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PROSPECTS OF OUR COUNTRY. Rapidity of its population ;
MEANS AND USES OF KNOWLEGE. Must believe that you can
PRINCIPLES. Principles defined ; their importance ; only safe
EARLY Habits. Importance of early habits; most easily
RELIGION. Internal and experimental evidence; the doc-
THE SACRED SCRIPTURES. Internal, experimental, and exter.
MORAL POWER OF YOUNG MEN. Their power to do good —
VARIOUS Topics relating to COMPLETEness of character.
cleanliness ; bathing ; swimming ; care of the teeth ; food — animal
YOUNG MAN’S AID.
PROSPECTS OF OUR COUNTRY.
"A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation."
On looking at our country and its prospective influence upon the world, the first fact that strikes us is the unparalleled rapidity of its population. It doubles once in twenty years.
It has more than doubled twice since the Revolution. At this rate, in only one century from this time, our country will contain five hundred millions of inhabitants; which is half the present population of the whole globe. If no unforeseen disaster befall us, we see no reason for believing that this immense increase of population will not be actually realized. During the last half century it has not abated, but has steadily advanced ; and the resources of our coun