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SECTION XII.

QUESTIONS WITH REFERENCES.

TTEEE we introduce a series of questions, with refer-*■■*■ ences under each to authorities or sources of information. We have not thought it desirable to make these references numerous: the object being rather to afford data for the exercise of mind than to throw open volumes exhausting the subjects in dispute.

OUGHT THE PEESS TO BE WITHOUT LEGAL BESTRICTION?

Encyclopedia Americana,—Article, "Books, Censorship Of."
Milton on the Liberty of the Press.
Hume's Essay on the Liberty of the Press.
Coleridge,—The Friend. Essay XXI.
Dwight's Decisions.

II.

Are Fictitious Writings More Beneficial Than Injurious? Dunlop's History of Fiction, from the earliest Greek Romances to the

Novels of the Present Bay. Walter Scott's Criticism on Novels and Romances. Akenside's Pleasures of the Imagination. Goldsmith's Citizen of the World,—Letter LIII. Murray's Morality of Fiction, or an Inquiry into the Tendency of Fictitious Narratives.

III.

DO SPECTRES, OR GHOSTS APPEAR?

Penny Cyclopedia,—Article, "Apparition."
Walter Scott's Demonology and Witchcraft.
Hibbert's Philosophy of Apparitions.
Dwight's Decisions.

Thacher's Essay on Demonology, Apparitions, and Popular Super-
stitions.
Upham's Lectures on Salem Witchcraft.
Newnham's Essay on Superstition.
Defoe's History of Apparitions.

IY.

WAS THE BANISHMENT OF NAPOLEON TO ST. HELENA JUSTIFIABLE?

Alison's History of Europe.

Thiers' History of the French Empire.

O'meara's Napoleon in Exile.

Scott's Life of Napoleon.

Abbott's Life of Napoleon.

Hazlitt's Life of Napoleon.

Montholon's History of the Captivity of Napoleon at St. Helena.

Bourrienne's Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Y.

IS WAR JUSTIFIABLE?

Chalmers on the Hatefulness of War.

Channing on War.

Jay's War and Peace.

War Inconsistent with the Religion of Jesus Christ, (New York 1815.)

Dwight's Decisions.

YL Ought Classical Studies To Be Encouraged? Locke's Thoughts on Education.

Robert Hall on Classical Learning.

Whewell's University Education.

Sears, Edwards and Felton on Classical Studies.

Donaldson's New Cratylus,—Introductory Chapter.

Dwight's Decisions.

Arnold's Miscellaneous Writings,—Article, "Rugby School."

VII.

DOES GEOLOGY CONFIRM THE MOSAIC ACCOUNT OF THE CREATION?

Lyell's Principles of Geology.

Hitchcock's Religion of Geology.

Buckland's Geology and Mineralogy.

"wood's Mosaic History of the Creation, illustrated from the Present State of Science.

Tayler Lewis' Six Days of Creation.

Ira Hill's Theory of the Formation of the Earth.

"The Two RecordsThe Mosaic And The Geological;" a Lecture delivered before the Young Men's Christian Association, in Exeter Hall, London.

VIII. IS The Study Of Mythology More Advantageous Than Hurtful? Ejeightley's Mythology. Dwight's Grecian and Roman Mythology. Bryant's Analysis of Ancient Mythology. Sir William Jones on the Gods of Greece, Italy and India.

IX.

WAS THE FEUDAL SYSTEM BENEFICIAL?

Penny Cyclopedia; also, Brande's Encyclopedia Of Science,

Literature, And Arts,—Article, "Feudal System." Hallam's State of Europe during the Middle Ages. Berington's Literary History of the Middle Ages.

X.

IS THE SENTIMENT—

"For forms of government let fools contest;
What's best administered, is best"—

JUSTIFIABLE?

Encyclopedia Americana,—Article, "natural Law."
Algernon Sidney's Discourses on Government
Montesquieu's Spirit of Laws.
Carlyle's Chartism.

Adams' Defense of the Constitution of the United States.
De Tocqueville's Democracy in America.

Austin's Constitutional Republicanism in Opposition to Fallacious
Federalism.

XI.

ARE CRITICAL REVIEWS ADVANTAGEOUS TO SCIENCE AND LITERATURE?

Encyclopaedia Americana,—Article, "Reviews."
Coleridge's Biog. Literaria,—Chap. XXL
Byron's British Bards and Scotch Reviewers.
Dwight's Decisions.
Margaret S. Puller's Short Essay on Critics.

XII.

Is Phrenology Entitled To The Rank Of A True Science?

Spurzheim's Examination of Objections to Phrenology.

Combe's Elements of Phrenology.

Journal of the London Phrenological Society.

American Phrenological Journal.

Reese's Phrenology known by its Fruits.

Caldwell's Phrenology Vindicated, and Anti-Phrenology Unmasked.

XIII.

IS THE MAXIM, "A POET IS BORN SUCH, NOT MADE," TRUE?

Encyclopedia Britannica,—Article, "Poetry."
Robert Hall on Poetic Genius.

Macaulay's Essay on Milton.—Modern British Essayists, Yol. I.
Johnson's Rasselas,—Chap.

Jeffrey's Review of Campbell's Specimens of British Poets.—
Modern British Essayists, Yol. YI.

XIV.

CAN THE EXISTENCE AND ATTRIBUTES OF THE SUPREME BEING BE
DEDUCED FROM THE LIGHT OF NATURE?

Cudworth's Intellectual System of the Universe.
Paley's Natural Theology.
Brddgewater Treatises.

Sturm's Reflections on the Being and Attributes of God.
Plato against the Atheists; or the Tenth Book of the Dialogue on
Laws. By Tayler Lewis, LL.D.

XV.

IS CAPITAL PUNISHMENT JUSTIFIABLE?

Encyclopedia Americana,—Article, "Death, Punishment Op."

Spear's Essays on the Punishment of Death.

Edinburgh Review, Yol. XXXV., p. 320.

Dwight's Decisions.

Cheever's Defense of Capital Punishment, and Lewis' Essay on the Ground and Reason of Punishment.

Bradford's Inquiry on the Punishment of Death in Pennsylvania.

Sullivan's Report to the Legislature of New York on Capital Punishment.

XYI.

WAS THE EXECUTION OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS JUSTIFIABLE?

Robertson's History of Scotland.

Hume's History of England.

Bell's Life of Mary.

Abbott's Life of Mary Queen of Scots.

Tytler's Historical and Critical Inquiry into the Evidence produced

against Mary Queen of Scots.
Whitaker's Vindication of Mary Queen of Scots.

XVII.
Is There A Standard Of Taste?
Blair's Lectures on Rhetoric.
Kames' Elements of Criticism.
Alison on the Nature and Principles of Taste.
Mackenzie's Theory of Taste.
M'dermott's Dissertation on Taste.
Gerard's Essay on Taste.

XVIII. Is There More To Approve Than Condemn In The Character Of

Oliver Cromwell?
Carlyle's Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell.
Southey's Life of Cromwell.
Hume's History of England.
Clarendon's History of the Rebellion.
Noble's Memoirs of the Cromwell Family.
"walter Scott's Tales of a Grandfather.
Godwin's History of the Commonwealth of England.

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