ample to his children and neighbours of the greatest utility. And as the native good sense and vigorous intellect of men, soberly exercised, lead them to consider what is really good in that which increasing civilization offers to their attention, it may be fairly inferred, that the Cumberland and Westmoreland little landholders do not reject many essential advantages at this day, by adhering to the practice of their fathers, whilst they retain a considerable portion of their real good from their amiable partiality.
Amongst the principal blessings thus derived, may be considered the universality of learning; at least such a portion of it as we have assigned to Agnes. In every family the Bible is read, and commented upon by the master or mistress of the house; and as much of profane history understood as is connected with it, and tends to cast light upon it; and to this is usually added a knowledge of local history, connected with that of the country. A taste for poetry is prevalent also, by a natural a
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