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ment, but more from the increased fulness with which each subject has been treated. This fact, we think, so far from being regretted, renders the Volume more valuable than it otherwise would have been.

Of the new sections of our Magazine, opened at the commencement of the year, we need only say that they were hailed with satisfaction by our regular subscribers, and we think they will be found to have added to the interesting features of the Volume. There is, however, one of our departments which seems to call for special notice, namely, “ The Young Student and Writer's Assistant." The augmented space which we have devoted to the educational exercises there given may appear too great for the number of persons who have availed themselves of our Classes. Our apology for this must be that our interest in this very laborious part of our operations has been constantly increased by marking the progress made by our earnest students, and receiving their oft repeated expressions of gratitude for the aid we have rendered them. By way of illustration, we may quote from a letter now lying before us, in which a young man in respectable circumstances writes——“I can honestly say that your class has been the means of rescuing me from an unenviable state of ignorance. When I sought to be enrolled as a student, I did so more from curiosity than a real desire for improvement. Yet how thankful am I that I did so! It marked an epoch in my history; for, while through it I have become painfully sensible of my lack of knowledge, it has aroused me from the intellectual lethargy in which I indulged. My humble thanks, pure and sincere, I offer for the advantages I have derived from your class, and trust that you may be the means of rescuing many, as you have me, from careless ignorance.” If, under the influence of such communications as this, we have shown too great an interest in our students, the cause has only to be understood for censure to be rendered powerless. But, after all, we do not see why the space occupied by the section under review should be regarded as lost to those who have not joined our classes; the exercises can easily be adapted for other purposes, and nothing would rejoice us more than to hear of our readers making them the basis of benevolent efforts, in their various localities, for the instruction of the uneducated around them.

Space forbids us specially noticing the other sections of this Volume, but we may refer all our readers to the Index, as

« There is seen The baby figure of the giant mass

Of things to come at large." We cannot close without availing ourselves of this opportunity of expressing our deep obligation to those Gentlemen—and Ladies too—who have written for our pages, sought to increase our circulation, or in any way strengthen our position and augment our influence. We beg them not to regard this as a formal acknowledgment, but to accept it as a sincere and heartfelt one. We hardly need hint that in the coming year we shall require their continued support, and doubt not that they will cheerfully render it: we would at the same time invite others to join their ranks and share their efforts, assuring them that in so doing they will enjoy the highest possible reward in the consciousness of being engaged in a great and good work, and helping on the cause of man's mental and moral elevation.

INDEX.

PAGE

PAGE
EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY:-

HISTORY:
Its Interest and Importance

1 Was Napoleon Bonaparte worthy of the

Its Early History in Connection with Reli. Admiration of the French People ?

gion

81

Negative Article, I.

48

Its Early History in Cornection with Legis.

Affirmative Article, I.

96

lation.

121

Negative Article, II..

137

The Seven Sages

2+1 Affirmative Article, II.

172

The Ionic School:- The Philosophy of

Negative Reply

259

Nature

321 Affirmative Reply

264

AIDS TO SELF-CULTURE:

POLITICS:-

Introduction

41 Can Scotland reasonably complain of Injus-

The Chief Elements of Self-Culture

201

tice from England ?

The External Means of Self-Culture 361 Negative Article, I.

16

The Method of Self-Culture

441 Affirmative Article, I.

20

THE ART OF READING :

Negative Article, II.

52

Affirmative Article, II.

54

Introduction

161

Negative Article, III.

102

Punctuation..

281

Affirmative Article, III.

105

Rhetorical Punctuation or Pausation .. 401

Negative Reply

141

RELIGION:-

Affirmative Reply

147

Which System is most in Accordance with Ought the Universities of Oxford and Cam-

the Scriptures, and Productive of the Best bridge to be thrown open as National Institu-

Results — Episcopacy, Presbyterianism, or

tions for British Subjects of all Religious

Congregationalism?

Opinions ?

Episcopacy.- Article 1.

207

Affirmative Article, I.

296

Preshyterianism.- Article I..

210 Negative Article, I...,

301

Congregationalism.--Article I.

215 Affirmative Article, II.

386

Episcopacy.--Article II.

246 Negative Article, II.

389

Presbyterianism.-Article II..

250 Affirmative Article, III.

404

Congregationalism.- Article 11.. 253 Negative Article, III.

106

Episcopacy.- Article III.

285 Affirmative Article, IV.

410

Presbyterianism.--Article III.

288 Negative Article, IV...

414

Congregationalism.--Article III. 291

Affirmative Reply

445

Episcopacy.- Article IV..

