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the way of successfully prosecuting this great and good work, and the time for commencing it here may not be yet fully come: there may be local obstructions and impediments, of which you can take better account than I can. But there is no want of work to be done in the good cause, if you have the heart to will it, the courage to undertake it, and the perseverance to perfect it. Fight error and ignorance, wherever you meet them: look on every day as lost, in which not only you have not gained additional knowledge for yourselves, but in which you have not scotched some mischievous prejudice, overthrown, or at least sapped the foundation of some pernicious error, in the mind of some one at least of your countrymen: opportunities enough will present themselves, if you will be ready to use them. But beware also, lest you give unnecessary offence, to those whom you would instruct, by any insolent affectation of superior wisdom. Truth can afford to be mild and patient, having on her side the irresistible force of reason and argument: it is only ignorance and error that are, in a certain sense, excusable, if they are rash and passionate: for, if these weapons fail them, to what can they betake themselves? It will be useful also to remember, whenever you are tempted to plume yourselves unduly on your undoubted superiority to your less instructed fellow countrymen, that it is for the most part to your better fortune rather than your greater merit that you owe your advantage. Lastly, above all things, note well the special praise given to these young men at Bombay for their irreproachable moral behaviour. Go ye all, and do likewise. Recommend the acquisition of knowledge, not merely by your precepts, but by your life and practice. Show that


become not only wiser, but also better, by what you are taught within these walls.

" The triumphs of literature and science can belong only to a gifted few, but the praise of virtue, that is to say, of temperance, of modesty, of truth and honour, of filial obedience, of friendly kindness, of forgiveness and forgetfulness of wrong, or still better of returning good for evil, of patience and forbearance, of charity and beneficence, of gratitude and piety, may be gained by every one who will sincerely resolve to earn it, and strenuously persevere in that behaviour, in those good deeds, words, and thoughts, by which it is best deserved.” There has been no variation in the scheme of study. The

result of the introduction of the standScheme of Study.

ard contained in Mr. Bethune's minute has been somewhat unfavorable in regard to the number of scholarships gained and retained, but a careful scrutiny of those results has convinced the Council that there has been no falling off in the progress and attainments of the scholars.

The standard fixed was higher than in former years, and the progress of the students has been tested with reference to the exact time of their standing in their several classes.

The object which the minute was intended to attain is good, and the principle pervading it such as will, in a few years, produce a very beneficial effect on the character of the Government Colleges and Schools, but it has been found somewhat difficult in some of its minor details, to carry into full effect. The defects ascertained in its practical working, are under the consideration of the Council, and it is their intention to modify or alter them to such extent as may be found necessary, without departing from the original spirit of the minute. Scholarship

The following scheme of the public exExaminations aminations of 1851, was published for geof 1851.

neral information: 1. The examination of the pupils of the Hindu College for senior English scholarships, and of candidates for insertion in the lists directed to be furnished by the Council of Education, in accordance with the Resolution of October 10th, 1844, will be held in the Town Hall, upon the dates and at the hours specified below:

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The examination will be held daily from 10 A. M. to 1} P. M., and from 2 to 54 P. M. precisely, at which hours all answers to the morning and afternoon papers, respectively, must be given in. Candidates are recommended to be in attendance a quarter of an hour earlier than the beginning of each examination, in order that no time may be lost in taking their places.

2. The subjects for the essays will be set, and the papers of questions will be prepared, in strict accordance with the scholarship rules, by the gentlemen whose names are appended to each :

English Scholarships.


J. Kerr, Esq., M. A. RHETORIC,


J. Kerr, Esq., M. A. HISTORY,

H. Woodrow, Esq., M. A. PURE MATHEMATICS,


The Revd. K. M. Banerjea. LATIN Essay,..

H. Woodrow, Esq., M. A.


A. S. Harrison, Esq., B. A. HISTORY, ..

G. Lewis, Esq. GEOGRAPHY,

W. Brennand, Esq. MATHEMATICS,

V. L, Rees, Esq.

Babu Ram Chunder Mitter.
Arabic Scholarships.

Senior and


Dr. A. Sprenger.



Sanscrit Scholarships. SENIOR AND JUNIOR,..

Major G. T Marshall. 3. The following subjects were selected in 1850 as the standard in Literature, History, Pure and Mixed Mathematics, from which the examination papers of the present year will be prepared.


Senior Scholarships.


LITERATURE. Prose.-Bacon's Novum Organum, 1st Part. Poetry-Shakspeare's Hamlet.

History.—Arnold's Lectures on Modern History, except the 2nd and the Appendix to the Inaugural Lecture.

Mental Philosophy.-Stewart's Philosophy of the Human Mind. Introduction and first five Chapters of Part II.

Differential and Integral Calculus.
Optics, (as in Potter.)
Astronomy, (as in Brinkley.)



(Same as First Class.)

MATHEMATICS. Newton's Principia, (as in Goodwyn or Evans.) Doctrine of Limits and Elements of Differential and Integral Calculus. Analytical Geometry and Spherical Trigonometry. Hydrostatics, (as in Webster.)



(Same as First Class.)

Conic Sections, as in Goodwyn.)
Theory of Algebraical Equations.
Mechanics, (as in Potter and Snowball.)


Prose.-Johnson's Rasselas.
Poetry.-Richardson's Selections from Gray and Collins.

History.-Elphinstone's India, Vol. I., except Chapter IV., Book I. and Chapters IV., V., Book II.

Mental Philosophy.-Abercombie's Intellectual Powers, as far as the end of the first Division of the fourth Section of Part III. ; " Of the use of Reason in the investigation of Truth." (Calcutta Edition, page 161.)

MATHEMATICS. Euclid. Algebra. Plane Trigonometry.

Junior Scholarships.

LITERATURE. Prose.—Watts on the Improvement of the Mind, (Encyclopædia Bengalensis.)

Poetry.—Goldsmith's Traveller and Deserted Village.
Grammar.-Crombie's Etymology and Syntax, Part II.
History Stewart's History of Bengal.
Geography and Map Drawing.

Euclid, Books VI. and XI.
Algebra, to the end of Simple Equations.
Arithmetic, and Elements of the Theory of Numbers.

Isser Chunder Shurma's Betalpunchabinsatee, 2nd Edition.
Shama Churn Sircar's Grammar, Parts I. and II.

4. The senior and junior scholarship answers will be examined by the gentlemen who set the questions.

The Arabic scholarship answers will be examined by the Principal of the Calcutta Mudrissa.

The Sanscrit scholarship answers will be examined by Major G. T. Marshall.

All reports of the results of the examinations are to be furnished before the end of the long vacation.

The examination in the Town Hall will be superintended by the Council of Education. The Secretary to the Council will daily give out the questions, and collect the answers, assisted by the other member of the Council of Education on duty.

The scholarship and other rules promulgated in 1846 were re-published, as no change had occured either in the scholarship standard, or in the mode of conducting the examination.

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