The Standard of Life and Other Studies

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Macmillan and Company, limited, 1899 - Social problems - 219 pages

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Page 140 - 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 141 - ... 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 covering of tapestry, her clothing is silk and purple.
Page 140 - She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
Page 210 - many colliers, coal-heavers, and salters, are in a state of slavery or bondage, bound to the collieries and salt works, where they work for life, transferable with the collieries and salt works...
Page 144 - Learning and knowledge are perfections in us not as we are men, but as we are rational creatures, in which order of beings the female world is upon the same level with the male.
Page 141 - Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Page 146 - ... a man ought to know any language or science he learns, thoroughly — while a woman ought to know the same language, or science, only so far as may enable her to sympathize in her husband's pleasures, and in those of his best friends.
Page 42 - It is but rarely that improvements in the condition of the labouring classes do anything more than give a temporary margin, speedily filled up by au increase of their numbers.
Page 143 - This collection of books shall consist of such authors as do not corrupt while they divert, but shall tend more immediately to improve them as they are women. They shall be such as shall not hurt a feature by the austerity of their reflections, nor cause one impertinent glance by the wantonness of them. They shall all tend to advance the value of their innocence as virgins, improve their understanding as wives, and regulate their tenderness as parents.
Page 11 - ... the ordinary object of ambition was not so much that of rising out of one's grade, but of standing well in that grade ; the citizen did not aim at being a knight, but at being warden and master of his gild, or alderman and mayor of his town.

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