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They can very seldom pick up a livelihood by stealing until they arrive at six-years old; except where they are of towardly parts; although, I confess, they learn the rudiments much earlier; during which time they can, however, properly be looked on only as probationers; as I have been informed by a knowledgeable professor of education who protested to me, that he never knew above one or two instances under the age of six, even in a part of the world renowned for the quickest proficiency in that art.

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