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" I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition, that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance, of which a school-boy would have been ashamed. "
The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Page 212
1838
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Freemason's Magazine, Or General and Complete Library, Volume 6

Freemasonry - 1796
...disturbed by the difficulty of reconciling the Septuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition, that might have puzzled...ignorance, of which a school-boy would have been ashamed:" At fifteen years of age, our author went to Magdalen College, Oxford; where he continued only fourteen1...
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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1796
...difficulty of reconciling the Septuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived at Oxford with a flock of erudition , that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance, of which a fchool-boy would have been afhamed. At the conclufion of this firfl period of my life, I am tempted...
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Annual Register, Volume 38

Edmund Burke - History - 1800
...difficulty of reconciling the Septuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived at Oxford with a ftock of erudition, that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance, of which a fchool-boy would have been afhamed. To the univerfity of Oxford / acknowledge no obligation; and (lie...
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General biography; or, Lives, critical and historical, of the most eminent ...

John Aikin, William Enfield - 1803
...philological studies usual in a literary progress at that period of life. " I arrived at Oxford," says he, " with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed." In this state it is evident that he was ill prepared to receive the benefits, whatever they may he,...
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Volume 4

John Aikin - Biography - 1803
...philological studies usual in a literary progress at that period of life. " I arrived at Oxford," says he, " with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...a degree of ignorance of which a school-boy would bave been ashamed." In th:s state it is evident that he was ill prepared to receive the benefits, whatever...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...disturbed by the difficulty of reconciling the Septuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition, that might have puzzled...ignorance, of which a school-boy would have been ashamed. At the conclusion of this first period of my life, I am tempted to enter a protest against the trite...
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Annual Register, Volume 38

History - 1807
...Septuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived a' Oxford with a stock of erudition that might ha\re puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance, of which a school-boy would have been ashamed. To the university of Oxford I acknowledge no o'iliçations ; ana she wiil as cheerfully renounce me...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1810
...extensive as that of some others at the same period of life. He says of himself: I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed. Under such circumstances, he was but ill prepared to receive the benefits of an university education,...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1813
...matriculated as a gentleman commoner of Magdalen College. To Oxford, he informs us, he brought " a ftock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a fchool-boy would have been afhamed." During the three laft years, although ficknefs interrupted a regular...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 15

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...was matriculated as a gentleman commoner of Magdalencollege. To Oxford, he informs us, he brought " a stock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor,...ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed." During the last three years, although sickness interrupted a regular course of instruction, his fondness...
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