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A Text Book of the Origin and History of the Colored People

Hartford: L. Skinner, 1841


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and must be first, because there is no system without them. The mode of arranging those principles may vary, but that mode which isolates principles is at once wrong and ruinous. All minds then, are perfected by means of education, not because education is not identical, for although one mind may be perfected more successfully by one mode of training than by another, yet when so perfected it is perfected in the same thing. Then, what must be, the result of a comparison between minds which are thus perfected by means of education ? What is the difference ? Look at them as they stride from one extreme of the system to the other. What is the proper definition and nature of that power or energy which compasses this system? Can you term it any other in any case but intellect? And can intellect thus shown be any thing but what it is, the grand dividing point between man and brute?

And let us further contemplate minds in



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