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schooling, and one guinea a year for school charges; in every other respect they are exactly on the same footing with the rest of their school fellows: they are likewise placed under private tutors; they are subject to the same bounds, and are compelled to answer at the same bills; they wear no peculiar dress, nor is there, in point of feeling, the smallest distinction between them and the rest of the boys. Those governors of the school who are resident in the parish are in the habit of sending their boys to the school upon the foundation.
Business of the Sixth Form.
Exercises set. Shown up. ( New Testament, Epistles--Newton on
J the Prophecies-- Lectures on Articles 8 to 9
of the Church of England, with
Monday. í Repetition of Friday's Horace, Satires Latin Theme or Thursday, past 7
or Epistles. 50 lines - Latin Lyrics Greek Prosc. Ex- Ist School,
or Greek Verses of Thursday look- ercise; Subject, led over.
Moral, Political, 11-12 IIorace, Oles, 60 or 70 lines.
or Historical. L S Homer's Iliad, t 50 lines, rest of hour
Historia Romana, one page.
TUESDAY. Whole holiday.-The Exercise set on Monday Evening to be done ; Bills called
during the day as above (see p. 97 ;) Privaie Reading with Assistant Masters; Boys below the shell in Pupils Room, preparing their Exercises.
lines, Verses of Friday looked over. 11-12 Virgil Eneid, 50 lines."
Translation from 3— 4
Eucliit. Vulgar Fractions, Decimals Greek or Latin > or Logic.
Prose into En Friday, (liusa Græca, 40 or 50 lines, according glish,alternating ist School.
to Author- Examination in a por- with an English 5- 6 tion of Greek History, which the Essuy. 1 boys have prepared.
THURSDAY. (Repetition of Monday's Horace, Odes Latin Lyrics, alter- Saturday, } past 7 60 or 70 lines---Theme of Monday nating with Greek Ist School. looked over.
Verse. 11--12 Thucydides. past 12 to 1 Modern History.
*The third School is at 2 o'clock in winter, and the Fourth School at 4. +Constant reference to Matthia's Greek Grammar in all the Greek Lessons.
2 lines-English Essay looked over.
ameter, or Hex- Ist School. 3–4 Greek Play, 50 lines.
ameter and Penta(Horace, Epistles or Satires-Exami- meter. 5- 63 nation in Greek History as on Wedl nesday Evening.
General Scripture History.
Common-place Books. Every boy in the sixth form has a set of common-place books, arranged according to subjects, in which he enters at the moment any notes connected with the lesson of the hour that may be dictated by the head master. The nature of these notes may be seen by referring to the sixth form examination papers, some of which accompany these details. If these notes are finished before the hour is concluded, there is always some more connected subject in hand, bearing more or less upon the lesson, which is pursued during the remainder of the time, and upon which the boys likewise enter notes in their common place books.
Examinations of the Sixth Form. The body of notes thus collected is to be referred to in preparation for the sixth form half yearly examination, which takes place before the summer holidays, and again in the end of November. Besides a general review of the subjects studied in school during the last half year, this examination always embraces a portion of Juvenal, which the boys prepare privately with their tutors. The nature of the examination will be seen from the papers above referred to. At the conclusion of each examination those boys who have acquitted themselves satisfactorily are arranged alphabetically in two classes. Those in the first class receive a prize book from the head master ; those who are twice placed in the second class also receive a book ; those boys who have not shown sufficient diligence are excluded from the printed list. This classing does not alter the places of the sixth form boys in the school. The order of places is changed in every other form.
Fifth Form Examinations. This system of common-place books and half yearly examinations is also pursued in the fifth form.
· Text Books. Several new text books have been introduced at Harrow within the last two years; they have been compiled and printed expressly for the use of the school, they are :
Historia Romana-substituted for the Eton Scriptores Romani. It contains the whole of '
Cicero pro Milone.
