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When the children are prepared to leave the Infant Department, they shall be placed any time not exceeding one month, under a judicous discerning Inspector, [Vice-president,] who, after having received the reports of the Professors in the Infant Department, and made strict inquiry concerning them, may, by careful observation, and actual trial, be able to decide whether the talents of each, (rising at least to full mediocrity,) merit a regular Collegiate course. If the decision be favourable, the pupil shall enter the Grammar Department, and from his 10th to his 14th year, study the Latin and Greek languages, and pursue the ordinary preparatory steps for a complete Collegiate course. *
be in themselves a great literary acquisition, and may become highly advan. tageous in mercantile and other employments.
There is no doubt that the individuals thus taught the French and Spanish in infancy, will acquire such facilities in the use of these languages, that it would be impossible to know whether their native tongue were French, English or Spanish.
* It shall be the duty of the professors or teachers, for some time after the boys have entered the department assigned them by the inspector, (Vicepresident, ] to pay particular attention to the marks of talents they may possess, and if it appear, after sufficient trial, that the inspector has erred in his judgment, a board of all the professors shall be convened to hear a representation of the case, and such measures shall be adopted, to determine the ta. lents of the individual, thus supposed to have been misjudged, as may secure to him his proper place, more or less elevated, as the case may be.
If the decision be unfavourable, the following course of study, or as much of it as his talents will admit, shall be assigned the pupil until his 15th or 16th year, to render him an intelligent, practical and useful citizen.*
* The professor of mathematics, especially in the Scientific Department, shall give ample instruction in the practical application of the mathematical
Elements of Mechanics.
From the 14th to the 18th year of age, those that have gone through the Grammar Department, shall pursue a regular Collegiate course, attending to, in the
science to useful purposes, with the practical use of all the mathematical instruments in gauging, surveying, engineering, navigation, lunar observations, nautical astronomy, &c., &c.
FIRST YEAR, OR FRESHMAN CLASS. Classics. Five books of Livy. Selections from Hero
dotus. Horace's Satires. Roman and Grecian Anti
quities. Latin and Greek exercises. English. Grammar and Geography. History. Decla
mation. Mathematics. Algebra, including simple and quadratic
equations. First and second book of Playfair's Euclid.
SECOND YEAR, OR SOPHOMORE CLASS. Classics. Horace's Epistles. Terence.
Terence. Xenophon. Demosthenes. Cicero de Oratore. Cicero's Orations.
Homer's Iliad. Isocrates. Cicero de Officiis. English. History continued. Rhetoric. English Com
positions. Mathematics. Algebra. Diophantine Problems. Inde
terminate Analysis. Approximations and Converging Series. The remaining books of Euclid. Logarithms.
Trigonometry. Mensuration and Surveying. Natural Philosophy. Elements of Mechanics. Hy
draulics. Hydrostatics. Pneumatics.
THIRD YEAR, OR JUNIOR CLASS. Classics. Juvenile. Odes of Horace. Hesiod. Sopho
cles. Euripides. Pindar. Quintilian's Institutes.
Art of Poetry. English. Moral Philosophy. History. Logic. Mathematics. Perspective Geography. Analytical and
Descriptive Geometry. Spherical Geometry and Tri
gonometry. Conic Sections. Differential Calculus. Natural Philosophy. General Law of Gravity. Theory
and Construction of Machines. Physics. Electricity.
Galvanism. Magnetism. Electro-Magnetism. Chemistry. Philosophy of Chemistry. Caloric. Inor
ganic Chemistry. Mineralogy. Geology.
FOURTH YEAR, OR SENIOR CLASS. Classics. Authors Reviewed. Longinus. Tacitus. English. Evidences of Natural and Revealed Religion.
Intellectual Philosophy. Law of Nations and Politi
cal Law. Forensic Discussions. Mathematics. Integral Calculus. Speculative Mathe
matics. Newton's Principia, including the Law of
the Moon's motion, according to Gravity, by Machin. Natural Philosophy. Doctrine of Projectiles. Har
monies. Optics. Astronomy. Chemistry. Inorganic and Organic Chemistry. Botany. Classification and Vegetable Physiology.
There shall be a President who shall have the general superintendence of the Institution.
There shall be, in addition to the usual Professors in Colleges, a Professor of Painting and Drawing in all their branches, including the science of Architecture. Also, a Professor of Music, Instrumental and Vocal; who