Home » Annals of an Eton House, with Some Notes on the Evans Family by Ernest Gambier-Parry
Annals of an Eton House, with Some Notes on the Evans Family Ernest Gambier-Parry

Annals of an Eton House, with Some Notes on the Evans Family

Ernest Gambier-Parry

Published May 18th 2012
ISBN : 9780217172172
Paperback
280 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...with their names, and a pretentious mottoMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...with their names, and a pretentious motto on the top. Nor is this to be wondered at. The copies were absurdly hard. I was in Remove when just thirteen, and remember being set an original copy of Alcaics, to be done without a word of help, never having touched an Alcaic before. Next morning it was a positive relief to find that an attack of mumps had set in. This was in October 68. Passage football was not uncommon. Many of us used to play twice in the day and for an hour and a half in the evening- a sort of embryonic Wall game, amazingly hot and dusty. Nor can I recall that this was thought to be an undesirable expenditure of energy. Those, however, who wished to work contrived to do so amid the noisiest racket. The conscientious boys in Remove--among whom I may mention the late H. P. Currie, afterwards Principal of See Memoir by the Rev. the Hon. G. S. Talbot, Bishop of Rochester, in Modern Poets of Faith, Doubt and Paganism, by A. T. Lyttelton. ETON STORIES 227 Wells Theological College--would spend two and a half hours over one Ode of Horace which the ordinary boy learnt with a crib in one-fifth of the time. There was little dishonest work except in verses, but I cannot say public opinion was very robust on the subject. In another department of social life petty larceny was rampant. No boys order of butter was safe in his room unless he hid it away in his wardrobe among his clean shirts. Books and umbrellas were lifted remorselessly, and lost without the least disquiet. On the somewhat rare occasions when things were fairly quiet after tea, the one unfailing pastime Masters for a good two hours at a stretch. A peculiarity of our social life at my Dames was the practice of the Lower-boys going out into the fields and commo...