• Ah, wasteful woman, she who may
    On her sweet self set her own price,
    Knowing man cannot choose but pay,
    How has she cheapened paradise;
    How given for nought her priceless gift,
    How spoiled the bread and spilled the wine,
    Which, spent with due respective thrift,
    Had made brutes men and men divine.

    Coventry Patmore (1906). “Poems: The angel in the house. The victories of love”