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young learner than a rich curriculum. If thoroughly equipped and trained teachers can be secured, all other needs incident to perfect products will follow. If the vital need is provided all attendant conditions to right teaching will inevitably be secured. It seems manifestly foolish to waste time and energy upon subordinate matters when the dominant question is unsettled and even unnoted. The cry of childhood is for teachers, teachers, teachers; and we must not give a stone when childhood calls for bread. What does all the inanimate material of education amount to if it is not quickened into life and made an active thing by the spirit of a trained teacher! In the confident belief that the kingdom of righteousness through the Sunday-school will be advanced by an earnest study of these guiding principles, this volume is given to those that love children well enough to teach them wisely and well. M. G. B.
Philadelphia, June 1, 1905.