The Ancient Ways; Winchester Fifty Years Ago

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byWilliam Tuckwell

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE ANCIENT WAYS CHAPTER I THE CANDLESTICK "The fatal morn arrives, and oh! To school the blubbering boy must go." B1shop Shuttle Worth. Through Roundell Palmer's charming lines on the four hundred and fiftieth birthday of his old school, there runs a note of rejoicing in its unchangeableness. The world around had moved, but Winchester still spoke the old words and trod in the ancient ways. In this, its five-hundredth anniversary, the jubilation loses something of its force. n The scholar of half a century ago, visiting his boyish haunts, finds many an old surrounding swept away. The constitution of his college is recast, its numbers doubled, "school" and "chambers" as he knew them are gone, white ties and bands are modernised, the black-gowned troop of brothers has ceased to climb St. Catharine's steep, and troops past Wykeham's tomb more rarely than of yore; a host of time-consecrated observances, picturesque it may be and suggestive, not seldom brutal and absurd, yet combining to create a Wykehamic r/dos distinctive and unique above that of other public schools, are honoured only in the breach to-day. Belonging to a generation which was nurtured in these rude experiences,, and which the fleeting years must ere long wholly disarray, I have attempted to record in a form biographic and descriptive, for the benefit of younger Wykehamists--for the amusement possibly of an outside public-- some details of a vanished past. I became virtually a scholar of Winchester at three days old. My father, playing whist in New College common room, was congratulated on the birth of his son. "Yes," said he jestingly, "and how pleasant if one of you some ten or twelve years hence were to nominate him on the foundation at Winchester." A Mr. Giffbrd who was present took him at his w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE ANCIENT WAYS CHAPTER I THE CANDLESTICK "The fatal morn arrives, and oh! To school the blubbering boy must go." B1shop Shuttle Wor...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217568122

ISBN - 13:9780217568128

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