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Page 183. Add to subjects of the Seatonian Prize: 1855. "The Plurality of Worlds."
Page 188. Add to subjects of the Members' Prizes: 1855. "Quasnam præcipue ob causas bellica virtus ac rei militaris gloria longo pacis intervallo integræ superfuerint?” (B.). "Milites Græci, Romani, Gallici, Anglici inter se comparantur.” (U.)
Page 189. Add to foot note: “The appellations of Whig and Tory, which have continued through all the subsequent reigns, originated in the feuds of that of Charles the Second ; the respec. tive parties distinguishing each other by those terms in derision. The courtiers reproached their antagonists with their resemblance to the rigid covenanters in Scotland, who were said to live upon sour milk, called whig, whence they were denominated Whigs. The country party discovered a similitude between their opponents and the Irish robbers and cut-throats, called Tories : and however inappropriate, they are still regarded as characteristic of those parties, which are supposed to represent either the independent and popular interests of the country, or the more immediate friends of the crown as opposed to the rights of the people.”— Brayley's London, 1. 455.
Page 191. Add to subjects for the Greek Ode: 1855. «"Εσσεται ήμαρ όταν πότ' όλώλη "Ίλιος ιρή.”
Page 192. Add to subjects for the Latin Ode: 1855. “Ciceronis Tusculanum."
Page 193. Add to subjects for the Epigrams: 1855. Δίνος βασιλεύει τον Δί’ εξεληλακώς.”-Gr. “Græculus esuriens."--Lat.
Page 195. Add to subjects of Norrisian Essay: 1855. “ The Providence of God has been signally manifested by the manner in which Error and Heresy have been made subservient to the Indication and Confirmation of Truth."
Page 198. Add to subjects of Hulsean Essay: 1855. “The Influence of Christianity upon the Language of Modern Europe.”
Page 199. Add to subjects of the Chancellor's English Prize Poem: 1855. The War in the Crimea.
Page 203. Add to subjects of the Camden Medal: 1855. “Loca Sacra apud Hierosolymam.
Page 204. ^ Add to subjects of Sir P. Maitland's Prize: 1855. "The Religious History of the Sikhs, considered with especial reference to the Prospects of Christianity in North-Western India."
Page 205. Add to subjects of the Burney Prize: 1855. “To compare the incentives to virtue, as deduced by our natural reason, with the moral precepts of the Scriptures, and to shew how both derive sanction and confirmation from the Christian doctrine of a future life.”.
Page 206. Add to subjects of the Le Bas Prize : 1855. “ The History of Academic Study in England from the beginning of the thirteenth century to the Reformation, more particularly as illustrated by the Studies pursued in the Continental Universities during the same period.'
Page 207. Add to University Prizes, &c.: 1854. “His Royal Highness, Prince Albert, Chancellor of the University, offered an annual prize, a gold medal, for the encouragement of legal studies, as an important part of general education. The offer was accepted by ihe senate on the 27th Oct. 1854, and a syndicate was appointed to draw up a scheme of regulations for the institution of the prize. The report of the syndicate was confirmed by a grace of the senate on Feb. 21, 1855, and it was ordered that the subjects of examination should be in general, the Elements of Roman Civil Law, the Principles of International Law, the Constitutional History and Constitutional Law of England, and the principles of the general Law of England, viz. of the Law of real property, of the Law of personal property and criminal Law, and of Equity.”
The examination is open (1) to all students in Arts, who having passed the examinations entitling them to admission ad respondendum quæstioni, are not of sufficient standing to be created Masters of Arts ; (2) to all students, who, having taken the degree of Master of Arts in right of nobility are not of more than seven years' standing from matriculation; and (3) to all students in Law or Medicine of not more than seven years' standing from matriculation, who have passed the examinations and kept the exercises necessary for the degree of Bachelor of Laws or Medicine.
Page 246. Add to note: The following protests against the dissolution of the House are recorded in a book preserved in the Master's Lodge in Clare Hall :
" If ytt shall plaese ye Kyngs Majesty to dyssolve thys Hows off Clare Hall, 1 shall be contented to departe owt off ye "College before ye dyssolucion off ye same, not consenting unio yt.'
John Hopper. “My conscience is not pacyfied: methynke that the study of Scripture is to be preferred before the study of the Law.”
Per me Edward Barker.
My conscience is not pacyfied to consent to the dissolusion of this College, savyng my obedience to the Kyngs Majestie notwithstanding." Edmond Anlebye (?)
I Thomas Heskins felow off Clare Haule as an obedient subject to ye Kyngs Majeste am content to gyve place to Hys authoryte in the dyssolucyon of the College of Clare Haule thogh my consent be nott agreable to ye same by reason of my othe to my College.
