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“We are building every day,

In a good or evil way ;
And the structure, as it grows,
Will our inmost self disclose.

Build it well, whate'er you do;
Build it straight, and strong, and true ;
Build it clean, and high, and broad;
Build it for the eye of God."

HINTS AND HELPS FOR

YOUNG MEN

BY

WILLIAM M. THAYER

Don

AUTHOR OF " WOMANHOOD: HINTS AND HELPS FOR YOUNG WOMEN," "FROM

LOG CABIN TO WHITE HOUSE, TACT, PUSH, AND PRINCIPLE, ETC.

Aew York
THOMAS WHITTAKER

2 AND 3 BIBLE HOUSE

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PREFACE.

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HE following pages will be found to discuss

briefly and pointedly a number of practical topics that are likely to be helpful to young men. They form a selection from the results of many years' observation of life and character. The various themes brought into notice are therefore handled in the light of a long experience, and also, it is hoped, in such a way as to inspire thought and action, leading to the higher appreciation of truth and honesty, integrity and diligence.

It is by no means claimed for this volume that it presents a complete view of the young man's purpose or progress in life. It is merely what the title “ Hints and Helps ” would clearly suggest; that is all. But if it prove in any degree a means of setting young men to think more seriously and practically, it will abundantly fulfil its mission. A « hint" is often better than an argument. A

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