All's Well That Ends Well
How we cite our quotes:
If thou be'st yet a fresh uncroppéd flower,
Choose thou thy husband, and I'll pay thy dower;
For I can guess that by thy honest aid
Thou keep'st a wife herself, thyself a maid.
Of that and all the progress, more or less,
Resolvedly more leisure shall express:
All yet seems well; and if it end so meet,
The bitter past, more welcome is the sweet. (5.3.43)
Here, the king of France lets young Diana choose any husband she wants and offers to provide her dowry (money that a bride brings to her husband when they get hitched). Is it just us, or did we just see how things didn't go so well the last time the king let a young woman choose a husband?