Oxford Historical Society Volume 22

Oxford Historical Society Volume 22

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... was hardly possible to have conceived them to have been qualified; and now, that they bear themselves stiffly and proudly, will scarcely vouchsafe to recognise those to whom professions of indelible obligation were once profusely tendered. But this is LIFE; and its drama may be said to have begun when the unsuspecting confidence of undergraduateship has worn away. Farewell, then, to the plans, and schemes, and associations of early manhood!--when every morning's dawn was bright, and the most lengthened day seemed to put on its wings of gold, and to fly too swiftly away! Of all the heads of colleges living, when I entered at Oxford, ONE only survives 1. 'SERUS REDEAT IN co: LUM.' There is, however, or there was, a place, or street, in this university, 'hight' Paradise; and when I add that my future destinies were in some measure! regulated or fixed in this spot, the reader will be naturally prepared to felieitate me thereon. Sunshine and shade are alternately upon all the sons of men. I have felt the former with a grateful heart, but I have tarried longer in the latter; and yet, if I now trod a palace of marble I could scarcely feel such pure and bounding delight as when, in the time of life recorded, I saw those portals 2 open to which my approach was announced by raising the knocker annexed. ' Upon the whole, on a dispassionate and honest review of this tender, and, in many instances, trying period of human life, my conscience does not reproach me with the commission of the slightest act whereby, directly or indirectly, the character, comfort, or peace of mind, of any one individual acquaintance was injured or impaired. That I quitted college at a period of life when perhaps I ought to have entered it, may...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883063
  • 9781236883063