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Letters to a Daughter and A Little Sermon to School Girls

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Helen Ekin Starrett, journalist, mother of two daughters, grandmother of seven granddaughters and teacher to many young girls at the Starrett School for Girls offers lessons in life and religion to girls about to "pass out from the guardianship of home into life with its duties and trials". (Summary by Bianca Kramer, quote from Letter I of this book)

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LETTERS TO A DAUGHTER AND A LITTLE SERMON TO SCHOOL GIRLS. BY HELEN EKIN STARRETT, Author of "The Future of Educated Women," etc. CHICAGO: JANSEN, McCLURG, & COMPANY. 1886. COPYRIGHT, BY JANSEN, MCCLURG, & CO. A.D. 1885. CONTENTS. LETTER I. BEHAVIOR AND MANNERS 5 LETTER II. SELF CONTROL AND SELF CULTURE 16 LETTER III. AIMS IN LIFE 27 LETTER IV. PERSONAL HABITS 35 LETTER V. SOCIETY CONVERSATION 46 LETTER VI. ASSOCIATES AND FRIENDS 59 LETTER VII. TACT UNOBTRUSIVENESS 71 LETTER VIII. WHO ARE THE CULTIVATED? 81 LETTER IX. RELIGIOUS CULTURE AND DUTY 88 A LITTLE SERMON TO SCHOOL GIRLS 101 LETTERS TO A DAUGHTER. LETTER I. BEHAVIOR AND MANNERS. My Dear Daughter: One of the greatest blessings I could wish for you, as you pass out from the guardianship of home into life with its duties and trials, is that you should possess the power of winning love and friends. With this power, the poor girl is rich; without it, the richest girl is poor... Continue reading book >>

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