To see the women expressing their liberal forgetfulness of my wifely
misfortunes, and the men their amiable anxiety to encourage her husband; to hear the same set phrases repeated in every room--'So charmed to make your acquaintance, Mrs.
So Tarzan scolds them both and threatens Gunto with a taste of the death-bearing slivers if he abuses Tana further, and Tana, for her part, is compelled to promise better attention to her wifely
He found at home the ease of his body and the peace of his conscience, together with Mrs Verloc's wifely
attentions and Mrs Verloc's mother's deferential regard.
There was no use in trying to emancipate a wife who had not the dimmest notion that she was not free; and he had long since discovered that May's only use of the liberty she supposed herself to possess would be to lay it on the altar of her wifely
To a man under such circumstances, taking a wife is something more than a question of adornment, however highly he may rate this; and Lydgate was disposed to give it the first place among wifely
Being a domestic man, John decidedly missed the wifely
attentions he had been accustomed to receive, but as he adored his babies, he cheerfully relinquished his comfort for a time, supposing with masculine ignorance that peace would soon be restored.
For, as you may imagine, the wifely
penetration was not to be deceived for any great length of time--the more so that the wife was older than the husband.
But that which was worth all the rest, she bred them up very religiously, being herself a very sober, pious woman, very house- wifely
and clean, and very mannerly, and with good behaviour.
Metronomic in her wifely
duties (from making sandwiches to conjugal sex), she also daily visits her grumpy, crippled sister-in-law (Heidemarie Rohweder) and plays organ in her husband's church.
What she needs, she thinks, is a wife, to do all the wifely
things, like the cleaning.
Now, if only hismissus, Katherine of Aragon, had done her wifely
duty and given him the son he wanted, none of that breaking with Rome, beheading of wives and virtual civil war would have been necessary.
Noor must endure her husband's obnoxious sexual rituals as part of her expected wifely