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long, to see them laugh twice as much at our penny politics; because, when the abominable taxes upon the knowledge which most concerns the people are removed—I mean the Newspaper Stamp, we shall have a universal diffusion of sound political knowledge among all classes of the community: and if lectures divert them so mightily now, I can tell them that preparation is making for affording them much more entertainment in the same kind, by a very ample extension of the present system of lecturing, and by including politics in the course.
THE SCHOOLMASTER AND THE CONQUEROR.
But there is nothing which these adversaries of improvement are more wont to make themselves merry with than what is termed the "march of intellect;" and here I will confess, that I think, as far as the phrase goes, they are in the right. It is a very absurd, because a very incorrect expression. It is little calculated to describe the operation in question. It does not picture an image at all resembling the proceedings of the true friends of mankind. It much more resembles the progress of the enemy to all improvement. The conqueror moves in a march. He stalks onward with the “pride, pomp, and circumstance of war”-banners flying-shouts rending the air-guns thundering—and martial music pealing, to drown the shrieks of the wounded, and the lamentations for the slain. Not thus the schoolmaster, in his peaceful vocation. He meditates and prepares in secret the plans which are to bless mankind; he slowly gathers round him those who are to further their execution—he quietly, though firmly, advances in his humble path, laboring steadily, but calmly, till he has opened to the light all the recesses of ignorance, and torn up by the roots the weeds of vice. His is a progress not to be compared with anything like a march—but it leads to a far more brilliant triumph, and to laurels more imperishable than the destroyer of his species, the scourge of the world, ever won.
Such men--men deserving the glorious title of Teachers of Mankind—I have found, laboring conscientiously, though, perhaps, obscurely, in their blessed vocation, wherever I have gone. I have found them, and shared their fellowship, among the daring, the ambitious, the ardent, the indomitably active French ; I have found them among the persevering, resolute, industrious Swiss; I have found them among the laborious, the warm-hearted, the enthusiastic Germans; I have found them among the high-minded,
but enslaved Italians; and in our own country, God be thanked, their numbers everywhere abound, and are every day increasing Their calling is high and holy; their fame is the property of nations; their renown will fill the earth in after ages, in proportion as it sounds not far off in their own times. Each one of these great teachers of the world, possessing his soul in peace, performs his appointed course-awaits in patience the fulfilment of the promises, and resting from his labors, bequeathes his memory to the generation whom his works have blessed, and sleeps under the humble but not inglorious epitaph, commemorating “one in whom mankind lost a friend, and no man got rid of an
JOSEPH WARTON.-P. 17. For what most now known? What
JAMES BEATTIE.-P. 43.
His character ?
HESTER CHAPONE.-P. 25.
WILLIAM PALEY.-P. 54. Maiden name? With whom did How characterized ? Where born ? she early correspond ? With what Where educated ? What college literary characters become acquaint- anecdote told of him? What did he ed ? What first publish? When publish in 1785? What works subsemarried? Result? What did she quently? When did he die? What publish in 17737 What is said of it? is said of his character? What as a What in 1775 1 When did she die ? writer ? What of his works? Which
the most ingenious and original of
What higher attainments ? Her first
appearance in print ?
What good When and where born ? Where early habit ? (note.) What did Dr. educated? What good intellectual Johngon say of her ? Repeat the habit did he early form? What pro- complimentary lines in the - Gentlefession enter? What lectures deliver man's Magazine.” What write in in 1759 ? What dissertation publish 1746 ? What Greek author translate ? in 1763? What else did he publish ? How did Johnson praise her scholarWhen die? What of his sermons ? ship? What of her poems ? What
rule did she make in her social inter- he chiefly known? How published ? course? What do you think of it ? For what profession did he prepare ? Her chief prose compositions ? When What else did he publish ? Health ? did she die ?
Whither go? Result ? When die ?
Character of his poetry? Opinion of HENRY KIRKE WHITE.-P. 71. the “ Quarterly Review ?" Repeat the lines of Byron. When born i His early propensities ? His GRANVILLE SHARP.-P. 112. early tasks? How did he commence
His early life? Controversies ? his studies ? What prize gain ? When What attainments in consequence ? appeared a volume of his poems ? What office hold ? What circumHow treated by the critics ? Who
stance gave a new direction to his encouraged him? What change took life? To what decision of the courts place in his character? How effect- did this finally lead? With whom ed ? Consequence of his severe ap- correspond ? What instance of great plication to study ? How aided ?
conscientiousness ? What works did What honors gain ? At what ex. he publish? What kindred object pense ? When die ?
What of his of philanthropy now engaged him ? character ? His poeins? Opinion of what incident aroused the nation to Sir Egerton Brydges ?
a sense of the wickedness of the slave
trade? What other good work did ANNA SEWARD.-P. 80.
he originate? Of what society first Whose daughter ? Early life? By chairman? When did he die? What what appellation known ? First pub- of his character ? Works? Inscriplication ? What in 1799 7 When
tion on his monument in Westminster die ?
