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must be evident, that so many im- attended, and gave the highest satportant and necessary subjects of isfaction to all present. It comeducation must require the aid of prehended the business of the another tutor, in order to their be. whole session without the students ing properly conducted ; and that being previously informed of the no great increase of students can questions to be proposed. be expected till this aid shall be On Wednesday the two Hebrer obtained.

classes were first examined ; the The preceding plan has been junior elass giving a particular acarranged principally, but not sole- count of the structure of the lanly, with a view to the education of guage, according to Masclei's divinity-students. The course, grammar, and translating serenal however, for the first three years, passages taken at random from the is adapted also to the education of Pentateuch from Hebrew young men designed for other pro- English, and others from English fessions, or for mercantile lise. into Hebrew ; the senior class beAnd as the lectures delivered in the ing examined in Lowth's Przlecthird year are upon subjects, con- tions, and reading, as before, passacerning which it is very desirable ges out of the prophetick and oth. that lay students should be wella er poetical books, one of them coninformed, in this age of scepticism cluding this branch of the exami. and infidelity, it is much to be nation by a discourse on Hebrev wished that parents would allow poetry. In the classicks the whole their sons to continue till that part of the students, who had this year of the course is completed. They read the whole of Tacitus and might thus be the more surely great part of Lucretius, read a confirmed in that good character, passage from the former author, which is essential to their being Mucianus's address to Vespasian; admitted into the institution, and after which a Latin poem on the which it is the object of all the battle of Maida, and a Latin ora. regulations established there to tion on eloquence, were read by guard and improve.

two of the students. The Greek There are at present seven di- classicks, which had this year been vinity students the number of read were two plays of Euripides

, lay-students is five.

one of Æschylus, a part of Thucy. The treasurer of the institution dides and some Odes of Pindar; is Ottiwell Wood, Esq. of Man, the students read a scene of the chester, to whom, or to the Rev. Hecuba, and another of the iris ti C. Wellbeloved, Theological Tu- Onces; after which an Essay was tor, York, the Rev.William Wood, read on the character and talents Visitor, Leeds, Lewis Lloyd, Esq. of Cicero, with a critique on his Lothbury, or Mr. Kinder, No. i, Oratio firo domo sua. The exam. Cheapside, letters may be addres- ination of the junior mathematic sed respecting the admission of al class in Algebra and Euclid students; or for the transmission concluded the business of the first of donations or subscriptions. day. On the second the only stu:

On Wednesday and Thursday, dent in the fourth year was strict. the first and second July, was held ly examined on the sources of bibli. the annual examination of students cal criticism, with a particular ref. at the close of the session : it was erence to the Old Testament ; 00 numerously and very respectably the original languages, in which

we possess its books and the state Taste, on Sublimity, and on the of the text ; on the several divisions tragedy of Othello.

The two which have been made of them ; higher mathematical classes were on the sentiments, which they sev. then examined in fluxions, and in erally inculcate on the nature and hydrostaticks and astronomy ; and character of God, and on human the whole was concluded by an duty and expectations; on the sev- Essay on the Study of Natural Phieral Greek and Latin translations, losophy. The examination being on the works of Josephus and Phi- ended, the Rev. John Yates of Livło, the Apocryphal Writings and erpool, in an eloquent address dethe Targums, with their respec- clared the high satisfaction of the tive use in illustrating the scrip- trustees in its result, and offered tures ; and concluded by an elabo- to the students some very judicious rate Discourse on the Mosaick in- advice on the conduct and proper stitutions, and their probable in- application of their future studies. tention and use in preserving the The trustees afterwards dined toknowledge of One Supreme Being, vogether at Etridge's, when some and exhibiting a specimen and interesting conversation took proof of the moral government of place on the best means of raising God. The students in the third a permanent fund for making proyear were then examined in logick vision for a third tutor. Several and metaphysicks, and one of them very handsome sums were reportTead an Essay on the controversy ed as being ready for a beginning relating to Materialism, another, a to the accomplishment of this truSummary and Estimate of the Na- ly desirable object, and there is littural Evidences of a Future State. tle doubt that with a little exertion Those of the third and second year of the friends of the institution an were examined in universal gram- adequate fund will soon be estabmar, oratory, and criticism ; and lished. three of them delivered Essays on

