13 AUGUST 1927, Page 17

As it was Dr. Morgan who made Jesus College what

it is to-day—famous alike in oarsmanship and arts, all old Jesus men will buy Miss Iris Morgan's Memoirs of her father, Henry Arthur Morgan (Hodder and Stoughton, 10s. 6d.), who was Master of the College from 1885 to 1912. Strenuous though Morgan's life was, it was yet uneventful, and he will be remem- bered for his sympathy with and understanding of young men, but above all for his sparkling and ever-bright vein of humour. This volume abounds in good stories—of an early Victorian Cambridge when convicts were publicly hanged on Castle Hill, of Shrewsbury under the great but eccentric Kennedy, of old-school Dons like the one who mortified the Ilesh during Lent by drinking an inferior brand of champagne, and of undergraduates of every sort and condition. Most excellent is the story of the man who found himself confronted in examination with the question, " Why, when we wake in the morning, do we see dew on the grass and not on the gravel ? " and answered, " Here we have an instance of the wonderful beneficence of Providence. He knows that grass requires moisture, hence the dew ; gravel . doesn't."

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