Memories of Eton and Etonians: Including My Life at Eton, 1854-1863, and Some Reminiscences of Subsequent Cricket, 1864-1874

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John Murray, 1899 - 320 pages
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Page 178 - was just going down, when Colonel Harrison, the Quartermaster-General, put his head inside the tent door, and called aloud in a strange voice, ' Good God! the Prince Imperial is killed.' Harrison, though stolid, sometimes jested, and for the moment this announcement was not taken seriously. Lord Downe, Marshall's aide-de-camp, threw a
Page 178 - It was in Zululand, on the evening of June 1, 1879. A little group of us were at dinner in the tent of General Marshall, who commanded the cavalry brigade in the British Army, which was marching on Ulundi, King Cetewayo's royal kraal. The
Page 213 - to have to use his fists; or for a duke, upon his first entrance into public life, to get that "extra kick" which was once his traditionary welcome at Eton, and which might serve as some
Page 213 - to the extra compliments which society was sure to award him hereafter. They look back to that wager of combat between Dreadnought and Defiance in the playing-fields, or the great
Page 213 - and say to themselves, perhaps with some natural exaggeration of the past, that Eton had its giants in those days. When they read in the evidence of a modern Etonian, questioned by an old Etonian Commissioner, who is surprised to find the boys never fight, the naive explanation "that he supposes it is because they funk each other," they protest against it as a libel on the school. It is with
Page 8 - round he fell in a fit, was carried off the ground insensible, and died in four hours' The coroner's jury returned a verdict of manslaughter against Mr. Wood, the principal, and Mr.
Page 8 - jury returned a verdict of manslaughter against Mr. Wood, the principal, and Mr. Leith, the second.
Page 8 - collegians at Eton, had a few words and blows in the playground of the college, but were separated. They, however, fought pugilist-ically afterwards by agreement, and the
Page 123 - When Green preaches, I hear only one word,' God'; when Coleridge preaches, I hear only one word, ' Devil.
Page 183 - knack of running off passable hexameters and pentameters as a baker might turn out gingerbread nuts.

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