And lovelier things have mercy shown To every failing but their own, And every woe a tear can claim Except an erring sister's shame.
I know so well what becomes of unmarried women who aren't prepared to occupy a position. I've seen such pitiful cases in the South barely tolerated spinsters living upon the grudging patronage of sister's husband or brother's wife! stuck away in some little mouse-trap of a room encouraged by one in-law to visit another little birdlike women without any nest eating the crust of humility all their life! Is that the future that we've mapped out for ourselves?tennessee williams
WEALTH. Any income that is at least $100 more a year than the income of one's wife's sister's husband.h. l. mencken
And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.
O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note, To drown me in thy sister's flood of tears.william shakespeare