The Ladies' vase, or, Polite manual for young ladies: original and selected

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H.S. Parsons, 1849 - Etiquette for women - 139 pages
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Page 102 - But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. 34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
Page 130 - There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.
Page 29 - Yet scorn thou not for this, the true And steadfast love of years ; The kindly, that from childhood grew, The faithful to thy tears ! If there be one that o'er the dead Hath in thy grief borne part, And watch'd through sickness by thy bed, — Call his a kindred heart...
Page 100 - Whom have I in heaven but thee ? and there is none on earth that I desire besides thee ! My flesh and my heart faileth ; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Page 50 - Think not she dwelleth only In temples built for prayer, For Home itself is lonely Unless her smiles be there ; The devotee may falter, The bigot blindly roam, If worshipless her altar At Home ! dear Home...
Page 49 - There blend the ties that strengthen Our hearts in hours of grief, The silver links that lengthen Joy's visits when most brief.
Page 28 - OH ! ask not, hope thou not too much Of sympathy below ; Few are the hearts whence one same touch Bids the sweet fountains flow : Few — and by still conflicting powers Forbidden here to meet — Such ties would make this life of ours Too fair for aught so fleet.
Page 71 - I have a piano within myself," said a little girl, "and I can play on that, if I have no other." An excellent clergyman, possessing much know I* edge of human nature, instructed his large family of daughters in the theory and practice of music. They were all observed to be exceedingly amiable and happy. A friend inquired if there was any secret in his mode of education. He replied,
Page 104 - NOT for the summer's hour alone, When skies resplendent shine, And youth and pleasure fill the throne, Our hearts and hands we join ; 2 But for those stern and wintry days Of sorrow, pain, and fear, When Heaven's wise discipline doth make Our earthly journey drear...
Page 91 - Yet, if its excess be foolish, it is surely a mistake to attempt to suppress it altogether; for such attempt will either produce a dangerous revulsion, or, if successful, will spoil the character. One would rather, almost, that a woman were ever so romantic, than that she always thought, and felt, and spoke by rule; and should deem it preferable that her sensibility brought upon her occasional distress, than that she always calculated the degree of her feeling. Life has its romance, and to this it...

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