A Bridal Gift, by the Editor of 'a Parting Gift to a Christian Friend'

A Bridal Gift, by the Editor of 'a Parting Gift to a Christian Friend'

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... the cares and comforts of thine. It will be confessed that there are some differences between the male and female character, but the very differences 92 render them the more mutually eligible as companions. The defective qualities of each are provided for in the attributes of the other. Both excel, but they excel in their own way. He is more characterised by thought, she by sympathy; but these properties demand and aid each other. The eagerness, the sensitiveness, the delicacy, the genius of the woman would unnerve the man; and the courage, the inflexibility, the severeness of the man would unsex the woman. Nothing can be more absurd than to oppose their respective claims--nothing more injurious than to separate them. Let the peculiar properties and places be retained, and all will be found adaptation and order. Let them be associated, and all will be found harmony and completeness. In a Devonshire lane, as I trotted along T other day, much in want of a subject for song, Thinks I to myself, perhaps inspired by the rain, Sure marriage is much like a Devonshire lane!.......%!./'...".;......, ...'..?..'1 in the first place, 't is long; and when once you are in it, It holds you as fast as a cage holds a linnet; For howe'er rough and dirty the road may be found, Drive forward you must, for there's no turning round! But though 't is so long, it is not very wide, For two are the most that together can ride; And e'en then 't is a chance but they get in a pother, And jostle and cross, and ran foul of each other! For Poverty greets them with mendicant looks, And Care pushes by them with o'er-laden crooks, And Strife's jarring wheels strive between them to pass, And Stubbornness blocks up the way on her ass....."..show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698028X
  • 9781236980281