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These Lectures were written for the particular Use of a School for Female Tuition; and were read to the Pupils on Sunday Evenings. Several judicious Writers, particularly. Dr. PRIESTLEY and Dr. Knox, on the Subject of Education, have recommended to those, who have the Management of Schools, to devote a part of the Sabbath to the religious and moral Edification of the Children intrusted to their Care. A Series of plain and familiar Discourses would, in their opinion, much contribute to this End. Sanctioned by these refpectable Authorities, the Author was induced to compose a Course of Lectures (from which the following are selected) that might principally apply
to the Female Sex, with Respect to Manners: For though there are some Duties of a general Nature, yet there. are others, which may be strictly called feminine. The Attention that was paid to them, during the Time of Delivery, by those, for whose Benefit they were designed, has convinced the Author of the Efficacy of this: Mode of Instruction, and it having been suggested to him, thař the Introduction of them into Schools might, in some measure, be useful, and that: the
younger Part of the Female Sex might derive an Advantage from rusing them, when their Éducation was finished, he has been prevailed on to commit them to the Press. As an Elementary Work, therefore, it is consigned to the Public, who have been disposed to receive favourably such Books as have been professedly written for the moral Improvement of the rising Generation.
INTRODUCTORY.—Address to the Pupils on
their Return to School-Design of the Lec-
The Subject continued-Docility-Cautions:
against Obftinacy, Sullenness and Self-conceit--a docile Temper acquired by Attenti-. on, a seasonable Taciturnity, and Consideration.
Sincerity characterized in Children-the Love
of truth should be early implanted in the Mind-Lying an odious Practice-its Motives and Consequences described.
The Influence of the Female Sex in Society,
as Daughters, Wives, or Mothers-on filial Affection and Obedience-on the Conduct of Daughters.
On the Duties of Wives.
'On the Duties of Mothers.