the Dane John Field, Canterbury (The Examiner, May 31, 1829)
First, then, a woman will or won’t, depend on ’t;
If she will do ’t, she will; and there ’s an end on ’t.
But if she won’t, since safe and sound your trust is,
Fear is affront, and jealousy injustice.
— Aaron Hill (Zara. Epilogue)
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