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mention that the absurd titles, Faithful King, attention to the subject.
Literary King, Shield King, &c., are the titles of Me. Drach.--Your table of the French verb is in
ministers and privy councillors. The “Celestial genious, and we think calculated to be useful, THE TAE-PINGS.-According to the all-but. King,” Tae-ping, is the only sovereign, and as abe but we regret that the demands on our space unanimous opinion of the latest travellers, some of solute as the early Caliphs he so closely resembles. leave us no room for its insertion.
whom have lived weeks with their leaders, Tae. - Spectator. J. W. BRADLEY.—The subject of your letter has ping is a Chinese Mahomet. Educated by mis Head Boys.-The head of a public school is already engaged our attention ; we shall endeavour sionaries, this man resolved to profligate a faith generally a very conceited young man, utterly to find room for it in our next.
based upon the Bible, and mixing just such dogmas ignorant of his own dimensions, and losing all EXONIENSIS.--Your paper is in type, and will ap of Christianity as an exaggerated literalness would that habit of conciliation towards others, and that pear in an early number.
suggest, with a system of corrupted Jewish ethics. anxiety for self-improvement, which result from
To make his task the easier, he gave out that he the natural modesty of youth. Nor is this conceit
himself was divinely inspired, and, of course, like very easily and speedily gotten rid of:-we have [ERRATUM.-In the note to the Oxford Class all really capable religious imposters, he soon seen (if we mistake not) public school importance Lists, in our last Namber, the words, “at the Exeter attracted followers to his standard. Centre," were inadvertently omitted after the words
His faith lasting through the half of after-life, strutting in
spread, as new faiths do spread in the East, and lawn, swelling in ermine, and displaying itself, " of the twenty successful Seniors.” The table of failures refers to the “ Preliminary" Examination operations against the mandarins. Of course, as and business of bearded men.—Sidney Smith,
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occupied entire years in endeavouring, by con- the same time. Page
agestant and parrot-like repetition, to commit to! In this way the pupil should gradually be College of Preceptors :-Eighth Evening Meeting
Paper on "The Teaching of the Classics," by memory the Latin or Greek granımar, with-made familiar with the whole of the “ AcciJ. Robson, Esq. ****............
.......... 171 | out ever getting a glimpse of the practical dence,” and be furnished with explanations of Sir J. Shaw Lefevre's Address before the National
application of their painfully acquired and the principal rules of Syntax also as the necesSociety for the Promotion of Science .........
easily lost learning. No one who is ac-sity for them may arise. The Mathematics and the Physical Sciencos as Topics
100 quainted with even the elements of mentall While the student is thus learning the gramof Education ***** *... The Agricultural Schools of Ireland ........................ 180 science, and duly applies his knowle
... 180 science, and duly applies his knowledge, could mar by means of writing exercises, and is at Lord Palmerstos on “Cramming" ....
181 | possibly expect such a plan to be successful ; the same time becoming acquainted with the Oxford Local Examinations ..........
181 its actual result usually is, that scarcely one meaning of the most important words in the Reviews, Notices, &c. ..........................
181 boy in a hundred of those who have learnt language, translation from Latin or Greek into Educational and Literary Summary of the Month .... 184 what is called the Accidence, has any but English ought to be practised with equal care Monthly Record of Science and Art.
185 imperfect and confused notions about the im- and regularity. Without this, it will be found Foreign and Colonial Notes .................................... 186 port of the various inflections. Ilence it is a that little has been done to prepare him for the C'niversity Intelligence .......................................... common occurrence to find boys who have in reading of the classical authors, which should Mathematics ..................
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and profess to know the Accidence,” making events in most private schools. By means of Answers to Correspondents ............ ................
191 | the strangest blunders when they begin to read a properly-arranged series of “reading-lesThe New law of Bankruptcy .................................
a Latin author, or to translate a simple sen- sons" corresponding to the “ exercises,” the tence into Latin ; thus displaying their igno- pupil may, from the commencement of the
rance, for all practical purposes, of those very study, be provided with materials for translaThe Educational Times. grammatical facts, in attempting to learn tion into English, and thus be almost insen
which they have probably spent two or three sibly prepared to begin the reading of such an years.
author as Caesar or Xenophon, with ease and COLLEGE OF PRECEPTORS. The first thing, then, to be done in order to advantage, and without the intervention of a
| improve the method of elementary classical heterogeneous collection of extracts called a EIGHTH EVENING MEETING. instruction, is to abandon the attempt to make Delectus—a kind of school-book which is, I
I beginners master the inflections of words in the hope, gradually going out of use, and will in This Meeting took place on Wednesday, the abstract and general wav adopted in gram- } time become extinct. loth of September, when Joseph Payne, Esq., mars. Each inflection should be presented At this stage, the advantages of such a plan F.C.P., of Leatherhead, was voted into the separately : its various modifications and its as that which I have rapidly sketched become Chair, and at once called upon Mr. Robson to exact meaning ought to be pointed out: and very apparent. The difficulties usually experead his paper on
then the knowledce so communicated should rienced in commencing the reading of authors THE TEACHING OF THE CLASSICS | be brought into practical use by means of a by those who have merely picked up the mean
?• sufficient number of illustrative sentences in ing of a few unconnected words in their progress LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,—The subject on English and in Latin.
