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to take holy orders than to follow, for life, the erally the members of the government, represent occupation of teachers. He also showed how the voluntary system. Either two parties united,

unfairly government money is at present distri. as Mr. Gibson has remarked, would overthrow NEW YORK, APRIL 16, 1855.

buted in different parts of England, so that many the third. It is quite probable that a union or of the richest districts receive the largest, and compromise will be effected between the seculars many of the poorest receive the smallest amount and the Manchester and Salford party. Some

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a Ministry of Education responsible to the House want of education, which now prevails among Berlin. of Commons.

the lower classes of Great Britain, may be F. MULLER,


But this is not the only important change. speedily removed. Hector Bossange,


Much more must be done, in the aggregate, for Leave was given to Sir J. Pakington to bring public instruction than ever heretofore. To in his bill, and after Easter, the discussion of his illustrate this position, Sir J. Pakington pro- views will be earnestly resumed

duced an immense number of facts, to show that An interesting discussion took place in the a large part of the children in Great Britain reBritish House of Commons, on the 16th of March, ceive no school education whatever; that many in reference to National Popular Education. who are nominally taught, are really kept in

We learn from a gentleman who has recently This important subject has been almost dropped extreme ignorance; that England is in a worse visited the studio of Professor Rauch, in Berlin in the public council since the present war com- condition, in this respect, than almost any other that this venerable sculptor, now seventy-eight menced. Lord Joun Russell, indeed, while Pre- civilized country, and that deplorable conse- years old, is constantly engaged upon new sident of the Privy Council, early in the present quences will inevitably ensue from prolonging works of art. From early morning until dark, session of Parliament, did give notice of a bill the present state of things.

he may daily be seen in his rooms, moulding for the promotion of education, which he intend- The bill which he asks leave to introduce is dead clay, or carving rough marble into forms ed to introduce; but his lordship’s sudden retreat designed to secure to every child the benefits of life and beauty. In native genius and varied from one Ministry, his acceptance of a portfolio of a good education. He proposes that the sys- achievements

, as well as in advanced age and in another, his departure for Vienna to negotiate tem of local boards, adopted, not long ago, in re- prolonged activity, Professor Raucu deserves to for peace, while, at the same time, nominally ference to the care of the poor in England, shall be ranked with three other distinguished scholdirecting in London the administration of fifty be applied, as in America, to the administra- ars of Berlin, HUMBOLDT, Ritter, and Grimm, colonies, must have so absorbed his attention, as tion of the common local schools; he proposes who, late in life, preserve the full maturity of to make him quite oblivious of such matters as that rates shall be levied to defray, in part, the their powers, and labor still with that unceasing common schools for the people, which can be expenses of education, while appropriations shall diligence which is usually confined to men of attended to at any time. Notwithstanding the also be made by the general government; and younger years. pressure of war debates, Sir J. Pakington has he proposes, also, that the schools shall be free Professor Rauch sends several contributions succeeded in gaining an evening for the discus- to all.

to the approaching exhibition in Paris. Among sion of Public Education, and, without waiting In reference to the great question of religious them will be a large model, finely executed in for the return of Lord John Russell, he has instruction, which divides the friends of educa- plaster, of what is, undoubtedly, his greatest asked leave of the House of Commons to intro- tion in England, he takes the following position: work, the monument of Frederic the Great, duce a bill for the promotion of Popular Instruc- As England is a Christian land, it will not be ac. erected in 1851, under the Lindens, in Berlin. tion in Great Britain. This request he urged in ceptable to the mass of the people to have no re. It may be interesting to remark, in this conneca speech of great length and power, and whether ligious instruction ; as the Established Church tion, that in the atelier of the Professor, may still his precise views be adopted or not, he deserves is greatly in the majority over any one other de- be seen the various models for a monument to the thanks of every friend of education, for the nomination, a majority of the people would pre- that illustrious sovereign, which he made, before earnest and effective manner in which he urged fer that its doctrines should be taught to those arriving at the conception of the present finished the consideration of this subject upon the House of any other sect. But England is a free land, statue. Each step was one of progress from the of Commons. Our limits do not allow us to give and the rights of men of different religious persua- simple figure of the monarch standing upon a a long sketch of his remarks, but as we have sions must be respected. He accordingly proposes pillar, copied from that of Trajan, like the monualready introduced the mat:er of English Public that religious instruction shall be given in ment of the Great Napoleon, in the Place Ven. Education to our readers, and as we hope to fol- schools according to the doctrines of the majori- dome, at Paris, to the equestrian statue finally low the debates, which are now resumed, in ty of the families among whom the school is es adopted, based upon a pedestal of original design, reference thereto, we briefly refer to the recent tablished. At the same time, no parent shall be adorned with scenes, in relief, from Frederic's discussion, which may properly be regarded as required to keep his children at school during life, and with incidental commemorations of the introductory to more close investigations. the hours of that sort of religious instruction distinguished men who flourished in his reign.

