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GENTLENESS AND TRUTH.
BY AUNT ALICE.
PUBLISHED BY THE
AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY,
28 CORNHILL, BOSTON.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1854, by
JOHN P. JEWETT & CO.,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachrsetts.
The first unfoldings of the infant mind are deeply interesting to every careful observer. A career of being is started which is to be commensurate with the eternity of God. Moreover, this sublime future is now wrapped up in a little bud of being, tiny as the few trickling drops gushing from the mountain side, and which may be turned in their course by a chance foot astray, or may else proceed mingling with others to form the mighty Amazon.
Who shall guide the embryo immortal ? It is a kind and wise providence which commits the helpless, undeveloped one to the arms and the hearts of loving parents. It is a second providence in favor of the infant, and in perfect adaptation to the first, which provides that the moral affections shall be earliest