Oxoniana: Or Anecdotes Relative to the University and City of Oxford, Volume 1

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Slatter & Munday, 1806
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Page 146 - Fathers, being agreeable to the propriety of the place and the analogy of faith. 5. The division of the chapters to be altered either not at all, or as little as may be, if necessity so require. 6. No marginal notes at all to be affixed, but only for the explanation of the Hebrew or Greek words, which cannot, without some circumlocution, so briefly and fitly be expressed in the text.
Page 148 - Geneva. 15. Besides the said directors before mentioned, three or four of the most ancient and grave divines, in either of the universities, not employed in translating, to be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor, upon conference with the rest of the heads, to be overseers of the translations, as well Hebrew as Greek, for the better observation of the 4th rule above specified.
Page 146 - ... 10. If any company, upon the review of the book so sent, doubt or differ upon any place, to send them word thereof, note the place, and withal send the reasons; to which if they consent not, the difference to be compounded at the general meeting, which is to be of the chief persons of each company at the end of the work.
Page 146 - ... 9. As any one company hath dispatched any one book in this manner, they shall send it to the rest to be considered of seriously and judiciously, for his Majesty is very careful in this point.
Page 162 - God a ful fayre grace, That swiche a lewed mannes wit shal pace The wisdom of an hepe of lered men ? Of maisters had he mo than thries ten, That were of lawe expert and curious : Of which...
Page 213 - That priests should not go to public drinkings, nee ad pinnas bibant, ' nor drink at pins.' " — This was a Dutch trick (but now used in England) of artificial drunkenness, out of a cup marked with certain pins, and he...
Page 207 - In every great abbey there was a large room called the Scriptorium, where several writers made it their whole business to transcribe books for the use of the library. They sometimes, indeed, wrote the leiger books of the house, and the missals, and other books used in Divine service, but they were generally upon other works, viz., the Fathers, Classics, Histories, &c., &c.
Page 33 - Within two hundred years after their admission or establishment by the Conqueror, they were banished the kingdom. This circumstance was highly favourable to the circulation of their learning in England. The suddenness of their dismission obliged them, for present subsistence, and other reasons, to sell their moveable goods of all kinds, among which were large quantities of Rabbinical books. The monks in various parts availed themselves of the distribution of these treasures. At Huntingdon and Stamford...
Page 145 - The ordinary Bible read in the Church, commonly called the Bishops' Bible, to be followed, and as little altered as the truth of the Original will permit.
Page 147 - ... 11. When any place of special obscurity is doubted of, letters to be directed by authority, to send to any learned (man) in the land, for his judgment in such a place. 12. Letters to be sent from every bishop to the rest of his clergy, admonishing them of this translation in hand, and to move and charge as many as, being skilful in the tongues, have taken pains in that kind, to send his particular observations to the company, either at Westminster, Cambridge, or Oxford.

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