Plain facts for old and young

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Segner & Condit, 1881 - 512 pages

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Page 235 - And Onan knew that the seed should not be his ; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the Lord: wherefore he slew him also.
Page 343 - ... Could the youth to whom the flavour of his first wine is delicious as the opening scenes of life, or the entering upon some newly discovered paradise, look into my desolation, and be made to understand what a dreary thing it is when a man shall feel himself going down a precipice with open eyes and a passive will — to see his destruction, and have no power to stop it, and yet to feel it all the way emanating from himself...
Page 208 - Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do" and it will be seen that we have no right to impose a perpetual holiday on children.
Page 240 - Not so the wife : however brutal a tyrant she may unfortunately be chained to — though she may know that he hates her, though it may be his daily pleasure to torture her, and though she may feel it impossible not to loathe him — he can claim from her and enforce the lowest degradation of a human being, that of being made the instrument of an animal function contrary to her inclinations.
Page 222 - He is an ill husband, that uses his wife as a man treats a harlot," having no other end but pleasure. Concerning which, our best rule is, that although in this, as in eating and drinking, there is an appetite to be satisfied, which cannot be done without pleasing that desire ; yet, since that desire and satisfaction was intended by nature for other ends, they should never be separate from those ends, but...
Page 343 - The waters have gone over me. But out of the black depths, could I be heard, I would cry out to all those who have but set a foot in the perilous flood.
Page 223 - ... is to make judgment by proportion to other actions and the severities of his religion, and the sentences of sober and wise persons, always remembering that marriage is a provision for supply of the natural necessities of the body, not for the artificial and procured appetites of the mind. And it is a sad truth that many married persons, thinking that the floodgates of liberty are set wide open, without measures or...
Page 107 - There are people who think that everything may be done, if the doer, be he educator or physician, be only called " in season." No doubt, — but in season would often be a hundred or two years before the child was born ; and people never send so early as that.
Page 212 - Create in me a clean heart, O God ; And renew a right spirit within me. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean ; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Page 58 - ... is said to resemble venison. The female deposits her eggs in the sand, and leaves them to be hatched by the sun, paying no attention afterwards to her young progeny.

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