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LEADING CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN. 87
charge the duties which will rest upon him as a member of society; second, that he possess that particular knowledge which may fit him to pursue his profession in life with success; and, third, that intellectual discipline which results in what we call a well-regulated mind. The subsequent observations, in this volume, are designed to aid parents and teachers in ful­filling their duty to the young in these respects.
LEADING CHARACTERISTICS OP CHILDREN.
If we notice the outward forms of children, we shall observe great diversities of size, shape, complexion, and expression. Some are stout; others slender. Some are tall; others short. Some are graceful; others awkward. Some have blue eyes and fair hair; others have dark eyes and raven hair. And these peculiarities of nature in respect to the outward form are but symbols of those which mark the spirit within. But, notwithstanding this diversity, it will be perceived that all have essentially the same features and the same powers. The only difference that exists is, as to some of the quali­ties or attributes that characterize them. While it is necessary, therefore, for all those who have
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