--The March number of the Cornhill Magazine
opens with a satirical paper upon education at aristocratic Eton
.--One passage records what seems a very mean transaction on the part of a head-master of a great public school, whose legitimate emoluments, from his pupils, are probably equal to some $25,000 a year.
It seems that when an Eton boy is about to quit the school he usually "takes leave" of his tutor and of the headmaster.
He waits on the head master
, who expresses his sorrow at parting with him, his wishes for his future welfare, and sends his best compliments to his parents; the two then shake hands and the boy retires.
As he eaves the room, a small table meets his eyes, on which is a plate with several bank notes displayed upon it. On this plate the boy deposits a note, varying from £10 to £25.
It is said that the sons of dukes and railway kings go as high as £50.