Worcester College

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F. E. Robinson & Company, 1900 - 268 pages

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Page 95 - Oxford, with great pomp and solemnity. It is remarkable, when Dr Babington, the Earl's chaplain, did preach the funeral sermon, he tript once or twice in his speech, by recommending to their memories that virtuous lady so pitifully murdered, instead of saying pitifully slain.
Page 269 - A History of the College from its Foundation ; (2) An Account and History of its Buildings ; (3) Notices of the Connection of the College with any Important Social or Religious Events ; (4) A List of the Chief Benefactions made to the College ; (5) Some Particulars of the Contents of the College Library ; (6) An Account of the College Plate, Windows, and other Accessories ; (7) A Chapter upon the best known, and other notable but less well-known Members of the College. Each volume will be produced...
Page 121 - Hall in the beginning of the year 1634, and in that of his age sixteen, being then accounted the most amiable and beautiful person that ever eye beheld; a person also of innate modesty, virtue, and courtly deportment, which made him then, but especially after, when he retired to the great city, much admired and adored by the female sex.
Page 122 - Arts, though but of two years' standing ; at which time his conversation being made public, and consequently his ingenuity and generous soul discovered, he became as much admired by the male, as before by the female sex.
Page 272 - We are glad to welcome the first two volumes of what promises to be an excellent series of College Histories. . . . Well printed, handy and convenient in form, and bound in the dark or light blue of either University, these small volumes have everything external in their favour. As to their matter, all are to be entrusted to competent men, who, if they follow in the steps of the first two writers, will produce records full of interest to everybody who cares for our old Universities.
Page 269 - The two Series will extend over a period of about two years, and no particular order will be observed in the publication of the volumes. The writers' names are given on the next page.
Page 125 - In those darke times astrologer, mathematician, and conjurer, were accounted the same things, and the vulgar did verily believe him to be a conjurer. He had a great many mathematical! instruments and glasses in his chamber...
Page 134 - a great talk of converting Gloucester Hall into a College for the education of 20 or 30 Greeks in Academical learning, and to send them home, but these only wanted pelf.
Page 202 - Church (and the only child, as I have been informed, she ever had), yet he died very young, to her great grief. After this, Sir William Holford married her, chiefly for her wealth (her beauty being then much decayed), he being but poor himself, but dyed before her, and what he had came to his son. Sir William Holford, who dyed not a year agoe, being bachellor of arts, and fellow of New College, a rakish drunken sot, and would never acknowledge his mother-in-law, for which she allowed him nothing,...
Page 53 - The date of this document is about the end of the reign of Richard II. and the beginning of the reign of Henry IV.

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