The English Universities, Band 1

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W. Pickering, 1843 - 740 Seiten
 

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Seite 230 - His overthrow heaped happiness upon him ; For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of being little; And, to add greater honors to his age Than man could give him, he died fearing God.
Seite 230 - From his cradle He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one ; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading : Lofty and sour to them that loved him not ; But, to those men that sought him, sweet as summer And though he were unsatisfied in getting, (Which was a sin,) yet in bestowing, madam, He was most princely : Ever witness for him Those twins of learning, that he raised in you, Ipswich and Oxford...
Seite 172 - A CLERK ther was of Oxenford also, That un-to logik hadde longe y-go. As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he nas nat right fat, I undertake; But loked holwe, and ther-to soberly.
Seite 173 - On bokes and on lerning he it spente, And besily gan for the soules praie Of hem, that yave him wherwith to scolaie. Of studie toke he moste cure and hede. Not a word spake he more than was nede ; And that was said in forme and reverence, And short and quike, and ful of high sentence. Souning in moral vertue was his speche, And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche.
Seite 84 - Welshland, who witnessed the affront, ' shall we bear this ? ' And then bending a bow, which he held in his hand, (for during the turmoil some had laid hands upon such weapons as they found within reach,) he shot the cook, — whom the scholars in derision named Nebuzaradan, the prince of cooks, — with a bolt through the body, so that he fell dead to the earth. Then was raised a loud cry, and the legate himself, in great fear, disguised in the garment of a canonist, fled into the tower of the church,...
Seite 230 - But to those men that sought him, sweet as summer. And though he were unsatisfied in getting, (Which was a sin,) yet in bestowing, madam, He was most princely : Ever witness for him Those twins of learning, that he rais'd in you, Ipswich, and Oxford ! one of which fell with him, Unwilling to outlive the good that did it ; The other, though unfinish'd, yet so famous, So excellent in art, and still so rising, QUEEN KATHARINE ASD GRIFFITH.
Seite 186 - The boar's head in hand bear I, Bedecked with bays and rosemary; And I pray you, my masters, be merry, Quot estis in convivio. Caput apri defero Reddens laudes domino.
Seite 83 - About this time (1238,) the Lord Legate Otho, who had been sent to England to remedy multifarious abuses in the Church, came to Oxford also, where he was received with all becoming honours. He took up his abode in the Abbey of Osney. The clerks of the University, however, sent him a goodly present of welcome, of meats and various drinks for his dinner, and, after the hour of the meal, repaired to his abode to greet him and do him honour. Then so it was that a certain Italian, a door-keeper of the...
Seite 172 - Twenty bokes clothed in blake or red, Of Aristotle, and his philosophic, Then robes riche, or fidel, or sautrie. But all be that he was a philosophre...
Seite 279 - With this conclusion all who cherish our heritage must agree: without freedom the prosperity most important for this country cannot be achieved — the prosperity of our cultural life. The university tradition in this country has been sustained through three centuries by the courage and sacrifice...

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