The Way to Woo and Win a Wife; Illustrated by a Series of Choice Extracts, Together with Some Original Matter Never Before Printed

The Way to Woo and Win a Wife; Illustrated by a Series of Choice Extracts, Together with Some Original Matter Never Before Printed

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...the hearts of the Roman people, when, breaking through the custom, he pronounced an oration at the funeral of his first and best-beloved wife. Good-nature is insufficient, unless it be steady and uniform, and accompanied with an evenness of temper, which is above all things to be preserved in this friendship contracted for life. A man must be easy within himself before he can be so to his other self. Socrates and Marcus Aurelius are instances of men who, by the strength of philosophy, having entirely composed their minds and subdued their passions, are celebrated for good husbands; notwithstanding the first was yoked with Xantippe, and the other with Faustina. If the wedded pair would but habituate themselves for the first year to bear with one another's faults, the difficulty would be pretty well conquered. This mutual sweetness of temper and complacency was finely recommended in the nuptial ceremonies among the heathens, who, when they sacrificed to Juno at that solemnity, always tore out the gall from the entrails of the victim, and cast it behind the altar. Sir Philip de Somerville held the manors of Whichen-16 _ 'After which relation, the bailiff or porter shall assign ovre, Scirescot, Ridware, Netherton, and Cowlee, all in the county of Stafford, of the Earls of Lancaster, by this memorable service: The said Sir Philip shall find, maintain, and sustain one bacon-flitch, hanging in his hall at Whichenovre ready arrayed all times of the year but in Lent, to be given to every man or woman married, after the day and the year of the marriage be past, in form following:1 'Whensoever that any one such before named will come to inquire for the bacon in their own person, they shall come to the bailiff, or to the porter of...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236780795
  • 9781236780799