Letters to Mothers

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Hudson and Skinner, 1838 - Child rearing - 240 pages
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Page 10 - How entire and perfect is this dominion over the unformed character of your infant. Write what you will upon the printless tablet with your wand of love. Hitherto your influence over your dearest friend, your most submissive servant, has known bounds and obstructions. Now you have over a new-born immortal almost that degree of power which the mind exercises over the body. . . . The period of this influence must indeed pass away; but while...
Page 186 - Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God : I am the LORD.
Page 239 - nay, it is my Saviour's shine. Now farewell world; welcome heaven. The day-star from on high hath visited my heart. Oh speak it when I am gone, and preach it at my funeral; God dealeth familiarly with man. I feel his mercy ; I see his majesty ; whether in the body, or out of the body I cannot tell, God knoweth ; but I see things that are unutterable.
Page 186 - The command derives force, from the situation in which it is placed, guarded by the majesty of Him from whom it emanates, and linked with the duty, which man owes to his Maker, and his Judge.
Page 62 - Our time is like our money. When we change a guinea, the shillings escape as things of small account ; when we break a day by idleness in the morning, the rest of the hours lose their importance in our eye.
Page 160 - Her cares," says her biographer, " extended .even to the animal creation ; while over her domestics she presided with the dispositions of a parent, providing for the improvement of their minds, the decency of their behaviour, and the propriety of their manners. She would have the skill and contrivance of every artificer used in her house, employed for the ease of her servants, and that they might suffer no inconvenience or hardship. Besides providing for the order, harmony, and peace of her family,...
Page 179 - He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. Love ye therefore the stranger : for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Page 64 - I saw that, while she studied her lesson, she hid her face in the book and wept. I felt sorry, and laid my face on the same book, and wept with her. Then she looked up, and was comforted, and put her arms around my neck; but I do not know why she said I had done her good.
Page 55 - ... bearing all things, believing all things, hoping all things, enduring all things.
Page 216 - I awoke in tears My beautiful boy drooped like a bud which the worm pierces. His last wailing was like the sad music from shattered harp-strings. All my world seemed gone. Still, in my agony, I listened, for there was a voice in my soul, like the voice of the angel who had warned me.

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