COURSE OF BOSTON LATIN SCHOOL JUST BEFORE THE REVOLUTION
"The pupils entered at the age of seven, having already learned to read English.
"First year: Cheever's Accidence, a small nomenclature, Corderius' Colloquies.
"Second year: Æsop's Fables, Eutropius, Ward's Lilly's Grammar.
"Third year: Eutropius and Grammar continued, Clarke's Introduction to Writing Latin.
"During these three years the pupils spent the hour from eleven to twelve each day in a writing school, in which arithmetic was studied as far as the 'rule of three' (simple proportion).
"Fourth year: Subjects of the third year continued, Cæsar's Commentaries, Making Latin.
"Fifth year: Tully's Orations, Making Latin.
"Sixth year: The first books of Virgil Æneid with Trappe and Dryden translation, Making Latin, Ward's Greek Grammar, Greek Testament with Beza's Latin translation.
"Seventh year: Horace, Latin verse composition with the Gradus ad Parnassum, five or six books of Homer's Iliad with Clarke's translation. ( Ovid Metamorphoses, Virgil Georgics, and something of Xenophon were read by some classes.)"2
CURRICULUM OF THE ST. LOUIS HIGH SCHOOL
"General Statement of the High School Course of Study.
"At least twenty recitations a week are required in every course; work additional to that required by any course may be taken only with the permission of the principal. One hundred recitations in a single study, with a satisfactory record, constitute one point in any course. Not less than thirty-two such points are required for graduation in any course, and eight of these thirty-two points must be made on the studies of each year, whatever course be taken. In studies that occupy one or more years of any course, no credit is allowed for less than one year's work satisfactorily completed. Fractional credit is allowed on studies which do not occupy sufficient time to constitute full points.
"The studies prescribed for all pupils are English, history, algebra,____________________