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structions on this vastly important subject should prove the favored means of emancipating her sex from a bondage more cruel and more destructive - a thousand times more so than that worse than Egyptian bondage to wbich in this professedly free country, two and a half millions of men inade of the same blood with ourselves, are subjected.

Male instructors never can perform the service to which we refer, in a proper manner, at least till christianity — pure and undefiled — becomes more common among us; but as this can never happen till mothers and daughters are instructed in anatomy, physiology and hygiene, the world has been long involved in a dilemma from which nothing but female instruction and female philanthropy could extricate it. In this state of things, forth steps Mrs Gove, a lady possessed of the very qualifications demanded, and proposes, not without great diffidence, a course of lectures. She is sustained and encouraged by the physicians both of Lynn and Boston. She is, moreover, sustained by four to five hundred exclusively female hearers; and in one instance, when her lecture on tight lacing was repeated gratuitiously in the Marlboro' Chapel, by no less, it is said, than two thousand. But this is not all. A new spirit is roused. Her hearers, especially the friends of physiological science, begin to take courage.

Such results - 80 unexpected to the friends of the cause, and even to Mrs Gove herself — are full of promise, not only to Bostou and its vicinity, but to the world. For although little permanent reliance should be placed on mere lectures, yet the instruction of classes of female pupils in anatomy and physiology, is no longer problematical. Let our young ladies devote years of patient attention to these hitherto neglected subjects as Mrs G, has, and then let them enter - not of necessity into Marlboro' Chapel, or any other fashionable or costly edifice — but into those minor chapels with which our land is studded - the school houses and academies. Nor is this all. Let them enter the sanctuary of their own household, and there reveal, as circumstances and opening years may render it practicable, the laws of the Creator established in the human frame; and the relations of that frame and its wonderful machinery to the rest of the world within and without it. Then will improvement go on — then will the desert of the human heart be cultivated.'

PhysicAL Man. Our readers will have seen, ere this, a notice on the cover of our last number, of Robert Mudie's new work, entitled, “Man, in bis Physical Structure and Adaptations. It is the first of a regular series, of four volumes, the three remaining of which are to be published hereafter.

We are glad to see a demand, in our community, for works of the character of that before us. For although about 30,000 copies of Combe's

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Constitution of Man, have been scattered in the community, either this side of the Atlantic or the other, there remains yet a great work to do. Multitudes are prejudiced against Combe's works, because the author happens to be a phrenologist, although little of his favorite science is to be found in his Constitution of Man. With such persons, Mudie will be a favorite, as he is rather opposed to phrenology. In any event his work is highly instructive, were it only on account of its numerous facts. We hope it will be extensively read; and that the whole class of books which have a bearing upon the physical improvement of man will find more and more of public favor.

Delicate Health. Weeks, Jordan & Co., of this city, have published a little work, entitled Flora Blanchard, or Delicate Health, with the following paragraph for a motto, 'A little for the stomach's sake. It is an excellent thing, and if widely circulated will have a most favorable bearing on the great cause of physical education, and physical man.-In the language of another writer respectivg it, we may add; · It illustrates, in a touching manner, the evil effects which often arise from a custom too prevalent in society, of endeavoring to remedy a weak constitution and delicate health, by stimulating potations, which, instead of benefiting the system, invariably prove highly injurious, both in a moral and physical point of view;- to the infant and the adult; to the robust man, or the most delicate woman.'

We are fully prepared to show, did the nature of our journal permit it, that more of life and health are sacrificed at the threshold, by mismanagement, especially by unnecessary dosing, than by any other single cause whatever. From the cradle to the grave, in fashionable society, mankind are, as a general fact, subjected to daily dosing with something which we call medicinal — liquid or solid. This perpetual but needless dosing lowers the standard of physical vigor in those who are called healthy ; it predisposes to actual disease ; it has a tendency to render diseases when they come, more severe than otherwise they would be ; and lastly, it renders medicine less efficient in its operation when it is actually demanded.

