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AUGUSTE COMTE ...81, 321, 401
EPOCH MEN:
Hon, Robert Boyle

161
IN MEMORIAM 1867

113
THE CONDUCT OF THE UNDER-
STANDING....

241
THE PHILOSOPHY OF POLITICS 1

288
288

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DEBATES.
HISTORY:-
Has the Papacy been Beneficial to

the World?
Affirmative Articles.

.35, 428
Negative Articles...

..41, 432
LITERATURE:-
Is Carlyle or Macaulay the Greater

Writer?
Carlyle.......... 32, 177, 257, 260, 352
Macaulay........

..22, 180, 261, 267, 359
POLITICS:-
Is a Conservative Superior to a Whig

Ministry?
Affirmative Articles..... .48, 185, 193

Negative Articles .......110, 191, 196
RELIGION:-
Is Ritualism Consistent with, or Un-

necessary to the Advancement

of True Christianity?
Consistent .. 14, 100, 214, 340, 343, 420

Unnecessary 17, 105, 217, 345, 347, 422
Can Independency and Orthodoxy

Co-exist?
Affirmative Articles

203, 270, 435
Negative Articles ... 206, 277, 438
TOILING UPWARD:-

Brewster, Sir D., K.H., &c. 368, 449
Perry, James, Journalist

58
Thorvaldsen, Sculptor

127
THE ESSAYIST:-
Debating Societies

139
Selfishnesss

279
The Culture of Being

52
“Upward!

48
Was Shakspere a Scholar ?

442
POETIC CRITIQUE:-
Forward and Onward!

290
Lines on a Father's Death

291
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

289
Pericles

289

Poetic CRITIQUE (continued) :-
Sabbath Morn, Tbe

292
True Greatness..

290
Violet, The...

294
What is Truth?

293
Wish of a Dying Child, The..

World is Wide, The..
THE REVIEWER:-
Appeal, The

66
Arber's, E., English Reprints

142, 301
Atkinson's, W. B., Poems

65
Austria a Constitutional State

302
Battle of the Two Philosophies 223
Blaikie 's, Rev. W.G., D.D., Counsel

and Cheer for the Battle of Life 66
British Workman

66
Chureb, The ...
Cooper's, J. A., F.R.S.L., A Time for
Thought ::

68
Debater's Handbook

458
Glance at the Commons and Open
Spaces near London

66
Jerrum's, C. S., Formation of Tenses
in the Greek Verb

144
Latimer's Sermon on the Ploughers 301
Milton's Areopagitica

142
Notes and Queries

302
Old Jonathan

66
Ormond's, W., Hour with H. N.

Barnet; and Poetry of Life, &c. .. 65
Philosophy of Evangelicism. 456
Sketch of a Philosophy, A.

376
Stirling's, Dr. J. H., Essays, &c. 380
Sunday School Senior Class..

458
Whately, Life and Correspondence of 219
Whately, Memoirs of

219
Words of Comfort for Parents Be-
reaved of Little Children

456
Wyld's, R. S., The Philosophy of the
Senses...

296
Wyld's, R. S., The World as Dynami-
cal and Immaterial

296
LACONICS :-
Buckle's Creed...

145
Christ the Truth

367
Debating Societies

47
Look at Both Sides

145
On the Search for Truth

285
Personal Appearance of Mahomet 109
Sir John Brown

141
Sleep

126
Time works Wonders ..............

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PAGE THE INQUIRER (continued):- Q. Macbeth, Act iii., sc. 4 ......

231311,470 Marriage Ceremony

231

470 “ Mathematical Genius 393 Milton a Unitarian

310 Murray, Lindley..

231 396 Mythology of the Classics 75 393 New Testament Greek

310 311 Penny Readings.....

75 393 Pestalozzian Teaching.. 76 394 Public School Latin Grammar 75 393 Robertson, F. W.

310

397 Science Debates

310

319 Scotch Prayers

75

394 Shakspere Society..

75 Statesmen Living

231 395,470 Sunday School Union

75 152 Truth, The Test of..

152 Unitarianism

310

OUR COLLEGIATE COURSE:-
LITERATURE OF ENGLAND: Bio.

graphical, Chonological, Critical,
&c :-
Imaginative Writers (1600—1700) 70,306,

446
STUDIES IN ENGLISH LITERATURE:--
Milton's Minor Poeins :-
At a Solemn Music

228 L'Allegro

303, 389, 459 On the Death of a Fair Infant .. 147 On Time...

146 Song on May Morning

69 THE TOPIC :Does the Army afford Fair Induce

ments to Enlistment? Affirmative .... 73; Negative .... 74 If Education is made Compulsory,

ought it also to be Gratuitous ? Affirmative.... 227 ; Negative.... 227 Ought the Members of the House of

Commons to be Increased ?

Affirmative.... 308; Negative.... 309 THE INQUIRER:

A, Arnold Butler's “ Analogy".

76 Channing, W.E.

231 395 Comte and Kant.....

310

471 Comte, Auguste

231 232 Croly, Rev. George

310 471 Debating Societies in London 393 Education

75 152,394 Geography, Physical..

75 152,394 Geometrical Exercises ...... 75 152 German Authors

152 German Dictionaries.... 152, 310 232 Herder's Life Histories, Condensed ..... 152 231,232 Jacotot's System.....

76 394 Kant and Comte..

310 Kant's Works

152 395 Law Studies....

76 Lay Preaching.

231 Lexicon Learning .

397

393

SOCIETIES' SECTION :-
Dublin Athenæum

79
Gladstone, W.E., on Sir W. Scott.. 233
Huxley, Professor H. T., on Liberal
Education

153 REPORTS OF MUTUAL IMPROVE

MENT AND DEBATING SOCIE.

TIES:
Ayr Young Men's Association 317
British Literary Union

385
Edinburgh Dialectic Society .. 398
Edinburgh Dunfermline Literary
Society

318 Edinburgh Young Men's Christian Association

397
Hawarden Literary Instilution.... 233
Kyneton, Australia, Young Men's
Association

313
Roundabout Society
South London Working Men's
College

153, 316 Subjects Suitable for Debate, 77, 157,

238, 318 LITERARY Notes, 80, 159, 239, 319, 472

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