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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 31

Annual Report and Prize List of the High School of Otago For 1876, with Prospectus for Session 1877

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Annual Report and Prize List of the High School of Otago

Printed at the "Guardian" Office Dunedin High Street.

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Rector's Report.


At the close of another session it is gratifying to be able to report the continued prosperity of the School. The number of pupils now on the roll is 194, as against 159 at the close of last year.

We have much cause for thankfulness that though an epidemic has prevailed in the city for some time our average attendance has not been seriously affected thereby. A few isolated cases have occurred, and one of our number has been removed by death, hut no material interruption of our work has taken place.

I have to thank the Board of Education for assenting to the application I made at an early part of the session to provide additional class-rooms, so as to enable us to carry on the work more satisfactorily. It was late before the building was commenced, and thus we could not avail ourselves of the increased accommodation this year. Next year, however, we hope to be in a position of greater comfort. We have now three new class-rooms, one of them a completely equipped laboratory. This will enable us to commence the study of chemistry, which in future will form part of the scientific course for the Upper School.

From many causes—and chiefly because the circumstances of the School for the last two years have been very different from previous years—the work of classification has been one of difficulty. Mistakes may have been made at first in placing boys in classes engaged in work beyond their ability. We have been this year endeavouring to remedy this as much as possible, to consolidate the classes, and to ascertain the individual capacities of the pupils in order to give each his true position in the School. It is only by the exercise of caution and firmness in this way that we can hope to benefit the pupils themselves, and prevent any one boy from retarding the advancement of the others. If it should appear to any that our classes, or divisions of classes, are unduly multiplied, they should remember that it has now become an accepted fact in education, especially in the higher education, that it is impossible to teach page 4 classes which exceed 30 in number with any degree of satisfaction or success. This will be kept in view, I trust, when I make application for an increase in the staff of masters.

Two new features in our system are deserving of notice this year. We have succeeded in introducing class-singing into the School, and we have at the same time fairly inaugurated the study of German. The former has been confined to the two junior classes, and the latter to the boys of the modern side in the Upper School. It is hardly possible, in my opinion, to over-estimate the value of the German language as a means of education. It is scarcely inferior to Latin as an instrument for grammatical training. It has a rich and extensive literature; and to those who view the question in the light of its utility alone it must seem to be of great and increasing importance in a commercial community like this. Let no one fear that the number of subjects is inordinately increased. While the course is a varied one we seek to confine the boys only to those branches which they are able to overtake.

The other departments have been conducted as before, and I take this opportunity of thanking my colleagues for co-operating with me in endeavouring to make the School as efficient as possible.

In the department of physical training we have confined our attention chiefly to athletics and drill. The want of a sufficient playground for cricket and other sports is a great misfortune, which I suppose must be borne until the Government see the propriety of removing the Boys' High School to a site more suitable than the one it at present occupies. Our annual sports were held at the Caledonian grounds three weeks ago, and were quite successful. The Artillery and Rifle Cadet Corps have had frequent opportunities of showing their efficiency in drill. Medals have been awarded from Sir J. Richardson's fund to the five boys in each Company who have been most active and attentive to drill throughout the year, and these will be presented to the successful competitors to-day.

On occasions like this it is usual to refer to the honours gained by former pupils in the different spheres of life on which they may have entered. Few of the boys front this school choose a university career, and consequently it is not easy to trace the future course of those who leave us; but I have to mention the fact that this year an old pupil—Mr. Solomon—has been the first in the colony to gain the New Zealand University degree of B.A.

I now beg to tender thanks to those gentlemen, friends of the School, who have shown a special interest in our work by presenting prizes to the pupils. This year we have been quite overwhelmed with gifts, and the difficulty has been to find special subjects to which to attach them.

