“‘But bed-time above all was their misfortune; That was the place to scold them and importune And baulk their fun. I never would abide In bed with them if hands began to slide Till they had promised ransom, paid a fee: And then I let them do their nicety” (269).
“‘Now to my purpose as I told you; look, Here’s how I got a beating for a book” (277)
“‘He was a reveller, was number four; That is to say he kept a paramour. Young, strong and stubborn, I was full of rage And jolly as a magpie in a cage. Play me the harp and I would dance and sing, Believe me, like a nightingale in spring, If I had had a draught of sweetened wine” (270).
“Those husbands that I had, Three of them were good and two were bad. The three that I call “good” were rich and old” (263).
¨A worthy women from beside Bath city was with us, somewhat deaf, which was a pity"(445-456).
The importance of a healthy relationship is the understanding for telling the story