The Fireside; An Aid To Parents

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byArtemas Bowers Muzzey

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII. PARENTAL ANXIETIES. That great question propounded originally in the hill-country of Judea, and in relation to him who in after years was to herald the Messiah, is always raised in the heart of the thoughtful parent when first intrusted with the care of a mortal, immortal being:--" What manner of child shall this be?" The little one, all unaware of its own fearful destinies, is to other bosoms an object of untold anxieties. There are two spirits watching and waiting round it, to whom, from the earliest to the latest moment of its life, it is henceforth to be a fountain eithen of joy or of grief. First comes the anxious inquiry, Are the organs and functions of its body, that workmanship of God, so "fearfully and wonderfully made," all perfect and sound? If this question be answered affirmatively, another quickly presses on its footsteps, Are the powers of its mind sane and healthful? Does it show signs of intelligence? That interrogatory cannot be answered at once. But if the months and years, as they pass, at length relieve all anxiety on that point, yet another issue comes up. How shall this our child be established in the world? What is to be his calling? And what will help him to succeed in that calling? In what schools, and how, shall he best be trained for it? This daughter,--what is to be her fortune in life? O for some magic power to reveal to us her future condition! But have I unrolled the entire map, and shown all the regions of parental anxiety? Ah, no! there is one more yet, and great, indeed, it is. On any wise and prudent estimate of life, how insignificant does every other solicitude appear, when compared with this:--What is to be the character of our child? Will it be such that we can look upon it with satisfaction, and hear...

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIII. PARENTAL ANXIETIES. That great question propounded originally in the hill-country of Judea, and in relation to ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217080731

ISBN - 13:9780217080736

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