1660-1910: Commemorative Exercises Upon the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Hopkins Grammar School of New Haven

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Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, 1910 - Schools - 66 pages

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Page 7 - I remember once, in making a piece of Latin, my master found fault with the syntax of one word, which was not so used by me heedlessly, but designedly, and therefore I told him there was a plain grammar rule for it. He angrily replied, there was no such rule. I took the grammar and showed the rule to him. Then he smilingly said, " Thou art a brave boy ; I had forgot it.
Page 16 - Hopkins, which is, to give some encouragement in those foreign plantations for the breeding up of hopeful youth, in a way of learning, both at the grammar school and college, for the public service of the country in future times.
Page 18 - For the better training up of youth in this town, that through God's blessing they may be fitted for public service hereafter in church or Commonwealth...
Page 9 - ... verse,, and is competently grounded in the greek language, so as to be able to construe and grammatically to resolve ordinary greek, as the greeke testament, Isocrates, and the Minor Poets, or such like, haveing withall meet testimony of his towardness, he shall be capable of his admission Into Colledge.
Page 7 - Mr. E. Cheever of Boston, author of the Accidence ; that he wore a long white beard, terminating in a point; that when he stroked his beard to the point, it was a sign for the boys to stand clear.
Page 17 - And the city lieth four-square and the length is as large as the breadth. And he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs ; the length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
Page 33 - Hopkins his estate be safely kept, in order therevnto the said John Davenport desireth that a covenient chest be made, with 2 locks & 2 keies, & be placed in y e house of y e...
Page 19 - I do hereby give and bequeath to my father, Theophilus Eaton, Esq., Mr. John Davenport, Mr. John Cullick, and Mr. William Goodwin, in full assurance of their trust and faithfulness in disposing of it according to the true intent and purpose of me the said Edward Hopkins, which is, to give some encouragement in those foreign plantations for the breeding up of hopeful youths, both at the grammar school and college, for the public service of the country in future times.
Page 47 - Colony, for the teaching of all such children as shall com there, after they can first read the psalter, to teach such reading, writeing, arithmetick, the Lattin and Greek tongues, the one at Hartford, the other at New Haven, the masters whereof shall be chosen by the magistrates and ministers of the sayd county, and shall be inspected and agayn displaced by them if they see cause, and that each of the sayd Masters shall have annually for the same the...
Page 48 - ... the said counties, and shall be inspected and displaced by them if they see cause — each master is to receive sixty pounds, thirty pounds of which is to be paid out of the county treasury, and the other thirty out of the school revenue given by particular persons or to be given for this use so far as it will extend, and the rest to be paid by the respective towns of Hartford and New Haven.

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