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340 CAIiUINa A SPADE A SPADE.
Plaint Speaking Is Both A Difficult And ...
what bearings called they a spade of all . talking the Only facts very about , and young , " in set peop common out le , upon who parlance the are I other gnorant , " don tack 't of know and the
recommend are invariably holding , up the spade to public opprobrium , ; " and withering it is rarel sarcasm y long and before made to they comprehend are pulled that sharp the ly spade up by niust some ,
and for some sufficient , social reasons had better be , treated as—a silver Thus spoon far . we must in concession to common sense , and to go
what aside well the has constituted question been so of happ mind immoralit ily would called y , in the willing the modest ordinary ly read y of sense nature the details of . the Putting word of a ,
no - revolting the particulars cruel murder unchristian of or some infliction of as our simp of old torture ly executions intolerable . Most are readers to not contemp feel so much late that ,
wrong and the , same , criticism is , stretched over many horrors yet amidst would us . It not is wish a veil to of see mercy raised . One unless which for the indubitable sufferers relief themselves . But
like all the moral laws which environ our complex humanity , there necessity Is a limit of to this equall salutary y salutary silence speech ; a limit , without imposed which by the the occasional drifts of rise and overwhelm
evil would accumulate in the darkness , and _preserved even and taug the ht . purity systematicall The and Bible the , y whose by innocence all extremel pastors for whose of y definite every sake Christian words the silence are Church read is , lainand
Is the main standpoint for this necessary p-speaking , are before excep wandering few t him in ) , its circles thoug with plain where a hts bald injunctions of man simp its authorit , licity and are which holding y incessantl is absolutel he up would the y pressing y unqualifie denied not tolerate ( upon and d truth from they the
surrounding any Sitting other source one object day . recalled last summer only that in natural a green law field of vegetable where exist every
ence in which there is no moral responsibility , a friend of mine ( alludinto the prevalent relaxation of public opinion in regard
g points both to of creeds view and from morals which ) even observed murder sarcasticall and adultery y , " . There may are be
black defended shine . _" with Yes reflected ; there axe bri points htness of and vieiv whiteness from which , if we sufficiently can see g
polished , and though murder Is rather a stumbling-block to most have people heard ( because the it first is -named ugly , and sin the and penalty the moral somewhat right heavy of suicide ) , we
who eloquentl abhorred y defended " superstition by cultivated " and , reasonable were decidedl , well y - in behaved the advanced people ,
guard common of words progress used . Of by ray course , friend they in did the not grass employ field elective the ;— coarse they affinities could and
hardly do so in conversation j—they talked rather of
340 Caiiuina A Spade A Spade.
340 CAIiUINa A SPADE A SPADE .
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), July 1, 1863, page 340, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01071863/page/52/