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The Young Maiden by A. B. Muzzey

THE YOUNG MAIDEN.

by

A. B. MUZZEY,

Author of The Young Man's Friend, Sunday School Guide, &C

"Young Men, and Maidens; * * * Let them praise the name of the Lord."

Tenth Edition.

Boston Wm. Crosby & H. P. Nichols, 111 Washington Street 1848.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1840, by A. B. Muzzey, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

Cambridge: Metcalf and Company, Printers to the University.

CONTENTS.

Chapter I.--The Capacities of Woman, page 5 Chapter II.--Female Influence, 30 Chapter III.--Female Education, 53 Chapter IV.--Home, 81 Chapter V.--Society, 107 Chapter VI.--Love, 136 Chapter VII.--Single Life, 151 Chapter VIII.--Reasons for Marriage, 163 Chapter IX.--Conditions of True Marriage, 191 Chapter X.--Society of Young Men, 205 Chapter XI.--First Love, 213 Chapter XII.--Conduct during Engagement, 222 Chapter XIII.--Trials of Woman, and her Solace, 237 Chapter XIV.--Encouragements, 255

DEDICATION.

TO THE YOUNG MAIDENS OF OUR FAVORED UNION, THIS VOLUME IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED, BY THEIR FRIEND, THE AUTHOR.

THE YOUNG MAIDEN.

Chapter I.

THE CAPACITIES OF WOMAN.

The appropriate sphere of woman--how ascertained. By considering her Intellectual, Moral, and Physical Constitution; by a view of the Scripture teachings on this point; by a reference to History, observation, and experience. The women of Babylon. Patriotism of Phoenician women. Grecians and Romans. Modern Pagan Women. Occupations and Habits of Christian females friendly to improvement. State of Society, especially in this country, favorable. Effect of Chivalry on woman. The division of Duties between the sexes, and their Mutual Influence demand separate spheres. Woman should not engage in severe Physical toil. Milton's opinion. Nor in Political life. Plato's theory. Nor in promiscuous public Discussions. Home one part of her sphere. Private Beneficence. The Statue of ivory better than that of brass. Society requires Woman's presence. Lord Halifax's a good view of Female capacities.


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