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3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 4 4 50 103. 1st. 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 53 Won First Medal 3 3 3 2 4 3 3 4 4 2 2 2 4 3 4 46

93. 3rd. 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 3 2 3 47 3 2 2 3 3 2 3 4 0 1 3 2 2 2 2 33

68. 7th. 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 35 3 3 2 2 3 4 2 0 1 4 3 4 3 2 41

87. 5th. 3 3 3 3 2 4 3 4 3 3 3 4 3 3 2 46 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 35

67. 8th. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 2 4 3 3 3 3 32 2 1 3 2 3 2 2

5 3 3 4 44

77. 6th. 2 2 1 1 2

3 2 33 2 1 1 2 1 1 3 3 2 3 2 3 4 32

64. 9th. 2 1 2 3 1 1 3

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4 4 4 51

100. 2nd. 3 3 2 3 2 2 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 49 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 3 2 0 21

53. 10th. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 3 3 2 2 4 + 32 3 3 2 3 3 4 3 5 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 51 Won 2nd Medal 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 2 4 2 3 3 4 3 2 40 91. 4th.

6. United Service College

7. Rossall School

8. Clifton College.

9. University College School

10. Harrow School.........

Cheltenham won Shield with highest combined Score. Wei On won First Medal for highest individual Score. Burke

won Second Medal in working off tie with Owen. We did not compete in the boxing, and we have no reason to be sorry, as it was by no means a

Banks-Wright of Cheltenham won, defeating R. M. Leake of Dulwich College.

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The Rifle Corps. The Rifle Corps had a most successful field-day on Firbright Common, Fox Hills, about four miles from Aldershot, on March 25th. We were excessively fortunate in the weather, for the fall of the barometer did not prophecy well. During preparation on Tuesday evening, thanks to the Master, we were able to have a parade, when our new capes, which added greatly to the appearance of the uniform, and new havresacks were first served out and worn.

The reveillée sounded next morning at 6.30, breaking untimely into our slumbers, but the full effect was marred by various discordant house-bells. Ammunition was served out, and companies formed at 7.10; then followed a substantial breakfast in Hall, and at the same time we received our luncheon provided by the College.

Falling in again at 7.40 we marched quickly up to the station in good time for the 8.15. At Reading we were joined by Clifton in smart scarlet uniforms, armed with Martinis, in two companies of 30 each. By the kindness of the G.W.R. we kept our carriages all through the day on both lines. At Theale we were joined by Bradfield in one company, 18 file, and at Wellington by two companies numbering 70 in all. Our train arrived at Farnborough punctually; detrain. ing here we formed quarter column, and the general and special ideas of the day's manouvres expounded to us by Major Joke, who took command of ours, the defending force, consisting of Wellington, Clifton, Bradfield, Marlborough and Charterhouse, who joined late to the number of 85.

A mile's march brought us to the boundary line, which we might not enter till 12.15. Piling arms we ate the College-provided luncheon, which was excellent fare. One

company of Clifton Engineers were sent on from here to blow up a bridge upon the right of our line; one company of Wellington formed an advance guard to the left, who marched in column to the inspiriting music of the Marlborough and Wellington bands alternately. An uphill march of 24 miles brought us to Firbright Common, the site of the battle. The remaining company of Clifton with Wellington and Marlborough (No. 1 company) advanced to meet the attack, and the enemy were reported in force to the left and in front by our scouts. Dropping shots with volleys were heard, and soon

the engagement became general along the line. We were obliged to retire before the withering fire of Eton, the attacking force being composed of Eton and Winchester. Our retreating line kept up a steady fire antil covered by the reserve, who had taken up a strong position on the tunnel covered by fences

The attacking party were unable to dislodge them and the cease fire was sounded. We fell in column about 2.30, and took op a position for marching past, during which the umpires and commanding officers discussed the manouvres, and gave the decision slightly in favour of the defending force. We then marched past in quarter columo, the whole force numbering about 650; Eton formed a battalion of three companies and to them unques. tionably belongs the palm, both for numbers and general smartness. General Lyons reviewed the troops and gave us a short and complimentary address.

