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Lee's Eschatology,

780 Oriental Society. Journal of..... 830
Liber Primus. New,

555 Osgood on the Broad Church,... 980
Longfellow. Courtship of Miles Owen's Commentaries on the Gos-
Standish,
270 pels, ....

1080
Lord Mr. Daniel Lord and the Palestine a Perpetual Witness for
American Tract Society,.. 618 the Bible,

192
Madagascar. Ellis's three visits to, 802 Palestine. Meteorology of.. 450
Man and his dwelling place, ...... 538 Palfrey. History of New England, 286
Vansel's Limits of religious thought, 601 Palissy. The Huguenot Potter, ... 544
Martin (Prof. B. N.) Review of Paragraph Bible,

784

Dr. Taylor on Moral Govern. Parker, (Theodore.) Experience

ment,

903 as a Minister,

786

Masson's British Novelists, . 1095 Pascal. Provincial Letters of.. 1096
Life of Milton,
538 Pasha Papers, ...

822
Memoir of Mrs. Mary Winslow,.. 1093 Percival, (James G.) Article by E.
Rev. Isaac Backus, . 269 W. Robbins, Esq.,

400
Mendip Annals,
509 Persian Flower,

545
Meteorology of Palestine. Prof. Perkins, (Rev. G. W.) Sermons of 265
Olmsted,

450 Philippians. Commentary by Rev.
Methodism. Stevens' list, of 264, 1082 Dr. John Eadie,.

533

Mexico, Wilson's new History of Philology. Dwight's Modern.. . 1087

the conquest of.....

516 Philosophy. Haven's Moral. ..1086

Milburn. Autobiography of ...... 1090 Porter's Letters on Revivals,. 536
Milton. Masson's Life of .. 538 Porter, (Prof. John A.) Agricul-
Minister's Wooing. Mrs Stow's, . . 1097 tural Education,

.1056

Minnesota. Neill's llistory of. 555 Porter, (Prof. Noah.) Review of

Missions. Roman Catbolie,

93 “Nature and the Supernatural," 224

Montaigne's Works...

820

Thorndale; or the Conflict
Moral Government. Review of

of Opinions,....

652
Rev. Dr. Taylor on...

903 Portsmouth. Rambles about....1102

Moral Philosophy. Haven's, . . 1086 Prayer. Prime's Power of, 268

Morals. Essay on Intuitive Morals, 790 Priest, (New,) in Conception Bay,. 565

Moral of Harper's Ferry, .1066 Prime. Bible in the Levant,..... 814

More

. Mendip Annals,

569

Power of Prayer,..... 268

Mosaics,

823 Prostitution. Sanger's History of 469

Mustee,

568 Public Spirit in the Private Citizen, 726

Mutiny. Sepoy,

357 Pulpit. Forces of, and their Re-
Nash. Morality and the State, 637 lation to its Power,

632
Nature and the Supernatural...
224 Puritans. Hopkins's..

.1100

Nature

. Anticipations of Man in 293 Quarterly. Congregational 287

New England. Palfrey's History of 286 Question Book. Explanatory. 789

Washington's Visit Rambles About Portsmouth,. ..1102

to, 1789, 291 Readings for Young Business Men, 571

New llaven and Hartford Two Records. Colonial Records of

Hundred and Twenty years ago.

Connecticut,

808

290 Records. New Haven Colonial... 807

New Haven. Colonial Records of 807

of the United Colonies

New Life

. Bushnell's Serm's for the 382 of New England. J. Hammond

Northwest. The New..

995 Trumbull..

552

Sovelists. Masson's British..
.1095 Revision. Gibbs's Biblical

489
Oberlin-Wellington Rescue. Arti-

of the English Bible,.. 144
cle by H. C. King-ley, Esq.,..... 687 Revival Sketches and Manual, 828
Obituary Notices. Annual, 1857.

Revivals. Porter's Letters on.... 536

543 Righter. Life and Letters of Rev.

Old South Chapel Prayer Meeting, 810

C. N...

814

Olvasted, (Prof. Denison.) Meteo- Robbins, (E.W.) Article on James

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450 G. Percival, by.....

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Robertson's Sermons and Extem.

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Rosetta Stone, and its Inscription, 519 Revealed.

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Ruskin. Two Paths,..

821 Thompson, (Rev. J. P.) Christian

Sabbath Hymn Book,.

35 Graces,..

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Salvation by Christ, Wayland's.. 267 Thompson. Palestine a Perpetual

Schaff. History of the Christian Witness for the Bible,.

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Church,.....

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Select Intelligence,.

288 Thought,....

538

Semi-Centennial Celebration at An- Thorndale; or the Conflict of opin-
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825 ions,..

279, 652

Sepoy Mutiny,

357 Thought. Thomson's Outlines of

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the laws of.

538

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382 Tract Society. Mr. Daniel Lord

Sermons. Spurgeon's,..

785 and the American Tract Society, 618

Rev. G. W, Perkins,... 265 Tracy. Great Awakening,.. 535
Shepherd's Blank Slate Globes,... 828 | Trumbull

, (J. Hammond.) Colon.
Sherman, (I.) Slavery in the Records of Connecticut, ..

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United States,

283 | Trumbull, (J. Hammond.) Records

Sight and Hearing, how Preserved of the United Colonies of New

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826 England,

552

Skinner, (Hon. A. N.) Public Spirit Trumbull. Life of Jonathan Trum-

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726 bull, Senior,...

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Slavery in the United States. Sher- Tulloch's Leaders of the Reforma-

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283 tion,

1096

Smooth Stones from Ancient Tyler, (Rev. Bennet,) and his

Brooks,

.1086

Theology,...

746

Sprague. Annals of the American Tyng's Captive Orphan,.

