Home Life: What it is & what it Needs

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60. oldal - The happiness of life, on the contrary, is made up of minute fractions — the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling. Kath. Well, Sir; you have said quite enough to make me despair of finding a " John Anderson, my Jo, John...
xvii. oldal - ... being, for what we know, infinite) : but still we become familiar with the upper views, tastes, and tempers of our associates. And it is hardly in man to estimate justly what is familiar to him. In travelling along at night, as Hazlitt says, we catch a glimpse into cheerful-looking rooms with light blazing in them, and we conclude, involuntarily, how happy the inmates must be.
112. oldal - How many pleasant family circles gather nightly aboiit the piano, how many a home is vocal with the voice of song or psalm ! In other days, in how many village homes the father's viol led the domestic harmony, and sons with clarinet or flute or manly voice, and daughters sweetly and clearly filling in the intervals of sound, made a joyful noise ! There was then no piano, to the homes of this generation the great, the universal boon and comforter. One pauses and blesses it, as he hears it through...
173. oldal - It made the fortune of every one prominently connected with it, except the author, who was not even complimented with a copy of his own song.
112. oldal - Where there is the ability and the taste, I regard music — as combining in happiest proportions instruction and pleasure — as standing at the head of the home evening enjoyments. What a never-failing resource have those homes which God has blessed with this gift ! How many pleasant family circles gather nightly about the piano, how many a home is vocal with the voice of song or psalm ! In other days, in how many village homes the father's viol led the domestic harmony, and sons with clarinet...
93. oldal - Look, the world's comforter, with weary gait, His day's hot task has ended in the west : The owl, night's herald, shrieks, — 'tis very late ; The sheep are gone to fold, birds to their nest ; And coal-hlack clouds that shadow heaven's light Do summon us to part, and bid good night.
42. oldal - And have women no disappointments ?" " Oh yes, Willoughby, plenty ! The mistress, when the Church has made her a wife, is as often, and as much, and more deceived. At the altar she imagines herself united to a man of warm affections, noble thoughts, and great protective power, one for whose head the church roof is scarcely holy cover enough ; but she finds herself at home instead of all this, to have married a craving body of wants ; shirts that want washing, hose that want mending, whims that want...
113. oldal - ... upon a wilderness of discord, soothing the weary brain, lifting the troubled spirit, pouring fresh strength into the tired body, waking to worship, lulling to rest. Touched by the hand we love, a mother, sister, wife, — : say, is it not a ministrant of love to child, to man, — a household deity, — now meeting our moods, answering to our needs, sinking to depths we cannot fathom, rising to heights we...
xxiv. oldal - It is a thing of beauty, or a thing of shame, as we ourselves make it. We lay the corner and add joint to joint, we give the proportion, we set the finish. It may be a thing of beauty and of joy forever. God forgive us if we pervert our life from putting on its appointed glory! William Ware A 24-year-old man recently sued his parents for $350,000 for what he called "psychological malparenting.
29. oldal - I reply, that the idea is in the heads, if not the hearts, of the young already, and we all know it. Every young person of seventeen or eighteen years of age shows by the accidents of conversation, if no other way, that this thing floats more or less distinctly before them. At this age, the young are constantly having their partialities, if not their loves, — many affections which shape and control the lives of the parties and of generations do grow up...

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