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 ... and All ... Curiosities in the University ... To which are Added, Descriptions of ... Blenheim, Ditchley, Heythrop, Nuneham and Stow ...

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D. Prince, and J. Cooke, 1787 - 152 pages
 

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Page 128 - Wisdom's self Oft seeks to sweet retired solitude ; Where, with her best nurse, Contemplation, She plumes her feathers, and lets grow her wings, That in the various bustle of resort Were all too ruffled, and sometimes impair'd. He that has light within his own clear breast, May sit i...
Page 130 - My love, my life, said I, explain This change of humour : pr'ythee, tell : That falling tear — What does it mean ? She sigh'd ; she smil'd : and to the flowers Pointing, the lovely moralist said : See, friend, in some few fleeting hours, See yonder, what a change is made. Ah me! the blooming pride of May, And that of beauty are but one: At morn both...
Page 75 - 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 withal fo artfully contrived, as to produce a very grand and noble Effect.
Page 146 - Whose excellent genius opened to him the whole heart of man, all the mines of fancy, all the stores of nature ; and gave him power, beyond all other writers, to move, astonish, and delight mankind.
Page 120 - On one side of the Chimney, the Holy Family, a celebrated Picture, by Barocci, known by the name of La Madonna della Gatta, from the Cat in one corner. It...
Page 101 - THE CHAPEL. This is One of the wings ; in which is a fuperb Monument to the memory of the firft Duke and Duchefs, by Ryfbrack.
Page 148 - SIR WALTER RALEIGH, A valiant Soldier, and an able Statesman ; who endeavouring to rouse the spirit of his master, for the honour of his country, against the ambition of Spain, fell a sacrifice to the influence of that court, whose arms he had vanquished, and whose designs he opposed.
Page 81 - Scholars to be of his kindred, and the reft from Abingdon School. King Charles I. granted to this Society the perpetual advowfon of St. Aldate's Church, and certain lands for the maintenance of one Fellow, to be chofen from Guernfey or Jerfey.
Page 37 - Magdalene after his refurrection ; which is called by the painters, a Noli me tangere, in allufion to the firft words of Chrift's fpeech to her,
Page 15 - 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...

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