A New Pocket Companion for Oxford: Or, Guide Through the University. Containing an Accurate Description of the Public Edifices, the Buildings in Each of the Colleges, the Gardens, ... To which are Added, Descriptions of the Buildings, ... at Blenheim, Ditchley, Heythrop, Nuneham and Stow, ... a New Edition, Corrected, Much Enlarged, and Adorned with a Plan of the University and City, and Six Other Plates

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J. Cooke, 1796 - 152 pages
 

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Page 131 - 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...
Page 106 - BRIDGE, chiefly confifting of three Arches, the Centre one of which is larger than the Rialto at Venice : the Water is formed into a fpacious Lake, which covers the whole Extent of a capacious Valley...
Page 123 - Damafk, and the following Pictures : On one fide of the Chimney, the Holy Family, a celebrated Picture, by Barocci, known by the name of la Madonna della Gatta, from the Cat in one corner. It...
Page 66 - Stapledon.Hall, after has own Name. He founded a Society confifting of Thirteen, ie A Rector and twelve Fellows ; one of whom, the Chaplain, to be appointed by the Dean and Chapter of Exeter; eight to be...
Page 60 - Scotland, firft defigned the Foundation of this College for the Education of Scholars, to whom he gave yearly Exhibitions; but dying before he purchafed Land, he recommended the Defign to his Widow Devorguilla, Daughter of Alexander III.
Page 62 - Nor will the curious obferver be at much lofs, by the ftriking likenefles in the four figures, in difcovering they are the then Pope, Kings of France and Spain, and Titian, in the characters of our Saviour, his Difciples, and Servant. On the north fide of the Choir, in a marble urn, inclofed in a filver veflel, is the heart of Dr. Richard Rawlinfon, with this fmgular infcription : " Ubl thefaurus, ibi car" In this Chapel cathedral fervice is performed twice a day, at eight and fix.
Page 14 - When properly filled, the Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor being feated in the centre of the femicircular part, the Noblemen and Doc/tors on his right and left hand, the Proctors and Curators in their robes, the Mafters of Arts, Bachelors and Under-Graduats, in their refpe<flive habits and places, together with ftrangers of both fexes, it makes a moft auguft appearance.
Page 38 - South, and the Chapel at the North End of it. In this old Quadrangle is a Dial, contrived by that ingenious Architect Sir...
Page 118 - Merchant (temp. Ol. Cromwell) Knighted in 1660, by King Charles II, and made Lieutenant of the Tower. From the Robinfons it defcended to David Earl of Wemys, (who married Mary, daughter and...
Page 29 - Horse, carrying his young one upon his shoulders. 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.

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