No. 10

On Saturday May 17 a match was played with the Peripatetics which ended in Westminster winning in the first innings by 20 runs. Westminster commended a second innings getting 70 for 5 wickets, when time being called prevented it being finished. See Cricket Ledger.

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No. 9

The subjects for the Whitsuntide Exam are this time:

Thucydides – Bk VI

Aeschylus – Eumenides

Homer Iliad VII – XII

Epistle to the Romans

Livy – Bk VI

Juvenal Sat: I.III.IV.V.VIII

Virgil – Georgics

Gibbon’s Roman Text to page 397

Davison on Prophecy Page 169 to end

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No 5.

On Wednesday April 24 a cricket match was played between the present Westminsters and an Eleven of Old Westminsters, brought down by Hatching. The day was cloudy early but eventually turned out fine – the present Westminsters headed their opponents by 35 runs in their four innings and had taken 8 wickets for 24 runs when the stumps were drawn at a 30.

If there had been time to pitch the match the Present Westminsters would doubly have won in the innings. For further particularities see T.B cricket ledger.

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No. 4

The “fours” were rowed on Wednesday afternoon April 16th from Hammersmith to Putney. Four boats had been made up but owing to O’Brien spraining his leg his boat scratched. Thomas’ boat won by barely a length, the second boat making a very good race of it. The final boat was some way behind. The crews were as follows –

Bow: A. Dowdeswell T.B                                                                                Bow: Michele T.B

3: W. Hunt T.B                                                                                                   3: J.O. Wiliams T.B

2: A. Dowdeswell T.B                                                                                      2: C. Ball T.B

Stroke: A.J. Mackey Q.S                                                                                 Stroke: W. Besly Q.S

Cox: H. Walker Q.S                                                                                           Cox: Circuitt Q.S


Bow: Tom Q.S                                                                                                    Bow: Theoor (?) Q.S

3: Baker Q.S                                                                                                        3: W. Barnes Q.S

2: Pember Q.S                                                                                                   2: O’Brien Q.S

Stroke: Dawson Q.S                                                                                         Stroke: Monk T.B

Cox: Jaylae T.B                                                                                                   Cox: Chapman T.B

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No. 3

Revd T.W. Weare having kindly sent a “Badge” to be fenced for each year and held by the winners till the following […], the first holder was decided today, April 7 1862. There were twelve entries but owing to the short time allowed this year for practice, the good fencing was confined to a few couples – the Gymnasium, which, not yet having been fitted up, is […] & S[…] was selected for the place of contest. The prize was eventually won by Gumbleton Captain of the Q.S.S.

Anselo, the fencing master, was present to see fair play.

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* Rvd. Weare gave some rules with his “Badge” which I have only just manage to get. They are too long for mention here, so I have had them written out & a copy is to be kept in the box with the ledgers etc.

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Volume 2, No.1

This Book was brought at the expense of the Town boys, April 1862, for the purpose of recording any circumstances which might be either useful or entertaining to posterity.

The Prize for Greek Iambics was won this year by O’Brien Q.S. The Latin Theme Prize was won by Phillimore Q.S.

The subject of the latter was as follows:

Gulielmi, Pembrochiae comitis

Chartam magnam ad Runnimedeiam

Ferentis, choram rege Jonne, oratio

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