If beating can reform a wife It might reform a husband too, Since such are the effects of strife — My sisters, I advise that you

Should try it, not with fists — Oh, no! For that would seem like some weak joker; In husband-curing let each blow Be given with the kitchen poker!

And it concludes:

When thus bad husbands cure bad wives, And wives cure brutes to whom they’re mated, Soon will the plagues of many lives Be safely buried, or cremated.

[–] Laurel 2 points Edited

Bit O/T, but I enjoyed Are Women People? A Book of Rhymes for Suffrage Time (1864) by Alice Duer Miller, which is free on Amazon Kindle.