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in defence of, can be sufficiently clear and conclusive, 297— decisive
arguments in refutation of, 301.
Quarantine Laws, propriety of the, urged, 475.
tion in the murder of Darnley, 2.
Revolution, Danish, when brought about, and by whom, 371.
Sackatoo, capital of the Felatah empire, described, 203.
which it flows, 197.
the, and with whom, 198.
of com, 320.
pains and penalties, 492.
a certain part of the brain, 274.
of England dissolved, 491.
-fluctuating character of, 368–instances of his impolitic administra-
Tarannes, policy recommended by, to the Court of France, 127.
Thomas a Kempis, who is generally allowed to have been the author of
the book entitled, and how long the controversy concerning it was
Walker, the curate of Dr Gauden, testimony of, regarding the Icon Basi-
Church and State, 494-remarks on it, and by whom, 495_observa-
tions on a quotation of, from Icon Basilike, 497.
END OF VOLUME FORTY-FOURTH.
No. LXXXIX. will be published in December.
Printed by J. Hutchison,
THE EDINBURGH ACADEMY.
The DIRECTORS being frequently applied to, by persons at a distance, for information respecting the Plan upon which the ACADEMY is conducted, the expense, and other particulars, have printed the following Statement, as the most convenient and satisfactory form of returning an answer to such applications.
The EDINBURGH ACADEMY is a Public Classical Scbool, for Boys from eight to fifteen or sixteen years of age.
It was established by Private Subscription, sbe Subscribers having rated the necessary fonds by Proprietary Shares, and the Proprietors were formed into a Body Corporate by a Royal Charter. The superintendence is restes it ffure Directors, chosen by the Proprietors from anyong their own body.
The Establishment was opened on 1st of October 1824, ad the studies of each yez commence on the let of October, and contíone till 1st August, wbco the Vacation begins. It consisted at that time of a Rector, four Classical Musern, a Maste for the English Language and Literature, a Master for Arithmetic and Geometry, with two Assistants, and a Writáng Master with two Assistants, a French Master is now added.
When a Boy commences his Classical Stones at the ACADENI, he enters the Fur Butor Clase. He continues to be tanght excinsirely by the same Master Strongly impressed with the conviction of the evil consequences that have frequently resulted from this system, and urged by the solicitations of the parents of Boys at the ACADEMY, the Directors have remodelled the system from the commencement of the fifth year's studies, and have now made arrangements for extending the course of instruction from six to seven years.
in the Classica department) for four years, anring whách time be belongs to the Fi, Saront, Third, and Fourth Classes in snoressare year.
Accoming to the original plan, a Bor at the commencement of fue funt year vz to leave his former Classic Master, to enter Ehe Bector's Class, and remain theme to rears, to complete the courke of instruction, consisting of Zag. Tist, Latin, Greek, Geograpy, Writing Ariftmetik, and Geometry, which was
sualifullowed, with the exception of Geometry, at the Eigh Schupi Edin bangt, aut etter similar estatilishments in Scotlani.. previously 10 ha guing to the Cniversity. It has, however, weer img a subject to regret with many parents in Selani chat, by tras Erstemn, their son are oblige i terminate their schon erration at an age much zop early for feir entering noun the ani parative interendent hie of a College studier. Es fuis coure of six years bring them to the Universty at the early age of fourteen, freed at one from the regular dincinine of a Scho, with this farther thisadvantage fra fire beDL. Of the C leres Que no extend beyond six months.
During the three last years, the Boys will belong to the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Classes, respectively. The Classical instruction of these Pupils will be divided between the Rector and the under Masters. Instead of all connexion ceasing, at the end of the fourth year, between the Pupil and the Master with whom he com. menced his Studies, as was the case in the former system, the Pupil will now be one half the time under that Master, in the fifth, sixth, and seventh years, and the other half under the Rector. The Rector will prescribe the Studies in each of these Classes, the Masters acting as his Assistants in preparing the Pupils in that work which they are daily to go through with him. A very important benefit flows from this arrangement, for the Boys will have the advantage of continaing under a Master with whom they are perfectly acquainted, and who, by long experience, has acquired a thorough knowledge of the habits and dispositions of his Pupils; and the Master, besides the gratification of sharing more largely in the honour of turning out a distinguished Scholar, in place of being confined to the elementary Books, will have the satisfaction of accompanying his Pupils in their Studies of the higher Classics,
The four junior Classes are examined for two hours once a-fortnight by the Rector.
