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LONDON LETTER. ....

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I The Old Man's Spirits. I

-LORD ABERDARE AND EDUCATION.

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[ YANKEE YARNS. I

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FACTS AND FANCIES.

I CARDIFF SCHOOL BOARD. !

THE STRANGE FIND AT I . SWANSEA.

ELECTION INTELLIGENCE. I

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THE COAL TRAFFIC BY RAILWAY…

LORD BUTE ON THE REFORMATION.

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LORD BUTE ON THE REFOR- MATION. The new collegiate buildings of St. Aloysius, Glasgow, were formally opened on Thursday by the Marquis of Bute. Amonlf those present at the ceremony were th3 Archbishop of G!a*go«v, the Bishop of Dunkeld, the Bishop of Galloway, the Very Rev. Monsiguor Smith, the Very Rev. Provost Monroe, the Very Rev. Canons Mairuire. Macfarlane, Cavan, Condon, the Very liav. Frior Jerome Vaughan, the Very Rev. Prior Arsonine, ().S.F., Mr A. Campbell and Mrs Campbell of Lochnell, Air Monteith of Carstairs, &c. The noble MARQUirf, in the course of his ad- dress, congratulated the fathers of the societv upon the completion of a building so necossary for the success of an important and benefi- cent scheme. lie also congratulated tha Catholics of Scotland upon another H.,ep in the resumption of tint dition which from the earliest ages of the nftt ionit: history had united higher education witb bib Catholic Churcil. To deny such » tradition witfj regard to that highest education would hardly be possible in a country where three of the r Universities were of Catholic institution. 1 o-jy were sometimes favoured with the assertion that for the school system below the universities they were indebted to John ùn.¡: The assertion belonged to the same class as the statement that Mahomedans think that women have no souls, that nobody was allowed to eat and drink after receiving extreme unction, or some fireworks of fiction with which, among other things, a limited group had just celebrated the fifth centena;y of tiie death of Wyciiixa. Education was -s.irly connected with the monasteries and con- ()I, tinued to be so, but grammar schools were also instituted in E'uch numbers that in 1496 an Act of Parliament could make it, and did make it, compulsory for all persons of a certain social position to send their widest sons to one, the object obviously being that the proprietors of the country should all be nie-i of culture. It was not till 1616-40 years after John Knox was laid in his grave-that by an act of the Parliamentary Council an attempt was made at more general system. The Reformation, in some respects less destructive than in England, sparer the grammar schools, only subjecting he masfr s to the approval of the new clergy bat to re- formers no mora created these scho.s than th-y built St. Giles's Church in Edinburgh. Th.. took possession of both. On the other hJ. L task created by the extinction of mon,terics Wa in time supplied by the erection of schools, such as Glasgow University- "isnca the fathers of the society tha f most end»ri»s success i„ spading #g?n «B. the knowleiigc, not only ot f ? l l"-1 more directly of God, but f r U,Uaa Ifammg, To dream tnat any incre*f « U knowledge true contemplation of ;i jusjy n.ihcatH against the faith ei^elves cr other, would be itself an

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