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LITERARY CRITICISM.

PAGE Grattan's (Thomas C.) Heiress of Bruges

239 BE BCROMBIB'S (Dr) Enquiries on the Intellectual Powers of

History of the Netherlands

179 Truth

299 ckermann's Juvenile Forget-Me-Noi

293
Harrison's (W.) Humourist

277 Adress to the Deil

311 123

Hay's (Major) Narrative of the Peninsular Campaigns ddress to the Burgesses of Scotland

221 280

Hazlitt's (W.) Conversations of James Northcote frantages of Early Rising

Life of Napoleon

285 294 Iventures of a Griffin

Heber, Life of Bishop .

58 tica, The History of Herrick's (Robert) Hesperides

307 251 bum, The Cabinet

161 Hinton's (John) History of the United States

77 bum, The Family

76
Hone's (W.) Annals of the French Revolution .

227 pxander's (Captain J.) Travels in the East

157
Howitt's (R.) Antediluvian Sketches .

223 Illustrations to the Poems and Plays of Shakspeare

124 xander's (Archibald) Evidences of the Christian Religion 58

6 xis' (William) Collected Novels

Ingrate's Gift

Iris, The

359 son's (W. Science of Physiology

280 julet, The

Jerdan's (w.) National Portrait Gallery
302
Johnson, Life of Samuel

260 nales des Mines

87 nual, The Bengal Journal of the Heart

28 290 Journal of a Naturalist

175 uals, German

257 cual, The Landscape

228 Journal of the Royal Institution of Britain ib.

ib. nuals for 1831

Journal, The Edinburgh New Philosophical 235

ib. T-aillegan

Journal, The North of England Medical
161
Jurist, The Scottish

214 thologie Française

215
Juvenile Forget-Me-Not

:

316 thives of History and Literature

45
bembly, Report of the Committee of the General
klason's (Thos.) “ Trystin' Tree"

280
Keightley's (Thomas) History of the War of Independence in
Greece

288 bhage's (Charles) Decline of Science in England Kennedy's (late James) Conversations on Religion

21 106 frlar's (Hugh) Act of Sederunt, &c.

252 143

Kennedy's (W.) Arrow and the Rose
El Barrington and his Friends
Knox's (Robert) System of Human Anatomy

260 213 try's (Lieut-Col.) Views of Brussels 291

25 tay's (F. W.) French Revolution in 1830

Lamb's (Charles) Album Verses 227

214 mard's (late J.) Retrospections of the Stage

Landseer's (Thomas) Sketches of Animals

151 eden's (James) Life of Mrs Jordan

Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels 354

200 Lanktree (John) on Roman Antiquities

125 Furke's (Hannah) O'Donoghue

182 bnan's (Justin) Utility of Latin discussed

Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia 345

58, 110, 222 Azhlon

Lauder's (Sir Thomas Dick) Account of the Great Floods of

175 bagniart's (Alex.) Tableau des Terrains

19 August, 1829 13

210 own's (Capt. Thos.) Anecdotes of Horses

Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft 117 Letters from Thomas Percy

259 letin Universelle 43, 87 Lloyd's (H. E.) Memoirs of George Iv.

107 mden Library, The Juvenile, No. I.

29 242 mpbell's (Lieut.) Dictionary of the Military Science

No. II.

110 173 tambers's (Robt.) Anecdotes of the Three Nations Library, The Family, No. XV.

183 159 No. XVII.

