122 DOMESTIC EDUCATION.
consummate prudence and skill of their pious
mother, from which they never wandered, but
kept in it from the cradle to the grave. "The
path of the just is as the shining light, which
shineth more and more unto the perfect day."
The lives of these two noble sons of the noblest
mother of modern history beautifully illustrate
the proverb of Solomon. But who molded their
grand characters? Not the schoolmasters of the
Charter-house and Westminster schools in Lon¬
don, not the learned professors at Oxford. No!
they did not. The work was done by their illus¬
trious mother, wdiose prayers and tears, whose
watchings and teachings, whose rigid, but loving
discipline, were the crucible through which she
passed them, and brought them out as pure gold,
even as gold which can not be tarnished.
Jonathan Edwards is another example of suc¬
cessful child-training—another example of the
fulfillment of the divine promise, and also of in¬
herited greatness, because his father, his grand¬
father, his great grandfather, and his great, great
grandfather, were all distinguished for their piety
Both his mother and father were pious and
learned, " and paid particular attention to the
early culture of his mind as well as to bring him
up in the fear of the Lord." " The examples set