Excerpt from The Guiding Star: For the Use of All Persons as Their Guide Through Life
And yet, on the other hand, these same boys, now so cheerful, now so bright in their play, may grow up in ignor ance, and become a set of thieves, drunkards, or even mur derers. What a grave responsibility, therefore, rests upon the parents of these little ones. I frequently wonder if they consider, as they ought, what is entrusted to their charge. It is said as the twig is bent so the tree is inclined. How true! As with trees, so with children. The mother and father of these children are rapidly passing away. Soon they will be gone. Their children are largely to fill their places; and how can they do so creditably and s'atisfactorily'
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