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MORALS.
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land; and T am sorry to say that there are hundreds, nay thousands, like it in New Eng­land—ay, in New England ! Not that every village is a Decay, or every farmer a Wide-open. No! some of our villages are delight­ful, and some of our country people are pat­terns of good order and neatness. but T am speaking of those who are not so. And if these pages should come into the hands of any per­son, in New England or out of it, who is igno­rant of the advantages of neatness and order, let me urge upon him, as worthy of immediate attention, the following remarks, drawn from observation and experience.
1.  A man, whose house, like Capt. Wideo-pen's, is out-of-doors marked by disorder, eon-fusion, and want of cleanliness, is generally the same in-doors.
2.   Where there is confusion and want of neatness, though there may be plenty of bread, butter, milk, cheese, fuel, clothing, and other necessaries, there is little comfort, little thrift, little good nature, little kindness, little religion, little beauty, little peace or happiness.
3.  Children brought up in the midst of con­fusion and want of cleanliness, are likely to be low, vulgar, and vicious in their tastes and in their character. Let fathers and mothers
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