HERBERT KNOWLES.-P. 122.
Where born? What of his characpeat the lines. Of her youth? When ter ? Repeat the “ Lines written in married ? What of the connection? the Churchyard.” Misfortunes ? Of her sonnets ? Her husband's liberation ? Whither ob
THOMAS BROWN.-P. 124. liged to flee ? How long remain ? What did she do for support? Her educated ? How distinguished ? What
For what distinguished ? Where publications ? When die? What of first publish? What profession study? her poetry. ?
For what most now What next publish ?' What new field known ?
Poems ? His great work,
what? When die ? Character ?
ANNE HUNTER.-P. 134. of it? When die ? (note.)
Whose daughter? Wife? In what
excel? What of her poetry? RICHARD CUMBERLAND.-P. 95. How celebrated ? Where educat VICESIMUS KNOX.-P. 136. ed? What office did he first receive ? When born ? Where educated ? What publish? In what department What write ? What profession enter ? of literature did he now employ his How long hold the post ? By whom time ? On what mission sent ? Result? succeeded ? His next publication ? Where go? What publish ? What What in 1788? What next? When essays ? His last work? When did die i Character ? he die ? Character ? What of the “ Observer 7"
CHARLES WOLFE.-P. 144.
When born ? Youth? Where eduJAMES GRAHAME.-P. 106. cated ? What prize obtain ? ProfesWhere born and educated ? For sion ? Where settled ? At what age what calling destined ? By what is die ?
ROBERT BLOOMFIELD.-P. 152. What work published after his death ? By what work known? Early life? What of his poetry? Hymns ? How and where apprenticed ? Occupation? What led to his earliest ROBERT POLLOK.-P. 200. attempts at poetry ? Where retire ? What publish in 1827? What was Business? Who aided him? What thought of it ? What of his early publish ? How received ? When age? Where educated ? Profession? die ? Best poems ? Who has praised Health ? When die 1. With whom them? “ Farmer's Boy," how di- compared ? How? What of “ The vided ?
Course of Time pas
THOMAS ERSKINE.-P. 159.
JONATHAN DYMOND.-P. 207. Whose son ? Where educated ? When born ? To what society beInfluence of his mother ? When called long? How employed in early life ? to the bar? First cause ? Success ? Early disposition ? Whom marry ? How appear in 1781 ? In what great What first publish? What of it? His cause did he exert his talents ? Anec- next work? Its character ? dote ? (note.) In what engage in 1789 ? health ? How did he bear his illness ? What is said of it? Most arduous When die ? What of his character ? effort ? How opposed ? Result ? On What of his “ Essays on Morality ?" what side in politics? What pamphlet publish ? To what post ele WILLIAM HAZLITT.-P. 217. vated ? Influence upon him ? Where For what distinguished ? First emand when die ? What of his elo- ployment ? First publications ? What quence ?
subsequently ? His most elaborate
work ? When die ? What of his GEORGE GORDON BYRON.-P. 167. writings ?
What of his character ? Where educated ? How apply himself ? His
ROBERT HALL.-P. 226. first published work ? Where re
Whose son ? Early propensities ? viewed 1 How ? Influence of it? Where educated ? What friendships What publish in 1812? How re- form? His eloquence ? Where setceived ? What followed ? Whom
tled ? How afflicted ? Effects ? Where marry? Result? On whom did so- settled when restored ? To what peciety lay the blame? How did he riodical contribute ? What did he bear it i What works compose ?
advocate in his church 1 Where reConduct abroad? In what cause en
move in 1826 ? Habits of study ? gage? Where and when die ? Cha- When die ? Character as a preacher ? racter of his poetry ?
Mental endowments ?
Style ? Per
sonal character ? ANNA LÆTITIA BARBAULD.-P. 178.
HENRY MACKENZIE.-P. 238. Whose daughter ? What of her
Where and when born 1 Where childhood ? Who conducted her edu
educated ? First work ? Of what cation ? Where reside? What first
periodicals the editor? What poet publish ? How received ? Whom
was he the first to bring into marry ?
In what did her husband notice? Of his private life ? Characengage? What did she next publish ? ter of his writings ? When die ? Where go? Subsequent publications ? What trials experience ? When die ?
WALTER SCOTT.-P. 250. Character of her writings ?
Where and when born? Youthful
employments ? Where educated ? REGINALD HEBER.-P. 192. What of his early reading ? What Whose son ? Youth? Where edu- profession did he study ? Whom cated ? What prize gain ? What marry?
First publication ? When publish? What post of honor and quit his profession ? Remarks ? usefulness receive in 1822 ? When What publish in 1808 ? Success ? go? How qualified ? When die ? What publications followed ? What