A History of Marlborough College During Fifty Years, from Its Foundation to the Present Time

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Page 45 - Hertford, fitted or to shine in courts With unaffected grace, or walk the plain With innocence and meditation join'd In soft assemblage, listen to my song, Which thy own Season paints ; when Nature all Is blooming and benevolent, like thee.
Page 44 - THE thresher Duck could o'er the queen prevail, The proverb says, " no fence against a flail." From threshing corn he turns to thresh his brains ; For which her majesty allows him grains : Though 'tis confest, that those, who ever saw His poems, think them all not worth a straw ! Thrice happy Duck, employed in threshing stubble, Thy toil is lessen'd, and thy profits double.
Page 138 - I could not accept office on such terms, that the school I hoped to govern was a public school, not a private one, and I would try to govern it by means of prefects. The school knows now how matters stand. They must either submit to the prefects or be reduced to the level of a private school and have their freedom ignominiously curtailed. The prefects are and shall be, as long as I am head, the governors of the school. As soon as I see that this is impracticable, I shall resign2.
Page 203 - ... his duty, and if the captain was satisfied, he said that the whole ship's company might grumble. As for the master, he said, the man was very well, but having been brought up in a collier, he could not be expected to be very refined ; in fact, he observed, pulling up his shirt collar — it was impossible ' to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
Page 48 - Forest to Devizes the roads are dreadful, and the hollows have from twelve to sixteen feet of snow. ' His Grace the Duke of Wellington arrived at Marlborough on Monday evening in his travelling carriage and four, with outriders. It was understood his Grace was journeying to the mansion of the Duke of Beaufort, to attend at the marriage ceremony to give away the daughter of the late Duke of Beaufort to Mr. Codrington, son of Sir Bethel. His Grace was anxious to pass onward from Marlborough directly...
Page 44 - From threshing corn, he turns to thresh his brains, For which her Majesty allows him grains ; Though 'tis confest, that those who ever saw His poems, think them all not worth a straw. Thrice happy Duck ! employ'd in threshing stubble^ Thy toil is lessen'd, and thy profits double.
Page 140 - ... church, commonly known as the White School House. While he was in England, circumstances arose in which it was necessary he should produce a baptismal certificate. This was impossible at the time. Under the guidance and tutorship of the Rev. Henry Henn, MA, Fellow of Cambridge University, England, it was decided that the only way out of the difficulty was to have another baptism, the Rev. Henry Henn, and Rev. Chas. Priff to be godfathers, on condition that the name of "Brant" be taken as part...
Page 47 - I beg leave to inform the publick that I have fitted up the Castle at Marlborough in the most genteel and commodious manner and opened it as an inn where the nobility and gentry may depend on the best accommodation and treatment, the favour of whose company will be always gratefully acknowledged by their most obedient servant George Smith, late of the Artillery Giound.
Page 138 - I would allow no boy to go out except in pairs under a master. I told them I could not accept office on such terms, that the school I hoped to govern was a public school, not a private one, and I would try to govern it by means of prefects.
Page 44 - The thresher Duck could o'er the queen prevail; The proverb says, " No fence against a flail," From threshing corn he turns to thresh his brains, For which her majesty allows him grains. Though 'tis confess'd, that those who ever saw His poems, think them all not worth a straw. Thrice happy Duck, employed in threshing stubble! Thy toil is lessened, and thy profits double.

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