Freshmen. May 15. Lat. & Engl. exercises cont. Common arithm. reviewed. First term.

Decimal arithmetic. Three months.


Second term. Three months.

The same.

Fractions and extract. roots.
Equations, simple & quadrat.
Euclid, first six books.

January. Logic with Metaphysics.
Third term.
Four months.

Euclid a second time,

Logarithmical arithmetic. Reniarks. N. B. At leisure Hours dis

putation begun.

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January. Viz. Compend of Ethics. Viz. gener. propert. of body. Third term.

Mechanic powers. Four months.


Pneumatics. Remarks. N.B. Disputation continued. N. B. Declamation and

public speaking continued.

Seniors. May 15.

Fi'st term.
Three months.

Ethics continued.

Light and Colours.

Optics, &c.

Natural and civil Law.

Second term. Tinee months.

Introduction to civil History. Astronomy.
-ro Laws and Government. Nat. Hist. of Vegetables.
-to Trade and Commerce.

of Animals.

January Review of the whole.
Third ierin.
Four months.

Exam. for Degree of B. A.

Of Fossils.
Of Agriculture.

N. B. Thro' all the years, the French language may be studied at leisure hours.

this year.


PRIVATE HOURS. FIRST YEAR. Classical & rhetoric. studies Books recommended for im.

proving the youth in the LECTURE III. various branches. Freshmen. May 15, Homer's Iliad.

Spectator, Rambler, &c. First term.

for the improvement of style, Three months. Juvenal.

and knowledge of life.

Barrow's Lecture's. Par. Second term. Pindar.

die's Geometry. Maclaurin's Three months. Cicero, select parts. Algebra. Ward's Mathema. Livy resumed.

tics. Keil's Trigonometry.

Watts' Logic, and Supple. January. Thucydides, or


Locke on Human Third term. Euripides.

Understanding. Hutcheson's Four months. Well's Dionysius. Metaphysics. Varenius's Ge

ography. Remarks. N. B. Some afternoons Watts' Ontology and Esto be spared for declamation says. King de Orig. Mali,

with Law's Notes. John

son's Elem. Philosophy. SECOND YEAR. Introduction to rhetoric. Vossius. Bossu. Pere Bo. Juniors. May 15. Longinus, critically. hours. Dryden's Essays and First term.

Prefaces. Spence on Pope's Three months.

Odyssey. Trapp's Prælect. Horace's Art Poet. critically Poet. Dionysius Halicarn. Second term. Aristot. Poet. &c. critically. Demetrius Phalereus. Stra. Three months. Quintilian, select parts.

dæ Prolusiones.

Patoun's Navigation. GreCOMPOSITION begun. gory's Geometry.-

on Forti.

tication. Simson's Conic Sec. January Cicero pro Milone. tions. Maclaurin's and EmerThird term.

son's Fluxions. Palladio by Four months. Demosthenes pro Ctesiphon. Ware.

Helsham's Lectures. Grave. Remarks. N. B. During the applica-sande. Cote's Hydrostatics.

tion of the rules of these fa- Desaguliers. Muschenbroek. mous orations, imitations of Keil's Introduction. Martin's them are to be attempted on Philosophy. Sir Isaac New. the model of perfect elo- ton's Pniloscphy. Maclauquence.

rin's View of ditto. Rohault

per Clarke.

THIRD YEAR Epicteti Enchiridion. Puttendorf by Barbeyrac.
Seniors. May 15. Cicero de Officiis. Cumberland de Leg. Sidney.
First term.
Tusculan Quæst.

Harrington. Seneca. Hutche. Three months. Memorabilia Xenoph. Greek son's Works. Locke on Go.

vernment. Hooker's Polity. Second term. Patavii Rationar. Temporum Scaliger de Emendacione Three months. Plato de Legibus.

