Do You Know Where the Popular Phrase Hell Hath No Fury Comes From?
Have you ever heard the phrase, 'Hell hath no fury like that of a woman scorned?' I'm not trying to tell you your business, but you should believe that.
It turns out that the phrase is a bastardization of a line from William Congreve's 1697 tragedy The Mourning Bride, but its meaning is clear: someone, usually a woman, who reacts angrily to something, namely her husband or lover being unfaithful.
The original quote is: Heav'n has no rage, like love to hatred turn'd, Nor hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd.
Just for fun, I'd like to add that The Mourning Bride has another popular, often misquoted line. The original line is, 'Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.' Yes, that's where we get the phrase that 'music calms the savage beast!' You learn something new every day!
If you don't believe me, check out this video by kei.arra aka Keiarra McCoy on TikTok. She's listed as being from Shreveport and she clearly doesn't play. Cheaters beware!