By Terrot Reaveley Glover
First released in 1943, T. R. Glover's memories of his Cambridge global depict college existence within the past due 19th century. in retrospect over the centuries of Cambridge, Glover describes how the college and its schools first got here into being - a end result, he says, of 'the interaction of human wishes, human passions and human hopes.' He remembers the vibrant characters he met, from his show at St John's collage - 'at as soon as a fear and a satisfaction' - to the numerous extraordinary students and academics who informed and stimulated him. Glover captures the essence of undergraduate lifestyles as he knew it, which probably, as he says, had no longer essentially replaced in 3 centuries. This publication offers a desirable glimpse right into a bygone age so one can nonetheless resonate with the fashionable reader.
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But there is a different tone in the two periods of correspondence. Ten years had intervened, and the reader of the later communication does not need to be told how relations had developed. I think everybody who knew Heitland will feel that this bilingual post-card carries a great deal of the man—friendship, humour, irritation, industry, geniality, and once more the tragic touch; things, especially in College, were apt to be pessimi exempli. He was periodically immensely vext at things and people in College, and, when he was vext, people knew it; but a kindliness co-existed with his irritability.
I have therefore no doubt that the general opinion of members of the College will operate to prevent such acts in future as out of place and discreditable to our Society. W E HEITLAND St John's College, Junior Bursar. June 13 1887. Still he seemed really interested in fabric and buildings, and he loved a ladder. Lecturer or not he counted with his own Classical pupils. He now and then did a little composition with them. It was a drastic discipline; perhaps the work, he said, would have been better if you had spent less pains upon it.
Davis, England under the Normans, p. 501, the opposition of the University to Papal interference. 3 A. Gray, p. n o ; Major's visit would be about 1490. 12 Origins line, and the like. 'Nations' are long extinct in Cambridge— dying, one supposes, a natural death as better systems of grouplife arose; but they survive in the Scottish Universities and bear a part in every Rectorial election. Whatever other end they served in medieval times, they must have been available for purposes of faction; and faction-fighting was perhaps the only efficient form of athletics then known.