Marriage & Love

Marriage & Love : Instructions for Females on Courtship and Matrimony, with Tips to Discourage Sexual Advances from Husbands

By (author) Ruth Smythers

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The more red-faced and bearded or impulsive a man, the more dark, calm, cool and quiet should his wife be; and vice versa. Those very fleshy should not marry those equally so, but those spare and slim. A spare man is much better adapted to a fleshy woman than a round-favored man. Two very beautiful persons rarely do or should marry; nor two extra homely. Learn all this and much, much more in Marriage and Love, a gem of Victorian wisdom on courtship and marriage, immoral conduct, and what to look for in a spouse. The ideal funny gift book for newlyweds or brides-to-be, it includes a potpourri of advice on such matters as wooing and courting; determining the character of a potential mate by hair color, eye color, nose type, laugh, and height; tips on encouraging-and avoiding-sex with your husband; how to dress up, spruce up, and be on the alert; and, of course, the acceptable length and frequency of unavoidable sexual encounters. Includes essential advice on: *Wooing and courting*Determining the character of a potential mate by hair color, eye color, nose type, laugh, and height*Tips on avoiding sex with your husband*The evils of novels and the theater*The dangers of over-corseting** HowHow to dress up, spruce up, and be on the alert. ("Don't wait too long to get one much more perfect than you are; but settle on some one soon."} * Appropriate night-wear for the wedded couple* The acceptable length and frequency of unavoidable sexual encounters

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  • Hardback | 104 pages
  • 111.76 x 180.34 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • 20 Jan 2011
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • Globe Pequot Press
  • Old Saybrook
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
  • 0762763906
  • 9780762763900
  • 430,937

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Ruth Smythers was Beloved wife of The Reverend L.D. Smythers, Pastor of the Arcadian Methodist Church of the Eastern Regional Conference, and her book, Instruction and Advice for the Young Bride (On the Conduct and Procedure Of the Intimate and Personal relationships Of the Marriage State For the Greater Spiritual Sanctity Of this Blessed Sacrament And the Glory of God), were published in the year of our Lord 1894by Spiritual Guidance Press, New York City.

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Real advice on courting, marriage, sex, and morality that has turned seriously funny with ageJust as she should be ever alert to keep the quantity of sex as low as possible, the wise bride will pay equal attention to limiting the kind and degree of sexual contacts.Learn all this and so much more in Marriage & Love, a gem of Victorian advice on courtship and marriage, immoral conduct, and what to look for in a spouse. Here is a potpourri of counsel on such matters as wooing and courting; determining the character of a potential mate by hair color, eye color, nose type, laugh, and height; how to dress up, spruce up, and be on the alert; and encouraging and avoiding sex with your husband."

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