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 Historical Account of the Foundation of the Several Colleges, Their History and Present State. Adorned with Plan of the University and City, and Other Plates. To which are Added, Descriptions of the Buildings, Tapestry, Paintings, Sculpture, Temples, Gardens, &c. at Blenheim, Ditchley, and Stow, the Seats of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough, the Right Honourable the Earl of Litchfield, the Right Honourable the Earl of Temple..
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Page 122 - 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 146 - In his old age he retir'd to the house of a clergyman in the country, where he finish'd his earthly race, and died an honour and an example to the whole species. Reader, this stone is guiltless of flattery, for he to whom it is inscrib'd was not a man, but a grey-hound.
Page 122 - Acquired an Influence Which no Rank, no Authority can give, Nor any Force, but that of...
Page 90 - 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.
Page 30 - Pannel (extremelywell carved) which greatly enrich it. Each Window contains fix Figures, nearly as large as the Life, reprefenting the Apoftles, primitive Fathers, Saints and Martyrs. Many think 'this Room rather too dark at firft entering it, but afterwards are better reconciled : The occafion of that Opinion is, undoubtedly, the Contraft between, this and the Ante-chapel, which they pafs through, to it, and which is extremely light. Cathedral -Service is performed here every Day at Ten and.
Page 17 - Wall, which difcovereth the open Air, and maketh Way for the Defcent of the Arts and Sciences, that are congregated in a Circle of Clouds, to whofe Affembly Truth defcends, as being folicited and implored by them all.
Page 38 - Strangers are frequently brought, who delire to fee the Society at Dinner. The Library on the Weft Side of the North Court, about 123 Feet in length, is a noble Building of the Corinthian Order, with a fpacious Cloifter to the Eaft, and the Statue of the Founder, and principal Benefactors to the College in Niches to the Weft, and is adorned with Stucco Work by the late Mr.
Page 65 - JOHN'S COLLEGE IS fituated north of Balliol and Trinity Colleges, having a terras, with a row of lofty elms before it. The buildings of this College chiefly confift of two large quadrangles. We enter the firft by a handfome old gateway with a tower over it. It is formed by the Hall and Chapel on the north, the Prefident's Lodgings on the eaft, and the Chambers of the Fellows, Scholars, and other Students, on the fouth and weft fides.