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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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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volumen2

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - 1876
...circulating library, and he read through the catalogue, folios and all. At fourteen, he had, like Gibbon, ath ; and h } He had no ambition ; his father was dead, and he actually thought of apprenticing himself to a shoemaker...
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AUTOBIOGRAPHY MEMOIRS OF EDWARD GIBBON, ESQ

WILLIAM D. HOWELLS - 1877
...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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American Journal of Education, Volumen28

1878
...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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The American Journal of Education, Volumen28

Henry Barnard - 1878
...disturbed by the difficulty of reconciling the Septuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived at Oxford At the conclusion of this first period of my life, I am tempted to enter a protest against the trite...
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The Westminster review [afterw.] The London and Westminster review [afterw ...

sir John Bowring - 1878
...sent to Oxford when fifteen years of age "with a stock of erudition," to quote his own words, " which might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy might have been ashamed." This was at a time when our Universities were passing through the most degraded...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volumen5

Robert Chambers - 1879
...read through the catalogue, folios and all. At fourteen, he had, like Gibbon, a stock of erndition that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of...ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed. He had no ambition; his father was dead, and he actually thought of apprenticing himself to a shoemaker...
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The cabinet of Irish literature, with biogr. sketches and literary notices ...

Charles Anderton Read - 1880
...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 schoolboy would have been ashamed." His description of England's first university is anything but creditable to the institution, in a moral...
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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1880 - 158 páginas
...pledge of their loves.' At fifteen he was sent to Oxford, carrying there a stock of erudition that would have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed. His reading was extensive, but desultory; and his education without direction or discipline. Hence, as...
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Library of Universal Knowledge: Being a Reprint Entire of the Last ..., Volumen7

1880
...extensive reading and interrupted education having produced "a stock of erudition that might have puzzled n doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a school-boy would have been, ashamed." Here he spent 14 idle months, the chief result of which was. that in his incursions into controversial...
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Masters in History: Gibbon, Grote, Macaulay, Motley

Peter Anton - 1880 - 252 páginas
...freshman as it found in this Putney convalescent. He was possessed of a " stock of erudition which might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a school boy might have been ashamed." Such was the quantity of his scholarship, and such the nature...
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