For Better Or For Worse; A Book For Some Men And All Women

ISBN:
9780217724548
ISBN10:
021772454X
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Engels
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Paperback
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--
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Pagina's:
52 pagina's

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. BOY AND GIRL LOVE. There is a critical period in the lives of nearly all men and women, which, if they outgrow, leaves them, for a time, possibly a little sadder, but generally wiser, and with a much better prospect for permanent happiness than if their early dreams had been realized. From fifteen to twenty may be taken as the average time for this singular, sentimental, and sympathetic development; but, of course, it may commence earlier or later, according to climate, conditions, and circumstances. I call it singular; yet, in reality, there is nothing peculiar, unnatural, or unworthy in this evidence of opening manhood or womanhood, except the illusions and absurdities with which idle imaginations have invested it; and if the hearts and lives of men and women were honest and true, and pure and natural, there could be nothing dangerous in a sentiment which lies" at the foundation, and serves as the inspiration, of the best emotions of the human heart ? the worthiest acts of human life. There is, undoubtedly, an influence, refining and educational, in the first affection which the girl or boy experiences for the opposite sex. For the time being it is so real, so absorbing, that it changes the aspect of the whole world, even to the outward senses. The sky is clearer, the sunshine warmer, the grass greener, the flowers more brilliant in hue, the very atmosphere purer and more tender in its unfolding. All this is natural: and though, contrary to novelists and story-writers, it rarely finds its consummation in a happy marriage, yet it passes away without inflicting any deadly injury, and leaves no bitterness behind. There are cases where the first inclination of a boy or girl becomes the lasting attachment of the man and woman; but such instances ar...


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Titel:
For Better Or For Worse; A Book For Some Men And All Women
ISBN:
9780217724548
ISBN-10:
021772454X

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