357 (William) Book of Scotland

36
Library, the National, No. II.

241 ipperton (John) on the Gospel

346
Library, the Edinburgh Cabinet, Vol. I. and II.

332, 313 uverie's (M.) Models of French Conversation 214 Life of a Lawyer :

58 krering's (D. C.) Voyage to Spitzbergen 142 Liston's (Robert) Elements of Surgery

306 tnure, Illustratinns of the Anglo-French

359 me Offering Logan's (James) Scottish Gael

339 313 Love, Life of Dr J. seo’s (Don Telesforo de Trueba y) Conquest of Peru

140 375 Lowrie's (w.) Questions on the Doctrines of the Bible

318 stumes of the French Pyrenees 77 Lyell's (Charles) Principles of Geology

116 Menanters, History of the, in Scotland

243 ayon's (Geoffrey) Glance at the Exhibitions of the Works of Major's (Rev. J.) Orestes of Euripides

318 folya (Res. I.) Life and Times of his late Majesty George Iỹ. 315 Melodies, Peninsular

30

258 C#e's (Eyre Evans) History of France 301 Memes's (Dr) Bourrienne's Memoirs of Bonaparte

70, 121, 191 huickshank's (Thomas) Practical Planter 325 Midsummer Medley

159 Mitchel's (Ed.) Anatomy of the Body :

214 skrymple's (Sir Hew) Memoirs 186 | Monsieur Non-tong paw

297 Inson's (Robert) State of Australia 330 Moncrieff's (W.) Old Booty

308 de Franche's (M.) Tableau des Corps Organisés Fossiles 43 Morell's (Rev. T.) Miscellaneous Works of Dr Doddridge 40 155 Morgan's (Lady) France

195 200 Morrison's (C.) Practical Arithmetic

201 227 Murray (John) on Pulmonary Consumption:

172 91 Murray's (John) Researches in Natural History betwnnaire Technologique

57 87 Murray (John) on Atmospherical Electricity

56 fines of the Church of England 29 M‘Der ment's (James) Farmer's Assistant .

259 Beglas's (James) Truths of Religion 'On the Advancement of Society in Knowledge 5 Mackenzie's (George) Manual of the Weather

ib. Mackintosh's (Sir James) History of England

23 and Religion 112

65 bəning 1 (Harriet) Bride of Sicily :

on Ethical Philosophy 200 Mackie's (Charles) Visit of George IV. to Scotland

375 Tie's (Martin) Irish Cottagers

30 MacNab (W.) on Planting tess, the whole Art of

175 225 Macnish's (Robert) Anatomy of Sleep

238 theati's (Andrew) Edinburgh New Dispensatory 184 MacVicar's (J. G.) Elements of the Economy of Nature

26 It's (Pierce) Snuff-box, and the Leetel Bird 375 Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas

208 t's (Mrs Col.) Narrative, &c. 168 Neilson's (Peter) Recollections of America

90 Welopædia Britannica, Vol. I.

3 Nelson's (Rev. Thomas) Biographical Memoirs of Dr Oudney, gravings of Rogers' Italy

101
Captain Clapperton, and Major Laing

213 kavings of Ancient Cathedrals 171 | New Year's Gift

993 Hell's Elements, First Book of 185 Northcote's (James) Life of Titian

353 ans (Rev. R.) Rectory of Valehead 318 Norrington

109 vetement, The 373 Norton's (the Hon. Mrs) Undying One

37 berbach (Anselm Von) on the Legal Institutions of France 87 Olive Branch

332 hati, Life and Adventures of Giovanni 360 Outcast, The

30 ng's (John) Views of the Lakes of Scotland

124 Des (John) Colloquial Arithmetic 29 Pembroke's (W.) Woman-a Satire

226 W:n Exclusives in London

ib. Periodicals for October kt-Me-Not

227 292 Pitcairn's (Robert) Account of the Families of Kennedy 140 186

Criminal Trials bership's Offering

66, 305 275 Pollock's (Robert) Persecuted Family, and 'Ralph Gemmei 294 Porter (George R.) on the Sugar Cane

39 les (John) Life of Lord Byron

165 Southennan

67 | Ravenstondale s (Sir W.) Pompeiana

226 101 Reid's (John) English Grammar :

95 Birman in Black

362 Review of the Principles of Necessary and Contingent Truth 92 bigo (Rev. G. R.) Life of Sir T. Munro 223 Review, the Westminster, No. XXV.

