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99. Is the loss of sight, or of speech, the greater deprivation ?
100. Of making changes in the political constitution of free states, easy

(Deliberative Discussion.)
101. The history of Astronomy. (Disquisition.)
102. The grounds for thinking that the Malaria will eventually depopulate

Rome. (Philosophical Disputation.) 103. The effects on American literature, of a community of language with

England. (Literàry Discussion.) 104. The comparative advantages of Western Africa and Hayti, for colo

nizing free blacks. (Deliberative Discussion.)
105. A history of English Literature, in which some notice may be taken of

the origin and progress of the language, the influx of different terms;
the peculiar styles which from age to age have been predominant;
the writers who have contributed to vary, and those who have as-
sisted in fixing its present form, structure and character; the influence
of the introduction of scientific terms, the Latin and Greek style,
the French style; the Saxon peculiarities, - an enumeration of thé
writers who may be considered as of standard authority, - the poets
the historians, – the essayists, – the moral, metaphysical, religious
philological, philosophical and scientific writers, the copiousness,
precision, force, and elegance of the language; the prospects of its
alteration, extinction, or universal prevalence, – the character, style.
beauties, defects and influence of the writings of the respective dis
tinguished authors of each age, - the subjects which they treated,
and the interest felt by the civilized world in general on these
subjects respectively. These hints will probably furnish subjects
for many dissertations, disquisitions, &c., connected wito the history
of English Literature.]

SUBJECTS FOR POEMS IN ENGLISH, LATIN, GREEK, &c. 1. Numina Veterum, or the Ancient Divinities. 2. Nature, the source of poetic, inspiration. 3. On the discovery of Herculaneum. (Greek.) 4. On the pleasures and pains of the student. 5. On the pursuit of fame. 6. Ode to fancy. 7. Eloquence. 8. Anticipation. 9. A vision of ambition. 10. The missionary. 11. Ad spens. (Latin.) To hope. 12. Novelty. (Greek.) I lepe YEOTNTOS. 13. Ad pacem. (Latin.) 14. Contemplation. 15. On fame. 16. On rank and titles. 17. On civil liberty. 18. Refinement.


1. On diversity of talents among mankind.
2. On the dependence of the mental operations on the condition of the

corporeal frame.
3. On the causes of the superiority of character in modern Europe.
4. On the causes, which, independently of their merit, have contributed to

elevate the ancient classics.


5. Milton and Hoiner cortrasted and compared. is. On the literature of the Romans, as affected by their government, re

ligion, and state of society. 7. The influence of the fine arts upon religion. 8. The interest attached to places where distinguished persons have dwell,

or which poets have commemorated. 9. The importance of a popular history, in which the actions of men shall

be represented according to the principles of the Christian religion. 10. The peculiar facilities, in modern times, for effecting great purposes in

government and in religion. 11. A comparison of the domestic life of the ancient Greeks and Romans

and that of our own countrymen. 12. On the influence of Christianity in producing the moral and intellectual

revival of Europe, after the dark ages. 13. On the utility of the study of political economy, considered in relation

to our own country. 14. On the necessity of public and private patronage, to the advancement

of literature in our country: 15. The geological age of the world. 16 Agitation, as a means of effecting reform. 17. The conflict of duties. 18. On the benefit accruing to an individal from a knowledge of the physi

cal sciences. 19. On Christianity, as affecting our domestic habits. 20. Severity of manners in a republic. 21. Heaven lies about us in our infancy. 22. The influence of fashion on our moral judgments. 23. The power of the law in free states. 24. The character of Chief Justice Marshall. 25. Distinctions of rank in the United States. 26. The encouragement to young men to educate themselves, exclusively

or chiefly for high political offices. 27. Originality of thought supposed to be necessarily lessened as the world 28. Modes of publishing, circulating, and perpetuating literary works in

different ages and countries. 29. Lafayette. 30. The irresponsibleness of anonymous writings. 31. The respect due from conquerors to works of art. * 32. The effect of maritime enterprises on the intellectual character of a

nation. 33. The field opened for men of enterprise in the West. 34. Respect for pụblic monuments, whether triumphal or for the dead. 35. Character and writings of Sir James Mackintosh. 36. Literary character of our first settlers. 37. The infirmities of men of genius. 38. The prospects of genuine liberty in Europe. 39. The benefits to be derived from the institution of Lyceums. 40. The benefit accruing to an individual from a knowledge of the exact

sciences. (See No. 18.) 41. Prospects of young men in the different learned professions 42. The character of Socrates. 43. Long Life. 44. On the charge of ingratitude made against republiks. 15. The effect of the universal diffusion of knowledge on the well being of

society. 46. The domestic life of the Romans. 47. The domestic life of the Greeks. 48. The domestic life of the ancient Egyptiane.

grows older.

49. On imagination and sensibility, as affected by the age of the individual 50. Of making changes in an author's works to adapt them to modern tastes. 51. On the reciprocal influence of literature and morals. 52. On simplicity and ornament in writing. 53. Characteristic defects of modern English poetry. 54. The effects of seclusion and of society upon the literary character. 55. Public opinion, as a standard of right. 56. The moral power of sympathy. 57. The different views which literary men take of the world, at their first

entrance upon it. (See Colloquy, No. 15.) 58. The view which a great mind takes of its own productions. 59. The principal charges preferred against the present age, by philosophers

and philanthropists. 60. Chaucer and his age. 61. Visits to remarkable places. 62. The contributions of oratory to literature. 63. The influence of the multiplication of books upon literature. 64. The effect of belief in immortality upon literature. 65. The restraints imposed, in modern times, on the warlike spirit. 66. The lyric poetry of Scotland. 67. The fate of reformers. 68. The dread of the prevalence of skepticism. 69. Ages of action and of reflection. 70. The moral tendency of the principles of Malthus. 71. The education of the senses. 72. On the acquisition and use of intellectual power. 73. The literary character of the sacred Scriptures.



