The Oxford university and city guide. To which is added, a guide to Blenheim, Nuneham [&c.]. [With] Appendix

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Page 160 - Surrey, 1264, and removed to Oxford in 1274, by Walter de Merton, Bishop of Rochester, and Lord High Chancellor of England. In 1380, Dr.
Page 117 - I have mentioned, than that famous picture of king Charles the First, which has the whole book of psalms written in the lines of the face, and the hair of the head. When I was last at Oxford I perused one of the whiskers, and was reading the other...
Page 197 - Mary, youngest daughter of William de Redvers, Earl of Devon, (who, as well as his uncle William, was surnamed de Vernon,) married Robert de Courtenay, Baron of Okehampton, in 1214.
Page 31 - This is the emblem of a good Tutor, or Fellow of a College, who is set to watch over the youth of the Society, and by whose prudence they are to be led through the dangers of their first entrance into the world. The figure immediately following represents Sobriety, or Temperance, that most necessary virtue of a Collegiate life.
Page 163 - University, as it confers the power to inspect the conduct of its members, and to take cognizance of and punish all offences committed without the walls of a College. The Proctors are two Masters of Arts, of at least four years standing, and not more than ten, who are chosen annually out of the several Colleges by turns.
Page 54 - It now contains about 40,000 volumes, and is increasing annually, by funds derived from an estate in the county of Oxford, appropriated to that purpose. It is fitted up with a rich wainscot, decorated with Doric and Ionic pilasters, the...
Page 30 - Going on to the right hand, on the other side of the gateway, are four figures, viz., the Schoolmaster, the Lawyer, the Physician, and the Divine. These are ranged along the outside of the library, and represent the duties and business of the students of the house. By means of learning in general, they are to be introduced to one of the three learned professions, or else, as is hinted to us by the figure with Cap and Bells in the corner, they must turn out Fools in the end. "We come now to the north...
Page 170 - As the term in which any one is matriculated, and that in which he takes his degree, are excepted, and two more are dispensed with by congregation, the residence may, in point of fact, be stated at twelve terms. The sons of the English, Scotch, and Irish peers, and the eldest sons of baronets and knights, when matriculated as such, and not on the foundation of any college, are allowed to have their degrees after having completed three years.
Page 90 - The perfect use of all her faculties at the age of 120 years, occasioned a great resort of company to her house. It was her custom to thread a very fine needle without the help of spectacles, and to present it to her guests, who, in return, gave her some small gratuity towards her support. In the latter end of her life she removed into St. Peter's-le-Bailey, and died by an accidental fall, which injured her back.

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