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“in his own family, and of which he was one of the tran“slators. V. Collins's Ecclesiast. Hist., vol ii, 154," (The portions of the Bible translated by Archbishop Sandys were the books of Kings and Chronicles.) The library also includes a quarto edition of Chaucer of 1561; Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity, 1617; For's Martyrs, 1641; Purchas his Pilgrims, 1625; Poole's Synopsis, 1669; and many other books of standard value and ancient date. It was founded by the above-named Daniel Rawlinson, who gave several books ind incited others to follow his example ; aud in 1669 gave $100 to be applied in diverse manners to the purposes of the school. The Rev. Thomas Sandys and the Rev. William Wilson left certain sums to be laid out in books; and in 1789 Thomas Bowman, A.M., then master, added considerably to the library, and proposed that each scholar should pay to it five shillings per annum, and, on leaving school, present any book or books he might choose. This was carried out for a time but has fallen into disuse, the only book known to have been presented to the library since Mr. Bowman's death, in 1829, being a copy in sheets of Valpy's Greek Lexicon, quarto.
The following is a list of the masters since the foundation of the school, with their dates of appointment, as painted on a board hung up in the library :Peter Magson, A.M.
April 10 1585
1647 James Bownes
August 1 1671
1672 Robt. Myers
April 10 1726
June 3 1736
Christopher Hall, A.M.
July 26 1745
1758 James Peake, A.M., St. John's, Cambridge
1766 Edward Christian, A.M., St. John's, Cambridge
1781 W. Taylor, A.M., Emanuel College, Cambridge
1781 Thos. Bowman, A.M., Trinity College, Cambridge
1786 Daniel Bamfield Hickie, LL.D.
1829 Haygarth Taylor Baines, A.M., Christ's College, Cambridge
Being twenty masters during the two hundred and eighty years the school has existed.
I shall treat of the strictly rural parts of the parish of Hawkshead in a future essay.
ON BRITISH SILVER MILITARY WAR-MEDALS.
By J. Harris Gibson Esq.
(READ 12TH JANUARY, 1865.)
The object of this evening's paper is not to tell over again the
many victories which have been won by British arms since medals were first awarded; but simply to notice the medals themselves, descriptively and with regard to classification. I shall therefore proceed with the few remarks I intend to make according to the following arrangement :Medals or honorary distinctions granted to British
soldiers by Charles I and the Protector. The Peninsular medal. Waterloo. Medals given for Actions and Campaigns in India, closing
with the Mutiny, 1857-8. The China Wars of 1842 and 1860. The Kaffir War. The Crimean Campaign. Medals for long service, meritorious and distinguished
conduct. It is not certain that many of the medals of Queen Elizabeth and James I, which are known to exist, were actually granted to be worn as military or naval decorations; though, from their character and appearance, I think we may infer that they were originally intended to be worn as badges commemorative of some great military or naval achievement.