A History of the Royal Foundation of Christ's Hospital: With an Account of the Plan of Education, the Internal Economy of the Institution, and Memoirs of Eminent Blues: Preceded by a Narrative of the Rise, Progress, and Suppression of the Convent of the Grey Friars in London (Google eBook)

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William Pickering, 1834 - London (England) - 358 pages
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Page 263 - Doctrine of the Greek Article applied to the Criticism and Illustration of the New Testament.
Page 136 - English compositions (at least for the last three years of our school education), he showed no mercy to phrase, metaphor, or image, unsupported by a sound sense, or where the same sense might have been conveyed with equal force and dignity in plainer words. Lute, harp, and lyre; Muse, Muses, and inspirations ; Pegasus, Parnassus, and Hippocrene were all an abomination to him.
Page 265 - He became an active and zealous member of the Societies for Promoting Christian Knowledge, and for the Propagation of the Gospel...
Page 216 - Vickars, And force them, though it was in spite Of Nature, and their stars, to write ; Who, as we find in sullen writs, And...
Page lv - To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, that we of our special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, have given and granted, and by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, do give and grant...
Page xxxiv - ... haec studia adolescentiam alunt, senectutem oblectant, secundas res ornant, adversis perfugium ac solatium praebent, 'delectant domi, non impediunt foris, pernoctant nobiscum, peregrinantur, rusticantur.
Page xlix - Know ye that we, of our special grace and of our certain knowledge and mere motion, have given and granted, and by these presents for us, our heirs, and successors do...
Page lviii - ... thereof ; and that the same governors, by the name of the Governors of the possessions revenues and goods of the hospitals of Edward the Sixth King of England, of Christ, Bridewell, and Saint Thomas the Apostle, may plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, answer and be answered...
Page 135 - He early moulded my taste to the preference of Demosthenes to Cicero, of Homer and Theocritus to Virgil, and again of Virgil to Ovid. He habituated me to compare Lucretius (in such extracts as I then read), Terence, and, above all, the chaster poems of Catullus, not only with the Roman poets of the...
Page 135 - I learned from him that poetry, even that of the loftiest and, seemingly, that of the wildest odes, had a logic of its own, as severe as that of science ; and more difficult, because more subtle, more complex, and dependent on more, and more fugitive causes. In the truly great poets, he would say, there is a reason assignable, not only for every word, but for the position of every word...

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