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book or author then studied by the Class, and referring particularly to such portions of the book, as have previously been assigned.
These familiar lectures will embrace the following particulars:
(1.) A general account of the branch of literature, to which the book belongs.
(2.) A sketch of the author's life, and a general account of his works.
(3.) An analysis of the particular work under consideration.
(4.) Interpretations and explanations, bistorical, grammatical, critical, and mythological.
These recitations or lectures may be extended, at the discretion of the instructer, to an hour and a half; and he will call upon as many of the Class, as the time not occupied in lecturing may permit, to interpret passages of considerable length, in order to prove the fidelity of each Student's previous study, and his acquaintance with the portion assigned as the subject of that day's recitation or lecture The instructer will estimate, by a scale established by the Faculty, the value of such recitations, and make weekly reports thereof to the President, to be used in determining the relative rank or merit of each Student.
2. An examination of each Student will be made on each textbook, at such times as may be found convenient, but not less frequently than once every term; to be conducted by the department, in presence of the Committee of the Overseers and such ventlemen ns may be invited to attend. These examinations will be conducted orally and in writing, and will be continued until the attainments of every Student are fully ascertained. Estimates will be made of the value of the examination by some scale to be established by the Faculty; and these will be delivered to the President, to be used in determining the relative rank or merit of each Student.
3. Every Student shall be required to write one exercise every fortnight in each department, to be corrected by the instructers; their value to be estimated by a scale prescribed, and to be used in determining relative rank or merit.
4. The Professors, in addition to the exercises prescribed above will deliver respectively a course of general lectures on the history and criticism of Greek and Latin literature.
5. An extended course will be given, to continue through the Senior year, designed for those, who wish to become accomplished classical scholars, or to qualify themselves thoroughly to instruct in classical schools and colleges.
III. In relation to Examinations and Certificates of Scholarship.
1. Every student, who has passed a satisfactory examination in all the text-books of any department, attended the recitations and lectures, and performed all the exercises to the satisfaction of the instructers, shall on taking his degree, be entitled to receive, in addition to the usual Diploma, a certificate, signed by the President and the Professor of such department, stating the fact.
2. Students desiring to prosecute their studies, in any department, beyond the usual collegiate course, may do so, on the principles established by the department. In such case they will be subjected to the usual examination, and those, who have satisfactorily studied such advanced course, shall be entitled to a specification of this additional study in the above mentioned certificate.
3. Those, who have faithfully pursued the course designed to qualify students to instruct in any department, will be entitled to a like certificate, and a special recommendation for the office of instructer.
IV. In relation to Commencement, Terms, and Vacations.
1. Commencement will be hereafter on the fourth Wednesday in August.
2. The first term will commence on the Friday next succeeding Commencement, and continue twenty weeks.
3. The first vacation will commence at the end of the first term, and continue six weeks.
4. The second term will commence at the end of the first vacation, and continue twenty weeks.
5. The second vacation will commence at the end of the second term, and continue until the Friday after Cominencement.
YALE COLLEGE. This venerable University is still distinguished by its overflowing abundance of students. In the Theological school are 74; in the Law school, 32; in the Medical college, 46; of the Undergraduates, 411; Seniors, 95; Juniors, 102; Sophomores, 106; Freshmen, 108; Total 559. This furnishes the best evidence of ample means of education, and thorough instruction. We can not but admire the steadiness with which this college treads in the old paths of instruction and has resisted the influence of the wild and unsound theories that have inundated the country. To this steadiness of purpose and adherence to the carefully ascertained results of long experience, it has owed its success, which, we trust, it will long continue to merit and receive.
DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. The academical department of this College is conducted by Rev. N. Lord, D. D. President, seven Professors, and three Tutors. The number of Undergraduates is, in the Senior class, 61; Junior, 56; Sophomore, 83; Freshmen, 101; Total, 301. The number of Medical Professors, is 6; and of students, 78.
“There is a public examination of the several classes, annually, in all the branches to which they have attended during the year, continued not less than ten days, in the presence and under the direction of a committee of gentlemen of education, invited by the Faculty to attend for that purpose. The committee are expected, at the close of the examination, to express their judgment upon the merits of every student, and to recommend that he be advanced or degraded, as in their opinion he may deserve."
“ The Vacations are: from commencement four weeks; from about the 25th of November fourteen weeks, for such students as are engaged in teaching schools; for others, seven weeks—and from the second Wednesday of May, two weeks."
