XXXI, Final Address of the Greek Committee.. XXXII. Thoughts on Infant Schools.

XXXIII. The Philadelphia Infant Schools, state of the,

XXXIV. Reminiscences, on the subject of Intemperance.

XXXV. Thoughts on emigration from Ireland, and immigration into the
U. S.

XXXVL Address on the formation of a Society for the promotion of in-
ternal improvement.
X&XVII. The Crisis, August 24, 1814.
XXXVIII. Memorial to Simon Snyder.
XXXIX. Some notices of Kentucky, particularly of Lexington.
XL. Circular on the Annals of benevolence.

XLI. Circular addressed to the printers of daily papers in Philad.
XLIL Circular on the formation of a Society for the republication of

valuable English pamphlets.
XLIII. Critical examination of the tragedy of Hamlet.
XLIV. Vindication of Sterne against the charge of plagiarism.
XLV. Advice to husbands and wives, &c. &c. &c.


1 On the absurdity of baptising Children

with names too common.

2 On Titles of Books.

3 On the Vicar of Wakefield. 4- On the Theatre.

5 Absurd Idea of Voltaire. <5 Biblical Note.

7 On the Earthquake at Lisbon.

8 Horrible Refinement in cruelty.

9 Rules respecting unseated lands.

10 Education epitomized.

11 A cruel fciir one.

12 A striking contrast.

13 Difference between sense and under


14 Duelling.

15 Tenacity of the Vital Principle.

16 Legal Forms.

17 Pay what thou owest.

3 8 Conversation—Spirit of Contradiction.

19 On the revolutionary merits of Thomas


20 On the- fallacy of History.

21 On the merits of Richard Calef, in the

times of the Salem Witchcraft.

22 Savage Barbarity.

23 Refined Amusement.

24 Free and easy.

25 A free translation.

26 Too much and too little reading'.

27 Epig-ram from the French.

28 Mineral Waters..

29 French Leave.

30 Geographical Illustration.

31 Men more susceptible of flattery than


32 Female Labour, AprillBlO.

33 Hoaxing.

34 American Sbves.

35 Twins,

36 Sound argument and exemplary urba


37 Egyptian toleration and kindness to

- Christians. 08 Elegant Fashions

39 Let both speak at once.

40 Sound advice, worthy of the most se*

rious attention.

41 Dr. Johnson's Vertu.

42 Tripolitan fashion.

43 A man of taste.

44 The mountain in labour.

45 A neat bull for a learned female.

46 A wonderful Tree.

47 Dexterity.

48 A Nautical School.

49 A correct style and judicious criticism,

50 Newspaper scurrility.

51 A curious question.

52 Idiocy, extent of, in Barcelona.

53 A mountain of salt.

54 Leprosy, extent of, in Spain.

55 Unparalleled modesty.

56 Renovation of the human system,

57 Extraordinary phenomenon.

58 Longevity.

59 Bachelors, beware!

60 Wonderful memory.

61 A new coat of mail and elegant deco


62 Misnomer.

63 Royal clemency.

64 An elegant translation.

65 Female Energy.

66 A profile of ambition.

67 A sack full of heads.

68 A man of Refinement.

69 Religious Liberty.

70 Scruples of Conscience.

71 Stupendous wickedness.

72 Humanity.

73 Blasphemous adulation.

74 Vanity and Folly.

75 Jugglers, extraordinary feats of.

76 Synonimous words.

77 Premature Judgment.

78 Stage and steamboat travelling. .

79 A miserable prejudice—Yankee tricks,

80 Irish impudence—a vile UbeL

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"Omnc tulit punctata, qui miscuit utile dulci,
Loctortm deleelaudo, pariterque moueiulo."





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JFrom the Hon. Jo<se/ih Hofikinson, Judge of Che Supreme Cou-rt of (he United

St a Us.

k Philadelphia, Sept. 24,1830.

I have read with much satisfaction the volume entitled "Practical Reading Lessons,'5 &c. The subjects are exceedingly well chosen and arranged, and fulfil even the high promises of the title page. The manner in which these valuable lessons are given, is admirably calculated, not only to make a deep and durable impression on youthful minds, but, further, to lead them to deeper reflections and practical applications of their precepts. .

