CHAP. I. Address to women of rank and fortune, on the effects of their influence on society.—Suggestion for the exertion of it in various instances.
CHAP. II. On the education of women.—The prevailing system tends to establish the errors which it ought to correct.—Dangers arising from an excessive cultivation of the arts.
CHAP. III. External improvement.—Children's balls.—French governesses.
CHAP. IV. Comparison of the mode of female education in the last age with the present.
CHAP. V. On the religious employment of time.—On the manner in which holidays are passed.—Selfishness and inconsideration considered.—Dangers arising from the world.
CHAP. VI. Filial obedience not the character of the age.—A comparison with the preceding age in this respect.—Those who cultivate the mind advised to study the nature of the soil.—Unpromising children often make strong characters.—Teachers too apt to devote their pains almost exclusively to children of parts.
CHAP. VII. On female study, and initiation into knowledge.—Error of cultivating the imagination to the neglect of judgment.—Books of reasoning recommended.
CHAP. VIII. On the religious and moral use of history and geography.
CHAP. IX. On the use of definitions, and the moral benefits of accuracy in languages.
CHAP. X. On religion.—The necessity and duty of early instruction shown by analogy and human learning.
CHAP. XI. On the manner of instructing young persons in Religion.—General remarks on the genius of Christianity.
CHAP. XII. Hints suggested for furnishing young persons with a scheme of prayer.
CHAP. XIII. The practical use of female knowledge.—Sketch of the female character.—A comparative view of both sexes.
CHAP. XIV. Conversation. Hints suggested on the subject.—On the tempers and dispositions to be introduced in it.—Errors to be avoided.—Vanity under various shapes the cause of those errors.
CHAP. XV. On the danger of an ill-directed Sensibility.
CHAP. XVI. On dissipation, and the modern habits of fashionable life.
CHAP. XVII. On public amusements.
CHAP. XVIII. A worldly spirit incompatible with the spirit of Christianity.
CHAP. XIX. On the leading doctrines of Christianity.—The corruption of human nature.—The doctrine of redemption.—The necessity of a change of heart, and of the divine influences to produce that change.—A sketch of the Christian character.
CHAP. XX. On the duty and efficacy of prayer.