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THE MARLBURIAN.

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Virtute, Studio, Ludo.

FROM FEBRUARY 4TH TO DECEMBER 19TH, 1885.

VOLUME XX.

MARLBOROUGH:
PRINTED BY CHAS. PERKINS, HIGH-STREET.

1886.

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Capper's Entertainment

180 Clough, A. H. ...

53 Conversation

105 Correspondence

10, 18, 33, 44, 59, 70, 85, 98, 112, 128, 137, 140, 142, 167, 182, 204 Crabbe

149 Cricket :Accounts

...104, 159 Averages

175 Characters, for 1885

136 Colts' Match

123 Matches, House :

First Ties-Baker's v. Cotton House 80
Preshute v. Hart-Smith's

81 Way's v. Gould's ...

82 Ford's v. Horner's

83 Second Ties-Littlefield v. Way's... 96 Preshute v. Baker's

97 Semi-final Tie-Ford's v. Littlefield 97 Cock-House-Ford's y. Baker's

98 House Grounds

...113, 124 School v. Reading

68 v. Liverpool

79 v. Clifton

93 v. H. Leaf's XI

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House Matches

48, 64 Representatives

64 School-Double

36 Single...

36, 48, 64 Football :Characters of XV for 1884

4 Fixtures

148 Matches, House

157, 170, 185, 207 House Grounds...

171, 187, 207 School v. Magdalen College, Oxford 15 v. Trinity College, Oxford

16 v. Old Fellows...

168 v. Cirencester

172 v. Clifton

183 v. Keble College

184 v. Nomads

206 Sixth v. School...

156 Nomads

30, 144, 173, 206

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FEBRUARY 417, 1884.

PRICE 6d.

of

many, both among present and old Marlburians.

But to turn from these sad events and to review the principal annual events of Marlborough life. The races were successful, as far as weather went. There were no brilliant feats, except the high jump, but the wind blew strong throughout. It was an. nounced that the time of the 120 yards Hurdle race was a record, but stop watches have queer freaks and probably we must look on the time 16 secs. as one of these.

We regretted that the Bishop of Salisbury could npt hold the confirmation in person.

Marlborough cricket last year was unusually unlucky. Our record of only one win speaks against the worth of our XI. But we must remember that the one win was after all the great affair and that it was an exceptionally brilliant victory. It was not nerve or dash that were wanting : rather a slow bowler and a wicket keeper. We hope the precedent of last year will not be followed in this respect. Football was a failure some will say; rather, a disappointment. The captain and several leading members were disabled in nearly all the matches, and the most likely candidates for distinction put out of practice if not hors-de-combat. Let us again remind our readers of the success of our Gymnasium, and we leave the athletic side of last year, with a hope for

THE MARLBYRIAN

VOL. XX.-No. 318.

THE YEAR.

and the pre

With the opening of a new year it falls to our lot to review another twelve months of Marlborough History. History we say advisedly, for while of some years it may be said that they have none, 1884 is an exception. To compare it with an unparalleled year of success like 1883 uld be unfair. There could be no second extra week or whole holiday. Yet it must be ranked with that

year ceding one as forming a marked epoch in our School buildings. The old chapel, that was to be half destroyed for improvement, was annihilated for the erection of a larger and, we hope, securer edifice. Chapel service in Upper School, the Upper School forms seceding to an iron room, not without a struggle as our readers will remember : these are two prominent distinguishing features of the year

1884.

The brilliance of 1883 was not to be expected again; but who could have foreseen the sudden and terrible loss that deprived the world of a noble Prince and the School of a devoted friend, welcomed here one year and mourned the next. This, the most crushing disappointment of 1884, was not the only blow that death dealt among us, and we had to regret the loss

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