Mary’s Weddingby Gilbert Cannan
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MRS. A. ‘Tis the bees as is t’ wise people to work away in t’ dark when t’ sun is hidden, and to work away in t’ sun when ’tis bright and light. ‘Tis the bees as is t’ wise people that takes their men an’ kills ’em for the ‘arm that they may do, and it’s us that’s the foolish ones to make soft the way of our men an’ let them strut before us and lie; and ’tis us that’s the foolish ones ever to give a thought to their needs that give never a one to ours.
MARY. ‘Tis us that’s t’ glorious ones to ‘elp them that is so weak, and ’tis us that’s the brave and the kind ones to let them ‘ave the ‘ole world to play with when they will give never a thought to us that gives it t’ ’em.
MRS. A. My pretty, my pretty, there’s never a one of us can ‘elp a man that thinks ‘isself a man an’ strong, poor fool, an’ there’s never a one of us can ‘elp a man that’s got a curse on ‘im and is rotten through to t’ bone, an’ not one day can you be a ‘elp to such a man as this….
MARY. There’s not one day that I will not try, and not one day that I will not fight to win ‘im back….
MRS. A. The life of a woman is a sorrowful thing….
MARY. For all its sorrow, ’tis a greater thing than t’ life of a man … an’ so I’ll live it….
MRS. A. Now you’re strong and you’re young.–‘Ope’s with ye still and life all before ye–and so I thought when my day came, and so I did. There was a day and ‘alf a day of peace and content, and there was long, long years of thinking on the peace and content that are gone….
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