Trinity College

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Page 221 - In him I took leave of my first college, Trinity, which was so dear to me, and which held on its foundation so many who have been kind to me both when I was a boy, and all through my Oxford life. Trinity had never been unkind to me. There used to be much snapdragon growing on the walls opposite my freshman's rooms there, and I had for years taken it as the emblem of my own perpetual residence even unto death in my University.
Page 31 - Quiet yourself, good Master Pope, and be not discomforted; for I trust that we shall, once in heaven, see each other full merrily, where we shall be sure to live and love together in joyful bliss eternally!
Page 128 - Tis probable this venerable Dr. might have lived some yeares longer, and finisht his century, had not those civill warres come on: which much grieved him, that was wont to be absolute in the colledge, to be affronted and disrespected by rude soldiers. I remember, being at the Rhetorique lecture in the hall, a footsoldier came in and brake his hower-glasse.
Page 116 - He was a gentleman commoner of Trinity College Oxford, in 1629, and at the age of 19 took one degree in arts; but, a* Wood tells us in his Athena, left the university without completing that degree by determination; at which time he had the character in ihat college, of a stubborn and saucy fellow towards the seniors, and therefore his company was not at all wanting.
Page 217 - first do some verses ; then Latin translation ; ' then Latin theme ; then chorus of Euripides ; ' then an English theme ; then some Plato ; ' then some Lucretius ; then some Xenophon ; ' then some Livy. What is more distressing ' than suspense ? At last I was called to the ' place where they had been voting ; the Vice' Chancellor [the President] said some Latin ' over me ; then made a speech.
Page 119 - ... againe, as a man that is buttoned or laced too hard, must unbutton before he can be at his ease. Drunkennesse he much exclaimed against but wenching he allowed.
Page 59 - My lord Cardinalls grace has had the overseeinge of my statutes. He muche lykes well, that I have therein ordered the Latin tonge [Latin classics] to be redde to my schollers. But he advyses me to order the Greeke to be more taught there than I have provyded. This purpose I well lyke : but I fear the tymes will not bear it now. I remember when I was a young scholler at Etonf, the Greeke tonge was growing apace ; the studie of which is now alate much decaid *." Queen Mary was herself eminently learned.

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