How much the wife is dearer than the bride.
An Irregular Ode; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
What is your sex's earliest, latest care, Your heart's supreme ambition? To be fair.Lyttelton, George, 1st Baron
None without hope e'er lov'd the brightest fair,But love can hope where reason would despair.Lyttelton, George, 1st Baron
Where none admire, 't is useless to excel;Where none are beaux, 't is vain to be a belle.Lyttelton, George, 1st Baron
The lover in the husband may be lost.Lyttelton, George, 1st Baron