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7192. REFORM, Gradual.—[continued].

Truth advances, and
error recedes step by step only; and to do our
fellow-men the most good in our power, we
must lead where we can, follow where we
cannot, and still go with them, watching always
the favorable moment for helping them
to another step.—
To Thomas Cooper. Washington ed. vi, 390.
(M. 1814)