13 AUGUST 1864, Page 24

Education and School. By the Rev. Edward Thring, Head Master

of Uppingham School. (Macmillan and Co.)—A good defence of the public-school system, as it exists at Rugby, Marlborough, and, we do not doubt, Uppingham. But Mr. Thring quite admits that it is only suited for the classes who can afford to pay highly. As training schools for the aristocratic portion of our society public schools doubtless produce the result desired, and probably also for that portion of the middle class which requires a University degree.