A Practical View of Christian Education in Its Earliest Stages
Cummings and Hilliard. Boston bookstore, no. 1, Cornhill, 1818 - Religious education - 196 pages
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Page 82 - 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.
Page 20 - Solomon refers to the power of hnltit when he says, " train up a child in the way in which he should go ; and when he is old he will not depart from it ;" a power which cannot be employed too early in the aid of virtue and religion.
Page ii - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 102 - ... godliness hath promise of the life that now is," as well as of that which is to come.
Page 163 - 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: but let me not fall into the hand of man.
Page 186 - But all is in His hand whose praise I seek. In vain the poet sings, and the world hears, If He regard not, though divine the theme. 'Tis not in artful measures, in the chime And idle tinkling of a minstrel's lyre, To charm His ear, whose eye is on the heart ; Whose power can disappoint the proudest strain, Whose approbation — prosper even mine.
Page 136 - I entreat you, the experiment for yourselves, and you will find that the " ways of religion are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Page 33 - If his own feelings are impressed by the picture he presents, those of his child are not likely to be altogether unmoved. But reverse the case as to the parent, and what is to be expected from the child ? Who can be so absurd as to hope, that, when religious truths are taught as a schoolmaster teaches the grammar, good impressions will be made on the heart ? Do we see in fact, that when the Catechism la so taught, any such i sion is made.
Page 29 - Is it not reasonable to suppose, that if an infant sympathises with a smile, it may also sympathise with a scowl, and catch somewhat of the inward disposition which distorts the features of the nurse ? Thus begin the efforts of a parent to cherish all that is benevolent and affectionate in the bosom of a child ; and to prevent the growth of every thing of an opposite nature. And who shall presume to assign limits to the importance of such efforts in the education of a being whose leading disposition,...
Page ii - DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT. DISTRIcT CLERK'S OFFIcE. BE it remembered, that on the...