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362. Are short terms of political office desirable? 363. Which is the most prolific source of crime, poverty, wealth, or ignorance? 364. Which is superior, as an intellectual gymnastic, a classical or a mathematical education ? 365. Is capital punishment justifiable? 366. Should the main end of punishment be the reformation of the criminal or the prevention of crime? 367. Which furnishes the better safeguard against crime, the jail or the School 7 368. Which is the better government, a limited monarchy or a republic? 369. Is true eloquence the gift of nature or of art 2 370. Which is the more extensively useful, fire or water? 371. Is it ever right to marry for money? 372. Ought our country to establish and endow a national university ? 373. Is it expedient to wear mourning apparel? 374. Which is the stronger inducement to the study of history, the love of truth, or mere curiosity ? -375. Has the study of mythology an immoral tendency 7 376. Which did the greater mischief, Mahomet or Constantine 7 377. Is there any necessary connection between genius and eccentricity ? 378. Have not the defenses of Christianity been rather strengthened than weakened by the assaults of infidelity? 379. Ought a man to be influenced in respect to the fashion of his apparel by a regard to the opinions or practice of others? 380. Would the public morals be injured by the non-observance of the Chrissoh Sabbath? 381. Ought truth ever to be withheld on the ground, that the world is not prepared to receive it? 382. Is it expedient to make authorship a business or profession ? 383. Is the judgment of conscience always correct 7 384. Which is the more disadvantageous, credulity or skepticism ? 385. Which gives the more clear and forcible ideas of scenes and actions, the poet or the painter? 386. Which is the more selfish person, the miser or the profligate? 387. Ought one ever to advocate or defend what he believes to be false? 388. Ought persons of foreign birth to be allowed the right of suffrage? 389. Ought government officers to be confined exclusively to native citizens ? 390. Have Sir Walter Scott's writings been beneficial in their influence 2 391. Is the system of American slavery more odious and unjust than Russian serfdom? 392. Which offers the better field for the cultivation of eloquence, the bar or the pulpit? 393. Is the law an honorable profession? 394. Ought public School-money to be appropriated exclusively to common Schools? r 395. Does proselytism favor the cause of truth? 396. Should military achievements influence the election of President of the United States of America? 397. Would the suppression of civil and religious liberty in Europe have a tendency to destroy our own 2 398. Is the maxim, “Every man is the architect of his own fortune,” true? 399. Is war ever justifiable? 400. Should letters of marque and reprisal be granted? 401. Is the advancement of civil liberty indebted more to intellectual culture than to physical suffering 2 402. Is nature alone sufficient to teach man his duty to God? 403. Which has caused more evil, ambition or intemperance 2 404. Does not the persecution of any principle or party tend more to its advancement than the works of its own supporters? 405. Are any of the so-called spiritual manifestations of the present day properly referable to the agency of departed spirits? 406. Is the supply of coal from the mines likely alway to be equal to the wants of the world? 407. Ought the aim of education to be the harmonious development of all its powers, or the special training of individual faculties? 408. Has popular superstition a favorable influence on the literature, of a nation ? 409. In the present European struggle has the true spirit of human freedom been manifested ? 410. Was the political career of Oliver Cromwell beneficial to Great Britain 7 411. Is our country in more danger from external factions than from internal foes?
412. Was the claim of Texas upon New Mexico invalid 2 413. Is the inebriate accountable to God for the crimes he commits while intoxicated ? 414. Which is the more effective in government, force or persuasion? 415. Have false systems of religion caused more misery than false systems of government 7 416. Would an intuitive knowledge of all we are capable of comprehending, contribute to increase our happiness beyond that of our present state 2 417. Would an equalization of property conduce to the happiness of society? 418. Is not the rank held by women in a community the best test of the morals of that community ? 419. Is the Union likely to be perpetual 2 420. Will republicanism eventually supersede all other forms of government? 421. Has the enthronement of Napoleon III. benefited France 2 422. Ought the French and English to have joined the Turks against Russia? . 423. Have we reason to conclude that other planets than our own are inhabited ? 424. Are the Indians generally capable of being civilized ? 425. Will African slavery be perpetual in the United States? 426. Ought Free-Masonry to be responsible for the murder of Morgan 7 427. Is a Reciprocity Treaty between the United States and Canada desirable? 428. Is the popularity of a literary production a sure test of its merit? 429. Is human life capable of any essential prolongation by human means ? 430. Is the literature of a nation affected by its form of government 7 431. Is the system of internal improvements politic? 432. Is the reasoning indicated in the famous aphorism of Descartes, “Cogito, ergo Sum,” (I think, therefore I exist,) conclusive? 433. Is there evidence sufficient, apart from the Bible, to prove the existence, at Some former period, of a universal deluge? 434. Was the execution of Charles I, justifiable? 435. Should the United States undertake to control the political movements of this continent? 436. Is modern equal to ancient patriotism?
