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C. J. PETERS & SON,
TYPOGRAPHERS AND ELECTROTYPERS,

145 HIGH STREET, BOSTON,

TO

Miner Raymond, D.D., LL.D., ,

PROFESSOR OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY IN GARRETT BIBLICAL INSTITUTE,

EVANSTON, ILL.,

TO WHOSE SENSIBLE COUNSEL AND KINDLY

ENCOURAGEMENT IN MY EARLY MANHOOD I OWE so

MUCH; WHOSE STEADFAST FRIENDSHIP HAS BEEN AMONG THE CHOICE BLESSINGS OF MY LATER YEARS; AND WHOSE GENEROUS SYMPATHIES, PRACTICAL WISDOM AND ELOQUENT UTTERANCES HAVE BEEN AN INSPIRATION

TO

MANY BESIDES MYSELF: THIS

HUMBLE ATTEMPT TO SET FORTH THE ELEMENTARY

PRINCIPLES OF OUR MENTAL CONSTITUTION

IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED.

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PREFACE.

THIS

same.

HIS WORK is designed for students in academies,

high schools, and collegiate institutions. The writer, during many years' experience as a teacher in a seminary in which Psychology has been one of his principal branches, has found no suitable text-book, though he has sought it diligently, and has examined many volumes. The experience of other instructors, as reported to him, is the

Whatever faults may exist in this presentation and it would be strange if there were not some it is, at least, very nearly what the writer would desire for his own classes.

It is what its title designates it, RUDIMENTARY PsyCHOLOGY. There is very little effort at original discussion or speculation. It is an attempt to present in a clear and easily apprehensible form, with due regard both to scientific requirements and to the consensus of the best and most recent authorities, the main facts of Psychology. The more abstruse parts of the study have been omitted. Unnecessary technical terms, and such as are difficult to understand, have been avoided, and simple language has been used wherever it did not involve too much circum

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