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Too weak are laws and edicts vain

DMI number:
12211
First Line:
Too weak are laws and edicts vain
Last Line:
And saved her life but damned the law
Poem Genre / Form:
Narrative verse and Couplet
Themes:
Marriage[Adultery - Cuckoldry], The law[Unequal treatment of men and women], and Women / the female character[Sexual desire]
Related People
Author:
Matthew Prior
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Wright and Spears II: 794. 'Wrongly attributed to Prior'.
Author:
Thomas Brown
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Variant from 'A Tale from Bocas, or a Cure for Cuckoldom'. Brown (1715) I: 123-126.
Translated from:
Giovanni Boccaccio
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Related Poems
First Line:
Too weak are laws and edicts vain
Last Line:
She saved her self and damned the law
Relationship:
Variant Of
Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
Miscellanies, written by Jonathan Swift ... The Fourth Edition [T39486] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
pp.171-175
Poem Title:
The Edict of Prato: Or; Cuckoldom Defended. A Tale from Boccace.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed