Of domesticall duties eight treatises. I. An exposition of that part of Scripture out of which domesticall duties are raised. ... VIII. Duties of masters. By William Gouge.
Gouge, William, 1578-1653.

§. 1. Of the heads of those common-mutuall duties.

IN the first part of this Treatise concerning Man and Wife, hath beene declared, who are so to be accounted: in this se∣cond part their common-mutuall duties are to be laid forth. These are either xabsolutely necessary for the being and abiding of mariage: or y needfull and requisite for the well being and well abiding of it, that is, for the good estate of mariage, and for a commendable, and comfortable liuing together.

There are two kindes of the former, 1. Matrimoniall Vnity.
2. Matrimoniall Chastity.  

The latter also may be drawne to two heads: for they are either such as the maried couple are mutually to performe each to other: or such as both of them are ioyntly to performe to others.

Those mutuall duties are 1. A louing affection of one to another.
2. A prouident care of one for another.  

Vnder that prouident care I comprise both the Meanes whereby it may be the better effected (which is Cohabitation) and the Matter wherein it consisteth:

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And this respecteth, 1. The Soule, 3. The Good-name of each other.
2. The Body, 4. The Goods    

The ioynt duties which are to be performed to others,

respect 1. Those who are in the house.
2. Those who are out of the house.  

They who are in the house are 1. Members of the familie.
2. Guests which come to the familie.  

Many more particulars are comprised vnder these generall heads, which I purpose distinctly to deliuer, as I come to them in their seuerall proper places.