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obliged and pleased, but not humoured and spoiled. They should have what they asked for in a proper Manner; but then they should wait my Time, without seeming over solicitous, or crying after it. I would make them exercise their Patience, that they might know the Use of it, when the Cares of the World came on. And therefore, I say again, Children should never have any Thing they cried for; no, not on any Consideration whatsoever.


Children, like tender Osiers, take the Bow, And as they first are fashion'd, always grow. Dryden.

'Tis Education forms the tender Mind; just as the Twig is bent, the Tree's inclin'd. Pope.