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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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A Brief History of the English Language & Literature, for the Use of Schools

K. Kaiser - 1891 - 99 páginas
...day-dreamer" , as he describes himself, and such was Coleridge to the end of his life. At fourteen he had a stock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor,...ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed. From that school he removed to Jesus College, Cambridge; but he never took his degree, leaving the...
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Studies in Biography

Sir Spencer Walpole - 1907 - 378 páginas
...called the " singular and desperate measure " of carrying him to Oxford. He arrived at the University " with a Stock of Erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a Schoolboy would have been ashamed." We have no intention of repeating the hard things which in later years he had to say of his short undergraduate...
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Cowley (1618) to Burns (1759)

Sir William Robertson Nicoll, Thomas Seccombe - 1907
...sorrow." Leaving Westminster in 1750, he spent some three years in desultory reading, arriving at Oxford " with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed." " The dynasties of Egypt and Assyria," he explains, had been his top and cricket ball. He spent fourteen...
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Res Judicatæ: Papers and Essays

Augustine Birrell - 1908 - 308 páginas
...his celebrated words, though for that matter almost every word in the Autobiography is celebrated, with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed — for example, he did not know the Greek alphabet, nor is there any reason to suppose that he would...
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The Autobiography: A Critical and Comparative Study

Anna Robeson Brown Burr - 1909 - 451 páginas
...conversion to Catholicism, and the rebound to free thought. We know little save that he went to Oxford "with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a school-boy would have been ashamed." A nature throwing itself violently into different creeds is drawn in the Autobiography of Annie Besant....
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Historical Essays

James Ford Rhodes - 1909 - 335 páginas
...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 schoolboy would have been ashamed." 2 He did not adapt himself to the life or the method of Oxford, and from them apparently derived no...
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Modern Essays

John Milton Berdan, John Richie Schultz, Hewette Elwell Joyce - 1915 - 448 páginas
...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 schoolboy would have been ashamed." 4 He did not adapt himself to the life or the method of Oxford, and from them apparently derived no...
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Modern Essays

John Milton Berdan, John Richie Schultz, Hewette Elwell Joyce - 1916 - 448 páginas
...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 schoolboy would have been ashamed." 4 He did not adapt himself to the life or the method of Oxford, and from them apparently derived no...
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History of Christianity: Comprising All that Relates to the Progress of the ...

Edward Gibbon - 1916 - 86 páginas
...the difficulty of recon" ciling 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. To the University of Oxford I acknowledge " no obligation; and she will as cheerfully renounce me for...
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The Collected Essays & Addresses of the Rt. Hon. Augustine Birrell ..., Volumen1

Augustine Birrell - 1923
...his celebrated words, though for that matter almost every word in the Autobiography is celebrated, with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled...ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed — for example, he did not know the Greek alphabet, nor is there any reason to suppose that he would...
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