Excerpt from The Public School Word-Book: A Contribution to a Historical Glossary of Words Phrases and Turns of Expression Obsolete and in Present Use Peculiar to Our Great Public Schools Together With Some That Have Been or Are Modish at the Universities Nor, moreover, do these words and phrases appear, save in very few instances, in any other work - not even in so admirably complete a dictionary, in other respects, as The Century, while the monumental Oxford under taking will not be available, as a complete authority, for many years to come. Having thus stated what this work is not, it seems borne on me to explain, anew, what it is, or rather, what has been my method. Brieﬂy put, my idea has been to collect' such words, phrases, names, and allusions to customs as now are, or have been, peculiar to English Public School life, and to apply to their definition and elucidation what is known as the historical method, illustrating such examples as lent themselves to it by quotations from old and present-day writers. The Public Schools with which I have been con cerned, arranged chronologically in order of foundation or charter, are as follows. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.