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had considerable benefactions, which are dispensed to the Students in Exhibitions, which they enjoy for a stated time. They are under the government of their respective Principals, whose incomes arise from the room-rent of the chambers. The Students take an oath to obey the statutes and customs of the Hall, which statutes are made and altered by the Chancellor, who has the nomination of the Principals, and is Visitor of all the Halls, except St. Edmund Hall, which is dependant on Queen's College, and the Principal appointed by that Society.

ST. ALBAN HALL. I. Sr. Alban Hall, which is in St. John's parish, adjoins to Merton College on the east. It had its name from Robert de St. Alban, a citizen of Oxford, who conveyed the premises to the Abbey of Littlemore. Of this Hall were Archbishop Marsh; Dr. Lamplugh, Archbishop of York; Benedict Barnham, Alderman of London, who built the front of the Hall as it is at present; and William Lenthall, Speaker of the Long Parliament.


II. St. Edmund Hall is opposite to the east side of Queen's, on which College it is dependant, and has about forty Students. The buildings were completed, and other considerable improvements made, while the late Dr» Shaw, that eminent traveller, was Principal. Of this Hall were Dr. John Mill, who published the Greek Testament, printed at the Theatre; and Thomas Hearne, M. A. that diligent Antiquary.


III. New Inn Hall stands at the west end of the city, near the Church of St. Peter in the Bailey. It was formerly called Trillock's Inn, from John Trillock, Bishop of Hereford, who built it in the year 1349. Opposite this Hall is the gateway of a College of Monks of the Augustine order, in which Erasmus resided two years. He left an elegant Latin Poem on his manner of living there.


IV. St. Mary Hall is situated north of Oriel College, near the High-street. It consists of one quadrangle, formed by the Principal's Lodgings on the north, the Hall and Chapel on the south, and on the east and west by the Chambers of the Students.

This Hall was erected by King Edward II. Some Exhibitions have been given to assist the Students in the prosecution of their studies.

Several eminent men have resided and been educated here, viz. Cardinal Allen, Sir Thomas More, Lord Chancellor Hatton, Erasmus, Mr. Sandys the celebrated English poet and traveller, 8tc.


The buildings of this Society received considerable improvements in the last century, the east side having been entirely rebuilt by the contributions of several Noblemen and Gentlemen educated here; and the south side of the quadrangle has been lately raised and finished by benefactions from Dr. Nowell, the late Principal, and other members of the Society. The number of Students is about 60.


V.magdalen Hall is adjoining to the west side of Magdalen College, to which it is an appendant. The number of Exhibitions given to this Hall supplies it with many members. It was erected by William Waynflete, the Founder of Magdalen College, and has a large Grammar School joined to it, intended as a nursery for Magdalen College. The number of Students is generally about 70.


Hilary Term begins January 14.—Ends on Saturday before Palm-Sunday.

Easter Term begins on Wednesday after Low Sunday—Ends on Saturday before Whitsunday.

Act Term begins on Wednesday after Whitsunday——Ends on Saturday after Act Sunday.

Michaelmas Term begins Oct. 10. Ends Dec. 17.





Late and prefent Prefidents of Magdalen Coll. 1768. George Home, D.D. 1791. Martin Jof. Routh, D. D.

Late and prefent Matters of Univerfity College. 1764. Nathan Wetherell, D. D.

1808. James Griffith, D.D.

Late and prefent Provofts of Queen's College. 1767. Thomas Fothergill, D. D. 1797.Septimus Collinfon, D.D.

Late and prefent Wardens of All Souls College. 1767. Right Honourable Lord Tracy, D. D. 1793. Edmund I/ham, D. D.

Late and prefent Principals of Brafenofe College. 1785. William Cleaver, D. D. 1809. Frod/bam Hod/on, M. A.

Late and prefent Principals of Hertford College. 1775. Bernard Hodgson, LL. D.

Late and prefent Wardens of New College. 1768. John Oglander, D. D. 1794. Samuel Gauntlett, D. D. <• • r Late Late and prefent Wardens of Wadham College.

1783. John Wills, D. D.
1806. William Tournay, D. D.

Late and prefent Prefidents of Trinity College.

1776. Jofeph Chapman, D.D. 1808. Thomas Lee, D.D.

Late and prefent Matters of Balliol College. 1785. John Davey, D. D. 1798. John Par Jons, D. D.

Late and prefent Prefidents of St. John's College. 1772. Samuel Dennis, D.D. 1795. Michael Marloiv, D.D.

Late and prefent Provofts of Worcefter College.

1777. William Sheffield, D. D.

1795. Whittington London, D. D.

Late and prefent Redtors of Exeter College. 1797. Henry Richards, D. D. 1808. John Cole, D.D.

Late and prefent Principals of Jefus College. 1768. Jofeph Hoare, D.D. 1802. David Hughes, D. D.

Late and prefent Re&ors of Lincoln College.

1784. John Horner, D.D. 1792. Edward Tatham, D.D.

Late and prefent Provofts of Oriel College. 1768. John Clark, D.D. 1781. John Eveleigh, D.D.


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