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THE Warden of New College, Oxford, in a recent address, remarked that "it is the smile, the personality, the sympathy of the teacher, that make for success in teaching," and it is the possession of these undefinable characteristics that has secured for the Master of Trinity Hall the affection and grateful remembrance not only of Cambridge law students, but of a multitude of others who have come under his genial and inspiring influence.
After a brief course of study at University College, London, and afterwards at Leipsic, Dr. Bond entered Trinity Hall in October, 1873. He was elected a scholar of the College in June, 1875 In the same year he was awarded the Members' English Essay Prize, the subject being "German influence on English Literature." He was Senior in the Law Tripos of 1876, Mr. Thornely, another distinguished member of the College, subsequently Fellow and History Lecturer, being bracketed second in the First Class with Mr. John Mews, of Trinity College, a name familiar to the legal profession as one of the few men who have found English law digestible.
In 1877 Dr. Bond was awarded the Chancellor's Medal for English Law, and in the same year was placed second in the First Class of the History Tripos, Mr. Thornely heading the list on this
This tale of achievement is sufficiently impressive, but it represents one side only of Dr. Bond's varied activities during his undergraduate career.