The Life Of Sir Herbert Stanley Oakeley

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byEdward Murray Oakeley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III OXFORD, 1849-1855 In 1849 Herbert Oakeley went up to Christ Church, and began "those four incomparable years" of University residence which are to so many, as to him, the happiest of life. At his Matriculation, he records being presented, according to ancient custom, with the University Statutes; and "qua Baronetti filius" with a better bound copy than the one usually provided; further enriched, too, by his own charmingly irrelevant inscription: "October 17, 1849: the day Chopin died "! Christ Church was at this time ruled--'many still live to add, with a rod of iron--by "the stern captain" of Ruskin's "Praeterita," "who with rounded brow and glittering dark eye led in his thunderous old Latin the responses of the morning prayer." Few Christ Church men of the time can forget the rasping and indignantly remonstrant tones of his "Te rogamus, audi nos." And those who, like Oakeley, were endowed with the excellent gift of the mimic, felt (in the words of one of them) that "this phenomenon awakened our dormant faculty: such a Heaven-sent subject is not to be lighted upon every day." So there arose quite a school of mimicry of Dean Gaisford--as in later years of Dr. Goulburn at Rugby; and he is thus almost as well known to a younger generation as to his own. Forty years earlier our father and his friend Mr. (afterwards Bishop) Coleridge had been two of his favourite pupils. He used constantly to mistake for each other their two sons, Herbert Oakeley and William Coleridge, greatly to their friends' amusement and to their own embarrassment. A bit of conversation at the Dean's table has survived, but it needs the vox viva of the mimic. It was the first occasion of my brother's dining at the Deanery. The host glares at the two friends, as one not sure o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III OXFORD, 1849-1855 In 1849 Herbert Oakeley went up to Christ Church, and began "those four incomparable years" of U...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217800548

ISBN - 13:9780217800549

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