Long dissertations, however sens\Jjle and perspicuous, are not easily remembered; and even condensed and pithy axioms of general truth are not readily brought into actual use. A story, a striking anecdote, illustrating the precept or principle intended to be inculcated, are infinitely more effectual.

I hope this excellent work will have a circulation commensurate with the benevolence which has caused its publication.


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From the Rev. W. H. Be Lancey, D. D., President of the University of Pennsylvania^ to the proprietor of the work.

^Philadelphia, July 2d, 1830.

My Dear Sir,

In reply to your note requesting my opinion of the volume which accompanied it, entitled "Practical Reading Lessons," &x. &c. I cheerfully state5> that I am very much pleased with the plan, and, as far as I have examined the selections, with the execution also. I find in the work every great variety of interesting' anecdotes, aptly applied, and well calculated to attract the youthful mind to the duties and maxims with which they are connected, as illustrations and examples. The volume will, I think, prove to be a most useful and popular addition to the class of works to which it belongs. And I trust its success will not only reward you for the labour*bestowed upon its preparation, but also accomplish the principal object you have in view,—that of directing the minds of the young towards the great principles of moral and religious duty.

I remain, very respectfully, yours,


From the Rev. G. R. Livingston, D. D. The undersigned concurs in the opinion expressed above by Dr. De Lancey.


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From the Rev. Edward Rutledge, Professor of Moral Philosophy, Ifc. in the University of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia, July 19th, 1830, I have looked through the volume of "Practical Reading Lessons, Isfc." with much pleasure, and deem it admirably adapted to the purpose for which it was prepared. Its introduction into our schools would, in my opinion, greatly subserve the interests of taste and of morality.



From Walter R. Johnson, Esq., Principal of the Philadelphia High School*

July 14, 1830.

Having perused the " Practical Reading Lessons,1' I feel confident that the work is, both as to its design and its execution, fitted to please, instruct, and benefit the youthful reader.

By arranging the maxims and illustrations of moral dutyjunder the appropriate divisions of the general subject, and by preserving a due mixture of abstract doctrine and characteristic anecdote, you have infused more life and spirit into this performance than generally belong to collections of the same class. The work presents a favourable view of moral philosophy, teaching by example, and will, I doubt not, meet an encouragement corresponding with its merits in this important particular.



From Benjamin Tucker, a respectable Teacher, of the Society of Friends.

Philadelphia, 7th Month 22d, 1830.

I have perused with much pleasure, as far as my other engagements, would permit, a recent publication, entitled "Practical Reading Lessons, &c. intended for the instruction and amusement of youth and I think the work well calculated for a class book in our English seminaries.

Besides appropriate maxims and moral extracts, the compiler has been peculiarly happy in his selection of biographical and historical facts, with

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which he illustrates and enforces the deeply interesting duties that he has adopted as the distinct divisions of his work.

The attentive youthful reader will seldom rise from the perusal of this interesting volume without an impression of benefit. The proprietor has, therefore,my best wishes, for its extensive circulation.


From the Rev. Samuel Eccleston, President of St. Mary's College,


St. Mary's College, lltL Sept. 1830. I have read the Practical Reading Lessons with much satisfaction. It is with me a matter of surprise, that a plan at once so obvious and so judicious, has not been more generally adopted in works of this class. All admit that the great secret of elementary education is to combine amusement with instruction, and to inform the understandings of children by stimulating their curiosity. But this principle, though admitted in theory, is seldom successfully pursued in practice. The judgment, the taste and historical knowledge which are requisite for the execution of the task, are not always the characteristics of school books. I am happy to express my opinion that the Practical Reading Lessons are, in this respect, peculiarly and favourably distinguished. I am acquainted with no book which has so nearly accomplished the object announced in the preface.


From the Rev. Wm. Kevins, Pastor of the \st Presbyterian Churchy


Baltimore, Sept 9, 1830. I have examined with some care the volume entitled "Practical Reading Lessons," and take pleasure in saying that I entirely approve the plan of the work, and the arrangement of the subjects; and think the selection of matter made with a good degree of judgment and taste.


From the Rev. Wm. E. Wyatt, D. Z>., Pastor of St. Paul's Church,


September 6th, 1830.

