Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hell Hath No Fairy Like a Woman Scorned


William Congreve, in The mourning bride, 1697:

As you'll answer it, take heed
This Slave commit no Violence upon
Himself. I've been deceiv'd. The Publick Safety
Requires he should be more confin'd; and none,
No not the Princes self, permitted to
Confer with him. I'll quit you to the King.
Vile and ingrate! too late thou shalt repent
The base Injustice thou hast done my Love:
Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past Distress,
And all those Ills which thou so long hast mourn'd;
Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,
Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.


quorthon said...

Especially if that woman is Brittney. I shudder to think what would become of me if I were to be so foolish as to cheat on her. Of course with groupies such as Enditall and Flesh Eating Xantha, the temptation is nil.

Ariel the Thief said...

True words, a person hurt in her/his vanity can be a serious enemy to devil himself.

That fairy looks peaceful so far. :)