INDEX TO VOLUME VIII.

Abbott Festival, 478.
Addresses on Education, 237.
Alabama Education, 186.
Algiers, Education in, 238.
Alleviating Writing Desk, 43, 80.
American Common School Society, 561.
American Institute of Instruction, 471.
American Library of Useful Knowledge,

62.
American Lycenm, 190, 233, 280.
American School Library, 519.
American Sunday School Union, 187.

Common School System of Tennessee, 216.
Common School Law of Ohio, 219.
Common Education, New System of, 225.
Common Schools in Georgia, 39.
Common School Missionaries, 22.
Common Schools, means of elevating, 29.
Common Schools, Religious Instruction

in, 268, 289.
Conscience, Training of, 464.
Confessions of a School Master, 35, 86,

134, 154, 418.
Connecticut, Common Schools in 425.
Connecticut, Education in, 190.
Connecticut Common School Journal, 528.
Connecticut Redeemed, 285, 332.
Conventions on Common Schools, 42, 93,

138, 140, 142, 240, 523, 567.
Cruelty, Moral Influence of, 16.

B.
Backwoods, Education in, 214.
Bad School Rooms, 119.
Barnard's Report, 188.
Bathing in the Morning, 310.
Blind, Education of, 183.
Blood, 359.
Board of Education in Massachusetts, 192.
Books for Teachers, 522.
Boston Academy of Music, 44.
Boston Farm Scbool, 141, 383.
Boston Lyceum, 233.
Boston Primary Schools, 119, 300, 373,

524, 545.
Boston Primary School Houses, 545.
Branches to be taught in Common Schools,

145.
Burnbam's Arithmetic, Review of, 175.

D.
Deaf and Dumb, Recollections of, 3.
Defects of Modern Instruction, 416.
Defining in Common Schools, 412, 448,

500, 542.
Delicate Health, 572.
Detroit, Education Convention at, 138.
Discipline, 551.
Discipline, Family and School, 3.
Discipline, no Royal Road in, 509.
District School Houses, 258.
District School Missionaries, 22,71.
District Schools in Summer, 228.
Domestics, Seminaries for, 554.
Duties of School Committees, 284.
Duties of School Examiners, 363.
Duties of a Scbool Superintendent, 38.

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Cheever's Latin Accidence, 570.
Chemistry for Beginners, 526.
Children's Association, 331.
Children in Factories, 187,431.
Cincinnati College, 41.
Cleveland School Convention, 240.
Colleges, 41, 478.
Colleges inferior to Common Schools, 132.
Collegiate Institute of Oberlin, 477.
Columbia Female Institute, 435.
Common School Advocate, 528
Common School Assistant, 528.
Common Schools in Copnecticut, 425.
I Common Schools Defining in, 286, 412,448.
Common Schools in Ohio, 136.
Common School Papers, 285.
Common Schools, Questions on, 193.

Early Associations, 404.
Early Discipline, 221.
Education, Addresses on, 287.
Educational Discussion, 378.
Education of Domestics, 560.
Education at the Sandwich Islands, 45-

at Geneva, 45-in Pennsylvania 91, 186,
330-in New York, 94, 142-in Massa-
chusetts, 94, 137, 191-in Tennessee, 95,
185--of the tongue, 99--in Europe, 112

-in Ohio, 136- in Russia, 158-of Fe-
males, 172-of the Blind, 183-in Mi-
chigan, 183—in Kentucky, 185-in Ala-

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bama, 186-in New Jersey, 189 - in

H.
Maine, 169-in New Hampshire, 190— Haverford School, 371.
in Connecticut, 190-in Georgia, 190– Healthy effects of obedience, 503.
in the Backwoods, 214-in Ireland, 49, Hints to Brothers, 355.
238, 241-in Switzerland, 238-in Al Hints to Parents, 311.
giers, 238--of Ministers, 294-of Boys, Hints to the Young, 527.
325—of Talleyrand, 354 — of Infants, Hofwyl, Visit to, 163.
377--of the Teeth, 384-among the Nes- Holbrook's Drawing Cards, 187.
torians, 411-Philosophy of, 442--at the Holbrook's System of Education, 225,
Fireside, 451--of the Conscience, 464-

416.
in Scotland, 533 --in London, 526. Holliston Manual Labor School, 476.
Education and Instruction, Progress of, 18.

