Advice to Young Men, and (Incidentally) to Young Women, in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life; In a Series of Letters, Addressed to a Youth, a Bachelor, a Lover, a Husband, a Father, a Citizen or a Subject Volume 285,

Advice to Young Men, and (Incidentally) to Young Women, in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life; In a Series of Letters, Addressed to a Youth, a Bachelor, a Lover, a Husband, a Father, a Citizen or a Subject Volume 285,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ... with neighbours and servants and every thing necessary about her. Yet, so great is the power of the mind in such cases, she, though the circumstances proved uncommonly perilous, and were attended with the loss of the child, bore her sufferings with the greatest composure, because, at any minute she could send a message to, and hear from, me. If she had gone to Botley, leaving me in that state of anxiety in which she saw-me, I am satisfied that she would have 'died; and that event taking place at such ' a-distance from me, how was'I to contemplate her corpse, surrounded by her distracted children, and to have escaped death, or madness, myself? If such was not the eflect of this merciless act-of the government l'.(1W3.rdS me, that amiable body may be well assured that l have taken and recorded the will for the deed, and that as such it will live in my memory as long as that memory shall last.-170. I make no apology for this account of my own conduct, because example is better than precept, and because I believe that my example may have weight with many thousands, as it ' has had in respect to early rising, abstinence, sobriety, industry, and mercy towards_ the poor. It is not, then, dangling about after a-wife; it is not the loading her with baubles. and trinkets; it is not the jaunting of her about from show to show, and from what is called pleasure to pleasure.-It is none of these that endears you to her: it is the adherence to that part of the promise you have made her: " With my body I thee warshepf' that is to say, respectand honour by personal attention and acts of affection. And remember, that the greatest possible proof that you can give'of real and solid. affection is to give her your time, when not...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236936256
  • 9781236936257