Training of the Young in Laws of Sex

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byEdward Lyttelton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... WHICH MAY BE URGED 45 There are many men who sin against the law of continence who yet would never be guilty of seduction; and, again, it is not uncommon for a man who can afford it to maintain relations with a woman for a time and afterwards make handsome provision for her and enable her to live quietly and respectably for the rest of her days. Putting on one side the question of the abstract right or wrong of such conduct, it seems hardly fair to stigmatise it as cruel. This kind of excuse is, no doubt, common enough, but as hollow as any excuse can possibly be. Men do not sin to themselves alone. Suppose A. is rich enough to make a money provision for the woman he has chosen to consort with, what is the effect on B., who is impecunious? Of course he reasons 46 INCONSISTENT WITH with himself that if he had the money he would do likewise; but, as he has not, he must find his opportunities for indulgence as best he can. In other words, A., while solacing himself with the belief that he can sin in a refined way and without ill-treating his victim, by his example urges on B. to swell the volume of vice which is both coarse and cruel. And, secondly, the view of womanhood implied in this plea is nothing but barbarous. The unhappy partners of a rich man's lust are beings born with the mighty power to love, and are endowed with deep and tender instincts of loyalty and motherhood. When these divine and lovely graces of character are utterly shattered and foully degraded, the man on whom ail the treasure has been lavished tries to believe that he has made THE REAL FACTS. 47 ample reparation by an annuity of 501.! Of course two minutes' reflection would convince any one of the nature of this miserable mockery, and if he refuses to reflect on what...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... WHICH MAY BE URGED 45 There are many men who sin against the law of continence who yet would never be guilty o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217298907

ISBN - 13:9780217298902

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