Nature's revelations of character; or, physiognomy illustratedA description of the mental, moral and volitive dispositions of mankind, as manifested in the human form and countenance . wonderful, godlike faculty is strengthenedto its work, or it decays in our hands. The following interesting incident, related by JamesEeaty, may serve as a warning to those having the care ofthe young. A boy, whose over-zealous and indiscreetmother obliged him to commit sermons to memory, losthis other faculties and became stupid and idiotic. Letus ever keep in mind what Coleridge, in his iaj)turou3apj)reciation

Nature's revelations of character; or, physiognomy illustratedA description of the mental, moral and volitive dispositions of mankind, as manifested in the human form and countenance . wonderful, godlike faculty is strengthenedto its work, or it decays in our hands. The following interesting incident, related by JamesEeaty, may serve as a warning to those having the care ofthe young. A boy, whose over-zealous and indiscreetmother obliged him to commit sermons to memory, losthis other faculties and became stupid and idiotic. Letus ever keep in mind what Coleridge, in his iaj)turou3apj)reciation Stock Photo
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Nature's revelations of character; or, physiognomy illustratedA description of the mental, moral and volitive dispositions of mankind, as manifested in the human form and countenance . wonderful, godlike faculty is strengthenedto its work, or it decays in our hands. The following interesting incident, related by JamesEeaty, may serve as a warning to those having the care ofthe young. A boy, whose over-zealous and indiscreetmother obliged him to commit sermons to memory, losthis other faculties and became stupid and idiotic. Letus ever keep in mind what Coleridge, in his iaj)turou3apj)reciation of this power, exclaims, — jIem(>ry, bosom- 234 THE FACULTIES, THEIR SIGNS AND PRINCIPLES. spring of joy. Then Basile, — Memory is the cabinet ofimagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of con-science, and the council-chamber of thought. PEUDENTIALITY. WISDOM APPLIED TO PRACTICE Prudentiality partially closes the eyes, ivJtich arevisually also found somewhat settled in the head, hut it iswanting in persons ivith very filmrt vo.<tes Hevce children, who almost invariably have short noses, are very impru-dent. Open mouths are also evidence of natural im-prudence.. Prudentiality Small—A restless, loqua-cious, ignorant, and saucy boy ofJacksonville, Illinois. Prudentiality Large -John Sher-man, U.S. senator from Ohio. A fulness of practical wisdom or prudence, gatheredduring the course of a lifetime, will, in old age, whencaution and prudence become the ilrst. if not the only THE FACULTIES, THEIR SIGNS AND PRINCIPLES. 235 consideration, cause the eyes to settle back in the head, long practice and experience having taught them that inthis position there is greater convenience for thinking;thinking cautiously and carefully carried to its ultimateresults being prudence itself. The position has beenadopted first, from an instinctive sense of fitness and con-venience, and it has become permanently fixed by thenatural law of use and wont. CREDULOUSNESS. THE ENDOWNENT WH

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