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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 iufluence 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 which 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. Johnson.- Dryden.-Pope.- Milton.- Cow-

per.-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 influence which their truths have over
the mind in a season of affliction, and in a dying hour.—
Conclusion.

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.

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

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.

Subject continued--Mental cultivation will affix impor-

tance to the character. It will afford a superior degree

of happiness.

LETTER VI. Page 105.

The Plan which 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.-- Johnson.— Dryden.-Pope.- Milton.- Cow-
per.-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-
racter 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 influence which their truths have over
the mind in a season of affliction, and in a dying hour.-
Conclusion.

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