The Cambridge College of Saint John the Evangelist
- a brief history
"Why, if such a room looked out both back and front on
to a blank dead wall it would still be a paradise, how much
more then when the view is of some quiet grassy court or a
cloister or garden ...."
- The way of all flesh. - His room was on D staircase in New Court.
"I have been out of bed by a quarter past 5 every morning
lately and into bed by 10 at night, get a cup of tea by 6 in
the morning and read till nine, breakfast and amusement till
10, read from 10 to one, go to Shilleto half
past 6 to half past 7 (I don't care about that at all.)
Well then there is music from 1 to 2 and excercise from 2 to
4 and music from 4 to 5 and dinner at 5; so when I come back
from Shilleto I am pretty glad to have done the day's work.
Of course drawing goes to the dogs. I am exceedingly well in
every respect but my eyes, and they are mending."
- The family letters of Samuel Butler 1841-1886. - The distinguished classical scholar
Richard Shilleto taught/supervised Butler.