Contrast! Friend, counsellor, companion, wife.
Cherished for Love, in this, and after, life :
Reflective, prudent, wise, and sweetly kind :
A generous heart, a liberal hand and mind :
Giving a ready help to each who needs :
Though to her "household" first, as wise and just;
Yielding with grace, and not because she must :
While she, of greater troubles, takes her share,
She treats the lesser as the garden weeds.
To be removed, and yet with gentle care.
That flowers as well are not uprooted there.
Thus Love endures through all a chequered life,
In calm, in sunshine, or when tempest-tost :
The husband found, a lover is not lost.
The sweetheart still remains — a sweetheart wife
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