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INTELLECTUAL CULTURE.                     307
ledge of the world in which we live. 2. His­tory—the particular story pf our own country, and an outhne of that of the great human family. 3. Grammar—a familiar acquaintance with our native tongue, the vehicle of thought, the great instrum< nl of acquiring and communicating knowledge. 1. Natural History, so far as to exhibit a view of the various quadrupeds, birds, tishes and insects which fall under the observa­tion of children; treating first of domestic ani­mals, and going afterwards to those which are less familiarly known. 5. Moral Philosophy— an outhne of those principles which ought to govern us in our intercourse with our fellow-men. 6. Political Philosophy, including a par­ticular view of our system of government, with the rights and duties of citizenship in a country where the power is placed in the hands of the people. 7. Christian Theology, so far as to exhibit the truth of our religion, as proved from nature and revelation. 8. Manners.
This last should include the rules of personal demeanor, founded on principles of morality. As this seems to be wholly overlooked in our schools, and is, at the same time, of great importance, I will here go into a little detail, though it is my intention to treat the subject more fully hereafter. Politeness is morality in
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