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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 General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ... - Pàgina 150
1815
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The Orthodox churchman's magazine; or, A Treasury of divine and ..., Volum 10

1806
...Madam," said he, " far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary to the established laws. But 1 have set an acorn, which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows •vvhat will be the fruit thereof." These words are round this picture : " By Vansomer, iEi;ilis suae...
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The Lives of the Puritans: Containing a Biographical Account of ..., Volum 2

Benjamin Brook - 1813
...puritan foundation." " No, madam," said he, " far be it from me ta countenance any thing contrary to your laws : but I have set an acorn, which, when it becomes an oat, God alone knows what will be the fruit of It." This college, it is added, became the very nursery...
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The Privileges of the University of Cambridge: Together with ..., Volum 2

George Dyer - 1824
...Majesty said—" So, Sir Walter, I hear you have erected a Puritan College."— " No, Madam," replied he, " far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary...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...
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A Universal Biography: Containing Interesting Accounts, Critical ..., Volum 5

John Platts - 1826
...was a great encourager of literature, and founder of Emtnanucl college, Cambridge, which rose rapidly to its present flourishing state. Fuller tells us...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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A Universal Biography: Containing Interesting Accounts, Critical ..., Volum 5

John Platts - 1826
...madam,' sayth 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, Volum 32

1832
...Queen Elizabeth said to Sir Walter, " I hear you have erected a Puritan foundation." " No, madam ; far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary...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 pàgines
...court, the Queen said, " Sir Walter, I hear you have erected a Puritan foundation." "No, madam," saith he, "far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary...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 pàgines
...the queen told him, " Sir Walter, I hear you have erected a puritan foundation." " No, madam," saith he : " far be it from me to countenance any thing...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 pàgines
...tne queen told him, " Sir Walter, I hear you have erected a puritan foundation." " No, madam", saith he, '!far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary...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 - 1841
...him, " So, Sir Walter, I hear you have erected a puritan foundation." " No, Madam," was his reply, " far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary...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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