A Mother's Advice to Her Son and Daughter

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J. D. Dewick, Westmoreland Buildings, Aldersgate Street, 1800 - Children - 192 pages
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Page 35 - WHY, in the infinite number of luxuries invented by pleasure and effeminacy, has no idea started for the relief of the miserable : Does not humanity make you feel the necessity of succouring your fellow-creatures ? Virtuous hearts are more sensible of the obligations they are under of doing good, than of all the other desires of life. Marcus Aurelius thanked the gods that he had always served his friends without making them wait. The bliss of greatness exists only when others find their good fortune...
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Page 41 - Twice in our lives truth appears to us in a useful form : in youth to instruct us, in age to console us. During the reign of the passions truth abandons us altogether." " High birth possesses less honour than it bestows: those who boast of their birth praise the merit of another." " The true use of speech is to serve the cause of truth. When a man has attained the reputation of truthfulness his word is a law, and has all the authority of an oath. We have, for all that he asserts, a religious veneration.
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Page 40 - ... I cannot feel a happiness," said that prince, " which is to be enjoyed only by myself." VIRTUES link themselves together, and form a sort of alliance between each other ; and it is the union of all these virtues which form an extraordinary man. After having prescribed the duties necessary to the common safety, men have sought to render their intercourse agreeable : they have established the rules of politeness and knowledge of the world.
Page 26 - Above all those duties is the worship which you owe to the Supreme Being. Religion is an intercourse established between God and man; by the grace of God toman, and the worship of man to God.
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Page 188 - Mildness oi command creates love in children, and respect in servants ; and tends greatly to preserve domestic enjoyment, as well as to enforce obedience. But when commands are arbitrary and imperious, they are destructive to social harmony. Never use illiberal words ; these are what a polite and delicate person should always avoid. Have we, who show our own faults so often, a right to expect domestics without them ? It is our duty to inspect their moral conduct, as well as their labour ; and in...

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