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English Language. — Readings from Milton, with Analysis.
French.--Abrégé de la Grammaire Française par Noël et Chapsal. Histoire de la France.
Drawing.–Study of Light and Shade from Simple Objects.
Music.—Solfeggio Singing and Thorough Bass.
FIRST ACADEMIC CLASS.
French.—Grammaire de Noël et Chapsal Histoire de Napoléon, part of the Term.
Drawing.–Study of Form. Theory of Perspective.
Latin.- Odes of Horace. Prose Composition.
Political Science.-Shepard's Constitution of the United States.
Philosophy.—Moral Science. Evidences of Christianity.
French.—Grammaire de Noël et Chapsal. Histoire de Napoléon.
Drawing.—Practice of Perspective by sketching Objects.
FIRST TERM. Physiology.—Comparative Physiology of Vegetable Life.
Philosophy.—Haven's Intellectual Philosophy, or Hamilton's Metaphysics.
Latin.—Ars Poetica. De Amicitiâ.
Art.—Drawing. Biography of Artists. History of Schools of Art.
Art.—Methods in Sculpture, Architecture, Painting, Sculpture, and Music. Drawing, continued..
French.—Cours de Littérature, par Théry.
Tacitus.nd Literatureng, Sculp
The third College which gives instruction and academic degrees to both sexes is situated at Yellow Springs, in Ohio, and, being founded in 1852 by a sect calling themselves emphatically “ Christians," was by them named Antioch College, in allusion to Acts xi. 26. • The characteristic feature distinguishing this College from the others already named, is the aim of its founders to establish it on a strictly unsectarian basis
Thé plan originated with the Christians, a sect not differing widely in tenets from the Unitarians who also took up and supported the movement; and though the charter provided that two-thirds of the trustees and faculty should belong to the former denomination, the first President was a Unitarian named Horace Mann, who had already made himself widely conspicuous in the cause of education, and had also sat in the Congress of the United States. From the “Life of Horace Mann," * recently published by his widow, I gather the following account of the first opening of Antioch College.
When first accepting the office of President, Mr. Mann declared that the two great ideas which attracted him to the plan were : 1st. The giving to women equal advantages of education (not necessarily an identical education) with men; 2d, The idea of maintaining a non-sectarian College; and on the last point he remarked that, as far as possible, he “would prepare every human being for that most important of all duties, the determining his religious belief for himself.”
He from the first made a point of having female as well as male professors, wherever the former could be found equal in learning and ability to the latter; and the chair of Natural Science was, from the first, filled by the lady whom I have elsewhere mentioned as taking chief part in the management of the Mary Institute.
* Boston: Walker, Fuller, and Co.
At a later period, another lady (whose acquaintance also I had the pleasure of making) was appointed Professor of Mathematics; "and,” says Mrs. Mann,“ taught its highest branches without book in hand, and in a manner that was pronounced unsurpassed by those who were conversant with our first American institutions, for she united to an entire comprehension of her subject, the finest power of imparting that comprehension to others. In all feminine traits of character this lady was as rare as in her intellectual cultivation. ... She stood before her classes solving the most difficult problems as if she had discovered them, and as if books had not yet been invented.”
A third lady (a graduate of the College) afterwards occupied the chair of Modern Languages, and a fourth is at this moment one of the principal instructors in Classics.
The College was first opened October 5th, 1853; but though the College buildings had been begun in an unusually ambitious style, they were not at this date by any means thoroughly completed. The whole business had been hurried on with American haste, and