The state of advancement of each class may partially be judged of by the following statement of the Studies of the first year of the Institution, 1824-25: FIRST CLASS.- Latin-Ruddiman's Rudiments and Valpy's Delectus; Geography
and Writing SECOND CLASS.-Latin Adam's Grainmar, Phædrus, Cornelius Nepos; Greek
Charter-House Rudiments ; Geography and Writing. THIRD CLASS.-Latin-Mair's Introduction to Syntax, Cæsar's Commentaries,
Ovidii Electa ; Greek-Charter-House Rudiments, Sandford's Exercises and
Extracts; Geography, Arithmetic, and Writing. FOURTH CLASS.-Latin-Æneid, and Composition in Prose, and in Hexameter
and Pentameter Verse ; Greek - Charter House Rudiments, Sandford's Exer.
cises and Extracts ; Geography, Arithmetic, and Writing. RECTOR'S CLARS.-Latin-Sixth and Ninth Books of the Æneid, four Books of
the Odes of Horace, Twenty-first Book of Livy, Compositions in Elegiac and Sapphic Measure, and Recitations from Virgil, Horace, and Livy ; GreekMoor's Greek Grammar, Dalzell's Analecta Minora, First Book of Xenophon's Anabasis, Sandford's Greek Exercises, Adam's Roman Antiquities, Geography,
Writing, Arithmetic, and First Book of Euclid. In all the Classes, a portion of the time is allotted to English Grammar, Reading,
Recitation, and Prose Composition.
Since the first of October 1825, the course of instruction in the four junior Classes has been nearly the same as what is stated above. The Boys who were in the Fourth Class last year, constitute the Fifth Class this year, and have been partly taught by their former Master, and partly by tbe Rector. Their Stu. dies since the 1st October have been as follows:- They have read a considerable portion of Sandford's Greek Extracts, the First Book of Xenophon's Anabasis, the Twenty-second Book of Livy, and the three first 'Books of Horace; they have been regularly exercised in the practice of Composition in Latin Prose and Verse; they have studied the Geography of Ancient and Modern Greece, Asia Minor, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt.
Those who constitute what in the above statement is termed the Rector's Class this year form the Sixth Class. They haye been almost exclusively taught by the Rector, and their Studies, since the 1st of October, have been as follows : They have read the Second, Third, and Fourth Books of Xenophon's Anabasis, the Medea of Euripides, and the Acts of the Apostles. In Latin, they have read the Twenty-second Book of Livy, the Adelphi of Terence, the Second and Third
Book of Virgil's Georgics, his Eclogues, and a considerable portion of Horace's Satires and Epistles. Their exercises in Composition have been particularly at. tended to. Their Studies in Geography have been the same as those in the Fifth Class.
During the present year, the Studies of the Fifth and Sixth Classes, under the Mathematical Master, have been
ARITHMETIC as far as the Extraction of the Square and Cube Roots ; First Three Books of Euclid ; and Algebra, as far as Quadratic Equations.
With regard to the extent of instruction proposed to be followed in the Seventh Class, which is to commence 1st October 1826, it is expected that the greater pro. portion of the Class will be able to read, in Latin, Tacitus, and such parts of Lu. cretius and Juvenal as are proper to put into the hands of Boys ;in Greek, Ho. mer, several of the Plays of Euripides and Sophocles, and the Historical parts of Herodotus; and that the greatest benefit will be derived from the opportunity that will be afforded of paying greater attention to composition in Greek and Latin Prose and Verse.
With regard to Mathematics, where the Pupils come under the charge of the Mathematical Master at the beginning of the third year, the majority of them will, in the Seventh Class, accomplish Euclid, Plane and Spherical Trigonometry, Conic Sections, Algebra, and Practical Mathematics.
With regard to French, it is presumed that an hour's instruction every day, for ten months, will enable the majority of the Pupils to read and understand, grammatically, the more easy Authors in that Language.
All the Classes in the ACADEMY are under the superintendence and control of the Rector, the Reverend John WILLIAMS, (late of Baliol College, Oxford, and Vicar of Lampeter.)
There are Libraries in the Third and Senior Classes, consisting of Books of in. struction and amusement, suited to the age of the Boys in the different Classes. These Books are lent out weekly to the Pupils, at the discretion of the Master, as a reward for good conduct.
The hours of attendance are from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M., with various short intervals for play.
There are large and commodious Rooms for each Class, with a Hall for occa. sional Meetings and Public Exhibitions of the whole School. There are about three acres of play-ground, surrounded with a wall, in the centre of which the building is situated, and the Gates are locked from 9 to 3 o'clock.
The expense of the ACADEMY to each Pupil is as follows:
Every Pupil pays annually, in the month of October, an Academy Fee, which is Two Guineas for the First Class, and Three Guineas for each subsequent year.
The Fees for instruction are payable at two periods, viz. October and March, in equal sums; and these, together with the Academy Fee, make the whole amount payable annually by each Pupil in the respective Classes, as follows: First Class, .....................
...............£.7 2 0
.....................8 13 0
Average annual expense of the seven years.....10 2 7 There are no other payments for any purpose whatever, nor are any presents or gratuities by the Pupils permitted.
The number of Boys in each Class is limited to 110.
The Children and Grandchildren of Proprietors have a preference, provided their names are given in to the Secretary three months before the annual opening of the School, on the 1st October. In all other cases, all that is necessary is to enter the Boy's name in the Secretary's book, and he is admitted in the order of appli. cation.
The Vacation lasts the whole of the months of August and September. There is also a Vacation of a week at Christmas ; but there are no other Holidays