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IV. The gossipy account of Oxford institutions and society in 1683 - 6, given by Thomas Baskerville of Sunningwell, is of an unusual kind, as conveying the impressions of a country squire about the neighbouring University, of which he was not himself a member. He gives lists of his personal friends in the various colleges, and notes of contemporary life and customs of considerable interest. He states, for instance, that at Queen's (p. 221) the Boar's Head was in his time a wooden one with white froth and some burning pitch placed in front of its mouth. The Rev. H. Baskerville, of Oriel College, has kindly transcribed and edited this part.
V. To the natural desire of a lawyer to give as much detail as possible in accounting for the substantial sum of 226 83. 9d. Received by him, is due an elaborate Bill of Costs on the occasion of the Coronation of George IV, at which the Mayor of Oxford played a not inconspicuous part, and duly received a silver-gilt cup for his Butler Service. There was clearly grave doubt whether the cup would be actually presented or even ordered to be made, and in this and many other points the Bill is an interesting supplement to the available reports of the ceremony itself. Mr. F. Williams, of 92 High Street, Oxford, has kindly copied out and annotated the document, the mistakes and misspellings of which have been intention alfy preserved.
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bound: 378 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books; annotated edition edition (May 13, 2017)
isbn: 1332334466, 978-1332334469,
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