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PAOK Review, the Edinburgh, No. CII.

120 Review, the North American, No. Lvil. :

154 Review, the Quarterly, No. LXXXVI.

243 Review, the Edinburgh, No. CIII.

275 Review, the Foreign Quarterly, No. 311. :

306 Rhodes's (W.) Bombastes Furioso

187 Robertson's (Rev. A.) Vindication of the Religion of the Land 41 Robertson's (David) Parent's Guide to the Baptism of his

259 Rodwell's (J. G.) Rudiments of Harmony

214 Rosamond

308 Rothes (Earl of) on the Affairs of the Kirk' of Scotland

361 Rozet's (M.) Description Geoghostique

43 Russel's (Rév. M.) Discourses on the Minennium :

51 Sandford's (Rev. J.) Remains of Bishop Sandford

104 Schleiermacher's (Dr) Principles of Christian Belief

45 Scottish Tourist and Itinerary

43 Scripture the Test of Character

226 Sea-Kings in England

312 Select Views of the Principal Cities of Europe

214 Sherwood's (Mrs) Juvenile Stories

318 Shobert's (Fred.) Patriot Pather

95 Sillery's (Charles Doyne) Essay on the Creation of the Universe 74 Sonnets of Shakspeare and Milton

227 Souvenir, The Literary, for 1831

256, 287 Spittal's (Robert) Treatise on Auscultation

298 Star, The Polar, Vol. IV.

42 Vol. V. ..

362 Stoddart's (Thomas) Death-Wake

327 Sutherland's (Alex.) Knights of Malta

369 Talbot's (H. F.) Legendary Tales

35 Tales of other Days

214 Teeth and Gums, Economy of the

225 Terroe's (CI H.) Letter to Dr Russel

226 Thompson (Thomas) on Heat and Electricity

42 Thomson's (James) 'Preatise on the Gallopades

291 Thomson's Rev. A.) English and Scottish Dissenters

346 Thomson's James) Seasons and Castle of Indolence

161 Timb's (John) Knowledge for the People

318 Traits of Scottish Life

55 Turcan's (Joha) Practical Baker

201 Valpy's (Rev. F.) Greek Exercises

6 Vega's (Signor Juan de) Journal of a Tour, &c.

93 Water Witch, The

290 Watson's (Rev. Charles) Family Prayers

344 Welsh's (Coloneh) Mirtary Reminiscences

198 White's (Rev. J.) Natural History of Selborne

124 Wifferr's (J. H.) Jerusalem Delivered Woodford's (Ed.) Elements of the Latin Language

6 World, History of the Western :

, 374 MISCELLANECUS LITERATURE.

ORIGINAL PROSE COMMUNICATIONS BY ÅLLAN (GORGE)

113 AUTHORS of the OLD VOLUME,

162,388 AUTHOR of “Tales of a PILGRIM

282 BELL (HENRY G.)

51, 175. 187 BELL (JONATHAN A.)

146 BROWNE (Dr)

161, 189, 201 BRYDSON (Thos )

61, 112 CARNE (John)

390 CHAMBERS (ROBT.)

399 EDITOR IN HIS SLIPPERS

6, 130, 266 ETTRICK SHEPHERD

280, 396 GILLESPIE (Dr

81, 111, 296, 347, 362, 385

, HALL (Mrs S. C.)

382 LORMA

973 MALCOLM (John)

393 SINCLAIR (SIR JOHŇ, Bart.)

387

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Paris and its Environs
Panorama of Switzerland
Roslin, the Chapel and Castle of
Supplicants of Æschylus, and Macdonald's New Statue
Wild's English Cathedrals

THE DRAMA.
The London Drama, pages 15, 247, 260, 283, 297, 308, 322

850, 364, 377, 404. The Edinburgh Drama, pages 15, 536, 348, 349, 377. Theatrical Gossip in every Number, als) App. 13, 15, 19, 51, 35, 41*, 43, 15.