Temporum. Preceptor. Le Grotius de Jure, B. & P. Clerc's Compend of History.

|--Gregory's Astronomy. ForJanuary. Afternoons of this third rescue on Laws. N. Bacon's Third term.

term, for composition and Discourses. My lord Bacon's Four months. declamation on moral and Works. Locke on Coin. Da.

physical subjects. -Philoso-venant. Gee's Compend Ray phy acts heid.

Derham. Spectacie de la Nature. Religious Philosopher.

-Holy Bible, to be read daily from the beginning, and now to supply the deficiencies lot the whole.

Concerning the foregoing plan, it is to be remarked that life itself being too short to attain a perfect acquaintance with the whole circle of the sciences, nothing can be proposed by any scheme of collegiate education, but to lay such a general foundation in all the branches of literature, as may enable the youth to perfect themselves in those particular parts, to which their business, or genius, may afterwards lead them; and scarce any thing has more obstructed the advancement of sound learning, that a vain imagi. nation, that a few years, spent at college, can render youth such absolute masters of science, as to absolve them from all future study.

Those concerned in the management of this seminary, as far as their influence extends, would wish to propagate a contrary doctrine; and though they flatter themselves that, by a due execution of the foregoing plan, they shall enrich their country with many minds, that are liberally accomplished, and send out none that may justly be denominated barren, or unimproved; yet they hope, that the youth committed to their care, will neither at college, nor afterwards, rest satisfied with such a general knowledge, as is to be acquired from the public lectures and exercises. They rather trust that those, whose taste is once formed for the acquisition of solid wisdom, will think it their duty and most rational satisfaction, to accomplish themselves still farther, by manly perseverance in private study and meditation.

To direct them in this respect, the last column contains a choice of approved writers in the various branches of literature, which will be easily understood

when once a foundation is laid in the books to be used as classics, under the several lectures. For these books will not be found in this last column, which is only meant as a private library, to be consulted occasionally in the lectures, for the illustration of any particular part; and to be read afterwards, for completing the whole.

In the disposition of the parts of this scheme, a principal regard has been paid to the connexion and subserviency of the sciences, as well as to the gradual opening of young minds. Those parts are placed first which are suited to strengthen the inventive faculties, and are instrumental to what follows. Those are placed last, which require riper judgment, and are more immediately connected with the main business of life.

In the mean time, it is proposed that they shall never drop their acquaintance with the classic sages. They are every day called to converse with some one of the ancients, who, at the same time that he charms with all the beauties of language, is generally illustrating that particular branch of philosophy or science, to which the other hours of the day are devoted. Thus, by continually drawing something from the most admired masters of sentiment and expression, the taste of youth will be gradually formed, to just criticism, and masterly composition.

For this reason, composition, in the strict meaning of the term, cannot well be begun at an earlier period than is proposed in the plan. The knowledge of Mathematics is not more necessary, as an introduction to natural philosophy, than an acquaintance with the best ancient and modern writers, especially the critics, is to just composition; and, besides this, the topics or materials are to be supplied, in a good measure, from moral and natural philosophy.

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Thus, it is hoped, the student may be led through a scale of easy ascent, till finally rendered capable of thinking, writing, and acting well; which are the grand objects of a liberal education. At the end of every term, some time is allowed for recreation, or bringing up slower geniuses.

No doubt, those who compare this plan with what is laid down in the preceding essay, will think the term of three years too scanty a period for the execution of every thing here proposed. And it must be acknowledged that a longer period would be necessary. But circumstances must always be regarded in the execution of every plan; and the reason of confining the execution of this to the term of three years hath been mentioned in the postscript to the former number.




- Three Philosophy Schools. The Provost and Vice-provost.

S The Professor of Languages, College. Latin and Greek Schools.

{3 Tutors, a writing-master, &c. Students and scholars in this part about


SThe Professor of English and English School.

Oratory, with one Assistant Acade

and a Writing-master. my: School for practical branches Ş The Professor of Mathemaof Mathematics.

tics. Scholars in this part about

90 Charity

School for Charity Boys. One Master and one Assistant.

School for Charity Girls. One Mistress.
Scholars in this part


In all, 310

• See the foregoing number of this appendix.

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