It is late in the age of the south wind. You are the wife of a prosperous merchant. When you and he were young the two of you had little; hard work, keen wit, and good fortune has brought prosperity.
Men with his standing often take a second wife; you and he discuss the matter. He relies on your judgement and will follow the course you suggest. If he is to take a second wife it will fall on you to make the selection and arrangements.
You could select for him a wife who is a good mistress of the household; this would relieve you of many duties. You could select for him a wife who is young and pretty. Or you could decide that one wife is enough for him. What will you do.