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  • n. a public school for boys founded in 1440; located in Berkshire


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  • In the autumn he gave a lecture at Kendal (Oct. 1st, repeated at Eton College Dec. 8th) on “Yewdale and its Streamlets.”

    The Life of John Ruskin

  • "And when the Khalsa's beat, and Jeendan and her noble crew are firm in the saddle again, and the Punjab's quiet under Britannia's benevolent eye, and little Dalip's getting his hide tanned at Eton College … why then" — he gestured towards the road — "then, sir, John Company will find he has a hundred thousand of the best recruits on earth, ready to fight for the White Queen.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • At Dover they were joined by Sir James Macdonald of Sleat, a young baronet who had been at Eton College with the Duke of Buccleugh, and who had been living in France almost right on since the re-establishment of peace.

    Life of Adam Smith

  • It would be a merited compliment and also a source of private profit to the veteran Puritan ” whom the Parliament, at any rate, were about to appoint to the Provostship of Eton College (worth 800_l a year and more), instead of the Malignant, Dr. Stewart, then with his Majesty.

    The Life of John Milton


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