A real husband always is suspicious


A real hus­band always is suspicious,
But still no less sus­pects in the wrong place,
Jeal­ous of some­one who had no such wishes,
Or pan­der­ing blind­ly to his own disgrace
By har­bour­ing some dear friend extreme­ly vicious.
The last indeed’s infal­li­bly the case,
And when the spouse and friend are gone off wholly,
He won­ders at their vice, and not his folly.

Image and audio extract © Peter Gal­lagher, 2012

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