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foreseen trials, be obliged to support themselves, and how can they be so well fitted to meet reverses as by disciplining their minds for whatever may befall them, and enabling them to qualify themselves for any station they may be called to fill? Many have complained of the injury which would accrue to private establishments in consequence of the superior advantages offered on reasonable terms in this public institution; but private good must always be sacrificed to public advantage-as railroads were not prevented because the reduced number of travellers would injure the turnpike roads ; so the rapid movements of education cannot be kept back for a similar reason. Combination is necessary to accomplish a great end, and without the admission of a large number of pupils, the services of the first-rate professors could not be obtained. Schools are, however, allowed to share the same privileges, and some are gladly availing themselves of the permission.

Separate classes are formed for theology, moral, mental, and natural philosophy, modern and ancient history, English literature, composition, and grammar, reading, geography, arithmetic, and the mathematics. Also for the Latin, German, French, and Italian languages, for drawing and painting, either in figure or landscape, for music, both vocal, instrumental, and scientific, and for instruction in the art of teaching.

To these are added gratuitous Evening Classes, on the same subjects, for Governesses who are employed during the day, and classes are now commenced for younger pupils, to prepare them for deriving the full benefit of afterwards being admitted to the College.

Courses of Lectures are also given on different branches of science. Each pupil is allowed to select the studies to which she desires to attend, and to join only in such as she thinks desirable.

The rapid increase of the students proves that the public is beginning duly to estimate the advantages thus provided for female education.

Every arrangement is made to promote the comfort and accommodation of the pupils, who, though not resident, may remain at the College during the class hours, and pursue their studies in the intervals between the lessons.

A Library for reference is in the course of formation, and maps and other facilities for improvement are provided.

Ladies are appointed as visitors, who are present in rotation, to see that the regulations of the College* are duly observed. The studies are so varied as to produce the strongest motive to exertion, without the false stimulus of emulation.

Those who have hitherto learned on the ordinary method, can here share benefits which can be met with only in a public institution, where the Professors consecrate their talents to the noble object of training the future instructors of the rising generation. However excellent the teaching of some women may be for young children, it must be admitted, that after the elements of education have been imparted, the highest advantage is derived from the teaching of superior men.

* As other Institutions have adopted a similar title, it should be observed that Queen's College, instituted by royal obarter, is at 67, Harley-street, Cavendish-square.

Their greater depth of thought and reflection, and the mental discipline to which they have been subjected, enable them most effectually to inform and enlarge the minds of others. Their acquaintance with the laws of language, and the sources whence it is derived, lead them to regard with solemnity the words they employ, and thus give a depth of meaning to phrases and forms of speech of which those not so initiated have no conception. The tendency of women's minds to use desultory and unmeaning phraseology is corrected when they have the benefit of such instruction, and they unconsciously receive a stimulus to exertion. They see that education is not learning by heart, that task-work is not development of mind, and that the knowledge of books is not wisdom. They perceive that if ever they are to exercise a useful influence over others it must be by awakening their faculties, by calling out their energies, by showing them that the cultivation of the mind is the highest prerogative, and will bring rich fruits to reward the toil.

Another advantage to be derived from this source is, that of effectually destroying all conceit of their own superiority. Pigmies who lived in the society of giants would not boast of their height. Those persons who always revolve within

their own narrow circle, fancy that all beyond it are in error; but let them once get into a larger sphere, and they will find that in thus “comparing themselves with themselves, they were not wise.”

But what human plan was ever devised which has escaped opposition: The education of a woman, some say, and truly, does not consist so much in what she learns, as in the formation of her habits, character, and principles. But this, though apparently a formidable objection to the college system, is, in reality, its recommendation. It would be sinful to take the responsibility of training girls out of the hands of the mother; to her it legitimately belongs, and to liberate her from her duties would be to strike at the root of all that is sacred; but it is to enable her to fulfil those duties with a freer mind, that the offices of teacher and educator are thus separated. Many a girl goes out into the world, or enters a family

a governess, who never supposed that any plans but those adopted in the school where she was brought up could be right. She has no notions beyond the routine she there pursued, and her mind, being dwarfed and stunted, never expands to a healthy growth. The training pursued at Queen's College is admirably adapted to correct these erroneous views, because a higher standard is raised, and wider views of things opened. The very fact that each subject is taught by a separate professor, secures variety, and necessarily brings subjects of thought in different ways before the mind.


“ There is much, very much, of which I know nothing,” must be the constant feeling of every pupil. “I must press forward; I see how to go on; there are difficulties, but these are not insuperable; there are helps which I can obtain. I know how to gain the information I seek; I must work; there are realities before me; there is a solemn meaning in life, in power, in truth. I am a responsible and immortal being. I am answerable for all the gifts bestowed upon me. Time is a gift, instruction is a gift, life is a gift, influence is a gift. These are God's gifts; to Him I must account for my use of them.”

This is the tone of all that they are taught, and this, through God's blessing, will produce a living change on those who are brought under its influence. It is a minor advantage to speak of the change of voice, and manner, and subject, which occurs at the end of each hour, but it is by no means a trifling help to a student. The attention, instead of becoming wearied, is roused and quickened, and fresh life infused into the whole class.

This institution may seem a very unimportant movement to bystanders, to those who are wont to look on the education of girls as something that always has been got through, either in schools, or at home, and who see no particular need of a radical change; but to others who look more deeply into the subject, the question has been perpetually occurring — " How have teachers been taught? Has there ever been a regular discipline and train

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