A Century of the Phoenix Common Room

A Century of the Phoenix Common Room : Brasenose College, Oxford, 1786-1886 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Century of the Phoenix Common Room: Brasenose College, Oxford, 1786-1886 The following pages contain records of the oldest social College Club in Oxford - the Phoenix Common Room at Brasenose. No club could exist for a hundred years, and show itself flourishing at its centenary, without something sound and healthy in its principles and constitution; and the Editor believes that he need not apologize even for an imperfect attempt to put together, from the careful records of the Club, some account of the rules under which it has lived, and of the Members who have successively composed it. The biographical details of the latter part he has derived from other sources.* In this preface he will endeavour to sketch the foundation of the Society, and a few of the incidents of its career. It will be readily understood that a social club, in Spite of its rapid changes of personnel and even habits, can have little of annals or history proper. Dinners and table-talk in 1786 and 1886 differ in kind about as much as human nature itself. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243137907
  • 9780243137909