James Brewster on the creation of woman as a helper for man

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... Man alone, or men by themselves, removed from the influence of woman, or refusing to admit such influence, seem always to approach the fierceness of the brutal tribes, and to become a rude and iron race; but when placed within the reach of the qualities peculiar to the female character, “their graceful acts and thousand decencies,” become softened and refined, wiser and better, than, with all their superior powers, they could otherwise have been. The formation of woman thus farther manifests the wisdom and goodness of the gracious Creator; and, by the exercise of her peculiar powers, she is capable of proving the source of the greatest good in the life of man. ...

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