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the exercises sometimes by essays, assigning subjects cov Addison. This year they all remembered him and wanted ering something that had been read. It was difficult at

to write an essay. first to get persons to write, and there were one or two we DR. EATON: I would say in regard to the Memorial Days, never could prevail upon to do so. They felt they were not that we do not observe them very strictly, but we observe able to do it. In one or two cases where they did write them on the day of nieeting nearest to that day. Sometimes they brought me the papers and asked me to read them for they occur on that day, and sometimes they do not. them. Sometimes we conducted the exercises by asking A VOICE: I was a member of a circle in Fredericktown, questions generally, not individually. The difficulty we Ohio, for two years. Ours was the class of 1882. We averhad was, not a majority of the class would answer. There aged about sixteen members. We had, and still have, as were those who could answer, and did, because they were one of our members a man who is in his ninety-fifth year. very thorough in their reading, and others who were not so He has carried the reading through so far, and I hope he thoroughly prepared hesitated from that fact. In the His will live to graduate next year, and if so'we propose to honor tory of the World, for instance, after we had gone through a the old gentleman. Our circle did much' in stirring up a portion of it I would have a blackboard outline of the part great many young people who would not do any reading read, so as to bring it back before our minds. When I went otherwise. I bought as many books for those who were to Methenen I found they had had no essays or anything of reading a part as for those who read the whole. that kind. The exercises had been direct questions, just as Miss WASHBURN: We have a great variety of work in a teacher would go before a class in school, questioning our local circles on the Pacific coast. The most successful around in order on all that had been read, everyone answer work has perhaps been done in the circle at San Jose, a ing questions. When I found how ready they were in place of about fifteen thousand people. There we have I their answers I was surprised to think they could do so suppose one hundred members. Our work was divided so well, while the class in Manchester, that was quite equal to that we have a kind of ring within a ring. There are neighit in general intelligence, was not willing to undertake the borhood circles varying from five to twenty members that work in that way. I found they had read thoroughly and hold weekly meetings for the discussion of the lesson and carefully, and were able to answer questions readily. drills. We found that set questions are not as valuable as But when we undertook to have essays it almost frightened topical ones. In San Francisco they had a written set of them to death.

questions by means of the electric pen, but we found topical A LADY: In our circle we divided the work between the questions better. Those were generally prepared by memofficers, each one taking a certain subject. The usual plan bers in turn. Then we had general meetings once a month this year has been for the one having the subject in charge in which we had lectures, essays and the like. Our monthto prepare the questions beforehand and drop them into ly meetings were delightful. We tried to bring out all the the query box, and they would be distributed. Where the variety of talent we had, and people whom we thought had subjects would not permit of that, we have been fortunate nothing to give us we found sometimes the most valuable enough in nearly every case to have some one take charge of all. When busy upon Roman history we had a very fine of the lesson for us. When we had the subject of Physi- large map of Rome which had been brought home by an ology we had a physician take charge of the lesson, and architect who had spent some months studying the build-he made it very interesting. In Cincinnati this last year, ings of Rome. He gave an evening with us, and we received we had a course of lectures. We have there twelve Eng

more information about Rome than from any of the books, lish circles and one German circle. Our meetings closed in In studying history the first year we asked one of the profesMay with a reunion. This year we have also planned a sors in the normal school to give us a lecture, and we had a lecture course. They are free to all. We have them in the course of about eight lectures on astronomy, so when Prochurches of the various denominations, and in the Y. M. C. fessor Proctor arrived we were ready to enjoy his lectures, A. Hall. I do not know how all circles keep the Memorial and we did not feel at all ashamed of our local course. Days. Some we keep and some we pass over. The Memor THE FLOWER OF LOVE. ial Days of the Circle have given rise to the celebration of poets' days in our public schools. Our superintendent 'Tis said the rose is Love's own flower, knew we kept them, and thought it would be a good plan Its blush so bright, its thorns so many; to have the children celebrate them. It has made quite a And winter on its bloom has power, revolution in the schools of Cincinnati. It is surprising to

But has not on its sweetness any. see children who live in all sorts of homes and places recite

For though young Love's ethereal rose ten, and fifteen, and twenty lines from Longfellow, and un Will droop on Age's wintry bosom, derstand them too.

