- Certainly you can't be wrong, I mean Laura can't be wrong, and in fact no woman can ever be declared wrong. The Spanish and novelist and dramatist, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra [1547-1616], in 'Don Quixote', had clearly said : BETWEEN A WOMAN'S YES AND NO---THERE IS NOT ROOM FOR A PIN TO GO. Not only this, William Shakespeare in his play, 'Henry VIII' had written : TWO WOMEN PLACED TOGETHER MAKE COLD WEATHER. But an unknown poet in his poetry, 'Woman and Woman' had written long ago : TWO WOMEN IN ONE HOUSE---TWO CATS AND ONE MOUSE---TWO DOGS AND ONE BONE---MAY NEVER ACCORD IN ONE. The English poet, Alexander Pope [1688-1744], in his treatise 'Thoughts on Various Subjects' had said : NO WOMAN EVER HATES A MAN FOR BEING IN LOVE WITH HER---BUT MANY A WOMAN HATES A MAN FOR BEING A FRIEND TO HER. The English economist and journalist, Walter Bagehot [ 1826 – 1877 ], in his publication, ‘Biographical Studies’ ( Page 314 ) had written : MEN WHO DO NOT MAKE ADVANCES TO WOMEN ARE APT TO BECOME VICTIMS TO WOMEN WHO MAKE ADVANCES TO THEM. The 17TH century English satirist, Samuel Butler, had given his opinion about all types of women as : WOMEN, YOU KNOW DO SELDOM FAIL---TO MAKE THE STOUTEST MEN TURN TAIL. The 18th century Irish dramatist, Isac Bickerstaffe [ 1735 – 1812 ] was also deeply influenced by the power of every woman, by saying : LET MEN SAY WHATEVER THEY WILL---WOMAN, WOMAN, RULES THEM STILL. But I am sorry to say that the Dutch scholar, Gerard Didier Erasmus [1465-1536], in the book 'Colloquies' had declared : A WISE WOMAN IS TWICE AS FOOL. But different from all the above noted views, an English physician and compiler of 17th century, Thomas Fuller [ 1654 – 1734 ], disregarding the theory of ‘love for a woman' had put forward the following cruel formula to tame the women of all kinds : A WOMAN, A DOG, AND A WALNUT TREE---THE MORE YOU BEAT THEM THE BETTER THEY BE. But I personally do not agree with Thomas Fuller's formula. I, in fact, I agree with the statement of the English novelist and poet, George Meredith [1828-1909] who had said : A WITTY WOMAN IS A TREASURE ; A WITTY BEAUTY IS A POWER. Laura has got both the properties.
(Posted on September 17, 2007, 9:46 am G. S. JOHAR)