If you are not maybe we are meant to be because you set a standard in me that no-one has been able to reach.
I write this because its the truth and im sure you wont see it but i still love you and as ive grown up into the fabulous woman that i am i regret not knowing then what i know now.
It is the purpose of this article to consider adultery with reference only to morality. Adultery is defined as carnal connection between a married person and one unmarried, or between a married person and the spouse of another. But it is condemned and punished only as a violation of the husband's rights.
The study of it, as more particularly affecting the bond of marriage, will be found under the head of DIVORCE. It is seen to differ from fornication in that it supposes the marriage of one or both of the agents. Alphonsus Liguori , with most theologians, declares that even between lawful man and wife adultery is committed when their intercourse takes the form of sodomy (S. Among such peoples the wife is commonly reckoned as the property of her spouse, and adultery, therefore, is identified with theft.
The recognized license of the Greek husband may be seen in the following passage of the Oration against Neaera, the author of which is uncertain, though it has been attributed to Demosthenes: "We keep mistresses for our pleasures, concubines for constant attendance, and wives to bear us legitimate children, and to be our faithful housekeepers.
Sexual commerce with one engaged to another does not, it is most generally held, constitute adultery. So it is that in some parts of Africa the seducer is punished with the loss of one or both hands, as one who has perpetrated a robbery upon the husband (Reade, Savage Africa, p. If, however, the wronged husband could visit swift and terrible retribution upon the adulterous wife, the latter was allowed no cause against the unfaithful husband; and this discrimination found in the practices of savage peoples is moreover set forth in nearly all ancient codes of law. In ancient India, "though destitute of virtue or seeking pleasure elsewhere, or devoid of good qualities, yet a husband must be constantly worshiped as a god by a faithful wife"; on the other, hand, "if a wife, proud of the greatness of her relatives or [her own] excellence, violates the duty which she owes to her lord, the king shall cause her to be devoured by dogs in a place frequented by many" (Laws of Manu, V, 154; VIII, 371).Claiming The Title, Honour, and Dignity of Baroness Nairne in The Peerage of Scotland. Case of James Innes Ker Baronet, claiming The Titles, Honours, and Dignities of Duke and Earl of Roxburghe, Marquis of Beaumont and Cessfurd, Earl of Kelso, Viscount of Broxmouth, and Lord Ker of Cessfurd and Cavertoun. Case on The Part of Sir Hugh Hune Campbell of Marchmont, Baronet, in Relation to The Claim of Francis Douglas Home, Esq. to The Titles, Honours, and Dignities of Earl of Marchmont, Viscount of Blasonberry, Lord Polwart, Reidbraes, and Greenlaw Case of Sir James Johnstone, Baronet, Claiming The Titles, Honours, and Dignities of Marquis and Earl of Annandale, Earl of Hartfell, Count of Annan, Lord Johnstone of Lochwood, Lochmaben, and Evandale. Among savages generally adultery is rigorously condemned and punished.