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The dedication of this volume reads: "To the young ladies of the Park-Street Parish, Portland, Maine, this little volume, originally prepared for their good, and in the form of lectures, delivered in their presence is affectionately dedicated by their friend and pastor." As the dedication indicates, the book was formed from a collection of lectures that have been rewritten as letters. This first letter of the book is about "The Influence of Christianity Upon the Condition of Females," and it enumerates the "blessings of Christianity" for women. The second letter, "The Requirements of Christianity at the Hand of Females," describes the "requisitions" that Christianity makes upon women. The third letter calls upon readers to remember to place "Duty before Pleasure." The fourth and fifth letters discuss the role of "Intellectual Improvement" including reading for women.
S. H. Colesworthy
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Young women--Life skills guides; Young women--Conduct of life; Women in Christianity; Self-culture; S.H. Colesworthy
Whitman, Jason, "The Young Lady's Aid to Usefulness and Happiness (Part One)" (1839). Mother Home & Heaven. 67.