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18. GEORGE HOLDEN

.. Modern Logic.

19. GEORGE POWLES

...Epilogue

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I 1863 3

Epilogue

x Speeches of Durham Schere from Newcastle Gronicle,

Report

THE DU

(From the Nerocastle

Yesterday, was Speech Day at this ancient schoo is now three hundred and twenty years of age, ha founded by King Henry VIII: in the year 1541. ceedings took place in the large school room, decorated with flags, evergreens, plants, and flower occasion ; and there being a raised dais or platfo north end, from which the speeches were delivered. ceedings had been looked forward to with great in the school room was crowded with ladies and many of them being parents and friends of boys in and having come, some of them, from great dista, present on the occasion. Amongst those present Very Rev. the Dean of Durham ; the Rev. Dr. Ven. Archdeacon Bland, and other members of thi the Dean and Chapter being the governors of t| the Hon. and Rev. F. R. Grey; Rev. Walter Ir castle ; Rev. R. G. L. Blenkinsopp; Res. E H. Windy Nook; Rev. H. Stokoe, formerly second ma school; Rev. A. Greenwell ; Rev. G.IT. Fox ;

Too true, indeed! There's many an absent face
That used our past performances to grace.
Where's he who wore the spectacles, and told
“How well Horatius kept the bridge in the bri

old;"
Who taught us, too, how Marmion should die?
Where's he who waved his waterpipe on high,
Crying “ A fireman, and afraid of bumps ?
Or showed what friends are made of. "Dead !

What's trumps ?”
Where's he who spoke the Razorseller, “ Poor I
And the Newcastle Doctor's rhyming dodge ?
Both these were masters too of tragic power
In Brutus, Cassius, Hotspur, and Glendower.
So with good cause, kind friends, we're full of
To think the show was better far last year;
To think of all your criticising eyes
Gazing, alas ! with looks of sad surprise ;
To picture some fair critic shake her head
And slowly say " Before, I always said
These schoolboys did their parts so very well,
But this time 'tis what they would call “a sell.'
To think of that small boy presuming noy
To lecture ladies what they ought to do!
He ought ere 'transformation' he began
To have transformed himself into a man.

IRHAM SCHOOL.

Saxaaily Journal of Saturday, June 20, 1863.)

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Instead of all that Latin about peace
They'd better have discussed the throne of Greece ;
I don't believe e'en they themselves could know
What they were saying-'twas so very slow,
Jack Falstaff, whom we all remember well,
Last year his exploits tried in vain to tell
Why, here he is no better than before,
He rants, and roars, and blusters even more;
While the shrill hostess, with affected squeal,
Il feigned the anger which she meant to feel.
And what a prince that lad who calls himself
The lion-aye, and thinks it--not the whelp!
Puor Constance, for the second time to-day,
Was murdered by him ; for I'm sure the way
In which tbe little urchip told her doom
Was worse than all the Abbot's living tomb.
Then he who said the battle of Pegillus
Stamped, screamed, and glared as if he'd like to kill us.
Queen Mab in character should have beeu drest,
Had stood in all her littleness confest

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which the school has attained, by reason of the distinction
which its scholars have gained at the universities, and
which has certainly been greater in proportion to its
size than that attained by any other school in the kingdom.
The Durham School speeches, also, which were established two
years ago, have contributed to raise the reputation of the
school. The school is certainly of the highest class. It is
essentially a school which prepares boys for the matriculation
examinatiuns of the universities ; and, indeed, most of the
boys go from it to the universities. At the same time, what
is commonly called the modern department is by no means
neglected, and the school gives a good sound English educa-
tion. In addition to the studies necessary for preparing the
boys for the universities, there is a course of studies for pre-
paring boys for the army, the navy, and the civil service.
Altogether, the school has become the most inportant seminary
in the North of England ; and, from what we see of it at
present, we do not think it has even yet attained its highest
eminence. At the conclusion of the epilogue, yesterday,
three cheers were given for the ladies—of whom there was a
very great number present—three for the Dean, and three for
Dr. Holden, and immediately afterwards the assemblage
dispersed.

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