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.

§. 53. Of an husbands nigardlynesse to his wife.

Contrary is an husbands nigardly dealing with his wife: when the allowance she hath is both farre vnder his estate, and also so giuen her by little and little, as if she were a childe. Many husbands make their wiues drudge at home, fare hardly, and goe meanly; who are themselues braue in apparrell, fro∣licke in their feasting abroad, and so exceed their wiues as they are ashamed to be seene in company with them. They who marry their maids, or others of meaner ranke then themselues, oft so deale with them: esteeming them but as seruants and meane persons though they be their wiues. But it hath beene * before shewed, that wiues by marriage are aduanced to their Page  403 husbands dignity, how meane soeuer they were before.