A History of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, Attached to the University of Oxford: Including the Lives of the Founders, Volume 1

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Collingwood and Company, 1810 - 486 pages
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Page 421 - To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible, if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish, if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Page 292 - He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one ; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading : Lofty and sour to them that loved him not ; But to those men that sought him, sweet as summer.
Page 4 - Merton college in the intersections, and one of the gothic windows stopped up ; but all this gave way to a new brick building in 1778. According to Mr. Denne (Custumale Roffense, p. 193), he occurs prebendary of Kentish town, and afterwards had the stall of Finsbury, both of them in the church of St. Paul's, London. He held in 1259 a prebend in Exeter cathedral ; and, according to Browne Willis, was vicar of Potton in Bedfordshire at the time of his promotion to- the see of Rochester. Other accounts...
Page 202 - Going on to the right hand, on the other side of the gateway, are four figures, viz., the Schoolmaster, the Lawyer, the Physician, and the Divine. These are ranged along the outside of the library, and represent the duties and business of the students of the house. By means of learning in general, they are to be introduced to one of the three learned professions, or else, as is hinted to us by the figure with Cap and Bells in the corner, they must turn out Fools in the end. "We come now to the north...
Page 162 - Fidelium defunctorum de Oxon. The precise meaning of this may be understood from the obligation imposed on the society to pray for the good estate of Henry VI. and the archbishop during their lives, and for their souls after their decease ; also for the souls of Henry V. and the duke of Clarence, together with those of all the dukes, earls, barons, knights, esquires, and other subjects of the crown of England, who had fallen in the war with France; and for the souls of all the faithful deceased....
Page 378 - I gave notice to the king and the queen, and attended them into the hall whither I had the happiness to bring them by a way prepared from the president's lodging to the hall without any the least disturbance ; and had the hall kept as fresh and cool, that there was not any one person when the king and queen came into it. The princes, nobles, and ladies entered the same way with the king, and then presently another door was opened below to fill the hall with the better sort of company, which being...
Page 366 - St. John's college. At what time he first projected the foundation of a college is not known. His original intention was to have founded it at Reading, but he relinquished that in favour of Oxford, and on May 1, 1555, obtained a licence from Philip and Mary, empowering him, to the praise and honour of God, the Virgin Mary, and St. John Baptist...
Page 202 - This is the emblem of a good Tutor, or Fellow of a College, who is set to watch over the youth of the Society, and by whose prudence they are to be led through the dangers of their first entrance into the world. The figure immediately following represents Sobriety, or Temperance, that most necessary virtue of a Collegiate life.
Page 109 - ... in which there was frequently no mention of learning, declares that Wykeham was recommended to his holiness, " by the testimony of many persons worthy of credit, for his knowledge of letters, his probity of life and manners, and his prudence and circumspection in affairs both spiritual and temporal.
Page 293 - And though he were unsatisfied in getting, (Which was a sin) yet in bestowing, madam, He was most princely: Ever witness for him Those twins of learning, that he...

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