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try at goal by Jones. Just before half-time, Waring
îl be relied on. Practice would surely remedy this got a try for Cirencester, low down. The punt.out
defect. was well followed up by the School.
Cirencester.-W. H. Cotesworth (back), A. E. After change Cirencester were penned for a time;
Leatham (captain), C. P. Jones, F. R. Scott, their passing was very pretty to look at, but not
(i backs); A. Hardie, C. E. Maud, (i backs); W. quick enough to help them much. After some fine
F. Geddes, G. F. Heath, A. P. Kent, J. Longman, play by Jones (three-quarters), and Maud (half
E. M. McNiven, W. L. Morgan, R. B. Ritchie, F. G. back) on the Cirencester side, and by Tatham
Thomason, H. F. Waring, (forwards). (forward) for the school, Craufurd took the ball in,
School.-H. J. Glennie (back), F. Duncan, W. M. but was collared by Scott, and the maul ended in
Tracy, J. A. H. Craufurd, (1 backs); E. J. Gunner, favour of the latter. Soon after this, Tracy made
A. H. Hawkins, (1 backs); F. W. Hodgson (captain), a splendid run in round the top. The place was
H. M. Elder, F. Hardy, E. Heaton, W. M. Tatham, entrusted to Glennie, who failed to secure a goal.
C. S. Bengough, H. G. C. Hardwick, J. G. Henniker, The kick out was followed by some clever passing
R. A. Hitchcock (forwards). between Scott and Leatham, and a good dribble by
Umpires :—W. S. Bambridge, Esq. and G. R. Geddes, which took the ball into the School quarters,
Askwith. but it was soon taken back to the middle of the
THE NOMADS' MATCH. ground, by a run of Duncan's, and a loose squash,
After the general disappointment of the previous in which the School forwards carried all before
Saturday, when the Nomads' Match with Richmond, them. After good runs by Scott for Cirencester, and
as ours with Cirencester, had to be put off, the by Craufurd and Duncan for the school, Henniker
hearts of players and spectators alike must have got the ball and secured a try between the posts
been gladdened by the state of the ground and the which was turned into a goal by Hodgson. Shortly
weather on November 29th. afterwards Hardwick nearly succeeded in repeating
The ball was set in motion by Kimber for the Henniker's performance, but was not fast enough.
Nomads from Sun-lane end, and was badly returned Then followed some very clever passing on the
by Tracy. Owing to this and two runs by Hamilton Cirencester side. Leatham made a grand run, but
and Butterworth, who got a drop at goal, the school was stopped by Glennie, and Cotesworth ran in and
were somewhat penned for the first 10 minutes of secured a try for Cirencester, very near the top of
play. Hamilton showed very prominently for the the ground, which Jones converted into a goal, by a
Nomads, and once was only just stopped from magnificent place. During the last ten minutes of
getting in by Craufurd, who collared him close to the the game, Hawkins played very well for the school;
line. Soon after this Craufurd got well away with getting a try high up, which did not result in a goal,
the ball, taking it right down to the Nomads' and making a capital run almost immediately after
quarters. Butterworth however soon brought it wards. Before 'no game' was called, Tracy got
back. This was again neutralized by the efforts of another try for the School. The place was again a
Duncan, who by a series of runs worked the ball back failure.
towards the Nomads' goal: though he made repeated The match thus ended in a victory for the School,
attempts, and was collared once just outside the by three goals and four tries, to one goal and one
line, he failed to get in. try. Where the forwards all played so well, it is
Play had now lasted for twenty minutes with no impossible to single out individuals for special notice.
signal advantage to either side, when Tracy, by a The school were undoubtedly superior to their
magnificent run nearly half the length of the ground, opponents in sharpness and dash. The Cirencester
succeeded in placing the ball well down behind the forwards were several times successful in passing the
post in the Nomads' goal: this try was converted into ball to the behinds immediately, when thrown in
a goal by Hodgson. from touch.
