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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HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED MINUTE OF LORD MACAULAY),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
" 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
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
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