'Duet: Mr. and Mrs. Lovetown'


From Is She His Wife? Or, Something Singular! (Lord Chamberlain’s Copy, 27 February 1837).


Dickens, Charles


Lord Chamberlain’s Copy, British Library.
'Duet: Mr. and Mrs. Lovetown.' Is She His Wife? Or, Something Singular! The Letters of Charles Dickens. The Pilgrim Edition. Edited by Madeline House and Graham Storey. Volume 1 (1820-1839), pp. 698-699. Oxford University Press, 1965.



Bibliographic Citation

Dickens, Charles. 'Duet: Mr. and Mrs. Lovetown.' Is She His Wife? Or, Something Singular! (27 February 1837). Dickens Search. Eds. Emily Bell and Lydia Craig. Accessed [date]. https://dickenssearch.com/verse/1837-02-27_Is_She_His_Wife_Or_Something_Singular_Duet_Mr_And_Mrs_Lovetown.


A married life,
Is not all joy;
But noise & strife,
Its charms alloy.
Tho’ to please we do our best:
Misery’ll our life infest –
Nought is right we e’re can do,
But all is wrong – & all is rue!

Sometimes darling,
Oft times snarling
Now then pleasing
Then there teasing
Nought but care – and nought but strife
Oh, who would sigh for a married life.



Dickens, Charles, “'Duet: Mr. and Mrs. Lovetown',” Dickens Search, accessed May 26, 2024, https://dickenssearch.com/verse/1837-02-27_Is_She_His_Wife_Or_Something_Singular_Duet_Mr_And_Mrs_Lovetown.