Yet still its faded leaves disclose A LADY: Our circle is a small one, but we have all read

The fragrance of their earliest blossom, the required reading. The lesson was given out so as to enable us to read it carefully. Then it was divided up so

But ah! the fragrance lingering there that each one should have a certain portion to give the prin

Is like the sweets that mournful duty cipal thoughts contained in it. We were all middle-aged

Bestows with sadly soothing care, people who went into the class, and we had not been accus

To deck the grave of bloom and beauty. tonied to writing essays. We lured them into it by getting

For when its leaves are shrunk and dry, them to take a character and asking them to write the

Its blush extinct to kindle never, birth, death, and age, if nothing more. That was about all

That fragrance is but Memory's sigh, they would do at first. But now it is a great privilege to

That breathes of pleasures past forever. every one, and they all want to write. We generally have Why did not Love the amaranth choose, three ‘or four essays each meeting. To give you a fact in That bears no thorns and can not perish ? regard to the Memorial Days, when Addison's day came Alas! no sweets its flowers diffuse. around there was but one or two knew anything about him. And only sweets Love's life can cherish.. We had an essay concerning him, and I supposed they But be the rose and amaranth twined, would all remember Addison the next year. But when it And Love, their mingled powers assuming, was announced someone said: “ Who was Addison? What

Shall round his brows a chaplet bind, country did he belong to?” We then had three essays on For ever sweet, for ever blooming.

SOME REGRETFUL WORDS. books, and talk about them, and choose by the voice of the

whole family? Why did we not plan and save so as to Last night, when I laid down the month's reading course have “book money” every year? Why did it never oecur for the Chautauqua Young Folks' Reading Union (in Wide to us to be at some pains—delightful pains—to learn about Awake for January) it was with a most bitter sigh. If the different authors, to make collections of biographical and Chautauqua movement had only come in my day, my day critical facts about them, to make this a pleasant work for of active work, my time of “bringing up children!” The all the family, so that without great conscious effort a fair mothers of my generation had little to do with the intel- knowledge of authors, and articles, and scientists, and inlectual training of the children. If it could have been made ventors, and eminent men and women, should have been possible and easy for me to have read history with my part and parcel of our children's intellectual consciousness? young folks, following the action of any one spring of Why were we so indolent, so blind, so surprisingly indifhuman progress, as the "Magna Charta Stories” of the C. ferent about our children as to go our own ways, read our Y. F. R. U. course this year reveal what the love of personal own books in selfish silence, and buy carelessly for them,. liberty has done for the world--if I could have been startled or not at all, or let them borrow, without advice, without into energetic reflection concerning my own health habits supervision, drawing their own conclusions from what they and my children's, by such articles as Dr. Mary Safford's real? Why, why, when it is such a bitter thing to waken * Health and Strength” papers, and we have discussed her some day as from long sleep, and find ourselves utter ideas in the family circle-if it could have been suggested strangers to our children's inner selves, shut out from the to me that there was a remedy for my daughters' restless- | thoughts they think, the beliefs they have imbibed, the ness and enpui and discontent, in working with them in ideals they have built-our time for molding and shaping simple ways, with simple means, to make their own speciaj forever gone by. rooms cozy and attractive, as Mrs. Power, in the reading course, describes in her “Ways to do Things for a Girl's

WANTING. Room”-if the whole household could have been brought together over these pleasures with maps and globes, workbaskets and carpenter's tools, with natural history studies Under the mighty headland the wavelets laugh and leap, and the means of correspondence with wise advisers, gh, The sunny breeze blows over the seas, soft as an infant's what a different thing I could have made of our family life!

sleep; I could but wish that I might see every member of the C. The butterflies over the clovered hill, flutter in mazy dance, L. S. C. and ask if they had taken up their personal share The viewless lark in the deep blue arc, sings to the radiance. of duty in the Chautauqua movement for the children and And all below and all above, young folks; if they had brought it into their own house Is sweet as hope and pure as love; holds, as Dr. Vincent intended.

