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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 - Page 154
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A New General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 10

Hugh James Rose - Biography - 1857
...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 to your established laws ; but 1 have set an acorn, which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.'...
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 4

Henry Barnard - Education - 1857
...ho said to Queen Elizabeth, who was suspicious of the puritan tendencies of some of the professors, "I have set an acorn, which, when it becomes an oak, God only knows what will be the fruit thereof," The fruit borne by this college was far from being acceptable...
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Of the light of nature: a discourse

Nathanael Culverwel - Religion - 1857 - 298 pages
...Cambridge.' ' Madam,' said Sir Walter, ' far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your Majesty's established laws; but I have set an acorn, which, when it becomes nn oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.' Its growth was rapid, and its produce rich...
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Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

Religion - 1859
...presbyter. The knight replied to his royal mistress, " No, far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws ; but I have set...oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." This was in the year 1685, when he had just founded Emanuel College, at Cambridge, which did, in fact,...
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Permanent Documents of the Society for the Promotion of Collegiate ..., Volume 3

Society for the Promotion of Collegiate and Theological Education - Church and education in the United States - 1860
...Elizabeth, told him : ' Sir Walter, I hear you have erected a Puritan, foundation ?' ' No,' saith he, ' far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary...God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.'" We know, in part at least, what has Iccn the fruit thereof. The magistrates and ministers, the political...
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Memoirs of the life and works of ... Lancelot Andrewes

Arthur Tozer Russell - 1860 - 556 pages
...erected a Puritan foundation." " Xo, Madam," saitli he, " far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws; but I have set...oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." " Sure I am at this day," adda Fuller (1634), " it hath overshadowed all the University, more than...
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Athenae Cantabrigienses: 1586-1609

George John Gray - 1861
...erected a puritan foundation," and that he replied: "No, madam, far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws, but I have set...oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." In 1684 he visited Cambridge, and the townsmen made him a present which cost 23. 4il. In August of...
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Athenae Cantabrigienses: 1586-1609

George John Gray - 1861
...a puritan foundation," and that he replied : " No, madam, far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws, but I have set an acorn, which, when it becomes an ouk, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." In 1581 ho visited Cambridge, and the townsmen...
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The complete works of Stephen Charnock, Volume 1

God (Christianity) - 1864
...Cambridge.' ' Madam,' said Sir Walter, ' far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your Majesty's established laws ; but I have set an acorn which,...oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.' In 1641, it had 204 students attending, standing next to St John's and Trinity in respect of numbers...
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The Complete Works of Stephen Charnock, B.D.

1864
...Cambridge.' ' Madam,' said Sir Walter, 'far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your Majesty's established laws ; but I have set an acorn which,...oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.' In 1641, it had 204 students attending, standing next to St John's and Trinity in respect of numbers...
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