by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – The Blessers of Society
I have in my library the wonderful classic, “The Keeper of the Bees” by Gene Stratton Porter. One of my Above Rubies girls began to read it this week and read us a quote at breakfast time. I’ll share it with you, too.
“He had not the smallest obligation to the woman before him, other than the obligation that any man owes all women to love them honestly, to care for them gently, to respect their bodies as the vessels through which the world must be populated. That was a thing that had been hammered into him from the hour that he was old enough even remotely to understand its meaning. He must always take care of the women. He must always be polite to the women. He must always be kind to them. They must be taken care of because they were to make homes; they were to mother little children. They must be respected. They were the vessels that contained the seeds of life. From their loins must come the presidents and the senators, the governors and the business men, the captains and the sailors and the soldiers and the tillers of the soil and the ministers who filled the pulpits and the teachers who moulded the minds of youth in our schools.”
Did you love this? Nancy
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