Oxoniana: Or Anecdotes Relative to the University and City of Oxford, Volume 2

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Slatter & Munday, 1806

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Page 185 - Hooker, that he thought himself bound in conscience to believe all that she said : so that the good man came to be persuaded by her, " that he was a man of a tender constitution ; and that it was best for him to have a wife, that might prove a nurse to him ; such a one as might both prolong his life, and make it more comfortable ; and such a one she could and would provide for him, if he thought fit to marry.
Page 184 - Watling-street, upon whom poverty had at last come like an armed man, and brought him into a necessitous condition; which, though it be a punishment, is not always an argument of God's disfavour; for he was a virtuous man. I shall not yet give the like testimony of his wife, but leave the Reader to judge by what follows. But to this house Mr. Hooker came so wet, so weary, and weather-beaten, that he was never known to express more passion, than against a friend that dissuaded him from footing it...
Page 207 - College, however familiar with him, who has heard him speak a word either against, or so much as concerning the government; and although very frequently, both in public and in private, discourses have been purposely introduced, to the disparagement of his master, the Earl of Shaftesbury, his party, and designs, he could never be provoked to take any notice, or discover in word or look the least concern; so that I believe there is not in the world such a master of taciturnity and passion.
Page 186 - College ; from that garden of piety, of pleasure, of peace, and a sweet conversation, into the thorny wilderness of a busy world ; into those corroding cares that attend a married Priest, and a country Parsonage...
Page 187 - Cranmer, took a journey to see their tutor; where they found him with a book in his hand, (it was the Odes of Horace,) he being then like humble and innocent Abel, tending his small allotment of sheep in a common field...
Page 207 - I have for divers years had an eye upon him, but so close has his guard been on himself, that after several strict inquiries, I may confidently affirm there is not any one in the college, however familiar with him, who has heard him speak a word either against, or so much as concerning the Government...
Page 47 - He was apparelled in a gowne of blew satten, full of small oilet holes, at euerie hole the needle hanging by a silke thred with which it was sewed. About his arme he ware an hounds collar set full of SS of gold, and the tirets likewise being of the same metall.
Page 237 - Persian habits gave great content; so that all men came forth from it very well satisfied. And the queen liked it so well, that she afterwards sent to me to have the apparel sent to Hampton Court, that she might see her own players act it over again, and see whether they could do it as well as it was done in the university.
Page 209 - ... student's place, and deprive him of all the rights and advantages thereunto belonging, for which this shall be your warrant; and so we bid you heartily farewell. Given at our Court at Whitehall, llth day of November, 1684. " By his Majesty's command, SUNDERLAND.
Page 25 - This done, they were conducted each after the other to the high table and there made to stand on a forme placed thereon, from whence they were to speak their speech with an audible voice to the company, which if well done the person that spoke it was to have a cup of cawdle and no salted drinke ; if indifferently, some cawdle and some salted drink ; but if dull, nothing was given to him but salted drinke, or salt put in college beere, with tucks to boot.

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