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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

GENERAL REMARKS.

Objects of marriage. Duties of a wife. Her importance
as an educator. Why.

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A common error abroad. Real object of woman. In

what respects she is to submit to her husband. Bible
doctrine on this subject. Physical inferiority. Con-
cession must be made. Leaving home. Anecdote of
a married couple. Caution to the young wife. 25-32

CHAPTER III. KINDNESS.

Effects of kindness on brute animals-on savages-on

children. Case of a father. Effects of kindness on
servants and slaves-on a husband. Opinion of
Solomon. A new era. Its results to woman. Coun-
sel. Beautiful extracts.

. 33-40

CHAPTER IV.

CHEERFULNESS:

Influence of cheerfulness. Opinion of the Journal of

Health. Dr. Salgues' opinion. Interesting anecdote.
Evils of a want of cheerfulness. Story of Alexis and
Emilia. Reflections. .

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Duty of confidence. Married women not always wives.

Confiding in gossips. Fault in education. A bad
husband not to be given up. Experiment in trusting.
We should have but few secrets.

49—52

CHAPTER VI. SYMPATHY.

Scripture doctrine. Miss Edgeworth's opinion-Dr.

Rush's. Effects of sympathy. Disposition to vex
each other. caution. Sympathy the first step to
improvement.

53—58

CHAPTER VII. FRIENDSHIP.

Few real friends. Parents not always true friends to

children. Anecdote. Stormy period of life. Neces-
sity of a friend. Arrangement of Providence. Wo-
man sent as the friend of man. Wives the truest
friends. Four qualifications for this office. Religion
considered. Enemies sometimes friends.

59—68

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CHAPTER VIII. LOVE.

Is it necessary for love to decline after marriage ? In-

ternal love increases. Means of increasing it. Doing
good to others makes us love them. Anecdotes; the
little girl—the deist. Love, a matter within our own
control. General rule. Cautions.

69 478

CHAPTER IX.

DELICACY AND MODESTY.

Many forms of immodesty. A quotation. Modesty in

matrimony. Unchaste language. Example to the
husband. Specimens of bad examples.

79—82

CHAPTER X. LOVE OF HOME.

Paul's opinion. Effects of “gadding.” Anecdote. Dis-

like of home. Error in female education. Impor.
tance of loving home. A picture drawn by Solomon.
Two pictures by Abbott. Effects of loving home on the
family. Hints to the reader. The Family Monitor. 83—96

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A principle. Self-respect should be early cultivated.
An anecdote.

97-100

CHAPTER XII. PURITY OF CHARACTER.

Explanation of the term. Impurity of character very

Case of Lucius and Emilia. Seduction.
The consequences. Several hints.

101-107

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Simplicity a virtue. Very rare. Simplicity of language.

Story of Mrs. L. Simplicity of conduct. 108-112

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Great importance of neatness. Want of it. Effects on

the husband. Neatness in small matters. Structure
of the skin. Necessity of bathing. Effect of neatness
on morals. Effect of example. Difficulties consid-
ered. How to train a husband to slovenliness. Want
of neatness in little things.

113—121

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CHAPTER XV.

ORDER AND METHOD.

Order, heaven's first law. Importance to the house-

keeper. Book-learning. Prejudices against it. Story
of Fidelia. Consequences of disorder.

122-125

CHAPTER XVI. PUNCTUALITY.
Punctuality lengthens life—is indispensable. Its influ-

ence on others. Various forms of punctuality. Anec-
dote. Reflections. Case of the farmer. The wife's

Real state of the case. Appeal to those
whom it concerns.

126-134

excuses.

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CHAPTER XVII. EARLY RISING.
The young wife should rise early. Means of forming

the habit. Retire early-with a quiet stomach-a
quiet mind. Resolve strongly. Early training. Mr.
and Mrs. Clifford. Samuel Sidney. Reflections. 135—146

CHAPTER XVIII. INDUSTRY.
An anecdote. Motives to industry. Bible examples
of this virtue..

147-151

CHAPTER XIX. DOMESTIC ECONOMY.
Economy a word of broad meaning. Much of this chap-

ter anticipated. Servants—their general employment
to be regretted. Spirit of the times--illustrated by an
anecdote. American nobles. Servants cannot always
be dispensed with. Seven reasons for avoiding them,
if possible. 1. They are unnecessary. 2. Costly. 3.
Break in upon the order of families. 4. Create dis-
tinctions in society. 5. Are bad teachers. 6. Practice
anti-republican. 7. It is unchristian. Waste of time
in cookery. What useful cookery is. Other waste-
ful practices. Morning calls. General remarks. An
anecdote.

152-177

CHAPTER XX. DOMESTIC REFORM.
Present state of things. Females ignorant of domestic

A great mistake in education. Nature

concerns.

of the mistake. Cause of the pecuniary distress of our
country. Example of ministers. Change or reform
necessary. How it is to be effected. By whom begun.
The young wife to begin it. She should begin imme-
diately. One serious difficulty. How to overcome it.
Gradual reformation. Rapid progress, ultimately.
Book learning. How far books are useful.

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Frugal Housewife.” “Bread and Bread-making.” 178—191

CHAPTER XXI. SOBRIETY.
Definition of the term. Something more than tem-

perance. Tea drinking. Effects of tea and coffee.
Physiology of their effects. Nervous excitement-
compared with intoxication. Proofs of the author's
views. Sobriety at feasts. Sobriety in company.
Other forms of sobriety.

192-199

CHAPTER XXII. DISCRETION.
Paul's estimate of the importance of discretion. Opin-

ions of Gisborne. Various forms of indiscretion.
Danger of extremes. What true purity is. A word
of caution to the indiscreet.

2004204

CHAPTER XXIII. SCOLDING.
Many kinds of scolds. Internal scolding. Intermit-

tent scolds. Periodical scolding. Other forms of
scolding. Hints over the husband's shoulder. 205--207

CHAPTER XXIV. FORBEARANCE.
Perfection not to be expected. Maxim of a philosopher.

Spirit of forbearance a pearl of great price. Cases
where forbearance is required. Triumphing, “I told
you so.” Comparisons. Joking. Saying of Salz-

208--212

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