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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.
ST. EDMUND HALL, 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 Aạtiquary.
NEW INN HALL. : 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.
ST. MARY HALL. IV. ST. MARY HAll is situated north of, Oriel College, near the High-street. It consists of one quadrangle, forined 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 stụdies. , 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 travel, ler, &c.
NBW COMPANION FOR OXFORD.
The buildings of this Society received consi. derable 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.
MAGDALEN HALL. ,. 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.... i
OXFORD TERMS. Hilary Term begins January 14.- Ends on Saturday before Palm-Sunday.
Easter Term begins on Wednesday after Low Sundayam Ends on Saturday before Whitsunday. .
Act Term begins on Wednesday after Whitsunday~ Ends on Saturday after Act Sunday. · Michaelmas Térm begins Oct. 10.-miniEnds Dec. 17.'.
THE LATE AND PRESENT
GO V E R NORS,
Late and present Presidents of Magdalen College. 1768. George Horne, D. D. 1791. Martin Jof. Routh, D. D.
Late and present Masters of University College. : 1764. Nathan Wetherell, D. D. 1808. James Griffith, Þ. D.
Late and present Provosts of Q 1767. Thomas Fothergill, D.D. 1797. Septimus Collinson, D. D.
Late and present Wardens of All Souls College. 1767. Right Honourable Lord Tracy, D. D. 1793. Edmund Iham, D. D.
Late and present Principals of Brasenofe College. 1785. William Cleaver, D.D. 1809. Frodsbam Hodson, M. A.
Late and present Principals of Hertford College. 1775. Bernard Hodgson, LL. D.
Late and present Wardens of New College. -1768. John Oglander, D.D. 1794. Samuel Gauntlett, D. D.
Late and present Wardens of Wadham College. 1783. John Wills, D. D. 1806. William Tournay, D.D.
Late and present Prefidents of Trinity College. 1776. Joseph Chapman, D.D. 1808. Thomas Lee, D.D.
Late and present Masters of Balliol College. 1785. John Davey, D. D. 1798. John Parsons, D. D. · Late and present Presidents of St. John's College. · 1772. Samuel Dennis, D. D. 1795. Michael Marlow, D.D.
Late and present Provosts of Worcester College. 1777. William Sheffield, D.D.' 1795. Whittington Landon, D.D.
Late and present Rectors of Exeter College. 1797. Henry Richards, D.D. 1808. John Cole, D.D.
Late and present Principals of Jesus College. 1768. Joseph Hoare, D.D. . 1802. David Hughes, D.D.
Late and present Rectors of Lincoln College. 1784. Yohn Horner, D.D. 1792. Edward Tatham, D.D.
Late and present Provofts of Oriel College. 1768. John Clark, D.D. 1781. John Eveleigh, D.D.