Sir J. Pakington urged, in the first place, the from which he conscientiously dissents. Sir J. Among other things to be sent to Paris by establishment of a ministry of Public Education, Pakington alluded to the American system of Professor Rauch, will be a fine bust of the late like that which is found in every other country giving religious instruction in Sunday schools ; King of Prussia, Frederic William III, and also, of Europe. At present, the funds appropriated but he argued that, under existing circumstances, one of the celebrated Philosopher Schleierfor instruction in England, amounting, of late, to the system could not be adopted in England. macher. some hundred thousand pounds a year, are dis- As a whole, his views undoubtedly commend Professor Raucu is now engaged on a statue tributed by a committee of the Privy Council, themselves to a large number of supporters, but of Moses, who is earnestly engaged in supplicawho are only responsible to the Crown. The this matter of religious instruction is one upon tion, while his outstretched arms are supported advantage of a change will be that the Minister which further compromises must yet be made. by his friends, Aaron and Hur. will be directly responsible to Parliament for his Of the three great parties into which English It is designed for the Friedens Kirche at Potsconduct, as much as the First Lord of the Trea: educationists divide themselves, the voluntaries, dam, which the present King of Prussia, a dissury, or the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The the seculars, and the friends of the Manchester tinguished lover of the fine arts, is causing to be Right Honorable baronet also insisted that the and Salford bill, Sir J. PAKINGTON may be con- most beautifully embellished with scriptural present system of normal schools was not adapt- sidered as representing, very nearly, the views statuary. ed to the ends for which it was designed. The of the latter. Mr. COBDEN, Mr. Bright, and Mr. Among other items of art from Berlin, we wrong kind of education is given within their MILNER Gibson, are at the head of the secular learn that Professor Wolff has nearly completed walls, so that the pupils are much more inclined movement, while Lord John Russell, and gen. This model of a warrior striving with a lion, to

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old King Duncan, of Banco, and of Lady Mac- in Greece.” These forgeries recall, says the The students of the Gewerbe Institut, a sort of duff.

Athenæum, the memory of Cicero's work, “De royal polytechnic school, have also completed an This plate is thirteen inches by seventeen, and Consolatione,” fabricated by Sigonio, in the elaborate full length figure, in ornamented was engraved by Herr Hoffman, in Berlin. sixteenth century; of Catullus, by the Venetian, bronze, of the last King of Prussia, which will A third engraving, not yet quite ready, repre- Corradino, in 1738; of Petronius and Catullus, likewise be sent to the Paris Exposition. The sents the wandering of Lady Macbeth in her by Marchena, 1800-6; of the tragedy Tercus, last statue for the warlike groups which adorn sleep. (Act V. scene 1.)

attributed to Lucian Varus, by his editor Heerthe bridge before the Royal Castle, at Berlin, is Two other drawings, illustrative of the Tem- kens (1787); of the fragments of Berosus and also completed, and will soon be placed upon pest, are already in the hands of the engravers, others, by Viterba (1498); and of Wagenfeld's the empty pedestal.

and the cartoons of two other scenes, taken from notorious hoax, by which he imposed upon The arrangement of the New Museum, at King John, have been drawn by the artist. several German men of learning, in his adBerlin, is rapidly progressing. Three of Kaul- It is probable that no artist has ever lived so mirably executed Greek translation of SanchoBacu's great wall paintings are already comple- well fitted for the illustration of Shakspeare as niathon, attributed to Philo of Byblos. ted, and the fourth will receive the finishing Kaulbach. The Germans have long been restrokes of the artist, upon his return, during the markable for what they have done in the study present spring, from Munich. The cartoons of and elucidation of our great English poet, but

Notes and Reviews. the wonderful cornice, which is full of his pecu- one hazards little in predicting that the work liar genius, and which is a sort of running com- we are now announcing will hold the foremost mentary upon the greater pictures below, are to rank among all such productions. Retzsch’s be sent, it is said, to the Paris Exhibition. Pro- talent, high as it is, will appear common-place A WEEK'S CONVERSATION ON THE PLURALITY OF fessor Kiss is already in that city, superintending by the side of Kaulbach's genius, and Boydell’s WORLDS. By MONSIEUR DE FONTENELLE. The the arrangement of some of his own recent collection of plates, with all its excellencies, will eighth edition. 18mo. yp. 210. Philadelphia, works, including a spirited statue of St. George hold a far subordinate rank.

1803. and the Dragon.

