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nerally known, in order that our capabilities Verily an alarming array of scoffers, and CONTENTS.
of yet greater usefulness may be recognized, " we know not how many more.” But let us Page and, by wider co-operation, fully developed. look them narrowly in the face. Turn to the
In the course of time we may hope donations father of comedy, the great comic poet of Address delivered at the College of Preceptors, by the
and legacies will establish the material pros- Athens. While he vents his caustic scoffs on Rev. Dr. Kennedy. Rova college of Surgeons Preliminary Examination perity 01 the College on a firmer basis. Our | all the other classes of society before men.
in carl Literature Class List.. .. .. 105 legislature can hardly fail to perceive that, tioned, he certainly does not altogether spare C'niversity Intelligence ..............
with a view to the public good, nay, on the the instructor of youth. But how does he ridi. College of Preceptors :-Report of General Meeting;
ground of mere consistency, the profession of cule the profession? In the person of the Dean's Report ;--Report of Council ;-Class List of education must be protected by those legal purest and wisest teacher of the heathen world
Teachers ;-Meeting of Council, &c. &c. ............ 106 safeguards which other learned professions- -in the person of Socrates. The consequence “The Cornhill" and the College of Preceptors ........ 108 clerisy, law, and medicine--already enjoy. of which is, that we read “ The Clouds” merely The Report of the Medical Council.......................... 109 That this ought to be done, we are well con- a3 a clever and amusing libel : we laugh as Correspondence :- Oxford Local Examinations ;
| vinced; that it will sooner or later be done, we the stripes of the witty scourge resound, Shoreham Schools..
.. 109 may be equally sure; but as to the time and knowing all the while that they leave no scar Educational and Literary Summary of the Month...... 110 mode of achieving it, I give no opinion or on the character of Socrates, or on the profesMonthly Record of Science and Art .... 111 advice.
sion of the educator. They are as harmless Review:-Dr. W. Smith's Dictionaries.....
I hope that my successor in the honourable as the caricatures of H. B., or the weekly Notices of New Books ...............
.... 112 office which I gratefully resign into your hands sketches in “ Punch.” List of College and School Books.............................
may be one who, with equal zeal for your Passing on to the comic poets of Rome. Mathematics .......
interests and the public good, may unitc more Plautus and Terence, we find a range of ridiAnswers to Correspondents .....
influence upon the minds of those who directlcule not so wide as that of Aristophanes, vet Ragged Schools, &C......................... .............. public affairs.
tolerably extensive. But the educator has no In the lack of other matter, I may, perhaps, place there. The pedagogue appears : but the
I be allowed to fill the remaining space of my pedagovue (or slave, who escorted his young The Educational Times.
| Address with a few cursory observations on a master to and from school, also called custos) paper headed “Schoolmasters,” which appears
is a totally different personage from the schoolin the “Cornhill Magazine" for the present master, though in modern parlance scoffingly ADDRESS,
month. I shall not attempt an elaborate cri- l identified witŃ him. But Shakspeare? Delivered at the General Meeting of the College of
Yes : ticism of that paper; to do so would be somePreceptors, June 29, 1861 ;
in a comedy written for the express purpose of I thing like breaking a butterfly on the wheel. I ridiculing affectation, the only play so written BY BENJAMIN HALL KENNEDY, D.D.,
It contains some truth and much untruth; he him
uch untruth; by him, Shakspeare has introduced an absurd President of the College, and Head Master of
some good, and much evil; and its prevailing pedantic schoolmaster. Holofernes. side by Shrewsbury School.
moral tone is languid and low. By trying to side with other absurdities, the silly curate
correct itz errors, to profit by its truths, and Nathaniel, the vain soldier Armado, and the LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, -1 deeply regret to place the subject it deals with in a more fantastic courtiers. that private causes, with which I need not instructive point of view, we may, perhaps, ridicule classes than were the other dramatists
Though less prone to trouble you, prevent my attendance at your make it the channel of conveying truth more of his time, Shakspeare turns the laugh, more annual meeting. Accept, instead of my presence, I definite and important than its author appears or less, against all ranks, and applies the lash the expression of my warmest sympathy and to have intended my best wishes for the interests of our College. « Who shall assign a date," so the paper physicians, anothecaries, parsons, all figure in
to all professions. Courtiers, knights, squires, Forty-seven new members have been added bevin's
added begins, “to the first ridicule of the schoolto the College during the past Half-year, among
schools their turn, and make mirth. Lawyers, for nong master and the tutor?” whom are residents in Calcutta and Jamaica.
mi prorsum hæc whatever reason, he has strikingly spared, or,
“ Quorsum hæc wha The number of school pupils examined by the point nor pertinence in the question. Who he makes Timon say:":tam putida tendunt?” There is neither
her at most, he only shoots them flying, as when College at Midsummer, 1861, was 570, exceedholl
We shall assign a date to the first ridicule of ing by more than 100 the number of the pre-che pre- the courtier and the parasite? Who shall
“Crack the lawyer's voice, ceding vear. These circumstances indicate...
