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CONTENTS.

The names of American authors are printed in small capitals.

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Cultivation of the Mind, .

• HUMPHREY 9

Evils of neglecting the early improvement of the Mind, Seed 11

Claims of Society on Young Men.-How to meet them, Hawes 13

Benevolence of the Deity, · ·

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. Dick

The same Subject, .

Wilcox 22

Moral Efficacy of the Sacred Scriptures, . . WAYLAND 24

Neatness, . . . . . . . . DENNIE 25

The Miser, . . . . . . .

Pollok 27

The Farewell to the Dead,

Mrs. Hemans 29

Charity,

Pollok 30

Formation of Character. --Addressed to Young Men, Hawes 32

Government of the Thoughts, . . . Jane Taylor

The Stranger and his Friend,

Montgomery 42

Mode of acquiring the most comprehensive conception

of the Bulk of the Earth, .

Dick:

Magnitude of the bodies.which compose the Solar System,

Magnitude and Number of the Stars, . . . . "

Rapid Motions of the Celestial Bodies,

Popular Illustration of the Motions of the Earth and

Heavens, . . . . . . . .

Painful Results of Lying, . . . · · · Mrs Opie 53

The Turban; or the Lie of Flattery, . . .

The Ivy.—Addressed to a Young Friend, . . B. Barton 62

Christ stilling the Tempest, . . .

Mrs. Hemans 64

Advantages of History, . . . . . . . Dick 65

Discovery of America,

HALE 66

Reception of Columbus in Spain after his Discovery of a

America, . : .

W. IRVING

Blessings of a Contented Temper, . . . . . Blair

Means of producing Contentedness, .

J. Taylor

Formation of Manners, . . LETTERS TO A DaughTER

Domestic Economy, . . . . . "

Conversation,

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82

Conversation, . .

. Cowper 85

God Omnipresent,

James Edmeston 86

Earthly Fame, ,

· Pollok 87

Speech of Patrick Hen

WIRT 89

Slavery, .

. Wilcox 91

Extract from a Parallel between Intemperance and the

Slave Trade,

Another Extract from the Same, : : :

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Occasions of Intemperance, . .

BEECHER 102

An Authoress and her Auditors,

MRS. OPIE 107

Filial and Fraternal Duties, :

DR. BROWN 110

The Voyage of Life, . : :

Dr. Johnson 113

Settlement of Virginia, . .

HALE 115

Extract from “The Religion of Taste,”

. Wilcox 119

Another Extract from the Same, . .

u 121

Every man his own Fortune-Teller,

Jane Taylor 122

Reflections on the Settlement of New En

. WEBSTER 127

Obligations to the Pilgrims, • . .

. WHELPLEY 130

Song of the Pilgrims, . .

. UPHAM 131

The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers,

Mrs. Hemans 132

The Safe Side of the Hedge, ..

NTON EMPORIUM 133

Of exercising Attention in Reading,

UPHAM 135

Means of improving the Memory,

66 136

Instability of Human Existence,

FITCH 139

Rebellion in the State Prison, '.

N. E, GALAXY 140

Specimen of the Eloquence of James

145

Of Anger,.. .

UPHAM 146

Nancy and Rose,

148

Paraphrase of the Nineteenth Psalm,

Addison 149

The Sacrifice of Abraham, . .

WILLIS 150

Retirement, . . . . .

Cowper 153

Duelling,

BEECHER 154

Moral Sublimity, . .

WAYLAND 156

Address to the Survivors of the Battle of Bunker Hill, WEBSTER 158

Reflections on the Battle of Lexington,

E. EVERETT 159

The Banian Tree, . .

Encyclopædia 161

Human Knowledge, scanty as it is, truly admirable, . Burgh 163.

Savages first seeing a Watch, .

Mariner 165

Science enables us to take an extensive Survey of the

Empire of God,

. · Dick 166

Elegy written in a Country Churchvad

. . Gray 169

The Hour of Death, · · · · ·

Mrs. Hemans 173

Skepticism, .

Campbell 174

Saturday Evening, · · · ·

TRENTON EMPORIUM 176

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'The Sabbath,

Wilcox 177

The Importance of the Sabbath, considered as merely

a Civil Institution,

W. JAY 178

Extracts, relating to the Sabbath, from different authors, .

Vanity confessed,

; . . . . Watts 182

The Fertility caused by the Nile, . . . . . Rollin 185

GUARDIAN AND MONITOR 187

Magnitude of the Objects of Missionary Efforts, WAYLAND 190

Anecdote of an Elephant, . . . LINDLEY MURRAY 191

Thoughts on Thinking, . . CONNECTICUT MIRROR 193

Eloquence of John Adams,

WEBSTER 194

Effects of the modern Diffusion of Knowledge, Wayland 199

Right Use of the Scriptures, . .. A. DICKINSON 202

The ways of God are equal, . . . . Bible 204

Of bridling the Tongue, . . . . .

16 205

Indolence,

• DENNIE 206

Idleness avoided by the Observation of Order,

Blair ib.

The Art of Printing,

Dick 208

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