2 APRIL 1887, Page 23

Experiences of a Woolwich Professor. By Major-General A. W. Dray-

son. (Chapman and Hall.)—We confess to having been somewhat dis- appointed withthis book. We expected to find interesting or entertain- ing reminiseenees, but met with little or nothing of the kind. General Drayson has complaints to make against the management of things at Woolwieh and elsewhere, and ideas of hie own as to what should be done, and this volume is chiefly devoted to setting them forth. He tells us little of his actual experiences as a professor, and though he may be instructive, he is not entertaining, a quality which he certainly possesses in other fields of literature. Perhaps the best chapter in the book is that in which he applies the prineiples of phrenology to the discovery of character. It would take too much time to disease the educational views pot forth in this volume, but we may briefly and emphatically record our dissent from the state- ment that " clanks " can only be acquired by cramming. Who WOW ever taught to write Latin prose or to translate at sight by cramming ?