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<fprp (jfgii Cyf. I. EBRILL, 1888. Rhif. 4. EDUCATION IN WALES. HE best hope of Wales lies in the education of its sons and daughters. The people of Wales have shown their enthusiasm for education by their National Eisteddfodau and their village literary meetmgs; by Sunday Schools. which have been made an educational instrument, for adultsand youth alike ; by the establishment of Training Colleges, by the memorable conflict for the wide cstablishment of School Boards, by the founding of t^ree National University Colleges, and by a long and widespread agitation for a measure to organize and supplement the existing mcans of secondary education. Toiling peasants and artisans sacrifice themselves to the utmost, gird themselves to unceasing labour and hardship, and deny themselves even the slenderest personal comforts, in order that they may give to a promising son or daughter the best education within their reach. It is, however, a matter for bitter disatisfaction that the education within the reach of a majority of the Welsh people is still defective, ill-organized, and tainted by the narrow spirit of ecclesiastical ascendency and bigotry. No doubt our University Colleges are, by constantly adapting themselves to the needs and to the genius of Wales, doing excellent work, not merely for the students, but for the whole tone and