326

Negative Reply

450

Presbyterianism.-Article IV.

331 SOCIAL ECONOMY:-

Congregationalism.--Article IV.

336

Is Slavery, under any circumstances, Justi-

Episcopacy.-Reply

367

fiable ?

Preshyterianism.- Reply

375

Congregationalism.- Reply.

380

Affirmative Article, I.

23

Negative Article, I...

25

PHILOSOPHY:-

Affirmative Article, II.

Have we sufficient Evidence to prove that

Negative Article, II.

60

Communications are now made to Man from

Affirmative Article, III.

109

a Spiritual World?

Negative Article, III.

113

Affirmative Reply

176

Affirmative Article, I.

9

Negative Reply

178

Negative Article, I.

45

Affirmative Article, II.

87

Ought Government to Prohibit the Sale of

Negative Article, IÍ.

92 Intoxicating Drinks ?

Affirmative Article, III.

127 Affirmative Article, I.

340

Negative Article, III.,

130

Negative Article, I..

345

Affirmative Article, IV..

163 Affirmative Article, II.

416

Negative Article, IV...

165 Negative Article, II.

420

Affirmative Reply

222 Affirmative Reply

458

Negative Reply

225 Negative Reply

464

58

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THE ESSAYIST:-

THE INQUIRER:-(Continued.)

An Essay on the Phonetics and Alphabeti. Use of Logic

315
cal Symbols of the English Language

Vegetarianism

274
229, 306
Weakness of Memory

235

Building Societies : Their Origin

65

Works on Astronomy

315

Their Constitution 187

Their Uses.

270 THE YOUNG STUDENT AND WRITER'S

Decimal Coinage

.351, 430, 466

ASSISTANT:-

“Iu Memoriam"

184

GRAMMAR CLASS :- Exercises in Gram-

Language: A Universal Study

67

mar, 34, 73, 116, 156, 196, 235, 276, 317, 359,
Life Assurance.

..347, 428
Poetic Critique

396, 435.

27

The Importance of Reading with Candour 190

Model Exercises :-34, 73,116, 156, 196, 235,

The Poet

63

276, 317, 359, 396, 435, 470.

The Poetry of Wordsworth

424 MATHEMATICAL CLASS: Questions for

Solution, 36, 74, 116, 197, 235, 277, 316, 358,

THE INQUIRER:-

395.

Questions requiring Answers :-31, 115, 153, 190, Solutions, 35, 154, 196, 276, 316, 357, 395, 434,

232, 272, 311, 353, 393.

470.

Answers to Questions:

LOGIC CLASS:-Exercises, 117, 198, 358.

RHETORIC CLASS:-Exercises, 73, 117, 198,

Acalephæ.

469

358.

A Course of Reading for a Young Lady 433

A Question in Machinery

273

PHONETIC SHORT-HAND CLASS :-Exer-

A Taste for Poetry..

470

cises, 37, 74, 117, 156, 198, 237, 277.

Bank England, and its Weekly Returns 191 GEOGRAPHICAL CLASS :-Exercises, 74, 117,

Best Light for Reading....

153 156, 199, 237, 277, 358, 434.

Best Work on the Principles of the English

Language

432 SOCIETIES' SECTION:-

Branding with the Letter K.

434 Address by Sir E. B. Lytton

118

Carlisle

175 Exercises for the Meetings of Mutual Im-

Cause of the Apparent Size of the Moon

provement Societies

396

when Rising and Setting

.154, 195

Classification of Knowledge

195

REPORTS OF MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT

Plants..

SOCIETIES :-

32

Composition

315 Airdrie Young Men's Moral and Intel.

Conversation

193 lectual Improvement Society

75

Daily Share List Explained

235 Beith Templetonian Discussion Society

Diagrams

315 Bideford Mutual Improvement Society 397

Dialling

342 Blyth Youths' Improvement Society

Divisions in the Animal and Vegetable Braco Temperance Soirée

237

Kingdoms

236

Bristol (Cooper's Hall) Mutual Improve-

Division of the Sciences

353 ment Society

76

Educational Advice

469 Chipping Sodbury Mutual Improvement

Effect of the Earth's Orbit on its Tempera-

Society

37

ture

312 Crieff Debating Club.

237

Friction of Iron and Wood

311 Dundee “ British Controversialist and

George Sand

470

Mutual Instruction Society.

