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Although the Author is fully convinced, that the premature publicaLion of this work will not do honor to himself or justice to the subject, yet he cannot longer resist the importunities of those who have earnestly solicited its publication in a cheap and abbreviated form. It will soon be revised, enlarged, and incorporated into the American Phrenological Journal. (See Prospectus of that work.)
It expounds scientifically the laws of man's social and matrimonial constitution ; and thereby exposes some of the evils caused by their violation : shows what organizations and phrenological developments naturally assimilate and harmonize with each other; that is, with whom given individuals can, and with whom they cannot, so unite as to live affectionately and happily: explains, in order to diminish or remove, occasions of discord between husbands and wives, by showing them how to adapt themselves to the phrenological developments of each other, and thus how to strengthen the ties of connubial love: and conducts all who follow its principles to a happy union for life with a congenial spirit. Some of its positions are new, others startling, and All vitally important to the virtue and well-being of man. Read attentively, ponder deeply, and act accordingly.
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.
Though the first edition of this work was all written in the business intervals of one week, and therefore, necessarily imperfect, yet an edi. tion of 5000 copies sold in three months. This, together with the almost unqualified commendation every where bestowed upon it, shows that the intrinsic merit of its malter—for which the reader is indebted to Phrenology---outweighed the minor defects of its composition. Only one point has been criticised, namely, that love constitutes matrimony; which, a little farther explanation and qualification wouid, doubtless, have rendered unexceptionable. But the argument on which it is based, is invulnerable, namely, that matrimony consists in mutual LOVE, and not in legal enactments; and that making it consist in its man-made ceremony, strips it of all those high and holy sanctions with which basing it in mutual love invests it; because the latter makes its origin divine,---the former, human. If legal enactments make and break marriage, it is easily broken and modified---and a very different thing one inch east of the line separating New York from Vermont, but quite another thing an inch west of that line.
But if marriage consist in mutual love, a feeling implanted by God, its origin is divine, and its obligations infinitely more sacred and binding than they can be made by all the legal injunctions and penalties that can possibly be thrown around it, Let this portion be read and pondered, and also the one entitled "Marry your First Love," which assigns the cause, and points out the only remedy, of licentiousness. As long as the main cause of this vice exists, and is aggravated by purse-proud, high-born, aristocratic parents and friends, and even by the virtuous and religious, just so long, and exactly in the same ratio. will this blighting Sirocco blast the fairest flowers of femalo innocence
and loveliness, and blight our noblest specimens of manliness. No sin of our land is greater. Reform in no other department of vice is equally demanded, and the Author wishes this work to contribute its share towards poining out the cause and remedy of this evil, and thereby promote moral purity. Those who concur in this opinion will, of course, aid in extending its circulation ---to facilitate which its price is put low, --but inose whom it rebukes, will of course rebuke ii; but ii will be like iron cutting steel. Its main positions are immutable, because founded in the nature of man. Let time be my judge, and common sense my jury.
Its directions to the married, if followed, will enable even those husbands and wives who disagree, to adapt themselves to each other as far as to prevent discord, if not to secure harmony of feeling and concert of action.
PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.
The second edition of 10,000 copies of this work was exhausted in four months, and the third edition, containing nearly three times as much matter as the first, and greatly improved in regard to style and arrangement, is now offered to the public. An important chapter has been added on FemALE EDUCATION, and another on "Single-Blessedness;" and that on “ Directions to the married,” has been enlarged so as to present the duty and means of making families happy, and neighborhoods agreeable.
Thus improved, it is sent forth to be an agreeable and healthful intellectual repast to the reader,---a beacon light to guard the unmarried against making matrimonial ship-wreck upon the rocks and shoals of discordant and unsuitable marriages; and a pilot to guide them into the haven of matrimonial felicity, as well as an olive-branch of peace to discordant husbands and wives.
Instead of encountering that deadly opposition which the Author expected it would excite, not only has its reception been most cordial, but hundreds have expressed the most heart-felt gratitude for the pleasure and profit of its perusal. To have thus laid my fellow-men under a contribution of gratitude by benefiting them, is the highest object of the labors and efforts of my life. It was written to do good, and its success in this respect gives me unspeakable pleasure. May it continue to throw a fresh stream of benign, purifying, and reforming influences over the marriage relations of mankind, till all are brought to drink deep, and drink through a long and happy life of reciprocal lore, at this fountain of connubial bliss.
THE AUTHOR. New York, 131 Nassau-OT.
APPLIED TO MATRIMONY. .
Max is eminently a social being. This is evinced by his phrenof al des elopments, and by his disposition to congregate and So frie sud-laps. His social affertions ewn lie at the very basis of and happiness, or vice and misery. Parental and conmuasal bse are among the highest species of enjoyment belonging toks Dicure; while blighted affections and family dissensions bear er fe ni bilet fruits he can listen the former, placing its happy preux dimre the rear h of trouble; and the latter, being the cank17-* vf his every pleasure. No element of his character is mirada se to virtue or happiness, and the destruction of none wand beave turn more utterly desolate and wreta bed.
Tiedste relations, how beautiful, how perfect throughout ! The laty Tenip, gathered around their own firende, how com. Sear, bu bappy! Ilusbanls and wines quriling the unalloyed 5*52's (baldal love-parents prolet lange their children, and
DI l.nurule the kind wir of parental fondness the rut pw.ng for the latter, anl the latter serving the locinet, malig up one another -- the elder children serving the
*T, and the younger changing atletunately around the elder - ul. le futruly commin ling their joy and sorrows; bound Dia ly the strongest and ment te nader ties of our nature; be*.*. atal trening the carrof attes tion, and reciprocating a continud muccession of kind otties. Oh! if there be a green spot mene on lasten earth-a pleasing puture upon wluh the fatiguuri nr pets with debt-a redeeming trait in fallen man-it is the huyn fuary— us domestuc bliss. What other class of faculties CHILD BEARING and Nursing. Addressed to Mothers.
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