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II.--THE VALUATION OF IRELAND :-

1. 15 and 16 Vic. Cap. 63. An Act to amend

the Laws relating to the Valuation of rateable

property in Ireland.

2. A Bill, as amended in Committee, for the

Valuation of lands and heritages in Scotland.

3. Civil Service Gazette. London : Septem-

ber 29th, 1855.

4. Instructions to the Valuators and Surveyors

appointed under the 15 and 16 Vic., Cap. 63,

for the uniform Valuation of lands and tene-

ments in Ireland, by Richard Griffith, Esq.,

LL.D., F.R.S.E., M.R.I.A., F.G.S.L., & D. 732

III.-JUVENILE DELINQUENTS AND THEIR MANAGE-

MENT:

1. First Annual Report of the Directors of

Convict Prisons in Ireland. Presented to

both Houses of Parliament by command of

Her Majesty. Dublin. 1851.

2. Crime : its Amount, Causes and Remedies.

By Frederick Hill, Barrister-at-law, late In-

spector of Prisons. 1 Vol., London : John

Murray. 1853.

3. Prison Discipline, and the advantages of

the separate system of imprisonment, with a

detailed account of the discipline now pur-

sued in the new County Gaol at Reading.

By the Rev. J. Field, M.A., Chaplain. 2

Vols., London : Longman and Co. . 1848.

4. Chapters on Prisons and Prisoners. By

Joseph Kingsmill, M.A., Chaplain of Penton-

ville Prison, London. Third Edition, 1 Vol.,

London : Longman and Co. 1554.

5. Reformatory Schools. A Letter to C. B.

Adderley, Esq., M.P. By the Rev. Sydney

Turner, Resident Chaplain of the Philan-

thropic Farm School, Red Hill. London :

Thos. Ilatchard. 1855

6. Hints on the Discipline appropriate to

Schools. By Arthur Hill. London: Long-

man and Co. 1855.

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VII.- Tue WAR AND THE FUTURE :

1. Speech of Lord Palmerston, at Romsey.
Reported in “The Times," October 6th,
1855.
2. Speech of Sir Archibald Alison, at Glas-
gow. Reported in “ The Times," October,
13th, 1855.
3. Letter of Richard Cobden, Esq., M.P.
Addressed to Edward Baines, Esq., Editor

of “ The Leeds Mercury.”
4. “ The Times.” Monday, November 5th,
1855.

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VIII.- QUARTERLY RECORD OF THE PROGRESS OP
REFORMATORY SchoolS AND

OF PRISON
DISCIPLINE.

THE

IRISI QUARTERLY REVIEW.

No. XVII.-MARCH, 1855.

Art. 1.-ADULT EDUCATION.
Elucation in Great Britain, Being the Official Report of

Horace Mann, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-Law,
1) George Graham, Esq., Registrar General; with Selected
Tables. London : Routledge and Co. 1854.
Among the

many means devised to ameliorate the condition of our working classes none, perhaps, contributes more to their moral and social improvement than the opening of Evening Schools.

Had public Evening Schools been in operation twenty years ago, how different would be the state of society at the present day! We should not have the thousands that we at present find unable to read and write: had we taught adults then, they would be more earnest for the education of their children now, and would have prepared for them opportunities of self-improvement that might have saved them from pauperism, and perhaps from crime.

Much, no doubt, has been done for the education of the people since the National System of Education was introduced into this country; and doubtless, succeeding generations will

and appreciate its happy effects; but we are to remember that, notwithstanding the many glorious and successful efforts made to educate the poor, our "laboring multitudes” remain, to a very great extent, in a sad state of iminorality and intellectual deficiency. This can be accounted for in a great measure by the poverty or selfishness of parents who, seeing a demand for juvenile labor, accept, through necessity or a desire of gain, even the low remuneration for it; and remove the child from school, to which, perhaps, he never returns : thus sacrificing, at the altar of slavish toil, a child gifted VOL. V.-NO. XVII.

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