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its weight to the name it bears, or to the person who first gave it currency.

In quoting the sayings of ancient writers, I have taken the liberty of altering here and there a word without in the least changing the sentiment.

If parents or teachers put this little thing into the hands of the young, I think they have no reason to dread any bad effects from it, and they may see some advantage.

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PART 1.

Moral Marims. ). On the Improvement of the Mind.............. 2. On Good and Bad Tempers................... 3. On Obedience to Parents and Teachers....... 4. On the Choice of Companions and Friends. 5. On Conversation. ....................

On Books and Reading. ..................... 7. On Time...........................

On Diligence and Delay. ............ ......

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PART II.

Religious Maxims. 1. On Piety in General. 2. On Repentance. ........................... 3. On Faith in Christ. ............ 4. On the Influence of the Holy Spirit. .... 5. On a good Conscience........... 6. On the Holy Scriptures. .... 7. On Meditation. ............... 8. On Prayer. .................

9. On a Holy and Useful Life. ...... 10. On a Happy Death............. 11. On various Subjects........

PART III.
Directions, or Short Hints of Advice.

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PART 1. .

MORAL MAXIMS.

On the Improvement of the Mind.

1. 'TIS education forms the youthful mind; Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclin'd.

Pope. 2. Where we perceive a thirst for information .and a habit of attention, we may expect to see a pleasing progress in learning.

3. As wholesome food and constant exercise are conducive to the health and strength of the body, so useful knowledge and frequent meditation promote the vigour and happiness of the mind.

4. There is a vain curiosity, employed about mere trifles, and there is a laudable and inquisitive curiosity, which is the noble spring of all improvement.

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tion. Solon's thirst after knowledge continued to the last, and it was his common saying, I grow old learning many things.

On good and bad Tempers and Dispositions.

19. Selfishness is a swamp that sucks in all and gives out nothing.

20. Pride is a cold, stormy, barren mountain ; humility, a warm, serene, fruitful valley.

21. Melancholy is an overclouded sky, settling into thick fogs or heavy rains; cheerfulness is the sunshine of life, which scatters our vapours and cares.

22. Meekness repairs the mischiefs done by anger; and instead of the bloody spear, sends the olive branch of peace.

23. One mild word, says the proverb, will quench more heat than a bucket of water.

24. A generous disposition is at an equal distance from avarice and prodigality, as boldness is from timidity and rashness.

25. Be open and ingenuous. Cunning is the mere ape of wisdom, and all hate its low tricks.

Locke.

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