132 History of Wake Forest College the service he attained the rank of adjutant and served until the end of the War. Soon after the War he took up his interrupted education, entering the University of Virginia, and from this institution he graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Literature in 1870. After his graduation he complemented his education by several months' travel in Europe. He was elected to be "Assistant Professor of Languages," "it being left to his option to enter upon his duties at the beginning of the first or second term of the session." He was at the College and took up his work on September 15, 1870.2 In the catalogues of the College for 1870-71 to 1879-80 he is described as "Professor of Latin and German"; for 1880-81 to 1882-83, as "Professor of Latin"; for 1883- 84 and 1884-85, as "Professor of Latin and Moral Philosophy"; for 1885-86 to 1915-16, as "Professor of Moral Philosophy." He was further described as "President," 1884-85 to 1904-05.3 Here it may be well to give a general review of Dr. Taylor as instructor. He first gained reputation as a teacher of extraordinary ability in his classes in Latin. Among his students the first year were many who in one way or another have become widely known, such men as A. C. Dixon, D. A. Covington, John E. Ray and R. T. Vann. They and other students of his classes in these years used to delight in telling anecdotes illustrative of his insistence upon grammatical accuracy in translation and his drilling in fundamentals .4 Owing to one feature of this insistence ――――――― 2 Judge E. W. Timberlake used to tell how he and some companions met Dr. Taylor with bag in hand coming from Forestville, the day of his arrival, and how they scanned him and remarked to one another, "This is the Professor of Latin." 3 Beginning with the catalogue of 1871-72, Dr. Taylor, with a touch of pride in the institution had inserted after his name and degree ("Univ. of Va."). It was many years before designation of institutions were made after the names and degrees of other professors. 4 "Mr. Vann, what case is oot(ut)?" "I do not see any such word as cot,' Professor." "The first word after ‘contendit,' Mr. Vann." "Oh, I see, you mean `ut'; I never heard it call 'oot' before. Why `ut' hasn't got any case; it is a conjunction, introducing the purpose clause." "Yes sir, but it is an old form of the ablative."