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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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Biography: Or, Third Division of "The English Encyclopedia"

Charles Knight - 1867
...prevented him from obtaining much knowledge of Latin and Greek, his love of reading had led him to peruke many historical and geographical works; and he arrived...after leading a somewhat dissipated life for fourteen mouths, he was compelled to leave Oxford in consequence of having embraced the Roman Catholic faith....
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The literary reader: prose authors, with biogr. notices &c. by H.G. Robinson

Hugh George Robinson - 1867
...School, he commenced residence at Magdalene College, Oxford, he carried with him, as he himself says, " a stock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor,...of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed." Hi,s impressions of Oxford were not favourable; and the picture which he draws of the inner life of the...
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The Autobiography and Correspondence of Edward Gibbon, the Historian

Edward Gibbon - 1869 - 356 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...ignorance, of which a school-boy 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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Essays of a Birmingham Manufacturer, Volumen2

William Lucas Sargant - 1870
...course of his instruction ; but he had of his own accord read widely. " I arrived at Oxford," he says, " with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed." Such an irregular boyish career was a bad preparation for a university course : we must therefore make...
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Essays of a Birmingham Manufacturer, Volumen2

William Lucas Sargant - 1870
...course of his instruction; but he had of his own accord read widely. "I arrived at Oxford," he says, " with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed." Such an irregular boyish career was a bad preparation for a university course : we must therefore make...
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PORTRAIT GALLERY OF EMINENT MEN AND WOMEN OF EUROPE AND AMERICA

EVERT A. DUYCKINCK - 1872
...Septuagint with the Hebrew computation. "With such acquirements, " I arrived at Oxford," says he, " with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance, of which a school-boy would have been ashamed." The transition to the University was well calculated to make a marked impression on a youth whose intellectual...
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Works of Henry Lord Brougham: Men of letters of the time of George III

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1872
...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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Aspects of Authorship: Or, Book Marks and Book Makers

Francis Jacox - 1872 - 494 páginas
...with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor," but, also, on his own showing, with " a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed." Writing in middle life, he allows himself to observe that he had never consciously bought a book from...
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English literature ... 1760-1815

James Davies (of Southport.) - 1873
...tutors, and, finally, entered Magdalen College, Oxford, " with an amount of erudition . . . that would have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed," — remained at college ouly 14 months, continuing his wide and desultory reading, and, after a bout...
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Eminent English writers

William Lawson (F.R.G.S.) - 1875
...especially of historical and geographical works; and the consequence was, that he arrived at Oxford " with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed." He spent fourteen months at college idly and unprofitably, according to his own account. His desultory...
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