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The following table of the standard works of each of the classes of

the lower school is taken from the “ Calendar of the Collegiate Schools, Liverpool”—

9th Class.--Spelling-Reading. Poetry.First Book, from page 47 to the end. History.—Little Arthur's England. Geography.—First, Lancashire, and Secondly, England. Arithmetic.-The Simple Rules. Writing.-One hour

a-day at least. Divinity.-The “First Steps to the Catechism”—the

Creed—the Lord's Prayer—and the Ten Commandments, learnt by heart.

8th Class. English.—Spelling-Reading—Grammar begun. Poetry.First Book, from page 44 to the end. History.—Little Arthur's England. Geography.England, Drawing Maps on Slates. Arithmetic.—The Compound Rules and Reduction.

Writing.One hour a-day at least. Divinity.The “First Steps to the Catechism”-the

Creed—the Lord's Prayer—and the Ten Commandments, learnt by heart.

7th Class. English.--Spelling-Reading-Grammar. Poetry.The First Book, from page 33 to the end. History.Arthur's England. Geography.--England, Scotland, and Wales-Drawing

Maps on Slates. Arithmetic.-Repetition of the Compound Rules and

Reduction. Writing.One hour a-day. Divinity.—“First Steps to the Catechism”—the Creed

-the Lord's Prayer—and the Ten Commandments, learnt by heart-Walter's Scripture History.

6th Class. English.-Spelling-Reading-Grammar. Poetry.--First Book.

History.—Arthur's England.
Geography.--England, Scotland, and Wales— Drawing

Arithmetic.The Compound Rules-Reduction-Cal-

culating Prices-Proportion-Practice. Writing.One hour a-day. Divinity.The “First Steps”—the Creed—the Lord's

Prayer—and the Ten Commandments, learnt by heart -Walter's Scripture History.

5th Class. English.Reading-Grammar-Spelling from Dicta

tion. Poetry.The First Book. History. The whole of “Arthur's History," with the

English part of “School Chronology." Geography.England, Scotland, and Ireland more fully.

- Drawing Maps. Arithmetic. - Reduction - Calculating Prices — Simple

and Compound Proportion-Practice-Interest. Writing.-One hour a-day.-Vocal Music.-Two hours

a-week. Divinity.—The Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten

Commandments, learnt by heart.-Walter's Scripture History.

4th Class. English.—Reading-Grammar-Spelling from Dicta

tion-Composition. Poetry.—The First Book. History.-Keightley's England to the Reign of Henry

VIII.—The English part of “School Chronology." Geography.The British Islands, with the Outlines of

European Geography-Drawing Maps. Arithmetic.-Repetition of the Work of 5th and 6th

Classes—Simple and Compound Proportion-Practice - Interest-Profit and Loss Discount-Fractions

begun. WritingVocal Music.--As above. Divinity.—The Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten

Commandments. with parts of Sinclair's Commentary -Walter's Scripture History.

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3rd Class. English.-Reading - Grammar - Spelling from Dicta

tion-Composition. Poetry.The Second Book. History.--Keightley's England to the Reign of James I.

– The English part of “School Chronology." Geography.The British Islands, and the British Pos

sessions in the New World— Drawing Maps. Arithmetic.Repetition of the Work of 4th ClassFractions, Vulgar and Decimal. WritingDrawingVocal Music.—As above. Divinity.—The Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten

Commandments, with parts of Sinclair's Commentary -The Gospel of St. Matthew.

2nd Class. English.-Reading-Grammar-Spelling from Dicta

tion-Composition-Derivation of Words. Poetry.—The Second Book. History.--Keightley's England The School Chrono

logy." Geography.—Drawing Maps- The British Islands and

the British Colonies—The European Portion of Thom.

son's Geography Arithmetic.-Thomson. Writing.Plain and Ornamental. French.Drawing. Two hours a-week each. Vocal Music.Divinity :-The Catechism, with parts of Sinclair's Commentary-The Gospel of St. Matthew.

Ist Class. English.--Derivation of English Words, Composition

---The Latin Accidence-History of the English Lan

guage-Wheatley's Lessons on Money Matters. Poetry.—The whole of the Third Book. History. The whole of Keightley and Markham

School Chronology.”—The volumes in the instructor on Ancient and Modern History. Geography.—The whole of Thomson.

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Writing.–Plain and Ornamental.
French. Two hours a-week each.
Vocal Music.-
Divinity.—The Catechism, with parts of Sinclair's Com-

mentary-The Acts of the Apostles—The “Lives of the Apostles and Evangelists."

The classes are all under the immediate superintendence of the principal. In addition to visiting, from time to time, the various rooms, he examines, in the course of the half year, each of the seven upper classes in all the subjects taught in the school. He is also furnished with a monthly report of each class.

At Christmas and Midsummer, examinations in the work of the half year, and on the subjects for special prizes, are held.

The examiners are the principal and some of the masters,


LUKE vii. 1-10.

(See also Matt. vii. 5–13.) 1. All his sayings-viz.-What St. Luke has been recording in the previous chapter-it was a discourse very similar to that in Matt. V.-vii.; but it appears to have been spoken on another occasion.

2. Centurion 8.-The centurion was captain of one hundred soldiers.

3. Sent unto him.-St. Matthew says that he came unto him, as a person may be spoken of as doing himself what he does by others. Thus the Israelites are said to have made the calf which Aaron made, (Ex. xxxii. 35.) and Christ is said to have preached peace to the Ephesians. (Eph. ii. 17.)

4. Instantly.--Urgently.

5. Built us a synagogue.-Though a Roman soldier, he appears to have been convinced that the Jews were worshippers of the true God, and built them a synagogue, when needed, at his own expense. 6. Sent friends.--Hearing that Jesus was approaching his house.

8. Under authority~i.e. the authority of my superior officers; and yet I have power to command the soldiers who are under me. How much more canst thou, who art under the authority of none, command diseases to come or depart! His faith was remarkable in leading him to judge about spiritual things, just in the same way as he did about natural, and giving him the same confidence concerning them.

9. No, not in Israel.- Among the Jews who possessed so many advantages, and are called “the children of the kingdom. (Matt. viii. 12.)


Jesus goes to Capernaum; there a message is sent him by a Roman centurion, asking him to heal his servant. Jesus immediately complies; but is met on his way by some friends of the centurion, (and perhaps soon afterwards by the centurion himself,) saying that he felt himself unworthy to receive Christ into his house, but one word from him would be sufficient: on this our Lord at once commends his faith, and heals his servant.


I. We may sometimes meet with eminent examples of piety when we least expect. V. 2. (1 Kings xviii. 3, 4.)

II. Where there is real religion in the heart, it will make men rightly perform all their duties towards others. They will be good masters, kind rulers, and considerate neighbours. V. 2-5. (Gen. xviii. 19.)

III. The good man will be more highly esteemed by others than he esteems himself. V. 4, 6, 7. (2 Sam. vii. 18.)

IV. True faith is always joined with deep humility. V. 6, 7. (1 Cor. xv. 9.)

V. If we really believe in Christ, it will lead us practically to trust in him for all we need. V. 7, 8. (Ps. xxiii. 1.)

VI. Christ himself delights in the faith of his people, and is especially pleased when it is great in proportion to the advantages enjoyed. V. 9, 10. (Heb. xi. 5.)

VII. The prayer of faith will never remain unanswered. V. 10. (Mark xi. 24.)


LUKE vii. 11-17. 11. Nain.-A city in the tribe of Issachar, about twelve miles from Capernaum.

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