A.B. Learn to Lye Warm, or an Apology for that Proverb Tis Good Sheltring Under an Old Hedge; Containing Reasons Wherefore a Young Man Should Marry an Old Woman, 1672
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B. (A.) Learn to Lye Warm, or an Apology for that Proverb Tis Good Sheltring Under an Old Hedge; Containing Reasons Wherefore a Young Man Should Marry an Old Woman, 1672
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Learn to Lye Warm, or an Apology for that Proverb Tis Good Sheltring Under an Old Hedge; Containing Reasons Wherefore a Young Man Should Marry an Old Woman, spotting and aging to title, blindstamp on 2 leaves, ink stamp on verso of title, bookplate of Henry Cutliffe, modern half morocco, rubbed [Wing B10], small 4to, H. Brugis, for W. Gilbert, 1672

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  • The anonymous author claims to be preparing to marry "an old woman... who compared to me may be termed something ancient [20 years older]", and argues in favour of such an arrangement, warning at length on "those venereal delights with which most young women... enveigle and pamper their willing husband". He adds that "for my part, I am so little indulgent to my owne pleasure, that I wish I may never enjoy the sweet society of a female bed fellow".
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