Of domesticall duties eight treatises. I. An exposition of that part of Scripture out of which domesticall duties are raised. ... VIII. Duties of masters. By William Gouge.
Gouge, William, 1578-1653.

Obiect. That point of a womans subiection in performing her vow, is a particular ruled case: but not this of disposing goods.

Answ. The Scripture by particular Lawes and examples teacheth directions for other cases like to them: and argu∣ments drawne by iust and necessarie consequence, are counted as sound as expresse testimonies. Whereas it is said, that this particular in question is not expresly decided, I take the reason thereof to be this, that in former times they so well marked the extent of the generall law of a wiues subiection, as they made no question of doing this or other like things without their husbands consent. Neither did good wiues take that libertie, neither had they any patrons of such libertie.