The Life of Richard Bentley D. D. Master of Trinity College and Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Cambridge; With an Account of His Writings, and Anecdotes of Many Distinguished Characters During the Period in Volume 1

The Life of Richard Bentley D. D. Master of Trinity College and Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Cambridge; With an Account of His Writings, and Anecdotes of Many Distinguished Characters During the Period in Volume 1

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...by whicli it was effected. But in controlling the expenses of the College festivals, Dr. Bentley suffered his zeal for economy to impair the character of hospitality which had always distinguished that noble foundation. On College the various feasts of the Church, the two audit days, and the Founder's Commemoration, it had been an immemorial practice for the College to entertain in its capacious hall a large party of persons from the rest of the University. On Trinity Sunday in particular the Heads and other dignitaries were invited, and always made it a point to pay respect to the College by dining in their robes. The Master finding that the charge of these festivals had become enormous, and amounted on some one day to thirty shillings a head, instead of making such regulations as might obviate the abuse, while the hospitality and splendour were preserved, adopted the unfortunate plan of forbidding the invitations altogether; strictly limiting the charge to a sum sufficient to provide a good dinner for the members of the House, and ordering that, if any one introduced a guest, he should pay his quota himself. This order was fatal to all public hospitality; and the society, mortified at the abolition of what they regarded as one of their glories, gave a harsh interpretation to the measure, and considered it as a paltry saving of money, to be devoted to the expenses of the Master's private establishment. Chap. The stewardship of the College having descended viii, .... 170_' in its triennial course to Mr. Jordan, a Fellow who is stated to have been sometimes affected in his intellects, steward. e Bentley discovered, on examining his accounts at the audit, that he had charged 50/. for the article of wine beyond what had been usual in one year: and, ...show more

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