Recollections of a Southern Matron
Harper & Brothers, 1838 - 272 sivua
Gilman aims to present an accurate picture of the manners and local habits of women in the South and thereby paints a vivid picture of the social and racial tension in the ante-bellum South.
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Sivu 192 - He saw — whatever thou hast seen, Encountered — all that troubles thee ; He was — whatever thou hast been ; He is — what thou shalt be.
Sivu 54 - Thus to relieve the wretched was his pride, And e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side; But in his duty prompt at every call, He watched and wept, he prayed and felt for all: And, as a bird each fond endearment tries, To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
Sivu 93 - Tis sweeter far to me, To walk together to the kirk With a goodly company! — To walk together to the kirk, And all together pray, While each to his great Father bends, Old men, and babes, and loving friends And youths and maidens gay!
Sivu 61 - The fountains of divine philosophy Fled not his thirsting lips, and all of great, Or good, or lovely, which the sacred past In truth or fable consecrates, he felt And knew.
Sivu 74 - HOW happy is he born and taught That serveth not another's will; Whose armour is his honest thought, And simple truth his utmost skill...