Book: Gardening tours by J.C. Loudon 1831-1842
Chapter: Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Wilshire, Dorsetshire, Hampshire, Sussex, and Kent in the Summer of 1832
Bell Lancasterian schools
One of the most gratifying marks of improvement which we observed was the establishment of Bell and Lancasterian schools in almost every town, and in many villages. There are also a few infant schools. In our opinion, the subjects taught in these schools at present, are not the most likely to enlighten the minds of the pupils; but it is a great step to have had a commencement made in any way. This commencement, we have no doubt, will end in a national system of education, at the expense of all, and for the benefit of all.