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Compositions for prizes at school and at University by E. W. B. Nicholson: 'Compositions for prizes at [Tonbridge] school, 1864-7', Written in 1864-1871 by E. W. B. Nicholson

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Compositions for prizes at school and at University by E. W. B. Nicholson: 'Compositions for prizes at [Tonbridge] school, 1864-7'. The compositions are:
  1. Fol. 3. English poem, 'Chersonesus Cimbrica'
  2. Fol. 18. Latin prose translation of Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity, bk. i. c. 10. § 4
  3. Fol. 23. English essay, 'Is it the duty of a statesman to lead or to follow public opinion ?'
  4. Fol. 38. English poem, 'Harold' (cp. 36103 fols. 37v, 44)
  5. Fols. 72, 77. Greek prose translation of the narrative of the siege of Plataea in Smith's History of Greece
  6. Fol. 82. translation into Greek verse of lines in Tennyson's 'Morte d'Arthur', beg. 'Then went Sir Bedivere the second time'
  7. Fol. 87. Latin verse translation of lines in Campbell's 'Pleasures of Hope'
  8. Fol. 92. Latin prose translation of passage in Addison's 'Spectator', no. 169
  9. Fol. 96. English essay, 'European policy, its rise, progress and characteristics'
  10. Fol. 130. English poem on 'The meeting of the French and English Fleets at Portsmouth, 1865'
  11. Fol. 141. Greek prose translation of the concluding passage in Mr. Robert Lowe's second speech on the Reform Bill of 1866
  12. Fol. 148. Greek verse translation of the lines in Milton's Samson Agonistes, beg. 'Boast not of what'
  13. Fol. 155. passage from Arnold's History of Rome, ed. 1843, vol. iii. p. 118, translated into Latin prose
  14. Fol. 162. Latin verse translation of lines from Pope's 'Temple of Fame', beg. 'The temple shakes'
  15. Fol. 169. English essay, 'In a protracted struggle between a great man and a great nation, the resources and energies of the man must eventually succumb to those of the nation'
  16. Fol. 187. English poem, 'The Atlantic cable'

Dates

  • Written in 1864-1871 by E. W. B. Nicholson

Extent

19 Leaves

Language of Materials

English Greek Latin

Shelfmark

MS. Eng. misc. d. 51

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, no. 36108

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

11 × 9 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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