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The Abbe Goussault, a counsellor at High Court, writes [at the end of the 17th century]: "Familiarizing oneself with one's childre ...
[17th-century] Puritans were the first modern parents. Like many of us, they looked on their treatment of children as a test of th ...
He that would the daughter win
Must with the mother first begin.
He that seeks trouble never misses.
The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
The mob has many heads but no brains.
Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
The Reverend Samuel Peters ... exaggerated the Blue Laws, but they did include "Capital Lawes" providing a death penalty for any c ...
Men, my dear, are very queer animals, a mixture of horse- nervousness, ass-stubbornness, and camel-malice--with an angel bobbing a ...
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