RULES FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE

ID: 25753
275.00
On chusing good husbands and wives.

ANDERSON, Edward,, On chusing good husbands and wives. Newcastle: printed for Edw. Anderson, the author, by J. Marshall. n.d. [ca. 1825-30].

broadside (47.5 x 20 cms.), printed in double columns, the sheet neatly cut into two, printed surface not affected, one marginal tear with loss of blank margin, unbound as issued. A very good copy.

A delightful and really quite long poem (about 228 lines) describing the pitfalls and delights of marriage. 'Ye single men, I charge you, on your lives, Be very careful how you chuse your wives; Whoe'er you take for better or for worse, Will either prove a blessing or a curse, And you must ask her, when a wife you've got, If you shall prosper in the world or not. .....'. Edward Anderson, the author, is almost certainly Edward Anderson, for many years master of the Jemima> in the Lisbon trade, who had published his epic poem The Sailor> in several editions from 1792 (11th ed. Hull 1825).