The Athenaeum Volume 3245-3270

The Athenaeum Volume 3245-3270

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...it were in an Orphan's Hospital freely)," compares strangely with the scale of endowments in the latter part of last century, when a Senior Fellow's income might average 800/. (pp. 210, 278). In 1596 one Kerney, a printer, was allowed rooms in College, with "a Fellow's Commons during his life, at the Fellows' table," while his boy, who was also lodged in the College, took his dinner "at the lower Scholars' table, Kerney paying for it when he was able." On p. 23 we have an amazing record of the preaching energy of Luke Chaloner, one of the first Fellows of Trinity College and the father-in-law of Archbishop Ussher: --"From his own memorandum it appears that prior to 1607 he had preached not fewer than 1,428 sermons, of which 379 were on the book of Genesis. He spent seven years in preaching on that book, mostly on Fridays. On St. Matthew's Gospel he spent five years in preaching on Sunday Afternoons 210 sermons." The standard of discipline in the early years of the College history was severe, if somewhat elastic, as the following entries show: --"A public whipping, at the hour of corrections, for breaking the Provost's windows." "A student fined 25s. for stealing half a hogshead of the Provost's strong beer, through Sir Wilson's study wall being broken." "Made to sit in the stocks at supper-time for fighting with weapons." Apparently it was not only the undergraduates who " fought with weapons" --"November 21, 1617.--Mr. Taylor, Senior Fellow and Dean, severely censured and punished for a wound committed upon the person of Gower, a Scholar of the House." In 1619 a general state of laxity was discovered equally among undergraduates and bachelors. Passing over...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 46mm | 1,601g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236900049
  • 9781236900043