“This arrangement has been adopted with a view to the accommodation of students whose circumstances render it necessary for them to take schools during the winter. They may be absent, for a three inonths school, without interrupting the regular course of study while those who do not need such an accommodation, are classed, during a short term, for a collateral course. Upon this arrangement the regular pursuits of College are not disturbed, nor the minds of students distracted and dispirited by the unseasonable absence and return of those who engage in teaching. The recitations, lectures and other exercises are so appointed, that there is no reduction in the usual College course, to any students; while to some there is a gain of an additional course of study; and exactness and entireness are secured in the action of all the departments of instruction."
“In the exercises of the Graduating Class, at Commencement, no distinctions are admitted but such as the merits of the respective performances may secure!"
AMHERST COLLEGE. The recently published catalogue of this institution, gives in the list of students, 3 Resident Graduates; 57 Seniors; 48 Juniors; 47 Sophomores; 37 Freshmen. Total 192. The College Library contains about 4000 volumes, and 3 Libraries, belonging to the students contain each between 2000 and 3000 volumes. A Library and Museum, have been commenced by the Society of Inquiry on Missions. We notice as peculiarities in the course of study, only the use of “ Eschenburg's Manual,” and a regular Bible Exercise, on Thursday afternoons for each of the three lower classes. The Faculty consists of the President, 5 Professors, and 4 Tutors, and 2 Lecturers, Prof. Fowler has recently been transferred from Middlebury to Amherst College.
Williams College, The catalogue gives, Seniors 37; Juniors 31; Sophomores 38; Freshmen 29; Total 135. The Faculty consists of the President six Professors, and one Tutor. There are few Colleges in the country where a more thorough and finished education is given than at Williams. The officers are men thoroughly trained to their profession, and—we know it, of most of them, and believe it of all — of uncommon powers of mind, and of accurate, and thorough scholarship, and possess the excellencies of a complete corps of instruction in a very rare combination and balance. The departments of Natural Philosophy and Mathematics, commonly united, have been separated, and the very able Professor of Natural Philosophy accompanies his lectures with celestial observations and the practical use of instruments. The observatory which he has reared, and the extensive collection of astronomical and other philosophical instruments he has made, furnish facilities for the successful conduct of the studies of his department, which are seldom, if any where in our country, to be met with. The President, Dr Hopkins, is well known as an eloquent writer, and has few rivals in teaching intellectual and moral science.
THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT Contains 102 Students, 34 pursuiug the studies of the first year; 25,of the second; 20, of the third; and 23, of the fourth. The course of study and method of instruction here, are in some respects worthy of notice. Classes are forined in the University according to the several topics or authors, which arise in the course of instruction. Any student may, at the same time, subject to the advice and control of the Faculty, pursue the studying of one, two, or more departments in any of the classes thus arranged. But in no case is a student allowed to join an advanced class in any department, without exhibiting a satisfactory acquaintance with all the previous studies in that department. The classes are divided whenever it is
necessary, into sections according to the relative attainments and progress of the meinbers. The students are examined, at the close of each study, by the faculty, and also annually by the faculty, and a committee, during the three weeks preceding commencement, in all the studies pursued under the direction of the faculty. The examinations are intended to be exact and thorough, and in each case the attainments of every student are noted and recorded." The Faculty consists of a President, and six Professors, men of great ability and possessing we believe, in a peculiar degree the power of inspiring an ardent and generous love of study and a worthy idea of its object.
ALLEGHANY College, This College contains 173 Students. Seniors 8; Juniors 11; Sophomores, 22; Freshmen 66; and in the preparatory department 66. The number properly members of college, is of course 107. The Faculty are a President, who is also Professor of Moral Science, four Professors, and two Tutors. The requisites for admission to the Freshmen class are Arithmetic, English Latin and Greek Grammar, Historia Sacra, Cæsar's Commentaries, Virgil's Eneid, and the Greek Testament. The College Library contains about 8000 vol: umes.
Public LIBRARIES in Paris. By the latest reports which have just been published in France, it appears that the Royal Libraries and the other public repositories in Paris, contain 1,823,500 volumes of works in every department of literature, 180,000 manuscripts, 100,000 coius and medals, 1,600,000 engravings and prints. The Royal Library alone is said to contain 900,000 volumes; 300,000 plans and maps, and a very extensive collection of rare prints and coins.
PROGRESS OF FOREIGN LITERATURE. The catalogue of books, published during the late Leipsic fair at Michaelmas, consists of nineteen sheets and contains the names of 3,400 finished works, and of 492 publishers who have issued them.
LEMPRIERE's CLASSICAL DICTIONARY. Enlarged by Professor Anthon of N. Y. has been abridged and republished in England, by E. H. Barker of Thetford. It is announced there as “ from the seventh American Edition, by Charles An