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May you so raise your character that you may help to make the next
age a better thing, and leave posterity in your debt, for the advantage it
shall receive by your example.

LOND HALIFAX,

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOL. I.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED BY EVERT DUYCKINCK, NO. 102 PEARL-STREET.

George Long, printer.

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CONTENTS

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1813

INTRODUCTION

CHAP. I.

Address to women of rank and fortune, on the effects of their in-

fluence on society. Suggestions for the exertion of it in various

instances

CHAP. II.

On the education of women. The prevailing system tends to es-

tablish the errors which it ought to correct. Dangers arising

from an excessive cultivation of the arts

27

CHAP. III.

External improvement. Children's balls. French governesses 38

CHAP. IV.

Comparison of the mode of female education in the last age with

the present

CHAP. V.

On the religious employment of time.

On the manner in whick

holidays are passed. Selfishness and inconsideration consi der-
ed. Þangers arising from the world

50
CHAP. VI.

Filial obedience not the character of the age. A compartson

with the preceding age in this respect. T'hose who cultivate

the mind advised to study the nature of the soil. Unpromising

children often make strong characters. Teachers too apt to
devote their pains almost exclusively ta children of parts

61
CHAP. VII.

On female study, and initiation into knowledge. Error of culti-

vating the imagination to the neglect of the judgment. Books

of reasoning recommended

CHAP. VIII.

On the religious and moral use of history and geography

80

CHAP. IX.

On the use of definitions, and the moral benefits of acouracy in

language

90

CHAP. X.

On religion. The necessity and duty of early instruction shewn

by analogy with human learning

94

CHAP. XI.

On the manner of instructing young persons in religion, general

remarks on the genius of christianity

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CHAP. XII.

Hints suggested for furnishing young persons with a scheme of

prayer

116

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