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" I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed. "
General biography; or, Lives, critical and historical, of the most eminent ... - Page 304
by John Aikin - 1803
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 111

English literature - 1860 - 566 pages
...exquisitely alive to the melodies of his native tongue. Gibbon describes himself as taking with him to Oxford 'a ' stock of erudition that might have puzzled a...ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ' ashamed.' Milton probably had nothing to be ashamed of on the one score, and much to boast of on the other, when...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805 - 502 pages
...disturbed by the difficulty of reconciling the Septuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition, that might have puzzled...ignorance, of which a school-boy would have been ashamed. At the conclusion of this first period of my life, I am tempted to enter a protest against the trite...
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Annual Register, Volume 38

History - 1807
...Septuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived a' Oxford with a stock of erudition that might ha\re puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance, of which a school-boy would have been ashamed. To the university of Oxford I acknowledge no o'ilišations ; ana she wiil as cheerfully renounce me...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1810 - 532 pages
...extensive as that of some others at the same period of life. He says of himself: I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed. Under such circumstances, he was but ill prepared to receive the benefits of an university education,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - English literature - 1814 - 726 pages
...disturbed by the difficulty of reconciling the Septuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition, that might have puzzled...ignorance, of which a school-boy would have been ashamed. • At the conclusion of this first period of my life, I am tempted to enter a protest against the...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 15

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814 - 548 pages
...was matriculated as a gentleman commoner of Magdalencollege. To Oxford, he informs us, he brought " a stock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor,...ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed." During the last three years, although sickness interrupted a regular course of instruction, his fondness...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Biography - 1814 - 544 pages
...Magdalencollege. To Oxford, he informs us, he brought " a stock of erudition that might have ptfzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed." During the last three years, although sick-' ness interrupted a regular course of instruction, his...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1821 - 474 pages
...disturhed by the difficulty of reconciling the septuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...degree of ignorance of which a school-boy would have heen ashamed. To the university of Oxford I acknowledge no obligation ; and she will as cheerfully...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825 - 336 pages
...by the difficulty of reconciling the Septuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived at " Oxford with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed. At the conclusion of this first period of my life, I am tempted to enter a protest against the trite...
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Autobiographies: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

Autobiographies - 1830 - 336 pages
...disturbed by the difficulty of reconciling the Septuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed. At the conclusion of this first period of my life, I am tempted to enter a protest against the trite...
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