A History of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, Attached to the University of Oxford: Including the Lives of the Founders, Volume 2

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Collingwood and Company, 1810
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Page 415 - 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. Far from me and from my friends be such frigid philosophy, as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the...
Page 293 - 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 And though he were unsatisfied in getting, (Which was a sin,) yet in bestowing, madam, He was most princely...
Page 263 - What! my lord, shall we build houses, and provide livelihoods for a company of monks, whose end and fall we ourselves may live to see ? No, no, it is more meet a great deal, that We should have care to provide for the increase of learning, and for such as who by their learning shall do good to the church and commonwealth.
Page 356 - 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 293 - ... 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...
Page 312 - At Christ- church marriage, done before the king, Lest that those mates should want an offering, The king himself did offer;— What, I pray ? He offered twice or thrice — to go away !" . A CONTRIVANCE IN DRAMATIC DIALOGUE.
Page 367 - 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 293 - His overthrow heap'd happiness upon him For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of being little : And, to add greater honors to his age Than man could give him, he died fearing God.
Page 354 - This estate in 1705 yielded 930/. yearly, He gave also to the mayor and corporation of Bristol, by deed, the sum, of 2000/. and the same to the town of Leicester, to purchase estates, and raise a fund from which sums of money might be lent to industrious tradesmen, not only of those but of other places specified, which, were to receive the benefits of the fund in rotation, and by the same the poor were to be relieved in times of scarcity.
Page 260 - ... them to the size of the great- eastern window ; " the two gorgeous canopies which crown the .extreme " turrets, and the profusion of elegant carved work " that covers the whole east front, tapering up to a " point, where we view the breathing statue of the " pious Founder resting upon his chosen emblem, the " pelican. In a word, neglected and mutilated as this " work has been, during the course of nearly three " centuries, it still warrants us to assert, that, if the " whole cathedral had been...

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