A History of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, Attached to the University of Oxford: Including the Lives of the Founders, Том 2

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Collingwood and Company, 1810

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Страница 427 - To abstract the mind from all local emotion would be impossible if it were endeavoured, and would be foolish if it were possible. Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses ; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Страница 250 - HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY FROM THE BEQUEST OF JAMES WALKER (Class of 1814) President of Harvard College '* Preference being given to works in the Intellectual and Moral Sciences " THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE ARYAN NATIONS.
Страница 259 - 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.
Страница 299 - The other, though unfinish'd, yet so famous, So excellent in art, and still so rising, That Christendom shall ever speak his virtue. His overthrow heap'd happiness upon him ; For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of heing little : And, to add grSater honours to his age Than man could give him, he died fearing God.
Страница 383 - I gave notice to the king and the queen, and attended them into the hall whither I had the happiness to bring them by a way prepared from the president's lodging to the hall without any the least disturbance ; and had the hall kept as fresh and cool, that there was not any one person when the king and queen came into it. The princes, nobles, and ladies entered the same way with the king, and then presently another door was opened below to fill the hall with the better sort of company, which being...
Страница 370 - This estate in 1705 yielded 930/. yearly, He gave also to the mayor and corporation of Bristol, by deed, the sum, of 2000/. and the same to the town of Leicester, to purchase estates, and raise a fund from which sums of money might be lent to industrious tradesmen, not only of those but of other places specified, which, were to receive the benefits of the fund in rotation, and by the same the poor were to be relieved in times of scarcity.
Страница 290 - And while he was dazzling the eyes, or insulting the feelings of the people by an ostentation of gorgeous furniture and equipage, such as exceeded the royal establishment itself, he was a general and liberal patron of literature, a man of consummate taste in works of art, elegant in his plans, and boundless in his expences to execute them ; and, in the midst of luxurious pleasures and pompous revellings, he was meditating the advancement of science by a munificent use of those riches which he seemed...
Страница 266 - ... them to the size of the great eastern, window ; " the two gorgeous canopies which crown the extreme " turrets, and the profusion of elegant carved work " that covers the whole east front, tapering up to a ." point, where we view the breathing statue of the " pious Founder resting upon his chosen emblem, the " pelican. In a word, neglected and mutilated as this " work has been, during the course of nearly three " centuries, it still warrants us to assert, that, if the " whole cathedral had been...
Страница 261 - Fox's' melancholy narrative on a rock which cannot be shaken." 1 FOX (RICHARD), an eminent prelate, and the munificent founder of Corpus Christ! college, Oxford, was the son of Thomas Fox, and born* at Ropesley, near Grantham, in Lincolnshire, about the latter end of the reign of Henry VI. His parents are said to have been in mean circumstances, but they must at least have been able to afford him school education, since the only dispute on this subject between his biographers, is, whether he was...