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LLANFAIR.

1 THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD.

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-+- SHREWSBURY SCHOOL. Following the precedent set last, year the speeches at Shrewsbury 011 Wednesday took place in the morning. Proceedings l)egan with a scene from the Birds of Aristophanes." When the applause which greeted the actors in their bird-costumes had subsided, the Headmaster, Rev. Prebendary Moss, addressing a large audience, deplored the loss the School had sustained bv the lamented death of the late chairman of the Governing Body Archdeacon Llovd who, he said, had been connected with the School for more than sixty years as boy and man. and whose memory would be perpetuated by a stained glass window shortly to be placed in the School Chapel. Mr. Moss expressed the satisfac- tion with which all friends of Shrewsbury have heard that another old Salopian Sir J. T. Hibbert had consented to act as chairman of the Governing Body. Having read the list of school distinctions for the I past year. including six first classes at the Univer- sities. the Powis medal at Cambridge, seven scholarships, and five admissions to Woohvich and Sandhurst, he distributed the prizes gained in the several forms.—Professor Jebb, M.P., in the course of his address, referred to the importance of the work done by the great public schools in the forma- tion of English character. The English ideal of manliness in some respects so much higher than that recognised abroad was largely a product of public school training. The cessation of duelling, the decrease of intemperance among the upper classes, and the philanthropic work carried on in our great cities, were all instances of the develop- ment of this ideal. The greatness of the English public school depended upon the fact that it made character, and not information, the chief aim of its endeavours from which resulted that love of ordered freedom which is one of the best of English traditions. —Scenes followed from the School for Scandal, in which the excellence of the dresses and the acting was alike conspicuous. The Mayor of Shrewsbury having expressed his g(iod wishes for the success of the school, the proceedings terminated with the usual loyal cheers. The company were afterwards entertained to lunch, and spent rhe remainder of the afternoon in exploring the school grounds, and watching the boats on the river, after which tea was served in the various school-houses. Among those present were the Bishops of Lichfield and Shrewsbury, the Dean of Chester, Mr. Samuel Butler, the author of Erewhou," Canons Melville and Lowther-Clarke, and Mr. Chancellor Ferguson.

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