Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.…
Mrs. Henry Clay, the wife of the celebrated American statesman, during her husband's long and frequent absences from home at the seat of government, used to take the reins into her own hands at the farm. She made a practical study of agriculture, oversaw the overseer, and became an oracle among the farmers of the neighbourhood. Preparatory to Mr. Clay's departure from home, she invariably received from him a handsome cheque, which she as regularly restored to him upon his return, with the laconic remark that she found no use for it!
(J. B. F. Tinling.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.