|C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the Worlds Best Literature.|
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.
|Extracts from Amiels Journal|
Womans Ideal the Communitys Fate
|By Henri Frédéric Amiel (18211881)|
Translation of Mary Augusta Ward
|DECEMBER 11TH, 1872.The ideal which the wife and mother makes for herself, the manner in which she understands duty and life, contain the fate of the community. Her faith becomes the star of the conjugal ship, and her love the animating principle that fashions the future of all belonging to her. Woman is the salvation or destruction of the family. She carries its destinies in the folds of her mantle.|| 1|