Monday, March 16, 2009

Now And Then

Opening paragraph from Philippa Gregory's The Other Queen:

"Every woman should marry to her own advantage since her husband will represent her, as viable as her front door, for the rest of her life. If she chooses a wastrel she will be avoided by all her neighbors as a poor woman, catch a duke and she will be Your Grace, and everyone will be her friend. She can be pious, she can be learned, she can be witty and wise and beautiful, but if she is married to a fool she will be "that poor Mrs. Fool" until the day he dies."

No thoughts related to this post, the statement just hit me in the face. Just substitute wastrel with drunkard/wife beater/loser and duke with celebrity/athlete/millionaire and there you have it.

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