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Page ix - And be these juggling fiends no more believed, ;>< That palter with us in a double sense; That keep the word of promise to our ear, And break it to our hope.
Page 263 - Thus the whole education of women ought to be relative to men. To please them, to be useful to them, to make themselves loved and honored by them, to educate them when young, to care for them when grown, to counsel them, to console them, and to make life agreeable and sweet to them — these are the duties of women at all times, and what should be taught them from their infancy.
Page 1 - EVERYTHING is good as it comes from the hands of the Author of Nature; but everything degenerates in the hands of man.* He forces one country to nourish the productions of another; one tree to bear the fruits of another.
Page 22 - The weaker the body the more it commands ; the stronger it is the more it obeys.
Page 353 - ... ought to be taught to women from their childhood. Every girl ought to have the religion of her mother, and every wife that of her husband.
Page 84 - If . . . you would cultivate the intelligence of your pupil, cultivate the power which it is to govern. Give his body continual exercise ; make him robust and sound in order to make him wise and reasonable : let him work, and move about, and run, and shout, and be continually in motion ; let him be a man in vigor, and soon he will be such by force of reason.
Page 8 - ... upon it. Whether my pupil be destined for the army, the church, or the bar, matters little to me. Before he can think of adopting the vocation of his parents, nature calls upon him to be a man. How to live is the business I wish to teach him. On leaving my hands he will not, I admit, be a magistrate, a soldier, or a priest ; first of all he will be a man.