A Versatile Professor: Reminiscences of the Rev. Edward Nares, D. D., Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford, 1813-1841

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George Cecil White
R. B. Johnson, 1903 - 308 ページ

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140 ページ - The moon on the east oriel shone Through slender shafts of shapely stone, By foliaged tracery combined; Thou wouldst have thought some fairy's hand 'Twixt poplars straight the osier wand In many a freakish knot had twined; Then framed a spell, when the work was done, And changed the willow wreaths to stone.
139 ページ - twenty acres of land, called the Bread and Cheese Land, lying in five pieces, were given by persons unknown, the yearly rents to be distributed among the poor of this parish. This is yearly done on Easter Sunday, in the afternoon, in 600 cakes, each of which have the figures of two women impressed...
140 ページ - And changed the willow wreaths to stone. The silver light, so pale and faint, "' Showed many a prophet and many a saint, Whose image on the glass was dyed ; Full in the midst, his cross of red Triumphant Michael brandished, And trampled the Apostate's pride. The moonbeam kissed the holy pane, And threw on the pavement a bloody stain.
139 ページ - ... to which latter is added one pound and a half of cheese, are given to the parishioners only, at the same time. There is a vulgar tradition in these parts that the figures on the cakes represent the donors of this gift, being two women, twins, who...
140 ページ - ... half of cheese, are given to the parishioners only, at the same time. There is a vulgar tradition in these parts, that the figures on the cakes represent the donors of this gift, being two women, twins, who were joined together in their bodies, and lived together so till they were between twenty and thirty years of age. But this seems without foundation.
249 ページ - DISCOURSES on the THREE CREEDS, and on the HOMAGE offered to our SAVIOUR on certain and particular Occasions, during his Ministry, as expressed in the Evangelical Writings by the Greek Term HPOZKTNEn.
145 ページ - God, that to believe otherwise, that is, to believe that God created a plurality of worlds, at least as numerous as what we call stars, renders the Christian system of faith at once little and ridiculous, and scatters it in the mind like feathers in the air. The two beliefs cannot be held together in the same mind; and he who thinks that he believes both, has thought but little of either.
255 ページ - I'm eighty years old, A girl of eighteen is in love with old Gould. To which his friend replied— A girl of eighteen may love Gould, it is true, But believe me, dear sir, it is gold without U.
140 ページ - There is a vulgar tradition in these parts, that the figures on the cakes represent the donors of this gift, being two women, twins, who were joined together in their bodies, and lived together so till they were between twenty and thirty years of age. But this seems without foundation. The truth seems to be, that it was the gift of two maidens of the name of Preston ; and that the print of the women on the cakes has taken place only within these fifty years, and were made to represent two poor widows,...
297 ページ - January, 1749, was pleased to advance him to the high and important Office of Master of the Rolls ; the Revenue of which, soon after his promotion, received from Parliament, unsought by him, a very considerable and equally Honourable Augmentation. By a faithful Discharge of the...

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