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Man And Wife

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Thora as JelTtfrson wrota the following excellent advies. There is much human nature and good sense in it : "Harmony in tbe human state is the ery iirst to bo airued at. Nothing can )reserre aft'ections ininterrupted but a rin rcisolution never to dift'er in will, nd a deteriuination in each to consider ïo lovo of others of more yalue than any bject whatorer on which a wish had Jeenfixed. How light, in faot, is the acrifioe of any other wish when weighed s;aint the affectiona of one with whom we are to pass our whole life. And though yposition in a single inatance will hard' of itaelf produce alienation, yet overy one has their pouch into which all these little oppoeitions are put; while that is fllling the alionation is inseneibly going on, and when filled is complete. It would puzzle either to say why, becaiise no one diü'erence of opinión has been marlted enough to produce a serious effect by itself. But he finds his affections wearied out by a constant stream of little checks and obstacles. Other sources of discontent, very cominon indeed, are the little oross puiposes of husband and wife, in common conversation, a dispósition in oither to critioise and question whatover the other says, a desire always to demónstrate and make him feel himself in tlie wrong, especially in company. Nothing is so goading. Muoh better, therei'ore, if our companion views a thing in a light different from what we do, leave him in quiet possession of his views. What is the use of rectifying him if tho thing b,e unimportant ; let it pass for the present, and wait a softer moment and more conciliatory occasion of roviving the subjeot together. It is wonderful how many persons aro rendered unhappjby inattention to these little rules of prudenco."


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Michigan Argus