Female characters by Henry ThorntonFemale characters by Henry Thornton

Female characters

byHenry Thornton

Paperback | January 19, 2012

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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. 1846. Excerpt: ... EUSEBIA. Ecsebia is one of those persons in whom has been fulfilled that promise of the Scripture, " Train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Both her father and mother were religious. The plan, therefore, of education pursued by the one was in no degree counteracted by the other. She was the child of many prayers. In her baptism she was devoted to God with sincerity and seriousness; and long before she had learned to offer her own infant supplications, many an earnest address had been presented to Heaven on her behalf. She was early inured to a discipline which was strict but not severe. It was such as was found sufficient to enforce prompt and uniform obedience to parental au thority; and this authority was often interposed without an explanation of all the reasons for the exertion of it. Habits were thus formed in childhood, which greatly facilitated a course of right practice in maturer years. Temperance, selfdenial, regularity, punctuality, bodily as well as mental industry, were enforced upon her nearly in the same manner in which they are insisted on by some correct and considerate parents of a worldly cast. Eusebia, in this respect, had all the advantages of Amanda, whose character, and also that of Theodosia, will now come again under review. Eusebia and Amanda, in their youth, had many similar occupations, and some of the same masters. In the case, however, of the former, a greater share of attention was paid to useful objects. In point of natural talents, as well as rank in life, they were nearly equal, and in both were far above mediocrity. But while the imagination of the one was more highly cultivated, or, as I may quite as properly say, was more amply indulged, the reasoning powers of t...
Title:Female charactersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217212557

ISBN - 13:9780217212557