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COLLEGE

Jance 1,193

Mees Elizahit

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1836, by JACOB ABBOTT,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

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Wind limited entirely to Facts

Old Philosophy
sidering Materialism as not only unfounded,

nature opposed to the First Principles of Philo-
airy

believing that the Thinking Principle is in its Es-
lependent of the Body, and will survive it

is entirely independent of our Speculations respect.
Immateriality of the Thinking Principle, and rests on

cies of evidence altogether different

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to be something necessary as a guide to the contents of the
page, both for the pupil in reviewing the lesson, and for the
teacher at the recitation. That minute and familiar ac-
quaintance, not only with the doctrines taught in the lesson,
but with the particular contents of every page and para-
graph, so essential in enabling the teacher to ask his ques-
tions with fluency, very few teachers have the time to se.
cure. The editor has accordingly added an analysis of the
page in the margin. This analysis is given sometimes in
questions, and sometimes in topics or titles, which can easi-
ly be put by the teacher into the form of questions if he
pleases; or, what will perhaps be better, they can, at the
recitation, be given to the pupil as topics, on which he is to
state-in substance the sentiments of the author.

In regard to the value of Dr. Abercrombie's treatise, there
is, and there can be, but one opinion. Its useful tendency
is most decided, both in making the pupil acquainted with
his powers, and in guiding him to the most efficient and
successful use of them. The effect of a proper study of
this work must be highly salutary upon every mind brought
under its influence; and it is a kind of effect which is ex-
actly suited to guard against the peculiar dangers of the
age.

Boston, September, 1833.

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