The play was acted this year on Dec, 18, 18 [sic, 19?], 20, with great success.
On the second night Lord Devon, Sir Robert Phillimore, Canon Farrar, Lords Justices Hannen, Denman, Thesiger, Sir Robert Baggallay, the Master of the Rolls, etc., were among the audience. On the third night the Dean, Canon Duckwood, etc., & Sir Robert Phillimore again, were present.
The Prologue and Epilogue were well received – The former treated of the doings of the School, & the illustrious Westminsters who have died, in the last two years, & upon the subject of the removal of the School. The Epilogue dealt in an amusing manner with the question, mooted some time since, of a Professorship of Research. The acting was very fair all round, through there was none particularly excellent. Robinson, as Syrus, was perhaps the best, & the characters of Demes (T.F.F. Williams) & Sostrata ( C.W. Tepper) were well sustained. The comedy of Colby as Sannio was amusing & much appreciated.
Sixth – v. School.
School won 4 – 1
Sat. Dec. 8. Westminster v. H.ly Olliffe’s XI.
Won 4 – 0
Only 5 pinks were playing in our XI, in consequence of the play
Oct. 7. Nine v. Fifteen
Nine – 1- 0
Oct. 24. Seven v. Eleven
Draw – 2 – 2
Town Boys won 1- 0
Nov. 15. Grant’s v. Under Elections
Grant’s – 2- 0
Nov. 3. Westminster v. Old Harrovians.
Drawn. 2-3 (Cuppage 2).
Nov. 7. Westminster v. Herts Rangers.
Nov. 14. Westminster v. South Norwood.
Won. 2-1. (J. Abernethy & Cuppage).
Nov. 17. Westminster v. Clapham Rovers.
Nov. 21. Westminster v. Wanderers.
Nov. 24. Westminster v. A. N. Jackson’s XI.
Won. 3 (Cuppage 2 & Benbow) – 0.
Nov. 28. Westminster v. Civil Service.
Won. 2 (Cuppage) – 0.
Dec. 1. Westminster v. Old Wykehamists.
Won. 1 (Robinson) – 0.
A half holiday was given on Lord Mayor’s day, Nov. 9th, for H. Heath, who gained a scholarship at Trin: Coll: Camb:
I fasten here the order of service at the Early Morning Service in Abbey.
William G Bell
The Extra Subjects in the Sixth are –
Plato – Apology
Euripides – Bacchae
Tacitus – Ann. Ii.
Hallam’s Middle Ages. Chap. ii & vii.
Greek History from the Peace of Antalcidas to the Death of Alexander.
Fawcett’s Political Economy
The Townboys in the Sixth this term are
W.G. Bell Grant’s
H.B. Cox Home Boarder
T.B. Strong Home Boarder
The play this year will be the Adelphi. The play nights are Dec. 13, 18, 20.
William G Bell
The Gumbleton English Verse Prize was gained by W.A. Peck, Q.S., prox acc. H.P. Robinson, QS, & H.R. James, Q.S.
The subject chosen was Cleopatra’s Needle.
The Dean’s Greek Testament Prize was won by H.P. Robinson, Q.S., the second being divided between W.A. Peck, Q.S., & T.B. Strong, T.B.
The subject was the Pastoral Epistles.