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these times ? Poetry, art, social questions, are we to have an opinion about all ? Can all that is discussed in my husband's room be conversed on in my drawing-room? For example, are there not books which, perhaps, are interesting, but which we ought not to read ?"
Aalov. “I do not think so, Madam. What good book can there be which a respectable woman dare not read and talk about with an honourable man ?"
Gabrielle. “ Are there not numerous themes which it would not be proper to touch?”
Kalk. “ Unless one wishes to put all modesty on one side.”
Aalov. “ Excuse me, we were not talking of what a stranger should say to a very young girl, but of what a man can talk of to his wife, or the friends of a house to its ladies. Above all we should speak out clearly and name things by their right names, because it is the half thing, half unveiled, half concealed, which excites and injures. The naked truth may perhaps be stimulating, even repelling, but it is healthy."
Kalk, of course, does not become convinced, and leaves his wife and daughter in ignorance about his political schemes. Women of England, read some Remarks on the Public Worship Act,
1874. A little pamphlet with the above title has been printed by Ireland and Co., Manchester. It contains some well deserved censure on the terms of the Public Worship Act by which women are excluded from all participation in the Church management of the parish in which they live. The term “parishioner," it says, “is defined to mean any male person of full age.” The term, “parish,” is any place over which the incumbent has the exclusive cure of souls. The term “parishioner," only means (according to the terms of this bill) “a male person.” The inference is that the drawers up of this bill do not consider women to have souls. Any scoundrel or notorious evil liver, be he a man of twenty-one years, can act and stand in the position of a “member of the diocese,” a “parishioner," “ as one of those under the incumbent's care, he having the exclusive care of souls.”
The infliction or deprivation of rights and honours, position and its consequent self-respect and moral weight on account of sex, and of sex alone, is generally understood as coming within the meaning of persecution.
Are women not members of the church “part of” all the congregation, part of before the people,” part of that large mass of English people who are deeply attached to the princi
ples of the Reformation? In olden times were women not martyrs equally with men ? Have women not right to equal opinions and the possession of souls as well as men ? If women belong to the order of the people of England, “ are they to be deprived of their legal rights to public worship according to the ritual of the Church of England, if in our scanty worship of males there be not found three of them to protest for women when such practices are attempted before them ? How about the tithes, the poor-rates, the collections ? Have women equal right to pay them? This kind of courtesy is always left us. Finally, the head of the English Church is a woman.
A revision of the Prayer Book is now going on ; let this abominable doctrine be expunged, and in the marriage service the estate of matrimony be entered on, on equal terms, before a God who is no respecter of persons, the oaths and terms that bind them the same, otherwise civil marriages and altered laws will do much to alienate the rest of women.
RECORD OF EVENTS.
LONDON UNIVERSITY. In the Matriculation Examination which took place last June, the total number of candidates was 880, of whom 503 passed and 307 were rejected, being a per centage of 42.8 who failed. Of these candidates 92 were women, of whom 73 passed, a much larger per centage of success; of these 13 passed in the Honours division, 55 in the first, and 5 in the second division.
HONOURS. The places and names of the successful women candidates are as follows:9. MORLAND, Lucy Fryer, The Mount School, York,
(third prize divided). *11. RIDING, Alice Laura Stuart, University College,
(number of marks qualifying for prize). *18. Wilson, Helen Mary, Sheffield High School,
(number of marks qualifying for prize). *20. CHEVALLIER, Mary Amelia, Ipswich High School. 27. FIELD, Annie Beckwith, Bedford College. 30. COWELL, Marion Alice, 35. O'BRIEN, Susanna Greeves, Ackworth School and
Mount School, York.
36. SHERRATT, Marian, Bedford College. 40. ROBERTSON, Mary Alice, North London Collegiate
School. 45. MOSTYN, Sarah Ellen, Ipswich High School. 46. ADAMSON, Mary Madeline, Notting Hill High
School. 59. SHAW, Catherine Platel, private tuition.
