Lectures, Discussions, and Proceedings Volume 5

Lectures, Discussions, and Proceedings Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...of the first habits, which will constitute the plane of future habits, are in this view ofvast importance, and exert a most decided influence both upon the child and the parent. On the child by training it up from the beginning in " the way it should go," and on the mother, by-beginning early to habituate herself to system and regularity, which will become more and more necessary, asthe infant advances into the state of childhood. In this early spring, this seed time of life; this season of sacred, tender affection and endearment, are to be stored up. in the inmost" nature of the little innocent, the first rudiments of those latent, filial affections, which are to form the ground of a celestial, heavenly influence, to temper, to restrain and sustain us in the conflicts incident to human existence. It is of great importance, to excite in the infant bosom those states of affection, towards parents, nurses and playmates so congenial to this tender age as frequently as possible, as they are among the best and happiest influences with which it can be surrounded, and among the most lasting of its early impressions. Beforeit is capable of actual transgression, and of course perfectly guiltless, it is open to a purer and holier influence," and' like the bee islaying up a store of honey in the inmost recesses of the hive, which will sustain it during the long and dreary winter of life. Let the mother assist with all her power by taking advantage of everyfavorable occasion, in _storing up this blessed honey, this hidden manna, which will form an internal store, adequate under the Divine blessing to feed and nourish it, through the wilderness of life, until it reach the borders of the heavenly Canaan, where other food...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904893
  • 9781236904898