I have a wyf, the worste that may be;
For thogh the feend to hire ycoupled were,
She wolde hym overmacche, I dar wel swere.
– Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales, The Merchant’s Prologue. The Merchant is utterly disillusioned by marriage. He complains about his horrible demonic wife, who would outmatch the devil if he were married to her.