62. BATER, Alice Thirza, Milton Mount. First Division-Fifty-five candidates passed. BAINES, Florence Emily, Leeds High School and Ladies' College,
Cheltenham. BAYES, Helen, Mount School, York. BEDFORD, Gertrude Martha, Queen's College. Brown, Mabel Elizabeth, Ladies' College, Cheltenham. BURLEY, Millicent Le Gay, Mount School, York. CHALMERS, Julia, private tuition. Chew, Lizzie Bithiah, Milton Mount. CLARKE, Georgiana Beatrice, North London Collegiate School. CLAY, Beatrice Elizabeth, Notting Hill High School. Conan, Josephine, North London Collegiate School. COOPER, Sarah Harriett Phillips, Ladies' College Cheltenham. Curtis, Ellen Harriet, Ipswich High School. DAVIES, Lilian Louisa, Milton Mount. Dove, Emily Louisa, St. Andrew's School. DUNCAN, Jessie Anne, North London Collegiate School. FARRAND, Isabella Ann Duncan, Mount School, York. FOSTER, Louisa Mary, Ladies' College, Cheltenham. GARDNER, Edith, Wyggeston School, Leicester. GREEN, Anita Mary, Ladies' College, Cheltenham. HAMER, Margaret, North London Collegiate School. HEALING, Gertrude Emily, Holton, Louisa Buchanan, Woolston High School and private
tuition. HUTCHIN, Sarah Annie Laura, Milton Mount. JACKSON, Emily Lewis, Ladies' College, Cheltenham. JAMES, Ethel, Johnson, Florence Sophia, JORDAN, Edith Hannah, Edgbaston High School and Mason
College. KLUGH, Alice Hannah, Ladies' College, Cheltenham. LINACRE, Emily Marian, Sheffield High School. LONGWILL, Ellen Wood, Milton Mount. MIDDLEMASS, Ethel Hume, Ladies' College, Cheltenham. MOFFETT, Caroline Agnes, Milton Mount. MONK, Edith Mary, Ladies' College, Cheltenham. NEWBERY, Ada Jane, Bedford College. NICHOLSON, Christiana Havercroft, Milton Mount. PARKER, Alice, Ladies' College, Hereford, and Church of England
PERRIN, Ellen, High School, Gravesend, and private tuition.
private tuition. ROCKE, Marion, Ladies' College, Cheltenham. RODDY, Mary Eliza, North London Collegiate School, Wyggeston
School and private tuition. Rowles, Fanny Austen, Wyggeston School and private tuition. SCATTERGOOD, Margaret Ellen, Ladies' College, Cheltenham. SHALDERS, Lucy Mary, Ipswich High School. SIORDET, Constance Stainforth, Sheffield High School and Firth
College. STURGE, Mary Darby, Edgbaston High School, Mason College and
WOLSELEY-LEWIS, Mary, Ladies' College, Cheltenham.
COLLIER, Elizabeth Stansfield, private tuition.
SCIENCE AND ARTS EXAMINATIONS.
In the Preliminary Scientific (M.B.) Examination, the first division of the pass list contains the names of Isabel Clare Evans, Mason College, Birmingham; and Isabella Macdonald, University College, and private tuition.
The pass list of the Intermediate Examination in Arts contains the following ladies' names : Louisa Brown, Cheltenham; A. B. Clark, Edinburgh Association for the University Education of Women ; Annie Dawe, Bedford College; E. S. Dawes, Bedford College; M. E. Findley, private reading; E. J. S. Fripp, North London Collegiate Schools for Girls ; E. A. Jackson, North London Collegiate School; A. L. Lawrence, Notting Hill and
Bedford College ; Louisa Macdonal, University College ; H. E. Macklin, Bedford College; M. J. Mason, Bedford College; H. Pattinson, University College; E. G. Poole, Cheltenham ; E. M. Pope, private study; C. Rickett, Bedford; Alice S. Smith, Bedford, and L. B. Spencer.
CRYSTAL PALACE SCHOOL OF ART.-The award for water colour painting, &c., has been given to Mrs. E. Milner; the certificate to Miss S. Horton, to whom the scholarship in art was adjudged; the medal for water colour painting to Miss Jane M. Bethune; the certificate to Miss L. Newall; the prizes for drawing from the antique to Miss Flood Page; the certificate for drawing from the life to Miss Norton.
At the recent examination of the students at the Crystal Palace School of Art, the musical scholarship was awarded to Miss A. Ferrier; and the scholarship in modern languages to Miss Atkins.
KINDERGARTEN TRAINING COLLEGE, 31, TAVISTOCK PLACE, W.C., PRINCIPAL, Miss LAWRENCE.—A scholarship of the value of £20 for two years, is offered to a student entering the Kindergarten Training College next September, who must have passed either the Oxford or Cambridge Senior Local Exaroination. Applications, with all particulars stated, to be made before July the 24th, to the hon. secretary, Miss Hart, 86, Hamilton Terrace, N.W. The Council of the Kindergarten College will award the scholarship according to the position attained by the Candidates in the above-nained University examinations.
OPENING OF NEW GIRLS' SCHOOLS AT BEDFORD.
On July 20th the ceremony of opening the High and Modern Schools for Girls at Bedford took place in buildings recently erected under the Harpur Trust, in accordance with the provisions of the new scheme of 1872. Famous already for its public schools for boys, which by the cheapness and excellence of the education afforded, have led to so many migrations of families from all parts of England, the town of Bedford has taken a new departure in the establishment of schools for girls which already promise to be equally attractive and successful. The scheme having been sanctioned