Thare aint no resipee for a perfekt wife, enny more than there iz for a perfekt husband. There iz just az menny good wifes az thare iz good husbands, and i never knew two people, married or single, who were determined tew make themselfs agreeable to each other, but what they suckceeded.
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Source Notes: "How to Pick Out a Wife," The Complete Works of John Billings (1899).
Humorist and lecturer Josh Billings
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