Sicut Columbae; Fifty Years Of S. Peter's, Radley

Paperback | June 26, 2012

byThomas Digby Raikes

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...In 1875, the first of the second generation, the son of an old Radleian, came to the School. Since that time there have always been several such; occasionally as much as ten per cent, of the School. The numbers ultimately exceeded 140. No great event of importance occurred before the end of Mr. Martin's Wardenship, except a serious outbreak of illness, which, nevertheless, resulted in improved sanitation, as before noted. There were, however, other seeds of decay, more serious even than illness. Once or twice boys received from other schools without sufficient enquiry, introduced a new and undesirable element. There were others, not boys, who hardly appreciated Radley principles; who had in fact mistaken, perhaps not their vocation, but their sphere of work. Radley became 'a house divided against itself,' and the relaxation of discipline, and the want of unanimity was greatly deplored by the better boys themselves, as well as by old Radleians. At one Prize-giving it is said that an open outbreak was barely avoided. Certainly there were broken desks in School and other wilful damage, betokening something wrong in the morals of the School. In 1879 there was calm after storm. But the mischief was done. Public confidence had been shaken, and the numbers fell rapidly. Mr. Martin could not but be conscious that there was personal opposition to himself, which was likely to continue as long as he continued in office. In the autumn of 1879 he accepted a College living. It is not within the scope of this work to enter into the internal history of the College. It would be presumptuous on the part of the writer to apportion praise and blame. But it must be said that the position of Warden of Radley for more than twenty years after Dr. Sewell's departure was...

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...In 1875, the first of the second generation, the son of an old Radleian, came to the School. Since that time there have...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:June 26, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217049109

ISBN - 13:9780217049108

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