A New Pocket Companion for Oxford, Or Guide Through the University: With an Historical Account of the Foundation of the Several Colleges and Their Present State. To which are Added Descriptions of the Buildings, Tapestry, Etc. at Blenkeim and Nuneham

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J. Cooke, 1810
 

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Page 155 - Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That, in the various bustle of resort, Were all to-ruffled, and sometimes impaired. 380 He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i...
Page 130 - University is a corporate body, described through a succession of ages by the style or title of the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Oxford. It is governed by statutes of its own making.
Page 135 - TO THE MEMORY OF QUEEN ANNE UNDER WHOSE AUSPICES JOHN DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH CONQUERED AND TO WHOSE MUNIFICENCE HE AND HIS POSTERITY WITH GRATITUDE OWE THE POSSESSION OF BLENHEIM.
Page 157 - My love, my life, said I, explain This change of humour : pr'ythee, tell : That falling tear — What does it mean ? She sigh'd ; she smil'd : and to the flowers Pointing, the lovely moralist said : See, friend, in some few fleeting hours, See yonder, what a change is made. Ah me! the blooming pride of May, And that of beauty are but one: At morn both flourish bright and gay, Both fade at evening, pale, and gone; At dawn poor Stella...
Page 48 - In 1711, the profits arising from the sale of Lord Clarendon's History of the Rebellion, the copyright of which had been given to the University by his son...
Page 142 - HARCOURT. .AT the general survey this manor belonged to Richard de Curcy : afterwards to the Family of Riparys, or Redvers. Mary...
Page 141 - The Castle of BLENHEIM was founded by Queen ANNE, In the Fourth Year of her Reign, In the Year of the Christian JEra 1705. A Monument designed to perpetuate the Memory of the Signal Victory Obtained over the French and Bavarians, Near the Village of...
Page 83 - I have mentioned, than that famous picture of king Charles the First, which has the whole book of psalms written in the lines of the face, and the hair of the head. When I was last at Oxford I perused one of the whiskers, and was reading the other...
Page 141 - Reconcil'd various, and even opposite Interests ; Acquired an Influence Which no Rank, no Authority can give, Nor any Force, but that of superior Virtue ; Became the fixed important Centre, Which united, in one common Cause, The principal States of EUROPE ; Who, by military Knowledge, and irresistible Valour, In a long Series of uninterrupted Triumphs, Broke the Power of FRANCE, When raised the highest, when exerted the most, Rescued the EMPIRE from Desolation : Asserted and confirmed the Liberties...
Page 57 - Wykeham, one of his firft fet of Fellows at New College in Oxford, where he took the degree of Doctor of C'ivil Law. He was Archdeacon of Sarum, and afterwards Chancellor of the fame Church ; and becoming known to Henry IV. was fent on feveral embaffies by that Monarch, and advanced firft to the Bifhopric of St. David's, in which...

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