A History of Eton College, 1440-1884

A History of Eton College, 1440-1884

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...were placed in front of the old mural paintings; and a huge organ-loft, about twenty-five feet in depth, approached by a flight of steps, was placed across the Church, within the choir. The old altar-rails were sent off to Burnham Church.4 Seven new vaults were made, and some of the seats for the parishioners were removed into the so-called ante-chapel.s The new wood-work, however inappropriate to its position, was good of its kind, and very costly.6 It is popularly said to have 'Strickland's Queens of Eng-Genealogica, vol. iv. p. 265. land, (ed. 1854) vol. viii. pp. 51, 52. s Sloane MS. 4843, f. 381. 2 Eton Register, vol. iv. f. 76. 6 Two of the fluted oak columns October 23, 1695. are now in the South Kensington! Sloane MS. 4843, ff. 102, 103. Museum. Collectanea Topographica et fuNIVERSITT) been designed by Sir Christopher Wren, but there is no mention of Eton in the published list of his works, ' and it may safely be attributed to Hopson the joiner, or Banks the surveyor.2 The appeal of the College for funds to pay for these alterations met with a ready response, and 3,200/. were collected, King's College, Cambridge, contributing upwards of fifty guineas. The list of subscribers contains the names of Bishop Patrick, Lords Godolphin and Thomond, Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Bourchier Wray, and Dr. Rodericks There seems to have been a good deal of esprit de corps among old Etonians at this period, and many of them used to meet in London once a year, in order to listen to a sermon at St. Paul's, at St. Augustine's or at St. Mary-le-Bow's, and then to dine together/ When John Newborough found himself compelled by ill health to resign the post of Head-Master, he was succeeded by Andrew Snape, of King's College, a preacher of considerable reputation.5 Dr...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501993
  • 9781236501998