Butterworth again kicked off for the Nomads Place kicking is evidently the weak point of this
and the ball was again taken down into the school year's Xy. There does not seem to be anyone to quarters. Some good passing-in which indeed the
school showed particularly well throughout the game-was effected by Craufurd, Hodgson, and Glennie : this, together with some long drops by Glennie, brought the play back for a moment to the Nomads' goal; but in spite of some determined efforts by Tatham and Gunner the school forwards were again repulsed. A discussion as to whether Gunner had had the ball down or not enabled King to run in almost unmolested right between the posts : the point was given by the umpire in favour of the Nomads, but the try by Square most unaccountably failed, the ball passing underneath the bar. Butterworth soon after this made several good rushes, being once well collared by Hardwick, and once stopped by Glennie. Hamilton now got away and obtained a try, but the place which was attempted by King failed. Another try for the Nomads was obtained almost immediately afterwards by Thorpe, and the place again failed.
It was now half-time, the school having obtained one goal and the Nomads three tries. When the ball was kicked off the Nomads' backs were soon active. Butterworth however was well collared by Tracy; then followed a run of Craufurd's ; then a long drop by King and a good piece of dribbling by Kimber, who was only stopped close to the line, brought the ball down to the school goal. Some good passing was now shown by the Nomads’ behinds ; Butterworth soon got another drop at goal, and the school were obliged to touch down. Again Craufyrd by a couple of useful little runs and the forwards by hard and determined play worked the ball back again into the middle of the ground, and enabled Tracy to eclipse his earlier performance by obtaining a second try right between the posts after another brilliant run. The place was kicked by Hodgson, and was again successful, thus giving the School their second goal.
After this the Nomads redoubled their exertions, and, despite the efforts of the school forwards and of Duncan and Gunner, who once or twice seemed on the point of getting away, the ball was kept close to the school gual; Butterworth after a good piece of dribbling ran in, but the place though well attempted by King failed. After the kick out Craufurd again by several good runs succeeded in getting the ball once more down to the Nomads end, and Gunner by a determined rush obtained a try, but the place by Tracy failed.
For the last seven minutes of play the school were decidedly penned, and the Nomads shewed that their staying powers had not been too much tried by the fastness of the game. Tries were obtained in quick succession by Barnet and Hawkins one at the upper end and the other at the bottom of the ground: a punt-out was tried unsuccessfully on each occasion, hut a goal was beautifully dropped by King within a minute of time almost immediately after the second punt-out.
Thus the school were left winners by two goals and a try to a goal and six tries. The day was as nearly a perfect one for Football as possible; the play was fast and lively throughout: the finish was a close and exciting one ;-80 close indeed that even after the game was over there seemed to be a doubt in some minds as to which side had really won. Altogether for every reason the Nomads’ Match of 1879 was as pleasant a game as we ever remember to have witnessed.
As to individual play, there is the usual difficulty in singling out names when the play was good and sustained throughout. Of the Nomads, who were unfortunately compelled to play with fourteen men, wo may perhaps mention especially Kimber and Hawkins; while Butterworth, King, Hamilton, Thorpe and Square all did good service behind. For the school Hodgson set a good example of hard work and was well backed up by the forwards, notably Tatham and Elder. Behind the scrimmage, Craufurd for his dodging and Tracy for his fast and powerful running were simply invaluable: Duncan and Gunner also did excellent service, and Glennie's dropping was as good as ever.
Nomads.-H. C. Glyn, J. E. Square (backs); H. C. King, H. M. Hamilton, (i backs); R. W. Thorpe, A. K. Butterworth (l backs); F. C. Kimber (Capt), R. Alford, R. St. J. Boddington, G.H. Windeler, G. G. Hawkins, J. D. Vans-Agnew, G. Barnet, A. H. Ewer (forwards).
School.-H. J. Glennie (back); F. Duncan, W. M. Tracy, J. A. H. Craufurd (backs); E. J. Gunner, A. H. Hawkins (I backs); F. W. Hodgson (Capt), H. M. Elder, J. F. L. Hardy, E. Heaton, W. M. Tatham, C. S. Bengough, H. G. C. Hardwick, J. G. Henniker, R. A. Hitchcock (forwards).
Umpires :—W. S. Bambridge, Esq., and J. M. Chapman.
FRIENDLY HOUSE MATCH.
CLASSICAL ART MUSEUM.
COTTON HOUSE v. LITTLEFIELD.