“But ah," sighed the maiden, " the sunshine is dim, To most women, by forty years at the latest, comes a time And the gladness is wearisome, wanting him!of regret, regret indescribably poignant, and rarely cònfessed. It is over the might-have-beens of home, of the Under the mighty headland the mightier rollers crash, family life. We might have been so much, so dear, such As they break asunder in foam and thunder, and their crests comforts, so cheery companions for the father and mother

in ominous flash who have gone into the silent land, whither we may not Gleam in the steel-grey distance; and the winds in furious follow with our late love and longings. How lonely they

sweep often must have been, and how much we might have shared Waken the waves in their deepest caves, and the voice of with them! Or else, our own children have grown away

the angry deep from us, and the loneliness is our own. They left us, they Rolls full and far, over sand and Scar, went their own bright, adventurous ways. We did not go In the glory and grandeur of nature's war. on with them.

“But ah," sighed the maiden, “the glory is grim, Ah, if we had it all to do over again, how differently we The grandeur is ominous, wanting him!” would do it! We ourselves would not stop growing-what a mistake that was. We would enter all the golden gates of the Over the mighty headland, over the heaving sea, ehanging years hand in hand with them. They never should From the sullen shroud of the lowering cloud the rain falls feel they must go into other homes for cheer and sympa

ceaselessly. thy and gladness. Then, children were so dear, clinging so Sobbing with wings wet laden, the wild west wind wails on, olose to us mothers in the early years-not a trouble, not a And our hearts sink low as its tale of woe, to its dreary want they did not come to us with. When did they feel

monotone; the first lack in us? What carelessness or indifference was And the embers grow grey on the lonely hearth, it that first sent the child away by itself to brood over its And the dull night closes on tired earth. puzzle, or its grief, in solitude; or else across the home “And ah," sighed the maiden, “as day died dim, threshold to find a new friend?

So do my hours pass, wanting him." They thought evenings at home so stupid. Father read his paper, or he dozed by the fire, while mother mended or

The laugh that welcomes the sunshine rings false for the knit, and nobody made a noise. Perhaps it was stupid;

chime it knew; yes, it probably was. Why did it not occur to us to make There is something dull in the beautiful, that is not watched a business of home-making? Why did we not give it

by two; thought, and plan cheery evenings, good times? Why did The sad sweet cadence of autumn needs the ring of the not father and mother talk it over together? Why were

soothing voice; not the children of more importance to us? Why should Unless one is there her mirth to share, can the household they not have grown up with the habit of reading aloud,

joy rejoice? and of listening, and of discussions from their earliest read For the chords of life ajar must be, ing-time? Why did we not buy books for them in a differ Unless one hand hold the master key; ont way? Why did we not make it part of a wise and lov- “And ah," said the maiden, “the nectar may brim, ing parental plan to study the announcements of new But for me is no loving-cup, wanting him!”


and existence of a household establishment; and this be

cause the artist has introduced a sketch of a spendthrift [The high order of Goethe's genius, the high rank occupied by him and improvident wife, to the defamation of our sex. in the realm of literature entitles him to a hearing when others

Seyton.-I can furnish Amelia with a case precisely in would not be listened to. The men are very few who like Shakspere point. and Goethe have secured universal recognition of their transcendent

Amelia.-Let us hear it. But do not imitate the usual powers. The influence of the great German poet upon the literature

custom of men who undertake to defend the ladies: they of bis native country has been very great and is still undiminished. Whatever he wrote is read and studied for its charming genius and frequently begin with praise, and end with censure. originality. The work from which the following is an extract is one

Seyton.–Upon this occasion, however, I do not fear the of the translations made expressly for the series of German Classical perversion of my intention, through the influence of any Works of the “Standard Library.” The translator, R. D. Boylan, evil spirit. A young man once became tenant of a large Esq., is favorably known to the readers of this library especially by hotel which was established in a good situation. Amongst This revision of Schiller's “Don Carlos.'']

