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MAN THE SUBJECT OF EDUCATION.              47
But man first creeps, then walks. In infancy his intellect is feeble, and depends upon the im­perfect senses for its development. But reason soon unfolds its powers, and who can stay its march ? The imagination spreads its wing, and who can check its flight ? Man is distinguished from every tiling else as a progressive being. Day by day he accumulates knowledge, day by day his faculties advance in power and develop­ment. He feels that his march is onward, and anticipation takes wing and rises to hopes of immortality. And God has thus written in man's very nature that these hopes are founded in truth. He has set his seal on man as coined for eternity. It is to deny the image and super­scription of one mightier than Caesar, to deny that this gradual development of man's powers, and the hopes that rise from the consciousness of such a process, point to immortality as his assured destiny.
THE POWER OF EDUCATION OVER MAN NO NEW DOCTRINE.
Such then is man—a creature composed of three natures, physical, intellectual, and moral, all united to form one being. Such is educa­tion—the great instrument by which the charac-
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