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By Terrot Reaveley Glover

ISBN-10: 1108002560

ISBN-13: 9781108002561

First released in 1943, T. R. Glover's memories of his Cambridge global depict college existence within the overdue 19th century. on reflection over the centuries of Cambridge, Glover describes how the college and its faculties first got here into being - a end result, he says, of 'the interaction of human wishes, human passions and human hopes.' He recollects the vibrant characters he met, from his teach at St John's university - 'at as soon as a fear and a pride' - to the numerous amazing students and academics who trained and inspired him. Glover captures the essence of undergraduate existence as he knew it, which possibly, as he says, had now not essentially replaced in 3 centuries. This publication presents a desirable glimpse right into a bygone age that allows you to nonetheless resonate with the trendy reader.

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Gardiner was severe in his treatment of St John's and Trinity. Ascham says, and Caius confirms it, that Cambridge reached its lowest under the Catholic regime. A. 3 Learning does not go comfortably with reaction, as Cambridge learnt again in the eighteenth century. John Caius, however, came back and refounded Gonville Hall—a Papist physician and a personality. The deaf, the dumb, the deformed and the lame, he debarred from scholarships in his College—and with them the Welshman. Somehow Cambridge has never had many Welshmen.

I had written him about his article on the hephthemimeral pause in the Latin hexameter. I won't explain it here, but it was a signal study. 'However,' he 38 Classical wrote, 'xcupeTco. I am full up with history work these 14 or 15 months past' (those who read his Roman History will believe it). 'Keep your pecker up', he went on; 'soon contigerit Geticis melior fortuna colonis, tuque Tomitanae pars bona plebis eris. -Sept. Hie pessimi exempli, ut mos est, omnia. Felix qui non adsis aut haec foprucwTara videas.

The book was new, a fresh inquiry made by a really alert mind, a man who knew quite well what he was doing and was equal to it. It came out at a bad time, and the publisher put a tremendous price on it. As Sir Joshua Reynolds said, you can't be sure how a book will be taken, and in those days publishers were apt to be gloomy about the prospects of books and authors; 'it is nought, it is nought', saith the buyer. Heitland said afterwards that he would gladly have made a considerable contribution in cash to the cost of production to have secured the sale of the book at a lower price.

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