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Side 240 - His overthrow heaped happiness upon him ; For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of being little; And, to add greater honors to his age Than man could give him, he died fearing God.
Side 240 - From his cradle He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one ; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading : Lofty and sour to them that loved him not ; But, to those men that sought him, sweet as summer And though he were unsatisfied in getting, (Which was a sin,) yet in bestowing, madam, He was most princely : Ever witness for him Those twins of learning, that he raised in you, Ipswich and Oxford...
Side 182 - A CLERK ther was of Oxenford also, That un-to logik hadde longe y-go. As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he nas nat right fat, I undertake; But loked holwe, and ther-to soberly.
Side 337 - Whiles his young master lieth o'er his head. Second, that he do on no default Ever presume to sit above the salt.
Side 84 - What has been here drawn out from the history of Oxford, admits of ample illustration from the parallel history of Paris. We find Chancellor Gerson on one occasion remonstrating in the name of his University with the French king.
Side 335 - The state of domestic education among the landed gentry of that day, appears to me to have been the principal source of the evils alluded to. We learn from an unexceptionable contemporaneous witness,f what the spirit of that education was. " Such is the most base and ridiculous parsimony of many of our gentlemen...
Side 375 - Grimbald, although the number of scholars was smaller than in ancient time, because several had been driven away by the cruelty and tyranny of the pagans. They also proved and showed, by the undoubted testimony of ancient annals, that the orders and institutions of that place had been sanctioned by certain pious and learned men, as for instance by Saint Gildas, Melkinus, Nennius, Kentigern, and others, who had all grown old there in literature, and happily...
Side 163 - ... flocked to the great fountains of learning to satisfy the thirst for knowledge, and prepare for the various stations which intelligent society should offer. The institution, however, met with reverses, and so lost its popularity, that AD 1438, it was said, " out of so many thousand students reputed to have been here at a former time, not one thousand now remains to...
Side 337 - Second, that he do on no default Ever presume to sit above the salt. Third, that he never change his trencher twice. Fourth, that he use all common courtesies, Sit bare at meals, and one half rise and wait. Last, that he never his young master beat But he must ask his mother to define How many jerks she would his breech should line. All these observed, he could contented be To give five marks and winter livery.
Side 182 - I only regret that we have not a similar one, from the middle of the thirteenth century. A clerk ther was of Oxenford also, That unto logik hadde long ygo. As lene was his hors as is a rake. And he was not right fat, I undertake ; But looked holwe* and thereto soberlye. Ful thredbare was his overest courtepie.

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