ery wisely appropriated them to the purposes of education, but unluckily they have retained more of the monastic seclusion than they ought.
The three great schools in Saxony, Pforte, Meissen, and — are kept in convents, and the boys enjoy little more than the liberty of a cloister.
They are all very famous, the first more particularly; out of it have come half of the great scholars of the country.
Still they are essentially defective in the point above named.
Just in the neighborhood of Gotha is the admirable institution of Salzmann, in a delightfully pleasant and healthy valley; his number is limited to thirty-eight, and he has twelve instructors,--admits no boy who does not bring with him the fairest character: when once admitted they become his children, and the reciprocal relation is cherished with corresponding tenderness and respect.
I should like to proceed a little farther in this subject, but the bottom of my paper forbids.
The following is from Ticknor again, and s