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The Child's Book of Common Things: For the Use of Primary Schools (Classic ...
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The Child's Book of Common Things: For the Use of Primary Schools
Worthington Hooker, MD
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Page vi - ... instant when the light goes out. By environment we mean everything that develops or modifies the child or the man for good or for ill. We mean his mother's milk ; the home, and the state of life into which he is born. We mean the nurse who suckles him, the children he plays with, the school he learns in, the air he breathes, the water he drinks, the food he eats. We mean the games he plays, the work he does, the sights he sees, the sounds he hears. We mean the girls he loves, the woman he marries,...
Page 138 - The deaf and dumb can go about anywhere, and see all kinds of things. But the blind have to be led, and they learn mostly by hearing about things.
Page 140 - Because they are sweet to the sense of taste. But there are many things which are not sweet that are pleasant to the taste.