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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 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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Gigantic Book of Teacher's Wisdom

Erin Gruwell - 2007 - 788 páginas
...VLADIMIR NABOKOV Education is too important to be left solely to the educators. — FRANCIS KEPPEL I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College: they...months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life. —EDWARD GIBBON, FROM HIS BOOK MEMOIRS OF MY LIFE (1796) To my astonishment I was informed on leaving...
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The Works of Edward Gibbon, Volumen13

Edward Gibbon - 1907
...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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