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26
FIRESIDE EDUCATION.
to find out the laws which regulate their nature, and follow the indications thus afforded with implicit obedience.
Such is the philosophy of every-day life, and such is all true philosophy. Its end is to dis­cover the designs of the Creator, for we know that these proceed from omniscience, and any human attempt to go beyond them would be presumptuous folly. It is the highest object of human reason to search out and comprehend the laws of nature, or the designs of the Cre­ator, and, having done this, common sense teaches us that we may safely follow the lead which is thus afforded us.
MAN DESIGNED BY HIS CREATOR TO BE THE SUBJECT OF EDUCATION.
If, then, our inquiry were as to the best means of improving the condition of man, we should first investigate his nature, or seek to discover the design of the Creator in his formation. We should begin with the infant, watch the develop­ment of its faculties, and study the process by which these are unfolded. We should go on, through childhood and youth, to maturity, and see if we could perceive any leading principle or design, through which the intellectual, moral,
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