Letters Adressed to a Young Man, on His First Entering Into Life and Adapted to the Circumstances of the Present Times Volume 3

Letters Adressed to a Young Man, on His First Entering Into Life and Adapted to the Circumstances of the Present Times Volume 3

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ... there be a woman who has submitted to prostitution, to patronize such a one is to protect innocence; and it is herbical to select her for your wedded partner, because, having known vice, she will hereafter be virtuous from choice: " This diamond," says brother Maurice, " is not less valuable because it has belonged to another." Is there a wild unnatural ruffian, he is a great soul who scorns hypocrisy. Such are the representations of these dramatists; but whatever term they may apply to these actions, do you ever call them by their proper name of sentimental wickedness. Sentimental wickedness is infinitely more dangerous than sensual. Satan, when clad in the mild cherubic form, deceived " Urial, the sharpest-sighted spirit of all in heaven," and obtained admission into Paradise. In his own form he was foiled by the ministering Seraph Abdiel, and he stood abashed before the youthful Zephon. "V ice formerly paid virtue homage, by affecting the disguise of hypocrisy; and when she wished to deceive, she assumed the tone, air, and dress.of her celestial adversary. But now, when tricked out in her own meretricious ornaments, and marked by her peculiar emblazonry, she performs her most nefarious actions in the face of day; and boldly tells us that she is not "Vice, but Virtue. Happily, we have an unerring rule by which to form our judgments: "By their fruits ye shall know them." One letter has touched upon a very small part of this copious subject. The misrepresentations of infidelity and immorality are extended to such various topics, that some will unavoidably escape my observation, while I may too frequently allude to others from which I am most anxious to secure you. I will hope for a speedy opportunity of again addressing you, and in the mean time...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236657772
  • 9781236657770