We were surprised one night this half by being called in before Scott and Marshall and questioned as to the immorality of the school in general and College in particular. After leaving us Scott proceeded to Weare’s, having previously been to Rego’s, where he remained till 3 o’clock in morning investigating. All the Q.Ss were kept up in Upper and Under Election Rooms, Bowing and Joyce remaining with them to prevent communication. In the morning very few Q.Ss appeared in School and at 9, 17 Q.Ss went to College Hall to be reprimanded or have sentences passed by the Deans. Five seniors were sent away (Pratt, O’Brien, Stainhope, Henderson and Upperton). And 4 Q.Ss and one T.B rusticated till Lent Whitsmuntide (Mackey, Balfour, Walker, Maurice, and Parker TB). Eleven of 12 others were operated on in the library. We had hopes that this would not stop the play but they did not last long for Scott soon told us that there would be none. Not long after this news Scott informed us that in consequence of an anonymous letter which he had received stating that “some scholars were in the habit of frequenting the Westminster Tavern for the purpose of playing billiards”, that he did not intend to investigate further but for the future no one was to go out of Deans Yard except to Ginger’s, Sutcliff’s, […] after dinner.
J. C. Hawkshaw
The list of the Sixth Townboys after Whitsuntide was as follows
W. Dowdeswell, Pr. Opp.
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, 220.127.116.11.11.12.13
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
After Whitsuntide the List of Sixth Town boys are
A.F. Pope Pr. Opp.
The Number of the school at Whitsuntide 1857 was 128.
Grants (Rev. J. Marshall) 37.
Rigaud’s (Rev. B. Jones) 23.
Scotts (C. W. Wingfield Esq.) 5.
Home Boarders 23.
In all 88 Town boys
A.F. Pope Pr. Opp.
List of the Sixth after Whitsuntide 1856:
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 prize essay this year is “Greek and Roman colonies”; for the Verses Ister Husirius
The subjects for the Sixth Form at the Examination of Whitsuntide are
Philippus of Demosthenes
Antigone of Sophocles
Cicero Pro Lex Roscio
The Acts of the Apostles
The Geography of Europe – Ancient & Modern
Euclid. Algebra. Arithmetic. Etc.
The subject for the Greek Iambics is
Romeo and Juliet Act V: Scene III
Romeo Loquacity in faith etc.
J. Gray Pr. Opp.
The list of the Sixth Form after Whitsuntide was:
J. Morton B.B.