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MORALS.
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powerful than that of the eastern fairy, you may give them this,—
Ne'er till to-morrow's light delay
What may as well be done to-day;
Ne'er <lo to-day what on the morrow
Will wring your heart with sighs and sorrow.
But let me add one word of caution, here, to parents. Though industry he a duty, yet labor should have its limits. It is not only true of children, but of grown-up people, that "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.'' And is it not matter of tact that many of the good peo­ple of our country run into the error of exces­sive devotion to business ? It appears to me that we are the most laborious people in the world. Day and night we are perpetually '' grinding at the mill." I have noticed in Eng­land, that, when the hours of labor are over, the mind relaxes from its cares. The merchant, in turning his key upon his counting-room, shuts in his restless plans and projects, and goes home to spend the evening sociably, with his family. The farmer, also, and the mechanic, follow a similar custom. Nothing indeed is more plea­sant than to see the sociable and cheerful manner in which these English families, of all classes, spend their evening leisure. But it is very different with us. When the sun is set
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