abundantly teaches. The laws of sex would be understood first from the study of flowers and fruits.
ENTERING MANHOOD. At the age of fifteen years the character and tastes of the youth have been well studied by his teachers; he has learned the use of various tools in the workshop or on the farm, and hence he is ready to choose his occupation for life. So far the studies have been similar.for all the pupils. They have included facts and principles, such as all classes of persons will find useful and necessary as they pass through life.
There are truths in chemistry which are of value to us, no matter in what employment we may be engaged. The laws of health must be understood by us all or we shall be constantly liable to fall a prey to disease. Each one must take care of his own body. The laws of dynamics enter into almost every pursuit of civilization. There are many tools which every child should learn to use. The laws of society require a constant obedience from its members, hence these laws must be learned.
A SERIES OF TEXT-BOOKS could cover these essential parts of universal knowledge. They would not be so elaborate but that they might be mastered by every pupil in the course of study and the amount of time allotted in the common school. These textbooks would include separate treatises on geometry, spacics, arithmetic, chemistry, cosmology, dynamics, mental science, physiology, botany, language, aesthetics and handcraft. These books should all be planned with reference to each other. The separate treatises might be written out by authors who were skilled in each branch.