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"MANY examples may be put of the force of custom, both upon mind and body: therefore, since custom is the principal magistrate of a man's life, let men by all means endeavour to obtain good customs. Certainly custom is most perfect, when it beginneth in young years: this we call education, which is in effect but an early custom. But if the force
of custom, simple and separate be great, the force of custom, copulate and conjoined and collegiate, is far greater for there example teacheth, company comforteth, emulation quickeneth, glory raiseth; so as in such places the force of custom is in its exaltation."-BACON'S ESSAYS.