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ON

EDUCATION;

IN TWO PARTS:

THE FIRST ON GENERAL EDUCATION, AND THE

SECOND ON THAT OF FEMALES.

BY

AGNES SOPHIA SEMPLE,

Daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Henry Hunter.

He that undertakes the education of a child, undertakes
the most important duty in Society,

DAY.

LONDON:

Printed by T. Bayley, Devonshire Street, Bishopsgate ;
SOLD BY J. MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET; E. WILSON, 88,

CORNHILL ; R. PITKEATHLEY, ANDERSON'S BUILDINGS,
CITY ROAD; S. BURTON, LEADENHALL STREET; MESSRS.
DARTON AND HARVEY, GRACECHURCH STREET; BY THE
AUTHOR, 12, FELIX PLACE, ISLINGTON; A. BLACK, EDIN-
BURGH ; AND BY J. SMITH AND SON, GLASGOW.

MDCCCXII.

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PREFACE.

ST. PIERRE intended to write a general History of Nature, but he found that of a single strawberry plant far to transcend his highest powers. Without proposing to form a System of Education, the daily observation of a little girl of three years old, led me to think on that subject, which, while there are infinite varieties in the human mind, can never be exhausted. Like St. Pierre I was overwhelmed with my study, and was compelled to relinquish

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