17th earl of oxford edward quotes

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A doubtful choice, of these three which to crave,
A kingdom, or a cottage, or a grave.
Were I a king, I could command content;
Were I obscure, hidden should be my cares;
I saw the spires of Oxford
As I was passing by,
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Ye Highlands and ye Lawlands.
Oh! where hae ye been?
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Who knows but we may count among our intellectual chickens
Like them an Earl of Thackeray and p'raps a Duke of
Dickens--
Books, gentlemen, are a species of men, and introduced to them you circulate in the "very best society" that this world can furnis ...
It is remarkable that almost all speakers and writers feel it to be incumbent on them, sooner or later, to prove or acknowledge th ...
Here lieth the worthy warrior
Who never bloodied sword;
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The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating the young men to be able to teach them anything.
A learned parson, rusting in his cell at Oxford or Cambridge, will reason admirably well on the nature of man; will profoundly ana ...
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