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" I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed. "
Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Página 212
1838
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Wade's London Review, Volúmenes1-3

1845
...Boswell, followed much the same plan ; and Gibbon says in his autobiography, ' I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed." We always think Rabelais' abbey of Thelcmc (see No. 7, p. 512), with its one clause, 'fay ce que couldras,'...
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The people's art union. The historic gallery of portraits & paintings, with ...

People - 1845
...miscellaneous information, so that to use his own expressions, "he arrived at college with a stock of ignorance that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy might have been ashamed." His habits of easy indolence were not improved at the university. The tutors...
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The Auto-biography of Edward Gibbon, Esq: Illustrated from His Letters, with ...

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 páginas
...disturbed by the difficulty of reconciling the Septuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...doctor, and a degree of ignorance, of which a schoolboy might have been ashamed. At the conclusion of this first period of my life, I am tempted to enter a...
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Autobiography: Illus. from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narratives

Edward Gibbon - 1846 - 381 páginas
...disturbed by the difficulty of reconciling the Septuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...doctor, and a degree of ignorance, of which a schoolboy might have been ashamed. At. the conclusion of this first period of my life, I am tempted to enter...
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Lives of Men of Letters and Science: Who Flourished in the Time of ..., Volumen2

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1846 - 301 páginas
...he arrived at Oxford before the age of fifteen complete, with a stock of erudition, which, he says, might have puzzled a Doctor, and a degree of ignorance, of which, he ingenuously confesses, a schoolboy would have been ashamed. Being entered a gentleman-commoner of...
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Lives of men of letters and science who flourished in the time of ..., Volumen2

Henry Peter Brougham (1st baron Brougham and Vaux.) - 1846
...he arrived at Oxford before the age of fifteen complete, with a stock of erudition, which, he says, might have puzzled a Doctor, and a degree of ignorance, of which, he ingenuously confesses, a schoolboy would have been ashamed. Being entered a gentleman-commoner of...
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Notes and Queries

1894
...remembered that Gibbon, when he entered at Magdalen College, Oxford (to use his own words), arrived there " with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed." Had Bulwer, I wonder, this passage in bis memory when he wrote of Christopher Clutterbuck : — ' My...
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Notes and Queries

1894
...remembered that Gibbon, when he entered at Magdalen College, Oxford (to use his own words), arrived there " with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which з schoolboy would have been ashamed." Had Bnlwer, I wonder, this passage in his memory when he wrote...
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Critical and miscellaneous essays, by an octogenarian (J. Roche).

James Roche - 1850
...tuition at home, he was sent to Oxford before he had completed his fifteenth year, and arrived there "with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...of which a school-boy would have been ashamed." His description of England's first I'nivcrsity is anything but creditable to the institution, in a moral...
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The Living Age ..., Volumen31

1851
...example of their unpowdered ring-leader. Gibbon has recorded of himself that he " arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy might have been ashamed." Southey could , perhaps, have subscribed to a similar confession. Westminster...
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