Captain Hutton and Mr. Robert Gillies, President of the Otago Institute, offered valuable prizes at the beginning of the session—the page 5 one for the best collections of Natural History, and the other for proficiency in Geography and Map-drawing. These prizes have been specially useful in exciting the interest of our boys and in supplementing the School work. His Worship the Mayor has presented two handsome prizes for English. The Chamber of Commerce medals have been given to the Dux of the whole School, to the best in arithmetic in the classical side, and to the best in arithmetic in the Lower School. Mr. Burt gave me two prizes for arithmetic in the Lower School, and Mr. Wain has supplemented the prize annually awarded by Mr. Webb by two additional ones for writing. Mr. Reith's prize is this year given for science in the Lower School, Mr. Joel's for French and German, and Mrs. Burns' for History. I wish here to notice the pleasing circumstance that the number of former pupils who have continued their connection with us by presenting prizes is on the increase. Mr. Wilkie has annually given the mathematical prizes, and to his name are now to be added those of Messrs Solomon, Norman, and Cargill and Harris. Mr. Solomon handed me a microscope to be given to the best scholar in natural science. Messrs. Cargill and Harris presented a valuable silver cup to the champion runner at our games, and Mr. Norman a gold medal to the best in the walking race. The High School Club have also given prizes for classics, 8.:c. I may add that these prizes have been all spontaneously offered, and that we are under a deep debt of gratitude to the gentlemen who have displayed such liberality.

William Norrie, M.A., F.E.I.S., Rector.

The following is a list of former Duxes of the School:—
1863 Buchanan, N. L.
1864-68 Henry Bell
1869 Begg, I.
1870 Stuart, A. T.
1871 Wilmot, A., Solomon, S., and Park, A.
1872 Park, A.
1873 Low, Charles
1874 Stilling, F.
1875 Milne, W. D.
1876 Halliwell, H.

Class Prizes.

These prizes are awarded for excellence in all the subjects taught in the class. They are decided by the marks obtained during the whole session, along with the monthly and quarterly examination marks.

Dux of whole school—H. Halliwell, Chamber of Commerce, gold medal.

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Dux of Classical side—W. D. Milne, gold medal.

Dux of Lower School—F. W. Bayley, silver medal.

Lower School—First Form.
A Division. B. Division.
1. Gordon Maitland 1. James Morris
2. William McGill 2. Crosby Morris
George Moodie
Second Form.
Lower Classical. Modern.
1. Charles Butterworth 1. W. Brent, equal
Ch. Brent, equal
Upper Classical. upper Modern.
1. W. Allan. 1. A. Simpson.
2. James Borrie. 2. A. Smith.
Third Form.
Classical. Modern.
1. W. J. Bannatyne 1. F. W. Bayley, medal.
2. W. Palmer. 2. D. Reid.
Upper School—Fourth Form.
Classical. Modern.
1. Peter Lindsay. 1. J. W. Salmond
2. James Johnstone. 2. R. Forsyth.
Fifth Form.
Classical. Modern.
1. W. D. Milne, medal. 1. H. Halliwell, medal.
2. Alexander Montgomery. 2. A. Purdie.

Special Prizes.—Upper School.

  • Classics—High School Club's prize, W. D. Milne.
  • Arithmetic—Chamber of Commerce Silver Medal—B. Todd.
  • Mathematics—Mr. Wilkie's prize, W. D. Milne,
  • English—The Mayor's prize, A. Purdie.
  • History—Mrs. Burn's prize, James Cargill.
  • French and German—Mr. Joel's prize, Herbert Halliwell.
  • Mapping—Mr. Billies' prize, Frank Clapperton.
  • Geography—Mr. Billies' prize, Herbert Halliwell.
  • Science—Mr. Soloinon's prize, A. Montgomery.
  • Science—Extra Prize—J. C. Nichols.
  • Prizes for Natural History Collections, presented by Captain Hutton—1st; A. Purdie; 2nd. J. C. Nichols.
  • Writing—Charles Wilson, Mr. Pain's prize.
  • Drawing—Mr. Hodgkins' prizes: Mechanical Drawing, A. Rutherford; Freehand, W. Finch.

Special Prizes—Lower School.

1st Form.

  • Arithmetic—Philip Joel.
  • Geography—Hemy Butterworth.page 7
  • Elocution—James Anderson.

2nd Form.

  • Arithmetic—Mr. Burt's prize, Alexander Simpson.
  • Arithmetic—High School Club's prize, W. Allan.

3rd Form.

  • Latin—High School Club's prize, William J. Bannatyne.
  • English—The Mayor's prize, David Reid.
  • French—Mr. Joel's prize, Fred. Bayley.
  • French—Extra prize, Alfred Brown.
  • History—Mr. Graham's prize, Fred. Bayley.
  • Geography—Mr. Billies' prize, David Reid.
  • Mapping—Mr. Billies' prize, David Reid.
  • Mathematics—Mr. Wilkie's prize, Fred. Bayley.
  • Arithmetic—Chamber of Commerce Silver Medal, A. Hamann.
  • Arithmetic—Special Prize—Fred. Bayley.
  • Science—Mr. Keith's prize, Peter Barr.
  • Music—Miss Bell's prize, Fred. Bayley.

