No 557

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

Pr. Opp.

No 543

The subjects for the Whitsuntide Examination were:

Homer, Books 7-12, Iliad

Virgil, Books 7-12

Thucydides, Book 4

Euripides, Alcestis

Cicero in Verrem II.5

Juvenal Satires, 5.7.8.10.11.12.13

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

No 509

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.

A.F. Pope

Pr. Opp.

No 474

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

Chipmell’s History

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.