A New Pocket Companion for Oxford, or Guide Through the University With an Historical Account of the Foundation of the Several Colleges and Their P

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ... the reign of James I. and is said to have cost one thousand five hundred pounds. The screen is of the Corinthian order and, above is the organ, erected in 1769, by Byfield. The altar is also Corinthian, and decorated by a piece of tapestry, after a picture of Titian, representing our Saviour with his two Disciples at Emmaus, attended by a servant. The figures are said to be the portraits of the Pope, the Kings of France, and Spain, and Titian. The curious observer will not overlook the dog snarling at the cat under the table. On the north wall is an urn of black marble, containing the heart of that distinguished benefactor to this College and the University, Dr. Richard Rawlinson. His body is interred in the church of St. Giles, Oxford but he ordered his heart to be deposited in the Chapel of this College. Beneath is this inscription: --Ubi Thesaurus Ibi Cor, Ric. Rawlinson, L.L.D. R. Et A. SS.S. Olim Hujus Collegii Superioris Ordinjs Commensalis. Obiit 6 Apr. M.dcc.lv. Jet. Lxv. In the small inner Chapel, called Bailies Chapel, is a fine monument of Dr. Bailie, formerly President of this College. It also contains monuments of Dr. and Mrs. Holmes, and several others. The Hall, which is also on the north-side of the first quadrangle, is that whieh belonged to Bernard College it was repaired by the Founder, and has since received considerable improvements. It is now a spacious room, of handsome proportions, with an arched roof, and a screen of Portland stone. It is decorated with portraits of the Founder, Archbishops Laud and Jiixton, Bishop Buckeridge, Sir William Paddy, Dr. Gibbons, Dr. Woodroffc, Dr. and Mrs. Holmes, Edward Waple, B.D. a wholelength portrait of George III., painted by Ramsay and a very curious figure of Su John, .