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edby the master. The reading of history, and the exercises of good reading and just speaking* still continued. v
In this class, besides continuing the studies of the preceding in history, rhetoric, logic, moral and natural philosophy, the best English authors may be read and explained; as Tillotson, Milton, Locke, Addison, Pope, Swift, the higher papers in the Spectator and Guardian, the best translations of Homer, Virgil and Horace, Telemachus, Travels.of Cyrus, &c.
Once a year let there be public exercises in the hall; the trustees and citizens present. Then let fine gilt books be given as prizes to suchlioys as distinguish themselves, and excel the others in any branch of learning, making three degrees of comparison: giving the best prize to him that performs best; a less valuable one to him that comes up next to the best; and another to the third. Commendations, encouragement, and advice to the rest; keeping up their hopes,that, by industry, they may excel another time. The names of those that obtain the prize, to be yearly print* ed in a list.
The hours of each day are to be divided and disposed in such a manner as that some classes' may be withthe writing-master, improving their hands; and other* with the mathematical master, learning arithmetic, accounts, geography, use of the globes, drawing, mechanics, Sec. while the rest are in the English schools, under the English master's care.
Thus instructed, youth will come out of this school fitted for learning any business, culling, or profession, except such wherein languages are required; and though unacquainted with any ancient or foreign tongue, they will be masters of their own, which is of more immediate and.general use; and withal will have: attained many other valuable accomplishments?. fch& time usually spent in acquiring those languages,' oftei without siiices.i, being here employed in laying such 3 foundation of knowledge and ability, as, properly im> proved, may qualify them to pass~through and execute the several offices of civil. life, with advantage and re.. puUUuit 10 ihciuitlvca and country.