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the Classical and Mathematical Institute, New- “ The difficulty in the way of the necessary burgh, and Author of Something for Every- brevity arises, in part, from the wish to make a body,fre. New York: Baker & Scribner. text-book for all sorts of schools at once. 1848.

mary schools, academies and colleges could be,

either by compact or law, kept distinct, honest We have not had leisure to examine this

men could and would make suitable text-books. work longer than is necessary to discover that

But the insane spirit of an ultra-democratical it is written with force, ability and good sense

and abolition sentiment, is at war with distinc. --qualities so obvious in it that it takes but

tions. It demands inexorably a dead level. It

would have lands, houses, education, religion, very little time to discover them.

pleasure, all alike for the mass; and industry, The observations on the study of the classics skill, and perseverance, that would naturally are worthy of remark. With a clear appre- place one above another, must be decried and ciation of the adaptedness of the old mode of insulted. It says nothing shall be special, pri. studying them to intellectual discipline, the au- vate; everything shall be common, thor is still of opinion that "if not used as a allows a community but not an individual. It is discipline, the dead languages should be wholly as tyrannical, cruel and despotic as the most ab. abandoned as a school study.Perhaps, as apa individual man to its will

, or trample on all bis

solute and barbarous monarchy; it will bend the plied to a mode of running over them in private sacred rights, sport with his tenderest feelings, high schools, this may be true; indeed, if they are to be any more superficially taught than yea! stamp with its iron heel upon a man's they usually are in our colleges, we should be

The people ! the people ! liber

ty! liberty !' is its watchword and cry; but it is disposed to assent to their abandonment as

the people as a mass, as an abstraction, as a soul. readily as he. Still any graduate who has been

less body conventional, and liberty to live and many years in active life, knows whether he

act as a crowd! Individuals and individual libwould willingly be deprived of his “small Latinerties it abhors and destroys !”. and less Greek,” and whether they have not contributed more largely to his happiness than he was, in the ignorance of his boyhood, accustomed to expect. For there is a certain re

John J.

The Angler's Almanac for 1848. fined beauty in the style of the classic authors that is necessary to temper the dry Saxon

Brown & Co.: New-York. strength; they are in writing what their cotemporaries were in sculpture-our best mod- This is a good idea, and has been very well els—which we should study, not to imitate, but

carried out by the proprietors of the Angler's to enlarge our knowledge and educate our taste. Dépôt in Fulton street. The pamphlet before This, we apprehend, more than their intellect- us contains a great variety of interesting and ual discipline, is a reason why we should en

useful information, and is pleasingly illustrate; deavor to know all we can of them, and why, with woodcuts representing the angler in the if we cannot have full galleries, we should en

enjoyment of his favorite pastime. The work deavor to possess such as we can obtain. Our

is also neatly printed, and in every respect te legislators, we fancy, who should be familiar flects great credit upon the publishers as we.. with Horace and Virgil, would be less liable to

as the editor. resort to the argumentum buculinum ; they could not, with the love of grace and propriety which such reading instils, suffer themselves to fall into coarseness: the Augustan polish would

TERRATA. have an effect upon their manners. On this account and many others, it is to be

In the number for January, page 19, pineteer.' regretted that the study of the classics is more

line from bottom, for “such exceptions” recu and more neglected in our colleges, and that

rule and exception : page 21, 12th line from top

first paragraph, for « first” read last : 5th fros of dry physical science usurping its place. top of same, for “them” read three : 22d page,

The following paragraph deserves quoting 20 line from bottom, for “repetition” read for its suggestiveness :


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