Writing.—1st Form.

  • Gordon Maitland.
  • James Burt.

2nd Form.

  • Leonard Hardy.
  • Cecil Branigan.

3rd Form.

  • Fred. Bayley—Mr. J. S. Webb's silver pen.
  • John Oliver.

Athletic Sports, Caledonian Grounds.

  • John Reid, Champion Runner, silver cup, presented by Messrs. Cargill and Harris.
  • Walter Finch, silver Cup, 220 yards, handicap hurdle race.
  • Walter Finch, silver pencil, drop kick.
  • Walter Finch, gold studs, hop, seep and jump.
  • William Falconer, silver cull, 100 yards handicap flat race
  • James Bathgate, silver cup, consolation race, boys under 12, 1st prize.
  • A. Campbell, silver cup, consolation race, boys above 12.
  • Robert Rutherford, medal, running high leap.
  • C. Cantrell, silver pencil-case, consolation race, boys under 12, and prize.
  • A. Trotter, silver medal, thrce-legged race, 220 yards.
  • A. M. Reid, silver medal, three-legged race, 220 yards.
  • W. Finch, 2nd, silver medal, 22o yards handicap flat race.
  • Frank Clapperton, and, silver medal, half-mile handicap flat race.
  • W. Stewart, ex-pupil, silver medal, running high leap.page 8
  • W. Finch, silver medal, throwing the cricket ball.
  • William Kingswell, silver pencil, consolation race, boys above 12, and prize.
  • Mr. Norman's prize, r mile walking race—Gold medal, A. Reid.

Teinnis Prizes.—Senior.

1.W. Crawshaw (champion cup).
2.D. Shand (silver medal).


1.C. Rattray.
2.R. Austin.

Richardson Medals.—High School Artillery Cadets—1st, Sergeant E. H. Burn (medal); and, Sergeant, J. C. Nichols; 3rd, Lieutenant Shand; 4th, Sergeant-Major Finch; 5th, Lieutenant Reid. Rifle Cadets: 1st, G. M'Dermid; and, H. B. Todd; 3rd, J. Wain; 4th, C. Rainton; 5th, A. Smith.

Gymnastic Prizes.—First Form: 1st, R. Wheeler, Maltese cross; and, G. Maitland, silver pencil; 3rd, J. Anderson, silver pencil. Second Form: 1st, Job Wain, silver pencil; and, R. Austin and C. Brent, silver pencil, equal.

Certificates for 75 per cent. Marks in any Subject.—English Peter Barr, William Reynolds, Thomas Marshall, James Cargill, Henry Hay, Henry Butterworth, O. Kempthorne, Walter Barker, C. Black, Percival Campbell Barker. Latin: Gerald Baldwin, Godfrey Baldwin, Albert Park, Charles Nichols, James Cow, William Brown. Writing: John Norman, Alfred Joel, William Sievwright, Herbert Park, Richard Lees, Frank Kettle, Alexander Simpson, Robert Austin, C. Martin, William M`Gill, Andrew Secular, Fred. Smith, Adlert Weldon, Herbert Fulton, James Reid. Mathematics: Robert Rutherford, E. Joel, Albert Stohr, Peter Lindsay, James Allan. French: W. Blyth, Fred. Smith, W. Stronach, Alfred Brown, P. Bur, Alexander Bagley, James Bathgate, C. Butterworth, P. Wales. English and Latin: J. W. Salmond, Frank Clapperton. English, French, and Science: Alexander Purdie. English, Classics, Mathematics, and French: Alexander Todd. English, Classics, and Science: Alexander Montgomery. English, Classics, and Mathematics William Milne. English, Mathematics, French, and Science Herbert Halliwell. Mathematics and French : A. Joel. English and Mathematics : Walter Palmer, James Norman, C. Alridge. English, Mathematics, French, and Latin: W. Bannatyne. Latin, Science, and French: William Allan. French and Arithmetic Louis Joel. Arithmetic: John Borrie. Latin and Fiends: James Wales, H. Harvey. Mathematics, French, and Science: Alexander Simpson.

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Prospectus of the High School of Otago, Dunedin.


  • William Nurrie, M.A., Univ. Edin., F.E.I.S.


