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THE

MOTHER'S ASSISTANT

AND

YOUNG LADY'S FRIEND.

WILLIAM C. BROWN, EDITOR.

Our babes shall richest comforts bring;
If tutored right they'll prove a spring

Whence pleasures ever rise;
We'll form their minds with studious care,
To all that's manly, good and fair,
And train them for the skies.'

Dr. Nathaniel Cotton.

"WHEN her little party of friends were somewhat fatigued, and my sister was at a loss to
present them with fresh amusement, she sat down in the midst of them, and spontaneously
began talking about the goodness of Jesus Christ. She touched on ihe most prominent
events in his life with such simplicity and animation of countenance, as interested all her
visiters and me likewise.' - Martha, by Rev. Andrew Reed.

JULY 1843, TO JULY 1844.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM C. BROWN.

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CONTENTS.

A Word with Mothers, (Prize Essay,)... 145
A Mother's Faithfulness and her Reward,153
A Beautiful Picture,

. 178
Advantages of Maternal Associations, ..197
A Delighiful Reminiscence,

223

A Hint to Parents, .

.56

Award of the Premiums,

73

Beautiful Thought,

117
Cheap Publications,

175

Conversion of my Little Daughter, 74

Domestic Joys,

269
Daughters,

.249
Essentials to Right Government, (Prize

Essay,);
Early Rising - Occupations,

201

Home,

169

How to make Home Pleasant to Chil-

dren,

..217

Happiness of Children,

83

Influence of a Man's Wife on his Char-

acter and Destiny,

. 151

Instruction of Children,

196

Influence of Kindness,
Lessons of Benevolence,

.30
Letter from a Mother,

. 176
Make Home a Happy Place,

25
Melancholy Event,

· 151
Mothers can do Great Things,

.227
My Little Daughter,

.34
Napoleon's Account of his Mother, 154
Pious, Intelligent Fathers,...

35
Selfishness in Children,

-49
The Religious Teaching of Children, .. .265
The Wife, a Being to Come Home to, ..271
The Irreligious Home,

. 177
Things Good and Bad in Family Man-
agement,

.241

The Family School,

.247

The Day of Small Things,

250
The Broken Vase,

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. 143

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...121

A Daughter's Love,..

.. 160
A Temperance Girl,

210
Affectionate Letter,

202

An Affecting Tale of Truth,

.85

'A Word, a Tone, or Look,' &c., ......94

Beautiful Experiment,

260
Cultivation of the Female Mind,

.273
Duty of the Christian to Cultivate the
Intellect, (Prize Essay,)..

229
Ellen, or the Visit of the Rod,

239
Emma Hervey,

-61
Flirting,

- 235
Female Influence and Energy, ..276
Female Ornaments,

..279
Females in Europe,

- 280
Female Independence,

.91

Female Dress,

. 129

German Manners,..

162

How to Live so as to Secure Life's Great

End,

Interesting Incident,

131

I Will have my own Way,.

134

Lake George,

157
Lady Jane Grey,...

.263
Marriages in Persia,

259
Mythology of the Ancients, and Chris-
tianity,

.40
Power of Female Influence,..

.37
Prairie Flowers,

.212
Respect to the Aged,

47
Robert Southey,

131
Something for Sisters,

. 165
Syracuse,

..260
Sad Reverse of Fortune,

264
"She hath done what she could,

. 15
The Moral Power of Woman, (Prize
Essay,)......

181
The best Style of Manners,

. 158

The Choice,

205

The Revenge,

.214

The Scotchman's Advice to his Daughter,216

The Domestic Angels,

233

Touching Story,

..238

The Duel,

.253

The First Loaf,..

19

...95

..47

..234

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past life.

It has been often and truly said, that early impressions are the most lasting upon the memory. It is so in my own history, for there is no place so dear to my heart as my childhood's home. The elms in front of the house, waving their dark, green foliage in the summer breeze, the garden, the orchards, the broad waving fields, and last, but not least by far, my father's cottage. These appear conspicuously before my mind. I love these scenes, but they are not the charm of that consecrated vale, nor the brightest, dearest spot on the green of my

Ah, no! I had a mother's kindly sway over my spirit, moulding it in the form of her own character; and sweet to my remembrance now, even in the days of womanhood, are my carliest prayers, my mother's first lessons; and they will never be effaced while life and reason remain.

Not long since I visited my paternal home. All around seemed familiar to my eye and ear.

The birds sung as sweetly, the brooks murmured the same rippling song they did years ago. There was not, apparently, more moss gathered on the venerable iron-bound bucket, than decked its oaken sides from my earliest recollection. Nature had wrought in her season her various changes, and, as I gazed upon her works, I almost felt that I was a child again, dependent on a parent's care.

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