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The "Higher" Education of Women.

The * Journal of Education' has published a series of answers to the examination papers given at a well-known Girls' High School to the sixth form, which, far absurdity, confusion, and blundering, have never been surpassed. One damsel describes John Wesley as "an eminent divine who flourished in the fifteenth century," having presumably mistaken him for Wolsey, and even then she is a century out Another states that the Plan of Campaign "is almost universally connected with military manoeuvres." The leadership of the House of Commons is assigned in different papers to Sir Robert Peel, Lord Salisbury, and Mr Gladstone respectively, and Mr Jesse Collings is described as Lord Chief Justice of while the Cabinet is described as "a music case," and another nymph thinks that the Home Office is "the place where Home Rule is made—the place you go when you want to get an orphan taken in." A request for an explanation of the saying "the Devil is not bo black as he is painted," was met by the answer that "people think all the Devil's temptations unpleasant to do, but in reality they are not."

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The "Higher" Education of Women., Issue 7917, 27 May 1889

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The "Higher" Education of Women. Issue 7917, 27 May 1889

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