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.
The subject for the prize essay is this year “Mithridates” for the Latin Verse “Etruscan Tombs” and for the Greek Iambics Shakespeare Henry V Act I Se. 2.
The subjects for the Sixth at the general Examination at Whitsuntide are
Plato, Apology of Socrates
St Luke’s Gospel
Shepwell’s Greek, Roman & English
History to the End of James II
Euclid, Algebra, Arithmetic.
The subjects for the Examination this year in the 6th form are:
Horace, Odes, Book III & IV
Cicero, In Caecilium Divinatio
Demosthenes, Speech against Meidias
History, Grecian and Roman
Paley’s Natural Theology, Vol. III
Among the many changes which are now taken place I must mention one which has occasioned a small sensation. It has been decided that every Whitsuntide, the whole school is to be examined by the examiners of Oxford & Cambridge. This year being that of the Great Exhibition, has doubtless been selected to allow us to make some trifling addition to the many exhibitions which will probably take place. The following is the list of the subjects for Examination in the sixth.
Eurip. Heracleidae 1020 Lines
Demosthenes Philippic I
Horad. Ep. Omnes, & Ars Poetica
St Lukes Gospel (Gk) with Bible Hist.
Euclid Arith. & Algebra
Many paternals & sage school masters will be sure to exclaim “What a capital thing.” I wish they would bear in mind the old adage “That all work & no play makes Jack a dull boy.” We are already dull enough [crossed out text] and [eradicted text] us. What a shocking state of affairs.
J. M. Murray