The Value of Phrenology
PHRENOLOGY, the Science of the Mind,
Unfolds the characters of all mankind.
The veil from off man’s native powers it lifts,
And points out all ‘Diversities of gifts’.
It lifts the humble to their proper seat,
And levels boastful pride and vain conceit.
It tells the parent how to train the child,
When weak, or strong, or knowing, meek, or wild.
It tells what bright-eyed Boys and Girls at school
Can learn, when taught by scientific rule.
It tells our sons what they in life can do,
Inspires them on towards all that’s good and true.
It tells our daughters where they best can shine,
Helps each to be more lovely and benign;
Shows how to choose a husband or a wife,
Thus making loving hearts rejoice for life.
It tells the marries how their life to leaven
With love, that makes their earthly home a heaven.
George Burgess, 1871.
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