The Human Trinity; Is the Home Passing?

The Human Trinity; Is the Home Passing?

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...prepared statutes cannot heal. God certainly did not mean that love's first thrill should be its death-throe. Love should not grow cold and vanish like a dream, while the fragrance of the orange blossom lingers and bridal vows yet tremble on unkissed lips. Love should mean more than a brilliant rainbow spanning the storm-swept arch of life, trembling for a moment through silvery mists of tears and then fading forever. But what generally happens in our day? Worldliness wars upon the sentiment of family, and I know of no strife more impassioned. By great means and small, by all sorts of new customs, requirements and pretensions, the spirit of the world breaks into the domestic sanctuary. What are this stranger's rights? its titles? Upon what does it rest its peremptory claims? This is what people too often neglect to inquire. They make a mistake. We treat the invader as very poor and simple people do a pompous visitor. For this incommoding guest of a day, they pillage their garden, bully their children and servants, and neglect their work. Such conduct is not only wrong--it is impolite. One should have the courage to remain what he is, in the face of all comers. The worldly spirit is full of impertinences. Here is a home which has formed characters of mark, and is forming them yet. The people, the furnishings, the customs are all in harmony. By marriage or through relations of business or pleasure, the worldly spirit enters. It finds everything out of date, awkward, too simple, lacking the modern touch. At first it restricts itself to criticism and light raillery. But this is the dangerous moment. Look out for yourself; here is the enemy! If you so much as listen to his reasonings, tomorrow you will sacrifice a piece of furniture, the next...
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123686364X
  • 9781236863645