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Essays IN BIOGRAPHY AND CRITICISM. - By the work to our subscribers and friends as one

Peter Bayne, M. A., author of “The Christian lof our best magazines, especially for yočng men. Life, Social and Individual,” &c. Second Se

Subscriptions received by Snow & Greene, ries. Gould & Lincoln, Boston. 1858.

Booksellers, Providence. An intelligent reading public can hardly express sufficient gratitude to Messrs. Gould &

ELEMENTS OF GEOMETRY.-By Benjamin GreenLincoln for their re-publication of various excel

| leaf, A. M. Robert S. Davis & Co., Boston. lent foreign works. Among these publications

We have received specimen pages of this new the works of Peter Bayne and Hugh Miller take

mathematical work. soon to be issued. It is a prominent place. The present work is a con

beautifully printed on fine white paper, and is an tinuation of the learned author's former volume

attractive looking book. We have no doubt it of " Essays on Biography and Criticism,” in a

will be found a valuable work. It will be mail" Second Series." It includes eleven papers, on

ed, prepaid, to teachers for examination, on rethe following topics :

ceipt of 60 cents in postage stamps, by the pub1. Charles Kingsley.

lishers. 2. Thomas Babington Macauley. 3. Sir Archibald Alison.

THE GOLDEN HARP, a Collection of Hymns, 4. Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Tunes and Choruses for the use of Sabbath 6. Wellington.

Schools. By L. 0. Emerson. Oliver Ditson

& Co., Boston. 6. Napoleon Bonaparte. 7. Plato.

An admirable collection of old hymns and fa

miliar tunes, which must be found acceptable to 8. Characteristics of Christian Civilization. 9. The Modern University,

| those who want a new hymn book for their Sab

bath Schools. It contains about 400 pieces and 10. The Pulpit and the Press. 11. “ The Testimony of the Rocks." — A De

100 tunes. We have recommended it personally

to our friends. fense.

Up:n a somewhat cursory glance at this volume, we have found rich mines of thought, ! We have received a circular from Messrs. Mcstirring'biographical incidents, and close-reason- Alpine & Haines, of Allentown, Pa., stating that ing, scholarly criticism of men and principles, they are about to commence the publication of a all written in the finest style of British Essays," new “ Teachers' Journal” at that plsce. Mr. which promise a harvest of great profit to the McAlpine is a young teacher of talent and abilicareful reading which shall follow.

ty, and we doubt not will give his readers many dry jokes and practical hints. We wish them

abundant success, and certainly the Key Stone The Young Men's MAGAZINE. — Edited by R. C. McCormick. New York. $1.50 per an

*| State is large enough to support several educanum.

tional journals. This is the only Magazine in the country wholly devoted to the interests of young men. BARXES' PRAYERS. — C. Desilver, Philadelphia. It is ably edited, and embraces among the con- The Great Awakening of the past winter and tributors to its pages some of the best writers in spring has opened many mouths in prayer which America. Each number contains 48 pages of were never accustomed to commure with God in choice matter. The present volume, commenc- thanksgiving and supplication. This excellent ing with May, has a series of Biographical and judicious selection of prayers for family use, Sketches of distinguished Self-Made Men, of a compiled by Rev. Albert Barnes, will be rehighly interesting and valuable character. The ceived by such as well as by many older ChristMay number is embellished with a fine steel en- ians with great favor, and will be found eminentgraving of Dr. Kane. We cheerfully commend' ly conducive to a deep-toned piety.

Pamphlets Received.

PRACTICAL AND PROGRESSIVE LATIN GRAx

MAR.–Elementary Course. By Thomas Clark. Third Annual Report of Births, Marriages and

Charles Desilver, Philadelphia. Deaths, in the city of Providence. By Edwin

The object of this Grammar is to obsiate the M. Snow, M. D. 1858.

tediousness of learning grammatical forms with

out at the same time applying them. The plan purNeed and Availability of the Writing and

sued is to call upon the pupil for translation as Spelling Reform. By Wm. T. Coggeshall.

soon as he commences to learn the declensions. Permanant Realitics of Religion, and the

Interlinear translations are given him with signa Present Religious Interest. A Sermon. By F.

and references to the declensions and conjuga. D. Huntington, D. D. Gould & Lincoln.

tions. Service the End of Living.-Delivered at the Neither this or any other plan for teaching LatAnniversary of the Boston Young Men's Christ-in can ever obviate the necessity of study on the ian Association, May 24, 1858. By Rev. A. L. part of the learner, since “ There is no royal Stone, Pastor of Park Street Church, Boston. road to knowledge.” An excellent and beautiful exposition of the By those who approve of and use interlinear principles of the Christian Religion.

translations this book will be received with great Apollo, or directions to persons commencing favor. We shall make use of it in our own a religious life. Boston. Gould & Lincoln. classes for examples in translation.

