Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 90.

The Husband's Complaint



Extract, Drollery, Poetry

Publications extracted:

London Magazine


Gender, Physics, Chemistry, Domestic Economy, Mathematics, Physical Geography, Astronomy, Collecting, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Palaeontology, Light, Electricity, Anatomy, Geology, Piety, Sex, Botany, Zoology, Phrenology, Colleges, Education, Nomenclature

    The narrator is 'utterly sick of this hateful alliance / Which the ladies have form'd with impractical Science!'. The poem details the many derelictions of domestic duty resulting from the scientific interests of women. Each failing relates to the scientific subject under study, as, for example, 'They put out their washing to learn hydrostatics'.

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