“I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.”
1 Tim. 5:4
“The aged women… that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
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Donkersley, Richard – Facts About Girls for Girls 1860 220 pp.
Richmond, Leigh – The Dairyman’s Daughter n.d. 190 pp. A chapter book.
This is one of the 19th century’s most well-read stories for girls. Over 3 million copies sold before 1900. This true story is told by her pastor, Leigh Richmond, about young Elizabeth Wallbridge, who came to be known as “The Dairyman’s Daughter.”
A child of a poor dairy farmer in England, Richmond met Elizabeth in 1798 upon his arrival as the new minister on the Isle of Wight. He learned from her of a proud past in which she forsook all love of her family, but then of the sweet love of Christ which was formed in her and the shining testimony she became as a witness for Him with her holy life. Richmond regarded Elizabeth as “one of the best-versed persons in the Scriptures” whom he had ever met and considered meeting her one of the highest privileges of his life.
For Young Ladies
Letters on Practical Subjects to a Daughter n.d. 260 pp.
Mary of Bethany: a Talk to Christian Young Women 1903 19 pp.
Newcomb, Harvey – How to be a Lady: Containing Useful Hints on the Formation of Character 1852 225 pp.
Jackson, Sarah – Letters to a Young Christian 1852 100 pp.
This is a series of letters to a young girl outlining the basic demand of the Christian faith.
Wise, Daniel – The Young Lady’s Counselor 1851 255 pp.
Prentiss, Elizabeth – Stepping Heavenward 440 pp.
Prentiss was the daughter of Pastor Edward Payson. This is a fictional diary account of a 16 year old lady growing in life, motherhood and spirituality.
Wise, Daniel – Some Remarkable Women: a Book for Young Ladies 1887 245
“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish…”