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The perils of Pedagogy. Mr. Croaker, in a chronic condition of alarm, lends to one of Goldsmith's comedies much of its vivacity and mirth; and the dreadful fright of a certain Mr. Matthews, member of the Virginia Legislature, is comic enough to temper the austerities of the recent tragedy. We knew that John Brown would be a name wherewithal to conjure several generations of undutiful infants into obedience at bed-time, just as it has jostled children of larger growth into unwinking watchfulness, and scared the Commander of the Crustacea into unoyster-like volubility. The fearful forebodings of our Virginian friends do not surprise us. It is perfectly natural for their to dread the spontaneous combustion of The Tribune in their post-offices — the explosion of infernal machines in their cellars — poison in the kitchen, or rifle-balls flying through the drawing-room windows. Sir Boyle Roche regarded it as one of the principal perils of the Irish Rebellion that gentlemen might any