Talks to Young Men, with Asides to Young Women

Talks to Young Men, with Asides to Young Women

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... and the goats; with the sun shining through the windows by day, and the lights gleaming out at morn and even for evermore. And the good genius of the home is this woman we see, who has not one word to say for herself, and yet stirs some human heart to speak for her to this fine purpose; who has no name, and yet has won the noblest; a woman who, if this be indeed a study from the life, came to this man in her sweet fair maidenhood, to be true wife to him, and was true wife; that and no more, that and no less. No slave of his whims and fancies, or wife to wonder in what mood he will come home, and whether his first word will be first cousin to a kiss or a blow; and no drudge to wear her life out in helping to make a fortune, as his first wife, he will spend in jewels on the second. True wife to true man; clothing herself afresh to his heart, as her beauty fades, with a beauty that cannot be seen. True wife and true mother; raising her children to make other homes like this they love so well; cossetting them a little, we may presume, and her grandchildren a great deal when their turn comes, for what would such a woman be if she did not nourish the "simple merry knack of tying sashes, fitting baby's shoes, of stringing pretty words that make no sense, and kissing full sense into empty words"? So, true wife to true man, we can see her there in the far-away years, growing old at last, and not so active as she was, or so full of care. The snows fall softly on her hair the afternoon shadows grow longer, and the sun sets, and she falls on sleep, never thinking in all those years that her memory would stretch beyond two generations; and yet here I am, after more than two millenniums and in a world she never heard of, setting her sweet old...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564855
  • 9781236564856