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, Statues, Pictures, Hieroglyphics, and All Other Curiosities in the University. With an Historical Account of the Foundation of the Several Colleges, and Their Present State. To which are Added, Descriptions of the Buildings, Tapestry, Paintings, Sculptures, Temples, Gardens, &c. at Blenheim, Ditchley, Heythrop, Nuneham and Stow, the Seats of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough, the Right Honourable the Earls of Litchfield, Shrewsbury, and Harcourt; and the Marquis of Buckingham..

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D. Prince, and J. Cooke, near the Clarendon Printing-House., 1789 - Oxford (England) - 152 pages

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Page 30 - It has lately received considerable improvements, and is now a very handsome quadrangle. The Chapel is 100 feet long, and 30 broad. In the arched roof is a piece of painting by Sir James Thornhill. The windows are admirably painted; the subject of that over the altar, by Mr. Price in 1717, is the Nativity of our Saviour: under which has lately been placed a painting on the same subject, a copy by Mr.
Page 33 - the fouth. The eaft, and part of the no'rth fide, is taken up by the lodgings of the Mafter, which are commodious and extenfive. In a niche over the Gate on the north, is a Statue of Dr. Radcliffe. King...
Page 13 - Genii round about the house, towards the wall which discovereth the open air, and maketh way for the descent of the Arts and Sciences, that are congregated in a circle of clouds, to whose assembly Truth descends, as being solicited and implored by them all.
Page 36 - The Outfide is Gothic, in conformity with the reft of the Quadrangle. The Infide confifts of two grand Ranges of Bookcafes, one above the other, fupported by Pilafters of the Doric and Ionic Orders, Over the Bookcafes are placed interchangeably Vafes and Buftoes of many eminent Perfons, formerly Fellows of this Society, of which the following is a Lift, viz.
Page 34 - Hour,, fhews to a Minute what is the Time, the Minutes being marked on the Sides of the Rays, fifteen on each Side, and divided in five by a different Character.
Page 128 - A wish may rise to emulate her Fame, And some faint Image of her worth restore, When those who now lament her are no more. George Simon Harcourt, and the Hon. Elizabeth Vernon, Viscount and Viscountess Nuneham, erected this Urn, in the year 1771, and William Whitehead, Esq.
Page 61 - Stapledon, Bifhop of Exeter, Lord Treafurer of England, and Secretary of State to King Edward II. 1316, obtained a Charter for founding* a College where Hertford College now...
Page 35 - In this old quadrangle is a dial, contrived by that ingenious architect, Sir Christopher Wren, when Fellow of the College, which by the help of two half rays, and one whole one for every hour, shews...
Page 61 - 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 ele&ed out of the Archdeaconries of Exeter, Totnes, and Barnftaple in Devonfhire, and four from the Archdeaconry of Cornwall.
Page 49 - Wykeham, that he was so much in favour with King Edward III. that every thing was done by him, and nothing was done without him. His munificence proceeded always from a constant generous principle, a true spirit of liberality.

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