Biographical Sketch of an Infant
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The period of development of the several faculties will be found to differ considerably in different infants. During the first seven days various reflex actions, namely sneezing, hickuping, yawning, stretching, and of course sucking and screaming, were well performed by infant. The movements of infants' limbs and body were for a long time vague and purposeless, and usually performed in a jerking manner. Fear is one of the earliest which is experienced by infants, as shown by their starting at any sudden sound when only a few weeks old, followed by crying. It may be presumed that infants feel pleasure whilst sucking, and the expression of their swimming eyes seems to show that this is the case. The first sign of moral sense was noticed at the age of nearly 13 months.