A Practical View of Christian Education in Its Earliest Stages
Cummings and Hilliard, Boston Bookstore, no. 1 Cornhill. University Press--Hilliard & Metcalf., 1819 - Religious education - 188 pages
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Page 79 - And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
Page 77 - Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too. Affectionate in look, And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men.
Page 158 - And David said unto Gad. I am in a great strait : let me fall now into the hand of the Lord ; for very great are his mercies : and let me not fall into the hand of man.
Page 151 - But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
Page 49 - Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence, shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live ? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure, but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Page 137 - Nowhere should prayer be happier than in the domestic sanctuary, so as to teach those who join in it, that the ways of religion are "ways of pleasantness, and all her paths," paths of
Page 41 - ... that putting off of the old man and putting on of the new...
Page 54 - ... and delight. Cowper's admirable little poem, on viewing his mother's picture, touches the hearts of all of us, because it describes scenes and feelings dear to every virtuous mind ; scenes and feelings of which many of us have partaken, and all wish to partake.
Page 27 - ... the human face divine," to recognise her smile, and to shew itself sensible of her affection in the little arts she employs to entertain it. Does it not, in no long time, return that smile, and repay her maternal caresses with looks and motions so expressive, that she cannot mistake their import ? She will not doubt, then, the importance of fostering in its bosom those benevolent sympathies which delight her, by banishing from her nursery whatever is likely to counteract them.
Page 27 - I may be pronounced fanciful; but I certainly think it would be of importance to keep sour and illhumoured faces out of a nursery, even though such faces were not commonly accompanied by corresponding conduct. I am persuaded that I have seen a very bad effect produced by a face of this kind on the countenance and mind of an infant. Is it not reasonable to suppose, that if an infant sympathizes with a smile, it may also sympathize with a scowl, and catch somewhat of the inward disposition which distorts...