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.

§. 62. Of husbands repaying vnkindnesse for loue.

Contrary, is their disposition, who hauing louing and duti∣full wiues, are notwithstanding nothing moued to loue them againe: but are as vnkinde and churlish as if they had the most eeuish, and peruerse wiues that could be. But what shall we say of such as loue their wiues the lesse, yea and hate them for their forwardnesse to loue, and (in testimony of true loue) to performe all good dutie? What, but that they are very deuils ncarnate? For it is the deuils property to ouercome good with cuill. These make the doctrine of a wiues subiection to seeme harsh, and a carefull performance thereof, an heauy burden. Neuer shall they partake of Christs loue, that in their place ew themselues so vnlike to Christ.