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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 second portion of the book continues the fifth letter about "Intellectual Improvement." The sixth letter, which is the longest, describes the "Female Influence" upon her household and community, and in particular the possibility that "Females can promote moral reform--by elevating their own characters." This second edition also includes two additional letters, the first urging women to prepare themselves for the possibility of having to support themselves and the second condemning the practice of joking about courtship and marriage.
S. H. Colesworthy
Christian women, advice, reading, moral reform, female influence, female reform societies, marriage, courtship, supporting oneself
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Young women--Life skills guides; Young women--Conduct of life; Women in Christianity; Self-culture; Marriage; S.H. Colesworthy
Whitman, Jason, "The Young Lady's Aid to Usefulness and Happiness (Part Two)" (1839). Mother Home & Heaven. 68.