the' qualities which recommended a host, he possessed a Seyton. — It is a great pity that private diaries are more than ordinary share of good temper. He was penow so completely out of fashion. Twenty years ago they culiarly fortunate in selecting a pursuit in which he found were in general use, and many persons thought they pos it necessary to devote a considerable portion of the day to sessed a veritable treasure in the record of their daily his home duties. He was neither careful nor negligent, thoughts. I recollect a very worthy lady upon whom this and his own good temper exercised a perceptible influence custom entailed a sad misfortune. A certain governess had over the numerous guests who assembled around him. been accustomed from her earliest youth to keep a regular He had married a young person who was of a quiet, pasdiary, and, in fact, she considered its composition to form sive disposition. She paid punctual attention to her busian indispensable part of her daily duties. She continued ness, was attached to her household pursuits, and loved her the habit when she grew up, and did not lay it aside even husband, though she often found fault with him in secret when she married. Her memorandumns were not looked for his carelessness in money matters. She had a great upon by her as absolute secrets, she had no occasion for love for ready money; she thoroughly comprehended its such mystery, and she frequently read passages from it for value, and understood the advantage of securing a provisthe amusement of her friends and of her husband. But the ion for herself. Devoid of all activity of disposition, she book in its entirety was entrusted to nobody. The account had every tendency to avarice. But a small share of of her husband's attachment had been entered in her diary avarice becomes a woman, however ill extravagance may with the same minuteness with which she had formerly suit her. Generosity is a manly virtue, but parsimony is noted down the ordinary occurrences of the day; and the becoming in a woman. This is the rule of nature, and our entire history of her own affectionate feelings had been de- judgments must be subservient thereto. scribed from their first opening hour until they had ripened Margaret (for such was the name of this prudent personinto a passion, and become at length a rooted habit. Upon age) was very much dissatisfied with her husband's careone occasion this diary accidentally fell in her husband's lessness. Upon occasions when large payments were made way, and the perusal afforded him a strange entertainment. to him by his customers, it was his habit to leave the money He had undesignedly approached the writing-desk upon lying for a considerable time upon the table, and then to which the book lay, and, without suspicion or intention, collect it in a basket, from which he afterwards paid it had read through an entire page which was open before away, without making it up into packages, and without him. He took the opportunity of referring to a few pre- keeping any account of its application. His wife plainly vious and subsequent passages, and then retired with the perceived that, even without actual extravagance, where comfortable assurance that it was high time to discontinue there was such a total want of system, considerable sums the disagreeable amusement."

must be wasted. She was above all things anxious to make Henrietta.—But, according to the wish of my friend, our her husband change his negligent habits, and she became conversation should be confined to good women, and al- | grieved to observe that the small savings which she colready we are turning to those who can scarcely be counted lected and so carefully retained were as nothing in comparamongst the best.

ison with the money that was squandered, and she deterSeyton.—Why this constant reference to bad and good ? | mined, therefore, to adopt a rather dangerous expedient to Should we not be quite as well contented with others as make her husband open his eyes. She resolved to defraud with ourselves, either as we have been formed by nature, or him of as much money as possible, and for this purpose improved by education ?

had recourse to an extraordinary plan. She had observed Armidoro.-I think it would be at once pleasant and use that when he had once counted his money which he alful to arrange and collect a series of anecdotes such as we lowed to remain so long upon the table, he never reckoned have heard narrated, and many of which are founded on it over a second time before putting it away; she therefore real occurrences. Light and delicate traits, which mark rubbed the bottom of a candle-stick with tallow, and then, the characters of men, are well worthy of our attention, apparently without design, she placed it near the spot even though they give birth to no extraordinary adven where the ducats lay exposed, a species of coin for which tures. They are useless to writers of romance, being devoid she entertained a warm partiality. She thus gained posof all exciting interest; and worthless to the tribe of anec session of a few pieces, and subsequently of some other dote-collectors, for they are for the most part destitute of coins, and was soon sufficiently well satisfied with her sucwit and spirit, but they would always prove entertaining to She therefore repeated the operation frequently, and a reader who, in a mood of quiet contemplation, should entertained no scruple about employing such evil means to wish to study the general characteristics of mankind. effect so praiseworthy an object, and she tranquilized her

Sinclair.–Well said. And if we had only thought of so conscience on the subject by the reflection that such a mode praiseworthy a work a little earlier, we might have assisted of abstracting her husband's money could not be termed our friend, the editor of —- by composing a dozen an robbery, as her hands were not employed for the purpose. ecdotes, if not of model women, at least of well-behaved Her secret treasure increased gradually, and soon became personages, to balance his catalogue of naughty ladies. very much greater by the addition of the ready money

Amelia.- I should be particularly pleased with a collec which she herself received from the customers of the hotel, tion of incidents to show how a woman forms the very soul and of which she invariably retained possession.


