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Exercises set. Shown up.
FRIDAY. pasty Repetition of Virgil's Georgics, 35 lines. Greek Verse, aver. Ist School,
Demosthenes and Philosophia Græca, age 14 lambics or set on
any other metre, Wednesd, Š Greck Plaij, Lectures on the Metres sometimes Greek Evening. and Greek Theatre.
Theme or Greck 5 Horace, Satires or Epistles.
prose or verse.
SATURDAY, 3 past 7 Repetition of Greek Play.
Latin Lyrics. 1st School. 11. Thucydides f. Hist. Rom., alternately.
set on Thursd. SUNDAY—See p. 8.
Business of the Shell Form.
WEDNESDAY. past 7 Repetition Ditto- Verses looked over. 11. Virgil's Æncid.
Englisb Translation ist School, 3 Musas Graca.
from Latin. Friday. 5 Cornelius Nepos.
THURSDAY. } past 7 Repetition Ditto— Theme looked over. Latin Lyrics. 1st School, 11. Zenophon's Anabasis.
nasty Repetition and Translation and looked 11
Geography. s Geography or Re-translation of Ana- Latin Verses, Hex- ist School. basis into Greek.
ameters or Elegiacs. Wednesd. 5 Horace, Epistles or Satires.
SUNDAY, see p 103.
Business of Fourth Form.
s past 7
3 past 7
Erercises set. Shown up.
Form are 2 Copies of Latin
Verses in the week, and one Poesis Græca - see List of Text Translation from the Praxis Books.
of Dr Butler, of Shrewsbury.
Business of the Third Form.
MONDAY. past 7 Evangelia.
The Exercises of the week are, 11 Ooid's Epistles.
two Sets of Latin Verses and 3 till ) ( Erempla Minora-Greek Grammar- one Exempla Minora. past 5 Selecta e Profanis.
WEDNESDAY. past 7 Greek Grammar.
11 Ovid's Epistles. 3 to } past 5 As on Monday.
THURSDAY. past 7 Greek Grammar. 11 Ovid's Epistles.
FRIDAY. past 7 Greek Grammar.
11 Ovid's Epistles. 3 to . S Selecta e Profanis-Greek Grammar past 5 ? – Hartley's Geography.
SATURDAY. 3 past 7 Repetition of Ovid. 11 Monita Christiana.
SUNDAY, see p. 103.
Pupil Room. Having thus given a synopsis of the course of instruction pursued at Harrow, and the distribution of lessons in the
school hours, we should observe that the hours of school are solely appropriated to saying the lessons, and receiving instruction from the master of the form on subjects connected with them. The lessons are prepared out of school, and are rehearsed to the private tutor in his pupil room, previously. The exercises are likewise corrected by him before they are shown up to the master of the form. The preparation of the scholarship examination is likewise carried on in the pupil room.
Head master hears Lower Forms once a week. It is the duty of the head master to hear some one lesson of each form in the upper school once a week. He hears the shell form say a Greek or Latin lesson at twelve every Wednesday; the fourth form say their Poesis Græca to him at twelve on Fridays; the fifth form their Thucydides or Hist. Romana, at iwelve on Saturdays. This makes him well acquainted with the abilities and proficiency of every boy in the upper school, and is of service to him in the general examination for removes and places, which takes place at the end of every second term, i. e. every eight months.
Trials for Removes and Places in Removes. The examination papers for the fifth form show the nature of this trial in that part of the school. The shell are tried in Latin Lyrics and Hexameters; in Latin Prose, sometimes Greek ditto ; in Questions on Paper in Divinity, Ancient History, Geography, Criticism, and Arithmetic; viva voce examinations in some part of the Musa Græca and Historia Romana, set for that purpose. The fourth form are tried in Elegiac Verse ; Dr Butler's Praxis ; Questions on Paper in Divinity ; Arithmetic ; viva voce examinations in some part of Poesis Græca and Excerpta set for the purpose ; Examinations in Geography.
This trial for places is conducted exclusively by the head master, who looks over every exercise, and hears every form in the viva voce part of its examination. When he has gone through the whole of it, he arranges the order of places afresh ; and this order continues till the next trial, eight months afterwards-excepting
(Discipline.) In case a boy is degraded by way of punishment. For a
serious moral offence a boy would be put down into a lower form ; for a less serious offence of the same character, he would be turned down to the bottom of his own form ; but the ordinary method of punishment in those forms which are considered as liable to corporal punishment, the sixth and fifth forms being exempted from it is as follows:when a boy is sent up by the master of his form for idleness, the head master sets the offender three hundred lines to transcribe ; if he is sent up a second time, he is flogged and degraded one place in his form ; for the third offence a heavier punishment in the way of transcribing; for the fourth, he is flogged, and turned down another place. It is not often that a boy is sent up a fifth time in the course of the term. After the holidays a new score commences.
Monitors. The discipline is also supported in part by the monitors, they are the ten senior boys of the sixth form; and they have the power, which they exercise, of setting punishments to all boys below the fifth form for violating the rules of the school.
School Library. There is a library attached to the school which is considered as the peculiar property of the monitors; it is supported and increased by private donation ; and it is customary for every boy who leaves in the upper part of the school to make a present of books to the library. The books are placed in an upper room of the school building, and the library is accessible to the monitors at all times ; they may either read there or take the books to their own houses; they have likewise the privilege of lending the library books to boys in the lower forms.
Prizes. There are four prizes annually proposed for the best compositions in Latin and Greek.
Sir R. Peel's and Governors' Prizes. 1.--A Gold Medal, by Sir Robert Peel, for the best Latin Prose Essay.
2.- Books of the value of five guineas, by the Governors of the School, for the best Latin Lyric Ode.
ncreased by eaves in the uplibrary. The bo and the
3.—Ditto for the best copy of Latin Hexameters. 4.--Ditto, for the best copy of Greek lambics.
The subjects for these prizes are proposed by the head master iininediately after the Easter holidays, and the successful compositions are recited on the speech days.
Head Master's Prizes. The head master also gives prize books for compositions on the following principle. The master of each form selects from time to time the best compositions of the boys in his form, and sends them up to the head master, who reads them aloud before the assembled forma, the next time he hears them their lessons. For each composition thus sent up the author receives a pecuniary reward, varying according to his rank in the school, paid by his tutor or dame, and charged to his parents. For every third composition thus sent up he receives a prize book from the head master.
Governor's Speech. On the annual audit day of the governors, which generally takes place towards the end of June, the captain of the school makes a Latin oration before them, in which he touches upon the various events that have occurred during the past year, whether of a public nature, or such as are more immediately connected with the interests of the school. The captain receives a book from the governors, of the value of two guineas. No boy is permitted to make this speech two following years, in order that the succession may be quickened.
Speech Days. There used to be three speech days in the year, viz.-in the months of May, June, and July ; but the speeches in May have been discontinued for the last two years, and they now take place on the first Wednesday in June and the first Wednesday in July. The Peel Prize Essay is recited on the first speech day, the three other prize compositions on the second.
In the foregoing account reference has been made to the examination papers of which we shall give a few specimens from the papers of the sixth form for the year 1829. The papers for the November examination of that year, in the