The Female Student, Or, Lectures to Young Ladies on Female Education

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 258 pages
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This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from GeneralBooksClub.com. You can also preview excerpts from the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Published by: Scott, Webster, and Geary in 2009-08 in 15222915 pages; Description: Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: The End of Education. 15 never was man more disposed by principle and by feeling to apply that knowledge to the benevolent purpose of opening the heart to the influence of the truth which saves and sanctifies. Who would attempt to portray the character of Paul (or who would recognise the likeness if attempted) without the kindness, the gentleness, the suavity, and sympathy which he himself copied from the model of absolute perfection?" May you, my dear Christian pupils, in these respects, imitate St. Paul, even as he imitated Christ. LECTURE III. Nature and Objects of Education. The true end of education is to prepare the young1 for the active duties of life, and to enable them to fill with propriety those stations to which, in the providence of God, they may be called. This includes also a preparation for eternity; for we cannot live well, even in this world, without those disposi- tions of heart which are necessary to fit us for heaven. To discharge aright the duties of life, requires, not only that the intellect shall be enlightened, but that the heart shall be purified. A mother does not perform her whole duty, even when, in addition to providing for the wants of her children, and improving their understanding, she sets before them an example of justice and benevolence, of moderation in her own desires, and a command over her own passions: this may be all that is required of a heathen mother; but the Christian female must go with her little ones to Jesus of Nazareth, to seek his blessing; she must strive to elevate the minds of her offspring by frequent reference to a future state; she must teach them to 16 In what Education consists. hold the world and its pursuits in subserviency to more important interests, and to prize above all things that peace which, a...; Subjects: Women; Woman; Health & Fitness / Women's Health; Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Women; Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory; Social Science / Sociology / General; Social Science / Women's Studies;

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