An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done.
Author: Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Profession: British Novelist
I am about to be married, and am of course in all the misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Profession: British Poet
Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most?
Author: John Gay (1688-1732)
Profession: British Playwright, Poet
No sooner met but they looked; no sooner looked but they loved; no sooner loved but they sighed; no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason; no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage, which they will climb incontinent, or else be incontinent before marriage.
Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor
Pardon me, you are not engaged to any one. When you do become engaged to some one, I, or your father, should his health permit him, will inform you of the fact. An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise, pleasant or unpleasant, as the case may be. It is hardly a matter that she could be allowed to arrange for herself.
Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)
Profession: British Author, Wit