That he may never more false title plead, atc assign a date to the first ridicule of the statesthe steadily advancing influence of the College,
Nor sound his quillets shrilly." ege: man and the diplomatist, the rhetorician and and tend to confirm that anticipation of its
| the lawyer, the philosopher, the mathematician, But if Shakspeare has spared the lawyers, the future importance which I ventured to express the when I last addressed you.
cured to express the poet, the military and naval captain, other old comic poets of England have amply Evening meetings have been held at the
the minister of religion, the physician and supplied the short-comings of his satire; as witCollege, for reading papers and discussing
We apothecary, the lord, the squire, the farmer, ness the Marrall of Massinger, the Bartolus and
sing the trader, the female sex, and a score more Lawrit of Fletcher, the Voltore, Picklock, and educational topics. Though as yet not largely
gely classes which have, in one age or another, or Practice of Ben Jonson, with a host more. Of attended, they have been interesting and useful,
ali in all ages, served as butts to the comic poet, schoolmasters, I remember none but the Gerrold and their continuance and efficient prosecution is much to be desired.
the satirist, and the novelist? Among these of Fletcher and the Metaphrastus of Vanbrugh,
it was not likely that the schoolmaster and mere copies of Shakspeare's llolofernes. Ben The “Educational Times ”has been adopted
teal the tutor should escape; for the sway of Jonson has not travestied the schoolmaster in by the Council as the official organ of the Col
Momus on earth is hardly less extensive than any of his plays, though our Essayist would lege. We venture, therefore, to hope that this
10 that of Cupid. But let us follow our essayist :- lead us to think so ; and I doubt whether any journal will receive the support of all our members, and that the friends of education
T “Comic writers have made him one of their passage can be cited from him more personal will do their best to extend its circulation and ta
favourite butts, and even grave writers have be- to our profession than the harmless joke in
a trayed him. Some have mocked him in his chair | " Time Vindicated :"influence. We are well assured that the
of authority, and some, like Pope and Churchill, editor, and those who act with him, will spare have shot at him flying. At home with his pupils,
“There is a schoolmaster no exertions to deserve the confidence and or travelling with them, he has never been safe.
Is turning all his works too into Latin,
To pure satyric Latin : makes his boys esteem of the subscribers. With his ferule, he has been a monster; without
To learn him ; calls him the Times' Juvenal; An effort has been made to augment the it, an impostor, affecting a home and family ten
Hangs all his school with his sharp sentences; Benevolent Fund, the object of which is the re- derness which he cannot be expected to feel in
And o'er the execution-place hath painted lief of necessitous members of the College, and of reality. Sidney, Shakspeare, Ben Jonson, Beau
Time whipt, for terror of the infantry.” those dependent upon them. I fear that this mont and Fletcher, Bishop Corbet, and we know
As for the satirists, Pope and Churchill, we effort has not been very successful-a fact not how many more of our early writers who could
The little crooked bard of which is greatly to be regretted, since the command the laugh of the town, have all had their can suffer them. purpose of the Fund is one that cannot but
Aing at him ; indeed, of such writers we may ask, Twickenham snapped right and left, as the
who has ever said a solitary word in his favour? manner of such is ; and Churchill's good word commend itself to every feeling mind.
But his discredit is older, far older, than this. was not worth having. Bishop Corbet's "fling" This is all I have to notice in the latest Juvenal in Rome laments over the want of appre. is comprised in the couplet :annals of the College : quiet and slow, but, I ciation, and the ill-paid services, not of the sham “Where it should be preferment to endure trust, sure progress.
school speculator, but of the really doctus Palæmon, As respects the future there is much to do, I who might well have shed tears, not as Isocrates
To tend a schoole, or else to starve a cure;” it it be but well done. We have to make did at having to accept a fee, but at having to from which all that appears is, that this merry our existence and our present usefulness ge-I accept so very small a one."
prelate did not relish either teaching or cu