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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. "
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Academic Freedom in the Age of the College

Richard Hofstadter - Education - 2011 - 284 pages
...university studies. In 1628 all disputations on the Thirty-nine Elizabeth. "No, Madam," was the answer, "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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A Concise History of the University of Cambridge

E. S. Leedham-Green - History - 1996 - 274 pages
...having established a puritan house in Cambridge: '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.' See below, p. 92. extended to the scrutiny and revision of college statutes. They seem to have encountered...
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Spurgeon: Heir of the Puritans

Ernest Bacon - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 184 pages
..."Madam," replied Sir Walter gravely, "far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to Your Majesty's established laws, but I have set an acorn which, when...becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit of it." Cambridge The fruit of Emmanuel College was Puritan teaching and Puritan ministers. Scores...
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William Bridge

H. Rondel Rumburg - Religion - 2003 - 252 pages
...have erected a Puritan foundation. 'No, Madam,' he replied, '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. '"(45) Sir Walter's acorn did become a mighty oak. George Leon Walker wrote, "the vigour of Emmanuel's...
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William Bridge

H. Rondel Rumburg - Religion - 2003 - 252 pages
...have erected a Puritan foundation. 'No, Madam,' he replied, 'far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws; but I have set...becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.'"(45) Sir Walter's acorn did become a mighty oak. George Leon Walker wrote, "the vigour of...
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Cambridge: A Cultural and Literary History

Martin Garrett - Cambridge (England) - 2004 - 266 pages
...erected a puritan foundation." "No, madam," he replied, "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." Between the foundation in January 1584 and the middle of the seventeenth century, Emmanuel did indeed...
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The Library of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 1584-1637

Sargent Bush - History - 2005 - 236 pages
...diplomat responded with a carefully chosen metaphor: "No, Madam, far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws, but I have set...becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof."6 In the early statutes of the college and in his comments on those statutes, Mildmay returned...
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James Ussher and John Bramhall: The Theology and Politics of Two Irish ...

Jack Cunningham - History - 2007 - 254 pages
...Sir Philip Sidney on the erection of this 'puritan foundation.' He replied, 'No, madam, far be it for me to countenance any thing contrary to your established...becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.'10 At Sidney Sussex, Bramhall came under the tutelage of a Mr Howlett" who Jeremy Taylor described...
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