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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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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volumen23

1851
...example of their unpowdered ringleader. 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.'' Southoy could, perhaps, have subscribed to a similar confession. Westminster...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with ..., Volumen1

Edward Gibbon - 1854
...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...ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed. At the conclusion of this first period of my life I am tempted to enter a protest against the trite...
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Lives of Men of Letters of the Time of George III.

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1856 - 438 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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New Biographies of Illustrious Men

1857 - 408 páginas
...intellectual condition at that time is curious enough : " I arrived there with a stock of erudition which might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a school-boy might have been ashamed." It was natural. He had read extensively, though at random ; and, his memory...
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The New American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General ..., Volumen8

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - 1859
...to the difficult originals. In 1752 he went to Oxford, and arrived " with a stock of erudition which might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a school boy might have been ashamed." Neglected by his tutor, he gave himself to general reading. He...
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School-days of Eminent Men: I. Sketches of the Progress of Education in ...

John Timbs - 1860 - 309 páginas
...with the Rev. Philip Francis, the translator of Horace, he was removed, in 1752, to Oxford, where he matriculated as a gentleman commoner of Magdalen College,...he describes as easy men, who preferred receiving their fees to attending to the instruction of their pupils; and after leading a somewhat dissipated...
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The new American cyclopædia, ed. by G. Ripley and C.A. Dana, Volumen8

American cyclopaedia - 1860
...to the difficult originals. In 1752 he went to Oxford, and arrived " with a stock of erudition which might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a school boy might have been ashamed." Neglected by his tutor, he gave himself to general reading. He...
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A history of English literature, in a series of biographical sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862
...commoner of Magdalen College, Oxford, — arriving at that seat of learning, as he tells us himself, " with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed." The key to this statement we find in the fact, that, while too ill for study during his school-days,...
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A history of English literature, in a series of biographical sketches

William Francis Collier - 1862 - 538 páginas
...commoner of Magdalen College, Oxford, — arriving at that seat of learning, as he tells us himself, " with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed." The key to this statement we find in the fact, that, while too ill for study during his school-days,...
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The Sword and the Trowel

1866
...life. Gibbon says, he left Oxford with an amount of learning which might have puzzled a doctor, aud a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed. For my part, I can honestly say, that I imbibed there the morality as well as the philosophy of the...
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