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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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The Orthodox churchman's magazine; or, A Treasury of divine and ..., Volume 10

1806
...Puritan college." " No, Madam," said he, " far be it from me to countenance any thing contrary to the established laws. But 1 have set an acorn, which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows •vvhat will be the fruit thereof." These words are round this picture : " By Vansomer, iEi;ilis suae...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1815
...madam,' sayth he, * far be it from me to countenance any thing 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.' " He had so much of the puritan about him, however, as to make the chapel stand north and south, instead...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 22

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1815
...madam,' sayth lie, ' far be it from me to countenance any thing 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.' " He had so much of the puritan about him, however, as to make the chapel stand north and south, instead...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1815
...madam,' sayth he, ' far be it from me to countenance any thing 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.' " He had so much of the puritan about him, however, as to make the chapel stand north and south, instead...
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The Privileges of the University of Cambridge: Together with ..., Volume 2

George Dyer - 1824
...Madam," replied he, " far be it from me to countenance any thing 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." However, the society rather savoured of Puritanism, and hence the old song, called the Mad Puritan...
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A Universal Biography: Containing Interesting Accounts, Critical ..., Volume 5

John Platts - Biography - 1826
...madam,' sayth he, ' far be it from me to countenance any thing 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.' " JOHN SMITH, or SMYTHE, a statesman, son of Sir Clement Smith, of Little Badden, in Essex, by a sister...
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The Christian Observer, Volume 32

Religion - 1832
..." No, madam ; far be it from me to countenance any thing 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." (Fuller's History of Cambridge, 1635, p. 147.) The acorn vegetated luxuriantly, and produced from the...
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Ambulator; or, The stranger's guide through Cambridge

1835 - 80 pages
...madam," saith he, "far be it from me to countenance any thing 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." Since that period, the revenues of the college have been enlarged by various donations, whereby the...
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The History of the University of Cambridge from the Conquest to the Year 1634

Thomas Fuller - 1840 - 335 pages
...madam", saith he, '!far be it from me to countenance any thing 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." Sure I am, at this day it hath overshadowed all the University, more than a moiety of the present masters...
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The History of the University of Cambridge: And of Waltham Abbey. With the ...

Thomas Fuller - Cambridge University (England) - 1840 - 688 pages
...madam," saith he : " far be it from me to countenance any thing 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." Sure I am, at this day it hath over• Sceleloi Canla&rigiensit, Ma. t This is subsequently corrected...
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