Mirror of Literature,  6 (1825), 98–99.

On the Season of Youth





Human Development, Design, Piety

    Childhood is considered in terms of an extended organic metaphor. The author notes: 'It has been [...] said by an author of varied research into the wonders of creation, and with pious reverence for the great first Cause, that a tree which has borne the most beautiful blossoms, but which is found destitute of fruit when the ripeness of summer arrives [...] is viewed with indifference' (99). The analogy is made with human development.

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