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SELF-IMPROVEMENT,

FOUNDED ON

PHYSIOLOGY AND PHRENOLOGY :

OR,

What Constitutes Good Heads and Bodies,

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How to make them Good,

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ENLARGING DEFICIENCIES AND DIMINISHING EXCESSES.

BY 0. S. FOWLER,

PRACTICAL

PIRENO LOGIST,

Editor of the American Phrenological Jirnrnal, and Author of " Phrenology Prud, I luaraled, and Applied;" Furier's Praclical Phrenology;" * Phromolepy and Physiology applied to the Cultivation of the Nes wory:" do. to Temperance;" do, to " Nalural Religion;" do. lo Tigil Lacing;'' " Answer to Vinder;" " S'yo

nopsis of Pkrenology," fc. fc. fic.

HE TUAT IS WISE 18 WISE FOR HIMSELF.

VOL. I.
SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.

NEW YORK: 0.8&L S. FOWLER, in Clinton llall. 135 Nxean Street; BOSTON, Saxton & l'inter, anul Junian & Co; PHILIDELPHIA, J. R. Culou, 203 1-9 Chesint St.; Gruiram, Deuse, & Co., Rome, N. Y.; J. C. Derby & C. Aubin, S. Y.: 1. A. Hoopkrus, Syracuse, N. Y.; Buel & Sucr, B.J. Gras, D. (i. Derby, 11. B. Gibbons,

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AND

SELF-IMPROVEMENT,

FOUNDED ON

PHYSIOLOGY AND PHRENOLOGY :

OR,

What Constitutes Good Heads and Bodies,

AND

How to make them Good,

LY

ENLARGING DEFICIENCIES AND DIMINISHING EXCESSES.

BY 0. S. FOWLER,

PRACTICAL

PIIRENOLOGIST,

Edvor of the American Phronological Journal, and Author of " Phrenology Propr., Ilus'saled, and Applned;" Furcler's Practical Phronology;" * Phronology and Physiology applied to the Cullivalion of the Me wory:" do. to Temperance;" do. to " Natural Religion;" do. lo ** Tig'l Lacingi'' - Answer to Vinder;" "Sy

nupeis of Phrenology," fc. &c. fic.

HIE TILAT IS WISE 18 WISE FOR HIMSELF.

VOL. I.
SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED AND INPROVED.

NEW YORK : 0.8&L X. FOWLER, in Clinton 1x!). 133 Nasran Street; BOSTON. Saxton & l'orce, an Jordan & Co; PHILIDELPHIA, J. R. Coluu, 203 1-2 Chesunt dui Gourmm, Deae, & Co., Rome, N. Y.; J. C. Derby & C. Auburn, S. L:L A. Hopkins, Syracuse, N. Y.; Buel & 8:zer, B. J. (ry D. 6. Derby, H. B. Gibbons,

utad other l'hrenologists.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1844, by O.S. Fowler, in the Clerk's

office of the District Court of the Sou bem District of the state of New York.

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.

To assist parents and teachers in the Physical, Intellectual, and Moral Education, Government, and Training of Children ; to guide the footsteps of the young into the paths of virtue, happiDess, and learning; and to open up to all the true path to selfimprovement, virtue, and happiness by expounding the laws of their physical and mental being, as well as to aid them in obeying these laws, objects the most important and exalted that can possbiy engage the alien:ion of mortals, were these pages written.

L:PROVEMENT is the leading characteristic of the nineteenth catury. Since the Revolution, men have probably made more numerous and more valuable mechanical and other inventions; greater improvements in agriculture, the arts and sciences; in trascling, and other similar conveniences of life, than before since the dark ages. But--while mankind are racking their inrations to discover some shorter, and still shorter, roads to #ruth, to mechanical and other worldly ends, and to the gratifi. engin of their boilily wants, (nine tenths of which are purely arti. cial.-while they task all their energies to the utmost, merely to improve their physical condition, the majority of them care WE's, and do less, to improve their minds. If they can but live anon. I ho sex or palaces, and command the means of gratifyin: their animal and self-h propensities, they even exult in bav.az attained their bigl.est good, though intellect lie waste, and moral pleasures be unknown. And few, even of those who ette vazut to improve the mind, know where to begin, or how to proceed.

Is this right! Does it comport with the great ends of our beaz! Is it our true interest even? Does it secure the greatest ein bunt of enjoyment? Phrenoly says so, and man's sad experience echoes with emphasis this response. It is our higher fac kies or in:ellectual and moral nature, which constitute the #vax'ar-head of all happiness. Physical gratifications are only small tributaries. This work opens up the true fountains of enpoyment, and conducts inquirers, and especially the young, to

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