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LONDON:
W. KENT AND CO., PATERNOSTER ROW;
MANCHESTER: DUNNILL, PALMER, & CO;

EDINBURGH: MACLAREN.

TROMAS HARRILD, PRINTER,

SBOB LANE, PLEET STREET, LONDON,

PATENT CORN FLOUR,

Being first of the kind manufactured in the United Kingdom and France, it is in both countries not only the original, but indisputably the only article of the kind which, by its own merit and the simple publicity of its uses, has been adopted by the best families as an invariable table delicacy. It is prepared by a process to which long experience has given the greatest perfection, and from Maize carefully selected from the choicest crops. These advantages are so appreciable that its quality has by comparison been preferred to all others, and pronounced by the “ Lancet" (July 24, 1858) “ Superior to anything of the kind known."

The “Illustrated London News,” May 26, 1860, gave a detailed notice of it, with several engravings of the process of manufacture. The most interesting account of its value, as an article of daily use, is given in the “ Leisure Hour," of May 30, 1861, in a Paper upon " Maize or Indian Corn," from which the following is an extract: "There can be no doubt that the amylaceous material prepared and sold by them has all the advantages which they claim for it, under the name of Patent Corn Flour.” Dr. Lankester, F.R.S., F.L.S., refers to it in terms of the highest praise in his Lectures delivered at the South Kensington Museum, “On Food,” (Hardwicke, 192, Piccadilly, pp. 71-80).

Recipes from the Cook's Guide" (Published by Mr. Bentley, New Burlington Street, W.), by C. E. Francatelli, late Chief Cook to Her Majesty the Queen :-INFANTS' FOOD To one dessert-spoonful of BROWN & Polson, mixed with a wineglassful of cold water, add half-a-pint of boiling water ; stir over the fire for five minutes ; sweeten lightly, and feed the baby ; but if the infant is being brought up by hand, this food should then be mixed with milk-not otherwise, as the use of two different milks would be injurious.

Families who have other kinds sent or recommended instead of BROWN & POLSON'S will find that there is extra profit upon the sale of every article thus substituted, and to support this practice the most fraudulent announcements are issued by makers who try to obtain a sale for inferior qualities.

Many Grocers, Chemists, etc., who supply the best-quality in preference to best-profit articles, sell none but BROWN & Polson'.

Dr. Cornwell's Educational Works.

“ Dr. Cornwell ranks among our very best editors, of educational treatises. We have for many years used his English School Grammar, his Young Composer, and his School Geography, as text-books; and can testify, from daily experience, that, in practical utility to private students, and in perfect adaption to the purposes of public instruction, they cannot be surpassed. The four latest contributions to the editor's educational series fully maintain bis high reputation. The Geography for Beginners furnishes an admirable initia. tion into the author's more elaborate manual of School Geography; the Map Book for Beginners is equal, in point of execution, to any atlas of its size we have seen; while the Book of Blank Maps, and the Book of Map Projections, at once suggest and supply the true and only data for the rational and effective teaching of Geography. On the whole we can, with the utmost confidence, recommend these and the other works of Dr. Cornwell to all who are engaged in the education of youth.”-Macphail's Literary Review.

Just published. MAP BOOK FOR BEGINNERS, 1s. 6d. ; 2s. 6d. coloured. BOOK OF BLANK MAPS. ls. BOOK OF MAP PROJECTIONS, 1s. GEOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS, 8th Edition, 1s. A SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY, 30th Edition, 3s. 6d. ; with Maps, 5s. 6d. A SCHOOL ATLAS, 28. 6d. plain ; 4s. coloured. ALLEN & CORNWELL'S GRAMMAR, 31st Edit., 28. red; 1s. 9d. cloth. GRAMMAR FOR BEGINNERS, 37th Edition, 1s. cloth; 9d. sewed. THE YOUNG COMPOSER, 24th Edition, 1s. 6d. SELECT ENGLISH POETRY, 11th Edition, 4s. CORNWELL & FITCH'S SCIENCE OF ARITHMETIC, 7th Ed., 4s. 6d. ARITHMETIC FOR BEGINNERS, or SCHOOL ARITHMETIC, 5th Edition, ls. 6d. London : SIMPKIN, MARSHALI, & Co.; HAMILTON, ADAMS, & Co.

Edinburgh : OLIVER & Boyd.

NORTHERN MONTHLY.

JANUARY 1862.

THE EDUCATION QUESTION.

A REVIEW AND A PROPOSAL.

In that memorable letter, which the two parties in this country who will mother of John Wesley wrote to give two very different replies to this her husband, in defence of her prac- question. The State educationist tice of reading sermons to the pa- will say, “ Mainly by the Governrishioners of Epworth during the ment;" the Voluntary educationist rector's absence from his living, she will say, “ Mainly by natural causes, states that there was not a man in 'having nothing whatever to do with that parish of two thousand inha- the Government.” Which reply is bitants who could read a sermon the true one, or, rather, which reply “ without spelling a good part of contains the most truth?. A few it.” The pious pilgrim, who should broad facts will supply an answer. now visit the birth-place of the In the first place, as both parties founder of Methodism, will find must admit, it is quite certain that there an apparatus for teaching, such the Government had nothing to do as good Mrs. Wesley never dreamed with the beginning of popular eduof. There ought, now, to be no cation in this country, and that great danger of any parishioner of Ep- advances were made before it gave worth not being able to read a ser- any aid. At the time when Lanmon "without spelling a good part caster and Bell began their great of it.” The population of the town, enterprizes there could bave been in the days of Queen Victoria is little, if any, progress in general inexactly what it was in the days of telligence from the period when Mrs. Queen Anne; but Epworth has now Wesley wrote the words that we a “ certificated teacher;" it has also have already quoted. In the year 6 pupil-teachers;" it enjoys the be- when Mr. Brougham sat as Chair. nefit of " capitation grants," and if man of the Committee on the Educayou should enter its National School tion of the Poor, one in every 174 of you would doubtless see diagrams of the population was at school. Fifhydrostatics, and diagrams of hy teen years pass away the Governdraulics; diagrams physiological, ment still declining to render any diagrams astronomical and diagrams aid in the matter-and it is found geological. And what may be seen that the number of day-scholars is at Epworth may be seen in every equal to one in 11% of the populaconsiderable parish in the kingdom. tion. That is to say, two out of Such has been the “march of intel- every three children of a school age lect” in a hundred and fifty years! were receiving education. The first

Now, how has this great change Government grant was made soon been brought about ? There are after this period. So small, for

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