Marriage and Love: Advice for Females which Also Includes Tips on Discouraging Sexual Adv

Marriage and Love: Advice for Females which Also Includes Tips on Discouraging Sexual Adv

by Ruth Smythers

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Overview

The more red-faced and bearded or impulsive a man, the more dark, calm, cool and quiet should his wife be; and vice versa. Those very fleshy should not marry those equally so, but those spare and slim. A spare man is much better adapted to a fleshy woman than a round-favored man. Two very beautiful persons rarely do or should marry; nor two extra homely. Learn all this and much, much more in Marriage and Love, a gem of Victorian wisdom on courtship and marriage, immoral conduct, and what to look for in a spouse. The ideal funny gift book for newlyweds or brides-to-be, it includes a potpourri of advice on such matters as wooing and courting; determining the character of a potential mate by hair color, eye color, nose type, laugh, and height; tips on encouraging—and avoiding—sex with your husband; how to dress up, spruce up, and be on the alert; and, of course, the acceptable length and frequency of unavoidable sexual encounters. Includes essential advice on: *Wooing and courting*Determining the character of a potential mate by hair color, eye color, nose type, laugh, and height*Tips on avoiding sex with your husband*The evils of novels and the theater*The dangers of over-corseting* • HowHow to dress up, spruce up, and be on the alert. ("Don’t wait too long to get one much more perfect than you are; but settle on some one soon."} • Appropriate night-wear for the wedded couple • The acceptable length and frequency of unavoidable sexual encounters


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762763900
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/11/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ruth Smythers was Beloved wife of The Reverend L.D. Smythers, Pastor of the Arcadian Methodist Church of the Eastern Regional Conference, and her book, Instruction and Advice for the Young Bride (On the Conduct and Procedure Of the Intimate and Personal relationships Of the Marriage State For the Greater Spiritual Sanctity Of this Blessed Sacrament And the Glory of God), were published in the year of our Lord 1894by Spiritual Guidance Press, New York City.

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On Courtship & Marriage: Bright red hair should marry jet black, and jet black auburn or bright red, etc. And the more red-faced and bearded or impulsive a man, the more dark, calm, cool and quiet should his wife be; and vice versa.The florid should not marry the florid, but those who are dark, in proportion as they themselves are light.Red-whiskered men should marry brunettes, but no blondes; the color of the whiskers being more determinate of the temperament than that of the hair. Gray eyes must marry almost any other except gray; and so of blue, dark, hazel, etc. Those very fleshy should not marry those equally so, but those spare and slim. A spare man is much better adapted to a fleshy woman than a round-favored man. Two who are short, thick-set and stocky, should not unite in marriage, but should choose those differently constituted. Those with little hair or beard should marry those whose hair is naturally abundant; still those who once had plenty, but who have lost it, may marry those who are either bald or have but little. Those who are bony, only moderately fleshy, quite prominent-featured, Roman-nosed and muscular, should not marry those similarly formed. Small, nervous men must not marry little, nervous or sanguine women, lest both they and their children have quite too much of the hot-headed and impulsive, and die suddenly. Two very beautiful persons rarely do or should marry; nor two extra homely. The fact is a little singular that very handsome women, who of course can have their pick, rarely marry good-looking men, but generally give preference to those who are homely. Noses indicate characters by indicating the organisms and temperaments. Accordingly, those noses especially marked either way should marry those having opposite nasal characteristics. Roman noses are adapted to those which turn up, and pug noses to those turning down; while straight noses may marry either. A timid woman should never marry a hesitating man, lest, like frightened children, each keep perpetually re-alarming the other by imaginary fears. Rapid movers, speakers, laughers, etc., should marry those who are calm and deliberate, and impulsives those who are stoical; while those who are medium may marry those who are either or neither, as they prefer.

Table of Contents

1. Wooing2. Marriage3. Manners4. Morals

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