A pocket companion for Oxford. [Entitled] A new pocket companion for Oxford: or, Guide through the University

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Page 137 - The Castle of BLENHEIM was founded by Queen ANNE, In the Fourth Year of her Reign, In the Year of the Christian /Era 1705. A Monument designed to perpetuate the Memory of the Signal Victory Obtained over the French and Bavarians, Near the Village of Blenheim, , On the Banks of the Danube...
Page 11 - 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 137 - Acquired an Influence, Which no Rank, no Authority can give, Nor any Force, but that of superior Virtue ; Became the fixed important Centre, Which united in one common Cause The principal States of...
Page 13 - Bodleian, from Sir Thomas Bodley, its principal Founder, is a large lofty ftructure, in the form of a Roman H, and is faid to contain the greateft number of Books of any Library in Europe (except that of the Vatican), a Catalogue whereof is printed in two folio volumes.
Page 51 - South, and the Chapel at the North End of it. In this old Quadrangle is a Dial, contrived by that ingenious Architect Sir...
Page 65 - ... over them. In a fpace ten feet wide, and eighteen high, is reprefented the NATIVITY of JESUS CHRIST : a compofition of thirteen human figures, befides fome animals, i. The blefled Virgin, whofe attention is wholly engaged with her Infant. 2. A group of Angels defcended into the ftable, and .kneeling around him. The face of the lead of thefe exhibits an idea of youthful beauty that perhaps was never furpafled.
Page 24 - Rapine, with her fiery eyes, grinning teeth, sharp twangs, her hands imbrued in blood, holding a bloody dagger in one hand, in the other a burning flambeau; with...
Page 105 - 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 21 - 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 a cordage from pilafter to pilafter, upon which they...

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