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earlier ders of the Saviour. For His sake father and mother undertake long and peril journeys; and deep must have been the angu which wrung their sorrowing" bearts dur

“ the few days He escaped their vigilant att tion. All this may be

, it is true, regard as the result of mere natural affection, well would it be for society, were very much its juvenile population blessed even with s instinctive regards. In almost all our crim statistics, one of the main causes of juve delinquency is set down as belonging to parental desertion of children, as well as cruel and unnatural treatment of the inst ments of their being. Idle and dissipa

parents not unfrequently cast their offsp upon the world, leaving them to become subjects either of parochial relief, or the vie of ensuaring rice. For some of this forsa and helpless class, there is the poorhouse, for others of it, the prison. Many, driven sheer want, or, more commonly, wicked from under the parental roof, find no o

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