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Again, although he was Parisian, Smalley identifies Bersuire as an analogue or "fellow-traveler" to her Oxonians; see 261-64.
(30) The possible association between Cleveland and 'Edvardus Fuscus', who was apparently an Oxonian, might strengthen Wood's claim for Cleveland's Oxford education--but Wood offers a 1637 date for Cleveland's supposed award of the Oxford ma, and the 1655 reference by 'Fuscus' to the 'two yeers' since being in Oxford would put almost twenty years between them.
One could not expect that intimate acquaintance with the city or its students and dons that one finds in, say, Waugh's Brideshead Revisited or Compton Mackenzie's Sinister Street, classic works from the pens of Oxonians. But it rings true; it is interesting; and that is all one can ask of a passing visitor who had other places to go.
Oxonians are enthusiastic about their quality of life in Faulkner's "little postage stamp of native soil." Ann Abadie, associate director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, says Oxford reflects the best of Southern life.
After Oxford, which he left without a degree, Waugh did what his generation of jobless or degree-less Oxonians did, taught at an obscure private school.
Even after Hopkins became a priest stationed in Oxford, though he avoided most Oxonians, he did, out of longstanding regard, seek Pater out We know that both, lovers of painting, went to a number of British art museums together.
Historically, Trifogli draws on earlier work in identifying certain manuscripts as the work of a group of Oxonians, writing between 1250 and 1270, only two of whom are known by name, William Clifford and Geoffrey Aspall.
The situation was not helped by Murray's sense of intellectual and social inferiority in the face of the Oxonians. A self-educated provincial, he deferred to them as authority figures; the university men seem to have found this a perfectly satisfactory state of affairs.
The Old Carthusoans, Oxonians and Cantabrians were no match for our teams on most occasions.
Appropriately it has been splendidly recorded by the excellent Oxford company, ISIS (the name Oxonians give to the Thames as it flows past the city).
The Bothie of Tober-na-vuolich (1848), a "long-vacation pastoral," concludes with the elopement of an Oxford undergraduate and a Scottish peasant girl, thus seeming to confirm the Republican sympathies of "Citizen Clough," as his fellow Oxonians sardonically called him.(2) The poem won positive reviews for its experimentation with meter and its perceptive, witty treatment of the social and intellectual controversies then consuming Oxford.
Mill, Benjamin Jowett, and Matthew Arnold thought might revitalize England, other Oxonians such as John Addington Symonds, Walter Pater, and Oscar Wilde would recognize an opportunity to define male-male desire as an affirmative value, an ironically reconfigured but incontestably "classical" protocol of masculine being.
About this time Peele joined a group of Oxonians living just outside the London city wall and began to experiment with poetry in various meters.
In fact, Bush's campaign demagoguery, Clinton's eventual triumph, and the imminent arrival of a whole slew of Oxonians at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue have only increased the cachet and glamour of the gothic spires.
Hillis Miller in The Disappearance of God--from religious faith to epistemological doubt, spurred on both by self-professed skeptics such as Darwin, Carlyle, Hardy, and Eliot, as well as by those prominent Oxonians such as Matthew Arnold and Benjamin Jowett, whose Anglicanism was focused less on the divine than on the condition of England.