The Young Woman's Guide to Excellence

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C.H. Peirce, 1847 - 356 sider
The author discusses the type of education and character development suitable to the true woman.
 

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Side 317 - There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Side 204 - A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost,' being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail.
Side 92 - I crossed these columns with thirteen red lines, marking the beginning of each line with the first letter of one of the virtues; on which line, and in its proper column, I might mark by a little black spot, every fault I found upon examination to have been committed respecting that virtue, upon that day I determined to give a week's strict attention to each of the virtues successively.
Side 315 - Every idle word that men speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." " For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned." The day of judgment is not in the hereafter, as many have believed.
Side 92 - It was about this time I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. I wished to live without committing any fault at any time; I would conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into.
Side 161 - Good name, in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls : Who steals my purse, steals trash : 't is something, nothing ; T was mine, 't is his, and has been slave to thousands ; But he that filches from me my good name, Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.
Side 225 - ... day, or in the evening. To ascertain this point, they got permission from the commanding officer to put their respective plans into execution. Accordingly, the one with his division marched during the day, although it was in the heat of summer, and rested all night — the other slept in the day-time, and marched during the evening and part of the night. The result was that the first performed a journey of six hundred miles, without losing a single man or horse, while the latter lost most of...
Side 254 - ... to all people, that respect will of itself teach those ways of expressing it which he observes most acceptable. Be sure to keep up in him the principles of...
Side 70 - It is exceedingly striking to observe how the contracted, rigid soul seems to soften, and grow warm, and expand, and quiver with life. With the new energy infused, it painfully struggles to work itself into freedom, from the wretched contortion in which it has so long been fixed as by the impressed spell of some infernal magic.

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