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THE

INFANT SYSTEM,

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FOR

DEVELOPING THE PHYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, AND
MORAL POWERS OF ALL CHILDREN,

FROM

ONE TO SEVEN YEARS OF AGE.

BY

SAMUEL WILDERSPIN,

FIFTH EDITION.

"Whoso shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me.'
"Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones."

sus Christ.

LONDON:

SIMPKIN AND MARSHALL,

STATIONERS' HALL COURT.

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1832.

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TO HER MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY,

THE QUEEN,

THE MOTHER OF HER PEOPLE,

THIS VOLUME,

BY HER MAJESTY'S GRACIOUS PERMISSION,

IS

INSCRIBED,

WITH PROFOUND HUMILITY,

AND THE WARMEST DESIRES FOR HER MAJESTY'S PRESENT

AND ETERNAL HAPPINESS;

BY HER MAJESTY'S

MOST LOYAL, GRATEFUL, AND DEVOTED

SUBJECT AND SERVANT,

SAMUEL WILDERSPIN.

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PREFACE.

IN again presenting this volume to the world, and especially in doing so under the distinguished patronage of our beloved Queen, I trust I feel thankful to God for the favor with which the Infant System has been received, and for all the aid I have enjoyed in my course of labour. Had the measures I originated for the development of the Infant mind and the improvement of the moral character been sanctioned at first, as many now think they should have been, their progress would, undoubtedly, have been far greater; but when I consider what has been accomplished under the Divine benediction, amid greater difficulties than ever beset the path of an individual similarly occupied, 1 know not how to express the gratitude of

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