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CONTENTS OF VOLUME VI. AND VII.

INDEX FOR 1852_VOL. VI & VII. | Death is silent. David and Jona-

tlan,

412-517

American Scenery, Headley, Page 44 Daily Routine in the Life of Louis

A Thrilling Sketch, B. E. Teitt, 56 XIV.

551

A Grand Archæological Discovery,

58 Encounter with an Ice-herg,

35

Alvars Happy.

91 Einployment, Elitorial Miscellania, 38-45
A Ney Portrait of Cicero,

122 | Elitorial Mi cellania, 149-190-286-433
An Imnortant Discovery,
123 Editorial Notices,

480-528

A (lond on Chamonni.

134 | Eve that bennieth. Extracts, 105-127

A Father's Adrice to his Son,

139 Elizabeth Barrett Browning

160

Art Trens'ires in the Tiber,

159 | Early Musical Education in Germany, 252

A Model Traveler,

166 English Luxuriousness,

263

A Glance at Irish History,

173 Education of Woman,

369-392

A Life Picture,

03 / External objuets, Embalming, 385-415
Alfred the Great-Address by J.

Extravag 'nt use of Language,

468

C.B.,

250-276 Early Culture.

526

A Few Thoughts-A Revery in Flowers of the heart,

335

Spring,

311-12 Females in Russia,

442

Act Fell pour part,
320 Girard College, Geology,

30-99
A Test of Benevolence,

364 | Great objects obtained by little things, 118

A Mother's Love-Anonst,

374-321 Gilboa, Geological Agencies, 151-227

An Ernption of the Great Geiser, 420 Geology. Genius, Talent and Enter-
Among Strangers,

431
| prise,

261-295
Amusing Cure for Drunkenness, 439 Grand section of C. of T. of Ohio, 518
Atmospheric Pbenomena,
447 Giuseppe Garibaldi,

553
Autnmn,

493-499
A Hint for Young Mothers,

507
Henry W. Longfellow,

60

Autumn Winds and Flowers,

Hunting an Alligator,

229

Bishan Heher-Benevolence,

21-68

Home and Woman,

232

Broodding Places in Falkland,

Hope on, Hope ever. Health, 236-238

Beautiful Thoughts,

319

Harmony, Home,

313-404

Beautiful Sentiment,

Hold thou me up,

540

Barnes on the Maine Law,

464 Heart Memories,

549

Bops in City and Country,
506 In the Dewy Hours of slumber,

24
Birody Run,

510 | Injuvlicious Education. It is well, 4-590

Biographical Sketch,

553 | I mean to be a man. Influence, 163-177

Beantiful Extract,

557 | It is not all of life to live,

203

Carlyle on the Opera,

89 Influence of Woman,

231

Correct Thyself. Come this way

I see beay:iful objects,

400

Father,

125-140 Intellect. I do so love pictures, 430-437

California. Chinese in California, 328-331 Instinctive Knowledge of Insects, 502
Commerre. Customs of Norway, 346-363 Influence of Example,

522
Corrupt Ambition,
440 Japan, Jrremy Taylor,

10-27 X
Carry a thing through,

450 Jeptha's Daughter, James Montgome-

Changes of Time. Curiosities of

ry,

110-111

Great Men,

510-511 Jugurtha,

486

Chat about the Seasons.
513 Light Literature of America,

221
Difficoltr. Don Mannal Godoy, 8-39 Light, Little Fairy Thing, 251-266
Discovery of the River Amazin, 69 Letter from Turkey,

307

Destiny of the Anglo-Saxon Rare, 71 | Larning to spell, Lizzie in the Mill.

Detraction. Dr. Clark and his wife, 155-185 |

410-422

Diligence in doi g good. Dreams, 269-317 ) Library of Congress, Lif..'s Decline, 431-475
Lant step there, Difficulty, 369-401 Love and Philosophy, Lives, 492-516

