The ‘wolf’ is poverty. When a young couple marry without enough money to keep them in a manner to which they have become accustomed, this is called ‘love in a cottage’. The love lasts as long as the money, but not a day longer, so the proverbs says. So, you’d better First thrive and then wive.
Easy come, easy go
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If each would sweep before his own door, we should have a clean city
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