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4. MUSIC AND EDUCATION. By Dr. Mainzer. London,
Longman. 8vo. 1848.

This excellent and eloquent little work, which deserves the most serious attention of every one engaged in education, does not, properly speaking, come within the range of books whose merits or demerits should be discussed in the Classical Museum ; but there are some portions of it which cannot fail to be of interest also to scholars. We allude to the fifth and sixth chapters, in which the author, in brief but graphic sketches, endeavours to shew in what estimation music was held by the ancients, and what place was assigned to it by them in education. We feel the more called upon to recommend to our readers a perusal of this work, because music has hitherto been almost entirely neglected in our great educational establishments, and thus an instrument has been strangely overlooked, which is more calculated than any other to create and cherish in the young a love for what is mo– rally beautiful and noble. The author is not insensible to certain absurdities and abuses which are daily committed in musical education; on the contrary, he openly combats them with satire and common sense, and points out the way in which the really desirable object may be attained.



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NIEBUHR has done service to the early Roman history, (against the admirers of Dionysius,) by establishing that the Curies were essentially patrician. The fact is so very clear to one who studies Livy only, that probably nothing but the attempt to reconcile him with Dionysius can have misled previous inquirers. Nor does it appear requisite in this matter to affect to learn more out of Livy's words, than Livy himself knew. Nothing at least is let drop by him which would imply that he, as Dionysius, looked on the Curiate assembly as plebeian and democratical. On the contrary, the very first time he refers to the auctoritas patrum, he uses words which seem distinctly to imply that he understood by it “the assent of the Curies.” It has reference to the election of Numa, Liv. I. 17. He says: “Patres decreverunt, ut cum populus regem jussisset, id sic ratum esset, si Patres auctores fierent.” Then, in order to explain the last words, he subjoins: “Hodieque in legibus magistratibusque rogandis usurpatur idem jus, viademta: priusquam populus suffragium ineat, in incertum comitiorum eventum Patres auctores fivnt.” It is perfectly clear, first, that this illustration is his own, and is not slavishly copied from an old annalist; and next, that he refers to the shadowy assembly of the Curies, (of which Cicero speaks, In Rullum, II. 11,) as the existing body which, before the Comitia voted, gave the “auctoritas patrum” to that which was about to be proposed: for no one can imagine that he meant the senate. It may almost

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