A pocket companion for Oxford. [Entitled] A new pocket companion for Oxford: or, Guide through the University, Volume 3

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Page 157 - Were in the flat sea sunk. And wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude, Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers and lets grow lier wings, That, in the various bustle of resort, 380. Were ail-to ruffled, and sometimes impaired. He that has light within his own clear breast May sit i...
Page 137 - 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 19 - Law, veiled, with the tables of stone, to which she points with her iron rod. On her right hand is the Gospel, with the cross in one hand, and a chalice in the other. In the same division, over the Mosaical Law, is History, holding up her pen as dedicating it to Truth, and an attending Genius, with several fragments of old Writing, from which she collects her history into her books.
Page 144 - Mary, youngest daughter of William de Redvers, Earl of Devon, (who, as well as his uncle William, was surnamed de Vernon,) married Robert de Courtenay, Baron of Okehampton, in 1214.
Page 143 - Bavarians near the village of Blenheim on the banks of the Danube by JOHN, DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH, the hero not only of his nation, but his age : whose glory was equal in the Council and in the...
Page 143 - 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 5 - Castle-Street. The High-Street is perhaps without a rival, being of a spacious width and length, adorned with the fronts of three Colleges, St. Mary's and All Saints' Churches, terminated at the east end with a view of Magdalen College Tower, and a beautiful Bridge.
Page 55 - 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...
Page 52 - Elizabeth, 1523. 3. George Clarke, LL. D. Secretary of War, and afterwards, in the reign of Queen Anne, one of the Lords of the Admiralty, Secretary to Prince George of Denmark, and in five Parliaments Burgess for the University, 1680.
Page 156 - That pleasure was the chiefest good, (And was, perhaps, i' th' right, if rightly understood) His life he to his doctrine brought, And in a garden's shade that sovereign pleasure sought : Whoever a true epicure would be, May there find cheap and virtuous luxury.

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