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The Young Man's Friend contains, "...admonitions for the erring; counsel for the tempted; encouragement for the desponding; hope for the fallen." The book was developed out of lectures to a congregation of young men, and is intended to, "...lead the reader to cultivate the old Puritan integrity." This first section of the book includes lectures on virtue as manliness, the advantages and disadvantages of youth, sources of success in life, innocent recreation including useful reading and music, dangerous recreation including the theater and dancing, and the dangers and unreliability of wealth and fame.
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Eddy, Daniel C., "The Young Man's Friend (Part One)" (1856). Mother Home & Heaven. 46.