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III.-PRIZES IN GENERAL LITERATURE AND SCIENCE.
SPRING COMMENCEMENTS, 1856.
Johnson, Alexander, schol., £3.
Subject for Graduates.—“WHETHER A WIDELY EXTENDED Civilization IN A STATE IS FAVOURABLE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ORIGINAL GENITS."
Mulvany, Charles P., schol., £3.
The following Resolutions, approved of by the Vice-Chancellor, have been adopted by the Board, with reference to the Vice-Chancellor's Prizes :
RESOLVED,—That for the existing Regulations respecting Vice-Chancellor's Prizes, the following Rules be substituted :
That four Vice-Chancellor's Prizes for Composition be given in each year, viz., for the best Compositions on proposed subjects, in English Prose, English Verse, Greek or Latin Prose, and Greek or Latin Verse.
That the amount of each Prize be Twenty Pounds.
That these Prizes be open to all Students under the standing of A. M., having their names on the College Books.
That, in case of remarkable merit, arrangements be made for a public recitation of the Compositions.
That the Prize in each of the above departments be not awarded to any Student oftener than twice in succession, or than three times during his College Course.
That the subjects for the above Compositions be announced on or before the 1st of June in each year; that the Compositions, with fictitious signatures, be sent in to the Senior Lecturer on or before the 1st of December; and that the Prizes be declared on the 1st of January following.
That the Examiners be the Senior Lecturer for the year, the Regius Professor of Greek, and the Professor of Oratory.
Subjects for Composition for Vice-Chancellor's Prizes in 1857. English Verse,—“Sicily, Ancient and Modern."
English Prose,—“ Different Aspects of Slavery in Ancient and Modem Times.”
Greek or Latin Verse, _“Pericles."
Greek or Latin Prose, -" The gradual extinction of Paganism in the Roman Empire.”
PRIZES IN ORIENTAL LANGUAGES.
In Michaelmas Term, 1856, the Board resolved to found an annual Prize of £10 for proficiency in Arabic, and £5 for proficiency in Chaldee and Syriac. An Examination will be held annually in Trinity Term of Students wishing to compete for the above Prizes. No Student will be admitted to this Examination unless he has studied under the Professor of Oriental Languages for, at least, three Terms
The Professors of the Modern Languages give Prelections on the Literature of the Languages during Trinity Term, which are open to the public. They also lecture, in each Term, such Students as may voluntarily present themselves for instruction. Such Students are required to pay to the Professors the sum of One Guinea entrance, and one Guinea for each Term of their attendance. The Professor of French and German receives pupils at any time, at the rate of Two Guineas per quarter, paid in advance. A Student may receive instructions by himself at the above terms, if there be no class formed suitable for him.
Examinations are held annually, in Trinity Term, of such Students as choose to present themselves as Candidates for the Prizes to be awarded for proficiency in the French, German, Italian, and Spanish Languages. The merits of the Candidates will be ascertained by conversation, translation, and composition.
For the Medals instituted in 1835, the Board have substituted Prizes, to consist of books in the language in which the Prize is obtained, to be approved of by the Professors and the Senior Lecturer. There are three grades of Prizes, of the value of £2, £1 108., and £1, respectively. Of the highest grade, only one Prize is to be given each Examination; of the second grade, but two.
A Student of any standing may be a Candidate for these Prizes. He is not allowed, however, to obtain a Prize for proficiency in the same language a second time; but he may obtain a Certificate of further progress.
Premium-Men in Modern Languages.
Mahaffey, John P.
Burtchael, Somerset B.
Rawlins, Michael Lloyd, schol.
First Prize, Quinton, James, schol.
Burtchael, Somerset B.
PRIZES IN POLITICAL ECONOMY. In the year 1837 the Provost and Senior Fellows resolved to institute an Annual Examination in Political Economy,and to offer Prizes, one of £10, and a second of £5, for proficiency in that science.
The Examination is held in Trinity Term; it is conducted under the direction of the Professor of Political Economy, partly virâ roce, and partly by written questions.
Students in the Bachelor Classes only, having their names on the College Books, are permitted to offer themselves as Candidates.
Candidates for the Prizes in Political Economy whose names are off the College Books will be permitted to replace their names for the day of the Examination, free of charge, upon mere payment of the Junior Bursar's fee, provided they are not of higher standing than Middle Bachelors.
No Candidate who has once been awarded either of the Prizes can obtain a Premium a second time.
The following is the Course examined in. The books are arranged in the order in which the Professor recommends them to be read.
Introductory Works.—Easy Lessons on Money Matters.
on Political Economy, from the Encyclopædia Metropolitana. Dr. Lawson's Five Lectures on Political Economy, omitting Ap
pendix. Dr. Longfield's Lectures on Political Economy. Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, Book 1. (omitting chapter xi. to
the end, inclusive), Book 11., Book iv. Mr. John Stuart Mill's Principles of Political Economy, Book 1.
(omitting chaps. i. i. and iii.); Book 11. chapters xi. to end;
No. 2, of the Essays by the same author.
xxi., xxv., xxviii.
tary Treatise on Metallic Currency. Tooke's History of Prices, vol. iv., chap. i., part 3. Articles on Banking and Banks, and the Funds, in M‘Culloch's
Commercial Dictionary. (To be read in one of the late editions.)
Political Economy Prizemen,
Mulvany, Charles P., schol., £5,
PREMIUMS IN RHETORIC AND ENGLISH LITERATURE. For the encouragement of the study of Rhetoric and English Literature, the Board have placed the sum of £10 at the disposal of the Professor of Oratory, to be given in Premiums to the best answerers at an Examination to be held by him in Michaelmas Term of each year. The Examination is open to all Undergraduates and to Bachelors of Arts having their names on the College Books.
Candidates for the Premiums will be expected to possess a general knowledge of, 1. The Principles of Rhetoric, as contained in the Treatises of Aris
totle and Archbishop Whately. 2. The History and Etymology of the English Language, in Craik's
“Outlines;” Trench's “Study of Words ;” and the “ English,
Past and Present,” of the same author. And,
Johnson's Lives of Milton, Dryden, Addison, Swift, and Pope ;
and Craik's “Sketches," Books V., VI., and viI. Candidates in the year 1857 will also be expected to have studied with particular care the following portions of English authors:
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the Prologue, and the Knighte's Tale.