Fourth Annual Report of the State Commis- It contains 268 pages, and is finely printed, and sioner of Common Schools of Ohio.

bound to match the series of classics by the same Report of the Superintendent of Public In-author and publisher. struction to the General Assembly of the State of Iowa.

WLBSTER'S Counting HOUSE AND FAMILY Catalogue, History and Organization of the

DICTIONARY. With Synonyms. Mason BrothHartford Public High School.

ers, New York. Seventeenth Annual Catalogue of the Provi

A fine edition for common use; not so full as dence Conference Seminary.

the Unabridged, consequently not so large and Report of School Committee of city of New

unwieldy. It contains 490 pages and includes

various useful tables. Bedford.

Webster's High School Dtctionary, by the same Report of Superintendent of Education for

publishers, is a capital school edition, containing Lower Canada, for the year 1856.

300 pages. RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL Reponts.

Webster's Common School Dictionary, still furTwelfth Annual Report of School Committee thoroh

mmittee | ther abridged, containing 320 pages, is a neat litof Smithficld.

tle pocket edition for every school-boy and girl Annual Report of School Committee of Glou-l:

of Glou in the tommon schools of our lan í. cester.

Every teacher should see that each scholar has Report of the School Committee of Burrill

the Bible and a Dictionary. ville. Report of the School Committee of Warwick.

Twelfth Annual Report of the School Com- Our LITTLE ONES IN HEAVEN.--Gould & Linmittee of Scituate.

coln, Boston. Annual Report of the School Committee of A beautiful little 12mo. of 248 pages, filled Cumberland.

with a choice selection of short articles of prose We shall be glad to receive reports from other and poetry, wisely selected, for the comfort of towns, that we may in due time give a Narration bereaved parents, by “ The Author of the Aim. of the condition of Education in our State. well Stories."

The R. J. Schoolmaster.

VOL. IV.

AUGUST, 1858.

NO.6.

For the Sehoolmaster,

The frequent repetition of this course so disParental Sympathy.

courages and disheartens the tender sensibility Perhaps there is no duty devolving upon

of the child that he finally comes to the conparents in the training of children more hab.

clusion that, although his parents are his natitually and universally neglected, than that of ural protectors, to whom he must look for the parental sympathy. The moment the child

supply of his bodily necessities, some one else begins to distinguish one person from another,

must satisfy the cravings of his nature for in all real or fancied danger it will cling to its

sympathy. Very naturally, therefore, he turns parent for protection. This drawing of the

to whomsoever is ready to meet the demands

Tof his inner being, never stopping to consider child to the parent seems almost instinctive,

, what elements of moral rectitude a sympaand this very act seems to indicate the natural relation existing between them. Could in

thizing friend should possess, – in fact never stinct (if we may call it by this name) be al

suspecting that untold evils may be the result lowed to go on in this natural and confiding

of such a step. Thus, year after year passes manner, this same commingling of soul with

by, the parents often wondering why their soul would continue through lite. But such

children are actuated by low and pernicious is seldom the case. On the contrary, the

motives and governed by wicked, selfish habsympathies of the child and parent become

its, forgetting that they have neglected to sow alienated, and that by a very simple but oft

the good seed, and have given the enemy unrepeated process.

interrupted opportunities for sowing tares. The parents are busily occupied with the

Such results in a large proportion of cases are turmoil of business and the anxiety of house

the natural fruits of this lack of parental hold duties. It may be that weighty responsi

sympathy. We do not mean to assert that bilities are resting upon them and unpropi.

all who are deprived of this sympathy grow tious storms seem to be gathering to burst

up to lead lives of wickedness, for some men upon their heads. Thus occupied and per- in spite of the

in spite of the wicked associations thrown plexed, the child desires assistance in the ad- around them, and neglect of proper parental justment of what is to him a serious difficul- influences, do, by the inherent power of their ty; but the parent regards not his necessities, own motives, rise to distinction and usefuland sends him away unaided and unsatisfied. I ness.

What we assert is -- and we would call ness and virtue to emulate, he should be alspecial attention to the fact - that thousands lowed and encouraged to act on his own rewho occupy a very common level in the scale sponsibility, thereby developing his own judgof human life, nevertheless honest and reput- ment and powers of discernment. And here able, had they received proper sympathy and will arise a difficulty to be guarded against, training, with the right development of their the liability of judging, not according to mohighest and holiest emotions, would have been tires, but according to results, and of making capable of wielding an influence upon the des- too serious a matter of trifling mistakes. A tinies of mankind incalculable for good. There parent is nerer justified in being cross to his are comparatively few men whose capabilities children, or in correcting them in a manner are fully developed. The great mass have hid- which leads the child to suppose him cross. den energies of which they never dreamed, Every cross word makes a frightful scar on which only require proper influences for de- the moral character of the child which it is velopment to become a benefit to themselves impossible to remove. and to mankind.