437. Which is preferable, moral or physical courage 7 438. Are debating societies beneficial 7 439. Ought the Lancasterian system of teaching to be encouraged ? 440. Ought the President of the United States to be invested with the veto power ? 441. Are the educated classes more virtuous, on the whole, than the ignorant? 442. Are there any signs of decay in poetry and art 7 443. Does the eighteenth century deserve the eulogium pronounced upon it by Guizot ? 444. Is there any great advantage in indirect elections? 445. Is language a human invention? 446. Ought the quantity of land held by one person to be limited ? 447. Is the literary inferiority of the American nation owing to its infancy? 448. Ought unanimity to be required that the verdict of a jury may have force 2 449. Could England maintain her present superiority without an aristocratic class 7 450. Ought civilization to be propagated by force? 451. Is the United States in danger from an aristocratic class? 452. Can republican forms of government exist without public virtue? 453. Ought Congress to prohibit carrying and distributing the mail on Sunday ? 454. Was the American revolution justifiable on moral grounds? 455. Are the crimes among barbarians more numerous or more heinous, as a general thing, than those among civilized men? 456. Is a lawyer justifiable in defending a person whom he knows to be guilty? 457. Was Brutus justifiable in taking part with the conspirators against Caesar? 458. Ought a republican government to tolerate all religious denominations? 459. Were O'Connel and those indicted with him justly convicted? 460. Ought a student in college to direct his studies with reference to a particular profession? 461. Was Swedenborg mistaken in the belief, that he was admitted into intercourse with the invisible world? 462. Should monuments be erected to the illustrious dead? 463. Is liberty one of man's rights?
464. Have pride and ambition caused more evil than ignorance and superstition ? 465. Are American churches the bulwark of liberty ? 466. Does spirituous liquor cause more evil than money? 467. Is man governed more by moral than by civil laws? 468. Would a universal language be desirable 7 469. Has light reading or social intercourse the better effect in preparing one for usefulness? 470. Which is the more prolific source of enjoyment, memory or imagination ? 471. Which have conferred the higher benefit on their country, the poets or prose writers of England 7 472. Is the doctrine of ministerial parity fairly deducible from the Bible 2 473. Are the poetical parts of the Bible, considered merely as literary productions, inferior to the poems of Homer or Milton? 474. Is poverty oftener the result of misfortune than of mismanagement 7 . 475. Which exerts the greater influence on the happiness of mankind, the male or the female mind? 476. Have the lost tribes of Israel ever been discovered? 477. Ought mixed schools* to be encouraged? 478. Has not fashion a tendency to pervert the judgment? 479. Should parties be compelled to give evidence in civil cases? 480. Ought the robbery of the grave to be punished as felony? 481. Was the reign of Henry VIII. advantageous to the liberties of England? 482. Was the death of Caesar beneficial to Rome 2 483. Ought Coriolanus to have made war against his country 7 484. Was the feudal system beneficial? 485. Is alcohol, considered in respect to all its various uses, more injurious than beneficial to mankind? 486. Was the Roman conquest beneficial to Britain 7 487. Was the monastic system beneficial to the interests of science? 488. Were the institutions of chivalry beneficial to mankind? 489. Would Regulus have been justified in not returning to Carthage? 490. Does civilization tend to abolish military ambition?
* That is, Schools wherein males and females are taught together in the same classes.