Classics The Rector.,
Vilant Graham, M.C. Univ. Edin., late of Loretto School, Musselburgh.
English Alex. Wilson, M.A., Aberdeen.
H. D. Densham.
French and German A. Buechler.
Mathematics and Arithmetic Daniel Brent, M.A., Cantab.
H. D. Densham.
Vilant Graham.
Natural Science G. M. Thomson, Univ. Edin.
Writing and Book-Keeping John Gow.
Drawing D. C. Hutton, Provincial Drawing Masters.
Alex. Anderson, Provincial Drawing Masters.
Music Singing—G. M. Thomson.
Pianoforte—A. J. Towsey.
Gymnastics W. B. Long.
Drill Sergeant-Major Stevens.
Swimming Lieutenant A. R. Sims, R.N.
Resident Master Vilant Graham.
Janitor Richard B. Wilson.
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High School of Otago, Dunedin.

The High School was established in the year 1863 with a view to impart instruction in all the branches of a liberal education. It is under the management of the Education Board, which is assisted by a Board of Advice, consisting of the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor, and two Professors of the University of Otago, the Provincial Solicitor, and two other gentlemen of high character and position.


The classes are conducted by gentlemen thoroughly efficient in their several departments, both as regards scholarship and skill in the art of teaching.


The School is divided into a Lower and an Upper Department, each comprising three forms, and named the Lower and Upper Schools.

The Lower School.

The Lower School is intended to be preparatory to the Upper. Boys are admitted about the-age of eight or nine years. No examination is required for admission into the Lower School, but it is expected that those who enter will be able to read an easy passage of English, and to know the four simple rules of arithmetic.

The Upper School.

The Upper School is divided into two sides—the Classical and the Modern. The Classical side is intended to prepare pupils for a University curriculum and the learned professions. The Modern side, on the other hand, while also preparatory for the University, is chiefly intended to impart is first-class commercial and general education, suitable for those who desire to avail themselves of the benefits of a liberal training without going through a University curriculum. Pupils desirous of entering the Upper School must pass a preliminary examination as to scholarship. A syllabus showing the subjects of examination and the standard required in each is appended hereto.

Curriculum of Study.

The curriculum of study in the Lower School embraces those subjects which form limo basis of a sound English education. In the page 11 first form special attention is devoted to Reading, Spelling, Writing, Arithmetic, Geography, Grammar, History, Object Lessons, and Class-singing. In the second and third forms an opportunity is granted to those boys whose parents desire it to add French and Latin to the other studies. The chief aim of this department is to give a thorough grounding in the elements of English and Arithmetic.

In the Upper School boys who enter the Classical side receive a thorough training in Latin and in Greek, along with instruction in the English Language and Literature, History, Geography, and Mathematics, and have also an opportunity, if they desire it, of attending classes in Natural History or Modern Languages, so as to enable them to enter upon the study of these subjects afterwards with greater facility. In the Modern side French and German take the place of Greek, while more time is devoted to Mathematics; Natural Science, and those branches which better fit boys for entering on commercial pursuits.

Drawing forms a part of the regular School course, and instruction is given in Freehand Drawing from copies and solid models, in practical Geometry, and in Mechanical Drawing and Perspective.

Singing.—Class Singing is taught in the junior department, and those who wish it may have instruction in the pianoforte in school.

Phonography.—Those pupils who wish to acquire the art of Shorthand Writing will have the opportunity of doing so on payment of an additional fee.

Physical Education.—There is a well-equipped Gymnasium attached to the School, and the pupils are under the tuition of Mr. Long, who gives instruction in Gymnastics, Fencing, &c. All the pupils are drilled weekly by Sergeant-Major Stevens. Cricket and other athletic sports are sufficiently encouraged by prizes and otherwise, and the Tennis Court at the School and the Recreation Grounds in the neighbourhood of the city give ample opportunity for engaging in these healthy exercises. A class will be formed for those boys who wish to learn swimming under Lieutenant Sims.

Lierary.—The School is provided with a library of useful and entertaining works, and boys may take advantage of it on payment of a small annual fee.

General School Arrangements.

While each department is under the charge of a thoroughly qualified master, the Rector exercises a general control over the School, and endeavours to bring all the pupils under his special instruction at least once weekly.

The School is opened every morning with the reading of a portion of the Scriptures and with prayer. To this the first ten minutes is devoted, and all boys are required to be present at this time except those who have obtained permission to be absent at the special request of their parents.