ORIGINAL POETRY.
ALASTOR, Song.

Highland Reaping
Highland Fisłring

Sonnets to Genevieve
ALLAN, (George) Stanzas
ATKINSON, (Thos.) A Ballad

To the Aurora Borealis
BELL, (HENRY G.) Stanzas

Sonnet
To Jaliana
To One I Love
Two Sonnets
The Betrayed One
Two Sonnets
The Death of Pan
Loch Lomond
A Point for the Critics
Matrimony
Love and Jealousy
Scotch Ballad
Sonnet
Sonnet

A Meeting sadder than a Patting
BELL, (JONATHAN A.) Dramatic Sketch
CUNNINGHAM, JALLAN) To Captain Thomas Blair

The Rover's Ship GERTRUDE, Gentleness

"I đo not Weep

Dreams
Stanzas
Remember Me!
Night
A Remembered Hour
OH! Marvel Not

The Absent One
HALL, (S. C.) Fragments-An Indian Battie
HEMANS, (Mrs) Good Night!
HETHERINGTON, (W. M.) The Voice of Streams

To the Wind
Hogg(JAMES) A Ballad from the Gaelic

Alan Dhu

A Genuine Love-Letter :

A Highland Song of Triumph for King William IMLACH, (J.) The Meetiog Smile and Parting Tear

Ane New Sange

The Gloamin
KENNEDY, (W.) Deceruber Twilight

In Honour and Praise of Knavery
KNOWLES, (JAMES S.) Emancipation
LANDON, (Miss) Stanzas
MALCOLM, (JOÁN) A Day at Roslin

The Music of Night
The Cureless Sorrow
Wintér
On the Funeral of a Military Friend

A Christmas Reverie
MAYNE, (W.) To a Stranded Ship
MACDONALD, (LAURENCE) To —

Stanzas
Sonnet
The False One

Stanzas
MACKENZIE, (R. SHELTON) Sonnet

Weep not for Her!
M'LAGGAN, (ALEXANDER) Song
SOUTHEY, (ROBERT) Lines
STODDART, (THOMAS T.) The Lost Jewel

The Sailor's Funeral

A Contrast
TENNANT, (W.) The Sweetest Spot

Tammy Little
The Tangiers Giant

Socratic Prinking Song
WILSON, (JOHN MACKAY) Thoughts of an Absent One
Wilson, WILLIAŃ) A Monody

ANONYMOUS POETRY.
Six Weeks after Marriage
Specimens of Translations from various Languages
The Demon Lady
The Sons of St Luke
The Unblessit Bairn's Stane
Written on the Frith of Forth

LITERARY CHIT-CHAT AND VARIETIE
Pages 17, 31, 50, 63, 86, 99, 113, 149, 164, 178, 191, 206, 219,

248, 263, 283, 323, 352, 365, 380, 406.-also App. 13, 142

31, 35, 41, 41, 43, 45. ADVERTISEMENTS, 150, 108,- also App. p. 1. et seg.

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ANONYMOUS PROSE COMMUNICATIONS. Biographical Sketches of Eminent Persons

59, 95 Buondelmonti

202 Burns, Anecdotes of Robert,

261 Critica Sacra

322 Cuiloden, a Visit to

244 Christmas Day

381 Education in Scotland

80 Erroneous Management of the Edinburgh 'Trustees: Gallery of Sculpture and Drawing Academy

110, 230 Ettrick Shepherd-Aimself -- His Portrait--and his Songs 405 India, Advice to Young Men about to proceed to

