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"In towery dimnefs, gothic, vast, or grand,
Montgomery's Oatore page 14.
Published March 1831 by Whittaker & Co London.
PRINTED BY S. COLLINGWOOD, PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY,
Intellectual greatness-the homage due to any establishment tending to promote it-OXFORD-feelings and associations awakened by its first appearance-its mental quiet-its literary Past-studies-ancient and modern. learning-classical bigots-system of study and examination—the necessity of one general standard— -reason why men of genius have often contemned it—mind independent of circumstance-First origin of the University-its progress under Alfred, till the time of William of Normandyher present appearance-view from the Radcliffe-New College Chapel and service-Royal visit in 1814.- Biographical associations-Illustrations of the same in Addison, Steele, Collins, Johnson, Sir Philip Sydney, Ben Johnson, and Locke-Origin of Locke's famous Essayintellectual society-a contrast-Canning-Davenant
Wesley-Hervey-Denham-Chatham-Thomas Warton -Lisle Bowles-Country clergymen-their seclusion how fondly anticipated—a scene suggesting such anticipation— Blenheim-Balliol-Ridley and Latimer-their martyrdom -Evelyn-Southey-the wisdom of literary retirement, contrasted with the rivalries of the literary world-female authorship—a characteristic sketch-return to biographical associations, which conclude with Heber-his early life-collegiate course-pastoral character and death in India.