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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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History of the Puritans in England

William Hendry Stowell - Puritans - 1878
...erected a Puritan foundation." "Ho, 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." On which. Fuller remarks : " Sure. I am at this day it hath overshadowed all the University — more...
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Selections from the discourses of Stephen Charnock ... on the existence and ...

Stephen Charnock - 1878
...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." continued till the death of Charnock in 1680, at the end of six-and-thirty years. Johnson, who styles...
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Walks in London, Volume 1

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - London (England) - 1878
...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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Walks in London, Volume 1

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare - London (England) - 1878
...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.'1 Sir Walter was one of the commissioners to Mary Queen of Scots...
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Education, Volume 2

Education - 1882
...erected a Puritan foundation," his reply was, " 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." America is showing the fruit in a great host scattered from the Atlantic to the Pacific, who love right...
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Pamphlets: Education. English. 1810-1906], Volume 5

1882
...noble lecture rooms for professors of world-wide fame. "I have set an acorn," said Sir Walter Mildmay, "which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." He said.it to Queen Elizabeth when he had just signed the papers founding Emmanuel College at Cambridge,...
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The University of Cambridge, Volume 2

James Bass Mullinger - Cambridge. University History - 1884 - 770 pages
...Sir Walter,' said Elizabeth, 'you have been erecting a Puritan foundation.' 'No, Madam,' he replied, 'far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary...God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof*.' It cannot, certainly, be said that the statutes given to the college in the following year afford much...
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Laurence Chaderton, D.D. first master of Emmanuel, tr. from a Lat. memoir of ...

William Dillingham - 1884
...erected a Puritan foundation." " No, madam," he answered, "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." The college maintained the traditional policy of its foundation ; and in 1636 a strong report was sent...
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Commemoration of the Threehundredth Anniversary of the Foundation, 1884

Emmanuel College (University of Cambridge) - 1884 - 99 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...it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the frtiit thereof." Thus far the conversation has been often repeated, but the sequel is, we believe,...
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A Life of Joseph Hall, D.D., Bishop of Exeter and Norwich, Part 4

George Lewis - 1886 - 452 pages
..." nor that with much discretion 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." Elsewhere he says, " We have founded the College, with the design that it should be, by the grace of...
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