1. The utilitarian system of education. 2. Self sacrifice. 3. Philanthropy. 4. On the names of Deity, in the Hebrew Scriptures. (Hebrew. 5. On the old age of the scholar. 6. On the importance of classical literature. 7. On the durability of our political institutions. 8 The effect of miracles on the character of the Jews. (Hebrew.) 9. On the progress of the exact sciences in France and England. (Essay.) 10. On the progress of literature. (Greek.) 11. On the Roman character and institutions. (Latin.) 12. On the dignity and utility of the philosophy of the human mind. 13. The aspect of revolutions on the advancement of the mind 14. On the decline of poetry. 15. On the cultivation of the taste and imagination 16. On the fallacy of history. 17. On literary evils. 18. On the influence of philosophy on Christianity. 19. On the influence of the arts and sciences on civil liberty. 20. On the different styles of eloquence prevailing at different periods of

society. 21. Public opinion. 22. The spirit which should accompany our republican institutions. 23. Public station. 24. A salutary oration. 25. A valedictory oration.

20. On an acquaintance with the Spanish language and literat:re. (In

Spanish.) 27. On the character of Byron. 28. On the progress of refinement. 29. On the condition and prospects of the American people 30. On the sublimity of the Holy Scriptures. 31. De recentioribus cum antiquis collatis ; or, ancients ana moderns

compared. (In Latin.) 32. On American feeling. 33. On national eloquence. 34. The influence of commerce upon letters. 35. A modern canon of criticism. 36. Supposed degeneracy of the age. 37. No good that is possible, but shall one day be real. 38. Public recreations. 39. Empiricism. 40. The literary profession. 41. Moral effort. 42. De virorum illustrium exemplis. (Latin.) The examples of ilustrious

men. 43. Criticism. 44. The Christian philosophy, its political application. 15. Mental refinement. 46. Popularity. 47. Decision of character, as demanded in our day and country. 48. The character of Lord Bacon. 49. The diversities of character. 50. Literary justice. 51. Superstition. 52. The influence of speculative minds. 53. American aristocracy, 54. The value of the political lessons left us by the founders of our free

institutions. 55. Enthusiasm. 56. De mortuis nil nisi bonum. (Latin.) Speak no evil of the dead 57. The spirit of reform. 58. The spirit of ancient and modern education 59. The lot of the portrayer of passion. 60. The love of truth - a practical principl. 61. The progress of man. 62. Radicalism. 63. Ancient veneration for the public. 64. The dangers of intolerance under a popular government. 65. The dangers to which the minds of young men in our country are

exposed. 66. The character and prospects of the State of New York. 67. Mutation of taste. 68. Patriotism. 69. Every man a debtor to his profession. 70 Of living in times of great intellectual excitement. 71. The diffusion of scientific knowledge among the people. 72. The importance of efforts and institutions for the diffusion of know

ledge. 73. Early prejudices. 74. The advancement of the age. 75. The progress of human nature. 76. Moral sublimity. 77. Home -- the American home. 73. I be permanence of literary fame.

79. The claims of the age on the young men of America. 80. On Physiognomy. (In Hebrew.) 81. Sur la Révolution Francaise. (French.) On the French Revolution 82. On decision of character. 83. On innovation. 84. On the restoration of Greece. 85. De institutorum Americanorum eventûs et libertatis causæ conjuno

tione. (Latin.) 86. The middle ages. 87. De oraculis. (Latin.) 88. The heroic character. 89. Toe duties of republican citizens. 90. The duties of an American citizen. 91. On republican institutions as affecting private character. 92. On imagination as affecting individual happiness. 93 On war. 94. De Romanæ libertatis et eloquentiæ casu. The decline of Roms

liberty and eloquence. 95. Views of happiness. 96. De Caii Marii ævo. (Latin.) The age of Caius Marius. 97. Skepticism. 98. De festis diebus qui nostra in Universitate celebrantur. (Latin.) 99. Modern patriotism. 100. De literis Latinis. 101. The sacrifices and recompense of literary life. 102. Quid de artibus ingenuis in civitatibus Americæ sperandum sit 103. The American literary character. 104. "De Locorum in animum vi. 105. Martyrdom. 106. Socrates. (Greek.) 107. De priscorum diis. (Latin.) The ancient divinities. 108. On the reciprocal influence of genius and knowledge 109..On the revolutionary spirit of modern times. 110. On the durability of the Federal Union. 111. Present influences on American literature. 112. The return to Palestine. 113. De Græcarum literarum studio. (Latin.) 114. De vitæ in Universitate nostra. 115. Elements of poetry and romance in Amerion 116. De philosophiæ studio. 117. The pride of scholarship. 118. The physical sciences. 119 The present and former condition of Greece. (Grook.) 120. De oratoribus Americanis. 121. Periodical literature. 122. De hujus temporis indole. 123. The teacher. 124. De eloquentiæ studio in scholis nostris reglesto. 125. American political influences. 126. De literarum scholis nostris. 127. The scholar's hope. 128. De rebus preteritis et presentibus. 129. Pursuit of universal truth. 130. Literæ Americanæ. 131. Revolutions of literature. 132. De linguæ Latinæ hoc tempore usn. 133. The taking of Rome by the Gauls. 134. The progress of human sentimente. L35. The political prostects of Russian

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