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VII. Death of Napoleon. [Isaac M’Lellan.] .
x. The Spacious Firmament. (Andrew Marvell.j
1. Within Prison Walls. [Leigh Hunt.]
2. Abou Ben Adhem and the Angel. [Leigh Hunt.]
"That which ye Sow ye Reap.” (Edwin Arnold.]
I. Mr. Bardou's Philosophy Again. [Ėmile Souvestre:
XXXIX. Around the World, No. 20.-From Japan to San Fran-
1. At the beginning of a new volume, let it be understood that we are still at Lake View, and that we have now something additional to record about the school there, which we hope may interest and profit our readers.
2. In connection with the founding and steady growth of the muse'um, there has been established a school library, of moderate dimensions, but specially adapted to the educational wants of the pupils. The books which it comprises are not only present helps to the pupils in their studies, and in their school exercises, but they are perhaps still more important to them as landmarks and guides to broader fields of knowledge.
3. The practice of giving, to all the pupils, short “gem selections" for memorizing and for recitation, has been continued; while the reading selections, made by the pupils themselves from books other than their regular readingbooks, and from the current literature of the day, have been greatly extended.
4. As might be expected, pupils are found to exhibit a great variety of tastes in their selections; for while some have a fancy for battle pieces, spirited declamations, or scenes of thrilling dramatic interest, there are more, especially among the young ladies, who choose stories of affection and home life, in which the tender and the pathetic prevail; while others delight to dwell on the varied scenes which nature displays, in her thousand forms of beauty, of grandeur, and of power.
5. It is in 'iße last two years of school education that the reading selections take the widest range, especially with the young men of the school, who then begin to think seriously of preparation for the active duties of life. With many of them the selections and compositions then as. sume a decidedly practical character; and the teacher takes special pains in directing pupils to the best sources of information relating to the great industries of life,—the various trades and professions, - agriculture, commerce, and the mechanic arts;—for to this line of study the library and the museum are admirably adapted.
6. New and inviting fields of thought are thus opened to the pupils; and the pieces selected, and the sources from which they were obtained, are never failing topics of conversation with the young people, who have learned, ere this, that there is something more in education than merely conning the lessons of the school-room.
7. Recently still another, and a valuable feature, has been added to the occasional reading exercises of the older pupils. It consists in setting apart particular days for reading from the works of certain distinguished authors. For example, there is one day for Washington Irving, one for Bryant, one for Whittier, one for Holmes, one for Longfellow, one for Tennyson, one for Shakspeare, one for Mil. ton, one for Addison and other essayists of the same era, and one for Homer,—ten in all. These are designated as “Irving's Day,” “Longfellow's Day,” “Tennyson's Day,” etc.; and they are so arranged as to be conveniently distributed, for school purposes, throughout the year.
8. Many of the pupils write out their selected readings on foolscap paper of uniform size, writing on only one side of the paper, and leaving wide margins, so that the contributions of a term, or of a year, may be conveniently bound together, and preserved in the museum.
9. What an amount and variety of selections will thus be gathered here, in the course of a few years !—and with