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The New Zealand Evangelist

Receipt for Mothers.—

Receipt for Mothers.—

A sensible woman, of the doctor's acquaintance (the mother of a young family) entered so far into his views upon the subject, that she taught her children from their earliest childhood to consider ill-humour as a disorder which was to be cured by physic. Accordingly, she had always small doses ready, and the little patients, whenever it was thought needful, took rhubarb for the crossness. No punishment was required. Peevishness or ill-temper and rhubarb were associated in their minds always as cause and effect.