Limerick about Edmund Halley
From the public, his discovery brought cheers.
From his wife, it drew nothing but torrents of tears.
“For you see,” said Ms. Halley,
“He used to come daily;
Now he comes once every 70 years!”
A learned woman is thought to be a comet, that bodes mischief whenever it appears.
They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
~ Oliver Goldsmith