“It is better to live in a corner of the housetop
Than in a house shared with a contentious wife.
Like cold water to a thirsty soul,
So is good news from a far country.”
This is exactly the same word for word as found in Proverbs, chapter 21. The anti-feminine motif of this work warns that is better to live in the corner of a housetop than share a house with a contentious woman. However, there is some refreshing good news from a far country that is like cold water to a thirsty soul.