On Marriage & Family
Like a sky-blue ocean that beautifies nature, so is a wife and husband that agree well together.
When searching for a wife, take care to keep the girl’s expectations low: only fools seek for superficial aggrandisement.
He is a happy man, the one who finds a wife given to the quiet and regular course of domestic life.
In looking for a husband, see to it that foolish amusements, as ends in themselves, never make part of your noble design.
There is a woman whose beauty is pleasant to the eye, but her history is not worthy to record, neither is her present life good for any husband, nor does her future prospects promise reformation worthy of a humble marriage; shun her.
Who is looking for a happy marriage? When choosing your spouse, remember that glitters that excite the eyes do not inevitably render marriage happy. In other words, look beyond the superficial panes of good looks and fine clothes; for it is noble character that makes a good marriage, not shining tinsels of the moment!
Is your spouse in error? By exposing his fault in private, you will correct his practice in public. Be wise, and know how to apply it.
Who is looking for a blissful marriage? Avoid grossly vicious characters, be they never so furnished!
Has GOD blessed you with a tame wife? Remember that even the best characters have their thousand mistakes and ten thousand inconsistencies; forgive your spouse, as you would have her to forgive you!
CHRIST my LORD, am I not given to much labour and toil, even to didactic writing qua instructive scheming? Ah, LORD GOD! For if my lines answer to no valuable purpose, yet let my works, at least, not add to the number of those vile publications which, by impairing conjugal virtue, diminish the happiness of mankind, for your name’s sake, Amen.
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Shall every bastard not rise up against their guilty parents in the day of judgement, not to excuse their foolishness, but to testify against their fornication and cohabitation? Yet fools think it a backward scrupulousness to champion marriage and credit family life: what tearful tragedy!
As is the character of Eve in her state of innocence (See Mr Milton’s Paradise Lost), so I advise every female to learn and emulate her example. For in so doing, she shall bring up Godly sons and daughters.
Family is the bedrock of society; embrace it.
Where are the communists and socialists of every order and rank? My dears, children belong to their mothers and fathers: not to your whims and tyrannical states!
It is the duty of fathers and mothers to bring up Godly well-bred children, not the state!
Where virtuous families abound, there the nations prevail; but where father is absent and mother is aloof, what may one expect but an increase of thoughtless children abandoned to vice?
Fathers, lead and rule over your families; and all you mothers everywhere, dress your homes in virtue and teach your children wisdom and understanding.
Where the rod is absent, the family is wretched; but where discipline is present, the household is in order.
To every parent reading my lines: know that you will answer for all your children before GOD’s stern judgement!
It is better to have a happy family, than to rule the whole earth, and yet live alone and miserable.
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