I through the grammar, are great and discouwhich I have undertaken to make a few obser
| vations this evening is one of considerable im
raging. The labour of turning to a dictionary A great defect in many elementary exercise portance, since the study of Latin and Greek Do
Finale for nearly every word that occurs is most books is, that they are composed of single for nearly
ni wearisomo; and the pupil, not being able to words, or of unconnected phrases. This plan occupies a large, not to say an excessive, part
1 renders the study extremely uninteresting, and of the time of the pupils in many schools; and 1
| form beforehand a general notion of the meanenters more or less into the education of most pre
maling of the sentences, has no clue to guide him in precludes the student from thoroughly underof those who are entrusted to the teachers of 5 standing what he is doing, since the real im
selecting from the numerous significations freport of inflections cannot be shown except in
quently assigned to words, those which the conthe middle classes.
text requires, so that he is apt to commit the sentences. Hence the exercises ought, from You are aware that widely different opinions
most ludicrous mistakes. The method of inare entertained respecting the advantages to be the first, to consist of simple but complete pro
struction which I am advocating makes him derived from this study ; some persons main
positions, composed of words illustrative of the
rules under consideration, and the translation taining that they are so great as to justify
acquainted with a large proportion of the words almost exclusive attention to it on the part of Hof which into Latin or Greek by the pupil
in common use; and by unfolding to him, in
d/ the way to be presently explained, the principles "I would require him to apply one or more rules the young ; while other's regard them as alto
of derivation and composition, it renders him explaining how certain cases, persons, tenses, gether problematical or non-existent, and ac
ses, independent, to a considerable extent, of the aid cordingly denounce classical studies as little &C., are formed,
of dictionaries, even in reference to words which better than utter waste of time.
Now as every sentence, even the most simple, he may never have seen before. This is an Having myselfdevoted a considerable portion must contain a nominative and a verb, the first advantage, the value of which can scarcely be of my life to such studies. I can hardly be rule should relate to some forms of nominatives overrated : for the early use of dictionaries is expected to concur in the latter opinion ; I and of verbs. This may appear likely to occa- a very great hindrance to the young student
must at the same time admit that creat coun-sion confusion; but closer examination will of language G'! tenance is afforded to it by the frequently un- show that such an apprehension is unfounded. One of the most remarkable characteristics
satisłactory character of the results of so-called. It is true that in grammars the inflections ofl of Latin and Greek, and indeed of all those classical education.
nouns and of verbs are explained separately; and languages which used to be called Indo-GerMy decided belief is, that the cause of this boys are expected to be perfectly acquainted manic, but which are now frequently designated state of things, and of the unfavourable opinion with the "declensions” before they pass to the the Aryan, is that they consist of a comparą
9. classical studies entertained by many en-l" conjugations.” But although in a syste- tively small number of elements, the various por l Wghtened men, is the fundamentally bad and/matic arrangement of the forms of words such combinations of which constitute their several
erroneous manner in which those studies are separation of nouns from verbs is useful, nay) vocabularies. The meaning of these elements, usually conducted, especially in the elementary unavoidable, it by no means follows that in and the laws which regulate their combinations stages; and my chief obiect this evening is to studying a language all the inflections of sub-land determine their mutual effects, are, there
ve an outline of a method of tenching Latini stantives ought to be learnt before those of fore, among the first points to which the stuand Greek which I believe to be free from the verbs are explained. There is no such logical dent's attention should be directed ; for these wojections which attach to the ordinary plan. I connection between these parts of the grammar being known, he has obtained possession of
the general adoption of which would. Í as that which exists between the propositions of the means which will enable him with compa
at the same time, exe hieber faculties of the min
thoedd never be lost sigh
all but universally adopted
the study of the Classics, and would be studied one after the other.
any given language. me time, exercise and develope thel In like manner, the usual separation of adiec- This analytical method of study, however,
ities of the mind an object which tives from substantives is quite unreasonable. I cannot be pursued satisfactorily, unless it be ver be lost sight of by teachers. Adjectives being mere complements of sub-done thoroughly ; half measures are sure to cat error of the method till recently stañtives, their use and the signification of lead to inconsistency and confusion. Analysis versally adopted in the teaching of their various forms cannot be understood unless I must, therefore, be applied to every word and ang still far too extensively pur-) they are employed together. Besides, the in- form of word that is capable of being so
| almost entirely separates flections of the two classes of words are almost treated, and the elements of which are known,