The Young Woman's Guide by William A. Alcott

By William A. Alcott

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Were it not so, what meaning would there be in the gospel commands--so incessantly repeated by the divine Author of the gospel--to love our enemies? On this subject--the regulation, and if I may so say, the application of the affections--I intend to dwell at greater length hereafter. --Nothing is more unpleasant--slovenliness, perhaps, excepted--than a bad temper. I beseech every one who is so unhappy as to possess such a temper, to pay particular attention to what I am about to say, on this interesting and important topic.

If our clothes should take fire; if we should be burnt or scalded--what to be done, if scalded with water, and what, if with milk, oil, or any other substance; [Footnote: A very small portion of chemical knowledge is sufficient to teach any person that the falling of a quantity of boiling oil or fat on any part of the body, will cause a deeper and more dangerous burn, than the same quantity of boiling water applied in the same manner; and consequently, will require very different treatment. --I have entered minutely into this subject in my work entitled "The Mother in her Family" chapters xxiv.

Perhaps the habit of boldly tracing effects up to their causes, and of reasoning upon them, is a little more uncommon among the young misses of our boarding schools and our more fashionable families, both of city and country, than among those of the plainer sort of people. Certain it is, at all events, that the former would be regarded as reasoning persons with much more reluctance than the latter. And yet the former has probably been taught mathematics, and all those sciences which are supposed to develope and strengthen the mental faculties, and give energy to the reasoning powers.

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