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The Christian Mother
By John Abbott 1833
Chapter 1 The Mother's Responsibility
Chapter 2 The Mother's Authority
Chapter 3 The Mother's Difficulties
Chapter 4 Faults and Errors
Chapter 5 Religious Instruction
Chapter 6 Fruits of Piety
Chapter 7 Results
"Be an example . . . in speech, in the way you live,
in your love, your faith, and your purity." 1 Timothy 4:12
"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he
is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6
The object of this book is practical utility, not
literary effect. It was written for mothers in the common walks of life.
There are many mothers, in every village of our land, who are looking
eagerly for information respecting the government of their children. It is
hoped that the following treatise may render them some assistance.
Some people may object to the minuteness of detail, and
the familiarity of illustration, occasionally introduced. We, however, are
persuaded that this objection will not be made by mothers. Education
consists in attention to little things.
The religious sentiments inculcated in this book are
those usually denominated evangelical. We have proceeded upon the principle
that this present life is the commencement of external existence, and that
the great object of education is to prepare the child for its heavenly home.