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Examinations are held monthly and also quarterly in all the classes, and prizes are awarded at the end of the session by the results of these, combined with the daily class marks. Special examiners are appointed by the Education Board to examine the whole School annually.

Reports containing the average percentage of marks obtained by the pupils are sent quarterly to the parents. These reports are intended to assist parents in judging the average progress that has been made by their children during the quarter.

Prizes.—The ordinary class prizes are awarded at the end of the session for proficiency in all the subjects of study; and, in addition, special prizes are granted to those in the Lower and in the Upper School who have obtained the highest marks in every branch taught.

Certificates of Merit are given to all who obtain 75 per cent, of marks in any one subject.

Absence of Puplls.—When any pupil has been absent he must, on his return, produce a note signed by his parent or guardian explaining the cause of absence, and no pupil is allowed to leave during the School hours without a similar note. Intimation is sent to parents if any pupil has been absent for more than two days.

The session begins on the 5th of February, and ends about the 16th of December.

The Quarter Days are—5th February, 23rd April, 23rd July, and 8th October.

Holidays.—Besides the usual Provincial Holidays a fortnight is given in midwinter and six weeks at Christmas.

Visitors.—Parents and others interested in the School are invited to visit the classes at any hour. The Rector will set apart an hour for those who wish to consult hint about their children, and it is hoped that parents will make it convenient to call then, and at no other hour.

The Boarding Department.

The Rectory has been specially fitted up for the accommodation of boarders. It is situated about ten minutes' walk from the High School, and occupies one of the finest positions in Dunedin, adjoining the Town Belt, and surrounded by extensive recreation grounds. The rooms arc lofty, light, and well ventilated. Each boy occupies a separate bed, and everything has been arranged with a view to the health and comfort of the pupils.

The boarders are under the direct control of the Rector, and are superintended during the preparation of lessons and at other times by a well-qualified Resident Master.

The domestic arrangements are under the management of Mrs. Norrie.

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The following is a list of articles required by each boarder. It is particularly requested that every article be distinctly marked, and that a list be attached to each boy's trunk:—

A List of Articles.

  • 4 single sheets,
  • 4 towels,
  • 3 pillow cases,
  • 4 Crimean shirts,
  • 3 night shirts,
  • 3 flannels,
  • 3 pairs drawers (if worn),
  • 12 pairs stockings,
  • 12 collars,
  • 12 pocket handkerchiefs,
  • 1 Sunday suit,
  • 2 every-day suits,
  • 1 overcoat,
  • 1 cravat,
  • 4 neckties,
  • 1 cap, 1 hat,
  • 1 pair slippers,
  • 2 pairs boots,
  • 1 pair gaiters,
  • 1 large comb,
  • 1 pocket comb,
  • 1 small tooth-comb,
  • 1 hair brush,
  • 1 clothes brush,
  • 1 tooth brush,
  • 1 nail brush,
  • 1 sponge and bag.

Syllabus Showing the Standard Required for Admission to the Upper School.

1.Reading.—To read well any book of ordinary difficulty, with comprehension of the sense, and ability to explain fairly the meaning of words and phrases.
2.Writing from Dictation.—Fair writing and good spelling.
3.English Grammar, including analysis of easy sentences.
4.Arithmetic.—Simple and Compound Rules, Practice, Simple Proportion, Vulgar Fractions, Finite Decimal Fractions, and Exercises in Square and Cubic Measures.
5.Geography.—Chief physical features, political divisions, and principal towns of Europe and Australasia; also ability to draw fair outline maps.
6.Latin.—Grammar and Accidence, with ability to translate into English easy Latin sentences not previously prepared. [N.13.—This subject is compulsory only on those boys who mean to take Latin in the Upper School.
7.Either (A)Mathematics, including Euclid, Book I. Props1-32; and Algebra, four elementary rules; or (a) French Grammar and translation into English or of easy French sentences not previously prepared. [NB.—One of these subjects is compulsory on all who have not passed in Latin—See Section 6.

Fees (Payable Quarterly in Advance).

Day Pupils £2 per quarter.
Boarders £15 2s. 6d. per quarter.
Weekly Boarders (without washing) £10 10s. per quarter.
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Stationery (including pens, ink, blotting and examination paper) 2s. 6d. per quarter.

Gymnastics 7s. 6d. per quarter for junior pupils, 10s, 6d. for senior pupils.

The terms for Board include instruction in all the subjects of the regular School course, superintendence of studies, and washing.

A quarter's notice, or half-a-quarter's fee, is required before the removal of a boarder.

