There will be a great alteration in the examinations for admission into College this year.
The examination will not take place with the Exhibition examinations at Easter, & 3 candidates from without the school under 14 years of age will be allowed to enter without passing a year in the school, as has been the rule, as the first three of the Exhibitioners will have the option of going at once into College or of remaining T.B.B. as at present.
This term some very interesting lectures on heat have been given by Mr Tomlinson; there is to be an Examination in it and special prizes given for it at Xmas.
A. P. Hill.
The subjects for the Whitsuntide exam. This year were:-
Homer, Iliad. X,XI,XII
Virgil, Æneid. X,XI,XII.
Horace. Odes I. II.
Westcolt’s “Introductionto the Study of the Bible.”
Sewell & Yonge’s “Historical Selections.”
During the Christmas half, a very interesting series of lectures had been delivered upon “air” by Doctor Noad. They had been very numerously attended by both the T. B.’s & Q. S.’s, and at the end of the course an examination took place for such as chose to enter for it; W. S. Randall T. B. & W. Ellis Q. S. received prizes for their proficiency in the subject.
The subjects for the examination of the sixth at Whitsuntide were as follows.
Homer. Iliad. iv. v. vi.
Virgil. Aeneid. vi. v. vi.
Juvenal. Sat. i. iii. v. vii.
Thucyd. vi. 1-92.
Butler’s Analogy. Part I.
Greek Test. Epist. Hebrews.
E. Barnes got Dean Thomas’ Exhibition.
The subjects for the Whitsuntide Examination this year are:
Aeschylus. Seven against Thebes.
Demosthenes. De Corona to page 291
Tacitus. History. Book II
Lucretius. De Rerum Naturæ Book I
Homer Iliad Books 19 – 20 – 21
Virgil. Bucolics and Georgic I.
The Epistles to Timothy and Titus.
Butlers Analogy Part II
Guizot’s History of English Revolution
The subjects for the examination of the VIth at Whitsuntide are as follows.
Thucydides. Lib. Δ
Cicero’s 2nd Philippic
Lucretius. ‘De rerum naturæ’ Lib V
Greek testament. Epistle to the Hebrews.
Butlers Analogy. Part I
Arnold’s Rome Vol. iii
Composition. Mathematics. French.
Homer, Iliad. XIII-XVIII
Virgil. Aeneid. I-VI
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
The subjects for the Whitsuntide Examination were:
Homer, Books 7-12, Iliad
Virgil, Books 7-12
Thucydides, Book 4
Cicero in Verrem II.5
Juvenal Satires, 184.108.40.206.11.12.13
Epistle to the Galatians with Acts 15-28
Liddell’s History of Rome, page 412 to end
Subject for the Ireland Prize “Columbus”
For Greek Iambic Prize Milton, Paradise Lost Book 4
“Thou that, with surpassing glory crowned –
To which the Hell I suffer seems a Heaven.”
For Latin Prose Speech of Tib. Sempronius Gracchus on his Agrarian Bill
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.