333 Maitland Club of Glasgow

260 Majesties, their, Visit to the Theatres

309 Malcolm, Jane (a tale).

29.5 Philosophy of Law

33 Pleasure Islands, some Account of the

335 Priestly, unpub ished Letters of Dr

218 Sculpture-Mr Macdonald's Exhibition

363 Single Blessedness

83 Societies, Literary and Scientific, of Edinburgh

375, 405 Whack, and the Whack System

402 FINE ARTS. Etty's Judith

229 Fine Arts in Scotland-The Scottish Academy

367 Illustrations of the Winter's Wreath

230 Landscape Annual for 1831

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LITERARY CRITICISM.

such as could read with difficulty, thirty-eight ; among

such as had been tolerably educated, forty-four; and among EDUCATION IN SCOTLAND.

such as had received a superior education, sixty-five. Report of the Committee of the General Assembly for in

These reflections have been suggested by the very increasing the means of Education and Religious Instruc- teresting Report of the General Assembly's Committee tior in Scotland, particularly in the Highlands and Is- for increasing the means of education and religious inlands.

A Submitted to the General Assembly, May, struction in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. 1830. Edinburgh.

series of the Committee's Reports, since the period of its

institution, is now before us, and we feel assured that we We have no intention to argue, at this time of day, the could not present our readers with any thing more inteadéantages of diffusing education through the whole body resting than a history of its labours. of the people. It is alike necessary in our crowded ma. There is nothing of which Scotland is more justly nafacturing districts, where the suffocating crowd engen- proud than the education of her peasantry. There is no ders a moral rottenness, and in our lonely valleys, where brighter gem in that crown of glory which hängs suspended the absence of human conversation petrifies or brutities over our national church, than her anxious care for the unithe heart. By awakening the intellectual powers, it, and versal diffusion of knowledge. But there is one part of it alone, raises man superior to his mere animal propen our land to which the benefits of this motherly solicitude sities, and gives him the mastery over them. There is not had not been able to penetrate,--those mountain and a more glaring error in the long catalogue of prejudices island districts chiefly inhabited by the Celtic race. Not to which men cling with such desperate affection, than that that the necessities of this part of our population were unwhich would persuade us, an uneducated community can known, but that all endeavours to remove them had hibe virtuous. They have, it is true, the common affec- therto been fruitless. An attempt was made by the Ge.. tions of humanity, and find a pleasure in their exercise ; neral Assembly, shortly after the Revolation, to secure but even in this gentler mood they are pettish, wayward, the education of a number of the native Gael competent and not to be depended upon; and let self once come in to act as ministers, but seems to have failed, for we hear the way, and their humanity quickly disappears. We no more of it. In 1704, the Commission of Assembly have now examined, sometimes with our own eyes, some was appointed, and instructed to raise a fund by parotimes in books, most countries in Europe, and although chial and other contributions, with a view to increasing we have found crime fostered and exaggerated by favour- the means of education in the Highlands. After fire ing circumstances, yet, amid all the anomalies of human years of fruitless attempts, the Assembly directed such society, we have found one principle always hold--the sums as had been collected, to be transferred to the Solower a community in the scale of intelligence, the lower ciety for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, at it likewise stands in moral worth. Two very striking that time recently established by a few private individuals, instances occur to us at this moment. The one belongs and erected into a corporation by a charter from Queen to our own country. The mining district of Leadhills, Anne. The society immediately applied these sums to on the borders of Clydesdale and Dumfries-shire, was the very object contemplated by the Assembly. Since noted about the commencement of the eighteenth cen- | 1725, a sum has been annually allowed by government tary, for being inhabited by the most lawless and brutal for the support of missionaries and catechists in the race in the south of Scotland. A Mr Goldie (of the Highlands and Islands, and administered by a Commitsame family, we believe, into which the lady married who tee of the Assembly. In addition to these provisions, furnished Sir Walter Scott with the first hint of his Jeanie there were the regular parish schools ; and at a later date, Deans) was appointed superintendent of the lead mines those instituted by the Gaelic School Society, which, there, and conceived the idea of instituting a free school. however, confined themselves to elementary instruction The effects soon showed themselves. Since that time in reading Gaelic. With all these aids, however, the proLeadhills, although situated in an almost inaccessible part visions for education in the Highlands were extremely of the country, and affording what has ever been esteemed insufficient. It appeared from the returns obtained by one of the greatest encouragements to crime, a facility of Principal Baird in 1825, “ that in the six synods of Arescaping into a neighbouring jurisdiction, has given even gyle, Glenelg, Ross, Sutherland and Caithness, Orkney, less trouble to the county police than any of its neigh- and Shetland, containing 143 parishes, and a population bours. Our second instance is taken from an official re- of 377,730 persons, no less than 250 additional schools, port pablished in the Moniteur, concerning the alminis- and 130 catechists, were urgently called for." tration of justice in criminal matters for France in 1828. Dr Baird's attention was first directed to the state of According to this document, out of every hundred per our Highland population while acting as conyener to a sons accused of criminal acts, on an average only forty Committee of the General Assembly, nominated to revise were found to have received even the slightest degree of and transmit to the several parishes the queries issued by instruction, whilst the other three-fifths were uniformly the Commission of Parliament appointed in 1818, to enfound in a state of the most complete ignorance. A si- quire into the existing state of education throughout the milar proportion holds among those who were acquitted, United Kingdom. Struck by the picture which these Among such as could neither read nor write, the propor returns presented of the destitute condition of our Hightion of acquittals was thirty-seven in the hundred; among land districts, he persuaded, in 1824, the Presbytery of