Housekeepers, instruction by, 272.
Educator's Institute at Franklin, Niass, Home Education, 526, 565.
331.

Houses for Schoolmasters, 248.
Efforts for Children in Boston, 235.

How to secure Universal Education, 224.
Elevating Common Schools, 49.

Human Circulation, 127.
Encouragement from Cousin, 278. Human Tongue, Education of, 99.
Engraving of a School Room, 258.
Embellishment and Improvement of

I.
Towns and Tillages, 337.
Errors in Addressing Children, 348.

Ignorance and Crime, 190.
Errors in Female Education, 397.

Illinois, Education in, 184.
Errors in Physical Education, 169.

Importance of Defining in Common
Essay on Physical Education, 315.

Schools, 112, 500, 542.
Example of Maternal Education, 393.

Improvement of Education, Society for,

485.
Expense of Ignorance, 143.
Experience of a Teacher at the West, 238.

Importance of Teachers' Seminaries, 164.

Improvements in Elementary Education,
F.

241.
Factories, children in, 431.

Improvement of Towns and Villages, 337.

Improved Writing Desk, 43, 457.
Factories, instruction in, 255.

Infantile Education, 377.
Family Discipline, 551.
Family Education, 397.

Influence of Colleges on Schools, 132.

Influence of Fictitious Writings, 57.
Family Instruction, 274.

Instruction in Anatomy and Physiology,
Family and School Discipline, 3.

189, 570.
Farm Schools, 141,383.

Instruction in Factories, 255, 444.
Fellenberg's School at Hofwyl, 163.
Female College in Georgia, 523.

Instruction by Housekeepers, 272.

Instruction by Physicians, 27.
Female Education, 172, 184, 390, 435, 523. Instruction in Physiology, 428.
Female Education should be thorough, Ireland, Education in, 49, 238.

390.
Female Improvement Society, 234.

Irish method of Education, 241.
Female Influence and Education, 385.

Island of Cuba, Education in, 238.
Fictitious Writings, Influence of, 57.

J.
Fireside Education, 451.
First Reading Lessons, 493.

Jews, Ancient Schools of, 529.
France, Religious Instruction in, 429.

Journal of Education, 528.
Fraternal Education, 355.

Julius, Dr, on Prussian Schools, 206.
French Notions of Education, 537.

Juvenile Selfishness, 409.
G.

K.
Gallaudet on Discipline, 3.

-Kentucky, Education in, 185.
Games of contrivance, 323.

Keys to School Books, 321.
Geneva, Education in, 45.

Knickerbocker, 188.
Geography, Preparatory, 149.

L.
Georgia, Common Schools in, 39.
Georgia, Education in, 190.

Lectures on Education, 192.
Georgia Female College, 523.

Libraries for Schools, 188.
Good Health the result of Education, 479. Literary Institute of Nashville, 185.
Going lo bed without supper, 517.

Literary Plagiarisms, 563.
Gorham Academy and Teachers' Semina- Love of Infancy and Childhood, 172.
ry, 189.

Luther's Writing Desk, 43, 457.
Grand River Institute, 332.

Lyceums, 233.
Grandparents, influence of, 397.
Granville, (Ohio,) Feniale Academy, 183.

M.
Greene Street School, Providence, 513. Maine, Education in, 189.

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Male and Female Teachers, 142.

Popular Education in Tennessee, 95.
Management, 558.

Portland, Schools in, 237.
Manual Labor School at Holliston, 476. Practical Lessons, 127, 359.
Manual Labor School at Worcester, 522. Primary Education, 119.
Marietta, School Convention at, 286. Primary Schools, 373, 545.
Maternal Education, example of, 393. Primary Schools in Boston, 119.
M'Clure's Philosophy of Education, 442.