Having examined a considerable part of the volume of Historical Anecdotes,—" Practical Reading Lessons,"—I am so favourably impressed with what I h ave seen, that 1 can confidently trust the principles and taste of the judicious compiler for the remainder, and shall procure it as a school book for my children. While it is both instructive and amusing, it is calculated to cherish the most generous sentiments.


From Mr. Josefih R. Chandler^ Editor of the "United States' Gazette."

Philadelphia^ Sept. 18, 1830.

I have carefully revised the school book, entitled "Practical Reading Lessons," Sec. and cheerfully bear, testimony to its adaptation to the requirements of a school.

I am persuaded that no class of scholars can read the lessons of this interesting volume, without imbibing therefrom high ideas of moral excellence, and forming determinations-of attaining to the standard which the great and good of other clays have erected for them.

The arrangement of the work is good, and the manner, hence, becomes

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happily auxiliary t6 the matter; and I think I discover in the work, the
assurance of the highest reward that its compiler has ever sought for his
literary labours—the moral, and consequent physical, benefits of the rising
generation. JOSEPH R. CHANDLER.

From S. S. Grisconty Principal of (he Clermont Academy.

Clermont Academy, 9 mo, 16,1830.

I have examined the "Practical Reading Lessonsand believing that
very great evil results to society generally, and especially to youth, from
the multitude of books which are put into their hands, on trifling and ficti-
tious subjects, tending to vitiate the taste, and to destroy in the mind all
relish for solid truths; I feel much pleasure in saying, I think this vo-
lume a valuable addition to the stock of books, for the "instruction and
amusement of youth."

I shall give it a place in our Students' Library; and also use it as a class
book for reading exercises.




Abbas Mirza. Justice, 51
Abderamah, of Cordova. Religion? 46
Abreu, Rodrique. Generosity, 83
Adams, John. 183
Adams, Samuel. 181
Adige, flood in the. Courage, - 132

Afer, Domitius. Prudence, 207
Albuquerque. Magnanimity, 92
Alexander the great. Truth,
Alexander the great, intemperance of, 208
Alexander the great and Sysigambis.

Friendship, 106
Alfred the great. Religion, 35
Alfred the great, his division of time. 228
Alphonso of Spain and Don Garcia.

Magnanimity, 93
Alphonso, oath of, as king of Portugal. 341
Ambassadors, Roman. Fidelity, 115
American Judge. Justice, 62
American gentleman, perseverance of, 192
American soldier, patience of, 195
American lieutenant, generosity of, 80
Anapias & Amphinomas. Filial Piety, 212
Anaximenes. Religion, 34
Andre, Major. Fidelity, 112
Antigonus, of Macedon. Virtue, 23
Antiochus the great. Truth, 14
Areopagus, benevolence of the, 76
Aristides. Justice, 50
Aristobulus, the historian. Truth, 9
Aristippus. Avarice, 86
Arragon, oath of kings of, 159
Artaxerxes. Justice, 57
Assas, Chevalier dc. Courage, 125
Atticus, Pomponius. Filial Piety, 215

Augustus and Cinna. Clemency, 67

Avarice. 86

Bannockburn. 81

Barneveldt, the sons of, Virtue, 17

Baxter, colonel. Courage, 133

Belgar, patriotic inhabitants of, 141

Benevolence and Humanity. 73
Berkely, governor, and Opecanca-

nough. Magnanimity, 90

Bibulus, magnanimity of, 92

Boerhaave, Dr. Religion, 35

Boleslas, of Poland. Filial Piety, 209
Bolman, aiding Lafayette's escape

from Olmutz. 186
Boston, siege of, Providential Inter-
ferences, 71
Bruce, Robert, humanity of, 77. In-
dustry of, 241
Brutus, and his son. Justice, 54
Calais, siege of, 150
Canute, king of Denmark. Justice, 62
Casimer, of Poland. Justice, 56
Castro, John de, Justice, 53
Ciesar and the boatman. Pride, 243
Catharine of Russia, politeness of, 202
Carolina lady, courage of a, 134
Carrendeffez, Baron de, Courage, 132
Carthagenians and Cyrcnians. Pa-

triotism, 140

Charles V. of Germany. Religion. 36

Chase, Samuel, Justice, 64

China, filial duty in, 215

Chinese brothers. 221

Chinese tribunal of history. Truth, 3

Chosroes, king of Persia. Religion, 33

Chess, origin of, Truth, 15

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