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FOOTBALL NOTES.

Meliden v. Prestatyn Rovers.

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Learning by Heart.

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Learning by Heart. I am not at all convinced that the constant changes in our educational methods are for good. Indeed, I should be quite prepared to believe that the average person reads worse, writes worse, and spells worse than he did thirty years ago. The old educationists were severe. They knew that there was no royal road to learning, that you cannot get anything in this world without hard drudgery, and that the notion that everything can be made interesting is the greatest of fallacies. One thing we seem to have lost, and that is the learning of things by heart. The famous authority on ballads, Professor Child, used to maintain that before the era of cheap printing, literary culture was more widely diffused than now. People in those days fed on the great literature pre- served by oral tradition. Their hearts were full of sagas and ballads now they are full of the trivialities and vulgarities of the news- papers, and they are not even full of them, for they read and straightway forget.

A Disciplined Memory.

Maxims from the Moralists.

Women in Journalism.

On Buying Books.

Sunday Services at Prestatyn,

Sunday Services at Meliden.

Sunday Services at Dyserth.

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RAILWAY TIME TABLE FOR OCTOBER.

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