The Young Bride at Home: Or, A Help to Connubial Happiness : with a Comparative View of the Sexes

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J. Loring, 1836 - Marriage - 252 pages

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Page 128 - Libyan cities goes. Fame, the great ill, from small beginnings grows — Swift from the first ; and every moment brings New vigour to her flights, new pinions to her wings. Soon grows the pigmy to gigantic size ; Her feet on earth, her forehead in the skies.
Page 225 - Because the Weather is not still the same, That it was yesterday : or blame the Year, Cause the Spring, Flowers ; and Autumn, Fruit does bear.
Page 111 - Men are but children of a larger growth; Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain; And yet the soul, shut up in her dark room, Viewing so clear abroad, at home sees nothing; But, like a mole in earth, busy and blind, Works all her folly up, and casts it outward To the world's open view...
Page 249 - they ought, therefore, to give the more earnest heed to the things which they have heard, lest at any time they shoulJ let them slip.
Page 164 - On what strange grounds we build our hopes and fears ! Man's life is all a mist ! and, in the dark, Our fortunes meet us.
Page 218 - Free and unquestion'd through the Wilds of Love ; While Woman, Sense and Nature's easy Fool, If poor, weak Woman swerve from Virtue's Rule, If strongly charm'd, she leave the thorny way, And in the softer Paths of Pleasure stray ; Ruin ensues, Reproach and endless Shame, And one false Step entirely damns her Fame. In vain with Tears the Loss she may deplore, In vain look back to what she was before, She sets, like Stars that fall, to rise no more.
Page 218 - Free and unquestioned through the wilds of love ; While woman, sense and nature's easy fool, If poor weak woman swerve from virtue's rule, If, strongly charmed, she leave the thorny way, And in the softer paths of pleasure stray, Ruin ensues, reproach and endless shame, And one false step entirely damns her fame : In vain with tears her loss she may deplore, In vain look back on what she was before ; She sets, like stars that fall, to rise no more.
Page 54 - Secure from all approaches but a wife. If thence we fly, the cause admits no doubt: None but an inmate foe could force us out. Clamours, our privacies uneasy make: Birds leave their nests disturbed, and beasts their haunts forsake.
Page 167 - Happiest men affright, And something still they'd spy that would destroy The past and Present Joy In whatsoever Character ; The Book of Fate is writ, 'Tis well we understand not it, We should grow Mad with little Learning there.

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