Miscellaneous Works; Stories for Persons in the Middle Ranks. Tales for the Common People. Strictures on Female Education. Hints Towards Forming the Character of a Young Princess. Estimate of the Religion of the Fashionable Volume 1

Miscellaneous Works; Stories for Persons in the Middle Ranks. Tales for the Common People. Strictures on Female Education. Hints Towards Forming the Character of a Young Princess. Estimate of the Religion of the Fashionable Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...is wrong; for the opinions and practices fixed at this important season are not easily altered; and an early habit becomes rooted into an inveterate prejudice. By this oversight, even the friends of religion may be contributing eventually to that abolition of the Lord's day, so devoutly wished and so indefatigably laboured after by its enemies, as the desired preliminary to the destruction of whatever is most dear to Christians. What obstruction would it offer to the Vol. r. D D general progress of youth, if all their Sunday exercises (which, with reading, composing, transcribing, and getting by heart, might be extended to an entertaining variety) were adapted to the peculiar nature of the day? Those whose own spirits and vigour of mind are exhausted by the amusements of the world, and who therefore grow faint and languid under the continuance of serious occupation, are not aware how different the case is with lively young people, whose spring of action has not been broken by habitual indulgence. They are not aware that a firm and well-disciplined intellect wants, comparatively, little amusement. The mere change from one book to another, is a relief almost amounting to pleasure. But then the variation must be judiciously made, so that to novelty must be superadded comparative amusement; that is, the gradation should be made from the more to the less serious book. If care bo thus taken that greater exertion of the mental powers shall not be required, when, through length of application, there is less ability or disposition to exert them; such a well-ordered distinction will produce on the mind nearly the same effect as a new employment. It is not meant to impose on them such rigorous study as shall convert the day they should be taught to love...show more

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  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545052
  • 9781236545053