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242   ENGLISH MEN OF SCIENCE.   [CHAP.

MERITS IN EDUCATION : VARIETY OF SUBJECTS
-NINE REPLIES.

(1) " Not tied down to old courses of classics and mathematics."

(2) "My master (Bet. 15-17) was a man of scientific and generally liberal turn of mind."

(3) " Sufficient groundwork in many subjects to avoid error."

(4) "Early introduced to many subjects of interest."

(5) " A well-balanced education [including chemistry, botany, logic, and political economy]."

(6) "A variety of subjects and attention to details. Coming in contact with persons of every rank [in Scotland], and sitting on the same form with the sons of tradesmen and ploughmen, as well as of gentlemen."

.(7 & 8) Two cases ; both [being Englishmen] praise Scotch system of education.