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THE BOOK FOR
MOTHERS OF ENGLAND:
STRICTURES ON EDUCATION;
CONTAINING RULES TO COUNTERACT THE
IRREGULARITIES AND EVIL PROPENSITIES OF YOUTH.
BY JAMES ABBOTT, M.A.
(OF QUEEN'S COLL. CAMB.)
"AUTHOR OF "BRUNSWICK ESSAYS," &c., &c., &c."
LOCKWOOD & CO., 7, STATIONERS HALL COURT.
MOTHERS OF ENGLAND.
It is to you, that England looks for a race of Christian Patriots, says the "Quiver."-Home is your social circle; and, your Mission, to mould character,-to fashion yourself and your children after the model of Christ.
For the accomplishment of your great work, the instruments are your affections,-Love, is the wand by which you are to work your moral transformations in your fairy circle.
Gentleness, sweetness, loveliness, and purity, are the elements of your power. Your place was not appointed by the Creator, on Life's great battle-field-man is stationed there. It is for him to go forth armed for its conflicts and struggles,—to do fierce battle with the hosts of evils that throng our earth, and trample upon its blessings; but, your appointed sphere, is in the peaceful sanctuaries of home,-to walk in the noiseless vales of private life,-to smile on all around you.-There, you must rear the Christian Patriot and Statesmen,— the self-denying Philanthropist, and the obedient Citizen; and, in this little volume, which we have been called