Edinburgh to overture the ensuing Assembly on the sub were justly deemed to have the more immediate claims on ject. Not contented with this, he stirred up several other their attention. Presbyteries and Synods with which he corresponded, to The Committee at the same time corresponded with follow the example thus set them. And finally, in order the heritors, from whom they solicited the accommodato create a popular inclination to the proposed measure, tions required: for the convenience of the schoolmasters. he prepared, a few weeks before the meeting of the As- These consisted of— Ist. A school-house ; 2d. A dwellsembly, an abstract of the returns, so far as they illustra-ing-house, containing two apartments at least ; 3d. A garted the more striking deficiencies in education and religious den ; 4th. Fuel; 5th. Grass for the summer and winter knowledge throughout the Highlands and Islands. This maintenance of a cow. They were encouraged to demand abstract was printed and circulated largely among the so much, by the success which had attended similar apMembers of Assembly during the first days of the Ses- plications on the part of the Society for Propagating sion. These industrious preparations, seconded by a host Christian Knowledge. It had been found, too, that the of talent in the Assembly, were successful. A committee heritors, who had thus contributed in behalf of the Sowas appointed to digest a plan for the promotion of edu- ciety's schools, were led to take a warmer interest in their cation in such districts as should be found most to stand welfare. And it has since appeared, that the provision in need of assistance ; and also, to ascertain what degree of such accommodations has the effect of increasing the of co-operation might be expected from heritors and other respect paid to the schoolmaster by the peasantry. inhabitants of the country on the one hand, and from go The Committee next set itself to prepare a set of elevernment on the other.

mentary school-books in the Gaelic language. These are The first meeting of the Committee was held in the four in number, and are sold for Is. 2d. The set of month of June, 1824. The first step taken was to de- English school-books which was afterwards added costs volve the active management of the business intrusted to 2s. 4d. Thus a scholar is enabled to procure, for 3s. Od., them on a Sub-committee, consisting of a select few of all the books which he requires, from the time he comtheir number. This was wisely done,-for, though the mences the alphabet, till he finishes his course of elemany may deliberate, it is only the few who can execute. mentary instruction. This Sub-committee has been continued upon the suc It is not to be thought that the Committee set about cessive re-appointments of its constituent, and has hither these operations exactly in the order here stated, or that to acted as the sole executive. Those gentlemen who only one of them occupied their attention at one time. have deserved so well of the Highlands ought to be held We have merely mentioned their occupations thus systemin memory, and what little we can contribute to that de-atically and apart, in order to give the reader a clearer sirable end, shall not be wanting. The Sub-committee notion of what they effected. They were likewise busied, consists of the Rev. Principal Baird ; Dr David Dick- during that year, examining candidates for employment Bon, Dr Andrew Thomson, Dr John Lee; and John as teachers; framing regulations for the management of Tawse, Robert Paul, James M‘Innes, and Robert Roy, their schools ; and devising a form of commission for Esquires. To these we may add the name of Mr Gor- their schoolmasters. But, above all, they were busy redon, the indefatigable and intelligent secretary of the commending and encouraging parochial collections in the Committee.

