DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES AT THE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTION, LIVERPOOL. -- The ceremony of distributing the prizes to the successful pupils at the Collegiate Institution, took place on Tuesday last. The Theatre in every part was crowded, upwards of 300 persons including the pupils being present. Shortly after twelve o'clock the Lord Bishop entered, accompanied by the Mayor, the Rectors, and a great body of the clergy of the town and neighbourhood, together with the Principal of the Institution, the Rev. W. J. CONYBEARE, the Vice-Principals, the Rev. Dr. BOOTH, and the Rev. J. H. BROWN, and many of the other officers and teachers. The proceedings having been commenced with the singing of venite exultemus, the Lord Bishop briefly expressed a hope that no one would suppose, that, by the distribution of prizes, the committee desired to encourage anything like a false or improper emulation. They were simply rewarding talent united with industry; and when their much valued Principal should have brought forward the young persons who had succeeded in the race they had been running, he should consider them as those whom God had gifted with ability, and had used that ability for the purpose for which it was designed, and fulfilled the will of their Maker, by adding industry and diligence to the abilities he had bestowed. The Principal then called upon Master FARRAR, son of the Rev. Abraham FARRAR, Wesleyan Methodist minister, and superintendent of the Liverpool north circuit, to receive the senior divinity medal of the Upper School. He said he had much pleasure in presenting him to his lordship for this prize. He had obtained a number of prizes the last half year, and he had been equally industrious this. He had the greater satisfaction in presenting him, because he was one of those whom he should have to present on a more solemn occasion next year, as candidate for confirmation. Master FARRAR then received his prize, and remained upon the platform to be again presented with Master A. WILSON, the former for the senior historical, and the latter for the senior mathematical medal. Master FARRAR, ANDREW, WILSON, RIDLEY, senior, HYNDE, and CLARE, were next called upon to receive rewards as the head boys in their respective classes in the Upper School, the first having obtained the Egerton scholarship, and the others prizes of books. The books having been distributed, the boys retired, loudly cheered, as was their successors, on their descent from the platform.
The Principal then read over the names of those to whom prizes had been awarded in the Upper School. Master W. G. WILKS was then called up to receive the senior divinity medal in the Middle School. The following boys were next presented: -- J. K. LEATHER, for the head master's mathematical prize; W. G. WILKS, for the first geographical and historical prize; and E. A. PEARCE, for the first French medal. The boys who were at the heads of their respective classes in the Middle School were next presented. Master C. SEDDON being the successful candidate for the Potter Scholarship. The principal then read over the remainder of the list of the Middle School. Master JORDAN received the senior divinity prize in the Lower School. To Masters ROBERTS, ROBINSON, and MILLER, were severally presented the first historical, the first arithmetical, and the first penmanship prizes. Master YATES, CANDLIN, GRAY, BRAZENDALE, TAYLOR, and WRIGHT, received prizes as heads of their respective classes -- the first, the certificate of the Molyneux scholarship, the others, books. The names of the recipients of the other prizes were read over. The distribution having been completed, the Lord Bishop, who made short but exceedingly appropriate addresses in presenting the several prizes, proceeded to address the auditors in general. He said the Institution seemed to have grown up without any childhood, but to have gone beyond youth, and reached at once the vigour of manhood, with the discretion and judgment that belonged to man. He concluded by expressing his sincere hope as it had begun so it would proceed, a greater and a greater blessing to the inhabitants of Liverpool and the neighbourhood, and especially to parents, who would enjoy all the benefits of an excellent public education, together with the advantages belonging to private superintendence. Jubilat Deo, and the National Anthe, were then sung, after which, the Rev. J. BROOKS, Rector of Liverpool, who announced that in the morning and evening schools of the Institution there were 1030 persons receiving instruction, concluded by proposing a vote of thanks to the Bishop. The Re. H. M'Neile seconded the motion, which was carried by acclamation. His lordship returned thanks and dismissed the assembly with his blessing. The boys who had not been presented with their prizes remained behind to receive the. -- Liverpool Paper.