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Thou, God, seest me."--Gen. 16 : 13. "In all thy ways acknowledge hiin, and he shall direct thy paths."-Prov.3: 6.

“Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My Father, thon art the guide of my youth ?"-Jer. 3 : 4.

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INTRODUCTION.

A youth leaving home! There is something not a little melancholy in the idea. Home is one of the most delightful of words, and it is no wonder that it should have become the subject of poetry and song. There is music in the sound, and in every heart that is not yet corrupted, there is a chord that vibrates to the note. It will ever awaken a long train of associations and recollections, painful or pleasant, as may have been the conduct of the individual by whom the word is repeated. It is at home that parents and children, brothers and sis. ters, as long as Providence permits them to dwell together, mingle in the sweet fellowship of domestic bliss. But you, whose eye is ranging over these pages, are leaving, or

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