To the great grief of all connected with Westminster, Lady Augusta Stanley, after a very long and tedious illness, died at the deanery on the evening of March . She was buried in Henry VII chapel at the express request of the Queen. Her funeral took place on Thursday March 9th, the Rev. Lord John Thyme officiating. Among the spectators were the Queen, Princess Beatrice, Princess Louise, Duke of Westminster, Earl and Lady Elgin, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Duke of Argyle and many other distinguished guests. There were places for twenty of the Q.S.S in the procession, and a small number of T.B.B were admitted as spectators.
The Westminster boys subscribed for a wreath of Camellias and Lilies of the Valley to be placed on her tomb.
The Charterhouse match took place on Feb. 19th. The match was this year, played in our ground. And after a hard fought battle we were successful by one goal to 0.
A.H. Giffe and A.A. Jackson officiated as umpires and K.V. Le Bas as referee.
The sides were:
E.H. Alington (Capt) E.M. Shot (Capt)
E.Waddington W.R. Page
F.D. Crowdy A.H. Ford
C.J. Fox A.W.F. Wilson
W.C. Aston C.A. Reeve
Q.H Williams C.J. Cornish
A.F.M. Gamble R.S.S Baden-Powell
C.S. Dawson A.J. Wake
G.A. Hicks W.T Hayter
T.D. Jones C.D. Keightley
C.A. Jones E.F. Growse
Westminster V. Harrow Chequers
This match resulted in a draw. The ground was very hard and slippery, but the play was nevertheless very fast.
Past V. Present
No goals were scored on either side, the team of Old Westminsters was rather strong.
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The subjects for examination this year for the Major Candidates are as follows:
Homer, 1l VI. VII Virgil, Eclogues
Greek & Latin Translations & Composition
Sophocles, Philoctetes Thucydides Bk VIII
Cicero, De halr Dea Bk T Juvenal Satires
Grk Test – Hebrew Golden Treasury Psalter
European History Virgil, Georg T (Vivâ voce)
Mathematics Homer, 1l IX (Vivâ voce)
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We were supplied by a stand, set up near Poet’s Corner, from which to see the Queen’s progress to open Parliament. The stand however went to smash, but luckily no one was much injured.
It had been found necessary to add a new panel for the names of two new benefactors of Westminster, namely, the Rev. J. Marshall and G. Gumbleton Esq. The former of whom has given a sum of money to be expended upon an annual prize to the Shell; the latter a like sum upon a School prize for English Verse.
The T.B.B. in the Sixth this half are
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H.M.C. Macpherson Monitor
A.L. Whitlock Monitor
The Play acted this year was the Andria. The nights were Wednesday, Monday and Wednesday instead of Thursdays, Tuesday and Thursday.
The acting was fair, though perhaps not quite up to the average.
The characters were –
Simo – J.A. Turner
Sosia – H.R.K. Rogers
Davus – E.W. Courtenay
Mysis – G.A. Bolton
Pamphilus – E.H. Alington
Charinus – R.D. Brinton
Byrrhia – F.D. Crowdy
Lesbia – C.B. Vyvyan
Chremes – C.A. Jones
Crito – R.F. Macmillan
Drimo – R.H. Godfrey
Servi Simonis ___ E.A Bulkley
Among the spectators on the second night were Sir Robert Phillimore, the Lord Chief Justice, the Home Secretary, Lord Grosnevor.
Among the spectators on the third night were the Bishops of London & Exeter, Lord Devon, Baron Cleasby, Dr Currey.
The Epilogue represented a Cabinet Council and the ministers sitting round a table with a green cloth.
P (Prime Minister) – E.H. Alington
A – G.A. Bolton
B – J.A. Turner
C – C.B. Vyvyan
D – R.F. McMillan
E – F.W. Courtnay
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The Gumbleton English Verse Prize was won by L.S. Bristow (I) and E.H. Alington (II).
Westminster V. Crystal Palace
This matched [sic] was played on Nov 17th on an abominable day, and resulted in a draw.
Westminster V. Clapham Rovers
After an exciting match we were left victors by one goal to nothing.
Westminster V. Gitanos, resulting in a victory to us of two goals to none.
There was rather a provoking row the other day between Mr Jones & myself. Mr Ingram asked me one morning to find out who it was that had cut over his children’s governess as she was crossing the racquet court and had not had the politeness to apologise. I accordingly made enquiries and discovered that the culprit was B–. There, telling Whitlock (the T.B. monitor of Grant’s) of my intentions, I summoned him up home-boarder’s and tanned him. His excuse was that he had not seen her coming, and had cut her over accidentally, an excuse which I did not consider of much weight, and any how he should have apologised.
However the next morning Mr Jones sent for me, and accused me of breaking two (6&7) of the rules of discipline of 1873. He talked in a very high blown strain of the support which he had been graciously pleased to accord to the Monitorial authority, and after informing me that B—was a most gentlemanly boy, ended by saying he presumed I had no objection to the matter being referred to Scott. I of course had one. Ingram told me that he thought I had been right in what I did, but that he was sorry to have been the course of B—being tanned. When I left Jones I took Macpherson & went to Scott & laid the case before him – he said B—deserved his punishment but that we had broken the letter, although not the spirit of the law, in not having a School Council, and that he thought such offences as that would be better treated as house matters. Jones also told Scott about it, but could get out of him nothing more than what I have related.
Acting on Scott’s distinction between House offences & School offences, a little while afterwards I asked Reeks (Head of Rigaud’s) to tan N—for making a disturbance coming down school. N—appealed & showed up to James, who insisted on the offence being a school matter since it had not happened in the boarding house. Scott’s decision was that it was very ridiculous of James to make such “a tempest in a teapot”, but that as far as the letter of the law went, he was in the right, and the only thing to be done was to call a meeting of the School Council & give it him harder. I accordingly summoned a meeting in the Library after school & tanned him.
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