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EDITED BY WILLIAM A. ALCOTT, AUTHOR OF THE YOUNG MAN'S GUIDE," "THE HOUSE I LIVE IN,' • THE YOUNG MOTHER,' ko*

AND EDITOR OF THE LIBRARY OF HEALTH

BOSTON:
OTIS, BROADERS & COMPANY.

NEW YORK: CHARLES S. FRANCIS.

PHILADELPHIA-CARET & HART.

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CONTENTS. COLUMBIA FEMALE INSTITUTE. Course of studies-Quackery disavowed-Peculiarities of the

institution--A necessary explanation-Physical education Medical advice and assistance, The PhilosoPHY OF EDUCATION. Cultivating the habit of observation-Study of Natural

science, INSTRUCTION AND EDUCATION IN Families. Examples of Family Influence-Example of an

Elder Sister-Another Example of the kind-Effects of Good Example, IMPORTANCE OF DEFINING IN Common SCHOOLS, No. II. Hints to Parents and Teachers

Example of Defining Words-Morality taught in this way-First School of the Human Race, FIREBIDE Education. This School is at the Fireside --A New Volume - The Fireside Seminary -Its advantages, School of Wilderspin,

451 LUTHER’S WRITING DESK. Structure, &c. of Writing Desks—Price of this Desk-Desks for

Common Schools-Evils of Common Desks-Opinion of a Medical Man--Appeal to Parents and

Teachers-Letter of Dr Smith, TRAINING THE CONSCIENCE. Elevating the Conscience-An Error of Daily Occurrence—Illustrations of the Subject-Further Illustrations ---Duties of Parents and Teachers—A World with

out consciences-Hints to those whom it concerns, MISCELLANY. American Institute of Instruction-Singular Schoolmaster-Holliston Manual La

bor School-Movements in Ohio-Oberlin Collegiate Institute-New Institutions-New College in Missouri–The Abbott Festival-School under a Tree-Good Health the result of Education Normal Schools—My First School Book.

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DR ALCOTT'S WORKS.

Published and for sale, wholesale and retail, on liberal terms, by GEO. W.

LIGHT, 1 Cornhill, (facing Washington Street,) Boston. The general object of Dr. Alcott's works is to proinote health and morals, by means of correct physical and moral management. Aware of the extent and power of female influence, he has, in this view, directed a large proportion of his labors to the instruction of mothers and house-keepers.

The Young Wife, is designed to give early instruction to those who have entered the marriage relation, with respect both to the physical and moral management of them. selves and their families. This is properly a work on Self-Education, both physical and moral. Fifth edition.

The Young House-Keeper.— The object of this work is, principally to give information on the subject of Food and Cookery. It is properly a work on Physical Educa. tion, and is wholly unlike any work, either ancient or modern, on those subjects. It presents more distinctly than can be found anywhere else, Dr Alcott's peculiar views on diet and regimen. Second edition.

The Young Mother, is intended as a guide to all who have the care of young children, but especially mothers, in regard to the physical management of children. It embraces, also, many moral reflections. Third edition.

The House I Live In, is an account of the Human Body, under the figure of a House, consisting of the frame, covering, apartments, &c., designed as a popular introduetion to the study, by the young, u! Anatomy and Physiology. Second edition enlarged. Just republished in London.

The Young Man's Guide, embraces a wide range of instruction to young men, and includes some topics not usually discussed in works designed for this class. Twelfth edition.

Ways of Living on Small Means, is a cheap manual for the middling and poorer classes of the community, intended to give instruction on matters of domestic economy. The fifth edition of this work has been enlarged and improved. Fifth edition.

The Moral Reformer, in two volumes, is a collection of essays and facts on Health and Morals, arranged in a manner not unlike that of the former Journal of Health of Philadelphia. It is nearly the same, in character, with the Library of Health, its successor.

The LIBRARY OF Health and Teacher on the Human Constitution. One volume of this work is completed and bound; and a second volume--that for 1838—is in progress. Its name will give an idea of its character. $1 a year, only. No family can afford to do without this work.

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AMERICAN

ANNALS OF EDUCATION.

OCTOBER, 1838 :

COLUMBIA FEMALE INSTITUTE.

• Mothers and schoolmasters,' says Dr. Rush, plant the seeds of nearly all the good and evil that exist in our world; its reformation must therefore be begun in nurseries and schools.' We have long believed so; and this should be a sufficient reply to the question so often asked, why we devote so much of our time to writing for these two classes of citizens. Half, or almost half the adult world are mothers. Is it not therefore a matter of consequence how they are educated who educate the world ? True, the occupation of a schoolmaster is highly dignified. * Next to mothers,' as Dr. Rush also informs us, the schoolmaster is the most important member of civil society. But in putting him next to mothers, he obviously gives to the mother the first place.

It is in the spirit of these sentiments that we often dwell so largely on the education and influence of females both in the family and elsewhere. It was in this view that we gave so much space to this subject in our last number, especially to the address of Dr. Wylie. In the same view, and not to compliment a particular institution-one in which we cannot possibly have any personal concern or interest—we now present a brief account of the Columbia Female Institute. We are sure the account will be highly gratifying to many a western and southwestern citizen, besides Dr. Wylie ; as well as to many a friend of female education this side of the mountains. Philanthropy is not bounded by rivers or mountains ; or by state or national limits.

The Columbia Female Institute was established nearly three years ago. A general idea of the building may be obtained from the engraving on the opposite page. It is a noble Gothic structure, 120 feet in length, and three stories high, with spires

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