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their number was more than doubled, oaths, lies, and quarrels had become rare occurrences among them, and not a few had been repeatedly intrusted with small sums of money, of which they never failed to give a correct account. These moral results were accompanied by others of an equally gratifying description. At certain stated hours, when they had gone over their lessons, at which they are making good proficiency, they shoulder their spades and away to work. It was at first feared that their previous habits of idleness would have unfitted them for anything like steady industry; but this has been proved to be a mistake. They are, indeed, remarkably fond of working,

and soon learn to use the spade or hoe to good purpose. Neither are they at all frightened at hard work, but willingly undertake any kind to which they are put. They have been employed, for example, in reclaiming a small piece of waste ground, which, owing to its great steepness, had to be formed into terraces before it could be cultivated. This was all done by the boys, and was performed in a very satisfactory manner; and thus green kail and Swedish turnip now occupy the place of docks and nettles. On the whole, it may with truth be asserted that, so far as it has hitherto gone, the experiment of a boys' farm has been eminently successful.Perth Advertiser.

To Correspondents.

Amicus is recommended to address a letter to the Reverend the Principal of the Training College, Battersea, before he takes any other step.

A NATIONAL SCHOOLMASTER, having four principal teachers, asks for a time-table for their instruction during the winter months: two are in their fourth year, and two in their second.

A. C.-There seems no other remedy for the case but dismissal.

A Reader is referred to the article “On Teaching Latin” in our number for June, 1849. For a first reading book, Robson's First Latin Reading Lessons will be found useful.

T. T. B. is recommended to apply to the clergyman of his parish : he is the most likely person to afford advice and assistance to a deserving person.

J. A. M. asks some one to suggest better lights for an evening than candles, where gas cannot be obtained.

RENIKOLL.--There are few teachers who know enough about the Crude-form System of Teaching to be competent to give an opinion ; we append the opinion of an able teacher, who has tried it and is by no means a partisan :-“Its principles no doubt are true, and as a mode of conveying a correct knowledge of language to boys, at a very early age, I believe it to be far superior to any other.”

INDEX.

ABRAHAM's Lenten Lectures, 26.

Employers, responsibilities of, 30.
Africa, Geography of, 185, 284.

Examination for certificates of merit, 245, 278,
Ansted's Geology, 212.

326, 364.
Answers to mathematical questions, 36, 66, Examinations, on, 288.

100, 136, 177, 217, 264, 302, 343, 381, 430, 462. Examination papers for training schools, 16,
Appeal of the Scottish Episcopal Church on 52, 86, 123.

behalf of a scheme for training teachers, 54. Examination papers, Greenwich Hospital,
Arithmetic, on teaching, 359, 405, 441.

367, 408.
Battersea College-certificates of merit granted Family Economist, the, 29.

to the schoolmasters and students of that col. Female schools in Sardinia, 346.

lege by the Committee of Council, 141. Finchley Manual of Cooking, 65.
Battersea Training College, 31, 389.

Forces, composition of, 378.
Belgium and its schools, 1, 41, 73.

France, examination for Bachelor's degrees in,
Belgium education bill, 186.

70.
Bible, the, of every land, 99.

French Literature, statistics of, 176.
Bishop's Introduction to the Study of the
Mind, 29.

Geography of Africa, 185, 284,
Black board for schools, 213.

Geography of Palestine, 48, 83, 158, 274.
Boarding school for poor girls, 134, 171, 204, German versus French children, 392.
296.

Grammar, on teaching, 323,
Bolton's Drawing from Objects, 259.

Greenwich Hospital examinations, 367, 408.
Bonnycastle's Algebra, 336.

Griesbach's Greek Testament, 335.
Books suitable for a boys' and girls' school,
200.

Haas' French Grammar, 100,
Bradford Schoolmasters' Association, report Hall's Algebra, 420.
of, 39,

Hall's Elementary Atlas, 65.

Hammond's Solutions, 98.
Canada normal school, 176.

Hervey's Double Claim, 98.
Canterbury Association, 390.

Hopwood on the Church Catechism, 461.
Catechising, 201.

Humboldt's Aspects of Nature, 60.
Certificates, examination for Easter, 1850, 215, Humboldt's Letters to a Lady, 63.
278, 326, 364.

Humphrey's Exercitationes Iambicæ, 29.
Certificates, letter to candidates for, 174. Hunter, Rev. J., 345.
Cheap reading in Lancashire cotton factories
56,

Intellectual labourers, 141.
Cheltenham Normal Training School, 71. Investigation of the Laws of Indices, 214, 299.
Church education in South Australia, 142.
Church schoolmaster, surest method of rais. Johnston's Physical Atlas, 28.
ing the profession of, 393.

