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CONTENTS.

MEMOIRS, Page 1.

LETTERS TO YOUNG LADIES.
On the Attention which should be paid to Reli-
gious Impressions, when at School.

LETTER 1. Page 27.
The design for which Children are sent to School.-All
the Religious advantages which were enjoyed at home not
to be expected there. --The dangerous iufuence of bad
example.- Proper female companions of importance. -
Objections urged against early piety.-It will make its
possessor melancholy.-- It will disqualify a person for as-
sociating with the polite orders of society. A future
time more suitable to attend to it.

LETTER II. Page 40.
Religious Impressions often powerful but transitory.--
Attention to personal religion must be habitual to be use-
ful.- Amusements sometimes injurious.--The manner in
which the Sabbath should be spent. On writing a Me-
moir. Its design and use.-Decided piety exposed to
ridicule, yet it ultimately commands respect,

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· LETTER VI. Page 105.
The Plan wbich should be adopted.-Books.-- Novels.--
Their Influence.-Exemplified by a fact.--Plays.-
Tragedy.-Comedy.-Their Influence.

LETTER VII. Page 119,
Remarks on the tendency of the writings of the celebra.
ted Essayists, Poets and Historians of our country,
Addison.-- Johnsou.— Dryden.--Pope Milton.- Cow-
pero-Montgomery.-Others.

LETTER VIII. Page 127.
The antichristian influence of polite literature to be
· counteracted by writings which are decidedly evangeli.

cal. The importance of making a proper selectio1).-The
Scriptures have a peculiar claim on our attention..--
Why.-'The Information which they impart on the cha-
raeter of the Supreme Being.-The immortality of the
sopl.-The cause of that universal disorder which prevails
in the natural and moral world.-How this disorder is to
be rectified. The influence which their truths have over
the miod in a season of afliction, and in a dying hour.---
Conclusion,

On the Influence of Religion in the formation of

the Moral and Intellectual Character.

LETTER 1. Page 55.

Human Nature depraved. This fact proved.--An en-
tire change necessary in the moral exercise of all the
mental faculties. By whom effected.--The connexion
which is established between the means and the end.

LETTER II. Page 00.
The change when effected visible to the individual-
to others.---Signs-choice of Society - decided profession
of attachment to Jesus Christ.-Candour --Humility.

. LETTER III. Page 76.

Subject continued.--Benevolence.--Zeal - Importance
of these principles in the feinale character in reference to
Sunday Schools and the Moral state of the Heathen

world.--The necessity of being babitually actuated by a

pure motive.

LETTER IV. Page 87.

The female mind capable of great intellectual improve-

ment. Not always made in proportion to advantages.-

The reason.- Regret often felt on reviewing the past.-

Reasons urged for the cultivation of the intellectual pow.

ers. The present time generally favourable. A culti-

vated mind better qualified to discharge the duties of life,

than an illiterate one.

LETTER V. Page 95.

Subject continued ---Mental cultivation will afix impor.
tance to the character.- It will afford a superior degree

of happiness.

· LETTER VI, Page 105.
The Plan wbich should be adopted.-Books.--Novels.
Their Influence. -Exemplified by a fact.--Plays.-
Traged y, Comedy.—Their Influence.

LETTER VII. Page 119,
Remarks on the tendency of the writings of the celebra.
ted: Essayists, Poets and Historians of our country.-
Addison.- Johnson. Dryden-Pope.- Milton, Cow-
pero-Montgomery.--Others.

LETTER VIII. Page 127.
The antichristian influence of polite literature to be
counteracted by writings which are decidedly evangeli-
cal. The importance of making a proper selection.-The
Scriptures have a peculiar claim on our attention.--.
Why.-'The Information which they impart on the cha-
raeter of the Supreme Being.-The immortality of the
soul. The cause of that universal disorder which prevails
in the natural and moral world.-How this disorder is to
be rectified.--The infuence which their truths have over
the mind in a season of affiction, and in a dying bour.---
Conclusion,

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