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chair. Manly had his Bachelor's degree from Georgetown College,
Kentucky, and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the
University of Leipsic. He was sprung from a strong and well known
North Carolina family, one branch of which has been prominent in
Baptist affairs. He was an ordained minister of the gospel; he had won
his university degree in Philosophy, not in Latin which he was to
teach at Wake Forest, for it was hard for the Trustees of the College to
learn that for efficient teaching one must have special training in the
subject he teaches. Accordingly Manly entered on his work with the
handicap of insufficient preparation for it, which he did not entirely
remove during his four years at Wake Forest. His resignation,
however, was unrelated to his conduct of his department. He did not
materially change the course of study in Latin which he found on
coming to Wake Forest. It was a three-year course, built on one year
of preparatory work, and beginning with Caesar De Bello Gallico. His
assistants were those mentioned for the School of Greek. His
successor was George W. Greene who remained at the College only
one year, 1890-91, when he resigned to become a missionary to
Canton, China. Greene was a graduate of the College with the degree
of Bachelor of Arts in 1870, an ordained minister of the gospel and a
full graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He had
had much success as principal of Moravian Falls Academy, 1877-90.
He was an able linguist and a master of a good English style, but he
remained at the College too short a time to establish the character,
good or bad, of his instruction. He was succeeded in 1891 by J. B.
Carlyle, who was an able student in Latin and Greek, and had won the
Latin medal in 1886, and the Silcox Greek Medal in 1887 against
strong contestants. Coming to the College in 1888 as Assistant
Professor of Latin and Greek he had proved an excellent teacher, very
popular both on the Campus and off of it because of his zeal for the
welfare of the College and his personal interest in the students. He
improved his department by advancing the entrance requirements at
first not less than two
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