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Addiscombe free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... After study, breakfast followed: "a slop-basin of tea, an ounce of butter, and plenty of bread- then half an hour's recreation, when a parade was formed at which the Lieut.Governor appeared, and again the cadets were marched off to study till dinner-time at 1, with the exception of a few minutes to breathe the air about 11. The dinner over, half an hour was allowed of leisure, and then once more to study, from 2 to 4, when drill took place, and after that was freedom till tea-time at 6. Even after this, the evenings were sometimes passed in study- although occasionally they were allowed what was called "Library" that was, to read or do what they pleased in study. This leisure was more frequently utilised for singing, reciting and boxing, etc In "Peregrine Pulteney" it is related that there was a dispute regarding the use of the Pavement which resulted in an unseemly disturbance- and the consequence of the row was an emphatic address from the Lieut.-Governor, as follows: "Gentlemen!--and yet I can hardly call you gentlemen, for you sometimes forget that you are, --it has been brought to my notice that a very scandalous proceeding highly injurious to the character of the Institution has taken place since yesterday morning. You don't come here to turn pugilists, but to learn your profession, and behave like officers and keep up the character of the Institution. You must not conduct yourselves like schoolboys who go to fisticuffs and get flogged. If you do, I shall bring the conduct of such children before the Seminary Committee. Officers in uniform going to fisticuffs! I do not intend to enquire further into the disgraceful uproar of yesterday. I do not know who commenced it, but I would warn the young gentlemen who have just joined, that I...

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Author : Henry Meredith Vibart
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230463275
EAN : 9781230463278
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 206 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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