Page images
PDF
EPUB

ished of the Author's hopes, that Yale COLLEGE, situated as it is, in a salubrious climate, in a city of attractive beauty, and in the heart of an intelligent population, would continue, as a fostered child of the government, to flourish in increasing vigor and usefulness; that an academy of fine arts, particularly for instruction in architecture, painting, sculpture, engraving and designs for manufacturers, might eventually form a branch of the venerable stock, and that this “City of Gardens," as it has justly been styled, might become not only a favored seat of science but a school of cultivated taste. The Professorships of Anatomy, Chemistry and Botany, already successfully and reputably established, in addition to the advantages of extensive libraries, would greatly lessen the expenses of an independent institution for the cultivation of the fine arts.

New Haven numbers among its citizens, gentlemen, in the several departments to which we have alluded, who enjoy a valuable reputation in their several pursuits, and a union of their efforts under the auspices of the College, would add dignity and influence to their exertions. The efforts of Mr. Augur, in sculpture; the Messrs. Jocelyn, in painting and engraving, and Mr. Town in ornamental architecture, are well known among gentlemen of taste, and have greatly contributed to advance the culture of those arts.

In allusion to the cultivation of the fine arts, it has been remarked with no less truth than beauty, by Mr. Webster of Massachusetts, that “Just taste is not only an embellishment of society, but it rises almost to the rank of the virtues, and diffuses positive good throughout the whole extent of its influence. There is a connexion between right feeling and right principles; and truth in taste is allied to truth in morality.

But the present condition of the University, perhaps forbids the further indulgences of these illusive hopes, and our desires must be merged in the deeper solicitude, that no narrow system of false economy may overshadow the counsels of an enlightened legislature or check the growth of this noble seminary. May our government long feel the truth of the sentiment, expressed

PREFACE

with characteristic energy, by tire suces Circe Enot be too forcibly incuicated por no recenzerstece at in promoting the great interests. of mark. Di melemi enit:vation, there can be po proürity in be acceeasca o me que lic treasure."

Some of the carrers ecbraced are cover vase. He so obviously removed from the usca. persis of te Dr. me exhibit such higher clairs to science an be a pretend T20vance, that justice, as wel zo cinsei es nie med sends who have aided him in the cociacca of tre LPPINDO. inceces him to note his obEizatioas.

For the Register of Health, &c. he is indecret so be reship of Doctor Henry D. Buliley, the Secretary of ze Vete ical Association of New Haven, who was adet bis ress tions by Doctor Virgil M. Dre, his predecessor I cēce.

The valuable botanical sketch, is the jciat productca é Doetors Eli Ives, William Tuy, and Meides C. Learecuma k probably exhibits the most complete statessert, in regio is region, as to that branch of science, dicat bas been pocasted.

For the interesting mineralogical article, and statement va regard to the Cabinet, he teaders his thanks to Assisst Pries sor Shepard, of the chemical and miderzorcal department.

Professors Silliman, Olausted, acd Bleri, hare severitenished, on the application of the Cooger, statements of the apparatus attached to their departments.

In collecting the materials for the early hizoen of the Coregs it became necessary to esamise the Ciocial api Cireccris, and it affords the Author pleasure in bearise witness to be ready kindness and intelligent zeal, with wich the precepux oi bis youth, and the friend of his raturer years, Euha Muzion, Es the respectable town derk of New Haven, aided hic al vestigations. Mr. Munson possesses much of the arts and 1.3 the intelligence, of an accomp'sbed antiquary.

In closing this prefatory article, it is proper to explain the references as to authorities. In quoting the authority of Doctor Dwight in support of his statements, the Author has only men

[merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small]

FROM ITS FOUNDATION, A. D. 1700, TO

THE YEAR 1838.

[graphic][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

C

« ՆախորդըՇարունակել »