Domestic happiness; Home education; Politeness and good breeding


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43 ページ - She, who ne'er answers till a husband cools, Or, if she rules him, never shows she rules; Charms by accepting, by submitting sways, Yet has her humour most, when she obeys...
43 ページ - He that is not for us is against us, and he that gathereth not with us, scattereth abroad.
5 ページ - This is still more evident if we further consider that religion is nothing else than the doing the will of God, and not our own; that, the one grand impediment to our temporal and eternal happiness being this self-will, no indulgences of it can be trivial, no denial unprofitable.
89 ページ - The man that hails you Tom or Jack, And proves by thumps upon your back How he esteems your merit, Is such a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed, To pardon or to bear it.
53 ページ - This species of reading cultivates what is called the heart prematurely, lowers the tone of the mind, and induces indifference for those common pleasures and occupations which, however trivial in themselves, constitute by far the greatest portion of our daily happiness, (p. 105) But the same turn of mind recognizes the practical value of pleasure when it is harnessed and aimed at the right goals. Convinced that the "pleasures of literature" acted upon the reader in much the same way as the child's...
31 ページ - We considered marriage as the most solemn league of perpetual friendship, a state from which artifice and concealment are to be banished for ever, and in which every act of dissimulation is a breach of faith.
75 ページ - rather entertained by the behaviour of a young Scotchman, the engineer of the steamer, on. my husband addressing him with reference to the management of the engine. His manners were surly, and almost insolent. He scrupulously avoided the least approach to courtesy or outward respect; nay, he even went so far as to seat himself on the bench close beside me, and observed, that among the many advantages this country (Canada) offered to settlers like him, he did not reckon it the least of them, that...
5 ページ - I cannot yet dismiss this subject. As self-will is the root of all sin and misery, so, whatever cherishes this in children, insures their after wretchedness and irreligion ; whatever checks and mortifies it, promotes their future happiness and piety.