Observe, I say, "rearing", not "begetting". The praise is in the seventh season, not in nor in but in It is strange that men always praise enthusiastically any person who, by a momentary exertion, saves a life; but praise very hesitatingly a person who, by exertion and self-denial prolonged through years, creates one. We give the crown "ob civem servatum",—why not "ob civem natum"? Born, I mean, to the full, in soul as well as body. England has oak enough, I think for both chaplets.