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FIRESIDE EDUCATION.
will undertake the guardianship of youth in behalf of their parents. But when no such provision can be made, it is a serious question for the parent to decide, whether the uncertain and contingent benefits of the college, are not too dearly purchased by the risk of the child's morals, to which he is exposed. If indeed a college can be found where the officers and professors are vigilant in the discharge of their duties, where they sustain a kindly and inti­mate connection with the pupils, and avail them­selves of the opportunities thus afforded for watching over their morals and supplying the place of parents—in this case, the greatest dan­gers of college life may be avoided.
GENERA L OBSERVATIONS.
There are two mistakes current in society, both of which have been incidentally touched upon, but which deserve to be placed more directly before the reader. The first is, that the whole duty of a parent, so far as respects education, is discharged by sending children regularly to school: the second, that although parents must attend to the physical and moral culture of their offspring, that their minds, at least, may be left wholly to the schoolmaster. The reader may feel that the former of these
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