Tacitus’ Annals, Books i., ii., iii., Musa Græca-substituted for Poetæ Græci-contains long extracts, whole odes, and entire scenes, from the works of the following authors : Hesiod, Pindar, Aristophanes, Theo. critus, Apollonius Rhodius, Callimachus; also Fragments of Comic Writers. Philosophia Græca — contains extracts from Plato-Euthyphro, Hippias Major, Menexenus, Apologia Socratis, Phædo. Xenophon Memorab.-Lib 1. Capp. 1, 4, 6. II. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8. III. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6. IV. 3, 7. Aristotle-Ethics—A selection of chapters, keeping up the continuity of argument, and omitting what is unimportant in that point point of view. Rhetoric-A selection of whole chapters. Poetics — The whole treatise. Plutarch-De audiendis Poetis. Longinus — De Sublimitate. Poesis Græca–Selections from the Minor Poets, for the use of the fourth form, substituted for “ Farnaby's Epigrams."
Maps and Tables of Chronology and Genealogy, from the overthrow of the western empire to the peace of Paris, 1815. These have been selected and translated from Mons. Koch's Tableau des Revolutions de l'Europe, and have been published for the use of Harrow school. They serve to illustrate the Lecture on Modern History, given on Thursdays.
These are the whole of the works which have been put forth within the last two years for the use of the school.
The maps used by the sixth and fifth forms are those contained in the Eton Atlas. The lower forms use Vincent's maps, maps to Butler's Geography, and Guthrie's maps. The editions of the classics used, are
Oxford, with parallel passages. The text-book of Modern History is the English translation of Mons. Koch's Tableau des Revolutions de l'Europe. For Greek History, Malkin's History of Greece, published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful knowledge.
Scholarships. Before we proceed to the detail of business in the lower forms, we think it better to enter upon the subject of the scholarships attached to the school, and the examinations connected with them. Almost every boy in the sixth form, and many of the fifth form offer themselves as candidates for them; the course of study, therefore, preparatory to this examination may be considered as a necessary part of the education of every boy of average abilities who rises into the fifth form.
Four Governors' Scholarships. Four scholarships of fifty guineas a year each, to be held for four years, have been recently founded by the governors of the school. The boy who gains one of them inust go either to Oxford or Cambridge ; but he may enter at any college of either university.
Two Sayer's Scholarships. Two scholarships have also been recently founded by the late John Sayer, Esq., of Park Crescent, Portland Place. They are of fifty guineas a year each, to be held for four years; but the Sayer scholar must enter at Caius College, Cambridge.
Examinations for them. The examination for these scholarships takes place in the month of March, every year ; two examiners, one from Oxford and one from Cambridge, being appointed by the head master for the purpose of holding it. The subjects for the following year are proposed after each examination; those for last year were,
First Book of Herodotus.
four years, harhe boy whoe ; but he
Phænissæ of Euripides.
First two Books of Euclid. All the boys in the school, indiscriminately, whether foundation boys or foreigners, are equally eligible to these scholarships.
Business of Forms below the Sixth.
SUNDAY, Fifth Form.
Exercises set. Shown up. (Acts of A postles. 8 A. 11. Paley's Evidences. (Well's Scripture Geography,
8 A. M.;
Master at 10.
Business of the Fifth Form.
MONDAY. past 7 Repetition of Friday's Horace.
(Horace's Odes, about 65 lines-Con11 A. M. strue, explain, enter coinments in
| Homeri Ilias, 50 lines - Common3 P. M. 3 place Book as before. 5 - Historia Romanu, one page.
Wednesday. i nasto Grecian History and Chronology, and Latin Verse, Hexa- Ist School.
Geography, Ancient and Modern. meter or Elegiac, having 11 . Virgil's Æneid, 50 lines.
30 the compulsory been set on [ Virgil's Georgics, in ibe form of a lec- number, most of Saturday 3
ture, not above 20 lines done in the the boys do many Morning. hour, every expression and parallel more.
passage explained. 6 Musa Graca.
THURSDAY. d past 7 Repetition of Horace's Odes.
Ist School. 'n Thucydides, Bekker, one page.
set on (Lecture on Literature, chiefly English Latin Theme.
Monday past 12 from the Decline of the Roman Em
Evening. e pire to the present time.