Yet how easy were the remedy for such fears.
Would that we did not too often ruin our children's
character ourselves! We spoil them from the
cradle. That soft upbringing, which we call kindness, saps all the sinews both of mind and body. If
the child crawls on purple, what will he not desire
when he comes to manhood? Before he can talk he
can distinguish scarlet and cries for the very best
brand of purple. We train their palates before we
teach their lips to speak.