A New Pocket Companion for Oxford:: Or, Guide Through the University; : Containing an Accurate Description of the Public Edifices, the Buildings in Each of the Colleges; the Gardens, Statues, Pictures, Hieroglyphics, and All Other Curiosities in the University. With an Account of the Foundation of the Several Colleges and Their Present State. To which are Added Descriptions of the Buildings, Tapestry, Paintings, Sculpture, Temples, Gardens, &c. at Blenheim, Ditchley, Heythrop, and Nuneham, the Seats of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough, the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Dillon, and the Earls of Shrewsbury, and Harcourt..

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J. Cooke, near the Clarendon Printing-House., 1808 - 128 pages

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Page 24 - ... with vafes on the piers perpendicular to the columns ; above which is a cupola 60 feet high. Seven of the gateways...
Page 7 - Univerfity attend their fermon» in it every Sunday in the afternoon during Lent. The tower and eaft end are curious pieces of antiquity. In the year 1760 this Church was beautified and new pewed at the expence of the Parifh; and in 1768, by a liberal...
Page 35 - 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.
Page 17 - Grcdt and Romans, which were too large to be covered with lead or tile, fo this, by the painting of the flat roof within, is reprefented open; and as they ftretched...
Page 53 - By the ftatutes he gave this college, he appointed forty Fellows, whereof twenty-four were directed to ftudy Divinity and Philofophy, and the other fixteen the Civil and Canon Law. He procured from King Henry VI. a grant of the lands and revenues of feveral...
Page 98 - Mercury in the centre. The Hall is by far the moft magnificent room of the kind in Oxford, and perhaps one of the largeft in the kingdom. The roof is framed of timber, curioufly wrought, and fo contrived as to produce a very grand and noble effect. There are near 300 compartments in the cornice, which are embellifhed with as many coats of arms carved and blazoned in their proper colours.
Page 82 - Fellowfhips for fuch counties wherever he then had, or his heirs at any time after ihould have, eftates; which by this time comprehends moft of the counties in England. King Charles I. added one Fellowfhip for the iflands of Jerfey and Guernfey. And by Mrs. Shiers's benefaction, as completed and fettled by Dr. Hugh Shortrige, two other Fellowfhips were added, confined to the counties of Hertford and Surrey; befides confiderable augmentations to the revenues of the fociety.
Page 101 - Roman foldiers in various fleeping attitudes, admirably well drawn : and, though a very fmall portion of the glafs is ftained, the colours are brilliant, and the whole appears very lively. It was painted by J. Oliver, in his eighteenth year, and given by him to the College in the year 1700.
Page 24 - As we enter on this fide, on the right hand, are the apartments where Bibles and Common Prayer Books are printed, under the privilege and appointment of the Univerfity. On the left is the Univerfity Prefs ; and a well-finifhed apartment, where the Heads of Houfes and Delegates meet on the bufinefs of the Univerfity.
Page 97 - Fell, and perfectly correfponding to the tafte of the reft of the buildings. In this Tower hangs the great Bell called Tom, (the weight of which is eight...

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