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In towery dimnefs, gothic, vast, or grand ,
Behold! her palaces of Learning stand."

Montgomery's (atoro page 14,

Published March 1837 by Whittaker & C London

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OXFORD,
PRINTE BY S. COLLINGWOOD, PRIN TO UNIVERSITY,
AND PUBLISHED BY WHITTAKER AND CO. LONDON ; AND

BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH.

MDCCCXXXI.

Intellectual greatness—the homage due to any establishment tending to promote it-Oxford-feelings and associations awakened by its first appearance—its mental quiet—its literary Past—studies—ancient and modern learning-classical bigots-system of study and examination—the necessity of one general standard—reason why men of genius have often contemned it—mind independent of circumstance-First origin of the University—its progress under Alfred, till the time of William of Normandyher present appearance-view from the Radcliffe-New College Chapel and service—Royal visit in 1814.— Biographical associations Illustrations of the same in Addi. son, Steele, Collins, Johnson, Sir Philip Sydney, Ben Johnson, and Locke-Origin of Locke's famous Essayintellectual society—a contrast—Canning—DavenantWesley-Hervey-Denham-Chatham-Thomas Warton -Lisle Bowles—Country clergymen—their seclusion how fondly anticipated—a scene suggesting such anticipationBlenheim-Balliol-Ridley and Latimer-their martyrdom -Evelyn-Southey—the wisdom of literary retirement, contrasted with the rivalries of the literary world-female authorship--a characteristic sketch-return to biographical associations, which conclude with Heber-his early life-collegiate course-pastoral character and death in

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