Augustus Austen Leigh, Provost Of King's College, Cambridge; A Record Of College Reform

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byWilliam Austen-leigh

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX TUTOR The early years of Augustus Austen Leigh's administration at King's were also the closing years of his home life at Bray. The severing of these ties meant more to him than it does to many others, for the members of his family had always kept--as indeed they continued to keep, even after the home was broken up--unusually close to each other. It was the tradition of the family, especially on his mother's side, to preserve their home-centres. His parents knew no pleasure equal to that of having as many as possible of their children around them, and they had the means of doing this oftener than many parents have. None of the sons were soldiers or sailors, none had sought their fortunes in India or the Colonies. Augustus's eldest brother was at this time the only one of his generation who was married; the sisters remained at home, and the extreme limits of the settlements made by the brothers extended only from Sussex through London and Eton to Cambridge. In the summer of 1874 he had been with one of his sisters to the Engadine. Thence he returned to Cambridge to work, for in the following spring he was to examine for the first time in the Classical Tripos. But he went home for a few days on August 29, 'and I am glad I did,' he says, 'for it was the last time I ever saw my father alive. He was quite well then, and preached on the Sunday morning as vigorously as ever, and on Monday, August 31, when five of us went to play a cricket match v. John Hawtrey's School (i.e. the masters and their friends) near Slough, he drove over and enjoyed--as he always did--seeing his sons play. And it so happened that we had a very exciting match. They got us out for ninety-eight, and then got eighty runs themselves before their fourth wicket fell; but we got th...

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX TUTOR The early years of Augustus Austen Leigh's administration at King's were also the closing years of his home l...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217684777

ISBN - 13:9780217684774

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