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Abstemius's Fables (Sir Roger L'Estrange)

348. (Abstemius 97) A Woman that brought a Fire into the House.

The Question was put to an honest Man newly marry'd, What might be the Meaning of his New Bride's bringing a Torch out of her Father's House into her Husband's? Why this, says he; I have eas'd my Father-in-law of a Fire-brand, to set my own House in a Flame.
A Contentious Woman puts all into a Flame, wherever she comes.


Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists: Abstemius's Fables by Sir Roger L'Estrange. Available online at Google Books.