Scenes in England; For the Annusemet and Instruction of Little Sarry-At-Home Travellers

Scenes in England; For the Annusemet and Instruction of Little Sarry-At-Home Travellers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...In council them he flouted, In battle them he routed; His victories Britons shouted, And built for him Blenheim. So just ask your sister to thrum the tune on the piano. 37. Oxford. This is a finer sight than Blenheim, because it raises the love of knowledge, which is always a good thing. Soldiership belongs to the body; it implies strength and courage, which are good things certainly, though often put to a bad use. Learning belongs to the mind, and is as much better than strength, as the soul is better than the body. So this is the entrance of Oxford. Let us look up this street, reckoned one of the finest and grandest streets in Europe. What a number of noble buildings, colleges, and churches! yet this shews only a small part of Oxford, which is a university, or place where all sorts of learning are taught; where public professors give lectures, and private tutors instruct young men in every branoh of knowledge, especially the classics and the mathematics. It is generally supposed that Alfred the Great, who died about the year'901, first began to distinguish Oxford as the seat of learning, by establishing here three public schools. He was himself a learned man; he patronised learnings and wished to introduce a taste for it into his dominions, especially among his principal nobility. In the time of King Henry III. some publicspirited noblemen erected buildings separate from the citizens' houses; in which the students might reside constantly, and where they could more conveniently attend to the instructions of the several masters. There are now twenty colleges and five halls, which are very similar. The number of collegians varies, but is generally about two thousand. Many are the curiosities to be seen at Oxford, in these several colleges; besides...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555384
  • 9781236555380