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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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American Journal of Education, Volumen28

1878
...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 mouths the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life : the reader will pronounce between the school...
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The American Journal of Education, Volumen28

Henry Barnard - 1878
...obligation ; and she will as cheerfully renounce me for a son, as I am willing to disclaim her for mouths the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life : the reader will pronounce between the school...
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Masters in History: Gibbon, Grote, Macaulay, Motley

Peter Anton - 1880 - 252 páginas
...acknowledge no obligation, and she will as readily 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 most idle and unprofitable of my whole life. The reader will pronounce between the school and the scholar."...
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Education, Scientific and Technical; Or, How the Inductive Sciences are ...

Robert Galloway - 1881 - 462 páginas
...will as readily renounce me for a son as I am willing to disclaim * Trinity College, Dublin. her for a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College ; they proved the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life. " The reader, states his biographer, will pronounce between...
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Landmarks of English Literature

Henry James Nicoll - 1886 - 460 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...had disqualified me for all literary pursuits." The cause of his quitting Oxford so soon forms one of the few romantic episodes of Gibbon's life. In the...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volumen1

Edward Gibbon - 1887
...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...disqualified me for all literary pursuits. The specious and read v excuse of my tender age, imperfect preparation, and hasty departure, may doubtless be alleged...
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Scribner's Magazine, Volumen45

Edward Livermore Burlingame, Robert Bridges, Alfred Sheppard Dashiell, Harlan Logan - 1909
...from them apparently derived no benefit. " I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College," he wrote; " they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life." He became a Roman Catholic. It was quite characteristic of this bookish man that his conversion was...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volumen5

1890
...doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy might have been ashamed,' and here he spent fourteen months—' the most idle and unprofitable...will pronounce between the school and the scholar.' From his childhood he had been fond of religious disputation, and his incursions into the bewildering...
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Selections in English Prose from Elizabeth to Victoria (1580-1880).

James Mercer Garnett - 1890 - 701 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 urif profitable of my whole life : the reader will pronounce between the school and the scholar ; but...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volumen5

1890
...which a schoolboy might have been ashamed,' and here he spent fourteen months — 'the most idle ami unprofitable of my whole life ; the reader will pronounce between the school and the scholar.' From his childhood he had been fond of religious disputation, and his incursions into the bewildering...
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