A woman may be a great assistance to her husband in business by wearing a cheerful smile constantly upon her countenance. A man’s perplexities and gloominess are increased a hundredfold when his better-half moves about with a continual scowl upon her brow. A pleasant, cheerful wife is a rainbow set in the sky, when her husband’s mind is tossed with storms and tempests; but a dissatisfied and fretful wife, in the hour of trouble, is like one of those fiends appointed to torture lost spirits….
…according to the Sheffield Independent Newspaper from 18 Nov 1837.
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