By Terrot Reaveley Glover

First released in 1943, T. R. Glover's recollections of his Cambridge global depict collage existence within the overdue 19th century. in retrospect over the centuries of Cambridge, Glover describes how the collage 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 train at St John's collage - 'at as soon as a fear and a pride' - to the numerous striking students and lecturers who expert and motivated 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 e-book presents a desirable glimpse right into a bygone age that allows you to nonetheless resonate with the trendy reader.

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The delegates decided in favour of the Chancellor—a decision of more permanent value than the documents on which it was based. 2 Meanwhile the other great movement toward the College system was in progress. Without Colleges the medieval University was naturally not very like the one we know, and its students had different loyalties, and different habits of life. They came from anywhere and everywhere—wandering, begging and fighting. Sometimes a' fetcher' went round a district and brought in a batch together.

A letter was written to Lord Arlington, enclosing the one with his signature, and an apology from Mr Lewis Maidwell of St John's, stating that he had acted 'not out of any ill intention, but to make sport with the saide Stephen Perry'. A. degree a year later, it looks as if the Master's view prevailed. One can hardly imagine King Charles perturbed about the affair. The undergraduate hoax is always with us—did not a certain Mayor of Cambridge entertain the Sultan of Zanzibar once, though another Sultan of Zanzibar of at least equal authenticity stayed in London that day?

She was right in both particulars. Our relations began with storm. In the summer of 1888 a Bristol friend, a member of Clare and afterwards professor at Bristol University, was going to Cambridge and offered to see Heitland about the rooms I might have that October. George Hare Leonard was one of the most delightful men I have known, whichever way you took him. This is what followed—a letter from Heitland about his visitor—' I had to get rid of him in a hurry' (you may be sure he did) 'and I trust I gave no offence' (I think Leonard was more amused than offended; that sort of thing happened).

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