Means and Ends, Or, Self-training

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Marsh, Capen, Lyon, & Webb, 1839 - Conduct of life - 278 pages

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Page 190 - Therewith bless we God, even the Father ; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
Page 191 - For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
Page 39 - If one-tenth of the persevering attention and labour bestowed to so much purpose in rubbing down and currying the skins of horses, were bestowed by the human race in keeping themselves in good condition, and a little attention were paid to diet and clothing, colds, nervous diseases, and stomach complaints, would cease to form so large an item in the catalogue of human miseries.
Page 30 - What a strange Providence that a mother should be taken in the midst of life from her children!' Was it Providence? No! Providence had assigned her threescore years and ten ; a term long enough to rear her children, and to see her children's children, but she did not obey the laws on which life depends, and of course she lost it. " A FATHER, too, is cut off in the midst of his days. He is a useful and distinguished citizen, and...
Page 139 - ... 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...
Page 240 - Gloster, you mean," said Constance. Young Mrs Draper was watching the door, listening for Hilda's return. "Ssh," she said, at the sound of footsteps on the stairs and, to look at us, the men on one side of the room and the women on the other, silent, standing at attention, facing each other, we looked like soldiers. "Oh,
Page 50 - ... blessing (in a sanitary point of view) that the Divine mind could devise. Intelligent employment of body and mind is conducive to health and longevity. As a rule, the laboring classes are exempt from dyspepsia and many of the ills that afflict the idle and sedentary. By muscular exercise the blood is assisted in its course through the smaller vessels and more distant parts of the body, its undue accumulation in the central organs is prevented, the processes of digestion, respiration, secretion...
Page 27 - Nature's injunction of eating and drinking were a hard task and a slavish custom. Health is that which makes your bed easy and your sleep refreshing; that revives your strength with the rising sun, and makes you cheerful at the light of another day; 'tis that which fills up the hollow and uneven places of your...
Page 243 - No book will improve you which does not make you think; which does not make your own mind work. This is as certain as that the mill is not improved by the corn that passes through it, or that the purse is none the richer for the money that has been in it When you read, do not take for granted, believing, with ignorant credulity, whatever you see stated in a book. Remember an author is but one witness, and often a very fallible one. Pause in. your reading, reflect, compare what the writer tells you...
Page 30 - This man has been in the habit of studying half the night, of passing his days in his office, and in the courts ; of eating luxurious dinners and drinking various wines. He has every day violated the laws on which health depends. Did Providence cut him off? The evil rarely ends here. The diseases of the father are often transmitted ; and a feeble mother rarely leaves behind her vigorous children. It has been customary, in some cities, for young ladies to walk in thin shoes and delicate stockings...

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