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" To the University of Oxford I acknowledge no obligation; and she will as cheerfully renounce me for a son as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. "
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Page viii
by Edward Gibbon - 1821
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Gleanings in England, Volume 2

Samuel Jackson Pratt - 1801
...; since I must not confess an imaginary debt, to assume the merit of a just or generous retribution to the university of Oxford. I acknowledge no obligation...son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen college. They proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1814
...imaginary debt, to assume the merit of a just or generous retribution. To the university of Oxford / acknowledge no obligation ; and she will as cheerfully...son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College ; they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable...
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Franklin's Letters to His Kinsfolk, Written During the Years 1818 ..., Volume 2

Franklin James Didier - 1822
...from superstition to infidelity! " To the University of Oxford / acknowledge no obligation; end she will as cheerfully renounce me for a son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. I spent 14 months at Magdalen College; they prated the 14 months lite most idle and unprofitable of...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...since I must not confess an imaginary debt, to assume the merit of a just or generous retribution. To the university of Oxford I acknowledge no obligation...renounce me for a son, as I am willing to disclaim her foi a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen college ; they proved the fourteen months the most...
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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 14

1830
...since I must not confess an imaginary debt, to assume the merit of a just or generous retribution. /To the university of Oxford I acknowledge no obligation...renounce me for a son, as I am willing to disclaim her foi a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen college ; they proved the fourteen months the most...
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Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Opinions of the Rev. Samuel ..., Volume 1

William Field - 1828
...Treatise on Education, vol. ii. * Jebb's Works, vol. ii. p. 255. ' Mr. Gibbon had said of Oxford, " She will as cheerfully renounce me for a son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother." Of Cambridge, Dr. Parr re-echoes, " Never shall I have the presumption to disclaim her as a mother...
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The Westminster Review, Volume 12

1829
...come and gorge upon the church.' Gibbon says, in his Memoirs : ' To the university of Oxford / acknowledge no obligation, and she will as cheerfully...son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College : they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable...
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The Gallery of Portraits:: With Memoirs ....

1836
...proficiency in any branch of knowledge, or any useful accomplishment. " To the University of Oxford (he says) I acknowledge no obligation ; and she will as cheerfully...son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother." Accordingly he exhausts the severity of his sarcasm, both upon the system which was there established,...
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The Gallery of Portraits: with Memoirs ...

1837
...proficiency in any branch of knowledge, or any useful accomplishment. " To the University of Oxford (he says) I acknowledge no obligation ; and she will as cheerfully...son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother." Accordingly he exhausts the severity of his sarcasm, both upon the system which was there established,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1837 - 848 pages
...imaginary debt, to assume the merit of a just or generous retribution. To the university of Oxford / acknowledge no obligation ; and she will as cheerfully...son, as I am willing to disclaim her for a mother. I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College ; they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable...
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