128 DOMESTIC EDUCATION.
accomplished gentlemen and the accomplished
lady. But this gentleman and this lady will be
as butterflies, or humming birds—never the use¬
ful bees. Like butterflies and humming birds
they will always be seeking the nectar of amuse¬
ments and pleasures to gratify themselves and to
terminate upon themselves. To plan and to exe¬
cute for the well-being of others will form no
portion of their daily thoughts, will never enter
into their daily schemes of employment and en¬
joyment. Like butterflies and humming birds,
they will live and die; like humming birds and
butterflies, their memories will perish forever.
b. Education domestic, under other principles,
may produce the dandy and the flirt, whose
thoughts and whose sentiments will be akin to
the gentleman and lady I have just described,
with this difference;—they will live, move, and
have their being on a lower plane of action.
c. Domestic education under other principles
will produce the gambler, the thief, the robber,
the assassin, or the drunkard, the prostitute, the
harlot, the debauchee, whose planning and execu¬
ting will be the work of devils; their lives will
be stained by vice, crime, and blood; their death
will be accompanied by condemnation and curses
upon the fathers who begot them and the mothers
who brought them into this world.