Thursday, January 22, 2015

Safe Counsel, Professor B. G. Jefferis, M.D., Ph.D.; and J. L. Nichols, A. M.

If the boys are savages, we want (the girls) to be their civilizer. We want her to tame them, to subdue their ferocity, to soften their manners, and to teach them all-needed lessons of order, sobriety, and meekness, and patience, and goodness... Seek ye then, fair daughters, the possession of that inward grace, whose essence shall permeate and vitalize the affections, adorn the countenance, make mellifluous the voice, and impart a hallowed beauty even to your motions. Not merely that you may be loved, would I urge you this, but that you may, in truth, be lovely- that loveliness which fades not with time, nor is marred or alienated by disease, but which neither chance nor change can in any way despoil.

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