A pocket companion for Oxford. To which are added, correct descriptions of Blenheim, Ditchley and Stow

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1766 - 120 pages

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Page 127 - JOHN HAMPDEN, Who, with great spirit and consummate abilities, began a noble opposition to an arbitrary court, in defence of the liberties of his country ; supported them in parliament, and died for them in the field.
Page 116 - 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...
Page 47 - South, and the Chapel at the North End of it. In this old Quadrangle is a Dial, contrived by that ingenious Architect Sir...
Page 30 - This is the emblem of a good Tutor, or Fellow of a College, who is set to watch over the youth of the Society, and by whose prudence they are to be led through the dangers of their first entrance into the world.
Page 116 - Performed in the compass of a few Years, Sufficient to adorn the Annals of Ages. The Admiration of other Nations Will be conveyed to latest posterity In the Histories even of the Enemies of BRITAIN.
Page 34 - High-Jlreet, in the Middle whereof is a magnificent Gate, and over it the Statue of Queen Caroline, under a Cupola fupported by Pillars ; the reft of the Front being adorned with Niches ; but no Chambers on this Side, except at each End. The...
Page 128 - In his old age he retir'd to the house of a clergyman in the country, where he finish'd his earthly race, and died an honour and an example to the whole species. Reader, this stone is guiltless of flattery, for he to whom it is inscrib'd was not a man, but a grey-hound.
Page 34 - College, is Queen's College. The whole Area, on which this fine College is built, is an oblong Square, of 300 Feet in Length, and 220 in Breadth, which being divided by the Hall and Chapel forms two fpacious Courts. The South End, which is the grand Front, abuts upon the...
Page 28 - Quadrangle, and remains in its primitive State : The whole making the moft venerable Appearance of any College in Oxford, having undergone the feweft Alterations of any fince it was founded. On the South Side are the Hall and Chapel ; on the Weft the Prefident's old Lodgings and the Library ; and on the North and Eaft, .the Lodgings of the Fellows, Demies, &•.
Page 74 - Colleges, having a Terras,, with a Row of lofty Elms before it. The Buildings of this College chiefly confift of two large Quadrangles. We enter the firft by a handfome old Gateway with a Tower over it. It is formed by the Hall and Chapel on the North, the Prefident's Lodgings on the Eaft, and the Chambers of the Fellows, Scholars, and other Students on the South and Weft Sides.

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