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" Where is the man who has the power and skill To stem the torrent of a woman's will ? For if she will, she will, you may depend on't. And if she won't, she won't; so there's an end on't. "
Notes and Queries - Seite 300
1864
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Aristocracy, Or, Life in the City, Ausgabe 1

Joseph A. Nunes - 1848 - 256 Seiten
...we must let her hare her own way ; for , 130 131 'Where's the man who has the power, or •kill, Xo stem the torrent of a woman's will ? For if she will, she mill, you may depend on' i , And it she won't, she won't; and there's an end on't.' We will have to...
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The Family friend [ed. by R.K. Philp]., Band 5

Robert Kemp Philp
...Field, Canterbury ; but you have only quoted tha two last lines. The complete verse is as follows :— " Where is the man who has the power and skill To stem...woman's will ? For if she will, she will, you may depend on 't— And if she won't, she won't; so there's a* end on 't." Civility. 8. S.— We allow that it...
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1850
...quoted the following stanza, or something like it : — " The man's a fool who strives by force or skill *" To stem the torrent of a woman's will : For...you may depend on't, And if she won't, she won't, and there's an end on't." I have heard these lines confidently attributed to Shakspeare, Byron, &c.,...
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1850
...quoted the following stanza, or something like it : — " The man's a fool who strives by force or skill To stem the torrent of a woman's will : For...may depend on't, ^ ^ And if she won't, she won't, and there's an end on t. I have heard these lines confidently attributed to Shakspeare, Byron, &c....
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1876
...the pillar erected on the mount in the Dane John Field, Canterbury " (Examiner, May 31, 1829) :— " Where is the man who has the power and skill To stem...the torrent of a woman's will ? For if she will," &c. But the lines are altered from Aaron Hill's Epilogue to Zara. :—• " First, then, a woman will...
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Notes and Queries: A Medium of Intercommunication for Literary Men, General ...

1851
...pillar erected on the Mount in the Dane-John Field, formerly called the Dungeon Field, Canterbury: ' Where is the man who has the power and skill To stem the torrents of a woman's will ? For if she will, she will, you may depend on't, And if she won't, she...
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1852
...D' ALTON. 48. Summer Hill, Dublin. Lines on Woman's Will. — " That man's a fool who tries by art and skill, To stem the torrent of a woman's will,...you may depend on't, And if she won't, she won't, and there's an end on't." Can any of your correspondents inform me who ; is the author of the above...
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A Visit to Portugal and Madeira

Lady Emmeline Charlotte Elizabeth Stuart Wortley - 1854 - 483 Seiten
...ejaculated, — " A fool's the man " (or horse) " who strives, by force or skill, To curb the current of a woman's will : For if she will, she will, you may depend on't ; And if she won't, she won't, and there's an end on't." Horse and man, therefore, prepared to go over ; it was a tremendous scramble,...
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Salad for the social: by the author of 'Salad for the solitary'.

Frederick Saunders - 1856 - 358 Seiten
...madness to defer." * On a pillar erected on the Mount in the Dane John Field, Canterbury, are engraved the following lines : — "Where is the man who has...if she won't, she won't ; so there's an end on't." And Congreve, in his " Letters to Cobham," introduces a similar thought : "Defer not till to-morrow...
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Salad for the Social

1856
...jealousy injustice." * * On a pillar erected on the Mount in the Dane John Field, Canterbury, are engraved the following lines : — " Where is the man who has...if she won't, she won't; so there's an end on't." Young, in Ms " Nig fit Thoughts' has the well-known line — "Be wise to-day 5 'tis madness to defer."...
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