A new prayer Book has been presented to the School by C.F. Brickdale (Q.S). The illumination & lettering is very well done & reflects great credit on the artist (C.F. Brickdale). It has at the end places for the names of Westminster Q.S. monitors for a period lasting about 140 years.
Examiners this year. Lee Warner & Hotham. Lee Warner formerly Westminster Master.
Charterhouse v. Westminster.
This match was played on St. David’s day, & resulted in a victory for Charterhouse by 2 goals.
Our team consisted of P.G.L. Webb (Capt.), E.H Alington, C. Fox (T.B), Gamble (T.B), Rawson (T.B), Williams, Waddington, Crowdy, Whitehead, Aston, C.S. Dawson.
QSS v. TBB. We were beaten by two goals.
Collection for Melanesian missions on St. Matthias’ day
- 0. 6.
Scott has decided that Boys in the Upper & Under fifth may wear cutaways but no one below that from February 18.
Rise of Drama at Rome Athens corresponding decline at Rome.
Rigaud’s v. H.B.’s (2) resulted in a victory for Rigaud’s 6 to one.
Sixth v. School was a victory for School by one goal which was however disputed.
The pancake was thrown as usual on Shrove Tuesday but was broken by the energetic attempts of the competitors. In consequence the usual reward was not given.
Subjects for Election are.
Aschylus. Prometheus Vinctus
Cicero Epistola Selectae. II.
Thessalonians I. II.
Golden Treasury Psalter
Pearson’s English History
V.VI. Books of Hidd. (Extras)
XI. XII. Books of Virgil (Extras)
Horace. Odes IV
IV Homer (Viva voce)
X Virgil (Viva voce)
January to May
Town boys in Sixth, Election half.
M.M. Rodocanachi (prin. opp)
A.B. Cartwright (Town Boy Monitor)
L.S. Bristowe (Town Boy Monitor)
The play was the Trinummus of Plautus. The assembly was as usual very choice. Sis. R. Phillimore. Hon G. Ward Hunt. Rev. H. L. Thompson.
Cowell as the Sycophanta & Brickdale as Stasimus were particularly good.
The Epilogue was one of the best that has been delivered at Westminster for many years.
The characters were. Stasimus Brickdale. Charmides. Ryde W.C. Sycophanta Cowell. Luxuria. E.H Allington. Inopia R.W. Mead. Megaronides McNamara. Callides Arnold (Capt. School). XX Webb. Philto Whitehead. Lesbonicas Hill. G.M.