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PITHY QUOTE FROM Spencer: Complete Works

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On the other hand, the few uncivilized tribes which are peaceful and industrial, have, in common with the most advanced civilized nations, the traits that children's lives are sacred and that large measures of freedom are accorded to both boys and girls.

The Complete Works of Herbert Spencer. The Principles of Sociology, Part III. Domestic Institutions. Chapter XI. The Status of Children.

The Complete Works of Herbert Spencer. Electronic Edition. book cover

The Complete Works of Herbert Spencer. Electronic Edition.

ISBN: 978-1-57085-207-7

Language: English

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Portrait of Herbert Spencer. Unknown photographer. From Portraits from the Dilmer Library of the History of Science and Technology, Smithsonian Libraries

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Spencer, Herbert. The Complete Works of Herbert Spencer. Charlottesville: InteLex Corporation, 2002.


The collection is drawn from the following editions:

Spencer, Herbert. Spencer’s Works. Author’s Edition. 7 vols. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1892.

_____. The Works of Herbert Spencer. Vols. 12, 17, and 19. Osnabrück: Otto Zeller, 1880. Rpt. 1966.

_____. Essays. Scientific, Political, and Speculative. 3 vols. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1892.

_____. Various Fragments. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1898.

Duncan, David, ed. Life and Letters of Herbert Spencer. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1908.



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