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[8] Those of my readers who know their Cicero will not be surprised [p. 229] that I take this view: for does he not say “I would have the youthful mind run riot in the luxuriance of its growth”?1

We must, therefore, take especial care, above all where boys are concerned, to avoid a dry teacher, even as we avoid a dry and arid soil for plants that are still young and tender.

1 de Or. i. xxi. 88.

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