The Marriage Offering; A Compilation of Prose and Poetry

The Marriage Offering; A Compilation of Prose and Poetry

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...wife shortens the distance of a journey, and alleviates the harassings of business. It is a reserved power to fall back upon. Home and home friends! How dear they are to us all! Well might we love to linger on the picture of home friends! When all other friends prove false, home friends, removed from every bias but love, are the steadfast and sure stays of our peace of soul, --are best and dearest when the hour is darkest and the danger of evil the greatest. But if one have none to care for him at home, --if there be neglect, or love of absence, or coldness, in our home and on our hearth, then, even if we prosper without, it is dark indeed within! It is not seldom that we can trace alienation and dissipation to this source. If no wife or sister care for him who returns from his toil, well may he despair of life's best blessings. Home is nothing but a name without home friends. Jesus, without a home, had his home friends in Martha and Mary. M. W. Willis. DUTIES AT HOME. O Husbands! think upon your duty. You who have taken a wife from a happy home of kindred hearts and kind companionship, have you given to her all of your time which you could spare, have you endeavoured to make amends to her for the loss of these friends? Have you joined with her in her endeavours to open the minds of your children, and give them good moral lessons? Have you strengthened her mind with advice, kindness, and good books? Have you spent your evenings with her in the cultivation of intellectual, moral, or social excellence? Have you looked upon her as an immortal being, as well as yourself? Has her improvement been as much your aim as your own? Has your desire been to "love her, ' as St. Paul commands you, and to see her "holy and without blemish "? Has your...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629817
  • 9781236629814