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She had carried on this practice for a whole year, and Seyton.—But women, as I think, have no reason to comthough she carefully watched her husband, she never had plain on that score. As the world goes, they inherit as reason to believe that his suspicions were awakened, until much as men, if not more, and in my opinion it is a much at length he began to grow discontented and unhappy. more difficult task to become a perfect man than a perfect She induced him to tell her the cause of his anxiety, and

The phrase, “He shall be thy master,” is a learned that he was grievously perplexed. After the last formula characteristic of a barbarous age long since passed payment which he had made of a considerable sum of away. Men can not claim a right to become educated and money, he had laid aside the amount of his rent, and not refined, without conceding the same privilege to women. only this had disappeared, but he was unable to meet the As long as the process continues, the balance is even bedemand of his landlord from any other channel; and as he tween them; but as women are more capable of improvehad always been accustomed to keep his accounts in his ment than men, experience shows that the scale soon turns head, and to write down nothing, he could not possibly un in their favor. derstand the cause of the deficiency.

Armidoro.-There is no doubt that in all civilized nations Margaret reminded him of his great carelessness, cen women in general are superior to men, for where the two sured his thoughtless manner of receiving and paying away sexes exert a corresponding influence over each other, man money, and spoke of his general imprudence. Even his lecomes effeminate, and that is a disadvantage; but when a generous disposition did not escape her remarks; and, in woman acquires any masculine virtue, she is the gainer, for if truth, he had no excuse to offer for a course of conduct the she can improve her own peculiar qualities by the addition of consequences of which he had so much reason to regret. masculine energy, she becomes an almost perfect being.

But she could not leave her husband long in this state of Seyton.--I have never considered the subject so deeply. grievous trouble, more especially as she felt a pride in being But I think it is generally admitted that women do rule able to render him once more happy. Accordingly, to his and must continue to do so, and therefore whenever I begreat astonishment, on his birthday, which she was always come acquainted with a young lady, I always inquire upon accustomed to celebrate by presenting him with something what subjects she exercises her authority, since it must be useful, she entered his private apartment with a basket exercised somewhere. filled with rouleaux of money. The different descriptions Amelia.-And thus you establish the point with which of coin were packed together separately, and the contents

you started ? were carefully endorsed in a handwriting by no means of Seyton.And why not? Is not my reasoning as good as the best. It would be difficult to describe his astonishment that of philosophers in general, who are convinced by their at finding before him the precise sums which he had missed, experience? Active women, who are given to habits of acor at his wife's assurance that they belonged to him. She quisition and saving, are invariably mistresses at home; thereupon circumstantially described the time and the pretty women, at once graceful and superficial, rule in large manner of her abstracting them, confessed the amount societies, whilst those who possess more sound accomplishwhich she had taken, and told also how much she had ments exert their influence in smaller circles. saved by her own careful attention. His despair was now Amelia.- And thus we are divided into three classes. changed into joy, and the result was that he abandoned to Sinclair.-All honorable, in my opinion; and yet those his wife all the duty of receiving and paying away money

three classes do not include the whole sex. There is still a for the future. His business was carried on even more fourth, to which perhaps we had better not allude, that we prosperously than before, although from the day of which may escape the charge of converting our praise into censure. we have spoken, not a farthing ever passed through his Henrietta.—Then we must guess the fourth class. Let us hands. His wife discharged the duty of banker with extraordinary credit to herself; no false money was ever taken, Sinclair.- Well then, the three first classes, were those and the establishment of her complete authority in the whose activity was displayed at home, in large societies, or house was the natural and just consequence of her activity in smaller circles. and care; and, after the lapse of ten years, she and her hus Henrietta.-What other sphere can there be where we can band were in a condition to purchase the hotel for them exercise our activity ? selves.

