The Oneida Community: A Record of an Attempt to Carry Out the Principles of Christian Unselfishness and Scientific Race-improvement

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G. Redway, 1900 - 158 pages

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Page 49 - For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.
Page 36 - That we give up the practice of Complex Marriage, not as renouncing belief in the principles and prospective finality of that institution, but in deference to the public sentiment which is evidently rising against it...
Page 67 - English descent. 73 not a word or a thought of retort left in me. I felt like pouring out my soul in tears, but there was too much pride left in me yet to make an exhibition of myself. The work had only been begun. For days and weeks after I found myself recalling various passages of my criticism and reviewing them in a new light; the more I pondered, the more convinced I became of the justice of what at first my spirit had so violently rebelled against. In my subsequent experience with criticism...
Page 77 - ... any other purposes. If he could write in these terms to the Sovereign, in his Memoirs he wrote with even greater warmth : — I will not say more than that the generous support which I had uniformly received from her Majesty and from the Prince, and all that passed on the occasion of the retirement, made an impression on my heart that can never be effaced.
Page 37 - If you accept these modifications, the community will consist of two distinct classes — the married and the celibates — both legitimate; but the last preferred. " What will remain of our communism after these modifications may be defined thus :
Page 37 - We shall hold our property and businesses in common, as now. "2. We shall live together in a common household and eat at a common table, as now. "3. We shall have a common children's department as now. "4. We shall have our daily evening meetings, and all of our present means of moral and spiritual...
Page 21 - I do not pretend to perfection in externals. I only claim purity of heart and the answer of a good conscience toward God. A book may be true and perfect in sentiment, and yet be deficient in graces of style and typographical accuracy.
Page 65 - ... Perkins, the Nestorian missionary, and Champion, who went to Africa, but subsequently returned and died. One of the weekly exercises of this society was a frank criticism of each other's character, for the purpose of improvement. The mode of proceeding was this: At each meeting, the member whose turn it was, according to the alphabetical order of his name, to submit to criticism, held his peace, while the other members, one by one, told him his faults in the plainest way possible. This exercise...
Page 35 - No matter what his other qualifications may be, if a man cannot love a woman and be happy in seeing her loved by others, he is a selfish man, and his place is with the potherds of the earth.

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