A Treatise on the Education of Daughters

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Perkins & Marvin, 1831 - 182 pages
 

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Page 169 - Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships ; she bringeth her food from afar.
Page 170 - She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Page 170 - Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it ; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing ; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Page 171 - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain ; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Page 170 - She looketh well to the ways of her household, And eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed ; Her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Page 170 - She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
Page 170 - She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
Page 170 - She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silf and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
Page 8 - ... with the true motives that excite to action and control the interests of society, or with the disappointments invariably attendant on human affairs. A poor girl, full of the tender and the marvellous, which have charmed her in the perusal of such works, is astonished not to find in the world real characters resembling these heroes ; she would wish to live like those imaginary princesses, who, in the fictions of romance, are always charming, always adored, always placed beyond the reach of necessary...
Page 29 - ... sentiments of those whom we love. The pleasure they find in the society of ill-bred people, gradually induces them to tolerate what they should despise. In order to render good men agreeable to children, we should lead them to remark what is amiable in them, their sincerity, modesty, fidelity, and discretion, but above all, their piety, which is the source of all the rest.

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