515

435

215

236

255

Living Spirit Musings,

558 | The Young Man's Counsellor,

Meteorology, Minisiering Angels, 18-33/ The Wife of Byron,

Moral Aspects of Sciety,

102 The Child of Genius,

Ministering Spirits,

137 Tribute of Madame De Strel, 1o Neckar,
Motive l'ower of Niagara,

143 The Republicanisni of Literature,

Marsbal Ney's Death scene,

160 | Thougbts on Reading,

Martha Washington,

165 The Ottoman Empire,

Man and the Atinosphere,

427 | The First Snow on the Catskill,

Mental Improvement,

433-497-537 | The Poetry of Chemistry,

Men's Fuod, Mechanics,

441-444 Two Homes in 1848,

Modern Jerusalem,

445 The Mischief Maker,

92

Mauna Loa in Action,

454 ] That Vale in New England,

106

Money the Root of all evil,

485 The Gentle Streamlet,

106

Makes no Difference,

501 | The Electric Telegraph,

126

Mountain Scenery,

515 The Bride's Error and Wife's Correction, 129

541 | The Rise of the Papal Power,

Mental Improvement,

537 | The Human Hair Magnified,

139

New Year's night of the unfortunate 44 The Surrender of Hungary,

152

New Books,

48 The Philosophy of History,

153

Notes from France,

161 The Mississippi unlike other Rivers, 168

Niagara, Nature's l'eachings, 192-318 | The Secret of Literary Success, 173

Note the Briglit lours ouly,

362 True Heroisin

187

Night Air,

381 | The Study of the Past

193

Oar leiblic,

274-239 The Star of Hope

205

Our Brie Bird's second Wife, 350 The decline of Papal Power

Origin of the Rothschilds

510 The Maine Law

220

Practical Wisdom, Phenomena of The Counsel of Woman

223

Thought,

102-107 | The Omnipresence of God

233

Pictures on the Wall,

160 The Truant Poud

Progress of Civilization,

205 The Contrast

239

Practical Hints. Purity,

266-273 The Late Sledge Expeditions

Physiology of Plants,

452 The Great Polar Ocean

256

Poveriy and Debt,

513 The great American Desert

260

Personal Narrative,

524 | The music of a peaceful beart

264

Robert Emmett,

97 The Sicilian Vespers

269

Rest at Twilight Hour,

239 The Maine Law–True anecdote of the

Rome. Reading,

265-335 last century

272

Remarkable l'oynge in the air, 365 The life of an Editor

285

Religious Toleration,

383 The Kentucky Forger

Rev. Thomas Spencer,

386 The Celtic Race, -The Mælstrom 303

Rural Aspeci of England,

524 The known and unknown

305

Right use of Time,

529 The Fate of a Learned Man

318

Sacred Music,

20 The Bison, The Husband Present 351-353

33 The Child of Juilgement

388

Should the Theatre be encouraged, 85 | The relation of Science to Poetry

Song of the Siren,

117) Temperature. The Alpine Horn 409-392

Sick room Musings,

122 | The Printing art. The Climate of
Scipio's Dream, Prof. Whedon, 145 Country

416-417

Strength of the will,

160 / The Chemistry of Nature and Art.

Stothard the Painter,

254 Telegraph in Europe

Sketches of Newport, Selections, 299-304 The Rapids of the St. Lawrence 443

Shakspeare, Bunyan and Burns, 308 | True Destination of Philosophy 461

Song of the Icebriate's Bride, 312 The Dream of Columbus

472

Singular Discorery in Egypt,

318, There is a Tide in the affairs of men 481

Social Life in Europe,

323 The Christian's Death Bed

495

Sectarianism and Practical Religion, 826 The Character of St. Paul. The

Sabbath of our Freedom,

337) Ocean

496-500

Shells. Sacredness of Tears, 368-424 Vagaries of the Imagination,

14

Strasbury Cathedral. Shelley, 450-508 William and Mary Howiti

325

Scottish Perseverance. Sympathy, 509-516 Wisdom a necessary adjuvet, &c. 413

Selections,

541-559-560 Woman's Early Task

The Influence o? Christianity on Hu Walks about Liverpool

531

man Freedom, K. 1). Kiichell,

i Webster on Evidence of Christianity 544

The Young Mariner's Death,

24. Womaus Missivo.

558

30L

Sisera,

426

431

474

MONTHLY LITERARY MISCELLANY. :.

VOL. VI.

DETROIT, JANUARY 1, 1852.

No. I.

For the Monthly Literary Miscellany.
THE INFLUENCE OF CHRISTIANITY ON HUMAN FREEDOM.

BY REV. H. D. KITCHEL.

The records of History prior to the com- , In all those four thousand years, the docing of Christ, are simply the chronicles of trine was growing up and entrenching itself despotism; and the best method of estimat- in all the thoughts and ways of the world, ing the influence of Christianity on civil that government was a divine gift to a ruling freedom will be by a comparison of the few, for their own behoof; and as to all present with the past.

| these teeming millions of mere human creaLook back, then, over the condition of the tures, these were simply so much raw mateancient world. Consider what manner of rial wherewith the kingly few might work policy prevailed in the governments of the out for themselves a name and a glory in the earth. What was the aim of Civil Govern- earth. One after another the great empires ment? What did it accomplish through all of the ancient time realized this theory.-those ages of the world's minority ?-what They had no People. The princely and the did it even aim to accomplish for the People servile were the only classes. The Egypti

-for the millions whom it held under its an, the Assyrian, the Persian and the Macesway? In all that tract of ages you search donian-which of these ever estimated the in vain for a single instance, in which that, common sort of man as anything nobler than which is now seen to be the true end of gov- a toiling, fighting, tribute-paying animal ? ernment among men, was recognized and it was only apparently better in Greece, or porsued! The good of the governed, the in the so-styled republican age of Rome; comfort, the elevation, the just rights of for when you penetrate beneath their fair those myriads who stood on the lower levels forms and sounding names, you find almost of humanity-where and when, before the as little of genuine liberty, in the sense of Christian era, were these ever sincerely pro- practical popular freedom, as in the veriest posed as its great end by any ruling power ? despotisms. The Free People of Athens One instance may be named; but it is one was a certain, yery limited aristocracy, not, marked with peculiarities that set it broadly by any means, the mass of the citizens. Cer. eside from the inquiry. I refer to the He- tain select and refined classes had rights and brew Theocracy in which God became him- franchises, but humanity had not yet risen self the Ruler of men. But this exception to stand on its own intrinsic dignity. And stands alone Governments had wholly an- in Rome it was not so well as in more refinother purpose in view than that of the prac-ed and cultivated Greece. tical benefit of the people. It was not even Thas you search the ancient world in discovered as yet, that there was a People vain. Genuine liberty, as a popular attainin the question, having any place or existencement was not yet known. That was a Chrisas a party in the matter of government Stian discovery. The People, as a party to

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