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LLANDOVERY COLLEGIATE INSTITUTION.

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LLANDOVERY COLLEGIATE INSTITUTION. ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. The annual distribution of prizes at this school took place on Friday in the college-hall, in presence of a large company, including many of the most influential persons of the district and several gentlemen from a distance. This school, which gives to Llandovery one of its chief attractions, was richly endowed by Mr. Thomas Phillips, and its buildings, which are among the finest in the Principality, were erected upon one of the fields given 250 years ago by Vicar Prichard, of Llandovery, the celebrated Welsh poet and hymnologist, for the endowment of a grammar school. The present collegiate institu- tion, as it is called, has had its periods of pro- sperity and adversity, but never attained so high a position as it holds at present, not even in the palmy days of Archdeacon Williams's warden- ship. The numbers in the school during the present term have exceeded one hundred. And this brings us to the greatest improvement effected in the school under the headmastership of Mr. Edwards, viz., the raising of the moral tone of the school and the elimination of the rough element out of it. To those who have intimately known the collegiate institution for years past, the change brought about in this respect will seem very remarkable. It will be seen from the examiners' reports that the work done during the past year has been highly satisfactory. The proceedings of the day commenced with a special service in Llandingat Church, where the Ven. Archdeacon de Winton preached an admirable sermon suited to the occasion. The warden and other clerical masters conducted the service, and the choir, consisting exclusively of boys trained at the collegiate institution, sang with considerable taste and power. The examiners were-Classics and history, Mr. J. Rhys, Celtic profession at Oxford University, and late Fellow of Merton College, Oxford and the Rev. F. J. Jayne, dean of Keble College, Oxford; and for mathematics, the Rev. David Thomas, M.A., Fellow of Trinity College, and public examiner in the University of Oxford. About mid-day the distribution of prizes took place in the college-hall, where, as we have already said, a large company was assembled, among whom we noticed the following:—Dr. Harper, principal of Jesus College, Oxford, in the chair; Ven. Archdeacon de Winton, Brecon Ven. Archdeacon Griffiths, Neath; Mr. John Jones, M.P.; Colonel Day Mr. Howell Gwyn, Dyffryn, Neath; Mr. David Pugh, Maneravon; Rev. W. E. James, Abergwili; Rev. A. G. Edwards, warden of the college, and the other masters Professor Rhys and Rev. Dd. Thomas, examiners; Mr. Edward Jones, Velindre; Mr. D. J. Lewis, Clwyncelyn, &c. Dr. Harper, principal of Jesus College, who, in the unavoidable absence of Lord Emlyn, M.P., took the chair, apologised for being found in a place which ought always to be filled by the head-master of the school. His only claim to the place was that he had been concerned in education all his life, and was now a good deal concerned in education, and certainly deeply interested in the education of Wales. (Applause). The Chairman having called upon him to do so, the Rev. A. G. Edwards, warden and head master, read THE LIST OF PRIZES. Forms VI. and V.-Classical prize, Roderick form ditto, Roderick; mathematical ditto, O. Jones; science ditto, J. E. Lewis; divinity and history prizes, D. M. Jones. Form IV.—Form prize, Bayley; classical ditto, D.Jenkins; divinity ditto, H.Morgan; mathe- matical ditto, A. R. Price; science ditto, H. Morgan. Form III.—Form prize, D. T. Lewis classical ditto, Fisher; mathematical ditto, Brown; science ditto, W. Waters and English ditto, D. T. Lewis. FORM H.-Form prize, P. Carter; divinity and classical prizes, Tasker; English and mathema- tical prizes, Hill. FORM I.—Form prize, C. Williams; classical and mathematical, Lawrence Gent; English essay, E. J. Lewis; Latin essay, M. A. James; French essay, 1, M. David; 2, A. J. Williams. Honours, 1878 (since 1st January, 1877).— Open scholarship, London Hospital, £40, Lloyd Francis; open senior ditto, Clare College, Cambridge, £80, D. Samuel; 3rd class final mathematical honours, Oxford, R. Richards; ditto, moderation honours, classics, C. P. Price mathematical scholarship, Jesus College, Oxford, Y,80, D. Davies; mathematical exhibition, Jesus College, £40, E. Jones; open scholarship, London Hospital, £40, B. Richards; first M.B., Oxford, Lloyd Francis, and Llandaff Exhibition, £20, M. Evans. Mr. Edwards, after reading the prizes, said That bit, I trust, shows that the school is doing honest work. It is again my pleasing duty to add another to the record of distinctions gained by Mr. Griffiths, a pupil of this school. I think it is not only an honour to Llandovery School, but to Wales, that Mr. Griffiths should, so early in his career, have been appointed examiner for the Cambridge Mathema- tical Tripos. During the last year the trustees, by the aid of Lady Llanover, have made important additions to the school buildings, and the Earl of Cawdor, in his gift of the Golden Grove Scholar- ship, has set a noble example of generosity which it is hoped that the other wealthy and enlightened friends of education will be eager and ready to follow. The various examiners then gave a very gratifying report of the progress of the institution. Mr. John Jones, M.P., rose to propose a vote of thanks to the examiners, and expressed pleasure at the rapid progress the school was making, and his satisfaction at the fact that the school was visited regularly by men experienced in the work of tuition at the universities. Mr. David Pugh seconded the motion, which was carried. Archdeacon Griffiths proposed a vote of thanks to the warden and masters, and spoke at some length of the lamentable condition of education in Wales some 40 years ago, and of the great improvement still needed in the matter of secondary education. The Rev. W. E. James, in soconding the motion, said he had long looked forward to some great central educational establishment in Wales, and had some hope that Llandovery would form the nucleus of it. The motion was passed. Mr. Howel Gwyn, in proposing a vote of thanks to the Principal of Jesus College for presiding, said he had known Dr. Harper almost since his birth, and from what he knew of him, he was very glad when he heard of his taking a post at Oxford, which would enable him to do very much for the education of Wales. Archdeacon DE WINTON seconded the motion, which was passed, and Dr. Harper, having responded. After the proceedings the Warden and Mrs. Edwards entertained a large company at luncheon, among whom were the Principal of Jesus College, the Ven. Archdeacon de Winton, the Venerable Archdeacon Griffiths, Mr. D. Pugh, Maneravon, Mr. Howell Gwyn, the examiners, Colonel Day, Captain Toser, &c. For want of space we are obliged to curtail the speeches considerably. THROAT IRRITATION.—Soreness and dryness, tick-

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