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Europe, take now and then a peep into the cabinets of princess and get a general acquaintance with the great affairs of the political world.

Though we have principally in view his literary and scientifick attainments, we purpose that he shall not be destitute of the manners of a gentleman, nor a stranger to genteel amuse

He shall attend Theatres...Museums... Assemblies... Balls, &c. and whatever polite diversions the town may furnish ; so that whilst he is familiar with the lore of books and the wisdom of

sages,

his dress and conversation shall borrow mode and graces of the most polished circles in society.

ments.

The grand object of giving to our charge these expensive advantages, is to make him extensively and permanently useful. Having neither patrimony nor wealthy connexions, he will be obliged to gain reputation by continual exertion of talent, and we feel confident, that he will choose rather to lead a beneficent than luxurious life, and that he will be a literary man of Ross, who shall not uselessly board up learning with closed lips, but daily expend it in feeding the ignorant with the bread of knowledge. Happy that opportunities of doing good are not confined to possessors of silver and gold, he every month will bring to the publick the best offering in his power.

IE unable at present to rear oaks for our navy, and repair breaches in the walls of national defence, lie can yet cherish a new plant for the botanist, and occasionally tender a bouquet of indigenous flowers to the bosom of love. If he should be unable to mend the constitution of our country, or save it from ruin, he may yet mend the morals of a private citizen, and can at least engage

in the more
Delightful task ! to rear the tender thought;
To teach the young idea how to shoot,
To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind,

And fix the generous purpose in the glowing breast. Indeed it will be strange if the being, whom we shall have thus assiduously formed, may not mix in good company with as high pretensions, as any portable personage of his pursuits in the United States. As he acquires age and importance therefore, and as long as we retain our parental influence, we ture to promise, that he shall often reveal his knowledge of nat

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ural history and philosophy, of logick and theology, mathemat-
icks and poetry, of law and medicine. As his very liberal ed-
ucation will peculiarly fit him for the task, he shall read and
review the most important literary productions of our country,
and candidly give his opinion of their worth. He will take an
exact note of the works of literature....the progress of the arts....
and the state of publick concerns; and be so far a politician,
as to be a judicious biographer of the great, and a persecutor
of the ambitious. Versatile, without being unprincipled, he will
sometimes visit the hall of Congress.... record doings of state leg-
islatures....follow the field preacher with the fanatical....attend or-
dinations, weddings, and funerals....gaze at the stars....kecp a di-
ary of the weather....observe whatever is worth observation....re-
late clearly what he hears, testify boldly what he knows....now
open his mouth in parables...now in proverbs...and speak of beasts,
fowls, fishes, reptiles, and “ of trees, from the cedar tree that is in
Lebanon, even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall."
He will, in fine, traffick with the merchant....contrive with the
artisan....plough lands with the farmer....seas with the sailor....
make songs with the lover.... LET NO FLOWER
PASS BY HIM, AND CROWN HIMSELF
THEY BE WITHER ED.

OF THE

SPRING

WITH ROSE-BUDS BEFORE

With these abilities, accomplishments, and expectations, we cannot but wish, among other good wishes of the season, that he may far exceed any of his numerous predecessors in blessings and longevity, though some of them thought they “ died in a good old age”....that his days may be the days of Methuselah.... that his long life may be occupied in upholding truth, reason, and benevolence....diffusing principles of just taste....exciting the emulation of youthful genius....calling away the student from questions which gender strife to contemplations on the works of nature....stimulating the finished scholar to explore new tracts in the regions of science....and, in publishing all that diversity of intelligence, for obtaining which a character of this sort has long been desired, and in whose absence

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desart air.

Sce Preface to the 8th and last Vole of the Massachusetts Magazine.

Such are the fond and anxious sensibilities, with which we stretch our views to the future labours, consequence, and hon. ours of our adopted ward.

But, alas, amidst the chances and changes of the mundane state, what is permanent ? and how many paternal hopes are annually blasted ! If the offspring of our affection should prove idle, ingrateful, or profligate....if, losing all respect for our authority, he should commit himself to the guidance of unskilfu! hands, or, guideless, add to the number of rash innovators of the present age....should he turn philosophist in science, heretick in religion, empirick in nosology.... instead of nourishing, should he attempt to destroy the liberties of the state, become the pander of sedition, and prophanely rail against law and justice.... should he, as a critick, be malicious or revengeful, pertinaciously severe, or habitually indiscreet.... nay, even should he once basely tell tales of an innocent family, or wilfully wrong the meanest individual, we shall immediately spurn him from our presence, withhold our aids, and leave him to his demerits...the neglect of the virtuous, and the applause of the vile.

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TO THE FIRST VOLUME.

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ABSURDITY of some popular

Calisto and Socrates, anecdote of 218
opinions at Harvard College 103 Carlisle, Rev. Joseph D. death of 430
Academy of Arts and Sciences, 335 Cecilia, story of

312
Academy of Arts, Newyork, notice of 96 Chatham, lord, eloquence of 119
Æolian Harp

29 Chauncey, Rev. Ifaac, biography of 378
A. E. T. concerning British Spy

632 Chinese drawings, notice of 287
Ages of ancient and modern authors 331 Chittenden, Thomas, biography of 490
Ambition, reflexions on
6 Christian, the

61
Ancient Claflicks, the

225 Church musick, remarks on 215
Anodyne for the spleen

273 Civilization, an essay on 291, 945
Ancient Druids, reflexions on 197 Coincidences in the history of nations 532
Anjou Cabbage

575 College Rake, history of a 152
Answer of senate to Governour Collins, William, memoirs of 14,73,122,
Strong's speech, June 1804 382

203, 257
Answer of house of representatives Columbian Museum, sketch of 143,192
to the same, June 1804
381

