This essay must itself carry its message and justify its mission. An introdu ctory word cannot illuminate its purpose; though it may facilitate the approach, as a sign-board points the way and avoids the disappointment of an unexpected destination.
A study of the qualities of men in which a psychological interest in humanity is prominent, may properly be expected to undertake an analysis of the fundamental factors in human nature; their transformation in human nurture; and their values in growth, education, and vocation. This is indeed the basal problem in the psychology of human traits. I have not slighted it, and am engaged in a modest attempt to interpret what modern psychology has to say on . . .
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