READING.-Brutus. Pliny. Anecdote of Petrarch. Bacon's aphorism. Necessity of reading. Remark of
President Porter. Queen Caroline. Object of reading. How to read to advantage. Must be deliberate. Seneca's
remark. Ancients had but few books. Scarcity of books in Europe formerly. Obstacles in the way of knowledge
formerly. Excellence of the ancients. We read much. Bad books. Caution. Their certain ruin. Guilt of selling such
books. Byron. Danger of such writers. Abuse of imagination. A delicate subject. Onanis scelus. Crimen
commune. Ethnici. Dei ira. Fructus. They cannot live long. More and Scott. Home and Paine. Effects of
such writings. Chalmers. Edmund Burke. Testimony against novels. How to know what to read. Standard au-
thors. Read no poor books. How to begin to read an author. How to know an author. How to read with the
greatest profit. Marginal marks. Read slow. Reading should be talked over. Reviewing books. Classification.
Index rerum. Newspapers and magazines. Reading with pen in the hand. Objects in reading. Style. Ilus.
trated. Edwards on the will. Illustration. Stocking the mind with knowledge. Bartholin's remark. Stimulating
the mind. Illustrated. Pleasures of Reading. Buying books.
TIME.- Difficulties of the subject. Remark of Seneca. Earl of Chatham's habits. Minute knowledge. Must
feel the necessity of improving time. Johnson's reflections. The Indian Gymnosophists. Apuleius. Imaginary ex-
amination. Dream continued. Virtuosi. Encouraging artists. Buying books. Thieves. First Thief-sleep.
Sleeping after dinner. Second thief-indolence. Third thiet-sloth. Madame de Genlis. Author's experience.
Variety grateful to the mind. Erasmus. Fourth thief-visiting. Fifth thief-reading useless books. Novel Clubs.
Sixth thief-improper study Whipping Dogs. Seventh thief-wearied mind. Eighth thief- procrastination.
Illustrated. Duke of Newcastle. Ninth thief-not completing our plans. Papers of a genius. Order essential.
Order must be perfect. Trifling pursuits. Nero and those like him. The hunting patriarch. Dressing. Diversions.
Life may be doubled. Locke's observations. Who lives longest. Thought from the prophet. Curious illustration.
Turkish story. The exiled king. King returned. The moral. Who enjoys most. Save the fragments of time.
What might be done. Necessity of prayer. Evening review. Queen Elizabeth. Dr. Young.
CONVERSATION.-The evening party. Power of conversation valuable. Agreeable. A gift of our Creator.
Power of persuasion. Illustrated. Use in obtaining information. Matter of study. Floating thought. City inha-
bitants. Conversation refines the feelings. Conversation a poor substitute for books. Advantages of the student.
Should cultivate his powers. First suggestion-talking upon trifles. Every circle may have profitable conversation.
Great minds. Robert Hall. A common mistake. Second suggestion-severe speaking. The ichneumon. Detrac-
tors. Notion of the Tartars. Cruelty of wit. Illustrated by the dying Socrates. A wise remark. Curious example.
Flattery. Its philosophy. Dr. Johnson's keenness. Goldsmith's character of Garrick. Third suggestion-ridicule
nothing sacred. The voice of experience. Profane language. Lord Chesterfield. The profane Bishop. Beautiful
satire. Fourth suggestion-topics of conversation. Not to use your last reading. Illustrated. A contemptible
method of Flattery. Illustrated. Conversation an intellectual feast. Talk about yourself as little as possible. Old
jests and anecdotes. Saying smart things. Spare the weaknesses of men. Danger of being witty. Example from
Gil Blas. How to become a wit. Avoid pedantry. Illustrated. Quoting Latin and Greek. Double entendres.
Impurity of expression. How to use anecdotes. Two cautions. First caution. Second caution. Illustrated.
Minuteness. Envy to be avoided. Note example cheerfulness. Mason's excellent rules. Temper to be preserved.
Disputes not proper for company. The responsibility of the power of conversation. The student's accountability.
POLITENESS AND SUBORDINATION.-The students' supper. Our first impressions. How a polite man is treated.
National character. Two curious examples. Danger of students. Learned children. Real politeness begins in
early life. One danger. Danger to religious students. Effects of vacations upon the student's politeness. Visiting
the ladies. Effects of radicalism upon politeness. New England Students. Southern manners.
not polite. Jllustrated. The philosophy of the fact. Illustrated by a French lady. Politeness always receives
attentions. Consistent with independent feelings. Want of it no mark of genius. Clement XIV. Hints. Good
humour necessary. Kind feelings necessary. Conscience must be cultivated. Principles of the gospel lead to polite.
Cheerfulness essential. Health essential to cheerfulness. Friendship cultivates politeness. SUBORDINATION.
Subordination a law of heaven. Subordination to the state laws. Laws of friendship. Laws of the street. Illus-
trated. College rebellions. A book needed. Specimen of the contents of the new book. Four suggestions. The
faculty are on right principles. Their character is good. Public sentiment always in favour of the faculty. Illus-
trated. The student misses his aim in rebelling. Illustrated by the saw-mill. The results of a rebellion are ruin-
ous to some. How excitement is produced. A mistaken notion. Two reasons why a rebellion is so ruinous. The
A great shock received. Difficult to recover. The second reason. Discipline of mind lost. Rebelling
a dishonoura business. No need of it. Student's life one of trial.