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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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Historical Lectures and Addresses

Mandell Creighton, Louise Creighton - England - 1903 - 346 pages
...of the colleges at Cambridge, .who, when challenged about the object of his foundation answered, " I have set an acorn which, when it becomes an oak, God only knows what may be the fruit thereof".1 Perhaps in an ordinary way we do not sufficiently recognise...
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Emmanuel College

Evelyn Shirley Shuckburgh - 1904 - 259 pages
...that ' he had erected a Puritan foundation :' ' 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.' Still, he had in his mind to secure by his foundation something that he did not think could be got...
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The History of Carleton College: Its Origin and Growth, Environment and Builders

Delavan Levant Leonard - 1904 - 421 pages
...the queen said to him, " So, Sir Walter, I hear you have erected a Puritan foundation." He replied, " I have set an acorn which, when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." Ah, but he did himself know. Oaks bear acorns, not thistles, and acorns produce new oaks of the same...
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The English Illustrated Magazine, Volume 31

1904
...Elizabeth taunting him with having erected a Puritan Foundation. " I have," said Sir Walter Mildmay (1584), "set an acorn which when it becomes an oak God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." The date of this retort religious seems reflected in the wonderfully picturesque view of the "Olde...
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The Story of Cambridge

Charles William Stubbs - Cambridge (England) - 1905 - 355 pages
...erecting 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 therefrom." And Sir Walter Mildmay expressed no doubt truthfully what was his own intention as a founder,...
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Report of the Commissioner of Education Made to the Secretary of ..., Volume 1

United States. Bureau of Education - Education - 1905
...Puritan foundation. He is said to have replied: '• No, madam, far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws, but I have set...when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will ba the fruit thereof." From the acorn thus planted sprang the first college of America, and so, in...
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Annual report, Part 1

United States. Office of Education - Education - 1905
...Puritan foundation. He is said to have 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 oak. God alono knows what will bo the fruit thereof." From the acorn thus planted sprang the first college of...
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The Connoisseur, Volume 16

James Thomas Herbert Baily - Art - 1906
...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...God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.'" But that the College did become a stronghold of the Puritans is proved by Fuller's comment on the above...
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Messenger, Volume 45

1906
...Madam; far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws ; but I have planted an acorn which, when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof." The acorn nevertheless grew into a very Puritan oak, for as time went on the Puritanism of Emmanuel...
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The Independent Church of Westminster Abbey (1650-1826)

Ira Boseley - History - 2012 - 326 pages
...Puritan Foundation " ; to which 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 oak, God knows what will be the fruit thereof." " In spite, however, of Court jealousies he was appointed for...
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