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at the same time take the most proper method Reputation. for gaining long life, riches, and reputation, which are very often not only the reward, but reward. the effects of wisdom.

7. As it is very suitable to my present sub- suitable ? ject, I shall quote this passage in the words of quote. lacred writ, not questioning but it will be very questioning. pleasing to such of my readers, who have a taite for fine writing.

8." In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon Mewn. in a dream by night; and God faid, ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said- Thou walked. haft shewn unto thy servant David, my father, great mercy, according as he walked before righteoulthee in truth and in righteousness, and in up

nefs. rightness of heart with thee,and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, and thou hast given uprightness. him a fon to fit on his one, as it is this day.

9. And now, O Lord my God, thou hart instead. made thy servant king instead of David my father : And I am bul a little child; I know Servant. hot how to go out or come in. Give, therefore, thy servant an understanding heart to discern? judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad, for who is able to judge this judge. thy so great people!

10. And the speech pleased the Lord, that speech. Solomon had asked this thing. And God said unto him, because thou hast asked this thing, neither. and hast not asked for thyself long life, neither halt asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thyself enemies. understanding to discern judgment. Behold, I have done according to thy words.

judgment. 11. Lo, I have given thee a wise and understanding heart, so that there was none like thee, before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both rich. es and honor, so that there thall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.

2. It will enlange their acquaintance with language, not only by a knowledge of those particular words which they would define, but also by bringing many new words to their view.

3. It will help them to a readiness and facility of ex. preiling their ideas. There is nothing in which frequent use and practice do more for a man, than in this one thing. If a man has never been accustomed to express himself on any subject or thing, he will be much put to it and appear exceedingly awkward at first, however well he may understand the subject on which he would speak.

4. It will inspire them with a confidence in themselves, and their own understandings, which will go further and be of more use to them on any public or private occasion, ihan whole months, or even years, declamation on the stage,

In this Selection a strict regard has been paid to the choice of pieces. Nothing has been admitted but what was thought to be fuited to the capacity of the Scholar. Extracts from Natural History are not unfrequent--a subject exceedingly well adapted to the minds of youth : morality, amusing and instructing essays, stories, descriptive poetry and pleasing anecdotes make up its contents.

It would be highly proper and exceedingly useful, that the Scholar, after reading his lesion, thould be questioned, by his Master, on the subjects of it. As examples of what at would bu proper should be done at all times, will be found at the conclusion of some of the pieces, QUESTIONS calling up to view the principal ideas and events which have been related. Masters, I think, would do well to pursue the same plan with their pupils in all their leffons. In this way they would readily form them to that most necessary habit of READING WITH ATTENTION.

Having faid what was neceílary to the illustration of tiofe views, which excited to the present undertaking, the performance is now submitted to the candor and discerament of an enlightened Publie--- happy if it shall be found upon examination and by experience, to bolo forth any jimprovements by which the understanding and the facuí. ies of youth may be more effectually called forth into

DANIEL ADAMS. reminler, Sep. 29, 1803.

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Address to a young Student

Life is a flower



Sec. 2. made Queen

3. Haman promoted
4. Efther's banquet

5. Mordecai rewarded

Yet all this availeth me nothing


Address of a Master to his Scholars






Description of Mount Vernon

The Gentleman and the Basket-rzeker

Take heed to Yourself

Mount Vesuvius

Paul's defence


Beauty of the Northern Lights in Lapland MACIPERTUIS

Periods and uses of Human Life

The Tea Picant

The Handsome and deformed L.


Female modely
Hilary of a surprising oure of the Gout
The way to make more plenty in every man's

On the Boiling of potatoes

The Bauver

The Creation of the world

Rules for moderaiing our anger

0:0 dr in doing buines

Frailty of Life
Account of a Snow-Storm,in Feb. 1802 D2.MITCHILL

Obfervations on Storms, &c.
sin affecting Story
Tbe Camel


The Bible

O: Religion

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A Sermon
Neighbor Winrow's advice to Hay-makers upon drinking
An affecting Story related by Dr. Junker
Description of the Poifon-Tree

manner in which the poison is procured'

experiments with the Poison
Thoughts on Spring
The Lion

Character of a truly polite Man
The Fox

The Sultan and the Vizir
Anecdote of a Stork
Geogra; hy
The Elephant

Reflections on Sun-Set
The two Brothers
Re:urrection of Christ



The Heftilities of Animals

Sec. 1. Man the most rapacious of all animals

2. Kapucious Quadrupeds
3. Rapacious Birds
4: All Fibes rapecious
5. Some animals make war with

their own species
Advantages resulting from his niysterious inflitu-
tion of rapine anit defruktion throughout almost
the whole of animated Nature

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