Colley Cibber and Winchester College

Roberts, David and Foster, Suzanne (2020) Colley Cibber and Winchester College. Notes and Queries. ISSN 1471-6941

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In An Apology for the Life of Mr Colley Cibber (1740), the actor and playwright recalls his failure to gain a place at Winchester College:

About the Year 1687, I was taken from School to stand at the Election of Children into Winchester College; my being, by my Mother’s side, a Descendent of William of Wickham, the Founder, my Father (who knew little how the World was to be dealt with) imagined my having that Advantage, would be Security enough for my Success, and so sent me simply down thither, without the least favourable Recommendation or Interest, but that of my naked Merit, and a pompous Pedigree in my Pocket.

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1 July 2020Accepted
20 July 2020Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: Linguistics and Language, Literature and Literary Theory, Library and Information Sciences, Language and Linguistics
Subjects: CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-01 - English studies > CAH19-01-01 - English studies (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > School of English
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Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2020 10:57
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2022 03:00

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