The following were the numbers of the school before Whitsuntide 1855:
Grants (R.J. Marshall) 37
Rigaud’s (R.B. James) 23
Scott’s (Lloyd) 7
& the rest homeboarders making in all 93 Town Boys.
The following were the numbers before Whitsuntide 1856.
Grants (Rev. J. Marshall’s) 36
Rigauds (Rev. B. James) 27
Scotts’ (F. Headlam Esq.) 7
& the rest homeboarders, making in all 86 T.B.s.
The Subject for the Examination at Whitsmuntide (1856) for the Sixth were exclusive of Mathematics.
Tacitus Annals Book 1
Horace Epistles Book 1 Ep.1-19
Plaey’s Hora Paulina & the texts if the Apostles as far as they are wanted for the H.P.
Demosthenes Leptines (for those who were in the form from Sept. to Dec. 55 when it was done)
Outlines of Greek and Roman History (Chepmell)
This year for the first time we had examinations in Latin & Greek Press, Latin Hexameters & Greek Iambic. This is an innovation of Scott’s. Nor is the rest of the school free from them. They began on the 9th of April, the regular Examinations beginning on the 21st.
+ This year for the first time a prize was given for Mathematics called the “Master’s Prize.” Mathematical prizes are also given in each form, which is a new plan of Scott’s.
A.F. Pope Pr. Opp.
St David’s day falling on Monday, there was leave out from Sat at 12 to Monday night
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A prize was got up this half (March 56) to be played for yearly with wooden rackets.
The Subscription amount to [blank] being collected indiscriminately from T.Bs and Q.S.s.
The Subject for Latin Prize Hexameter this year was “Marathon.” The Sixth, Remove & Shell entered compulsorily & did the verses during the Christmas Holidays (1855-1856).
The Greek Iamic verses were from Shakespeare “Troilus and Cressida” verses “Troy yet upon his basis had been down” 33 lines.
The subject for Latin Prose was the prospect of the world in case Carthage had conquered Rome.
The Silver racket was won this year by Biscoe (Queen Scholars).
A.F. Pope, Pr. Opp
There was no ditch leaping this year, as the day fell on Saturday when most fellows were out. There were names for the others at eleven o’clock in all the boarding houses.
A.F. Pope, Pr. Opp.
Fri. April 4th.) Rev. T. W. Weare, the Under Master, who has since Liddell left Westminster, made it his business to interfere in every possible way with everybody else’s, chose to give in imposition to a Sixth T.B., Maples, a thing which no master can do up school or down, but the Headmaster. The imposition was given for a trifle, which has nothing to do with the case. Going down school, Mr Weare in his benevolence kindly told Maples that he would excuse the imposition. Maples, not being particularly affected by such magnanimity, made no reply; at which Weare got angry; Maples told him the imposition was given in the beginning for nothing (too truly), at which Weare doubled the former imposition. I went with him (M.) to Scott’s house (who had not been at prayers) & explained the matter; but Scott quietly listened to me & then refuted (!!) me by saying that there was no proof that such was the rule of the school, & when I referred to Mr Weare’s own mouth (See the bottom of the third Page no. 399) Scott said there was nothing to prove that Murray had not misunderstood Weare. Against such argument there is no use reasoning. Scott finished by saying that he should give me a written rule to put in the Ledger, to the effect that every master in the school has authority over everyone in whatever form, or house. In that case we should have six Masters, excluding French &c., allocating probably without knowing what the other were about. The way in which Weare is “loved and respected” (to use his term) is not at all different from before. The Q.S. fear him on account of their elections, & hate him. The following is the new rule
In absence of the Head Master no boy in the VIth form whether Q.S. or T.B. is entitled to claim any exemption from the authority of the other Masters of the school in respect of impositions &c.
(Signed by C.B. Scott)
It is not in our power to do anything against this rule; though it is against all precedent. But I hope that whoever is Head Town Boy when we next have a new Headmaster will represent the matter to him, in order that this rule may be annulled.
An early Play was given us on Monday Mar. 31stat the request of Lord John Thyme, on the occasion of Peace being concluded at Paris.
A.F. Pope. PrOpp.
The following rule has been given out by Scott, under the supposition that it will have the effect of suppressing smoking.
“In future Milibank & the Barges are to be out of bounds, the limitation that side being College Street and Abbington Street, except that Mrs Vickers’ & Staines’ shops, the Post Office at the bottom of College Street, & in the water season only the stairs for Searles’ will be considered included.”
The above rule extends to all Seniors & the Head Town Boy.
A.F. Pope. PrOpp