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In the preface, the author states that, "Society does little else than to teach its girls to be dolls and drudges," and that his purpose in the book is to give some suggestions as to how women's education should be improved so that women could fulfill their true potential. The "various duties of life" referenced in the title and which are the subjects of the fourteen lectures of the book include: physical, intellectual, and moral elopement; self-culture, improvement, dress, beauty, fashion, employment, education, the home relations, their duties to young men, marriage, womanhood, and happiness.
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Weaver, Rev. G. S., "Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women on the Various Duties of Life" (1878). Mother Home & Heaven. 55.