Missionary Addresses

Missionary Addresses

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...oxen are the wives of the missionaries." Among them the wife was the beast of burden. In more civilized countries the rich women are shut up in their own apartments. When some of them were asked how they spent their time, they said: "We sit here till we get tired; and then we sit there till we get tired." "We smoke and eat and sleep and do our hair." They feel like frogs in a well; everything is hid from them. They do not eat at the same table. They wait till their husbands are done, and then eat what they are pleased to leave on their plates. Speaking of what he saw in South Africa, Drummond said: "His wife, or wives, are the millers and bakers; they work hard to prepare his food, and are rewarded by having to take their own meals apart, for no African would ever demean himself by eating with a woman." Mr. Seward, after making a tour of the world, said: "In all the East there is not a home." There are seraglios and harems and zenanas, but there are no homes. In the absence of equality between the sexes, and in the absence of love, it is impossible that there should be. The wife has no marital rights. In China a man may put away his wife if she talks too much, or is jealous, or bad-tempered, or disobedient, or dishonest. He is judge and jury, and from his verdict there is no appeal. For no cause can the wife dissolve the marriage vow. What is a crime in her is overlooked in him. Manu says: "She who drinks spirituous liquor, is of bad conduct, rebellious, diseased, mischievous or wasteful, may at any time be superseded by another wife." No such provision is made for the woman. She must worship him even though he be destitute of virtue, and seeks pleasure elsewhere, or be devoid of good...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574001
  • 9781236574008