The Harrow calendar (Google eBook)

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1860
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Page iii - The schoolmaster may receive, over and above the youth of the inhabitants within the parish, so many foreigners as the whole number may be well taught and applied, and the place can conveniently contain, by the judgment and discretion of the governors. And of the foreigners, he may take such stipends and wages as he can get...
Page xxvi - Not so," said Merry, in an under voice ; " Nos non cedamus Amori ; " and carefully adjusting his shaft, shot it into the bull's eye a full inch nearer to the centre than his exulting competitor. So he gained the day. As the name of " Love " does not occur in the list of shooters for that year, it is clear that it must have been a nickname by which one of them was familiarly known.
Page l - Elizabeth, by the grace of God Queene of England, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc.
Page xx - to the town, at the head of a procession of boys, carrying in his hand and waving the silver arrow. The entertainments of the day were concluded with a ball, given by the winner, in the school-room, to which all the neighbouring families were invited.
Page ii - ... repairinge of highwayes, and other good and charitable uses, hath made conveyance of lands of good value to a corporation granted for that purpose. Prayers be to the Author of all goodness, Who make us myndful to follow his good example.
Page xxii - ... pain, with his hand applied to the wound. It is perfectly true that this Tom of Coventry was so punished ; and I have somewhere a ludicrous account of it in Dr. Parr's all but illegible autograph.
Page xxi - The reasons which induced him to abandon this ancient custom are stated to have been the frequent exemptions from the regular business of the school, which those who practised as competitors for the prize claimed as a, privilege not to be infringed upon...
Page xxiv - August, 1731. — According to an ancient custom, a silver arrow, value ,£3, was shot for at 'The Butts,' at Harrow-on-the-Hill, by six youths of that free school, in archery habits, and won by Master Brown, son of Captain Brown, commander of an East Indiaman.' VoL XXVII., p. 381. ' Thursday, 4 August, 1757. — The silver arrow shot for by the young gentlemen of Harrow School was won by Master Earle.
Page iv - You shall find your Child sufficient paper, ink, pens, books, candles for winter, and all other things, at any time requisite, for the maintenance of his study. 3. " You shall allow your Child, at all times, bow-shafts, bowstrings, and a bracer, to exercise shooting.
Page iii - The sum of ^300 was to be expended on the building of a school, with houses for the master and usher, who were to be elected by the governors : the former " to be on no account below the degree of Master of Arts," nor the latter " under that of Bachelor of Arts.

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