Aphorisms on the mental culture and training of a child by Pye Henry ChavasseAphorisms on the mental culture and training of a child by Pye Henry Chavasse

Aphorisms on the mental culture and training of a child

byPye Henry Chavasse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877. Excerpt: ... APHORISMS.. Teach us what we shall do unto the child.--Jddgks. Train up a child in. the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.--Proverbs. A child left to himself bringeih his mother to shame.--Proverbs. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.--Lamentations. 1. A Feather-bed Life, in Boyhood, generates Selfindulgence.--Self-indulgence is the besetting sin of the present day. The young are made selfish from their boyhood upwards; they are taught to think much of themselves,--of their own comforts, of their own luxuries, of their own pleasures; and but little of others, or of any thing else besides. They are "rooted and grounded" in self-indulgence. Are such boys, as they grow up to manhood, likely to make fine and noble characters? I trow not! Truly,--a feather-bed life, in boyhood, generates self-indulgence. 2. A Mother's Eyes can see in her child what no one else can see--they only want directing aright. She can discern the slightest shade of illness passing over his countenance, which to every one else besides would be overlooked and disregarded; she can read the thoughts passing in his 'mind; she often can, and frequently does, before he has given utterance to them, anticipate his very wishes. A good mother's eyes, indeed, are marvellous in quickness, in intelligence, and in love, and are, as far as in her lies, ever watchful for the welfare of her child. True it isthat either ignorance, or over-indulgence, often blinds her eyes to his true interests; hence the necessity that her eyes be educated to observe and to discriminate. 3. A Mother's Influence.--What enchantment there is in a mother's influence over her child! There is something most mysterious about it: it exists, but how to explain it we cannot; it is...
Title:Aphorisms on the mental culture and training of a childFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217686672

ISBN - 13:9780217686679