” The great principle of Western society is that competition rules here as it rules in everything else. The best man – that is to say, the strongest and cleverest – is likely to get the best woman, in the sense of the most beautiful person. “


” One of the great defects of English books printed in the last century is the want of an index. “


” Is woman a religion? Well, perhaps you will have the chance of judging for yourselves if you go to America. There you will find men treating women with just the same respect formerly accorded only to religious dignitaries or to great nobles. “


” French novels generally treat of the relations of women to the world and to lovers, after marriage, consequently there is a great deal in French novels about adultery, about improper relations between the sexes, about many things which the English public would not allow. “


” But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own, and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose. “



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The great principle of Western society is that competition rules here as it rules in everything else. The best man - that is to say, the strongest and cleverest - is likely to get the best woman, in the sense of the most beautiful person.
One of the great defects of English books printed in the last century is the want of an index.
Is woman a religion? Well, perhaps you will have the chance of judging for yourselves if you go to America. There you will find men treating women with just the same respect formerly accorded only to religious dignitaries or to great nobles.
French novels generally treat of the relations of women to the world and to lovers, after marriage, consequently there is a great deal in French novels about adultery, about improper relations between the sexes, about many things which the English public would not allow.
But every great scripture, whether Hebrew, Indian, Persian, or Chinese, apart from its religious value will be found to have some rare and special beauty of its own, and in this respect the original Bible stands very high as a monument of sublime poetry and of artistic prose.

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