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<ul><li><p>From a 1788 Limerick NewspaperSource: North Irish Roots, Vol. 18, No. 2 (2007), p. 52Published by: North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS)Stable URL: .Accessed: 18/06/2014 14:37</p><p>Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms &amp; Conditions of Use, available at .</p><p> .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact</p><p> .</p><p>North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS) is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extendaccess to North Irish Roots.</p><p> </p><p>This content downloaded from on Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:37:40 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>From a 1788 Limerick newspaper </p><p>A SHORT SYSTEM OF EDUCATION or TEN MINUTES ADVICE TO PARENTS how to train their Children in the way they ought to walk, which, when they are old, they certainly will not depart from. </p><p>I. As the mind certainly expands of itself, the less you interfere in restraining it, the less contracted will its operation be; wherefore, </p><p>II. When a child is able to speak and walk, always give it its own way. You will have then but little trouble and anxiety. </p><p>III. When able to sit on a chair, and high enough for a table, introduce them into card parties; they cannot too soon learn any useful accomplishment. </p><p>IV. Take them abroad with you on Sundays to pay visits, and always have them at all your parties on that day, at cards or music. They will by this means avoid being Methodists or Presbyterians. </p><p>V. Indulge them in giving their opinions, and speaking on all subjects, particularly among their superiors, and encourage habits of contradiction. </p><p>Those are a proof of genius. VI. Instruct the girls in everything pertaining to dress; and enable them to </p><p>display their critical abilities on the dress of others. They cannot to soon be </p><p>taught what they were born for. VII. Encourage habits of elegant expense; the manner in which they lay out </p><p>their money developes their genius and bent, and when early cultivated never leaves them. </p><p>IX. As soon as boys can ride, provide them with horses, a servant to attend </p><p>them, and money in their pockets. Riding, particularly on Sundays, is a </p><p>very useful exercise. </p><p>X. Be not over particular in enquiring into where they have been, why they have slept out, &amp;c. </p><p>- For this begets a notion of lying. </p><p>XL If their expenses encrease, you must support them, as they are much better </p><p>judge of that matter than you can possibly be. XII. Affairs of gallantry are always to be encouraged; nothing so much improves </p><p>experience, which is the foundation of all wisdom, and where cheap, is </p><p>good for nothing. XIII. If your sons and daughters are not disposed for any business, you must </p><p>take them for two or three months to a watering place. A contempt for </p><p>money is a maxim in all sound philosophy. XIV. In the choice of books, horses, women, and other articles of genteel life, </p><p>you are never to interfere. It is they who are to read the books, ride the </p><p>horses, &amp;c. and not you. XV. The period of life between infancy and manhood, commonly called </p><p>youth, is to be abolished. Manhood to commence at twelve years old, and womanhood at ten. </p><p>XV. After the said ages, your authority ceases. The only privilege you retain, is, to determine whether you pay their expence-bills in bank or in cash. </p><p>XVI. Swearing, drinking, wenching, and gaming, being the product of this </p><p>system of education, are of course to be overlooked. </p><p>52 </p><p>This content downloaded from on Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:37:40 PMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p><p>Article Contentsp. 52</p><p>Issue Table of ContentsNorth Irish Roots, Vol. 18, No. 2 (2007), pp. 1-52Front MatterA Note from the President [p. 2-2]Additions to the Library [pp. 2-3]Library Opening Hours [p. 3-3]Book ReviewReview: untitled [p. 4-4]</p><p>Branch Programmes [pp. 5-9]World War I Memorial: Nurses [p. 10-10]Family History Archiving [pp. 11-15]Searching for Robert Moore [pp. 15-16]The Lyon Family of Ulster [pp. 17-23]Pre-Plantation Sources for Ulster Family History [pp. 23-27]Church of Ireland Churches: St. Peter's Church, Drogheda [p. 27-27]A Reference Guide to Pedigrees at PRONI: Part 4; N - Z [pp. 28-37][Photograph]: Where Is It? [p. 37-37]Correspondence [p. 38-38]Members' Interests: Names Being Researched [pp. 39-42]Members' Interests: Queries [pp. 42-46]Register of Reciprocal Research [p. 46-46]Names and Addresses [pp. 47-51]From a 1788 Limerick Newspaper [p. 52-52]Back Matter</p></li></ul>