Sinclair.—There may be many. But I am thinking of Sinclair.–And so all this truth, love, and fidelity ended the reverse of activity. in the wife becoming the veritable mistress. I should like Henrietta.-Indolence! How could an indolent woman to know how far the opinion is just that women have a ten rule? dency to acquire authority.

Sinclair.- Why not? Amelia.-There it is again. Censure, you observe, is Henrietta.-In what manner? sure to follow in the wake of praise.

Sinclair.-By opposition. Whoever adopts such a course, Armidoro.-Favor us with your sentiments on this sub either from character or principle, acquires more authority ject, good Eulalia. I think I have observed in your writings than one would readily think. no disposition to defend your sex against this imputation. Amelia.-I fear we are about to fall into the tone of cen

Eulalia.-In so far as it is a grievous imputation, I should sure so general to men. wish it were removed by the conduct of our sex. But Henrietta.-Do not interrupt him, Amelia. Nothing can where we have a right to authority, we can need no excuse. be more harmless than these mere opinions, and we are the We like authority because we are human. For what else is gainers, by learning what other persons think of us. Now authority, in the sense in which we use it, than a de- | then, for the fourth class, what about it? sire for independence, and for the enjoyment of existence as Sinclair.-I must take the liberty of speaking unreservmuch as possible. This is a privilege which all nen seek edly. The class I allude to does not exist in our country, with determination, but our ambition appears, perhaps, and does not exist in France, because the fair sex, both more objectionable, because nature, usage, and social regu- amongst us and our gallant neighbors, enjoys a proper delations place restraints upon our sex, whilst they enlarge the gree of freedom. But in countries where women are under authority of men. What men possess naturally, we have restraint and debarred from sharing in public amusements, to acquire, and property obtained by a laborious struggle | the class I speak of is numerous. In a neighboring country will always be more obstinately held than that which is in there is a peculiar name, by which ladies of this class are herited.

invariably designated. E.


Henrietta.-You must tell us the name; we can never careful instruction. A children's class will also be organguess names.

ized for the illustration of teaching by the natural method. Sinclair.- Well I must tell you, they are called roguish. Persons will be admitted to the school at any time, but it is Henrietta.-A strange appellation.

extremely desirable that all should be present from the Sinclair.-Some time ago you took great interest in read- beginning. ing the speculations of Lavater upon physiognomy; do you Instruction will be given in German by Prof. J. H. remember nothing about roguish countenances in his book? Worman, A. M., of New York; in French by Prof. A.

Henrietta.--It is possible, but it made no impression upon Lalande, of Kentucky; in classical and ecclesiastical Latin me. I may perhaps have construed the word in its ordinary by Prof. Henry Lummis, A.M., of Massachusetts; in Hellensense, and read on without noticing it.

istic Greek and Hebrew by Rev. Dr. James Strong, of MadSinclair.-It is true, that the word “roguish” in its or ison, N. J.; in Anglo-Saxon and English literature by Prof. dinary sense is usually applied to a person who, with ma W. D. McClintock, of Kentucky. licious levity, turns another into ridicule; but in its present 111.—THE CHAUTAUQUA TEACHERS' RETREAT. sense it is meant to describe a young lady, who, by her in It is the aim of the Chautauqua Teachers' Retreat to stimdifference, coldness, and reserve-qualities which attach to ulate and quicken teachers by a series of conversations unher as a disease-destroys the happiness of one upon whom der the general direction of competent instructors. she is dependent. We meet with examples of this every Three classes of subjects are discussed in the Teachers' where; sometimes even in our own circle. For instance, Retreat: 1. The Biographical Centers, or, The Study of the when I have praised a lady for her beauty, I have heard it Great Educators. 2. The Philosophy of Education, with said in reply, “Yes, but she is a bit of a rogue." I even re definitions of important terms, psychological and pedagogmember a physician saying to a lady who complained of ical. 3. Methods of Management and Instruction, growing the anxiety she sufiered about her maid-servant, "My dear out of the true philosophy of education. Teachers attendmadam, the girl is somewhat of a rogue, and will give a ing the Retreat have an opportunity of witnessing, for a deal of trouble."

limited number of times, the processes employed in the ChauAmelia rose from her seat and left the apartment.