This match resulted in a victory for Cotton House by four goals to one goal and one try. On the first day Thompson's lost Fairrie and Carey, and Littlefield lost Cartler. Fox however played very well, and succeeded in getting two tries, one of which was placed by Cunliffe 2us. The game was more equal for a time, chiefly owing to the good play of Wright and Scott. But after some dribbling by Askwith, Wright 2us obtained another try for Thompson's just before change. After change, R. B. Thompson, whose collaring had been most serviceable, was unluckily hurt; so Scott was able to secure two tries for Gilmore's, one of which was placed. Fox got yet another try for Cotton House. Twenty minutes on the second day proved sufficient for the game to be finished. Fairrie ran right round every one, and got in, but was collared before he could get behind the goal. The place failed, but Fox, getting hold of the ball, obtained a try right behind the posts, which Cunliffe converted into a goal. Brown, Scott, and Agnew by short runs did their best to prevent defeat, but Druitt ran in, and obtained another try, which was kicked. Besides those mentioned, Impey, Curtler, and Dickinson played well for Gilmore's, Cupliffe lus, Carey, and Dawson for Cotton House.
Daring the past week nine casts, a first instalment of the proposed collection of casts from the antique, have been placed in the Bradleian, upon brackets which have been provided by the generosity of the Council. They are, (1), the “Otricoli” bust of Jupiter from the Vatican Gallery ; (2), the head of Juno called “Ludovisi," from Rome; (3), the bust of the “ Venas of Melos" from the Louvre, Paris; (4), the bust of the young Augustas, from the Vatican; (5), a reduced copy of a bas-relief from the temple of Nike Apteros, Athens; (6), head of Augustus; (7), head of Aesculapius; (8), head of the “ Giustiniana” Apollo; (9), terminal bust of Homer, all from the British Museum. The two first and largest of these have been put upon the two stone mantel-pieces on the west side of the room. Besides these casts, some large photographs have been procured, which will serve to illustrate the casts ; these are still in process of framing. In the next number of the Marlburian, I hope to give some account of these casts ; meanwhile I beg to acknowledge with thanks the assistance of the Master, F. E. Thompson, Esq., H. Richardson, Esq., J. B. Gilmore, Esq., T. O. Harding, Esq., H. D. Drury, Esq., W. W. Fowler, Esq., T. N. Hart-Smith, Esq., the Art Society, the Editors of the Marlburian, the Sixth Form, Mr. Way's House, and several members of the school. Many others also have promised their assistance, and their donations shall be duly acknowledged in future issues of the Marlburian.
L. E. UPCOTT.
COTTON HOUSE v. SHARP'S (HITRE.) Played on the rolloi, and finished in the hour. Sharp's lost Henniker and Kingsalter; Thompson's lost Fox and Houghton. Thompson's played down the bill, and Fairrie ran in three times in the first half-hour. Canliffe 2us turned the tries into goals. Tatham nearly succeeded in getting in for Sharp's, but was well collared by R. B. Thompson. After change another try was secured by Fairrie, but the place failed. G. E. Thompson got in at the bottom, but the place again was unsuccessful. Finally another try was obtained by R. B. Thompson and was kicked. R. B. Thompson once more got in before play ceased, and another goal was gained, thus giving the victory to Cotton House, by 5 goals and 2 tries to nil. Besides those mentioned, Canliffe lus, Wright, and Scovell played well for Cotton House, Martyn, Villiers, Jones, and Windeler for Sharp's.
On Thursday, November 27th, the last lecture of the term was given by W. H. M. D’Urban ; the list of great painters on whom our series has been given being fitly closed with the names of Raphael and Michael Angelo. It would be superfluous to enumerate the long list of marvellous creations with which their eventful lives are crowded, still more to attempt any analysis or critique on their various styles; wonders of the world, like the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the Transfiguration, defy such preammunition being served to each man. A section, under the command of Sub-Lient. Elton, held the pavilion, which the rest of the Corps attacked. When the sham fight was over the company practised volley firing. There were 30 rank and file present, but the band turned up in such small numbers as not to be able to march the corps on to the field. As this is the second or third time it has happened this term, the Band want reminding that besides practices, they ought to attend-drills.
sumption, and all we can do is to gaze on their works and think with ever-increasing admiration and reverence on the grand old man and the divine youth who have raised Art to its truest and its highest position.
