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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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Memoirs of Edward Gibbon Written by Himself and a Selection from His Letters ...

Edward Gibbon - 1891 - 446 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...will pronounce between the school and the scholar; butI cannot affect to believe that Nature had disqualified me for all literary pursuits. The specious...
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The Autobiographies of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1896 - 435 páginas
...obligation ; and she will as chearfully renounce me for a son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College...to believe that Nature had disqualified me for all litterary pursuits. The specious and ready excuse of my tender age, imperfect preparation, and hasty...
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The Autobiographies of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1896 - 435 páginas
...obligation ; and she will as chearfully renounce me for a son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. | I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College...to believe that Nature had disqualified me for all litterary pursuits. The specious and ready excuse of my tender age, imperfect praeparation, and hasty...
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Historic Studies in Vaud, Berne, and Savoy: From Roman Times to ..., Volumen2

John Meredith Read - 1897 - 31 páginas
...an eminent character — for instance, over that so long the abode of Charles Eeade. Gibbon says : ' I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College ; they...the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life.' It seems probable that Gibbon, in this judgment of Magdalen, was unconsciously influenced by personal...
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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volumen1

Edward Gibbon - 1898
...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;...pronounce between the school and the scholar, but I canuot affect to believe that Nature had disqualified me for all literary pursuits. The specious and...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1898 - 279 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 ; they proved the fourteen 3° months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life. The reader will pronounce between the school...
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A History of English Literature: By F.V.N. Painter

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1899 - 697 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." He received scarcely any instruction ; he was not even directed in his studies and reading ; and, worst...
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The Memoirs of the Life of Edward Gibbon with Various Observations and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1900 - 360 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 4 : the reader will pronounce between 1 J" In the time of Job the crime of impiety was punished by...
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Proceedings of the Literary & Philosophical Society of Liverpool, Tema 56

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1902
...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." No doubt to an economist of time like Gibbon, a ' period...
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Proceedings, Volumen56

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1902
...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." No doubt to an economist of time like Gibbon, a period...
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