238

Greek Syntax

115 Dublin Mechanics' Institute

74

Her Majesty's Title to the British Throne. 273 East Retford Mutual Improvement Society 398

How to make Iron & Brass Bedsteads Safe 434 Edinburgh, Albion Mutual Improvement

Intellect and Dark Hair

469 Society

319

Light for the Display of Woollens.. 433

Temperance Mutual Improve-

Light-haired Men of Genius

433

ment Association

38

Logical Terms and Divisions

393

Young Men's Literary Union

Milton on his Blindness

.153, 234

38, 199

Nature of the Sun's Body

31

Tusculan Society:

75

Nugget

195

Y. Men's Association..75, 318, 437

Oxford University

469 Forfar Debating and Literary Society . 38

Prismatic Dioptric Dissolving Apparatus . 432 Glasgow, Eastern Mutual Improvement

Principles of the English Language. 275 Society

Pronunciation of Latin

275

Free St. Mark's Literary and

Pyrotechny

357

Religious Association

38

Qualifications for the English Bar

33

Zetetic Society

238

Samuel Warren

205 Hexham Mutual Improvement and De-

Scanning Poetry

193 bating Society..

239

Style of Verse

434, 470

Hirwaun Mutual Improvement Society 38

The Authorship of 1 Cor. xv. 33..

153 Hoddesdon and Broxbourne Mutual Im.

Tue Compressibility of Water..

434

provement Society

75

The Cromwell Family: a History .313, 352

Hull Young Men's Mutual Improvement

The Dies Irae

470 Society

76

38

.238, 436

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200

Manchester and Salford Union of Mutual

Improvement Societies

.39, 198

Merrion Literary Society..,

76

Monkton Young Men's Society.

77

Northern Literary and Discussion Society

77, 398

Padiham Literary and Scientific Mutual

Improvement Society

472

Reading Young Men's Mutual Improve.

ment Society

398

Skipton-in-Craven Young Men's Mutual

Improvement Society

199

Southampton Mutual Improvement Society

76,397,436

Spalding Mechanics' Institute..

39

Stainland Mutual Improvement Society. 237

Sto ort Essay and Elocution Class 436

99

CONTRIBUTORS' SIGNATURES.

B. S.....

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PAGE A.C.W.. 232,311 Horatio ..

424 A. R. 130 J. B, 0......

176 Aristides 215, 380 J.C.M.C., Jun...

272 A Thomac..

109 J. G. R. (Manchester) Baillie Duncan Macwheeble

347, 466 152 J. N..

252, 336 Benjamin 15, 54, 60, 225, 406 J. S. J.

288 . 139, 171, 195, 222, 274,386, 389, 394, 414 Justice

410 B. T.

163 L'Ouvrier

27, 184, 296, 340, 351, 430 C. W., Jun. 66, 189, 272, 353, 432, 469 Maine Law

420 Douglas 53 Onward.

115 E. B.

31, 162, 285, 404 Rolla E. W. S.(Buckingham)..

258, 301, 450 65, 187, 428 Sigma..

52, 264 Er Raschid 72 S. S.

416 F.J. L., B.A.. 210, 250, 306, 375, 458 T. R. (Birmingham)

331 G.F.

62 T.U.(Edinburgh)20, 102, 147,270,315,345,356,464 G. H..

234 Walter Gray

28, 141, 291 105 W. G. D.

48, 229 Halket 95 W.J..

193 H. D. L.

392 X.. H. G...

27, 178 113 f

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ERRATA.
Page 10, col. 1, line 14, for absolute," read,“ positive."
Page 11, col. 1, line 30, for "deny," read," decry."
Page 11, col. 2, line 53, for “ shrol," read," sheol.”
Page 62, col. 1, line 2, for “prove," read,“ disprove.".
Page 133, col. 1, line 24, for“ Shevelt,” read," Shenelt."
Page 1:33, col. 2, liue 8 of the note, for“ Worthing," read,“ Wortley near Leeds."
Page 184, col. 2, 7th line from the bottom, read “ are" for“ is."
Page 186, col. 2, 15th line from the top, read“ moru" for “man."

Page 193, in 1st line of the Article on Scanning Poetry, for “Vol. III.," read, “Vol. IV.;" and in last line but 3 of the same article, for “pentamer," read,“ pentameter."

Page 208, line 10 from bottom, for“ other," read,“ other two.".

Page 209, col. 1, line 22, for“ distinctly," read, “distinctively;" col. 2, line 5, for “ objects," read “ object."

Page 360, col. 2, line 21, for“ 1785," read,"1857."
Page 381, col. 2, line 15, for “though denied," read, “ though we denied."
Page 411, col. 1, line 6, for “consequences," read,“ consequence."

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