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Thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.-DEUT. vi. 7.
He blesseth the habitation of the Just.-PROV. iii. 33.
This we ought to be constantly intent upon as the business of our lives-our daily work-to get our spirits so attempered and fitted to heaven, that if we be asked what design we drive at, what we are doing, we may be able to make a true answer, We are dressing ourselves for eternity.-HowE.
THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION OF
EDUCATION OF A FAMILY,
EXEMPLIFIED IN THE MEMOIRS OF
THREE OF THE DECEASED CHILDREN
REV. LEGH RICHMOND.
PUBLISHED BY JONATHAN LEAVITT, 182 BROADWAY.
CROCKER & BREWSTER, 47 WASHINGTON-STREET.
TO MRS. RICHMOND.
ALLOW me to present to you the following little work, in which I have endeavoured to draw out your late husband's plan of education, and to illustrate its success in the conversion of three of his children. The materials placed in my hands appeared to me too valuable to be buried in oblivion; and I am persuaded I shall receive the thanks of every Christian parent for having brought before them such an examplar to direct and encourage them in their own labours. My excellent friend has long since been known as a minister of the gospel and the advocate of our religious societies, and "his praise is in all the churches." But in the following pages it will be seen that his private character, as the father of a family, shone with no less bright a lustre, and is worthy to be held in still higher estimation.
My heart's desire and prayer to God for you and for every member of your family is, that you may continue to follow Christ after the example