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Page x - A History of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings attached to the University of Oxford, including the Lives of the Founders ;" a work which he undertook at the request of his old friend Mr.
Page 6 - No man seems to have tasted more sensibly the pleasure of doing good; and no man had a greater share of this exquisite enjoyment The foundation of his colleges, the principal monuments of his munificence, was as well calculated for the real use of the public, and as judiciously planned, as it was nobly and generously executed. Whatever Wykeham's attainments in letters were, he had at least the good sense to see that the clergy, though they had almost engrossed the whole learning of that age, yet...
Page 1 - Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine; And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
Page 2 - Bishop removed hither his scholars from Hart hall, and made a foundation for a Rector and twelve fellows; of these thirteen he directed that eight should be elected from the archdeaconries of Exeter, Totness, and Barnstaple; four from the archdeaconry of Cornwall, and that one should...
Page 3 - Canterbury, who died in 1583, left revenues arising from messuages and lands, amounting to 20/. per annum, for the maintenance of one fellow and two scholars, to be chosen from his school which he had founded at St.
Page 6 - ... that by the particular distresses of the times, and the havoc that several successive plagues had made in all ranks of the people, but especially among the clergy, the church was at a loss for a proper supply of such as were tolerably qualified for the performance of the common service. It was not vanity and ostentation that suggested this design to him ; he was prompted to it by the notorious exigence of the times and the real demands of the public. The deliberation with which he entered upon...