Memoir of Mrs. Eleanor Emerson; Containing a Brief Sketch of Her Life, with Some of Her Writings. to Which Is Added the REV. Mr. Worcester's Sermon, Occasioned by Her Death

Memoir of Mrs. Eleanor Emerson; Containing a Brief Sketch of Her Life, with Some of Her Writings. to Which Is Added the REV. Mr. Worcester's Sermon, Occasioned by Her Death

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...and cruel degradation of the female mind? If the discerning and virtuous part of men would teach us to expect their esteem, only when our accuracy of thought and amiableness of conduct give us the appearance of rational beings, whata surprising reformation might be expected in the 'female world. The benefits accruing to the rising generation would be incalculably great. Our sons and our daughters would rise up, and call us blessed. For woman would prove herself emphatically a help meet for man!' But how strangely have I digressed from the story, though not from the sentiments, of my invaluable friend. We expatiated largely on the folly of multitudes of our unthinking sex, who estimate the transcicnt charms of personal beauty above the substantial treasures of richly cultivated minds, capable of everlasting enlargement and increasing glory. I inquired of her how soon she contemplated entering the matrimonial state. " As soon," returned she, " as my friend is settled in the ministry; which will probably take place shortly." Her observations relative to her anticipated, important situation, were truly pertinent. " I often tremble," said she, " undera sense of my unworthiness to fill this difiicult station. O for divine wisdom to direct me, and to enable me to be prudent and exemplary. It is an object very dear to It must be obvious to every reader of Mrs. Emerson's writings, that she eonsidered. true religion infinitely 'more important and de_sir_able, than merely intellectual accomplishments, though it is not here particularly mentioned. my heart to maintain becoming dignity and rational piety in the place assigned me by Providence; and to avoid that conformity to the world, which some...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906462
  • 9781236906465