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the toss, and sent in Hayes and Gostenhofer to take THE RUGBY MATCH.
the edge off the bowling, but they unfortunately got AFTER two years of triumph we have had to lower bowled out before fulfilling their mission. Napier onr colours before victorious Rugby, who inflicted on || hit well, and Womersley's 28 was the best innings as, we must confess, a most decisive defeat by an on our side, his leg-hitting being particularly crisp. innings and 24 runs. At the same time we cannot Leggatt, however, proved irresistible, his break help thinking that our team was not seen at its best; | utterly puzzling man after man, and 79 was all we the “ form” that beat the old fellows and Chelten had to show when our first innings was over, eleven ham would have given Rugby a great deal of trouble, of which were due to a wonderfully patient perfor. and it was a sad disappointment to all those who mance by Jacson. Gaddum had bowled steadily, but believed in our eleven to see the sad collapse of July as all our fellows religiously refused to look at 31st. Leslie was, without doubt, the best bat in tempting balls on the off-side he was not very fatal. either team, and we are inclined to give Leggatt the Rugby sent in Fitzgerald and Cobb, and at lunchpalm for bowling—he certainly was wonderfully time Cobb was out, excellently caught by the captain successful—but we are not quite prepared to admit at point. Smith gave a little trouble and was that the disparity between the two schools was as followed by Leslie who soon settled down to business, great as appears on paper. But for reasons unknown dealing out very severe punishment all round, his our safest bats did not come off, the bowling was not driving being really excellent. We are inclined to up to its usual standard, and the fielding was think that our captain made an error of judgment scarcely so good as usual. In justice to ourselves we here, in that there was no man put out for Leslie : must remind our readers that Gostenhofer had only with so hard a hitter in, one man in the country just re-appeared after a prolonged sojourn in the would have turned many fours into singles, and sick-room, and that Leach, most steady of bątsmen, possibly have stopped the hitting altogether. As it was unable to play.
was Leslie kept “urging on his (anything but) wild Thus much by way of prologue to a few remarks career" till he was very nicely caught at third man on the match itself. We started well by winning | by Rogers for 98; his chief hits, two drives for six
each and 11 fours, mostly drives. While he was at the wicket 122 runs were put on, 98 of which went to his individual score: this will speak for the severity of his hitting. Bowden-Smith carried his bat for an excellent 28. We followed on, 3 runs to the bad, and the collapse was even worse than before, though Law played very carefully.
Rogers and Stanton stayed for some time, the former playing a very plucky innings and hitting Gaddum in most confident style: but all was in vain: the game lost : Leggatt was not to be denied, and would not allow us even to save a single inning's defeat, due chiefly to the collapse of our batting, as the Rugby score was not enormous or even large enough to be disheartening, except by comparison. Napier bowled fairly well, though he got very wild at times, and Peake managed to get some “yorkers” past the bat, but Gostenhofer,—owing to illness, perhapswas not in form. We append score and analysis.
ANALYSIS OF THE BOWLING.
Overs. Maidens. Runs. Gaddam......... 30
14 Second Innings. Gaddam ........ 22.1
1 Leslie .....
66 Peake .........
2 3 1 0
MIDSUMMER MADNESS IN FIVE FYTTES, METRES THOSE OF THE TUNE WHICH PROVED
FATAL TO THE COW.
M.C.C.C. 1st innings.
2nd innings. S. H. Hayes, b. Fletcher .............
1 b. Gaddam ......... 2 G. Gostenhofer, b. Gaddam ......... 6 0. Fletcher, b.
Gaddam......... 4 C. W. Law, ran out
3 b. Leggatt
13 J. R. Napier, b. Leslie
24 b. Leggatt
8 O. F. Jacson, not out......
11 run out
0 D. Womersley, b. Leggatt 28 b. Leggatt
0 G. 8. Rogers, b. Leggait
0 1.b.w., b. Gaddum 26 O.R.Armstrong,c. Cobb, b.Leggatt 2 b. Leggatt
0 H. E. Stanton, b. Gaddam
1 b. Leggatt 12 C. L. Booth, 1.b.w., b. Leggatt 0 b. Leggatt
8 E. Peake, b. Leggatt........
0 not out............... 7 Byes 2, 1.-bye 1................ 3 Byes 4, 1.-bye 3 7
In prime weather
By train together.
