A Hand-book for Visitors to Oxford

J. H. and J. Parker, 1858 - 248 pāgines

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Pāgina 36 - What! my lord, shall we build houses, and provide livelihoods for a company of monks, whose end and fall we ourselves may live to see ? No, no, it is more meet a great deal, that We should have care to provide for the increase of learning, and for such as who by their learning shall do good to the church and commonwealth.
Pāgina 122 - College ranks among the noblest buildings in the city — ' the chapel, the hall, the cloisters, the groined gateways, and even some original doors and windows remain, in their exterior at least, as they came from the hand of their master architect...
Pāgina 144 - Tenderness and Affection. Both of them together " express to us the complete character of a good " governor of a College. Accordingly they are <( placed under the window of those lodgings
Pāgina 145 - Going on to the right hand, on the other side of the gateway, are four figures, viz., the Schoolmaster, the Lawyer, the Physician, and the Divine. These are ranged along the outside of the library, and represent the duties and business of the students of the house.
Pāgina 78 - The original buildings, which are of Headington stone, dug from a quarry granted the founders for that purpose, are still to be seen in their primitive form in the first quadrangle, with this exception, that a third story with dormer windows, was constructed over the greater part of it, in the time of James I., for the accommodation of additional members. The tower gateway and hall, however, retain their first character entire.
Pāgina 145 - Qua' drangle : artd here the three first figures repre* sent the History of David, his conquest over 'the Lion and. Goliath; from whence we are ' taught, not to be discouraged at any difficulties ' that may stand in our way, as the Vigour of ' Youth will easily enable us to surmount them. ' The next figure to these is that of the Hippo' potamos, or River-Horse, carrying his young
Pāgina 221 - The new college was incorporated by charter, dated 29th July, in the year abovenamed, by the style of " the provost, fellows, and scholars of Worcester College, in the University of Oxford.
Pāgina 145 - This is the emblem of a good tutor or fellow of a college, who is set to watch over the youth of the society, and by whose prudence they are to be led through the dangers of their first entrance into the world.
Pāgina 66 - The panels and gables of the pinnacles testify to its date, being lined with a profusion of pomegranates in honour of Eleanor of Castile, the mother of Edward II., in whose reign it appears probable the work was completed. The superintendent of the work was Eleanor's almoner, Adam de Brom, whose chapel beneath, on the western side of the tower-base, was founded at this time, but rebuilt in the fifteenth century, at the same time with the nave.
Pāgina 144 - Beginning from the south-west corner, the first two figures we meet with are the Lion and the Pelican. The former of these is the emblem of Courage and Vigilance, the latter of Parental Tenderness and Affection. Both of them together express to us the complete character of a good governor of a college. Accordingly, they are placed under the windows of those lodgings which originally belonged to the President, as the instruction they convey ought particularly to regulate his conduct.

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