A history of the royal foundation of Christ's hospital

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William Pickering, 1834 - 358 pages

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Page 265 - Doctrine of the Greek Article applied to the Criticism and Illustration of the New Testament.
Page 138 - English compositions (at least for the last three years of our school education), he showed no mercy to phrase, metaphor, or image, unsupported by a sound sense, or where the same sense might have been conveyed with equal force and dignity in plainer words. Lute, harp, and lyre; Muse, Muses, and inspirations ; Pegasus, Parnassus, and Hippocrene were all an abomination to him.
Page 137 - He early moulded my taste to the preference of Demosthenes to Cicero, of Homer and Theocritus to Virgil, and again of Virgil to Ovid. He habituated me to compare Lucretius (in such extracts as I then read), Terence, and, above all, the chaster poems of Catullus, not only with the Roman poets of the...
Page lvii - To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, that we of our special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, have given and granted, and by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, do give and grant...
Page 246 - Remarks on the Epistles of Cicero to Brutus, and of Brutus to Cicero, in a Letter to a Friend.
Page li - Know ye that we, of our special grace and of our certain knowledge and mere motion, have given and granted, and by these presents for us, our heirs, and successors do...
Page lx - ... thereof ; and that the same governors, by the name of the Governors of the possessions revenues and goods of the hospitals of Edward the Sixth King of England, of Christ, Bridewell, and Saint Thomas the Apostle, may plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, answer and be answered...
Page lxxxix - ... concealed and coloured under the names of other persons, to defraud Us of Our customs and other things to us belonging for such goods and merchandises to the prejudice and loss of Us, Our heirs and successors...
Page 280 - Chase from my labouring breast ; Thy grace it is which prompts the prayer ; That grace can do the rest. 4 My life's brief remnant all be thine ; And, when thy sure decree Bids me this fleeting breath resign, O ! speed my soul to thee.
Page 137 - At the same time that we were studying the Greek Tragic Poets, he made us read Shakespeare and Milton as lessons: and they were the lessons too, which required most time and trouble to bring up, so as to escape his censure. I learnt from him, that Poetry, even that of the loftiest and, seemingly, that of the wildest odes, had a logic of its own, as severe as that of science; and more difficult, because more subtle, more complex, and dependent on more, and more fugitive causes.

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