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in the Country, in union with the National Society. 1
Art. I. First annual Report of the National Society for
ting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the lished Church. With an Account of the Proceedings f Formation of the Society, and an Appendix of Document gether with a List of Subscribers to the Society in London to Societies in the Country, in Union with the National So
Svo. pp. 198. London. Murray, Albemarle Street. i FIFTEEN months have scarcely elapsed since the Lancast, I, system was carrying all before it, and Mr. Lancaster lad prospect of becoming the national schoolmaster. By the Lan terian system we understand the association of religious insti tion, which is peculiar to Mr. Lancaster, with that principle of tion which he enjploys in cominon with Dr. Bell. This princi which is tuition by the scholars themselves, may be exercised in co bination with any religion. It may with equal facility (as observ by a writer attached to Dr. Bell, and supposed to be well acquaint with his system) be made subservient under Dr. Bell, to the e tension of the Church of England ; under Mr. Lancaster to tl spread of general knowledge, independent of peculiar doctrines under the Mufti to the dissemination of the moral Code of Maho med; or under the Bramins to the improvement of society among the Hindoos. We are far, indeed, from thinking, that the union of the general principle with the doctrine and discipline of the established church is the sole point, in which the system, as employed by Dr. Bell, is more entitled to the support of churchmen, than the system as employed by Mr. Lancaster. There are various subsidiary practices in the application of the general principle, which distinguish the schools of Dr. Bell from those of Mr. Lancaster; among the foremost of which is the art of stimulating the exertiops of the scholars without corporal punishment, the art of preventing its necessity, instead of employing either the ancient mode, or the new devices of Mr. Lancaster, the shackles and the manacles, the basket and the go-cart. But, as these subjects have been sufficiently considered in the Eleventh Number of our Review, it is-unnecessary to expatiate on them at present. Nor shall we renew the controversy, respecting the question, whether the principle, which is common to both parties, was invented by Dr. Bell, by Mr. LanVOL. VII. NO. XV.