|Title||First lessons in gentleness and truth (title page) |
|Author||Graves, Adelia C. (Adelia Cleopatra), 1821-1895 |
|Publisher||American Tract Society|
|Publisher Location||United States--Massachusetts--Boston |
|Publication Date||1854 |
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--wood engravings|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored wood engravings.|
Printed on the title page: By Aunt Alice.
In the preface, the author states that it is the "common practice … to cram infant heads and cloy infant minds with thoughts of the abstruser sciences" to the detriment of developing moral truths. Instead, the author proposes that "the moral affections continue to be cultivated; let their constant and perfect development be sought in the school room as well as at home; let duty be daily and hourly inculcated by 'line upon line, and precept upon precept, ' with the same good judgment which we manifest in caring for the intellect." Some of the topics presented include: Honor to Parents; On Behavior at the Table - Must drop all to please my parents; How to Behave at School; More About Our Habits - Using tobacco very filthy; Habits of Exercise - Must never sing or halloo in the street; I Must Be Industrious and Useful - Why I have tasks in sewing; and, I Must Be Careful of My Words - Little girls not much tempted to use wicked words.
A full text version of this title is available at: http://books.google.com/books?id=JoCOIw2sYpIC&lpg=PA1&ots=tcLmBJhLrt&dq=%22first%20lessons%20in%20gentleness%20and%20truth%22%20aunt%20alice&pg=PA2#v=onepage&q=%22first%20lessons%20in%20gentleness%20and%20truth%22%20aunt%20alice&f=false
|Contextual Notes||Adelia Cleopatra Graves was an American educator and author who wrote for the Baptist Sunday School Union under the pen name Aunt Alice.|
The American Tract Society was founded in New York in 1825 to publish evangelistic Christian literature.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature |
|Category||Manners and social etiquette|
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0387 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. BJ1631.A4 1854 |
|Physical Description||132 p.: illustrated; 16 x 13 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Photographed from original book in TIFF format using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/EOS 400D, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2009. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist A.66 |