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The Wife of Bath a character in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, notable for her sexual appetites and outspoken tongue.

See also a blind man's wife needs no paint, Caesar's wife must be above suspicion, if you would be happy for a week take a wife, a wife in every port at port 1, my son's my son till he gets him a wife, he that will thrive must first ask his wife, all the world and his wife.

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