A History of Marlborough College During Fifty Years, from Its Foundation to the Present Time

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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. 1893 Excerpt: ...watchfulness or any untoward mishap would have arrested this progress, and such an arrest might at that time have had the gravest results. Matters, however, progressed satisfactorily under the skilful leadership of Mr. Cotton and his lieutenants. By 1857 the full results of the social and moral ...
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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. 1893 Excerpt: ...watchfulness or any untoward mishap would have arrested this progress, and such an arrest might at that time have had the gravest results. Matters, however, progressed satisfactorily under the skilful leadership of Mr. Cotton and his lieutenants. By 1857 the full results of the social and moral reconstruction of the School were beginning to shew themselves. Marlborough had become a public school in fact, as well as in name. Its sons and its rulers were beginning to be proud of it, and the outside world to realise that a great school had arisen somewhere in the wilds of Wiltshire. But whatever reputation Marlborough had was identified with that of its " second founder," and as a result in the spring of 1858 Mr. Cotton was appointed to the important Bishopric of Calcutta. He took his farewell of the School at the prize-day in June of the same year, and an unusually large concourse, under the presidency of the Duke of Cambridge, gathered upon that occasion to do him honour. Mr. Cotton's farewell speech lies before us. In it he points to three achievements which he hopes to see fulfilled before his return. The first of these is the improvement and adornment of the Chapel, the second a Balliol Scholarship, the third a victory over Rugby at Lord's. He goes on to say that there is no act of his administration that he is more satisfied with than his recommendation to the Council of Mr. Bradley as his successor. He winds up with a grateful tribute to the devotion of his assistant masters; an expression of confidence in the joint efforts of themselves and their new chief; and the conviction that, if he ever came back from India, it would be to find Marlborough a credit and an honour to the country. Mr. Cotton, as we know, never did come back. In October, 18...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150645266
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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