A sad commentary on the times: “I see now no difference between the dress of matrons and prostitutes.”
“Where is that happiness of married life, ever so desirable, which distinguished our earlier manners, and as the result of which for about 600 years there was not among us a single divorce? Now, women have every member of the body heavy laden with gold; wine-bibbing is so common among them, that the kiss is never offered with their will; and as for divorce, they long for it as though it were the natural consequence of marriage.”
Sound familiar? That’s the early Church Father, Tertullian, writing about Roman decadence in his Apology (I.vi)!