We then fell out for an hour's rest, which was most acceptable owing to the heat. We moved off with the rear of the column in front, and the Eton battalion preceding us, Winchester having marched off in a different direction. The time was short, so Eton stepped out and soon distanced us. After a steady march, well sustained throughout, we arrived at Farnborough and forming quarter column we received an address from Major Joke who congratulated his force on behalf of General Lyons on their general efficiency. He expressed a hope that it would become an annual institution, adding that the staff at Aldershot were willing at any time to help us by commanding us and offering themselves as umpires. He also proposed that a brigade from Public Schools should have a sham fight with a brigade of regulars from Aldershot.

Shortly after all but Charterhouse entrained; the various corps left us at their respective stations with hearty cheers.

At Reading we underwent an hour's shunting, at the end of which we fell out for a quarter of an hour. Summoned by the bugle we again entrained and reached Hungerford, where we halted for high tea in a schoolroom kindly lent. Mr. Duck had prepared an ample meal. After tea Captain Randall proposed that a vote of thanks should be sent to Colonel Plant of Clifton for his kindness in helping us in every possible way, which was carried nem. con. Captain Willson seconded Captain Randall's motion

were

the hieratic and then into demotic. (3) Among the caricatures of the Egyptians, who were obviously possessed of some humour, we traced the prototypes of our “ lion and the unicorn"; one especially vigorous caricature of a cat and a kitten, we were able to compare with the original design, the young prince Pharoah bringing captives to his father. As we get later in the history, the caricatures get feebler

- the life of the nation seems to be crushed out of it. (4) As illustrations of the portraits we were shown Rameses II, the oppressor of the Israelites, who was determined not to tolerate the Semitic tribes whose kinsmen had but recently usurped the throne (the Hykshos), a determination which has gained him in our minds a bad reputation, but who was in fact a vigorous ruler, whose face was an index of his strong character; next the weak Merenptah, opponent of Moses, who allowed rebellions to gain the upper hand; and many others, including the brave semiEthiopian Tirbaka, renowned for his resistance to the Assyrian power. Generally speaking, Egyptian portraiture is not unskilled, but expressive of much character, though very calm, and this very calmness makes the portraits the more suitable for the adornment of a temple. Lastly (5) were exhibited specimens of Egyptian architecture; the plan of their temples ; the beautiful columns, with shaft and capital designed from the natural forms of the papyrus and the lotus; the ruins of the lovely Philae; the stupendous Hall of Pillars at Karpac; the facade of Abou Simbel, the rock-hewn temple ; and numerous other examples, down to the Pyramids and the Sphinx.

SIXTH FORM DEBATING SOCIETY.

warmly thanking the commander for his untiring energy and perseverance, without which we should not have presented nearly so creditable an appearance. Votes of thanks to Lient. Bull and Col.Sergt. Atlay were proposed for the way in which they had drilled their squads, and carried with acclamation. Members of Common Room were then warmly thanked for their patriotic support. In our march backour step was noticeably good and had it been light we should have presented a very smartappearance.

We got home at 9.30, and marched through the town and arrived thoroughly pleased with the expedition, the day and ourselves.

We must put in a word in praise of Sergt.-Instructor Forman for the way in which he had got everything into first rate order.

It is to be hoped that there will be no dropping off in numbers or efficiency next term, since if this affair becomes annual, as

annual, as we all sincerely hope, a year's training will be none too much. Captain Randal, with his indefatigable energy, is al. ready arranging a battalion drill for next term, for which the officers, we are glad to say, will remain the same. Once again let us thank the Master for his kindness in granting us a whole holiday for our expedition, and the Bursar for his admirable arrangements in the commissariat department.

