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Curtain Lecture

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The nagging of a wife after her husband is in bed. The lectures of Mrs. Caudle in Punch are first-rate caricatures of these “small cattle.”

“Besides what endless brawls by wives are bred,

The curtain lecture makes a mournful bed.”


Dryden.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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