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Liverpool, Aug. 12, 1807. commercial, begin to turn their atGENTLEMEN,

tention to learning and the fine I promised you some literary arts, that is, when they perceive intelligence, as soon as I could that something more than great find any in this focus of Guinea riches is necessary to make a place ships, and cent. per cent. literati'; worthy of being visited, and interand I assure you 'I have found even esting enough to be admired. 'here more of lettered taste, and Hence, within ten years, publick sound science, and real, active, institutions of a literary character habitual, literary enthusiam, than have increased in Liverpool with I have ever seen in Boston. incredible rapidity. Their pub

The city of Liverpool has now fick reading rooms yield to none reached that point of wealth, at in the world, and their botanick which societies, which have been deu, though it has been estabhitherto merely mercenary and lished only six years, is one of the first in England. The first read- herds, while the Lyceurn is rather ing room, in my opinion, is the the resort of the loungers ; the Athenæum. I send you herewith repository for books, which will the regulations and the list of the circulate, rather than for those, library. The collection of books is, which remain stationary to be conI think, the most select, I have sulted. Porson would find him. ever known. O when will the day self at home among the folios of come,when the library of our dearly the former, while a Cornhill apcherished Athenæuin shall boast prentice might spend a pleasant of including the labours of Mura. hour among the miscellanies of tori, the Thesauri of Grævius and the latter. Gronovius, the Scriptores Byzan- I have taken the pains to insert tiri, the Memoirs of the Academy all the additions, which have been of Inscriptions, the editiones op- made within three years to the timæ of every author of Greece class of ancient authors, and of bi. and Rome, the French and Eng- ography, from which you may lish literary journals ab initio, and judge of the general increase of not only possess these books, but the library, which is not less in any have them always accessible to ev. of the other departments of learery man of letters, who wishes to ing. I could not procure a complete consult them! By inspecting the list of the periodical publications catalogue you will see that there is which are here taken, and the lis. not a library in America, which of newspapers was too long to contains so general a collection of transcribe. One table is entirely Standard works in every branch of covered with new pamphlets. The knowledge. Here you may enter collection of maps too is admiraat any hour, and you will invariably ble, and among these are found find some busy in consulting auth- large plans of London and Liver ors, others taking notes, and others pool, in which every house is reading for amusement. If I were marked, and a most superb plan of to enumerate the various works, Rome, at least twelve feet square. wbich I here saw for the first time, I have met with several ladies I should fill this page with a dry of very superiour accomplishments. catalogue. The modern works The institution of the botanick are all bound in the most superb garden has drawn their attention style, and I must acknowledge, to botany, and there is hardly a that I was never before so much window in Liverpool which is not tempted to deprecate the day, decorated with some of the choiwhich should reduce the luxury of cest products of foreigh soils ; and learning

hardly an evening in this pleasant The Lyceum is a more elegant season, while the sun sets just beand convenient reading room, but fore nine, when the walks of the its library is nothing better than a garden are not crowded with fair common circulating, or the Boston forms, who decisively show, that Social Library. The annual sub- the two kingdoms of nature, the scription to the Lyceum is only vegetable and the animal, cannot half a guinea, therefore many of be contemplated together, and that its shelves are filled with wooden the interests of the one will infalbooks. The Athenæum is cher. ibly suffer, if the other is present. ished by the choice spirits of the The little book, which I send you, place, the Roscoes and the Shes contains a charming address, writ

ten by Roscoe, and delivered by the subscribers, for whom only it him before the proprietors, at the was printed. It is worthy of being opening of the garden. It has published in the Anthology, in ore never been published ; I procured der to promote the interests of our this copy by the favour of one of botanical institution at Cambridge.

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On peut même affirmer que, dans tous les temps, dans tous les pays, sous toutes les formes de gouvernement, les hommes puissans qui ont légué à l'histoire un glorieux souvenir ont constamment honoré la littérature, comme la plus brillante et la plus féconde des études humaines, le plus noble des plaisirs, le lien le plus doux des sociétés, l'ornement, la gloire, l'appui des empires et des républiques.-Dis. M. Chônier.

It may be affirmed, that in all ages, in all countries, under every form of government those powerful men, who have bequeathed to history the record of their glory, have constantly honoured literature, as the most brilliant and the most fruitful of human studies, the most noble of pleasures, the sweetest bond of society, the ornament, the glory, the support of empires and republicks.

