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" far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws; but I have set an acorn, which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof. "
The Monthly Magazine - Page 37
1804
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 22

Alexander Chalmers - 1815
...he, * far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary to your established laws ; but I have set an acorn, which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.' " He had so much of the puritan about him, however, as to make the chapel stand north and south, instead...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1815
...he, ' far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary to your established laws; but I have set an acorn, which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.' " He had so much of the puritan about him, however, as to make the chapel stand north and south, instead...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 22

Alexander Chalmers - 1815
...lie, ' far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary to your established laws ; but I have set an acorn, which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.' " He had so much of the puritan about him, however, as to make the chapel stand north and south, instead...
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The privileges of the University of Cambridge: together with ..., Volume 2

George Dyer - 1824
...he, " far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary to your established laws. But I have set an acorn, which, when it becomes an oak, God alone...knows what will be the fruit thereof." However, the society rather savoured of Puritanism, and hence the old song, called the Mad Puritan : Am I mad, most...
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A Universal Biography: Containing Interesting Accounts, Critical ..., Volume 5

John Platts - 1826
...he, ' far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary to your established laws 5 but I have set an acorn, which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.' " JOHN SMITH, or SMYTHE, a statesman, son of Sir Clement Smith, of Little Badden, in Essex, by a sister...
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The Christian Observer, Volume 32

1832
...madam ; far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary to your established laws : but I have set an acorn which, when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." (Fuller's History of Cambridge, 1635, p. 147.) The acorn vegetated luxuriantly, and produced from the...
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Ambulator; or, The stranger's guide through Cambridge

1835 - 80 pages
...saith he, "far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary to your established laws; but I have set an acorn, which, when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." Since that period, the revenues of the college have been enlarged by various donations, whereby the...
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The History of the University of Cambridge: And of Waltham Abbey. With the ...

Thomas Fuller - 1840 - 688 pages
...he : " far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary to your established laws ; but I have set an acorn, which, when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." Sure I am, at this day it hath over• Sceleloi Canla&rigiensit, Ma. t This is subsequently corrected...
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The history of the University of Cambridge from the conquest to the year 1634

Thomas Fuller - 1840 - 335 pages
...he, '!far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary to your established laws, but I have set an acorn, which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." Sure I am, at this day it hath overshadowed all the University, more than a moiety of the present masters...
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The universities. Le Keux's Memorials of Cambridge, views, with historical ...

Thomas Wright, Harry Longueville Jones - 1841
...reply, " far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary to your established laws; but I have set an acorn, which, when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." The acorn grew fast, and Fuller, who wrote in 1634, says, " Sure I am, at this day it hath overshadowed...
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