Social and political morality

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Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1853 - Conduct of life - 204 pages
 

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Page 161 - You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the sea.
Page 187 - The darkest night that shrouds the sky Of beauty hath a share ; The blackest heart hath signs to tell That God still lingers there.
Page 92 - ... self-respect, and to have failed in her most essential duties ; and this also will cause her home to be less comfortable and less attractive. If she allows other engagements to interfere with those duties of regularity and order she owes to her husband and family, who may be compelled to be punctual to their work and meals at stated hours, she will also give cause for bickering and domestic discontent. If she treasures up the remembrance of hasty words and trifling neglects, and, instead of cheerful...
Page 90 - ... education. Under such circumstances, what is the husband's duty ? What are the means he should adopt, in order that his life's companion may be able to respond to his sentiments, to appreciate his intellectual pursuits, and to be qualified to become the instructor of his children ? May we not confidently state, that few young wives are so perversely blind to the advantages of knowledge, as not to be prepared to receive the information the husband of her affections is desirous to impart to her?
Page 87 - Barly career. We often hear the institution of marriage railed at and condemned by those who have failed to realize the domestic happiness they anticipated. But, if the disappointments of such persons were traced to their righful source, they would be found, for the most part, to lie in their own imprudent and neglectful conduct, rather than in the institution they condemn.
Page 81 - ... as well as those social laws the observance of which will best promote their own happiness, and that of the community of which they are members. This kind of knowledge will form a mental groundwork of strength and power; will cause the young to perceive the evil tendency of immoral desires ; and the heavy penalties vicious indulgences are sure to entail on themselves and their offspring.
Page 205 - Mr. Lovett's work is by far the best of any which we have ever seen professing to convey this knowledge. The clearness of the diction, and the sanitary lessons inculcated, adapt the book to be understood and read with advantage by all individuals of ordinary capacity and acquirements. The coloured plates with which Mr. Lovett's work is illustrated are faithful representations, and well executed, and, as we have already said, this volume leaves other popular treatises on human anatomy and physiology...
Page 83 - DUTIES AS DOMESTIC BEINGS. DUTIES OF BOTH SEXES BEFORE MARRIAGE. THE instituters of marriage having, doubtlessly, in view the order and welfare of society, the settled tranquility of the family circle, the proper training and instruction of the young, and the fostering of those feelings and sentiments which could alone spring from...
Page 90 - They may have both received the great blessing of a sound education ; and thus, with minds able to appreciate the advantages of knowledge, and with kindred tastes in its pursuit, may feel the greatest delight in exploring the wide field before them, and in imparting to each other their gathered stores of information.

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