The National Quarterly Review Volume 21

The National Quarterly Review Volume 21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...between Alfred and Oxford was? "That Alfred frequently abode at Oxford is as certain," says Huber, ' " as that he had not his residence (or capital in a modern sense) there, for, in fact, he had no such fixed centre anywhere." Now, Huber gives no authority on which any such " certainty" can be based. He admits that he could not find express evidence that Alfred had a palace at Oxford, and that he had not been able to discover the passage in the Doomsday Book or in the laws of the Saxons to which Ingram referred on the subject;'I' yet he says proof can scarcely be necessary, since Alfred's frequent stay there speaks for itself, and it is more than probable that for the before-mentioned schools he selected a spot in which he frequently resided and which was so suitable in itself. He also contends that the Oxford school mentioned by Asser was the flchola Palatii of Alfred, "which he had got together with great care out of many nobles of his own nation, and in which he had the sons of those who were connected with the royal household instructed in good 'morals and imbuedwith good literature." Ingram says: " there is reasonto believe that, from a period beyond all record, there existed in the very centre of this city (Oxford) a spot more immediately dedicated to the purposes of general study and education. Even the good King Alfred has been generally considered rather as the restorer than the founder of the university."I He does not tell us, however, whether he went so far as the orators of the great university controversy, some of " Huber, vol. i., p. 385. 1-Memorials of Oaford, General History of the University, vol i., p. 14, and The Schools, Ibid, more

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