By me Thomas Heskyns. “Yff the Kyngs grace plesur be to tack Clar Hal withowt my consent, I am con
per me William Archer. “I am nonne of thosse that doe hynder the Kyngs procedyngs in any Godly purposse and therfore I wyll goe my way,
by me Christofer Carleil. "I Robert Coolts fellowe of Clare Haule am content that the Kyngs Majeste take it withowthe my consent.
Robert Cootts. “I am content that the Kyngs plesure be fullfyllyd so that it be not prejudiciall to this College and that I doe nott consent to go from the College."
per me Robertum Thomson. “Whan it was thought that not onelye the fundation and statutes of Clare Halle should be altered, but also the master and fellows thereof displaced contrary to equitye and consciens, there was a division of plate made by the said master and fellows whose names hereafter followeth :
Rowland Swynborne, Master; and Edmond Anlebye, William Archer, Thomas Poley, John Hopper, Edward Barker, Christofer Carlyell, Robert Thomson, Thomas Heskynes, Robert Cootts, John Jonson, Thomas Bayly (afterwards master) fellows."
Page 261, lines 15–17. This restriction has been recently abolished.
The Grammar-school at Stockport was founded by Sir Edmund Shaw, goldsmith, and alderman of London, and brother of Dr Shaw, who preached the celebrated sermon at Paul's Cross, in favour of the claims of Richard Duke of Gloucester.
There are attached to this school two Exhibitions of £50 per annum each, tenable for three or four years, as the governors think proper, to either University,
The Grammar-school of Sandbach was established in the year 1577, and the founder directed that a certain number of boys should be "educated for the Universities,” implying an intention of maintenance during their studies there.
The whole school-trust has been for some time in Chancery.. A new scheme for its management is in immediate prospect of being issued, by which the trustees will be authorized to grant exhibitions at either of the Universities. (Jan. 1855.)
Page 400, line 17, for Drokinsford, read Droxford.
Page 402, line 11' from bottom, in the note, after the words "Inns of Court in London,” add “or in the study of Physic in the Hospitals of London."
Page 403, line 7 froin the bottom, in the note for Free School in Exeter, read Free School of the City of Exeter.
There is a scheme under consideration for altering the time and conditions of holding the Exhibitions in future, from the free Grammar-school of Exeter.
Page 432, Add after line 13: “The funds and endowments of the school are under the investigation of the Queen's Charity Commissioners, and the result is not yet known." (Jan. 1855.),
Page 410, add to line 8, “Its value is £30 a year, and it is open for competition to any one without regard to birth or place of residence, the only condition required being, that the candidate shall have studied at the school for two years.
Page 422, Cancel the last four lines but two, and read instead, “The Grammarschool of Huntingdon was founded by David Earl of Huntingdon, in the reign of Henry JI. and the endowment now forms part of the revenue of the master and co-frater of the Hospital of St John the Baptist, in Huntingdon, which was also founded by the same earl, and at the same time as the Grammar-school. It is therefore one of the most ancient schools in the kingdom.
Page 475, line 14, for £100 read £20.
ST PETER'S COLLEGE, RANLEY. An exhibition, called the Routh Exhibition, of £25 per annum, tenable for four years, at either university, has been founded, in memory of the late Dr Routh, President of Magdalene College, Oxford.
Page 525, St Peter's Cathedral School, York.
In the evidence in the Report of the Cathedral Commissioners, the grammarschool is stated to have been "originally founded by royal charter of Philip and Mary, but principally endowed by James 1. of which the dean and chapter are perpetual trustees. The endowment is distinct from the property of the dean and chapter, and is wholly applied to the purposes of the school.
Page 547, The Worshipful Company of Bowyers.
The Compiler has to express his regret that he has not received the revision and correction of the account of the exhibitions granted by the Bowyers' Company (March 20).
Euclid's Elements of Geometry (The University Edition) with Notes, Geometrical Exercises from the Senate-House and College Examination Papers, and an Introduction containing a brief outline of the History of Geometry. 8vo. Together with the Appendix. 10s.
The Appendix consists of some additional notes on the Elements, a more com: plete Exposition of the Geometrical Analysis, a short Tract on Transversals, and Remarks, Hints, &c., for the Solution of the Problems, &c., in the Geometrical Exercises.
Euclid : Elements, The First Six Books (The School Edition, the fourth), with Notes, Questions, Geometrical Exercises, and Hints for the Solution of the Problems, &c. 12mo. Price 4s. 6d.
