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                        MISCELLANEOUS.                      183

will be his duty to move on in advance of the struggling masses
of men, and guide them to new stages of advancement. He will
dedicate himself and his powers, not so much to my Church, or
my race, as to truth and righteousness; because wisdom--true
wisdom-will teach him that the Church is but an agency for
good, and that the race, so-called, is only an accident of clime,
or of variation of descent; but that truth is the eternal fortress of
the just, while righteousness is the crown and vesture of the
sons of God.
   These enlightened, strong, and far-seeing men, will be our
chief defense against the wiles of the ambitious, self-seeking
demagogue; against the mischievous and weakening influence
of the ranting hypocrite and the senseless fanatic. They will
help us in the process of sifting our heterogeneous multitude,
that we may reach, at last, a just distribution of our forces and
talents according to fitness and adaptation.  The farmer to his
plow, the blacksmith to his forge, the teacher to his schoolroom,
the mechanic and artist to their respective vocations; and those
who are fitted for rulers, by superior endowments of mind, and
superior devotion to the public good, will receive credentials of
authority to sit in Moses' seat and guide the affairs of a people
trusting in God, to the highest possible destiny.



                   PRACTICAL PHYSIOLOGY.

                      BY HALLE T. DILLON,

Resident Physician Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School.
--Address delivered before the Alabama State Teachers' Association.

  LADIES AND GENTLEMEN:--In accepting the invitation to speak
before you on some subject that would be of practical benefit to
all of us, I have concluded, after revolving many topics in my
mind, to bring before you a question of grave and vital issue, a
question which concerns the weal or woe of the race to which
we belong.
  The alarming popular belief regarding the perpetuity of our
race in this country has caused me to select this subject of Prac-
tical Physiology. It is necessary, however, before entering into
a discussion of the question, that I bring before you certain data
or existing conditions which surround the life and home of our
people, in order that you may have a better and more compre-
hensive grasp of the subject. I need hardly emphasize the fact
that it is from the consideration of physiology, in its practical
aspects, that we can ever hope to remedy our present unsatis-

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Review, Vol. 09, Num. 2

Miscellaneous: Practical Physiology


Volume:  09
Issue Number:  02
Page Number:  183
Date:  10/01/1892


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