tween literature and science. Changes in legal reasosning, and the causes of it. Theology, its trials, its virtues, and its lieterature. - - 102
Physicians and clergymen, the same for many years. The early physicians and
surgeons. The diseases they had to contend with; periods of the preva-
lence of the small pox. Thomas Thatcher 's book. Robert Child . Ger-
shorn Bulkley . Dr. Douglass ; work. Dr. Boylston . Botanists; Catesby
and Clayton, Dudley, and others. Hippocrates' description of a quack:
The physicians who figured as officers in the revolutionary war. The
heads of medical schools; Rush , Middleton , Warren , Dexter , Waterhouse ,
Smith , and others. Character of Dr. Holyoke , his great age and wonder-
ful serenity of mind. Slight notices of several historians and biographers.
Medical writers, and those who have touched both history and fiction.
Periodicals, newspapers, &c. The disposition of the English softening
towards our writers, and the country generally. 118
A general description of poetry and its uses. A succinct view of English
poetry from its early dawn in the twelfth century , to the time of Shakspeare ,
or to the time this country was settled. American poetry and poets.
John Smith . Poetry of Morton 's New-England Memorial. Hooker 's,
Norton's, Woodbridge 's elegiack verses. Bradford 's, Elliot 's, Wiggles-
worth 's labours. Thomas Makin 's verse, and Wolcott 's, with
anonymous ballads, and love-lorn elegies. Green , Byles , Osborn , God-
frey , and Pratt . 139
The state of American poetry at the commencement of the revolution.
Hopkins , Dwight , Barlow , Humphreys , Hopkinson , Trumbull , Freneau .
Sewell , Linn . Lathrop , Paine , Prentiss , Boyd , Clifton , Isaac Story , Allen ,
Osborn , Spence , Brainard . A prepared supplement to Gray 's Elegy.
Reason for not mentioning living poets. Change of opinion on the possi-
bility of uniting ornament with strength in our prose writing. Our own
country as good for poetry as any other, and our own citizens as poeti-
The fine arts of a later growth than poetry; the causes. The artists who
were born or flourished in America . Smybert , Copley , West , Johnson ,
Hancock . Stuart , a portrait. Malbone. Trumbull , a short memoir. De-
scription of his four pictures, the property of the United States . Stan-
dard painting. Engraving. Sculpture. 189
The faculty of speech the prerogative of man; and eloquence at all times his
boast. The eloquence of Aaron. Its uses in all times and nations. In-
dian history is full of the passion for eloquence. The Winnebagoes; their
speeches. The eloquence of Tecumseh. The varieties of eloquence.
First, second, and third orders of public speaking. The great opportunities
in our free country for becoming good speakers; the pulpit, the bar, and