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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.
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.”
ABRAHAM's Lenten Lectures, 26.
Employers, responsibilities of, 30.
Examination for certificates of merit, 245, 278,
100, 136, 177, 217, 264, 302, 343, 381, 430, 462. Examination papers for training schools, 16,
behalf of a scheme for training teachers, 54. Examination papers, Greenwich Hospital,
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.
Forces, composition of, 378.
France, examination for Bachelor's degrees in,
French Literature, statistics of, 176.
Geography of Africa, 185, 284,
Geography of Palestine, 48, 83, 158, 274.
Grammar, on teaching, 323,
Greenwich Hospital examinations, 367, 408.
Griesbach's Greek Testament, 335.
Haas' French Grammar, 100,
Hall's Elementary Atlas, 65.
Hammond's Solutions, 98.
Hervey's Double Claim, 98.
Hopwood on the Church Catechism, 461.
Humboldt's Aspects of Nature, 60.
Humphrey's Exercitationes Iambicæ, 29.
Intellectual labourers, 141.
Juvenile crime, 347.
Kennedy's Latin Reading Book, 174.
King's College, London, 388.
catechetical or other instruction in works of Lancashire cotton factories, “cheap ” read-
ing in, 56.
Language, observations on, 235, 305.
Latham's English Grammar, 175.
Latin and Greek, on teaching, 25).
Lawrence Asylum, Kussowli, 138.
Lennoxville College course of study, 58.
Linwood on Greek and Latin Prose Com-
instruction in the education of the poor, Lund's Algebra, 176.
Lyttleton, Déjeurer to the Bishop of, 386.
Malkin, Dr., his character, 464.
Mantle's arithmetical cards, 335.
Mathematical questions, 37, 69, 102, 137, 179,
M'Leod's Poetical Reading Book, 175.
National Society's meeting, 267.
School-room address, 286.
Scott on Female Education, 30.
Scottish Episcopal Church, appeal, 54.
Scottish Episcopal Church committee on edu-
Scripture education meeting at Manchester,
Secular education movements in Manchester,
Select list of books suitable for a schoolmas-
Slate desks, 458.
Spelling, ignorance of, 419.
St. James' School, Devonport, 227.
Stories for Summer Days and Winter Nights,
Sullivan's Literary Clas-book, 99.
Church schoolmaster, 393.
Tilleard's Sacred Music, 30.
'Training schools examination papers, 16, 52,
Tufnell's (E. C., Esq.), report on parochial
Union Schools, 337.
University commission, 220, 468.
University Commissioners, 388.
University Hall, Gordon Square, 143, 144.
Virgil's Georgics, translated by Bathurst, 29.
White's History of Great Britain, 30.
Winter, lessons and experiments proper for,
Yonge's Gradus, 99.
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