Indeed, if by virtue these writers mean the exercise of those cardinal virtues, which like good housewives stay at home
, and mind only the business of their own family, I shall very readily concede the point; for so surely do all these contribute and lead to happiness, that I could almost wish, in violation of all the antient and modern sages, to call them rather by the name of wisdom, than by that of virtue; for, with regard to this life, no system, I conceive, was ever wiser than that of the antient Epicureans, who held this wisdom to constitute the chief good; nor foolisher than that of their opposites, those modern epicures, who place all felicity in the abundant gratification of every sensual appetite.
Jerry kissed the child and said, "Run in to mother, my pet, and tell her I think you had better stay at home
to-day and help her.
Jo caught a bad cold through neglect to cover the shorn head enough, and was ordered to stay at home till she was better, for Aunt March didn't like to hear people read with colds in their heads.
Then we'll send Amy off to Aunt March's for a spell, to keep her out of harm's way, and one of you girls can stay at home and amuse Beth for a day or two.
Man does not stand in awe of man, nor is his genius admonished to stay at home, to put itself in communication with the internal ocean, but it goes abroad to beg a cup of water of the urns of other men.
Our minds travel when our bodies are forced to stay at home.
Judging from appearances, his idea of a wife is a thing to love one devotedly, and to stay at home
to wait upon her husband, and amuse him and minister to his comfort in every possible way, while he chooses to stay with her; and, when he is absent, to attend to his interests, domestic or otherwise, and patiently wait his return, no matter how he may be occupied in the meantime.
Burge 'ull want to see me, and Seth shall stay at home
and begin the coffin.
Should he stay at home
with her, her mother and her sisters?
If they stay at home
they are not going to infect other people.
The squad needs positivity around it so I made the decision with lads' full backing that they should stay at home
Finally, all the men spoke about wanting to have one parent stay at home
with their child/ren because they (and their wives) believed it was better for children's development and well-being.