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Bury St EdmundsA walking featUnintentional injury
to a bishop in posseAppointed inspectorRev. Dr
Montagu ButlerProfessor Jack.
Educational awakeningGovernment aimsFirst experiencesA "pheesical" impossibility.
Wide range of travellingThe devil like a roaring lionHorseback and saddle-bagsAn involuntary swim on
horsebackUnsatisfactory buildingsPrimitive railway management.
Five stages of Code development History repeating
itselfElasticity and higher general level Lord
Balfour of Burleigh and Sir Henry CraikThe aim
a return to the ideal old parish school Dullards,
like the poor, always with usEarly general reports
represent the principle of recent changesDull and
clever alike provided for.
Dr John Brown's estimate of a kindly jokeOne of an inspector's first
dutiesCases in pointWhy one
should not go to Berlin" Glad to see your back " 14 He disna ken
there's twa Dees"A pilgrim defined "A gutsy brute""Are ye the
Goaverment?"Mistaken for some one else.
Gratuitous visits and their resultsInspection before the CodeAct of
1861 for increase of salaries of parish teachers and removal of the
incompetentAn amusing case"I jist fushed too mich".
The Revised Code an injury to Scottish educationThe "beggarly elements"
supreme Intelligence disregardedUnfair to Scotland because based
exclusively on the character of English schoolsEducation levelled down
not upMany teachers and some inspectors educationally demoralised by
itA proof that English officials did not know Scottish schools.
Effects of kindly encouragement and words in seasonRev. Dr Mackenzie of
Kingussie and education in the northSympathetic patience of teachers of
the blind and dumbAbnormal development of special faculties.
Old parish schoolsCandlemasChanged customsM. Biot's estimateParish
schools' relation to the University First Scottish Code "No use
pumping when the well's dry"Scottish and English graduates compared"A
James Beattie Lessons from a shoemaker's stool: "Bairns maun like
their books""She has a dreadfu' memory" "Read as weel's ye can do"
"What! are ye keekin'"" Hoo could I charge fees?""Eh! man, Bell's deid".
Sheriff NicolsonJ. F. MaclennanD'Arcy Thompson Swearing in Latin A
reading party Alexander Smith4 Punch ' to the rescueP. P. Alexander.
Changes in graduation and bursaries in Edinburgh and GlasgowAberdeen,
why differentDick BequestGraduation and bursaries fifty years ago and
nowUniversity no place for poverty of both purse and intellect
Bursaries, wherever possible, should be open to free competitionCrooked
answers from examination papers.
OrkneyKirkwall cathedral" Picts* houses " and standing-stonesRents
sixty years ago, " I sud pay a hen " " The haithens ate Tam " I thocht
I was needin' a snuff" North Ronaldsay Shapinsay Colonel BalfourMaeshowe
and the antiquariesProfessor AytounCologne cathedral.
Shetland Fair IsleA purpose of marriageFoulaA running commentary on
the last Chapter of Ecclesiastes.
General hospitalityThe minister's manRev. Dr Hanna "Rael
coamfortable" "She tak's a bit blaw
hersel'""Ca' ye't naething to be forced to gang to the kirk ilka
Sunday?""Ye hadna your purse oot here"Pathetic contrastThree dinners.
Amusing answers from Training Colleges and higher grade schools"A while
at every class""Lash
him"Duck and hen"Naked and not ashamed" LeechesFrench and German
Before 1872 many parish schoolmasters in the North were divinity
studentsAn occasional hitchOne troublesomePrayed for four times in
one dayReligious instructionHomely estimate of Mary and
MarthaMinister and teacher generally good friendsOne
exceptionRelation of school board to teacher of more business but less
sympathetic type than before Apparently less interest on the part of
parentsAn amateur Sutherland examiner.
Farm-servants too often regarded simply as agricultural implements
Little encouragement or opportunity for self-improvement Safeguards of
a virtuous life broken downFeeing marketsToo few two-horse farms as
objects of ambitionToo few cottages on the farm for married menAn
example worthy of imitationThis slackening of kindly relationship not
confined to farmers and farm-servants.
The Academy of Old Deer Sir George Reid, Paul Chalmers, Robertson
Smith, Sir David GillLarge
dinner-parties a social mistakeA very clever cook.
"Watchie"Advice on marriageParody of Tennyson's "Brook" Brownlow
North A long quotation
Spurgeon Plain-spoken old ladiesAn awkward elder.
Professor BlackieHis versatility, vitality, and disregard of
conventionDinners at Blackie's and Calderwood's The Hellenic Club
presentation on his eightieth birthday His ingenuousnessMassonMaclaganChristisonNorman
MacleodHis breadth, force, humanity, and humourThe late Lord
Infant-teaching much improvedWhen should it begin"Dn the cat I"Great
improvement in reading-
booksReading the most valuable school productCorporal punishmentDr
MelvinLeatherThomas Fraser of GolspieAn equestrian incident.
Not to be imposed upon Praying for Queen Caroline Rounds of toasts
Humorous certificates A NathanielYonWattle DunlopAdvice based on
Biblical exampleProvidence and limited liability"A divinity that
shapes our ends".
Joint University and Normal School trainingNecessary to maintain the
tradition of the old parish schoolProgress most satisfactoryTraining
College curriculum widened and raisedAttitude of Edinburgh Board
towards practice in singingVisits to English Training Colleges
Students' dinner scheme Secondary schoolsOrganisation
improvedEdinburgh Merchant Company set the example of reformLord
Balfour of Burleigh's Endowed School CommissionSplendid results.
The bitters latitude Give it a good name Sudden meteorological
change Bibulous Scotland "He put too much water in his whisky"Its
preservative qualitiesSpontaneous combustionAn awful risk A Highland
funeral Roman Catholic rag-gatherersThe most dangerous form of
drunkennessSabbath observance in the HighlandsMenSuperstitions.
Teachers with rare exceptions eminently faithful and trustworthy No
charity for cheating Amusing mistakes"My kingdom for a horse".
Failure of a red-herring scare"I'm a fisher mysel'"Different points of
view" Moral suasion perfect nonsense"Examination in religious
knowledgeA courageous minister" Not big enough to haud a
sow!"An athletic beadle.
The typical fishermanInscriptionsSir George Grove Crofters and
domestic animalsA ticklcsome car-driverIrish bulls and
reparteesDaniel Webster, the American orator Sir John Macdonald
Intercourse with the Department pleasantMy connection with it
slackened, not brokenRelations with
managers and teachers.