1085

Pulpit, .....

286, 1089 Uhden. New England Theocracy, 270

Spurgeon's Sermons, 5th series, ... 785 Unchastity,

469
Spurgeon Smooth Stones from Voltaire's Charles XII,....

1098
Ancient Brooks...

...1086 Washington's Visit to New Eng.
Stael. Madame de Stael's Ger-

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many,..

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tory of..

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Stevens's llist'y of Methodism, 261,1082 Wayland. Salvation by Christ,.. 267

Stow, (Rev. Dr. B) Christian

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First Things,

532

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Stow's, (Mrs.) Minister's Wooing, 1099 Wesley, (Charles.) The Poet
Street Thoughts,..
569 Preacher,

813

Struggles of Early Christians, . 671 Wharton. Treatise on Theism, .. 782

Stuart's Life of Jonathan Trun- Whitney, (Prof. W. D) China and

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111

Summer Pictures, from Copenhagen Wights French Classics,.. .....1096

to Venice. Rev. H M, Field,.. 805

Household Library,..818, 1099

Suspense of Faith. Review of.... 968 Wild Sports in the Far West,..... 570

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New History of the Con-

Moral Government, 292

quest of Mexico,....

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Review of Rev. Dr. N. W. Winslow. Memoir of Mrs. Mary..1093

Taylor on Moral Government,.. 903 Wolf Boy of China,

571

Taylor's Revealed Theology,......1079 Woolsey, (Rev. T. D.) Discourse

Theism. Wharton's Treatise on .. 782 Commemorative of Prof. Denison

Theocracy. Uhden's New England 270 Olinsted,..

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THE

NEW ENGLANDER.

No. LXV.

FEBRUARY, 18 5 9.

ARTICLE 1.—THE TRUE STYLE AND MEASURE OF THE

HIGHER EDUCATION.

He who should carefully measure the dimensions of man's whole complex being, and conceive of him as in a state of full preparation, in respect to all his powers, for the issues of both time and eternity, would be best able to appreciate and determine the true style of his education. And yet how far would be the thoughts of such an one, if of earth, from filling the entire horizon of the subject !

As it is our design, in this Article, to furnish but a general map of what belongs to the full-orbed idea of real education, it will be impossible to dwell at length upon any one part of it. The following view, it is believed, will furnish an outline, at least, of what ought to be included in the idea of a complete education.

First. In reference to the body.

Our physical system is certainly the basis, while we are in this world, for the manifestation of all the rest of our nature, VOL. XVII.

1

whether to our own consciousness or to the eyes of others. Our intellectual and moral faculties abide in it as their tabernacle, and work through it, as their instrument, upon the surrounding universe. While fastened to the body, therefore, and compelled to receive all our impressions and enact all our deeds through it, it is a matter of great moment what its best condition and development demand.

God, himself, always places the physical first, in both individual and national advancement. And how, in preparing the way for his church, so dear to him that her name has been always graven upon the palīns of his hands, did he deal with her as we do with children, in her earlier years : educating hier by appeals to the senses at the first, in impressive forins, ordinances, ceremonials, and symbols. "First, that which is natural,” saith Paul, “and then that which is spiritual.”

Men are now, indeed, beginning to realize the vast importance of a right physical education. The ancients were far wiser in this particular than we. Not only their literature and history, but also their very houses, as still standing disentombed in Pompeii and Herculaneum, show that their life was one passed out of doors.

Their active games, so many, so varied, and so exciting; their military movements, in which all engaged, statesmen and scholars, as well as others; and all the preparatory training which these necessitated and inspired; their frequent bathing; the vitality and social hilarity of their daily activities and experiences; and the constant summons everywhere made upon them for quickness and pow. er of action, gave them an arm, and a breast, and a pulse of far greater strength than men now-a-days possess. Such a busy, bustling style of life accounts for the high estimate in which they held action in oratory: so that Demosthenes once, in stating that three things were necessary to oratory, declared them emphatically to be “actio! actio ! actio!” And, for the same reason, we do not find landscapes among the paintings of the ancients, as in modern art, but only men, or gods, and their agents : not still life, but demonstrations of energy in some form; and so likewise their imaginations animated and impersonated everything around them.

And yet the bodily development of the ancients was but a moiety of what ours might become, from their ntter want of those high, moral, and religious stimulations to all the secret springs of health which we have, as well as from the positive injurious influence upon them of their frequent and various heathenish excesses.

A wonderful diversity of ends can be gained by special bodily training, in the different directions of strength, endurance, agility or skill, in deeds of muscular force, personal bravery, mechanical contrivance, or elaborate workmanship in forms graphic, pictorial, surgical, musical, gymnastic, or artistic. An absolutely special education by itself is not yet much in vogue among us, where so many departments of successful labor are open, on every side, to those who possess a more general style of qualifications for honorable toil.

I. What, then, it is our first question, are the ends to be gained, in the body, as a matter of general attainment, applicable to each individual, in the course of the “higher education?"

1st. Soundness or health.

With the fact of health, as with the very word itself, what a variety of things is closely connected! Health, heal, hale, whole, and holy are all, etymologically, derived from one common root. The same man with health is as different, certainly, from what he would or could be without it, as almost any two men can be from each other.

(1.) Health is a duty. It is not indeed wholly, but it is surely to a great degree in onr own power, and, so far as it is, God holds us responsible, not only for its safe keeping, but also for its improvement. Good health is one of the greatest endow. ments that a man can receive at his birth, and one of the greatest treasures that he can obtain at any time afterwards, whether by accident or design. When every man is taught to feel that there are definite laws of bodily health, and that he wrongs himself and his Maker in violating them, as truly as in taking up arms against reason and conscience in any other direction, human life and human labor will receive, at once, a great enlargement.

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