The writer of the subsequent pages has inspiration in his modesty that, in view that his identify is as but unknown to popularity, his booklet may possibly achieve a prompter acceptance if it have been prefaced by way of a notice of advice from a few extra hardened author. Beh eving the ebook to be necessary, i'm pleased on the way to write one of these preface. decades in the past Dr Starbuck, then a pupil in Harvard collage, attempted to enlist my sympathies in his statistical inquiry into the spiritual principles and reports of the circumambient inhabitants. I worry that to his brain I relatively damned the entire undertaking with my phrases of faint compliment. The question-circular approach to gathering details had already, in A merica, reached the proportions of an incipient nuisance in mental and pedagogical issues. Dr Starbuck squestions have been of a mainly looking out and intimate nature, to which it appeared attainable that an undue variety of solutions from egotists missing in sincerity may perhaps come. additionally, so few minds have the least spark of originality that solutions to questions scattered broadcast will be prone to convey a simply traditional content.
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