JF Ptak Science Books LLC Post 544
Well. In this tortuously ripped 1907 poetic headbanger on blame and retribution and innocence--and somehow ultimately about capital punishment--are neural squeezings that I have never seen or heard before, which are so loftily bad, and so logically weak, as to make a grown man puddle-up in amazement. I don't want to get too far into this thing, as the entire entertainment part of the work can stop right at the sub-title, because this little pamphlet is just tremendously bad, it transcends being about bad; it climbs out of badness into the so-bad-it-is-good department, and then slips instantly into the bad-good-bad-bad genre.
Since woman has been made of a rib of man, and is the "pupil of man's schooling",
How then can woman obviate
the crimson flesh of shame;
when man becomes degenerate,
is woman then to blame?
For woman being part of man,
and should she cause an aching,
how can her sins be other than
the image of his making
It goes on from there, of course, but we really don't need to follow. The answer, by the way, is "yes".
When I first saw Rev. Posey Sr's.1947 pamphlet I thought that it read "How to be Happy Through Marriage". Oops. My mistake, though the title as it stands is infinitely more entertaining, what with the story being told in ten thrilling chapters (seeded over 28 sparse pages). In the final installment of these prescriptions for happiness in spite of it all, we are reminded that "Satan is God's arch enemy", and that "IF YOU WOULD BE HAPPY KEEP SATAN OFF YOUR SHIP" and "do all to the glory of god" and MARRY IN SEASON". DO NOT marry a man for a "meal ticket", or "to keep him from marrying someone else", and DO NOT marry too soon or too late. And so on. [Caps in original.]
There's much more sage advice sprinkled liberally around biblical verses, but I think you've already gotten enough of the flavor to appreciate the rest of the meal (food itself sometimes getting in the way of its promise).