WE congratulate the publick Tableaux, Statues, Bas Reliefs et on the rapid advancement of this Cameos de la Galerie de Florence institution, so highly honourable et du Palace Pitti, Paris. to the liberality of the citizens of 1759. 1 vol. folio. Boston and its vicinity, Soon af. Retratos de Los Espanoles Illusler the publication of the Memoir tres con un epitome de sus vi. concerning its history and objects, * das. Madrid. 1791. 1 vol.folio. one hundred and fifty shares, at Galerie des Peintres Flamands, Hola $300 a share, (the number limited landais et Allemands. Paris, by the terms of subscription) were 1792. 3 vols. folio. obtained, as also several life-shares Les Adventures de Télémaque at 8100, and many annual subscri- Paris. 1773. 2 vols. quarto. bers at $10. The munificence · El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote of publick societies and private in- de la Mancha. Madrid. 1780. dividuals in various parts of our

4 vols. quarto. eountry in richly endowing the Description de Monument qui viLibrary is also worthy of the high- ent d'être érigé á Rheinsberg. est eulogium.

1791. I vol. folio. · Among the many recent in- Fables Choisies mises en vers, stances of publick patronage we par J. de la Fontaine. Paris. have room at present only to re- 1766. 6 volumes 8vo. cord the following:


Newport. Critical Review, from its first

commencement in January 1756 A splendid copy of Bowyer's to December 1803. 109 vol- edition of Hume’s History of Engumes.

Dr. JEFFRiks. land, in 10 vels. folio, with plates, * See Anthology for May, 1807. Vol. IV. No. 11.

has also been presented,accompan- Stephen Higginson, Thomas Lee, jr.

Isaac P. Davis, ied with the following polite letter, James Lloyd, jr. addressed to the Trustees of the Thomas C. Amory, John Prince, jr.

David Humphrys, Daniel Sargent, Athenæum :

Thomas H. Perkins, Samuel Eliot,

Samuel G. Perkins, Henry Sargent, “ Boston, 26 October, 1807. Thomas L. Winthrop, John T. Sargent,

Jonathan Mason, Joseph Lee, jr. GENTLEMEN,

Timothy Williams, John Davis." At a meeting of a number of gentlemen, whose names are an

Among the many literary and nexed, adventurers in Bowyer's scientifick establishments, which historick loitery, the following have been thought worthy of the votes were unanimously passed.

patronage of influence and wealth, Voted, to present one set of that of large repositories of books Hume's History of England with has justly been considered as most the plates, to the Boston Athenæ. illustrious for its dignity, its innum.

portance, and its pleasures. The Voted, to present one set of history of learned libraries is the prints in commemoration of naval history of power consecrated to victories, to the same institution.

learning. It celebrates the patVoted, that Samuel Eliot and ronage of monarchs, the munifiJonathan Mason, esqrs. be a com- cence of a splendid nobility, the mittee to present the said History support of a lettered clergy, and and Prints to the Boston Athenæ- the liberality of cultivated gent:um, in the name of the adventur- men. This generous aid of rank, ers in said lottery.

opulence, and influence, proceeds In conformity to the above votes, from the intrinsick excellence of we have great pleasure in execut. the subject. Whatever is inteling the commission with which we lectual is a portion of the supreme were honoured, by handing you reason, and proportionally as it is the splendid edition of Hume's free from corruption, approaches History with the plates, and four nearer to the fountain. The ope. very elegant engravings, in com- rations of this principle are recordmemoration of four British navaled in volumes. The earliest of victories.

these is almost coeval with the We add our ardent wishes for primary institutions of society, and the success of your institution, so from that period to the present well calculated to promote a taste the mass of human knowledge, for letters, the best mean of culti- notwithstanding the diminutions it vating general knowledge, and

has suffered, and the obstructions thus subserving the highest inter- it has encountered, has accumulaests of society.

ted from age to age, and has deWe are, gentlemen, with regard, scended from generation to generyour obedient servants, ation, till its present possessors are Saml, Eliot.

captivated in admiring the variety Jona. Mason.

of its parts, the beauty of its maTrustees Boston Atheneum.

terials, or are lost in contemplat

ing its extensive magnitude, its di. Names of the gentlemen, who versified splendour, and its irresist. were the adventurers in Bowyer's ible power. In most ages and historick lottery.

countries, the great and the wealthy

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