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Marriage Questions in Modern Fiction: And Other Essays on Kindred Subjects
Elizabeth Rachel Chapman
No preview available - 2016
admit appear authority become believe cause character Christian Church claim common contract course Cover Design Crown 8vo desire divorce doctrine duty Edition English equal evil existing experience fact Fcap give hand head heart higher hold human husband idea ideal Illustrations individual institution interest kind lead least leave less liberty literature lives look marriage matter means merely Milton mind moral nature never once opinion passion POEMS position possible practically present question reason reform regard relation religious reverence Second seems sense separation social society speaking spirit suffer surely teaching theory things thought tion Title-page true truth union universal whole wife woman women writer
Page 66 - Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper, Thy head, thy sovereign; one that cares for thee, And for thy maintenance commits his body To painful labour both by sea and land...
Page 75 - Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?
Page ix - I find this conclusion more impressed upon me, — that the greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly, is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one.
Page 67 - Such duty as the subject owes the prince, Even such a woman oweth to her husband; And when she is froward, peevish, sullen, sour, And not obedient to his honest will, What is she but a foul contending rebel And graceless traitor to her loving lord?
Page 185 - Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the Head of the Church : and He is the Saviour of the body. Therefore as the Church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
Page 77 - Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well ; but you are surprised to find it done at all.
Page 117 - It was ordained for the mutual society, help, and comfort, that the one ought to have of the other, both in prosperity and adversity.
Page 75 - The whole world was made for man, but the twelfth part of man for woman ; man is the whole world, and the breath of God; woman the rib and crooked piece of man.