Catalogue of the First Exhibition of Portraits in the Cambridge Antiquarian Society's Collection: And Cambridge Caricatures to 1840, Held in the Fitzwilliam Museum, May and June, 1908

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Page 40 - ... taking off his hat most respectfully, said, " I think, my Lord, I am entitled to the half-crown !" The next time the Bishop met Jemmy, he took an opportunity of proving to him that there was no great difference of opinion between them respecting Mr. Beverley. For many years this extraordinary character infested the streets, swearing and blaspheming in the most horrible manner ; the magistrates not interfering, from a reluctance to expose themselves to his violent and abusive language. At length...
Page 37 - Craven, he was elected master; and in 1820, he was appointed to the deanery of Ely, by Lord Liverpool. During the long period of sixty years, he passed the chief part of his time in college. And, it may be confidently affirmed that,' during at least half of that time, no one possessed so much influence in the University as lie did.
Page 40 - ... good-looking man, but his habits were low and profligate. I do not recollect ever to have met him in a party at Trinity Hall, or any other College ; he had, however, his friends in the University, and to all those parties his cousin Jemmy was always a welcome guest, for he sang a good song, told a good story, had Horace at his fingers' ends, and was in the habit of quoting him with considerable effect. Though Gordon realized but little by his profession, yet, as his father made him a handsome...
Page 33 - Farmer, that an unfavourable opinion may be formed of him as a country curate ; but the truth is, that most of the churches within ten miles of Cambridge were served by Fellows of colleges. In some cases the curate hastened back to dine in hall; there were others who undertook two or three services ; so that, upon the whole, few parishes were so well satisfied with their pastor as Swavesey.
Page 34 - Foster, formerly of Cambridge, who, on account of his rapidity in conversation, in walking, and more particularly in the exercise of his profession, was called the .flying barber.
Page 40 - He became a bon-vivant, a professed wit, with a natural turn for facete, and the cram-man of the more idle sons of Granta, who delighted in his society.
Page 37 - During the long period of 60 years, he passed the chief part of bis time in college ; and, it may be confidently affirmed that, during at least half of that time, no one possessed so much influence in the university as he did. This was owing partly to his position at the head of a large and united college ; and partly to his personal character, which, having tii-t...
Page 32 - Hall and with moderation, it was complained in 1792 that cards were played in private rooms and even in the Combination Room.
Page 34 - On being asked his fee, he would say, " Oh ! I shall not make any charge, but you can bring me a goose, a couple of fowls, a joint of pork, or anything that your farm produces.

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