s, in the spring of 1835, Dr. Julius made a visit to Mr. Brooks at Hingham, and Brooks announced that he was going to make the attempt to introduce the Prussian system into Massachusetts.
It is evident that he recognized the importance of having a thorough preparation for the campaign, for in addition to his other studies, he corresponded with Victor Cousin, whom he had met upon his European journey.
Cousin's work on the Prussian system of normal schools had already been translated into English, and was meeting with favor in the circles where the matter of improved educational facilities was the subject of deep concern.
When Brooks felt that he had learned his story, he wrote and published, but in his own words, Few read and still fewer felt any interest.
I was considered a dreamer, who wished to fill our Republican Commonwealth with monarchical institutions.
But Brooks' whole active life showed that he was not one to be turned aside from his purpose, if he had made up his