Excerpt from Duty: A Book for Schools I believe there is thing here from which any theist, of whatever name, will dissent. Some friends who have kindly listened to these pages before their publication have suggested that a larger expansion of certain parts of the book would be wise, but this it seems to me should be done rather by the teacher than by the writer. I have kept in mind constantly the quality of a text-book for schools, and, in my judgment, that is the best text-book which being also clear and comprehensive is the most compact. I have scrupulously striven to keep out everything redundant, having pity for the child's memory laden with useless verbiage. A good text-book is like good grain, to be planted for a harvest, rather than to be ground for bread. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.