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" To the university of Oxford I acknowledge no obligation ; and she will as cheerfully renounce me for a son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen college ; they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable... "
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq - Página 37
por Edward Gibbon - 1825
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The life of Edward Gibbon [by himself] with selections from his ...

Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman - 1840 - 357 páginas
...obligation ; and she will as cheerfully renounce me for a son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College;...they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unproGtable of my whole life : the reader will pronounce between the school and the scholar : but I...
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Autobiography: Illus. from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narratives

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 páginas
...obligation ; and she will as cheerfully renounce me for a son. as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College...months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life : and the reader will pronounce between the school and the scholar ; but I cannot affect to believe...
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The Auto-biography of Edward Gibbon, Esq: Illustrated from His Letters, with ...

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 páginas
...obligation ; and she will as cheerfully renounce me for a son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother, I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College...months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life : and the reader will pronounce between the school and the scholar ; but I cannot affect to believe...
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The Auto-biography of Edward Gibbon, Esq: Illustrated from His Letters, with ...

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 páginas
...obligation ; and she will as cheerfully renounce me for a soni as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College ; they proved the fourteen months the most idle anfl unprofitable of my whole life : and the reader will pronounce between the school and the scholar;...
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Critical and miscellaneous essays, by an octogenarian (J. Roche).

James Roche - 1850
...emphatically denies all obligation. ' ; I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College," he states, " they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life.— From the toil of reading, or thinking, or writing, the fellows, or monks, both of Oxford and Cambridge,...
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New Biographies of Illustrious Men

1857 - 408 páginas
...obligation ; and she will as cheerfully renounce me for a son *as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College...the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable in my whole life.1 1 Memoirs, Vol. I. p. 34. But little as he did as a student, he already meditated...
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Classical and Scientific Studies and the Great Schools of England: A Lecture ...

William Parsons Atkinson - 1865 - 117 páginas
...no obligation ; and she will as cheerfully renounce me for a son as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College...the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life," — et seq. Eton was hardly better in his day than in ours. " A finished scholar may emerge from the...
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A MEMOIR OF MRS. ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULD, WITH MANY OF HER LETTERS

GRACE A. ELLIS - 1874
...for the industrious and worthy tutors at Warrington. He writes of his life at Magdalen College : " I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College ; they...Nature had disqualified me for all literary pursuits." And in confirmation of the singular want of supervision and instruction he received, the historian...
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Life and letters. v.2. Selected works

Grace Atkinson Oliver - 1874
...for the industrious and worthy tutors at Warrington. He writes of his life at Magdalen College : " I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College ; they...Nature had disqualified me for all literary pursuits." • And in confirmation of the singular want of supervision and instruction he received, the historian...
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Transactions of the Northern Wisconsin Agricultural and Mechanical ..., Volumen4

Northern Wisconsin Agricultural and Mechanical Association - 1877
...son, and I am willing to disclaim her as a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College, and they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable of -my whole life." And yet this man who spurns his alma mater wrote a work which has been characterized as the greatest...
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