The price of these prints will be six, five, and PLURALITY OF Worlds; or Letters, Notes, and With all these contributions, Prussia will hold four thalers, and in regard to their publication

Memoranda, Philosophical and Critical. By

ALEXANDER MAXWELL. Second edition. 8vo. a distinguished place in the department of Fine further information may be obtained from the Arts.

pp. 265. London, 1820. We regret to learn that America, in Nicolai'sche Buchhandlung, in Berlin.

THE PLURALITY OF WORLDS. With an Introduction works of both the fine and useful arts, is likely

by Edward HITCHCOCK, D. D. A new edition, to to be very poorly represented.

which is added a Supplementary Dialogue. 12mo. We noticed in a late number the fact that THE UNIVERSE NO DESERT, THE EARTH NO MONOPOLY.

pp. xvi. 368. Boston, 1855. KAULBACH'S SHAKSPEARE GALLERY. some pretended MSS. of ancient Greek works

Preceded by a Scientific Exposition of the Unity The celebrated German artist, William von are now offered for sale in Paris. The French

of Plan in Creation. Two vols. in one. 12mo. KAULBACH, whose frescoes in the Royal Museum Athenæum cautions the public against them. pp. xii. 239, 180. Boston, 1855. of Berlin, and in that of Munich are widely re- Respecting their authorship, we are able to pre- Scientific CERTAINTIES OF PLANETARY Life; or Nepnowned, and whose illustrated publications, par. sent some facts not stated in the Athenæum, tune's Light as Great as Ours. With various ticularly of the Reineke Fuchs, are well known which have come to us from an authentic other hitherto unconsidered facts connected with in this country, is about to acquire still greater source. The manuscripts were offered about

the residence of moral agents in the worlds that fame by his illustrations of the works of Shak- seven years ago, though the Athenæum says

surround the stars. By T. C. Simon. 18mo. pp.

xxiii. 238. London, 1855. speare. they are only three and a half years old, to the

Tue PLURALITY OF Worlds. The Positive ArguA correspondent in Berlin informos us of the University of Athens, by a Greek, who has


ment from Scripture, with answers to some late great delight he has recently had in seeing two studied in Germany: he is a man of much in

objections from Analogy. 12mo. pp. 158. Lonof the plates which are now almost ready for genuity, and of great facility in the restoration don, 1855. publication. The scenes of both are taken from of fragments. His name is Samopiades. The More Worlds Tuan One—the Creed of the PhiMacbeth. One represents the first appearance MSS. were examined by professors of the Uni- losopher and the Hope of the Christian. By Sir of the Witches to Macbeth and Banco (Act I.versity, at the time, and the fraud was detected. David BREWSTER, K. H., D. C. L., etc. 18mo. Pp. Scene 3). At the left of the picture are seen the The Professor of Latin in the University, Kou- 265. New York, 1854. two generals, in full armor, mounted upon noble manoudes, wrote several articles in one of the As the natural sciences advance, the spiritual horses, which start back from the awe-bringing journals of Athens, against Samoniades, saying, world, to the eye of many, seems to recede. sight of the witches. The three sable sisters ap- among other equally flattering things, that he One strong tendency of those who cultivate the pear at the right, not standing upon the ground, was “the chief of modern imposters.” This science of nature is to reduce every thing to its but floating above the runic stone in a cloud of same Samoniades was the reputed author of a laws—to explain every thing by its special smoke and flame. Two of them are decrepit and vile tract against Dr. King, entitled “The Or- methods. Comte will allow no mode of inveshateful, but the third, who offers the crown to gies," in which he invented atrocious calumniestigation but the inductive, to be legitimate. The Macbeth, shows traces of former beauty, even in against this excellent missionary. This was at ingenious author of the “Plurality of Worlds” her demoniacal expression. The countenance the time of Dr. King's first persecution. He is argues against the existence of rational beings of Macbeth displays the eagerness with which also the author of a treatise in modern Greek, in other spheres, on the general ground that he would receive the crown which is extended in which he tries to show that the ancients were physical laws must be the same there as here, to him, while Banco stands filled with astonish- acquainted with many of the modern inven. and that such beings as men could not exist in ment, and with eagerness to know whether the tions. Having failed to dispose of his MSS. in the extremes of heat and cold, with the different fates have also any thing to make known to him. Greece, it seems that he has turned his atten- degrees of light, with the differences of weight, This plate, nineteen inches by thirteen, in size, tion to the Parisian market.

and of solid structure, which science teaches us has been engraved on copper, in the highest The manuscripts which are now offered there, must be found in the other planets and in the stars. style of the art, by Prof. Eichens, of Berlin. correspond with those which Samoniades had at The whole force of his argument is in the assumpThe second of the scenes now finished, represents Athens, which is a reasonable proof of their tion that, if rational beings exist in those extraMacbeth as arming himself for the last battle, identity. They pretend to contain all the dra. I mundane bodies, they must exist under the same


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