a young man married is a young man marred

1589 G. PUTTENHAM Art of English Poesy III. xix. 173 The maide that soone married is, soone marred is.

1602 SHAKESPEARE All’s Well that ends Well II. iii. 291 A young man married is a man that’s marr’d.

1961 R. KIRK Old House of Fear i. Don’t forget this, though, Duncan—‘You can grave it on his tombstone, you can cut it on his card: A young man married is a young man marred.’


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