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Who wooed in haste, and means to wed at leisure

Origin

Portrait of William ShakespeareFrom Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, 1596:

KATHARINA:
No shame but mine: I must, forsooth, be forced
To give my hand opposed against my heart
Unto a mad-brain rudesby full of spleen;
Who woo'd in haste and means to wed at leisure.

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See also: Marry in haste, repent at leisure.