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4. Remember that there is great inherent selfishness in human nature, and train yourself to consider adequately the advantage and pleasure of others.

5. Be thankful to be useful.

6. Try to ascertain what are real uses, and to follow such maxims and methods as will stand the test of time, and not fail with the passing away of a transient enthusiasm.

7. Be neither over distant nor over familiar in your intercourse; friendly rather than confidential; not courting responsibility, but not declining it when it of right belongs to you.

8. Be careful not to falsify true principles by a thoughtless and insufficient application of them.

9. Though actions of high morality ensure in the end the greatest success, yet view them in the light of obligation, not in that of policy.

10. Whatever your talents may be, consider yourself as belonging to the average of humanity, since, even if superior to many in some respects, you will be likely to fall below them in others.

11. Remember the Christian triad of virtues. Have faith in principles, hope in God, charity with and for all mankind.

A windy March found her “rather miserably ailing.” Dr. Langmaid came, and pronounced her lungs “sound as a bass drum” ; nothing amiss save a throat irritated by wind and dust. Thereupon she girded herself and buckled to her next task, a poem for the centenary of James Freeman Clarke.

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