The Famous Fourth of June Celebrations at Eton College. 1902.
Full Page Drawing.
1 in stock.
For Sale is a Full Page taken from "The Sphere, June 14th, 1902," showing a Drawing by Charles W. Wyllie, for "The Famous Fourth of June Celebrations at Eton College."
The Fourth of June at Eton was celebrated in the most disagreeable weather with all the usual ceremonies. The first part of the programme was the "speeches," there being recitations from Plautus, Aeschylus, Theocritus, Shakspere, Sheridan, Tennyson, Wordsworth, and so on. One of the sons of Lord Cadogan (who was present) appeared in this programme. By the afternoon the weather had cleared and there was a gay scene at the start of the procession of the boats and a large gathering at Brocas. The crews went up the river to Boveney and took supper in the meadow in accordance with the ancient custom. In the evening they returned and there was a display of fireworks, for the first time since the King's accession, on the eyot below the bridge. The day was altogether memorable.