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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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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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The Foe of Compromise: And Other Essays

William Garrott Brown - 1903 - 224 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 most idle and unprofitable of my whole life." — EDWARD GIBBON, Memoirs of My Life and Writings. " And yet, steeped in sentiment as she lies, spreading...
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A Liberal Education and a Liberal Faith: A Series of Baccalaureate Addresses

Charles Franklin Thwing - 1903 - 233 páginas
...wish to come to college. The Oxford of Gibbon has forever passed away. You recall his description. " I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College ; they...most idle and unprofitable of my whole life." The colleges of Oxford and Cambridge were founded in an age of darkness and of barbarous sciences, and...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volumen130

1881
...no obligation," he cries, calling upon the reader to decide between the school and the scholar : " I cannot affect to believe that nature had disqualified me for all literary pursuits." Whenever he approaches this subject there is a tone of resentment in his voice. His description of...
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The Makers of English Prose

William James Dawson - 1906 - 308 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." But Gibbon had that which Oxford could neither give nor...
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Historical Essays

James Ford Rhodes - 1909 - 335 páginas
...and 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." s He became a Roman Catholic. It was quite characteristic of this bookish man that his conversion was...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 724 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;...imperfect preparation, and hasty departure may doubtless b( alleged, nor do I wish to defraud such excuses of their propel weight. Yet in my sixteenth year...
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A History of Classical Philology from the Seventh Century, B.C. to the ...

Harry Thurston Peck - 1911 - 491 páginas
...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."1 It is Edward Gibbon who, thrust forth from Oxford in his seventeenth year, because he chose...
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Modern Essays

John Milton Berdan, John Richie Schultz, Hewette Elwell Joyce - 1915 - 448 páginas
...and 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." B He became a Roman Catholic. It was quite characteristic of this bookish man that his conversion was...
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Modern Essays

John Milton Berdan, John Richie Schultz, Hewette Elwell Joyce - 1915 - 448 páginas
...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." B He became a Roman Catholic. It was quite characteristic of this bookish man that his conversion was...
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