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ENTERED according to act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty six, by RUSSELL, SHATTUCK & Company, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

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INDEX.

EXPLANATORY PREFACE.
Reason for its being written,

.1
First Principle of Human Culture,..
© Mr. Alcott's application of it........

2
Reasons why External Nature should not be the first department of

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...9-10

Practicableness of children's studying their Inward Nature,..

.5
Facility of the young mind in apprehending the Infinite,
The first Cause,......

5
Mr. Alcott's teaching not intended to be dogmatic,.

..6
Avenue to Inward Nature through languagegooooo

.6
Self-Analysis ; its dangers and advantages,..

.7-8
Study of Christ,
Pre-existence,

.11-12
Moral effects of the Study of Inward Nature,

..13
Moral Discipline, ....

..13, 14, 15, 16
Mr. Alcott's success,.....

.17, 18, 19
Principle of questionable methods,.

19_20
Attention the first principle of intellectual life,,
Moral source of attention,...

.20-21
True object of the Intellect can be made its first object,.

.21
Influences of External Nature not undervalued,.

21
Illusions on the subject of Natural Sciences,

22-23
Preparation for the study of Natural Science,..

24-25
Use of Biography; of journals ; of the study of native tongue,...26-27
Study of books,

.27-28
English Grammar,

..28, 29, 30
Geography,..

.30, 31, 32, 33
Latin,.....

.34, 35, 36, 37

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Arithmetic,..
Geometry,
English Composition,..
What is cultivation of the Imagination?.
What place it should hold in Education,

.37-38

38
.38, 39, 40

.41
41-42

CHAP. I. Plans.
Idea of the School room,.

.1
First day,..

.2
Second day,

.3
Education of the Eye,

.6
Writing,
First discipline,.

7

8
Philosophy of Expression,..
Creation of the Caterpillar,'

.9
Specimen of Class Reading,.

.14
Mr. Alcott's views of reading,.

.17
Good books,....

.18

.20
Effects,
Methods of Discipline,

.21
[dea of Punishment,..
False impressions on this subject of Mr. Alcott's views and practice,...25

CHAP. II. : JOURNAL.
Plan of it,......

......26
The illustration of words 27. 30. 35. 41. 49. 51. 54. 59. 67. 74. 78. 83. 90.

99. 117.
Journal writing,

29
Value of thoughts,

.31
Teaching young children how to study,

33
What is a word ?

36
Mr. Pinkney's · Evergreens,'

..37
Parsing lessons,..

.39, 42, 51, 57
Example of Christ,.

.41
Bible lessons,

.42, 86
Fires in the mind,..

..53
Mr. Ware's' lines to a child,'.

..55
Reading to the youngest class,

..57
Use of Faerie Queene,.

.58, 97
Truth,

..59

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..60
61

:.62

.63
.66
.69
.70

71
.72
.76
.77

Pilgrim Fathers,
Imagination,..

Adam and the Seraph,'.
Angel of Day,
Suffering for the bad,.
Thoughts,...
Pride,
Pilgrim's Progress,
Play,
Feruling,
Stealing,..
Mr. Pickering's 'I thought it slept,
Review ......
Metaphors,
Birth day blessing,
Playing truant,
Wordsworth's Ode,.
Castle of Indolence,.
• Flag of the brave,'
Philosophy of Punishment,.
A little boy's advice,....
Who do you love best?

.79

..88
.100
.102
.104
..108
.111
.112
..115

.118

.119

.120

122
.123

.125

CHAP. III. ANALYSIS OF A Human Being.
Conversation which suggested this exercise,. ....
Plan of it,....
Love,
FAITH,
OBEDIENCE,
CONSCIENCE,
The Voice of Conscience,
Will,
APPETITES,
THE AFFECTIONS,.
ASPIRATION,
IMAGINATION,
JUDGMENT,
Insight,
GENERAL SURVEY OF THE ANALYSIS,.

. 129
.131
134
.135
.143
.145
.148
. 153
.. 155

.. 158

.163

CHAP. IV. CONCLUSION.
Reasons why the chapter on General Principles is left out,..........163
A conversation held in a Sunday School, on the Nature of the soul,..169
Remarks on it......

.169

NEW APPENDIX.
Order of exercises in school, in the winter of 1835-6,.
Journal of the same winter from the diary of a little girl,.
Extracts from the journal of a boy ten years old,
Extracts from the journal of a boy eleven years old,

.176
..177-190
.191-194
.194—198

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