Great English Schools

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N. Douglas, 1925 - 304 pages

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Page 169 - This Book of Articles before rehearsed is again approved, and allowed to be holden and executed within the realm, by the assent and consent of our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, of England, France, and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c.
Page 274 - ... water — who might not speak to him; or of the beadle, who came twice a week to call him out to receive his periodical chastisement...
Page 272 - I have been called out of my bed, and waked for the purpose, in the coldest winter nights— and this not once, but night after night— in my shirt, to receive the discipline of a leathern thong, with eleven other sufferers, because it pleased my callow overseer, when there has been any talking heard after we were gone to bed, to make the six last beds in the dormitory, where the youngest children of us slept...
Page 73 - Where the king took displeasure, she would mitigate and appease his mind ; where men were out of favour, she would bring them in his grace...
Page 126 - Parish, so many Foreigners as the whole number may be well taught and applied, and the place can conveniently contain, by the judgment and discretion of the Governors. And of the Foreigners he may take such stipend and wages as he can get, except that they be of the kindred of John Articles Lyon, the Founder.
Page 271 - ... to his father, the coachman. One thing, however, I know to be certain, and it is the noblest of all : namely, that the boys themselves (at least it was so in my time) had no sort of feeling of the difference of one another's ranks out of doors. The cleverest boy was the noblest, let his father be who he might.
Page 277 - The devil is tying a knot in my leg ! Mark, Luke, and John, unloose it, I beg! — Crosses three, &c. And really upon getting out of bed, where the cramp most frequently occurred, pressing the sole of the foot on the cold floor, and then repeating this charm with the acts configurative...
Page 271 - ... with an air of ineffable endurance. Often he did not hear at all. It was a joke with us, when any of our friends came to the door, and we asked his permission to go to them, to address him with some preposterous question wide of the mark ; to which he used to assent. We would say, for instance, " Are you not a great fool, sir?" or, " Isn't your daughter a pretty girl?" to which he would reply,
Page 51 - In the name of the HOLY and UNDIVIDED TRINITY, FATHER, SON, and HOLY GHOST, one GOD, Blessed for ever.
Page 271 - Now and then a boy of a noble family may be met with, and he is reckoned an interloper, and against the charter ; but the sons of poor gentry and London citizens abound; and with them an equal share is given to the sons of tradesmen of the very humblest description, not omitting servants. I would not take my oath — but...

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