College Life in the Time of James the First; As Illustrated by an Unpublished Diary

College Life in the Time of James the First; As Illustrated by an Unpublished Diary

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...Chesterton, accompanied by a band of loud music; and having busied ourselves awhile with honest recreations, we returned to supper.' In the spring of 1619, Symonds fell a victim Chap. to the fennish malaria, being seized with ' a long--and sharp tertian ague, ' which proved extremely difficult to shake off. If the old proverb be true, his constitution was no roval one. Thev removed 4n Sgu.e in J the Spring. him from Cambridge to the house of an apothecary at Bury, where he spent a fortnight with very little improvement. He was then taken to his father's house at Stow-langtoft. Here he grew worse; chiefly, as he gives us to understand, through lack of needful caution. At length, however, by dint of ' care in venturing abroad, and wariness in diet, ' he soon began to regain his strength. He sorely laments the interruption to his studies. He had now begun ' to value knowledge at a high rate, ' and had it not been for this hinderance, he ' might have found a fair increase thereof.' The time, however, was-not entirely lost, for he read over, much to his satisfaction, an account of ' the exceeding valourous encounters of Scanderbeg with the Turks;' and he wrote letters also to his ' dear friend' Neville, and his ' loving tutor' Holdsworth, at Cambridge. The news from the University which he received in reply was, that the day of the queen's funeral had been celebrated in a very solemn and stately manner; and that sixty houses had been destroyed by fire between Jesus College and Sidney, the latter college narrowly escaping. CHAPTER IV. D'ewes's Diligence In Study, And His Strict ObServance OF THE DUTIES OF RELIGION. THERE being a twelve-month's blank in our friend's Diary, from the spring of 1619, to the spring of 1620, we shall venture to more

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