Womankind Volume 1

Womankind Volume 1

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... or be trusted, to keep a conversation above chatter, had better only read to the old women they are not quite sure of, with only enough preliminary and conclud ing civility to satisfy the demands of good manners, and to hurt no one's feelings. School is a place where more good can be safely done; but this must have a chapter to itself, and need not be more than mentioned here; but there are a few other acts of charity that are very beneficial, and in the power of those who may not have the ability to teach a class. One is to read with a servant preparing for Confirmation or for Communion--a thing much needed, for even when a girl has been at a good school, there have often been several years almost a blank as to religious instruction or impression after she has gone out to service. Or special instruction may be given to pupilteachers, who require contact with really superior and educated minds, to bring them up to present requirements; and to whom lessons on any one or two subjects--such as music, history, or those religious points given out by the diocesan inspectors--are peculiarly useful. Again, there are children taken early from school, or unable to attend on Sundays, who will generally be most thankful to become private pupils; and this is really the work that perhaps tells the most of all on their affections and character; and it can be carried out by the most shy and diffident person who is really in eamest. Presiding over mothers' meetings had better not be attempted by anybody under five-and-twenty, except as an extremely temporary substitute for the real president. The principle of the thing must be that the care of the poor, either by our means or by our personal exertions, or both, is our bounden duty. l The mode...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236752724
  • 9781236752727