Premium Offered, 240.
Mental Precocity, 550.

Preparation of Schoolmasters in Ireland,
Michigan, Education in, 183.

242.
Military Academy at West Point, 483. Preparatory Geography, 149.
Ministers, Education of, 294,569.

Preparatory Study of History, 103.
Miserable School Rooms, 329.

Preparatory or Family Instruction, 274.
Missouri, New College in, 478.

Prevention of Youthful Crime, 21.
Mistakes in Selecting School Books, 134. Proceedings of the American Lyceum,
Mistakes of Teachers, 408.

280.
Modern Instruction, Defects of, 416. Proper Education of Ministers, 294.
Modes of Addressing Children, 348. Providence, Public Schools in, 45, 94, 235.
Moral Education, 16.

Preaching to Schools, 428.
Moral Influence of Cruelty, 16.

Puffing, 470.
Moral Influence of Physical Education,
371.

R.
Movements in Scotland, 237.

Reading Books, 34.
Movements in Ohio, 476.

Recent Visit to Hofwyl, 163.
Music in Schools, 32, 44.

Recollections of the Deaf and Dumb, 3.
My First School Book, 400.

Religious Instruction in Common Schools,

289.
N.

Religious Instruction in France, 429.
Nashville, Literary Institute at, 185. Remarks on Clothing, 315.
National Education, 427.

Report on School Houses, 238.
National Education in Ireland, 49. Reviews, 75, 175, 493.
Natural Capacity of Children, 382.

Review of Sullivan's Historical Causes
Natural Philosophy for Beginners, 526.

and Effects, 75.
Nestorian Methods of Teaching, 411. Russia, Education in, 158.
New College in Missouri, 478.
New England Academy, 250.

S.
New Female Seminary for Teachers, 43. Sacrifices by Teachers, 67.
New Jersey, Education in, 189.

Sandwich Islands, Education at, 45.
New London county, Education in, 426. Schools of Boston, 192.
• New York Common Schools, 142, 187. School Books, 134, 384.
New Hampshire, Education in, 190, 431. School Lectures, 525.
New York Superintendent's Report, 187. School Committees, 236, 234.
New System of Common Education, 225. School Houses, 119, 235, 238, 536.
No Royal Road to Discipline, 509. School Libraries, 42, 62, 188, 516, 569.
. Normal Schools, 479.

School Examiners, 363.
Normal Schools in Ireland, 247.

School Registers, 362.

Schools in Massachusetts, 94.
0.

Schoolmaster, Confessions of, 35, 86, 134,
Obedience, Healthy Effects of, 503.

154, 418.
Oberlin Collegiate Institute, 477.

School under a Tree, 478.
Obio Common School Director, 528. Schools of the Aucient Jews, 519.
Ohio Common Schools, 136.

Scotland, Movements in, 237.
Ohio, Education in, 181, 476.

Selfishness Illustrated, 409.
One Reading Book in a Class, 34. Seminaries for Domestics, 554.

Sisters, Influence of, 444.
P.

Singular Schoolmaster, 474.
Parents, Hints to, 311.

Society for the Improvement of Educa-
Parental Authority early established, 221.

tion, 485.
Parental Education, 516.

Sowing the Seeds of Character, 11, 107.
Pennsylvania, Education in, 91, 186, 330.

St. Pierre, on Education, 537.
Periodicals on Education, 527.

State Lunatic Hospital, 192.
Plymouth Teachers' Seminary, 43.

Stowe, on Education in Europe, 112, 158,

236.
Physical Education, 169, 234, 315, 371,
424.

Study of History, 75.
Physical Education, Errors in, 169.

Subjects for Educational Discussion, 378.
Physical Man, 571.

Summer District Schools, 228.
Physiology, 127, 359, 428, 570.

Sunday School Union, 187.
Plan of a School House, 258.

Supervision of Teachers and Schools, 232.

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