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A Father's Instructions
Consisting of Moral Tales, Fables, and Reflections


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Education

  • Date Published: July 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108077590

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  • A physician and medical reformer enthused by the scientific and cultural progress of the Enlightenment as it took hold in Britain, Thomas Percival (1740–1804) wrote on many topics, including public health and demography. His volume on medical ethics is considered the first modern formulation, and it and several of his other works are reissued in this series. This short book of improving tales, first published in 1777, and revised and enlarged in 1779, was originally written for his own children, and, as he says, the articles 'are placed in the order in which they were written … as leisure allowed, or as the subjects of them were suggested'. The little stories contain lessons on obedience to parents, family affection, and kindness to animals, among many other examples of moral instruction. Percival refers to the book as 'Part the First', but a further collection seems never to have been published.

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    • Date Published: July 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108077590
    • dimensions: 217 x 142 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I
    Part II.

  • Author

    Thomas Percival

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