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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
his dress and conversation shall borrow mode and graces of the most polished circles in society.
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
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
ural history and philosophy, of logick and theology, mathemat-
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,
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.
TO THE FIRST VOLUME.
Calisto and Socrates, anecdote of 218
29 Chauncey, Rev. Ifaac, biography of 378
632 Chinese drawings, notice of 287
225 Church musick, remarks on 215
273 Civilization, an essay on 291, 945
575 College Rake, history of a 152
-Burlington College 479
592 Cornelia and Constance, correspon-
394, 453, 646
576 Cowpox, ancient German tract on 288
June, 384—July, 431-August, Deathsin Boston, statement of, for
tember, 527-October, 573-
Nov. and Dec.
390 Duelling, papers on, No. I. 22–No. II,
445 52-No. II. 496-No. IV. 539, 595
579 East Indies, mathematical mensu-
Edmorin and Ella, an eastern tale 301 Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Knowles,
Harvard College, strictures on the 57
51 Loiterer, No. l. 3
No. II. 195
528 Medicine, the Brunonian System of 288
Mellen, Leonard, Esq. death of 525
342 tions in the U. States--for Nov. 47
668 Dec. 93-Jan. 189-Feb. 191-
69, 110, 161 335-July, 428-Aug. 470--Sept.
59 520-Oct. 567-Nov. 618-Dec. 665
10 Morris's, Hon. G. speech over the
308 Nicholson, Com. James, death of 569
119 Arts and Sciences, for 1804 335
Officers of Society for propagating
275 the gospel among the Indians,
588 for promoting Christian knowl-
254 for promoting Agriculture 384
Officers of Social Law Library ib.