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OR A

PRACTICAL PLAN

FOR THE

STUDIES OF YOUNG LADIES.

WITH

AN ADDRESS

TO

PARENTS, PRIVATE GOVERN ESSES, AND

YOUNG LADIES.

BY ELIZABETIL APPLETON.

It is, methinks, a very melancholy consideration, that a little negligence
can spoil us, but great industry is necessary to improve us.-Spectator, No. 57.

LONDON :
PRINTED FOR HENRY COLBURN,
CONDUIT STRB B T, HANOVER SQUARE.

1815.

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TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

THE COUNTESS OF

LEVEN AND MELVILLE.

MADAM,

I had made some progress in the following work, when I had the honour to be appointed preceptress to your daugh

ters.

Upon an impartial examination of these young Ladies, I discovered in them a steadiness of principle, and a nobleness of ac

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quirement surprising in persons of their tender years, and as uncommon by the too prevailing mode of education.

With pleasure, with pride, I made the remark; and felt only anxious to trace bạek this exquisite singularity to its grand cause. The task was easy. I found it to have an origin in the fulfilment of every maternal duty. From their infancy you, Madam, had been a real mother, a friend, a companion. With every soft embrace you instilled a lesson of piety, of virtue, of honour. With every recreation of infancy you wove a principle of goodness, or of morality.Thus in a few precious years, having secured the useful of education, you allowed your children to seek for elegance; and elegance was added, under the most lovely

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