Euclid's Elements, A Supplement to the School Edition, containing the Portions read at Cambridge, of the Eleventh and Twelfth Books, with Notes, a Selection of Problems and Theorems, and Hints for the Solutions. 12mo. Price 1s.
Euclid's Elements, The First Three Books, reprinted from the School Edition, with the Notes, Questions, Geometrical Exercises, and Hints for the Solution of the Problems, &c. 12mo. Price 3s.
Euclid's Elements, The First Two Books, with the Notes, Questions, and Geometrical Exercises. 12mo. Price 1s, 6d.
Euclid's Elements, The First Book, with the Notes, Questions, and Geometrical Exercises. 12mo. Price 1s.
Euclid's Elements, The Definitions, Postulates, and Enunciations of the Propositions of the First Sis, and of the Eleventh and Twelfth Books. 12mo. Price 9d.
In addition to its extensive use in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and the Principal Grammar Schools, Mr Potts' Euclid is on the Catalogue of Books supplied at the Depositories of the National Society, Westminster, and of the Congregational Board of Education, Homerton College ; as well as on the Official List of the Committee of Council on Education; and the Books may be obtained through those channels at reduced cost for purposes of National Education.
It may be added that the Council of Education at Calcutta have been pleased to order the introduction of these Editions of Euclid's Elements into the Schools and Colleges under their control in Bengal.
Printed at the University Press, Cambridge.
“In my opinion Mr Potts has made a valuable addition to Geometrical literature by his Editions of Euclid's Elements.”—W. Whewell, D.D., Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.
“Mr Potts' Editions of Euclid's Geometry are characterized by a due appreciation of the spirit and exactness of the Greek Geometry, and an acquaintance with its history, as well as by a knowledge of the modern extensions of the Science. The Elements are given in such a form as to preserve entirely the spirit of the ancient reasoning, and, having been extensively used in Colleges and Public Schools, cannot fail to have the effect of keeping up the study of Geometry in its original purity." James Challis, M. A., Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy in the University of Cambridge.
By the publication of these works, Mr Potts has done very great service to the cause of Geometrical Science: I have adopted Mr Potts' work as the text-book for my own Lectures in Geometry, and I believe that it is recommended by all the Mathematical Tutors and Professors in this University.”- Robert Walker, M. A., F.R.S., Reader in Experimental Philosophy in the University, and Mathematical Tutor of Wadham College, Oxford.
“When the greater Portion of this part of the Course was printed, and had for sometime been in use in the Academy, a new Edition of Euclid's Elements, by Mr Robert Potts, M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, which is likely to supersede most others, to the extent, at least, of the Six Books, was published. From the manner of arranging the Demonstrations, this edition has the advantages of the symbolical form, and it is at the same time free from the manifold objections to which that form is open. The duodecimo edition of this work, comprising only the First Six Books of Euclid, with Deductions from them, having been introduced at this Institution as a text-book, now renders any other Treatise on Plane Geometry unnecessary in our course of Mathematics."-Preface to a Treatise on Descriptive Geometry, &c. for the use of the Royal Military Academy, by S. Hunter Christie, M. A., Oj Trinity College, Cambridge, Secretary of the Royal Society, ốc. and Professor of Mathematics in the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
“The plan of this work is excellent.”-Spectator.
“We must be content with giving a short, but emphatic approval of the book as a beginner's text-book.” --Atheneum.
“Mr Potts has maintained the text of Simson, and secured the very spirit or Euclid's Geometry, by means which are simply mechanical. It consists in printing the syllogism in a separate paragraph, and the members of it in separate subdivi. sions, each, for the most part, occupying a single line. The divisions of a proposition are therefore seen at once without requiring an instant's thought. Were this the only advantage of Mr Potts' Edition, the great convenience which it affords in tuition would give it a claim to become the Geometrical text-book of England. This, however, is not its only merit.”—Philosophical Magazine, January, 1848.
“If we may judge from the solutions we have sketched of a few of them (the Geometrical Exercises], we should be led to consider them admirably adapted to improve the taste as well as the skill of the Student. As a series of judicious exer. cises, indeed, we do not think there exists one at all comparable to it in our lan. guage-viewed either in reference to the student or teacher."--Mechanics' Magazine, No. 1175.
“The ‘Hints' are not to be understood as propositions worked out at length, in the manner of Bland's Problems, or like those worthless things called “ Keys,' as generally ‘forged and tiled,'-mere books for the dull and the lazy. In some cases references only are made to the Propositions on which a solution depends; in others, we have a step or two of the process indicated; in one case the analysis is briefly given to find the construction or demonstration; in another case the reverse of this. Occasionally, though seldom, the entire process is given as a model; but most commonly, just so much is suggested as will enable a student of average ability to complete the whole solution-in short, just so much (and no more) assistance is afforded as would, and must be, afforded by a tutor to his pupil. Mr Potts appears to us to have hit the golden mean' of Geometrical tutorship.”-Mechanics' Magazine, No. 1270.
