5 OCTOBER 1895, Page 25

An Historical Survey of Pre-Christian Education. By S. S. Lawrie,

A.M. (Longmans.)—Three of the sections in this volume are of special value, those which deal with China, Greece, and Rome. In respect of China—where, however, there is more examination than education—Professor Lawrie argues, and doubtless with some safety, from the present to the past. Greek and Roman education have been treated of by various writers, and there is an abundance of material. Professor Lawrie has made good use of his opportunities, and produced an account which will be found serviceable by all who may desire to study the subject. The other notices mentioned in the volume have been included rather to give a formal completeness to the volume than because there was much to say about them.