240
Answer of senate to Governour Commencement exercises at Har-
Strong's speech, November 1804 623 vard University, 1804

478
Answer of house of representatives

-Burlington College 479
to the fame, November 1804 ib. Conversation with friends

275
Answer to A. E.T.

592 Cornelia and Constance, correspon-
Antoninus and Aristides, dialogue of 147 dence of

394, 453, 646
Argenis, a moral and political tale 269 Cotton Manufactory, account of 334
Ahma, a remedy for

576 Cowpox, ancient German tract on 288
Astronomical computation, by La Criticism on the word Scirrhus 406
lande
ib. Cruelty, on

353
Aut Cæsar aut Nullus
116 Curious cayern in France

286
B
Curious experiment

528
Bachelor, night of a

120

D
Barometer, state of, for May, 3964 Danger of incorrect punctuation 668

June, 384—July, 431-August, Deathsin Boston, statement of, for
480—September, 482_October, July, 429_-August, 478-Sep-
530— November, 578—Dec. 626

tember, 527-October, 573-
Baptisms in New Orleans in June 527 November, 624–December, 671
Barrell, Joseph, esq. death of 571 Deaths in New York in Aug. Oct.
Barrow, Isaac, D.D. biography of 916 Noy, and Dec. 1804

671
Biblical criticism 298,377,405,454,499 Deaths in Baltimore in Oet. Nov.
Births in Russia, for the year 1803 333 and Dec.

ib.
Births in Boston, statement of, for Deaths in Philadelphia in Oct.
July, 429—August, 478-Sep-

Nov. and Dec.

ib.
tember, 527-October, 573 Deaths in New Orleans in June 527
November, 624-December, 671 Despair

274
Births in N. York in August 527 Didot, Francois Ambrofie, death of 526
Bishop Hall, extract from 409 Does knowledge promote happiness? 224
Blackmore, Sir R. as a poet, com Downes, Mrs. Lydia, death of 573
munications on
503,533,584 Dress, thoughts on

99
Botanist, No. 1

390 Duelling, papers on, No. I. 22–No. II,
No. 2

445 52-No. II. 496-No. IV. 539, 595
No. 3

492

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No. 4

579 East Indies, mathematical mensu-
No. 5

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Edmorin and Ella, an eastern tale 301 Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Knowles,
Education, an essay on
339 dialogue between

486
Eloquence, on

62

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Encouragement of literature, on the 455 Leaming, Jeremiah, D. D. death of 573
Erroneous opinions of students rel Lee, Nat. the poet, anecdotes of 25
peeting genius and application 277 Letters to Leinwha, No. 1

593
Evening entertainments, No. I. 107

No. 2

696
No. II. 178 Linn, Rev. John B.

525
Evening walk, reverie in 214 Literary exhibitions of students of
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Harvard College, strictures on the 57
Field preacher, anecdote of 350 Livingtton, Robert H. Esq. death of 527
Fine arts, remarks on

51 Loiterer, No. l. 3

No. II. 195
Fine arts in the United States, desul Loose paragraphs

176
tory remarks on
109 Lover of Nature

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Fop, apostrophe on a

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Forbes, Eli, D. D. death of 669 Man, the natural state of

160
Fiske, Nathan, D. D. biography of 639 Mansfield, lord, traditionary tale of 119
Fish, hngular fpecies of

528 Medicine, the Brunonian System of 288
Friendship, on
300, $54 Melodica, invention of

287
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Mellen, Leonard, Esq. death of 525
Gano, Rev. John, death of 525 Meteorology-fee Barom. and Ther.
General name for the United States, Minot, Dr. Timothy, death of 477
proposal of a
217 Modesty

59
General name for the United States, Montgomery, Richard, biography
Judge Tudor's letter on a

293
of

544,591,638
Generick names for the people of Monthly catalogue of new publica-
the United States, essay on

342 tions in the U. States--for Nov. 47
George II anecdote of

668 Dec. 93-Jan. 189-Feb. 191-
Gifford, William, Esq. memoirs of March, 236-April, 285-May,

69, 110, 161 335-July, 428-Aug. 470--Sept.
Great thoughts

59 520-Oct. 567-Nov. 618-Dec. 665
Greatness of mind
60 Moral fublime, on the

60
Guest, the

10 Morris's, Hon. G. speech over the
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body of Gen. Hamilton

407
Hamilton, Gen. Alexander,death of 429

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Heads of a course of lectures on Natural curiosity

576
natural history

308 Nicholson, Com. James, death of 569
Henry, Patrick, biog. of 459, 489, 543

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Hetherington, Margaret, death of 526 Officers of American Academy of
History, on

119 Arts and Sciences, for 1804 335
Hoar, Leonard, D.D. biography of 459 Officers of Historical Society,for 1804 ib,
Homer, Jonathan, jun. death of 525

Officers of Society for propagating
Hope

275 the gospel among the Indians,
Howard, Simeon, D.D. death of 476 for 1804
Howard's address, defence of, by Officers of the Society in Scotland
Medicus

588 for promoting Christian knowl-
Humphreys' miscellaneous works, edge

ib.
defence of, by Harvardiensis 631 Officers of Massachusetts Charita-
I
ble Fire Society

83
Inchbald, Mrs. memoirs of 218, 261 Officers of the Massachusetts Med.
Imitation and Plagiarism, notices of 157

ical Society

ib.
Imitative tones and representations 70 Officers of Massachusetts Society
Inebriation

254 for promoting Agriculture 384
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Officers of Social Law Library ib.
Jew and Lawyer, an anecdote 330 Oran Otang, anecdote of the 423
Johnson Dr, an anecdote of

47

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Johnson Dr, as a moralist
404 Parents Friend

297
Johnson Dr. as a critick 174 Parker, Samuel, D. D., death of 669

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