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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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volumen130

1881
...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." The reader will find in the life of Buckle almost an exact reproduction of this precocious, presumptuous...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Volúmenes3-4

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - 1881
...indiscriminate appetite for books ' subsided by degrees in the historic line.' He arrived at Oxford, he says, with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of •which a school boy would have been ashamed. He spent fourteen months at college idly and unprolitably. as he...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature..

William Minto - 1881 - 548 páginas
...historical works ; and when he went to Oxford at the age of fifteen, he possessed " a stock of knowledge that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of...ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed." At Oxford he had resided but fourteen months, when meeting in the course of his multifarious reading...
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The World's Cyclopedia of Biography, Volumen3

1883
...factors in his intellectual growth. He says that he went up to Oxford with a " stock of erudition which might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy might have been ashamed." Both erudition and ignorance were left pretty well undisturbed during his...
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Memoirs

Mark Pattison - 1885 - 334 páginas
...learning than it was in character and deportment. Gibbon says of himself that he "arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed." I at eighteen had nothing to compare with the historical reading which Gibbon could show at fifteen....
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A biographical history of English literature

John Daniel Morell - 1885
...was sent to Oxford, with — as he says himself in his short autobiography — " a stock of knowledge that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of...ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed." He astonished the fellows and students there : " a thin little figure, with a large head, disputing...
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The English Language: Its Grammar, History, and Literature: With Chapters on ...

John Miller Dow Meiklejohn - 1886 - 388 páginas
...directions, and so defective in others, that he went there, he tells us himself, "with a stock of knowledge that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of...ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed." He was very fond of disputation while at Oxford; and the Dons of the University were astonished to...
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Landmarks of English Literature

Henry James Nicoll - 1886 - 460 páginas
...was entered at Edward Gibbon. 271 Magdalen College, Oxford, he possessed "a stock of erudition which might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed." In other words, his miscellaneous and historical knowledge was great : his acquaintance with Latin...
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Scribner's Magazine ..., Volumen45

1909
...matriculated at Magdalen College, giving this account of his preparation: ''I arrived at Oxford," he said, '' with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed." He did not adapt himself to the life or the method of Oxford, and from them apparently derived no benefit....
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volumen1

Edward Gibbon - 1887
...difficulty of reconciling the S'ptuagint with the Hebrew computation. I arrived at Oxford with a »lock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor, and...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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