A Practical View of Christian Education in Its Earliest Stages

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Cummings and Hilliard. Boston bookstore, no. 1, Cornhill, 1818 - Religious education - 196 pages

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Page 82 - And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Page 80 - Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too. Affectionate in look, And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men.
Page 165 - And David said unto Gad. I am in a great strait : let me fall now into the hand of the Lord ; for very great are his mercies : and let me not fall into the hand of man.
Page ii - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 52 - Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence, shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live ? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure, but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Page 20 - Solomon refers to the power of hnltit when he says, " train up a child in the way in which he should go ; and when he is old he will not depart from it ;" a power which cannot be employed too early in the aid of virtue and religion.
Page 129 - Christian morals, that no merits could atone for it. I cannot but think emulation an unhallowed principle of action ; — as scarcely, if at all, to be disjoined from jealousy and envy, from pride and contention ; — incompatible with loving our neighbour as ourselves ; — and a principle of such potency as to be likely to engross the mind, and turn it habitually and violently from the motives which it should be the great business of education to cherish and render predominant ; namely, a sense...
Page 138 - I entreat you, the experiment for yourselves, and you will find that the " ways of religion are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Page 28 - ... the human face divine," to recognise her smile, and to shew itself sensible of her affection in the little arts she employs to entertain it. Does it not, in no long time, return that smile, and repay her maternal caresses with looks and motions so expressive, that she cannot mistake their import ? She will not doubt, then, the importance of fostering in its bosom those benevolent sympathies 'which delight her, by banishing from her nursery whatever is likely to counteract them.
Page 29 - I may be pronounced fanciful; but I certainly think it would be of importance to keep sour and illhumoured faces out of a nursery, even though such faces were not commonly accompanied by corresponding conduct. I am persuaded that I have seen a very bad effect produced by a face of this kind on the countenance and mind of an infant. Is it not reasonable to suppose, that if an infant sympathizes with a smile, it may also sympathize with a scowl, and catch somewhat of the inward disposition which distorts...

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