We know of parents who are considered But the questions may arise — “In what very good people, and are esteemed for many does parental sympathy consist ?” and “When sterling qualities, who, nevertheless, always should it begin?”

correct thcir children -- whatever the offense, It consists in being the intimale friend of great or small — in a severe and harsh manthe child; in being interested in whatever in-ner. The result is, their children held them terests him, --- his sports, studies, reading, his continually in fear, lest in an unguarded mojoys and his sorrows; in coming down from ment they may be visited with censure. If the lofty pinnacle of manhood and being a the child does a wrong action, the first thing boy again, combining therewith the experi- for the parent is to understand to what extent ence of the man.

the child knew it to be wrong. Children are Such a course would naturally win the con- often punished for doing what they supposed fidence and affection of the child. To the to be perfectly right and innocent, and have mature mind, the sports of children may seem not understood why they were punished until trivial, but they are the meat and drink of the after punishment was administered. Whatboy. IIis disappointinents, too, may seem of ever the wrong, it is the duty of the parent to little account, but to him they are as real. exhibit to the mind of the child the true naand as bitter to be borne, as the weighty ture of the wrong, and its relation to himself, cares and disappointments of manhood are to his friends and his Maker ; and with a calm, the father, and the child, as well as the pa

unruffled temper, and with such a spirit of rent, needs sympathy to enable him to meet love that the child will view him, not as a and overcome his trials. Such a course judge, but as a friend. It is the duty and would ever keep the parent on the alert to within the power of parents to do this, but it grant counsel and direction when needed. I will require care and patience. Not that the child should be cramped and But when should this sympathy begin : compelled to submit all his plans and arrange- With the first breath of the child. “ As the ments to the parent's will, but having the twig is bent the tree's inclined,” is emphatinever-varying guide post of principle ever be-cally as true of the moral as the natural world. fore him, with a noble example of upright- | All things at first, to the infant, appear the

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same, but gradually as the faculties of his on to the accomplishment of this great end, mind become developed, he makes the discov- he proves himself a benefactor of his race, ery that everything possesses a distinct indi-though no silver-toned trumpet proclaim his viduality. It is the same with the sense of name to the world.

I. D., JR. feeling, and experience alone teaches to distinguish between things which afford pleasure

For the Schoolmaster. and produce pain. Equally so is it with the

Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. sentiments of the soul. At first, a cross or a kind word are alike regarded, but ere long

" Its Value - Old Engravings - Second Part the tiny drum which conducts the sound from

Motives --- Skill - Materials and Methods the ear to the heart can instantly distinguish

Extracts Character and Life Sketched harsh, upbraiding sounds from the gentle

Conclusion. words of tenderness and love. How quickly the mother's sympathy dries up the tears and

A LITTLE BOOK, half as large as Mrs. Stowe's dispels the sorrow of her infant child, and

famous work, written in a quaint and simple how quickly, too, it learns to interpret her

style, and withal, as old-fashioned as a spinevery look, and distinguish, to a certain ex

ning-wheel or a hand-loom, is the Pilgrim's tent, between right and wrong. At this time,

Progress; but every child loves to read it, to a great degree, is the foundation of the

and he loves it all his life, even down to his child's character laid, and how important that

old age. So is it like that psalm which the it should be a correct foundation.

shepherd king sung to the music of his harp The plastic mind is in a condition to receive when he thought of the flocks he had tended impressions from whatever influences it may in his boyhood beside the still waters. As be subjected to, and the parent should en-| full is it of truth, abounding in natural and deavor to throw around the child influences unaffected beauties. IIere are battles, gloomy for good, that the first impressions may be ways and dangerous, quiet scenes, lovely prospure and heavenly. One thing is positive, pects, sights and sounds, glorious pictures of unless good influences are thrown around the future joys, mingled with sober teachings, child to mould and shape his course, bad in- tersely and vigorously expressed, and with a Auences will occupy the ground, and it is thousand concealed thoughts which a treasure much more difficult to eradicate a wrong prin-seeker will gather and hoard with care. ciple once seated, than to prevent its first en- One of the editions published fifty years trance. This principle of parental sympathy ago is adorned by roughly cut wood engravmust become with every family a vital princi- ings, occurring on almost every page, whereple before we can expect the youth of our in are drawn pictures of the pilgrims. They land to adopt high and noble sentiments, and are dressed in the garb of them who travel act on the broad platform of justice and truth. towards the celestial city. Fleeing from the Such a sympathy, full and complete, is a city of Destruction, knocking at

city of Destruction, knocking at the gate, duty every parent owes to himself, to his viewing the sights at the house of the Inter

| preter, at the cross, passing the lions, fighting refuses to perform it, he shows himself un- Apollyon, going through the valley of the mindful of one of the most important duties Shadow of Death is Christian ; then, in comof life. If he grapples with it, and presses' pany with Faithful, approaching Vanity Fair,

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