Art Society. On March 13th the society assembled to hear the Rev. W. J. V. Baker continue his account of the ancient Egyptians, with illustrative magic-lantern slides, chiefly prepared by himself. The lecturer began with (i) the secular literature of the Egyptians, and read an extract from an heroic poem of Pentaur, who lived long before the earliest date assigned to Homer. There is a critique on a book of travels which might serve for many a modern piece of book. making; you talk of this and that town as if you had been there," says the critic, “whereas everyone can see by what you say of them that you did not go there ; you fill your book with petty personal details about yourself and your own doings, which is very bad taste.” Something corresponding to the novel was not unknown, and there are amusing fairy stories, exactly like the children's stories of our times, e.g., how the prince, doomed to be killed by a dog or snake or crocodile, tames the dog, kills the snake with a poisoned cake, and is finally on the point of engaging with his third fate, the sacred crocodile, whep unlockily—the papyrus ends. (2) Then we had illustrations of the language and writing beginning with the picture writing proper, and seeing how this early method was modified first in

On Wednesday, April 1st, a debate was held in the Sixth form class room, but from the number of distractions consequent on the races and other more stirring events, there was not a large muster. Several new speakers made their débuts and we hope that they will all take the first opportunity of speaking again. The motion was that of W. E. Kingsbury, that this house approves of the opening of Museums and picture galleries on Sunday.'' E. Robertson opposed. There spoke

For the motion : Against the motion :
W. E. Kingsbury E. Robertson
H. M. Lewis

E. L. R. Thornton
A. C. Hall

A. B. Poynton
A. J. Mavrogordato H. M. Giveen
H. Richardson, Esq.,
W. H. Chappel, Esq.,
E. K. Chambers

C. LI. Davies The opposer and mover replied. E. L. Thornton moved that the votes of the whole house be taken, but found no supporter. The motion was put to the Society, when there voted : For the motion

14 Against the motion

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Semi-FINAL. Buchanan beat Benson. Meyrick-Jones the bye.

FINAL Tie. Buchanan beat Meyrick-Jones.

HOUSE FIVES.

Littlefield beat Way's. Horner's Cotton House.

Hart-Smith's the bye.

SEMI-FINALS. Horner's beat Hart-Smith's. Littlefield the bye.

FINAL TIE. Horner's beat Littlefield.

Hart-Smith's {E: M. Harvey

HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES.

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A private meeting was held afterwards to elect members. The rule stands unaltered that candidates for election must be proposed and seconded by a member of the Sixth-Form.'

} scratched to

} beat

Racquets.
SCHOOL DOUBLES.

1st Ties. T. C. Bett

S A. Martyn. F. E. Bull

2 E. F. Benson. Meyrick-Jones

A. N. Lubbock. R. H. Isacke

H. de L. Houseman.

FINALS.
F. Meyrick-Jones

A.
R. H. Isacke
The Singles were won by F. Meyrick-Jones; the
Brampton racquet by A. Martyn, beating Meyrick-
Jones, who was penalised three points.

We shall be represented at Princes by F. MeyrickJones and A. Martyn; we have drawn Winchester in the first tie.

E. M. Harvey.*
* In Semi-Finals, F. E. Bull.

E. H. Miles.
Baker's

B. C. Waterfield.

J. F. W. Little.
Ford's

H. de L. Houseman.

F. Meyrick-Jones.
Way's

H. C. Bett.

SH. F. Hay hurst.
Gould's

(H. Woolner.

T. G. Buchanan.
Horner's

A. D. Annesley.

R. W. Ord.
Cotton House

{F. AYexandroff.

H. M. Lewis.
Preshute

A. N. Lubbock.

SF. Lazenby.*
Littlefield

W. Yeames.
* C. R. Petrie pro 1st Tie.

HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES.

