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To the Editor ,)f the North…


To the Editor ,)f the North (Vales Gazelle, j Cafo says, Maxima debetur pueris reverential The greatest regard is to be had to chiisiren." This regard, I conceive Sir, should be shi- dioosW exercised upon their infant minds, to keep Uiem in proper adion; it should be urged, and exemplified in an unwearied atten- tion to Ihe encouragement of henevulence and beneficence, and a marked disapprobation of ■idleness, nride, luxury, and revenge; passions to winch children are very often inclined, and indulge themselves in, if nor properly check- ed. When they are advanced to morc mature years, particularly it they have a prospect of inheriting an ample fortune, they give a greater loose to these, baleful propensities,and in many instances they have obtained such an ascendancy, as to become unbounded. When the good Humphrey D'.ke of Gloucester,went lvv til Qtieeii Eitzillielit (o visit ttie Colle""es at C inbridge. she pointed out to him the iiurac. r us Schools in that University, and asked him, did not he greatly admire them!" — Yea, Marry," replied the good Duke, "but 1 fi d one School wanting in our Universities, aiid I liat is, the School of DiscretionIn an absence of nearly half a century from my Jl ma Mater, 1 have not yet heel informed «if such a School being established, or even couiuieuced. i euleitaia sanguine hopes, from I Mie unprecedented attention that is, in these our days, paid to the education of the lower ranks in society, in the distribution of the gospels, that no inconsiderable increase of religions knowledge and discretion will attach to the students in ihe present age f include all those who may not be designed for the church, as well as some who are. The Uni- versities are the Seminaries, from whence we may expect to iswe, ahle and honest States- men and Senators pious and learned Prelates and Ministers, Mill opuleot citizens. But idle- ness, Sir, isthebane ofall proficiency in learn- ing, religious knowledge, trade, or arts Dr. Hammond says, be always furnished with something to do. No hllrdn IS so heavy, or temptation more dangerous than to have lime hanging on one's hand the idle man being not only the devil's shop, but his kingdom too h model of, and an appendage unto hell, a place given up to torment and miscl ief." You will, perhaps, smile now, as well as your readers, and say, that I am making a strange digression from my subject, when, I adduce to their notice, a notion that. I)rev iiis arrongsf the natives in the that man is entitled to a tail, and would be horn with one. if the father of the bridegroom did not perform the ceremony of chopping sticks ai the son's marriage, in order thereby to cut off I the. appendage from his flJIlIre generation of children." But, Sir, this furnishes me with a metaphor to shew, that parents, tutors, and I g ardialls, should take especial care to chop off all those exuberances inherent in (heyouth- ful mind, as unseemly excrescences which may- be noticed in their children and grand child- ren and this would certainly be more effec- tual, than the ideal notion that the Brazilians entertain they obtain by their simple cusi'uii. A man who is not possessed with the generous virtues, with a benevolent heart, and an ac tive mind, reqmres no* the visible appendage of a tail to distinguish him from the brute creation, his actions, and his minor worth in in Hie scale of beings and in society, pro nounce him, a B-ute. Mod Fdma, IS13. AP R IC E. -4"

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