Oxoniana: Or Anecdotes Relative to the University and City of Oxford, Volume 4

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Slatter & Munday, 1806
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Page 173 - Arriving at the Mount of St. Mary's in the stony stage* where I now stand, I have brought you some fyne bisketts baked in the oven of charitie, carefully conserved for the chickens of the church, the sparrows of the spirit, and the sweet swallowes of salvation, &c.
Page 69 - often say that his company was very merry, facete, and juvenile, and no man in his time did surpass him for his ready and dextrous interlarding his common discourses among them with verses from the poets or sentences from classical authors, which being then all the fashion in the University, made his company more acceptable."*
Page 70 - broke out into that noble speech : If I were not a King, I would be an University man. And if it were so, that I must be a prisoner, if I might have my wish, I would desire to have no other
Page 70 - King James, in 1605, when he came to see our University of Oxford, and amongst other edifices now went to view that famous library, renewed by Sir Thomas Bodley, in imitation of Alexander, at his departure, broke out into that noble speech : If I were not a King, I would be an
Page 167 - sin by defacing the Monasteries, you have a desire also to overthrow all goodness by subversion of colleges. I tell you sirs, that I judge no land in England better bestowed than that which is given to our Universities; for by their maintenance our
Page 68 - for the day is the evil thereof. Nevertheless, I saw there a succession of boys using the same recreations, and questionless, possessed with the same thoughts that then possessed me. Thus one generation succeeds another, both in their lives, recreations, hopes, fears, and death."*
Page 63 - puts off his gowne, and puts on the ballad-singer's leathern jacket, and being a handsome man, and a rare full voice, he presently vended a great many, and had a great audience. " After the death of Dr. Goodwin, he was made deane of Christ-Church. He had a good interest with great men, as you may finde in
Page 143 - account in those parts ; which kind of education introduces men into the language and practice of business, and, if it be not resisted by the great ingenuity of the person, inclines young men to more pride than any other kind of breeding ; and disposes them to be pragmatical and insolent.
Page 160 - where he had part of his breeding) then will we the next year after, descend to Oxford fare, where many great, learned, and ancient fathers be continually conversant, which if our power stretch not to maintain neither, then may we yet like poor scholars of Oxford, go a begging with our bags and wallets, and sing
Page 85 - his person was handsome and gigantic, and nothing was wanting to make him a complete cavalier. He had so graceful elocution and noble address, that had he been dropt out of the clouds into any part of the world, he would have made himself

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