17th earl 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 often think how much easier the world would have been to manage if Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini had been at Oxford.
I saw the spires of Oxford
As I was passing by,
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"Why does your brand so drop with blood,
Edward, Edward?
"And what will you leave to your own mother dear,
Edward, Edward?
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Ye Highlands and ye Lawlands.
Oh! where hae ye been?
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I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
Edith: This complete loveliness will fade. And we shall forget what it was like.
Edward: Edith, don't.
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He degraded himself by the vice of drinking, which, together with a great stock of Greek and Latin, he brought away with him from ...
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