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MORALS.
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10.  Consistency, without obstinacy.
11.  Charity in all its forms.
12.  Excellence in the profession or pursuit to which a person devotes himself, accompanied by equity and modesty.
POINTS OF DANGEROUS AMBITION, WHICH PARENTS SHOULD RE­PRESS IN THEMSELVES AND THEIR CHILDREN.
1.  Display of all kinds, in dress, equipage, manners, accom­plishments, talents, wit, personal beauty, power and wealth.
2.  Great riches, rank, station, office, as instruments of selfish gratification and pride.
3.  Exclnsiveness, by which persons aifect to he of a superior caste.
4.   That assumed superiority of taste which displays itself in hypercritical discontent.
5.  That pretendedly superior sagacity which imputes bad mo­tives as the source of good actions.
6.  That cunning which would make dupes of mankind.
CHARITY.
I have reserved to the last my remarks on this virtue, not because I would rank it as infe­rior to other virtues, but. because it seems to be a union of them all. The sun, though so pure and stainless, is still the fountain of the primi­tive colors. If you take pieces of cloth, of these several hues, place them on a wheel, and then turn it rapidly, so that the colors blend together in the eye, they will form a pure white, like the liquid overflow which the sun pours out upon the universe. And as light is a union of all colors, so is charity a blending of all the higher
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