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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 Cultivation of Hatred

Peter Gay - 1993 - 685 páginas
...1977), 132 [ch. 19]. 8. Gibbon's precise indictment of Oxford as the home of torpor and ignorance — "I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College; they...months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life" — may have been overdrawn, but not by much. The Autobiography of Edward Gibbon (1794; ed. Dero A....
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Joseph Banks: A Life

Patrick O'Brian - 1997 - 328 páginas
...of Christ Church as a gentleman-commoner at the end of 1 760. A little while before this Gibbon had spent "fourteen months at Magdalen College; they proved...the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life". His remarks about the university, so admirably and so memorably expressed, have coloured the general...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 páginas
...no obligatlon; and she will as cheerfully renounce me for a son, as I am willing to disclaim her for is a prick, it is a sting, It is a pretty, pretty thing; It is a 3912 Memoirs of My Life Dr - well remembered that he had a salary to receive, and only forgot that...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford University Press, TME. - 1999 - 1136 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 months the most idle and unprotitable of my whole life. Memoirs of M if Ufe ( i 796) ch. î 18 Their dull and deep potations...
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Troublemaker: The Life and History of A. J. P. Taylor

Kathleen Burk - 2000 - 491 páginas
...by Edward Gibbon, who was an undergraduate there in 1752 and 1753. As he wrote in his Autobiography: I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College; they...most idle and unprofitable of my whole life .... The fellows or monks of my time were decent easy men, who supinely enjoyed the gifts of the founder; their...
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A Blessed Company: Parishes, Parsons, and Parishioners in Anglican Virginia ...

John Kendall Nelson - 2001 - 477 páginas
...no 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:...idle and unprofitable of my whole life. . . . the greater part of the public professors have for these many years, given up altogether even the pretence...
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Patrick O'Brian: A Life

Dean King - 2001 - 416 páginas
...attended, fared a little better than Eton in his hands, though he did quote Gibbon on his time there at Magdalen College ("they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life" [p. 26]). Still, Banks, much to his own credit and industry, thrived there, furthering his deep interest...
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Gibbon and the 'Watchmen of the Holy City': The Historian and His Reputation ...

David Womersley, Thomas Warton Professor of English David Womersley - 2002 - 452 páginas
...exercises must be proportioned to the lowest degree of ability and application. I spent fourteen montbs at Magdalen College; they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life. By the habit of early rising I always secured a sacred portion of the day, and many scattered moments...
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Compass: A Story of Exploration and Innovation

Alan Gurney - 2004 - 320 páginas
...Knight. Once settled in London the thin-lipped, beak-nosed 'The same college castigated by Edward Gibbon: "I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College; they...the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life." Knight, a man very conscious of his own dignity and rightful place in the world, promptly set about...
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The Pursuit of Glory: Europe, 1648-1815

T. C. W. Blanning - 2007 - 707 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.' Of course, his fabled anti-clericalism, accentuated by a brief conversion to Catholicism, had a good...
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