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EDUCATION.   237

content myself with broad lights and shades. The following answers are extracts, and, in some few cases, abstracts ; they convey the general tone of the several replies as nearly as possible.

The groups under which I have sorted them are these :

Merits:

Education praised throughout,

or nearly so   . 10 replies

Variety of subjects   . 10

A little science at school 3 „ „ Simple things well taught 3 „ „   Liberty and leisure   . 3 „

„   Home teaching and en

couragement .   . 8   „

Merits and demerits balanced   , 4 „

Demerits :

Narrow Narrow education   . 32 „ „ Want of system and bad

teaching .   10   „

„   Unclassed   . 4   „

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Total .   8 7