To make you jealous,
Four good fellows. It was gala night,
They left Cork station, Where was a free fight
With manners of the nation.
All the lasses frisky,
And there drank whisky.
Leery, lean and sheeny, When they'd snubbed him some one dubbed him
Mr. Mac Sweeny.
If they had but known it,
Too well to own it.
RUGBY. B. Fitzgerald, c. Napier, b. Gostenhofer..... 14 C. Cobb, c. Napier, b. Gostonhofer
0 T. L. Smith, b. Peake...........
13 C. F. Leslie, o. Rogers, b. Napier....... 98 F. W. Capron, b. Armstrong .......
7 A. J. Bailey, b. Peake.........
2 C. A. Leggatt, b. Napier
5 F. Fletcher, b. Napier....
5 F. Bowden. Smith, not ont......
28 F. Gaddum, b. Napier ......
4 F. Prevost, c. and b. Peake
.... 3 Byes 6, 1.b. 4, n.b. 1
Helter skelter down we ran
"Sixty feet!” cried D. N. took a header out of the 'medder,'
Over a fence into three.
Was’nt he green ? he,
You had been he!
At the trumpet of doom,
In darkness and gloom,
Mr. Sweeny's pantry,
To the Bay of Bantry.
Lying in the clover,
Bowled one over.
Had your neck been thinner,
He must wait for dinner.
Bit like stopping.
(Waterproof he had on),
Oh he was a bad 'on!
Do change the driver,
He did'nt get a stiver,
Jarvey, rain, and tariff !
Gem of the bay, Glengariff !
Cheered us in the morning, "If ye'd bathe 'tis time to rise,"
* Boots' gave as warning. At the oars we sit, and not
Waiting for their right shirts, N. and A. come down at last,
Snoring, in their night shirts. Fifty yards from shore we reach,
Hark! a peal of laughter,
Laddie's grunt's close to the punt,
Panch pants paddling after. Ne'er before or since did they
Show a swimmer's spirit !
Dogs discern your merit.
“Ten ? Nine's the Coach!” “ Quick, make fast The boat,” “The Bill,” “Pack," "Coffee swill,
Bolt ham and eggs for breakfast." Here's a health to the Eccles Hotel, The green-mantled queen of the dell,
Its bay and its boat,
Its bright table d'hôte,
At Kenmare we'd luncheon,
Glorionsly the sun shone.
Each the other'd gravel,
In his foreign travel.
Niagara, Rome, Narni,-
It is, it is Killarney!
Some realm of Elf or Fairy,
Half watery, half airy;
Whose waves match morning's splendour,
Frowns terrible, smiles tender.
Bathes, browses, rows, and rambles !
O scrambles throngh the brambles ! 'Twere long to tell how all befell,
How hunger sanced our dishes,
They fished and caught no fishes.
Where sister lake sent sister
'Till down she flashed and kissed her. How we ont-paced all boats that raced,
Then dawdled at our leisure,
A mile and more by measure.
How when we swore we'd pause no more,
But make the pace alarming,
I see a view that's charming!"
We polished off the chickens, How Laddie bolted all the bones,
And wee Panoh had the pickin's. Enough! 'tis plain, my words profane,
Killarney's grace and glory,
Relate our boatman's story.
All joking and cajolery,
Some dolt who stirred his drollery,
And face with laughter wrinkled, And, as he spoke, at each old joke
How sober Tim's eyes twinkled.
Says he 'I want this minute
And every rock within it.'
I know each shoal and island.'
He drove the boat on dry land!
That Dan was making fan of 'em) "You knew the whole, rock, ridge, and shoal,'
Qaoth Dan 'I did. Here's one of 'em.'" Halt Mase, or with your idle prate
Of paper you will fill yards, One more thing only here relate,
And that's the Mackross billiards.
N. beat B.,
Q. E. D.!
Its Tims and its Mats-
Rosbeigh's to reach by driving,
To basten his arriving;
Who fears a ghost or boggart, he
Some Namber 2 of mountain dew
Should get from Mrs. Fogarty.
