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Europe, take now and then a peep into the cabinets of princes, 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 aniusements, 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.

The grand object of giving to our charge these expensive advantages, is to make him extensively and pet.nzanently uscful. Having neither patrimony nor wealthy connexions, he will be obliged to gain reputation by continual cxertion 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 hoard 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. If unable at present to rear oaks for our navy, and repair breaches in the walls of national defence, he 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 citizent, 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 person of his pursuits in the United States. As he acquires age and importance therefore, and as long as we retain our parental influence, we vensure to promise, that he shall often reveal his knowledge of natural history and philosophy, of logick and theology, mathematicks and poetry, of law and medicine. As his very liberal cducation 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 legislatures....follow the field preacher with the fanatical....attend ordinations, weddings, and funcrals....gaze at the stars....kecp a diary of the weather....observe whatever is worth observation....relate clearly what he hears, testify boldly what he knows.... now open his mouth in 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


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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 swectness on the desart air.

Sce Preface to the 8th and last Vol. of the Massacbusetts 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 unskilful hands, or, guidelcss, 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 beave him to his demerits...the neglect of the virtuous, and the applause of the vile.

Boston, Jan. 1, 1805.




ABSURDITY of some popular

Calisto and Socrates, anecdote of 210
opinions at Harvard College 103

Carlifle, Rev. Joseph D. death of 430
Academy of Arts and Sciences, 835 Cecilia, story of

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

29 Chauncey, Rev. Ifaac, biography of 978
A. E. T. concerning British Spy 532 Chinese drawings, notice of 287
Ages of ancient and modern authora 931 Chiitenden, Thomas, biography of 490
Ambition, reflexione on

Christian, the

Ancient Claflicks, the

295 Church mulck, remarks on 215
Anodyne for the spleen

278 Civilisation, an eslay on 291, 345
Ancient Druids, reflexions on 197 Coincidencesin the bistory of nations 532
Anjou Cabbage

575 College Rake, history of a 152
Aniwer of fenate to Covernour Collins, William, memoirs of 14,79,122,
Stro.y's speech, June 1864 S82

209, 257
Answer of house of representatives Columbian Museum, sketch of 143, 192
to the same, June 1804

Aniwer of fedete to Governour Commencement exercises at Har-
Stroag's speech, November 1804 623 vard University, 1804

Answer of house of representatives

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

Answer to A.E.T.

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

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


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

Aut Cæsar aut Nullus
116 Curious cavern in France

Curious experiment

Bachelor, night of a


Barometer, state of, for May, 336– Danger of incorrect punctuation 668

June, 384-July, 131-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 316 Nov, and Dec. 1804

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

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

Nov. and Dec.

tember, 527_October, 573— Deaths in New Orleans in June 527
November, 624-December, 671 Despair

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 op 503,533,584 Dress, thoughts on

Botanist, No. 1

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

445 52-No. III. 496–No. IV. 539, 595
No. 3


No. 4

579 East Indies, mathematical mensu.
No. 5
442 ration in


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

Eloquence, on

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

Evening entertainments, No. I. 107

No. 2

No. II.

Linn, Rev. John B.

Evening walk, reverie in

214 Literary exhibitions of Ludents of

Harvard College, strictures on the 57
Field preacher, anecdote of 330 Livingston, Robert H. Esq. death of 527
Fine arts, remarks on

51 Loiterer, No. I. 3

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

tory remarks on
109 Lover of Nature

Fop, apostrophe on a


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

iske, Nathan, D. D. biography of 639 Mansfield, lord, traditionary tale of 119
Fith, fingular species of

528 Medicine, the Brunonian system of 288
Friendilip, on
300, 354 Melodica, invention of


Mellen, Leonard, Esq. death of 525
Gano, Rev. John, death of

525 Meteorology-see Barom. and Ther.
General name for the United States, Minot, Dr. Timothy, death of 477
proposal of a
217 Modesty

General name for the United States, Montgomery, Richard, biography
Judge Tudor's letter on a 293 of

544, 591,698
Generick names for the people of Monthly catalogue of new publica-
the United States, essay on


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

666 Dec. 93-Jan. 139-Feb. 191-
Gifford, William, Esq. memoirs of March, 236--April, 285-May,

63, 110, 161 335— July, 428---Aug. 470—Sept.
Great thoughts

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

Guest, the

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

Hamilton, Gen. Alexander,death of 429

Heads of a course of lectures on Natural curiosity

natural history

908 Nicholson, Com. James, death of 562
Henry, Patrick, biog. of 459, 189, 543

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

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

588 for promoting Christian knowls
Humphreys' miscellaneous works, edge

defence of, by Harvardientis 691 Officers of Massachusetts Charita-
ble Fire Society

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

ical Society

Imitative tones and representations 70 Officers of Massachusetts Society

254 for promoting Agriculture 384

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


Johnson Dr. as a moralift
404 Parents Friend

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

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