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Letters to a Daughter on Practical Subjects Grace and Truth Books
  • ISBN: 001-648
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Page Count: 268
  • Publisher: Sprinkle Publications

Letters on Practical Subjects to a Daughter (William Sprague)

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Loaded with obvious connections to the book of Proverbs, this wise father and 19th-century pastor skillfully enriches his daughter’s life with letters of guidance.

Beautiful rose-colored cloth bound volume. Covers: friendships, education, reading, conversation, amusement, humility and more.

The reading of W.B. Sprague’s Letters To A Daughter was often attended by the impression that the author was a 19th century Solomon, intent upon imparting to his child wisdom and sanctified common sense much like the Proverbs. As a reader familiar with the Proverbs reads this volume, repeated connections will be easily seen between its practical directives and the inspired wisdom set before Solomon’s children.

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Letters on Practical Subjects to a Daughter

Loaded with obvious connections to the book of Proverbs, this wise father and 19th-century pastor skillfully enriches his daughter’s life with letters of guidance.

Beautiful rose-colored cloth bound volume. Covers: friendships, education, reading, conversation, amusement, humility and more.

The reading of W.B. Sprague’s Letters To A Daughter was often attended by the impression that the author was a 19th century Solomon, intent upon imparting to his child wisdom and sanctified common sense much like the Proverbs. As a reader familiar with the Proverbs reads this volume, repeated connections will be easily seen between its practical directives and the inspired wisdom set before Solomon’s children.

Contents

  1. Introductory Letter
  2. Early Friendships
  3. Education – General Directions
  4. Education – Various Branches
  5. Domestic Economy
  6. General Reading
  7. Independence of Mind
  8. Forming the Manners
  9. Conversation
  10. Amusements
  11. Intercourse with the World
  12. Marriage
  13. Forming Religious Sentiments
  14. Proper Mode of Treating Religious Error
  15. Practical Religion
  16. Self-Knowledge
  17. Self-Government
  18. Humility
  19. Devotion
  20. Benevolence
  21. Zeal
  22. Improvement of Time
  23. Preparation for Death

About the Author

William Buell Sprague (1795-1876) was an Congregational and Presbyterian minister and compiler of Annals of the American Pulpit (nine volumes, 1857–1869), a comprehensive biographical dictionary of the leading American Protestant Christian pastors during his times.

He was educated at Yale during the Presidency of Timothy Dwight and graduated in 1815. He then went on to study at Princeton Theological Seminary under the tutelage of Dr. Archibald Alexander. His first pastoral call was as the Assistant to Rev. Joseph Lathrop at the Congregational Church in West Springfield, Massachusetts in 1819, and after the Senior Minister’s death there, Sprague stepped into that role and served there nine more years. He later accepted a call to pastor the Second Presbyterian Church of Albany, New York , where he remained for 40 years.

Sprague wrote numerous books, including Letters to Young Men. 

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