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the hour. They have paid it so; but not an in- stant would a dime remain a dime. In one hand it became an eagle as it fell, and in another hand a copper cent. For the whole value of the dime is in knowing what to do with it. One man buys with it a land-title of an Indian, and makes his posterity princes; 0r buys corn enough to feed the world; 0r pen, ink, and paper, or a painter’s brush, by which he can communicate himself to the human race as if he were fire; and the other buys barley candy. Money is of no value ; it cannot spend it- self. All depends on the skill of the spender. Whether too the objection almost universally felt by such women in the community as were mothers, to an associate life, to a common table, and a common nursery, etc., setting a higher value on the private family, with poverty, than on an association with wealth, will not prove insuperable, remains to be determined.

But the Communities aimed at a higher success in securing to all their members an equal and thorough education. And on the Whole one may say that aims so generous and so forced on them by the times, will not be relinquished, even if these at- tempts fail, but will be prosecuted until they succeed.

This is the value of the Communities ; not What they have done, but the revolution which they in- ilicate as on the way. Yes, Government must edu<