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The Collegian's Guide; Or, Recollections of College Days, by the REV. **** ******, M.A. College, Oxford [J. Pycroft]. (Paperback) Loot Price: R445
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The Collegian's Guide; Or, Recollections of College Days, by the REV. **** ******, M.A. College, Oxford [J. Pycroft]....

The Collegian's Guide; Or, Recollections of College Days, by the REV. **** ******, M.A. College, Oxford [J. Pycroft]. (Paperback)

James Pycroft

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAP. III. TO ENTER COLLEGE?WITH WHAT VIEWS AND IDEAS. "CoME here, Fred," said Corbett, "we have been talking to your father, and now, if you can compass a sober humour, and afford us a lucid interval a little longer than usual, we have a word or two to say to you about College." Never had any youth a better adviser?one at least more likely to gain a fair hearing?than Frederic Paxton was blessed with in John Corbett; for he used to direct his studies, mend his fishing tackle, teach " the young idea how to shoot," and skate, and play at cricket. In short, Fred was well aware that the Reverend John knew all things, and had tried all things; so, when he saw that he " held fast that which was good," he felt the example of such a man a worthy one. For a man whose blood runs through his veins at not much more than a knot an hour, rather senseless than sober, and with more apathy than temperance ? this kind of character seems to have nothing in common with the high spirits and buoyant energies of youth; and all his advice evaporates as the mere commonplace of one who cannot feel A SENSIBLE ADVISEE. 45 What he says, and only decries what he has not the soul to enjoy. But Corbett was an adviser of another class. For instance, he liked a pint of wine as well as most men, and rumour said, at College none had a clearer head after a whole bottle of the newest and the hottest of four-year-credit Oxford port; but since, though he still liked wine, wine did not like him, it was in vain that Mr. Paxton pushed his best bottle after the second glass. Then again, no one would lend a more eager ear to the stirring adventures and "hair-breadth 'scapes" of a run with the County Subscription Pack; yet, saving a single undesigned coincidence, that John had happened to have business in the s...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: James Pycroft
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 106
ISBN-13: 978-1-4588-6826-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4588-6826-5
Barcode: 9781458868268

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