The Discussion; Or, the Character, Education, Prerogatives, and Moral Influence of Woman

The Discussion; Or, the Character, Education, Prerogatives, and Moral Influence of Woman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...providences of God, who will reward him in a. future world, with crowns of glory and royal diadems and robes of purple, and an eternity of idleness--things of little use where there is neither hunger, nor thirst, nor cold, nor toil, nor quadrilles, nor prerogative and power. In the United States of North America, the people do observe, inquire, and think. For instance: they observe what everybody does and says that don't concern them; they inquire who everybody is, and everything about him, which any other people would be too proud to ask and ashamed of desiring to know; they think the most silly and preposterous things to be law and gospel on subjects where they are quite uninformed, and urge what they think with an offensive and troublesome impertinence. It is a serious mistake to degrade observation and inquiry by confounding them with the conceit of forward men. They are sober habits of intelligence and sound sense, and belong to superior minds, either properly trained and disciplined, or naturally constituted for quick perception, accurate discriminations, and for the love and sanctity of reason and intelligence. And will any one pretend that these are properties of the mass of men--that monster whom nothing but bribes and terror can restrain from rapine, sacrilege and blood? Lady G. Doctor Dudley, do you forget you are replying to the innocent and amiable mistake of the best and most sensible woman in the kingdom? She judges of other men by those it has been her good fortune to associate with--and therefore perhaps too favorably. Dr. D. I beg Mrs. Dudley's pardon for any accidental appearance of severity, or of disrespect for her opinions by which I do often profit. It is the prevalence and danger of the doctrine--not her amiable...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236527658
  • 9781236527653