phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

The meaning and origin of the expression: Hell has no fury like a woman scorned

Home > Phrase Dictionary - Meanings and Origins > Hell has no fury like a woman scorned
Browse phrases beginning with:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T UV W XYZ - Full List


Hell has no fury like a woman scorned

more like this...
...other phrases about:

Meaning

Literal meaning.

Origin

William Congreve, in The Mourning Bride, 1697:

As you'll answer it, take heed
This Slave commit no Violence upon
Himself. I've been deceiv'd. The Publick Safety
Requires he should be more confin'd; and none,
No not the Princes self, permitted to
Confer with him. I'll quit you to the King.
Vile and ingrate! too late thou shalt repent
The base Injustice thou hast done my Love:
Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past Distress,
And all those Ills which thou so long hast mourn'd;
Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,
Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.

See also - music has charms to soothe the savage breast.