Wander and Scoterlope Abroad

“For men see that [many] wives which are fond of their husbands, [do nevertheless] disobey them in all matters, so as they blear out their tongues at them, & their husbands are no more obeyed in their own houses, then the furthest stranger whom they know not. Again, divers times they fall out into such rages as is a pity to see, and their husbands can get no service at their hands. For they run gadding from place to place, & leave their children & household alone. Whereas they should tarry at home with their husbands in good unity, they wander and scoterlope abroad I cannot tell whither. We see then how it is not without cause, that Saint Paul speaketh in this wise of the love of wives towards their husbands” (John Calvin).

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