A History of the Venerable English College, Rome: An Account of Its Origins and Work from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

Longmans, Green and Company, 1920 - 291 pāgines

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Pāgina 68 - Bristowe : for that both his quality was excellent, and his person grateful ; and [he] was a divine, which had been more fit, than one of another profession ; besides the country, which, you know, many respect : — how well and wisely, I do not say. Therefore, that he, or some other like, was not chosen, or first appointed at the beginning, it was, as I told you, an error ; the rather noted, because Mr. Maurice, being otherwise a very honest and friendly man, and a great advancer of the students...
Pāgina 241 - But we found to our horror that the doctrine of the infallibility of the Church made the acts of each successive Council obligatory for ever, that what had been once decided could never be meddled with again ' ; in fact, that they were committed finally and irrevocably, and could not advance one step to meet us, even though the Church of England should again become what it was in Laud's time, or indeed what it may have been up to the atrocious Council, for M.
Pāgina 240 - We got introduced to him, to find out whether they would take us in on any terms to which we could twist our consciences, and we found to our dismay that not one step could be gained without swallowing the Council of Trent as a whole.
Pāgina 212 - ... venerable church, there it was in the person of the more than octogenarian porter Vincenzo, who stood, all salutation, from the wagging appendage to his grey head to the large silver buckles on his shoes, mumbling toothless welcomes in an as yet almost unknown tongue, but full of humble joy and almost patriarchal affection, on seeing the haunts of his own youth repeopled.
Pāgina 236 - represents Don Giovanni seized in the midst of his licentious career by a troop of devils and hurried down to hell. As I saw this scene I was terrified at my own state. I knew that God, who knew what was within me, must look on me as one in the same class with such as Don Giovanni ; . . . this holy warning I was to find in an opera-house in Paris.
Pāgina 235 - ... appointed day, a Te Deum, attended by the various British colleges, was performed ; in the afternoon a banquet on a munificent scale was given at his villa near St. Paul's, by Monsignor Nicolai, the learned illustrator of that Basilica ; and in the evening we returned home to see the upturned faces of multitudes reflecting the brilliant " lamps of architecture " that tapestried our venerable walls. But the words
Pāgina 249 - Cum subit illius tristissima noctis imago, Qua mihi supremum tempus in urbe fuit, Cum repeto noctem, qua tot mihi cara reliqui, Labitur ex oculis nunc quoque gutta meis.
Pāgina 204 - Latin tongue ; knew the English and Roman Histories, arithmetic, and geography ; sang the most difficult music at sight, with one of the finest voices in the world ; was a great proficient on the harpsichord ; wrote well ; danced many sorts of dances with strength and elegance.
Pāgina 271 - Keeper of the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum.
Pāgina 212 - ... a work. It was something, however, to see that first day, the spot revisited, where many an English pilgrim, gentle or simple, had knelt, leaning on his trusty staff, cut in Needwood or the New Forest; where many a noble student from Bologna or Padua had prayed...

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