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think of having a family, and calling yourself the mother of a
numerous offspring, what possible comfort can you promise yourself
without a man of solid probity and virtue; one who will be regular
in the discharge of all the religious, social and domestic duties;
who will faithfully train up your common children in the fear of
God, and not neglect their many interests, and wants, and vishes,
for the turbid and licentious pleasure of the bottle, gaming,
intrigue, the chace, the theatre, or for any other scenes of
fashionable dissipation. The next thing you should look for, is a
person of a domestic cast. This will, most frequently, be found in
men of the most virtuous hearts and im- proved understandings. Tluy
will always have abundance of entertainment in private, unknown to
vulgar minds. And these will secure them from seeking their
happiness in the fictitious pleasures of the world. Of what
consequence are all the good qualities of your husband, if you must
be constantly separated from him ? Your tenderness in this case
will only be the instrument of a poignant affliction; your anxiety
will be perpetually on the rack; your jealousy may be alaraied;
and, in the best point of view, you will be a widow, with only ai]
nominal husband, and unprotected, with all the . appearance of
protection. Men, whose circumstances absolutely require such
absences, should never think of this tender cor- nexion. It is this
necessary separation after marriage, and the artificial one, which
fashion has created, that are the eause of half the disquiets,
whichinfect this sacred state. True affection is only nursed by the
parties living much together, in the stillness of retirement. It is
in the shade, chiefly, that the purest affections glow. It is from
dwelling on the graces ef a commo...
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