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1834.] Madden on the Infirmities of Genius.

5 pupils and another for the females; and every week each one enjoys a warm bath a means of health and comfort possessed by the poorest among the ancients, but coufined to a favored few, in these days of modern refinement. How few of our first schools furnish this best preventive of disease to their pupils, thus regularly! How many ever attend to the cleansing of the skin, during that half the year when increased clothing accumulates the secretions upon its surface.

But for whom have these ample and costly provisions been made? For the one thousand blind of New England. Are there none who will do as much for the hundreds of thousands of its indigent youth who long for the light of science, and can learn nothing but the elements of knowledge ? Are there none who will exercise equal liberality in providing teachers for the million of ignorant freemen, just emerging from childhood in our favored country?

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GENIUS.' The Infirmities of Genius illustrated, by referring the Anomalies of the Lit

erary character to the Habits and Constitutional Peculiarities of Men of Genius. By R. D. Madden, Esq, author of Travels in Turkey, &c.

Qui ratione corporis non habent, sed cogunt mortalem immortali, terrestrem æthere equalem prestare indsutriam.' Plutarch de Sanit Tuend. In 2 volumes. Philadelphia: Cary, Lea & Blanchard, 1833. pp. 412. A work embracing a range of topics so wide, and views and principles so interesting as the Infirmities of Genius,' deserves a more comprehensive title. Had it been called “Effects of a Studious and Sedentary Life,' it would have excited the attention of some, who we fear will now neglect some of the most valuable biots for a student, which we have seen. That the evils it describes are by no means peculiar to that mysterious, overrated power, called Genius,' our observation, as well as our own sad experience, fully satisfies us. It is not the amount of brain, but of mental action, and of bodily inaction, which gives rise to these evils; and the ceaseless plodding of a heavy intellect, or the incessant tension of an anxious heart, or over-excited feelings, whether pleasant or painful; nay, even the ordinary cares of life, and the duties of religion, - if proper attention is not paid to air and exercise- will produce all the ills that 'Aesh is heir to,' no less certainly than the mighty efforts of a Johnson, or the lofty flights of a Byron. By the testimony of this work itself, even these were not attended with evil, so long as the body received its due share of rest and atVOL. IV.


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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1834,

By W. C. WOODBRIDGE, In the Clerk's Office of the District of Massachusetts.



Childhood, proper degree of study in, 462. Abboll on the Duties of Parents, page 472. Choctaws, Schools among the, 386. Academician, 99, 482.

Church Schools, 384. Addresses on Education, 193, 479.

Cincinnati, Eclectic Acad. of Music, 289. Inaugural, 545.

Circuit Schools in Georgia, 243. of the New-born, 88.

· Illinois, 243, Africa, improvements in, 337, 483.

Classics, study of in Germany, 413, 550, Africans, education of, 385.

551. Agricultural Schools, 96.

Colburn Zerah, letter of, 95. American Institute of Instruction, 383, 434, College, Alleghany, 431–Bogota, 97– 517.

Bristol, 193, 435Cumberland, 336

Lectures Dickinson, 576— Rome, 433—United before the, 147.

States, 554-Universalist, 433.
Lyceum, 98.

College Life, 425.
Fourth Annual Meet.

liberality to, 431. ing of, 279.

Collegiate Education. 180. American School Society, 482.

Institute, Oberlin, 242. Anatomy, study of, 227.

Colored Population, Instruction of, 575. Practical Lesson in, 237. Combe's Lectures on Popular Education, Ancient Languages, mode of teaching

395. them, 19, 65.

Physiology, 485. Andover Teachers' Seminary at, 288, 235, Common Schools of New York, 99, 107. Aonals, Objections to, 524.

Pennsylvania, 241. Anniversary, scientific and literary, 429. Common Schools and Common Education, Articulation, distinci, 370.

32, 130, 171, 209, 267, 354, 567. Association, Young Men's, 99.

Connecticut, Schools in, 384. of Teachers in Kentucky, 429. Constantinople, Schools in, 337. Ohio, 429.

Convention of Education in Missouri, 288.
Ontario Co. N. Y., 503.

Rutland Co. School, 529.
Essex Co. Mass., 96.

at Cincinnati, 574. Asylums for Infants, 533.

of Teachers, 96. for Orphans at Fredericksburg, Correspondence, 95, 194,582. Va., 537.

Cowper on Physical Mis-education, 16. Halle, 538. Crime, does mere Intellectual Education

banish, 253. B. Baltimore Union Lyceum, 480.

D. Beecher's Remarks on the West, 430. Deaf and Dumb, education of the, 55, 482. Benevolence and Enterprise, 531.

New York instruction of, Bermuda, Instruction of colored people in, 430.

Developement, individual, 367. Berne Society of Teachers, 263.

Dickinson College, 576. Bible in Schools, 386.

Discipline, effects of, 157. Blind, instruction of, 3.

exercises in Mental, 549. Bogota, Female College of, 97.

Domestic Seminary for Young Ladies, 498. Boston Farm School and Asylum, 288.

Donaldson Manual Labor School, 193, 244.
Public Schools, 147, 556.

Dorchester, School Reform in, 277.
Seminary, 577
Bristol College, 193, 435.

Education, Addresses on, 193, 479.

of Africans, 385_Greece, 482, Caldwell on Physical Education, 468. 531-Mexico, 340, 364–Missouri, 481, Caspar Hauser, 101, 194.

288—New Grenada, 96_Vermont, 431 Ceylon, American Mission Seininary in, and Crime, 433—and the Press, 50 93.

Emerson's maxims of, 418, 415—ExVocal Music in, 337.

tremes in, 168–First steps in, 127-FeChalmers' Remarks on the Local System, male, 85, 299, 361, 482– Fundamental 216.

principles of female, 85—Great Value Chatham Academy, Savannah, Geo., 579. of, 99-_Moral, 25—Deaf and Dumb, 53. Charleston Free Schools, 578.

of the Press, 252_of Infancy, 402-of


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