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(5) " During 1 year (aet. 17) I resided and studied with my uncle [by marriage] and learnt there more of the dead languages than in all my school time."

(6) "My private education at home was much the more valuable."

(7) "Home and self-education developed my observing faculties."

(8) "Pretty much self-taught, but encouraged to use my eyes, wits, and independent thought."

MERITS AND DEMERITS IN EDUCATION BALANCED
-FOUR REPLIES.

(1) " Left to myself, and I pursued a discursive line. As compared with ordinary schools, I think self-teaching has many advantages for boys of active minds ; but intelligent teaching and insisting on accuracy and completeness would have produced a much more efficient man."

(2) " The merits of my education consisted in the great number of studies connected with