Letter to the Right Honourable Lord John Russell, M.P., First Lord of His Majesty's Treasury, on the Constitutional Defects of the University and Colleges of Oxford: With Suggestions for a Royal Commission Inquiry Into the Universities
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Page 5 - NUMBERS xxx. 2. If a man vow a vow unto the Lord, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth. THERE is a
Page 7 - the fallacy of asking several questions which appear to be but one; so that whatever one answer is given, being of course applicable to one only of the implied questions, may be interpreted as applied to the other; the refutation is, of course, to reply separately to each question.
Page 26 - Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for His mercies are great, and let us not fall into the hands of man
Page 84 - the example of Time itself, which indeed innovateth greatly, but quietly, and by degrees scarce to be perceived.
Page 46 - The cause of the failure is easy to discover. The Universities had everything, except the most necessary element of all—Freedom : which, by the immutable laws of nature, is always an indispensable condition of real and permanent prosperity in the higher intellectual cultivation and its organs. In vain has brute force at
Page 93 - not one of you so mean and base, That hath not noble lustre in his eyes.
Page 15 - Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths.
Page 78 - We are men of ruined blood: Therefore comes it we are wise: Fish are we that love the mud, Rising to no fancy-flies.
Page 108 - distribution of the free alms, or bounty of the Founder of them to such persons as he has directed.