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CHAPTER XIII. Aceideuts and reverses often found to cool

affections of Relatives in adolescence and maturity, even

when some care has been employed to excite, and main.

tain them during Childhood........

CHAPTER XIV. The attachments of Children will direct

their future taste................................... 96

CHAPTER XV. Good-nature an essential in all characters :

pone can be amiable without this quality ............. 103

CHAPTER XVI. Infant prejudice and opinion often formed

without any reason. Humanity useless, if it be only passive 110

CHAPTER XVII. Kindness to brutes next in inportance.

Domesticated animals demand our peculiar care ......... 120

CHAPTER XVIII. Forbearance. Our nature being prone to

rebel, the will cannot too early be brought under sub-

jection...

........... 128

CHAPTER XIX. When the Infant is able to distinguish one

object from another, he can also understand on being told

he is doing wrong....

..... 134

CHAPTER XX. When submissiou bas once been insisted

on, the Mother should persevere till she conquers. ...... 145

CHAPTER XXI, Childhood the season of innocence, art-

lessness, and simplicity ............................ 153

CHAPTER XXII, A Child with affectation of manners has

ceased to possess the most engaging charm of his age .... 160

CHAPTER XXIII. Selfishness of Children the grand prevail.

ing fault in this Age................................ 168

CHAPTER XXIV. A modest diffidence always pleasing, and

the general accompaniment to merit. Grown Persons too

ready to give assistance to Childreu, even where they do

not require it. The natural Powers should have oppor-

tunity for Exertion..........

........ 174

CHAPTER XXV. Generosity a noble feature in young

minds, and one which marks exaltation of character ..... 180

CHAPTER XXVI, Meanness of soul opposed to a generous

spirit...

.......... 186

CHAPTER XXVII. Temperance prepares for industry.

Children being naturally active, should have a provision of

employment to work upon ..........

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EARLY EDUCATION

PART 1.

INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER.

" HE COMETH FORTH LIKE A FLOWER.

When reason first begins to dawn in an infant, we notice the first shoots or seeds of passion; they are very weak, and we give to them the general name of emotions.

To every regular passion, there are three steps ; and there are sometimes as many more from passion to excess. A cause arises and produces emotion ; emotion continued, increases to affection; affection encouraged, swells into passion. So far we permit: the passions are given us by the Almighty to agitate the stream of life, which would otherwise stagnate ; and to produce some strong current, into which we commit ourselves and our possessions; for one undeviating course must be equally ours if eminence be our wish, and one bright goal will be deep seated in our hearts, when virtue is our aim. The pursuit of knowledge is, in general, favourable to virtue. In

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