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A Monthly Magazine, devoted to the Promotion of True Culture—Organ of the Chautauqua Literary
and Scientific Circle.
From October, 1881, to July, 1882.
THEODORE L. FLOOD, D. D., Editor.
PRINTED ON THE CHAUTAUQUA PRESS,
COPYRIGHTED BY THEODORE L. FLOOD, IN THE OFFICE OF THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS, Washington, D. C.,
INDEX TO VOLUME II.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON. By Jas. Clark
CHAUTAUQUA NEWS FOR 1882. 560.
CHAUTAUQUA NORMAL CLASS. Grad-
ALPHABET OF MENTAL SCIENCE. By CHARACTERS IN DICKENS. 441.
uates for 1881. 247.
306, 374, 437, 499, 557, 613.
EDITOR'S OUTLOOK: The Second Vol-
ume of THE CHAUTAUQUAN; Bishop
CHRISTIAN CITIZEN, The. By Hon.
E. O. Haven; The Chautauqua As-
sembly for 1881; President Garfield;
The C. L. S. C. Course of Study for
12, 135, 230, 264, 328,
1881-1882; The Chautauqua School
of Theology. 57.
The New Version and the Christian
ler, D. D. 580.
Ministry; In Memoriam; American
Reformers Abroad; Dr. J. G. Hol-
land; A Noble Deed. 123.
C.L. Š. C. ANNOUNCEMENT FOR '81 AND
Question; Physical Culture. 182.
The C. L. 8. c. in Canada; Dr.
Thomas, Frothingham, and Cam-
ERN RESEARCH. By Rev. J. E.
The Recent Tribute to Garfield; The
COME UP_AND BE DEAD. Poem. By
Persecution of the Jews; Recreation
for the Laboring Classes. 435.
The C. L. S. C. Class of 1882; The
COMPENSATION. Poem. By "B." 232.
BRITISH AND INDIANS AT CHAUTAU-
od; Longfellow. 497.
The ASSEMBLY HERALD and CHAU-
TAUQUAN; The C. L. S. C. Diploma;
Four Years in the C.L.S.C.; Charles
Chautauqua for 1882; The Labor
CÆSAR AND COLUMBUS. By J. Bald- DECEMBER AND JUNE. Poem. By "B." EDITOR'S TABLE. Questions and An-
swers. 61, 126, 186, 245, 308, 376, 438,
DIFFICULTIES IN SCRIPTURE. By Rey, ELECTRICITY THE FORCE OF THE FU-
TURE. By John A. Bower. 91,
MISSING SCIENCE, A. 289.
Gilman, M. A. 5, 67, 129, 189, 251, PRIMARY TEACHERS–Successful in the
competitive Examinations at Chau-
ham, Mass. 248.
From Addison. 389.
My LOST YOUTH. Poem. By Henry W. READINGS ON MATHEMATICS. By Prof.
J. Tingley, LL. D. 391, 456.
MYTHOLOGY IN HISTORY. By C. F. RELIGIOUS ODDITIES IN INDIA. By
Rev. W.F. Oldham. 164.
GEOLOGY. By T. G. Bonney, M. A., F.
ROYAL HAND BELL RINGERS, The. 370.
SACREDNESS OF PROPERTY. By R. W.
HALF HOURS WITH BEST AUTHORS. NEVER, FOREVER. A Tribute to Long-SANCTUM KING, The. Poem. By Will
fellow. By Mrs. Emily J. Bugbee. Carlton. 617.
SEPOY REBELLION. By Rev. Wm. But-
SOME WONDERS OF THE SEA. By Rev.
J. G. Wood, M. A. 100.
By Mary Har-
STORIES FOR THE CHILDREN. By John
JESUS CHRIST IN CHRONOLOGY. By Michael DeMontaigne. 239.
OF THE ART OF CONVERSATION. By TEN IMPORTANT EVENTS. 65.
TEMPERANCE AMONG THE MODOCS.
Books First and Second of McKen-
LOVING FACES. Poem. By “R. H. S.” OUR LATTER DAYS. Poem. By Sarah
WANTING. Poem. 365.
A MONTHLY MAGAZINE DEVOTED TO THE PROMOTION OF TRUE CULTURE. ORGAN OF
THE CHAUTAUQUA LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC CIRCLE.
Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle. glimmer into warmth; Athens ascending into daylight,
and Egypt sinking into shadow; learning setting over Greece President, J. H. Vincent, D. D., Plainfield, N. J.
to rise upon Italy; and dying at Rome to be rekindled at General Secretary, Albert M. Martin, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Bagdad: these are visions to dazzle the eyes, and people the Office Secretary, Miss Kate F. Kimball, Plainfield, N. J.
fancy of a poet.* Counselors, Lyman Abbott, D. D.; J. M. Gibson, D. D. ; Bishop H. W. Warren, D. D.; W. C. Wilkinson, D. D.
History is to be regarded in an educational light, as it opens new sources of information. A scholar may be six
thousand years old, and have learned brick-making under REQUIRED READING. Pharaoh. Never lived such a citizen of the world; he w:18
Assyrian at Babylon, Lacedæmonian at Sparta, Roman at MOSAICS OF HISTORY.
Rome, Egyptian at Alexandria. He has been by turns a traveller, a merchant, a man of letters, and a commander
in-chief; presented at every court, he knew Daniel, and INTRODUCTION.
sauntered through the picture-gallery of Richelieu. Dryden
called history a perspective glass, carrying the mind to a vast First, wild and wildering as the strife
distance, and taking in the remotest objects of antiquity. Of earthly winds and seas,
How many battles by sea and land the student has witResounds the long, historic life
nessed! He clambered with the Greeks along the rocky Of warring dynasties :
shore of Pylus; he heard the roar of falling houses when the Uncertain right and certain wrong In onward conflict driven,
Turks stormed Rhodes; three times he was beaten back The threats and trampling of the strong
with Condé by that terrible Spanish infantry, which tossed Beneath a brazen Heaven.
off the French fire like foam from a cliff'; he recognized The cavernous unsounded East
Dante in the struggle of Campaldino; stood by the side of Outpours an evil tide,
Cervantes when an arquebus carried away his left hand; Drowning the hymn of patriarch priest,
and stooped with a misty lantern over the bleeding body of The chant of shepherd bride.
lies; he dines with Pericles, and sups with Titian.
Athenian fish-bell often invites him to the market to cheapen THE CHARMS OF HISTORY.-History presents the pleas a noisy poulterer, or exchange compliments with a bakeress antest features of poetry and fiction; the majesty of the of inordinate fluency. A monk illuminating a missal, and epic; the moving accidents of the drama; the surprises and Caxton pulling his first proof, are among the pleasant enmoral of the romance. Wallace is a ruder Hector; Robin tries of his diary. He still stops his ears to the bellowing son Crusoe is not stranger than Cresus; the knights of of Cleon; and remembers, as of yesterday, the rhetorical Ashby never burnish the page of Scott with richer lights frown of the old tapestry, and the scarlet drapery of Pitt. of lance and armor, than the Carthaginians, winding down To study history is to study literature. The biography of the Alps, cast upon Livy. Froissart's hero has all the mi a nation embraces all its works. No trifle is to be neglected. nute painting of Richardson's. The poetic element is the A mouldering medal is a letter of twenty centuries. Antiqlife-blood of the narrative. The gazette glows into the uities, which have been beautifully called history defaced, drama; the pen-and-ink scrawl into the portrait.*
compose its fullest commentary. In these wrecks of many THREE PHASES OF HISTORY.-History may be considered
storms, which time washes to the shore, the scholar looks
patiently for treasure. The painting round a vase, the in three lights—a pleasurable, an educational, and a moral:
scribble on a wall, the wrath of a demagogue, the drollery (1) As it entertains the fancy; (2) opens new sources of in
of a farce, the point of an epigram-each possesses its own struction; (3) and cherishes, or enlarges the feelings of vir
interest and value. A fossil court of law is dug out of an tue. In the first light, its poetical relationship is clearly orator; and the Pompeii of Greece is discovered in the commarked. Imagination creates no grander episodes than the
edies of Aristophanes.* rise and fall of empires. To watch the first smiles and motions of national life in its cradle; to trace its growth, the The third aspect of history is the moral, as it cherishes maturity, and the decline of kingdoms; to observe one side the feelings of virtue, and enlarges their action. Southey of the world brightening in the sun of civilization, while felt confident that Clarendon, put into his youthful hands, the other is vapory and cold; to see, in the course of years, would have preserved him from the political follies which the flourishing region become dim, and the dark country he lived to regret and outgrow. Guicciardini, also, has
*Willmott'e "Pleasures of Literature."
*Willmott's "Pleasures of Literature,"