It is a history book. How to keep a secret - Unique illustration of the way to do it - Historical truth - Anecdote of a Chinese Emperor. Wherein the Author discourses of cycles, of which he enumerates a great variety, illustrates the uses of some, and speaks of the genesis of others. As to the intent or application of this chapter, the reader will be kept in the dark for a time. Of pedigree - Introduction to a beautiful section of country - Birth of the hero - The secret of obtaining the root of all evil. Genius in its juvenility - Indulgent mothers - Women sure to carry their points - Preparation for the university - How he gets in. Intellectual development - Learned societies - The progress of genius - Idleness and incompetency no bar to academic advancement - Literary exercises - A bit of knotty and doubtful metre - The hill of science - The crowning honor.