St Zephyrinus, pope and martyr, 219. St Gelasinus, martyr, 297. St Genesius (a comedian), martyr, end of 3d century. St Genesius of Arles, martyr.
Died. – Lopez Felix de la Vega, Spanish poet and dramatist, 1635, Madrid; Christopher Christian Sturm, author of the reflections, 1786; Karl Theodor Körner, martial lyrist, killed, 1813; Dr Adam Clarke, eminent divine and author, 1832, Haydon Hall, Middlesex; Louis Philippe, ex-king of France, 1850, Claremont, Surrey.
On this Day in Other Sources.
On the 25th of August the Estates met and adopted the Confession of Faith drawn up by John Knox, and abjured the authority of the pope. Thus was accomplished the Reformation of 1560.
– A History of Scotland, Chapter XIII.
Buchanan supposed, with the most egregious blunder, that the Parliament met on the 25th of August , instead of the 15th of December; and insisted, that this assembly was so numerous, that no one could remember such a concourse. Keith charges this writer with two wretched defects, inaccuracy, and infidelity, which are the more reprehensible, says he, as this historian was then at Edinburgh: But, Keith did not advert, with sufficient precision, that Buchanan wrote falsehood, deliberately, for the purpose of deception.
– Life of Mary, pp.184-206.
These negotiations, and intrigues, led on to the demission of Shrewsbury, and the appointment of Sadler, as the warden of Mary, with Somer for his assistant, in August 1584. Sir Ralph, though appointed, for a particular emergency, continued, in his uneasy charge, for eight months, from August 1584 to April 1585: But, he was so disgusted, by Elizabeth’s penury, and so harassed, by her jealousy, that, losing all patience, he besought Burghley, and Walsingham, in the bowels of Jesus Christ, to relieve him; as he would rather be a prisoner for life, in the Tower, than continue, in so disgustful a service. He arrived at Sheffield, on the 25th of August; and Shrewsbury informed him, that in pursuance of Elizabeth’s orders, he had resolved to remove the Scotish Queen, from Sheffield to Wingfield, on the 27th of the same month.
– Life of Mary, pp.281-293.
Taken seriatim, the records of the Tolbooth contain volumes of entries made in the following brief fashion:-
“- Aug. 25 . – The Provost of Kirkcudbright; banished for keeping his house during a tumult.”
– Old and New Edinburgh, pp.123-138.
On 25th August 1712, the Faculty appointed the Professors [from Glasgow University] within two days to give in an account of their way of teaching and managing their several provinces, in order to the amendment of anything that may be amiss or defective. The reports made by the Professors, though they have not been found by the present writer, fortunately did not escape the notice of a previous labourer in the same field They contain a precise statement of the manner of teaching each class at that time.1
– Sketches, pp.220-253.
1 Duncan’s Literary History of Glasgow, p. 112.
The change from the old academic economy has been gradual. For more than a century after Hugh Rose had occupied his simply furnished apartment, the students continued to lodge in chambers within the walls of the College, and to take their meals in the College hall; but as no imperative rule prevented those who pleased from having lodgings in the town, a class of boarding-houses seems to have grown up, which were preferred by the young men to the restraint of a college life; and the change was not discouraged by the masters. Gradually the number remaining within the College diminished, till, in 1788, the masters withdrew the salary which had hitherto induced the Economus to give his attention to the domestic arrangements of the College;1 and, in the beginning of the present century, the ancient and honoured collegiate practice disappeared. It may be impossible to return to it, with the altered numbers of students, and after so long an interval; but some change, which should bring the students more under the master’s eye, and establish something of a domestic relation between the teachers and the taught, would be of more importance in our Scotch Universities than any improvement in the mere teaching of classes.
1 Minutes of Senatus, 25th August 1779… Some few students lived in College down to 1820.
The back of the memorial reads:
IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF
THE OFFICERS AND MEN FROM
THE GLASGOW FIRE SERVICE
WHO DIED TRAGICALLY AND HEROICALLY
WHILST RESCUING A COLLEAGUE
AT A WAREHOUSE FIRE IN
ON THE 25TH AUGUST 1972
DIVISIONAL OFFICER ANDREW P. QUINN
LEADING FIREMAN ALASTAIR CROFTS
FIREMAN IAIN R. BERMINGHAM
FIREMAN ALLAN FINLAY
FIREMAN WILLIAM MCL. HOOPER
FIREMAN DUNCAN A. MCMILLAN
FIREMAN JAMES W. ROOK