A. N. Lubbock.
Preshute

N. Durlacher.
Littlefield

F. Lazenby.
ZW. Yeames.

R. W. Ord.
Cotton House

J. Alexandroff.

E. F. Benson. *
Horner's

(R. H. Isacke.
pro
T. G. Buchanan.

SF. Meyrick-Jones.
Way's

T. C. Bett.
Gould's

S. R. Brown.
( H. G. Hills.

S. A. P. Kitcat.
Baker's

E. H. Miles.
Ford's

SC. E. Ashfield.

H. de L. Houseman.

SA. Martyn.
Hart-Smith's {

F. E. Bull.
HOUSE RACQUETS.

1st TIE3.
Cotton House beat Baker's.
Littlefield

Gould's.
Hart-Smith's Preshute (scratched).
Way's

Ford's.
Horner's the bye.

2nd Ties.
Way's beat Horner's.
Hart-Smith's play Littlefield.
Cotton House the Bye.

SCHOOL FIVES.
Buchanan beat Annesley.
Meyrick-Jones , Bett.
Benson

Waterfield.

The Secretary of the College Mission Fund begs to acknowledge the following additional donations to the building Fund:

£ 8. d. R. P. Brown, Esq.

1 1 0 H. S. Moore, Esq.

0 10 0 W. B. Clayton, Esq.

1 1 0 0. Beeton, Esq.

5 00 E. C. Daubeney, Esq.

1 0 0 G. E. Gilbanks. Esq. (ann.)

1 1 0 Rev. E. F. Newman

0 10 0 Friends

1 5 0 P. M. Coates

0 0 P. Badcock, Esq.

5 0 0 F. T. Badcock, Esq.

1 0 0 Rev. T. Hayley

2 2 0 L. C. Lawford, Esq.

1 1 0 E. B. Merriman, Esq.

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THE MARLBYRIAN

VOL. XX.-No. 323.

MAY 20TH, 1885.

SOLO COMPETITION.

The competition this year, as Mr. Bleeck remarked after the performance, was very creditable to the vocal capabilities of the school. There were others no doubt, Mr. Bleeck insinuated, who might—if circumstances had allowed it-have joined in augmenting the quantity without deteriorating from the high quality of the singing. But circumstances, in the opinion of most of us, ordered a very convenient quantity of voices to fill up the evening's programme; the seven broken and eight unbroken voices were judiciously sandwiched, the selection of songs from popular and classical composers and the introduction of snatches from Greece, Rome, and Modern Italy gave a variety to the proceedings, which kept up the interest of the voluntary " audience.

The first song, Molloy’s “ Postillion,” was sung with much vigour by H. C. Bett; the tender part about the “ Wife in Bristol town," however, did not sait his style so well as the sentiment, “ Then one glass more, the ale is fine." The refrain " Ho-la ! who's for the coach to nigbt?” was given with much dash and spirit.

The well-known song, "Cherry Ripe," came next. E. B. Burnaby has a fluty voice, but it did not seem to

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come from quite the right place in his larynx, neither were the words pronounced with sufficient distinctness; the effect, however, was smooth and pleasant.

W. E. Kingsbury next gave us Pinsuti's “ Bugler," a song requiring more declamation than it received. The last verse, in which the “gallant old bugler, shot and apparently dead, raises himself for “one grand long blast " before he actually dies, was sung with taste, and received well-merited applause.

There was a little uncertainty in some of Boyson's notes in the earlier part of his song, " When other lips." His high notes were usually clear and ringing. but here and there something told us that he will not appear next time in the capacity of a soprano. The song was one which suited his flexible voice.

Buchanan sang the more ambitious “ Maid of Athens,” and, though he was not in quite his best voice, he sang with great taste and skill. The difficult change of key, which occurs toward the close of each verse was thoroughly mastered. We will not here discuss the question as to whether personal experi. ence is necessary for rightly rendering impassioned love passages; but even without it we think a little more passion might have been judiciously introduced. The soft pleading in the last verse was really ex.

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