Henry Salt Archive

Henry Salt (1853-1939) was the author of the Life of Henry David Thoreau, Animals Rights and A Plea for Vegetarianism which inspired Gandhi for follow a vegetarian diet.

Memories of Bygone Eton

by Henry S. Salt (Author)

Memories of Bygone Eton by Henry S. Salt
Title:Memories of Bygone Eton
Publisher:Hutchinson & Co., London
Edition:First Edition


“The Head” -- Hornby the Hermit -- Some Small Fry -- Comedians in Cap and Gown -- Chapel Bells -- The Rending of Garments -- A Word for Silly Billy -- The Bogus Solomon -- “Lords” in the ’Sixties -- A Latin Verse Manufactory -- In Praise of the “Crib” -- John Moultrie -- “The Adventurer” -- Swinburne’s Tutor -- Virgil the Beloved -- In a Bishop’s Place -- Our Liberties -- From Boy to Master -- Two Long-Lived Etonians -- Bulgarian Bourchier -- A Rough Diamond -- The Psychology of Fives -- The Ascham Society -- The Beeches -- A Tourist’s Adventure -- Socialist Reproved -- At “Drury’s” -- Parents -- Confessions of an Eton Master -- “Latin as She is Spoke” -- An Eton Sennacherib -- The “Beagler Boy” -- The Cult of Queer Fish -- In Piam Memoriam -- Notes on the Illustrations -- Index


Salt fondly recalling his time at Eton College, both as a King's Scholar and later as an Assistant Master. There are over thirty chapters, including: Confessions of an Eton Master, Socialism Reproved, A Tourist's Adventure, Hornby the Hermit, The Bogus Solomon, In Praise of the "Crib", William Johnson, Swinburne's Tutor, A Rough Diamond. There are also fourteen illustrations, including: DR. J. J. Hornby, Rev. J. L. Joynes, C. Kegan Paul, Henry George, Edward Carpenter and Sir George Greenwood.


Hutchinson & Co., London, 1928, 264 pages (Blue cloth cover)
Hutchinson & Co., London, 1931, 264 pages (Red cloth cover)