Your affectionate Brother.
COURSE OF READING.
1. Sacred and Ecclesiastical History.—Josephus’ Works; Millar’s History of the Church; Jahn’s Hebrew Commonwealth, Mosheim’s Ecclesiastical History; Milner’s Church History; Scott’s Continuation of Milner; Life of Knox; Gilpin’s Lives of the Reformers; Fuller’s and Warner’s Ecclesiastical History of England; Millar’s Propagation of Christianity; Gillies’ Historical Collections; Jones’ Church History; Mather’s Magnalia; Neale’s History of the Puritans; Wisner’s History of the Old South Church, Boston; Bogue and Bennett’s History of the Dissenters; Benedict’s History of the Baptists; Life of Wesley; History of Methodism; Life of Whitefield; Millar’s Life of Dr. Rodgers; Crantz’s Ancient and Modern History of the Church of the United Brethren; Crantz’s History of the Mission in Greenland; Loskiel’s History of the North American Indian Missions; Oldendorp’s History of the Danish Missions of the United Brethren; Choules’ Origin and History of Missions. Those who have not sufficient time for so extensive a course, may find the most interesting and important events in the progress of the church during the first sixteen centuries of the Christian era, in the author’s Sabbath-school Church History.
2. Secular and Profane History.—Rollin’s Ancient History; Russel’s Egypt; Russel’s Palestine; Plutarch’s Lives, to be kept on hand, and consulted as the names appear in history; Wharton’s Histories; Beloe’s Herodotus; Travels of Anacharsis; Mitford’s Greece; Ferguson’s History of the Roman Republic; Baker’s Livy; Middleton’s Life of Cicero; Murphy’s Tacitus; Sismondi’s Decline of the Roman Empire; Muller’s Universal History; Hallam’s History of the Middle Ages; James’ Life of Charlemagne; Mills’ History of the Crusades and of Chivalry; Turner’s History of England; Burnett’s History of his own Times; Robertson’s History of Scotland; Robertson’s Charles V.; Vertot’s Revolutions of Sweden; Vertot’s Revolutions of Portugal; Sismondi’s History of the Italian Republics, (abridged in Lardner’s Cabinet of History;) Roscoe’s Lorenzo de Medici and Leo X.; Sketches from Venetian History; Malcolm’s History of Persia; Irving’s Life of Columbus; Prescott’s Ferdinand and Isabella; Robertson’s History of America; Bancroft’s History of America; Winthrop’s Journal; Ramsay’s American Revolution; Marshall’s Life of Washington; with the Biographies of Penn, Jay, Hamilton, Henry, Greene, Otis, Quincy, Morris, the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Sparks’ American Biography, with the Lives of any other distinguished Americans; Scott’s Life of Napoleon.