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ANNUAL REPORT 1847 Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge who has been gra- ciously pleased to undertake in person the office of Chairman of the Building Committee it would probably by this time have greatly exceeded that sum had not unforeseen legal difficulties hitherto prevented the Committee of Management from completing the purchase of the piece of ground ad- joining the Hospital referred to in the last ear's report Hopes however are entertained that these difficulties will be speedily overcome In King's College School the general retrospect of the past year with regard to the conduct order and diligence of the classes is highly satisfactory and encouraging and this result is mainly to be attributed to the indefatigable exertions of Dr Major ably seconded by the other Masters The Council have great pleasure in announcing an important improvement which has been introduced during this term with regard to Morning Prayers It had hitherto been customary for each Master to offer the Morning Prayers with his class in their respective school-rooms From the nature of tilings it was hardly possible that this duty could always be performed with regularity uniformity and decorum According to the new arrangement the whole School assembles punctually at o'clock in the College Chapel when Prayers are read by one of the Masters in Orders The effect already produced is very beneficial in the visible unity which is im- parted to the School in the connexion which is thus marked between the School and the College in the evident satisfac- tion of the Pupils and above all in their attention and devo- tional demeanour during the service The Pupil elected to the First Class Scholarship in the School in 184G has been further successful in obtaining the Hertford Scholarship in the University of Oxford The large additional room alluded to in the last Report has been appropriated to the vise of the Mathematical and Arith- metical Masters and has proved of great service in con- centrating the energies of all engaged in that important department of Tuition further stimulus to exertion has
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