tauqua School of Languages. Instruction will be given in Henrietta.–That seems rather strange.

rhetoric by the Hon. J. W. Dickinson, Secretary of the Sinclair.-I thought so too, and I therefore took a note of Massachusetts Board of Education. Prof. William H. Niles, the symptoms, which seem to mark a disease half moral of the Institute of Technology, Boston, will give a series of and half physical, and framed an essay which I entitled, practical talks on “Geography; How to Teach It," with two "A Chapter on Rogues," and as I meant it to form a portion or more popular illustrated lectures on the "Origin of Mounof a work on general anthropological observations, I have tain Scenery," "The Glaciers of the Alps," "Holland and kept it by me hitherto.

its People," etc. Prof. Frank Beard, of Syracuse UniverHenrietta.—But you must let us see it, and if you know sity, will give a course of lessons in art. Edward A. Spring, any interesting anecdotes to elucidate your meaning of the sculptor, of Perth Amboy, N. J., will conduct the School of word “rogue,they must find a place in our intended col- Sculpture and Modeling. Prof. W. D. Bridge, of New lection of novels.

Haven, Conn., will give a series of lessons in standard Armidoro.—(Coming from the cabinet to which he had phonography. Prof. J. T. Edwards, of Randolph, N. Y., frequently retired). Your wish is accomplished. I know will give a series of practical talks on “Physical Science in the motive of our friend, the editor of the work. I have the School-room.” Instruction will be given during the taken down the heads of our conversation upon this paper. / “Retreat” in elocution and in music. I will arrange the draft, and if Eulalia will kindly promise

IV.-ATTRACTIONS. to impart to the whole that spirit of charming animation There is no summer resort on the continent where teachers which she possesses, the graceful tone of the work, and per and students in the specialties can enjoy such rare combihaps also its contents, will in some measure expiate the of nations of rest, recreation and instruction as at Chautauqua. fence of the artist for his ungallant attack.

The surroundings give added charm to the exercises of Henrietta.-I can not blame your officious friendship, the School of Languages and the Teachers' Retreat. The Armidoro, but I wish you had not taken notes of our con nieetings are held in halls and temples delightfully located ver-ation; it is setting a bad example. Our intercourse to in the groves of grand old trees on the edge of the lake. gether has been quite free and unrestrained, and nothing Here the student enjoy's lovely mornings, unrivaled sunsets, can be worse than that our unguarded conversation should moonlight nights. In the several parks are rustic seats and be overheard and written down, perhaps even printed for beautifui fountains. At night the grounds are illuminated the amusement of the public.

by the electric light. The advantages of the annual Assem

bly may be enjoyed by the students of the School of LanCHAUTAUQUA-1882.

guages and of the Teachers' Retreat. The Assembly opens as the Retreat closes. The School of Languages continues till

nearly the close of the Assembly. Among the attractions The Annual Meetings at Chautauqua will begin Saturday, of the Assembly are superior lectures in literature, history, July 8, 1882, with the “Chautauqua School of Languages" science, and art, by men of national, and often of world(lasting six weeks) and the “ Teachers' Retreat" lasting wide, reputation. The music at Chautauqua is always fine, three weeks). The “ Public Meetings" will open Saturday, Cornetists, violinists, choice vocalists, and a chorus choir, July 8. The “Assembly" proper will begin on Tuesday, with a new, powerful chorus-organ built by George H. August 1, and continue until August 21.

Ryder & Co., of Boston, are among the promised attracII.--THE CHAUTAUQUA SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES. tions. This year we are to be favored during a part of the It is the object of the Chautauqua Normal School of Lan Assembly with the presence of the "Royal Hand-bell Ringers guages to make teachers familiar with the natural method and Glee-men, of London, England," Duncan S. Miller, of teaching both ancient and modern languages; to jllus- Esq., Conductor. The illuminated fleet, camp-fires, chiltrate other methods, and to increase popular interest in dren's bon-fires, museums, and concerts, minister to the dephilological studies.

light and profit of all who attend the Chautauqua meetings. While the School of Languages is especially designed for Recreation and instruction are furnished by the old-time teachers, other persons will be welcome, and will receive "debating society” and by "spelling matches," Saturday


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