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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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Memoirs of the court of queen Elizabeth. Repr. of the 6th ed

Lucy Aikin - 1872
...him ; ' Sir Walter, I hear you have erected a puritan foundation.' — ' No, madam,' replied he, ' far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary...established laws ; but I have set an acorn, which, when it comes to be an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit of it.' That this fruit however proved to...
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The Norfolk Garland: A Collection of the Superstitious Beliefs and Practices ...

John Glyde - Ballads, English - 1872 - 405 pages
...Madam,' saith he, ' far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws ; bat I have set an acorn, which, when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.' " John Gifford, Ezekiel Culverwell, Jeremiah Burronghes, Stephen Marshall, Thomas Shepherd, Nathaniel...
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Handbook for Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Cambridgeshire ...

John Murray (Firm) - Cambridgeshire (England) - 1875 - 472 pages
...he replied to Queen Elizabeth, who told him she heard he had " erected a Puritan foundation " — " which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." Emmanuel did in effect remain strongly Puritan until at least the middle of the next century, but the...
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic ..., Volume 2

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1876
...have erected a Puritan foundation.' ' No madam,' saith 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.' "] Take off this chain, Neither Rome nor Spain Can resist my strong invasion. Boldly I preach, &c....
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The Church Quarterly Review, Volume 22

Arthur Cayley Headlam (Bishop of Gloucester) - English periodicals - 1886
...foundation." " No, Madam," replied Mildmay, significantly ; " far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws. But I have set...God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof."' (P. 31.) But if man did not know, he might give a shrewd guess as to what the fruits would be. Everything...
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English Pedagogy: Education, the School, and the Teacher in English Literature

Henry Barnard - Teaching - 1876 - 482 pages
...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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The Congregational Quarterly, Volume 19

Joseph Sylvester Clark, Henry Martyn Dexter, Alonzo Hall Quint, Isaac Pendleton Langworthy, Christopher Cushing, Samuel Burnham - Congregational churches - 1877
...as ministers of His kingdom. founding his Emanuel College at Cambridge, said to Queen Elizabeth, " I have set an acorn, which, when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." Indeed, God alone did know, for some of that fruit, while the oak was yet young, dropped on this side...
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The Congregational Quarterly, Volume 19

Joseph Sylvester Clark, Henry Martyn Dexter, Alonzo Hall Quint, Isaac Pendleton Langworthy, Christopher Cushing, Samuel Burnham - Congregational churches - 1877
...as ministers of His kingdom. founding his Emanuel College at Cambridge, said to Queen Elizabeth, " I have set an acorn, which, when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." Indeed, God alone did know, for some of that fruit, while the oak was yet young, dropped on this side...
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Good Words, Volume 18

English periodicals - 1877
...made a Puritan foundation." " No, madam," he replied ; " 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 knows what will be the fruit thereof." Sir Walter was one of the commissioners to Mary Queen of Scots...
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Our own country, descriptive, historical, pictorial, Volumes 1-2

Our own country - 1878
...erected a Puritan foundation.' ' No, Madam,' saith he, ' far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws ; but I have set...God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof."'* His College occupies the site of a Black Friars' monastery. A part of the founder's buildings remains...
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