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Abbot of Innisfallen, The : A Killarney Legend. By WILLIAM ALLINGHAM.

American Union, Has England an Interest in the Disruption of the? By GOLDWIN

SMITH

Arnold, Mr. Matthew, and the Great Public Schools : Eton

At the Door : A Dorsetshire Poem. By WILLIAM BARNES

Biography at a Discount. By CHARLES ALLSTOX COLLINS

Bodies and Souls : A Discursive Paper: With Glimpses of the City of Bath

Châlons- The Camp, and Fête Napoleon. By the Rev. FRANCIS TRENCH

Christ Church, The State Vault of. By FRANCES Power COBBE

Competition Wallah, Letters from a :-

Letter XJI. and Last : Education of India since 1835 (with a hitherto

unpublished Minute of Lord Macaulay)

Corruption at Elections: “Mr. Christie's Suggestions." By F. D. MAURICE
Corruption at Elections and The Saturday Rericu. By W. D. CHRISTIE
Dead Men whom I have known; or, Recollections of Three Cities. By the EDITOR :-

“Edina, Scotia's Darling Seat”
Dr. Chalmers—Part I. : His Youth

Part II. : His Middle Life :

Part III. : His Studies, Opinions, and Schemes
Dorsetshire Poems, Two—“Vroin Hinton” and “The Little Hwomestead.” By

WILLIAM BARNES

Eton, A French. By MATTHEW ARNOLD. Part III. .

French City, A Little. By PAILIP GILBERT HAMERTON (Second Article)

Garden Wall, Our. By the Rev. Hogh MACMILLAN .

Girls' Schools. By ARCHIBALD MACLAREN, of the Gymnasium, Oxford

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. By EDWARD Dicer

Herrings and Lochfyne, A Gossip about. By J. G. BERTRAN

Hillyars and the Burtons, The: A Story of Two Families. By Henry KINGSLEY,

Author of "AUSTIN ELLIOT," “ RAVENSHOE,” &c. :

Chapters XXVII.—XXIX.

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Contributors to this Volume.

ALLINGHAM, WILLIAM.
ARNOLD, MATTHEW.
BARNES, REV. WILLIAM.
BERTRAM, J. G.
CHRIST CHURCH, THE DEAN OF.
CHRISTIE, W. D.
COBBE, FRANCES POWER.
COLLINS, CHARLES ALLSTON.
CRAIG, ISA.
DICEY, EDWARD.
HAMERTON, PHILIP GILBERT.
HORT, REV. F. J. A.
KINGSLEY, HENRY.
KNOLLYS, CAPTAIN W. W.
LESLIE, T. E. CLIFFE.
LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH.
LUDLOW, JOHN MALCOLM.
MACLAREN, ARCHIBALD.
MACMILLAN, REV. HUGH.
MASSON, PROFESSOR.
MAURICE, REV. F. D.
MÜLLER, PROFESSOR MAX.
MULOCH, MISS.
MURRAY, E. M.
PHIPSON, DR. T. L.
ROGET, J. Z.
SMITH, PROFESSOR GOLDWIN.
TREVELYAN, G. 0.
TRENCH, REV. FRANCIS.
TULLOCH, THE VERY REV. PRINCIPAL.

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MACMILLAN'S MAGAZINE.

MAY, 1864.

LETTERS FROM A COMPETITION WALLAH.

LETTER XII. AND LAST.-EDUCATION OF INDIA SINCE 1835 (WITH A

HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED MINUTE OF LORD MACAULAY),

MOFUSSILPORE, July 20,

1864. Affghanistan, indited by some bygone DEAR SIMKINS,—You will be glad to councillor who now lies under the grass hear that I passed my second examina- of a church-yard at Cheltenham, or tion some three weeks ago, and have

dozes over

" Allen's Indian Mail in since been settled here as an assistant the subscription reading-room at Torto Tom Goddard. He set me to work

quay

Unfold the packet, and every at first upon the Government School, page teems with the vivid thought, the which was not in a satisfactory state; glowing fancy, the grand yet simple dicand I have gained some valuable expe- tion which has already become classic rience about the operation of our system wherever the English tongue is spoken of public instruction. The natives of or the English literature studied; which India do not seem willing to adopt ages hence will be familiar whether to Christianity as a compensation for the the New Zealander, who from that broloss of national independence; but there ken arch of London Bridge contemplates can be no question whether or not they the ruins of St. Paul's, or (as is far more appreciate the blessings of a sound probable) to the student in some AngloEuropean education. That we have Saxon college founded on the site of a been enabled to offer to our subjects in stockade of the Maori race, already long the East a boon so acceptable, is due extinguished by the combined influence mainly to the exertions of a great man, of fire-water and progressive civilization. who, for the space of more than three At the commencement of the year years, laboured to direct the whole course 1835, the operations of the Committee of instruction into the channels which of Public Instruction, of which Macauit at present occupies. To describe with lay was President, were brought to a my feeble

pen

the nature of the change stand by a decided difference of opinion. which he introduced would be vain and Half of the members were in favour of presumptuous indeed, when he has left Arabic, Persian, and Sanscrit learning ; a monument of that change in his own and the other half in favour of English immortal words. Strange it is, while and the vernacular. The battle was rummaging among the dusty records of fought out over a sum of ten thousand the Public Offices at Calcutta, to light pounds, set apart by Parliament for the upon a yellow bundle of foolscap, tied promotion of literature and science. up with frayed and faded tape, and When the matter came before the Counhoneycombed by the ravages of genera- cil, Macaulay drew up the following tions of white ants. To judge from the minute, which is endorsed thus :.

, appearance, it might well be an ancient

“I give my entire concurrence to the minute upon the question of Half Batta, < sentiments expressed in this minute. or the spread of Russian influence in

“W. BENTINCK.”

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