Though thrice we robbed “The Colonel ;”
To see an English journal ? “Fine day, hurray!” The party small
Grows smaller by dividing,
And two go off a-riding.
San warm-waves smooth-winds mellowA light heart, and a holiday
A friend,-a right good fellow.
Dark-blue the Ocean under,
A glory and a wonder.
Till (Trav’ller do not pass it!)
Of M.P. Blennerbasset.
That nook has, sure, the shiniest,
I plunged then in the briniest.
Our limbs were all a-tingle,
That noble sea of Dingle !
The soup you called 'Pea'
Was too acid for me,
You'd brisk malt and hops,
And plump mutton chops,
('Twas just a week from starting) They went to the ferry but weren't very merry,
The hoor was come for parting.
And Puncb's tail was drooping,
He watched the boat's crew grouping.
That week's ties ne'er to sever,
True friends are friends for ever.
looked for by an earlier train, was the signal for a burst of cheering such as is rarely heard even at a school; taken up and repeated again and again, it was no slight token of the estimation in which his name his held here. The 'Carmen' heing reserved for the evening, the assembly dispersed without the aid of music. Luncheon was followed by the usual toasts and speeches, and itself gave way in turn to the attraction of the Flower Show held in the Master's garden, and the diszlay of the powers of the new Organ by Mr. Bambridge. It remains only to mention the performance in the evening by the Royal Poland Street Hand-bell ringers. Though not heard for the first time by many present, the marvellous manipulation of the performers, and their perfect command over their bells made the concert very enjoyable. The choir added a few capitally sung glees, and the Carmen,' and 'Auld Lang Syne,' brought a most pleasant day to a close.
The Prize Day of 1878 deserves to be remembered as the first of its kind. Not that Marlborough has never known a Prize Day-indeed, where is the School which has not its Prize Day ? — but this was of a sort yet unknown here; no half Prize Day, half Breaking-up Day; as it began, so it ended; its pleasures were no“, as heretofore, confounded with the more tumultous enjoyment of actually leaving for the holidays; pervaded by a sense of holidaytime, it was still a day at School: an idle day for most, though for some one of the most trying in the year -in a word, a decorous and orthodox Prize-Day. It had been decided that Monday and not Tuesday should be Prize-day this year, and all examination work should be finished, if possible, in the previous week, so as to leave a clear day on Monday. It became necessary therefore to provide means for filling up the time after luncheon, and accordingly a Flower-Show, an Organ-Recital, and an evening entertainment were announced to take place in the afternoon and evening preceding the departure of the Special train on Tuesday morning.
The service in Chapel began at 11, and everyone must have noticed the completion of the scheme of Chapel decorations by the filling-up, with one exception, of the long-expected series of pictures. The anthem as Mendelssohn's, “How lovely are the messengers."
After a short interval, everyone adjourned to the Cpper School for the distribution of prizes, and the Master, after reviewing the work of the School during the past year, read the list of honours. This, though not as long as it has been sometimes, contained a few' honours of quality', if they may be so called, which are really more valuable to a list than its length. But more abiding in the memory of all who witnessed the scene, will be the dramatic incident which interrupted the ordinary business of the day. The unexpected entrance of Canon Farrar, who was
Occasional Notes. The School assembled on Friday, September 20th. An unusually large number of new fellows have been admitted.
The Common-Room has been reinforced by F. W. Headley, Esq., of Caius College, Cambridge.
The collection made on Sunday, September 22nd, to be divided between the Princess Alice fund, and that of the Abercarne Colliery, amounted to £33 4s.
On Sunday, September 29th, being the Feast of St. Michael, and the Anniversary of the Consecration of the Chapel, the sermon was preached by the Right Rev. Dr. Mitchinsor, Bishop of Barbados, who, at the request of the Sixth Form, has kindly allowed it to be printed.
A NEW Hymn-book has been issued this term, containing 88 new hymns, and leaving out 66 which were in the former edition. The old books have been sent to F. J. Biden, Esq., at Calcutta.
Tas palings round the trees in Court have been removed, thereby greatly improving the appearance of the Court.
FOOTBALL has already begun in most houses, though cricket still lingers on the XI, the weather being at present too warm for Big Game.
The Marlburian has lost the services of Furneaux, Davies, Arkle, and Griffith.