Juvenile crime, 347.
Church Schoolmasters' Association, 179.
Cicero de Amicitia, Long, 256.

Kennedy's Latin Reading Book, 174.
Colonial college, scheme for a, 192.

King's College, London, 388.
Connection between practical training and

catechetical or other instruction in works of Lancashire cotton factories, “cheap ” read-
industry, 314.

ing in, 56.
Cook, Captain, memorial school, 38.

Language, observations on, 235, 305.
Copley's Cottage Cookery, 66.

Latham's English Grammar, 175.
Crude-form method of teaching the classical Latin etymology, 254, 292, 310, 354, 401.
languages, 446.

Latin and Greek, on teaching, 25).

Lawrence Asylum, Kussowli, 138.
Diary of a Master of a Ragged School, 5, 77, Laws of Indices, 214, 299.
117, 148, 229, 435.

Lennoxville College course of study, 58.
Drawing classes in India, 184.

Linwood on Greek and Latin Prose Com-
Drawing copy-books, 336.

position, 422,
Duty of combining industrial and religious Loughborough schools, 316.

instruction in the education of the poor, Lund's Algebra, 176.
240.

Lyttleton, Déjeurer to the Bishop of, 386.
Early training, 95.

Malkin, Dr., his character, 464.
Early education, 91.

Mantle's arithmetical cards, 335.
Educational outlines, 99.

Mathematical questions, 37, 69, 102, 137, 179,
Education of the poor in rural districts, 269. 219, 267, 304, 345, 383, 432, 462.
Education in Canada and New York, 69. M•Dowall's Rhetorical Readings, 459.
Education of voters, 141.

M'Leod's Poetical Reading Book, 175.
Educational meeting at Willis's Rooms, 102. Method and the principles of teaching, 105,
Elliott's Trigonometry, and Key, 98.

145.
Ellis's (Mrs. Conyngham) Conversations on Method of giving lessons on objects, 95, 131,
· Human Nature, 333.

165.

National Society's meeting, 267.

School-room address, 286.
Norris' School-room Addresses, 30.

Scott on Female Education, 30.

Scottish Episcopal Church, appeal, 54.
Observations on language, 235, 305.

Scottish Episcopal Church committee on edu-
Objects, lessons on, 95, 136, 165.

cation, 144.
On examinations, 288.

Scripture education meeting at Manchester,
On teaching Latin and Greek, 251.

179.
On teaching grammar, 323.

Secular education movements in Manchester,
On teaching arithmetic, 359, 405, 441.

180.
Osborne's Oceanus, 100.

Select list of books suitable for a schoolmas-
Oxford, new form of examination, 34.

ter, 455.

Slate desks, 458.
Palestine, Geography of, 48, 83, 158, 274. Specimens of parsing and paraphrasing, 14, 163,
Paley's Evidences, by Potts, 114.

190, 452.
Parallel desks, 418.

Spelling, ignorance of, 419.
Parochial Union Schools, report on, by E. C. Stafford's Universal llistory, 336
Tufnell, 337.

St. James' School, Devonport, 227.
Parsing and paraphrasing, specimens of, 14, Stoddart's Universal Grammar, 425.
163, 190, 452.

Stories for Summer Days and Winter Nights,
Penny
maps, 336.

66.
Perth Ragge School, 469.

Sullivan's Literary Clas-book, 99.
Perversion and corruption of words, 318, 449. Surest method of raising the profession of
Phonetic spelling, 457.

Church schoolmaster, 393.
Physical geography, ideas on, 126, 153, 194.
Physical geography, questions on, 415. Tate's Experimental Chemistry, 209.
Plan for certificates of merit being granted by Taylor's English Synonyms, 311.
bishops, 103.

Tilleard's Sacred Music, 30.
Primary instruction in Paris, 432.

'Training schools examination papers, 16, 52,
Popular literature, 176.

86, 123.
Public nurseries, 334.

Tufnell's (E. C., Esq.), report on parochial
Punishment of children, 94.

Union Schools, 337.
Pupil teachers and Queen's scholarships, 383.
Poit's Euclid, 461.

University commission, 220, 468.

University Commissioners, 388.
Queen Dowager, death of, 25.

University Hall, Gordon Square, 143, 144.
Questions on physical geography, 415.

Virgil's Georgics, translated by Bathurst, 29.
Ragged school, diary of the master of a, 5, 77,
117, 148, 229, 435.

White's History of Great Britain, 30.
Richmond Grammar School, 334.

Winter, lessons and experiments proper for,
Robson's Latin Exercises, 206.

25.
Rugby School, (instruction in science), 348. Words, perversion and corruption of, 318,449.
School buildings, construction of, 298.

Yonge's Gradus, 99.
School instruction in the cultivation of the Young's Mensuration, 421.

ground, 349.

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