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4. Quarterly Journal of Education, No. VI. This journal steadily

perseveres in the course commenced by it. It is a stre- nuous and steady, an enlightened and erudite critic of the exist- ing scholastic institutions, and a very shrewd inquirer into the merits of prevailing systems and universally received text-books. Its defect is the uniform gravity of its didactic style: instruction is communicated in one grave tone, and in no other. No other is indeed wanted, by those already alive to the importance of good. education and the defects of the existing schemes. There is, moreover, too much attention paid and consequence attached to classical literature and its claims, to form the staple of an Englishman's education. On this subject, we would direct the- attention of our readers to