- my son is my son till he gets him a wife, but my daughter’s my daughter all the days of her life
1670 J. RAY English Proverbs 53 My son’s my son, till he hath got him a wife, But my daughter’s my daughter all days of her life.
1863 C. READE Hard Cash I. v. ‘Oh, mamma,’ said Julia warmly, ‘and do you think all the marriage in the world..can make me lukewarm to my..mother?.. It’s a son who is a son only till he gets him a wife: but your daughter’s your daughter, all-the-days-of her life.
1943 A. THIR-KELL Growing Up iii. She doesn’t hear from him for months at a time now of course and then it’s only a wire as often as not, but your son’s your son till he gets him a wife, as the saying is.
1981 Listener 27 Aug. 206 There’s a very old-fashioned sort of saying we have in the North which goes, ‘My son is my son till he finds him a wife, but my daughter is my daughter the rest of her life.’
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