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On the title page of this book there is a quote from George Herbert that reads, "This is the famous stone That turneth all to gold: For that which God doth touch and own cannot for less be told." This book is divided into 18 chapters, Home Views of American Life, The Ideal of Womanhood, The Hope of Childhood, New Things, Solicitude of Parents, Reverence in Children, Brothers and Sisters, Marriage, Our Friends, Master and Servant, The Divine Guest, The Orphan, The Young Prodigal, Education of Daughters, Business and the Heart, Summer in the Country, Returning Home, and The Church in the House. The book aims to discuss the varying familial and social relationships that a typical American would have had in the middle to late 1800s.
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friendship, love, relationships, life, religion, children, youth, manners, etiquette, society
Friendship; Love; Life; Manners and customs; Etiquette; Church; Religion; Children
Osgood, Samuel, "The Hearth Stone: Thoughts Upon Home-Life in Our Cities" (1854). Mother Home & Heaven. 11.