The lecture was rendered far more vivid by a great number of photographs and engravings (kindly lent by Mrs. Bell and Miss Preston) of wellknown pictures, such as Raphael's Madonnas Del Gran Duca and Di San Sisto, and the wondrous Sistine ceiling, with its grand prophets and Sybils. But perhaps the most interesting of all was a book of facsimile sketches, executed roughly in chalk or bistre, being original designs of Michael Angelo's, from which he drew the conceptions of many of his grandest works. Here one might see the first idea of the Christ in the Last Judgment, some of the wonderful figures in the Pisa Cartoon of the soldiers bathing in the Arno, and a few bold lines which suggest at once, perhaps, the grandest of even Michael Angelo's conceptions, the Jeremiah. Altogether, the lecture was, if it be not presumption to say it, a success worthy of its theme ; and was at any rate thoroughly enjoyed by such an appreciative audience as was present.
An extra meeting will be held on Thursday, December 11th, to settle the arrangements for the next term, and to award the prizes offered for the best drawings contributed during the present term.
We have had promises of lectures for next term froin L. E. Upcott, Esq., and W. E. Mullins, Esq. ; also the prize lecture will be read at the first meeting.
We also hope next term to get the Lower VIth class room, in which to place photographs, pictures, contributed by members of the Society, and our library, to which Mrs. Bell has just given a most welcome addition, Flaxman's illustrations of Homer.
On Tuesday, Nov. 18th, 0. Elton moved that'The present tendency of cricket and other games to degenerate into a science is excessive and deplorable.' A. LI. Davies opposed.
For the Motion : Against the Motion : 0. Elton
A. LI. Davies J. F. L. Hardy
R. A. Farrar
*T. N. Hart-Smith, Esq.
The mover having replied, the votes were taken :
For the motion .........
Majority against... 10 *Visitors.
Booth Prize-0. Elton
Colbeck Reading Prizes-1st, C. P. Koelle ; 2nd, 0. Elton.
The Rifle Corps.
On Friday, Nov 21st, there was a Company Drill, with rather a small attendance. Skirmishing and the new form of attack were the order of the day, and were creditably performed. On Friday, Nov. 28th, the corps had a field day; 30 rounds of blank
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At last the day has come when the Editor turns to his mythical waste paper basket and pulls forth a bundle of those little jeux d'esprit thrown off by literary Marlburians in their hours of ease. He must hold up the candle of editorial criticism to the frame. work of each, and ansparingly expose their flaws to the popular derision. Sorry as we are to deviate from established custom, and conscious as we are that such rank heresy deserves to evoke a storm of angry letters from enraged ex-editors, we are prepared to maintain that this operation was not performed in the traditional arm-chair, nor before the traditional fire, nor again had the editor the traditional coffee to lighten his labours. But a truce to this levity. It is a very little bundle that we see before us, and, as usual, the principal place is taken by the poets. Prose is a plant to which Marlborough soil is uncongenial —that once favourite topic of a hideous dream, in which the author foresees some fearful revolution in the College some nineteen hundred years hence, and is invariably awakened by Chapel Bell, has apparently been exhausted. Evidently the school possess less vivid imaginations, and better digestions. At the same time there is another
species of composition not yet exterminated : descrip-, tions of Journeyings, especially on foot. It is so easy to give a conscientiously truthful narrative of some excursion or other which one has made; to give the bare skeleton of a walk or a bicycle tour, with an accurate and historical narrative of the places one has visited. It does not matter if there is nothing original or individual about it, nothing, in fact, which one could not find by referring to those classical authorities, Black and Murray. Here is a specimen, entitled “Up Helvellyn.” “Late one day in August,” says the writer, “we decided to see the sun rise on Helvellyn next morning.” A very proper wish. Accordingly they very naturally "went to bed to get some rest before starting.” Perhaps the author did not sleep well, for the next morning the first tarn which they came to reminded him of “Doré's illustrations of Dante's hell.” Finally most of their climbing was done, and they had a “fine view of Ulleswater covered over with clouds so as to resemble cotton wool.” The reader, who has been expecting to hear about the sunrise, is doomed to disappointment. “The sunrise by no means came up to our hopes, being rather obscured by clouds; the sun, whenever it did appear, looked like a ball of liquid fire.” Then follow some statistics about the