Lacy Danes


Sep 25
2007
I Had Always Wondered Where…

I had always wondered where this quote came from…

Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.

William Congreve, in The mourning bride, 1697:

As you’ll answer it, take heed

This Slave commit no Violence upon Himself.

I’ve been deceiv’d.

The Publick SafetyRequires he should be more confin’d;

and none,No not the Princes self, permitted toConfer with him.

I’ll quit you to the King.

Vile and ingrate! too late thou shalt repent

The base Injustice thou hast done my Love:

Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past Distress,

And all those Ills which thou so long hast mourn’d;

Heav’n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn’d,

Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn’d.

Interesting to read the entire passage and not just the bit that we all know. I actually like the last two lines, not simply the last.

Heaven has no Rage like a love turned to hatred…. Nor Hell a fury like a woman scorned.

Feels like a good story is brewing… wink.
Hugs and Kisses,

Lacy.

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