Means and ends, or, Self-training

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Marsh, Capen, Lyon, & Webb, 1839 - Conduct of life - 278 pages
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Page 272 - So dear to Heaven is saintly chastity That, when a soul is found sincerely so, A thousand liveried angels lackey her, Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt...
Page 195 - For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Page 40 - What a strange Providence that a mother should be taken in the midst of life from her children!' Was it Providence? No! Providence had assigned her threescore years and ten ; a term long enough to rear her children, and to see her children's children, but she did not obey the laws on which life depends, and of course she lost it. " A FATHER, too, is cut off in the midst of his days. He is a useful and distinguished citizen, and...
Page 143 - ... to all people, that respect will of itself teach those ways of expressing it which he observes most acceptable. Be sure to keep up in him the principles of...
Page 244 - Gloster, you mean," said Constance. Young Mrs Draper was watching the door, listening for Hilda's return. "Ssh," she said, at the sound of footsteps on the stairs and, to look at us, the men on one side of the room and the women on the other, silent, standing at attention, facing each other, we looked like soldiers. "Oh,
Page 54 - ... blessing (in a sanitary point of view) that the Divine mind could devise. Intelligent employment of body and mind is conducive to health and longevity. As a rule, the laboring classes are exempt from dyspepsia and many of the ills that afflict the idle and sedentary. By muscular exercise the blood is assisted in its course through the smaller vessels and more distant parts of the body, its undue accumulation in the central organs is prevented, the processes of digestion, respiration, secretion...
Page 37 - Nature's injunction of eating and drinking were a hard task and a slavish custom. Health is that which makes your bed easy and your sleep refreshing; that revives your strength with the rising sun, and makes you cheerful at the light of another day; 'tis that which fills up the hollow and uneven places of your...
Page 40 - This man has been in the habit of studying half the night, of passing his days in his office, and in the courts ; of eating luxurious dinners and drinking various wines. He has every day violated the laws on which health depends. Did Providence cut him off? The evil rarely ends here. The diseases of the father are often transmitted ; and a feeble mother rarely leaves behind her vigorous children. It has been customary, in some cities, for young ladies to walk in thin shoes and delicate stockings...
Page 8 - I do not doubt but it is, viz. that the difference to be found in the manners and abilities of men is owing more to their education than to any thing else ; we have reason to conclude, that great care is to be had of the forming children's minds, and giving them that seasoning early, which shall influence their lives always after.
Page 149 - And Thomasin's conception of courtesy may again well be summed up in Hallam's observation ' that " this word expressed the most highly refined good-breeding, founded less upon a knowledge of ceremonious politeness, though this was not to be omitted, than on the spontaneous modesty, self-denial, and respect for others, which ought to spring from the heart.

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