Subjects of Study and Class Books.

Class I.

  • Reading.—Nelson's Royal Reader, No. III., and Sequel.
  • Grammar—Morrison's English Grammar.
  • History.—A period of British History.
  • Composition.—Nelson's Composition Exercises.
  • Geography.—Nelson's Geography and Atlas combined.
  • Elementary Botany and Object Lessons.
  • Writing and Arithmetic.—The first 4 rules, simple and compound. Reduction, and Mental Exercises.

Class II.

  • Latin.—Smith's Principia Latina, Part 1.
  • French—Grammar and Translation.
  • English, Reading.—Nelson's Royal Reader, No. IV.; Class Book of English Poetry.
  • Grammar.—Morrison's English Grammar.
  • History.—A period of British History.
  • Composition.—Nelson's Composition Exercises.
  • Geography—Mackay's Outlines of Geography, and Geography of New Zealand.
  • Elementary Botany and Object Lemons.
  • Writing and Arithmetic.—Weights and Measures; commence Fractions, with Mental Exercises.

Class III.

  • Latin.—Smith's Principia Latina, Parts I. and II.
  • French.—Grammar and Translation.
  • Reading.—Nelson's Royal Reader, No. V.
  • Grammar.—Morrison's English Grammar.
  • Geography.—Mackay's Outlines,
  • History.—Collier's History of the British Empire.
  • Composition and Analysis of Sentences.—Curries Composition.
  • Botarly.—The Organs and Functions of Plants.
  • Writing and Arithmetic—Practice, Simple Proportion, Simple Interest, Finite Decimals, with Mental Exercises.
  • Algebra.—First 4 rules, and easy Simple Equations.
  • Euclid.—Book I
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Class IV.

  • Latin.—Smith's Smaller Grammar; Smith's Principia, Part IV.; Translation of portions of Virgil and Cicero, or Sallust.
  • Greek.—Smith's Initia Gracea, parts 1 and 2.
  • English Literature.—The critical study of portions of Cowper, Goldsmith, and Milton, and the literary history of their periods.
  • Grammar.—Bain's Smaller Grammar.
  • Geography.—Political and Physical.
  • History.—A period of Modern History.
  • Composition—Curries Composition.
  • French.—Grammar and translation of French authors.
  • German.—Grammar, translation, &c.
  • Writing and Arithmetic.—All the Rules, Miscellaneous Exercises in Arithmetic; Smith's Practical Arithmetic.
  • Algebra.—Fractions and Simple and Simultaneous Equations. (Todhunter's Smaller Algebra.)
  • Euclid.—Books I., II, and III.
  • Practical Trigonometry
  • Logarithms.—Scottish School Book Association Logarithms.
  • Botany.—Organs and Functions of Plants, with the general principles of classification.
  • Chemistry.—Elementary Lessons.

Classes V. and VI.

  • Latin.—Smith's Smaller Grammar; Arnold's Latin Prose Composition, Part I.; Translation of portions of Virgil, Horace, Juvenal, Cicero, Livy, Tacitus, &c.
  • Greek.—Smith's Smaller Greek Grammar: Translations of portions of Xenophon, Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, &c.
  • Ancient History and Geography.
  • French.—Grammar and Translation.
  • German.—Grammar and Translation.
  • English.—The Critical Study of Shakespeare and early English authors.
  • Grammar.—Bain's Higher English Grammar.
  • Geography.—Political and Physical.
  • History.—A Period of Modern History.
  • Composition.—Historical and General Essays.
  • Arithmetic.—Miscellaneous Exercises.
  • Algebra.—Quadratics, Problems in Equations, Problems in &c., up to Binom. Theo.
  • Euclid.—Books I., II., III., IV., and VI., inclusive.
  • Trigonometry.—Solution of Triangles, with problems in surveying and easy transformations, &c.
  • Logarithms.—Scottish School Book Association Logarithms.
  • Botany.—The Structure, Physiology, and Classification of Plants.
  • Chemistry.—Inorganic.
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Dictionaries, &c., Recommended.

White and Riddle's, or Dr. Smith's Latin Dictionary (school edition); Liddell and Scott's Greek Lexicon (school edition); Dr. Smith's Smaller Classical Dictionary; Dr. Smith's Smaller Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities; Collins' Globe Dictionary, or Stormonth's, or Chambers' English Dictionary; Collins' or Keith Johnston's Atlases of Classical and General Geography.