“We can most conscientiously recommend it [The School Edition) to our own younger readers, as the best edition of the best book on Geometry with which we are acquainted.”-Mechanics' Magazine, No. 1227.
A View of the Evidences of Christianity, In Three Parts; and the Horæ Pauline; by William Paley, D.D., Archdeacon of Carlisle ; formerly Fellow and Tutor of Christ's College, Cambridge. A new Edition, with Notes, an Analysis, and a selection of Questions
a from the Senate House and College Examination Papers ; designed for the use of Students, by Robert Potts, M.A., Trinity College. 8vo. Pp. 568; price 108. 6d. in Cloth.
“By a grace of the Senate of the University of Cambridge, it was decreed last year, that the Holy Scriptures and the Evidences of Christianity should assume a more important place than formerly in the Previous Examination. The object of the present publication is to furnish the academical student with an edition of Paley's Evi. dences of Christianity, suited to the requirements of the examination as amended. The editor has judiciously added the . Horæ Paulinæ as forming one of the most important branches of the auxiliary evidences. He has added many valuable notes in illustration and amplification of Paley's argument, and prefixed an excellent analysis or abstract of the whole work, which will be of great service in fixing the points of this masterly argument on the mind
of the reader. Mr Potts' is the most complete and useful edition yet published.”—Eclectic Review.
"As an edition of Paley's text, the book has all the excellence which might be expected from a production of the Cambridge University Press, under the care of so competent an editor; but we do not hesitate to aver that Mr Potts has doubled the value of the work by his highly important Preface, in which a clear and impressive picture is drawn of the present unsettled state of opinion as to the very foundations of our faith, and the increased necessity for the old science of 'Evidences' is well expounded by his masterly analyses of Paley's two works-by his excellent notes, which consist chiefly of the full text of the passages cited by Páley, and of extracts from the best modern writers on the 'Evidences,' illustrative or corrective of Paley's statements,and by the Examination Papers, in which the thoughtful student will find many a suggestion of the greatest importance. We feel that this ought to be henceforth the standard edition of the 'Evidences' and 'Horæ.""-Biblical Review.
“The theological student will find this an invaluable volume. In addition to the text there are copious notes, indicative of laborious and useful research; an analysis of great ability and correctness; and a selection from the Senate House and College Examination Papers, by which great help is given as to wbat to study and how to study it. There is nothing wanting to make this book perfect.”— Church and State Gazette.
“The scope and contents of this new edition of Paley are pretty well expressed in the title. The object of Mr Potts is to furnish the collegian with a help towards the more stringent examination in theology that is to take place in the year 1851. The analysis is intended as a guide to students not accustomed to abstract their reading, as well as an assistance to the mastery of Paley; the notes consist of original passages referred to in the text, with illustrative observations by the editor; the questions have been selected from the Examinations for the last thirty years. It is an useful edition.”-Spectator.
“Attaching, as we do, so vast a value to evidences of this nature, Mr Potts' edition of Paley's most excellent work is hailed with no ordinary welcome-not that it almost, but that it fully answers the praiseworthy purpose for which it has been issued. In whatever light we view its importance-by whatever standard we measure its excellences-its intrinsic value is equally manifest. No man could be found more fitly qualified for the arduous task of reproducing, in an attainable form and in an intelligible dress, the work he undertook to edit, than Mr Potts. By an industry and patience, by a skill and carefulness of no common kind, by an erudition of a high order, he has made 'Paley's Evidences' (a work remarkable no less for its sound reasoning than its admirable perspicuity) adapted to the Christian student's every requirement in the sphere it enters on. To these 'Evidences' the Horæ Paulinæ has been added, inasmuch (we quote from the preface) 'as it forms one of the most important branches of the auxiliary evidences of Christianity. It is further added :
To the intelligent student, no apology, will be necessary for bringing here before him in connexion with the “Evidences” the “Horæ Paulinæ"-a work which consists of an accumulation of circumstantial evidence elicited from St. Paul's Epistles and the Acts with no ordinary skill and judgment; and exhibited in a pellucid style as far removed from the unnatural as from the non-natural employment of language.'
“Without this volume the library of any Christian Man is incomplete. No com. mendation can be more emphatic nor more just.”—Church of England Quarterly Review,