churches and chapels of ease of the establishment, and soThe Committee commenced its operations by prepa- liciting general subscriptions from other sources. In stirring a set of queries, which were transmitted early in the ring up the public mind, they were spurring a willing summer to every clergyman in Scotland. The informa- horse. They were enabled to report to the General Astion sought was, in what districts the provisions for the sembly, in 1826, that a fund had been realized, amounteducation of the community were most deficient; and ing to £5488_chiefly derived from parochial collections also, “ how far heritors and other parishioners, forming -although not one-half of the parishes of Scotland had the respectable and elevated classes, might be disposed to at that date found it convenient to contribute. They concur in supporting the proposed undertaking, upon a announced to the Assembly, at the same time, that they free charitable contribution, that should preserve it inde- had, after due enquiry, selected forty stations for schools, pendent of any aid from government, like other institu- in different districts, throughout the Highlands and Istions of a similar nature in Scotland." The returns to lands, where heritors had engaged to supply the requisite these queries established a fearfully low state of educa- accommodations; and that they had already two schools tional provisions in the Highlands and Islands ; but at in actual operation. The first of the Assembly's schools the same time, the existence of an ardent desire of know was established at Ullapool in the month of October, ledge on the part of the population, a liberal willingness 1825. on the part of the heritors to lend their assistance, and a In 1827, the Committee communicated to the Assemfair hope that, for the present at least, any aid from go-bly the gratifying intelligence, that L. 2151 had been addvernment might be dispensed with. The Assembly, upon ed to their fund during the preceding year ; that thirtyreceiving, in 1825, the Committee's report of these cir-five schools had been placed under the management of cumstances, authorised them to ascertain the practicabi-well-qualified teachers; and that eighty-six stations had lity of the plan they had recommended.

been selected for the purpose of planting schools, as soon The committee now corresponded extensively with the as accommodations should be provided. The Committee Highland clergymen respecting the most suitable stations had by this time found themselves in a situation to turn for schools. By these gentlemen two sorts of exigencies were their attention to those districts which were possessed of submitted to their notice. In the one case, owing to the elementary schools, but were too poor to support a teacher want of any school whatever, the population of whole dis- of the higher branches of education, although the public tricts were unable to read or write. In the other, the com mind was sufficiently advanced to be aware of their immon branches had been taught more generally; but the portance. The plan was adopted of offering to teachers desire of the people, seconded by the recommendation of the qualified in the higher branches a salary exceeding by a heritors and ministers, was, that tuition in Latin, gengra- trifle what was offered to mere elementary teachers ; and phy, and practical mathematics, should also be afforded to on such terms a number of well-qualified individuals was such as wished it. In both cases the Committee recog soon obtained. nised the propriety of these suggestions, remembering (to The receipts of the Committee in 1827-8 amounted to use their own words)“ the generous views entertained, somewhat more than L. 1600. The number of schools centuries ago, by the legislature of this country, when, in active operation at the close of this year was not fewer even at a less enlightened period, it enjoined the means of than seventy. The receipts from May, 1828, to May, a classical education to be provided at every parish school." | 1829, somewhat exceeded L. 2700. After all the expenses Those districts, however, which stood in the first case, incurred during the year had been paid off, there remained

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