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A Visit To Eton

Auhtor: Elizabeth Gaskell

Language: english

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Review by C. F. Hill, April 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Visit To Eton':

... I do not altogether approve of but perhaps a visit to the College, with you at my side to explain all we see, may remove my prejudices. ...
... is a bright morning, and we have nothing else to do. Agreed, said I and before half an hour was over we were making our way to the ...
... shouting Windsor so after waking F - - , we walked down towards the College together. We entered the schoolyard not a soul was to be seen, ...
... it is hardly visible. The buildings before us were erected a few years ago for the accommodation of those on the foundation they appear very comfortable. ...
... been made in the chapel, but I was not prepared for such a striking effect as now presented itself. The choir had been greatly enlarged, and new stalls ...
... As I gazed upon these, I called to mind the following words from one of the addresses of the excellent head-master of my day, delivered during Lent in ...
... regard our second parent with feelings almost akin to those which unite us with home and all its associations? And now, said I to my companion, ...
... the wall, telling his various news to a group of youthful listeners, or answering their numerous questions without the slightest hesitation, whether the ...
... yes, sir to be sure, sir. I was just telling this young gentleman, sir, of the great hit you made in the cricket-match at Lord's, some years ago, sir. ...
... - not in age or bodily strength, but in mental qualifications. This authority, of which there are various grades, and to which all rise in their turn, ...
... pleading as their excuse the example of their former masters! Of course there are exceptions to every rule doubtless there are ...
... him kind to his inferiors if, on the contrary, he be of a rougher and harder temper, the remembrance of what he has himself undergone will embitter ...
... Let us attend the afternoon service in the chapel and then go to hear the debate in The Eton Society. What is the nature of The Eton ...
... who perfectly agreed with the honourable member who had opened the debate, etc. etc. I was very much amused by one short stumpy fellow, who advanced ...
... orators? I inquired of F - - , as we walked down stairs together. I think most of them spoke very well. One or two of them, however, ...
... has made me cease to wonder at the well known elegance of Eton scholarship. But what has struck me particularly is, that the boys appear so gentlemanlike ...
... strong in the breast of one brought up at this school. Those who have long since entered on life, whose hearts have been seared with the cares and trials ...
... of the Missionary Bishop surrounded by the savages whom he has Christianized, thankful that God's kingdom has been so extended, but thankful too that ...
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