He was, too, one of the few monarchs who have left to their successors reasoned programmes of reform for the state.
Persons keeping private primary schools are free with regard to their methods, programmes and books employed, except that they may not use books expressly prohibited by the superior council of public instruction.
In several university towns there are free teaching establishments for women, supported by subscription, with programmes and examinations equal to those of the universities.
It was noteworthy that the programmes of the two parties were very similar, the real difference between them being the attitude with which they regarded the British connexion.
It was enlarged and improved, the sale of drink was forbidden, and miscellaneous programmes of music, drama, and lectures were embarked upon.
Miquel had entirely given up his Liberalism, and aimed at practical measures for improving the condition of the people irrespective of the party programmes; yet some of his measures - such as that for taxing "Waarenhauser" (stores) - were of a very injudicious nature.
A sketch of the political history of a country is necessarily concerned with the externals of politicsthe shifting balance of parties, changes of ministries, the elaboration of political programmes; and these have their importance.
Pp. 1-90, with conspectus of programmes in the appendix (1889); A.