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The Daughter-in-law, her Father, & Family

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Author: Barbara Hofland
Published: 1812
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,995 / 117 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 13.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 761
Added to site: 2010.12.18 29945

unded by young people; and to teach that the true groundwork of charity is a liberal economy. These precepts the wise mother inculcated by familiar examples, drawn from the objects and persons around them: for she well knew, that however desirous children may be to retain rules, given by those they love, and to treasure sentences uttered by dying lips, yet the natural volatility of youth, and the variety of pursuits they are engaged in, render it next to impossible that they should retain the spirit of a moral precept, unless it be embodied by example.

The reader must not suppose, that because Mrs. Franklin was now particularly anxious as to the state of her Louisa's mind, that she had been negligent in times past; on the contrary, she had ever been the most active and tender governess of her little girl, and had, till after the birth of her son, been herself the sole instructor of Louisa; after that time she had become a day-boarder in a neighbouring boarding-school, where she had made considerable pr



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