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To The President of Magdalene College, Oxford

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Since now from woodland mist and flooded clay
I am fled beside the steep Devonian shore,
Nor stand for welcome at your gothic door,
‘Neath the fair tower of Magdalen and May,
Such tribute, Warren, as fond poets pay
For generous esteem, I write, not more
Enhearten’d than my need is, reckoning o’er
My life-long wanderings on the heavenly way:
But well-befriended we become good friends,
Well-honour’d honourable; and all attain
Somewhat by fathering what fortune sends.
I bid your presidency a long reign,
True friend; and may your praise to greater ends
Aid better men than I, nor me in vain.

 

– Robert Seymour Bridges

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10th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1922 Judy Garland (actress)

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Died:

323 BC Alexander The Great

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On This Day:

1829 The first Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race

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Have a good Saturday, 10th June

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20th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1942 Brian Wilson (vocalist – Beach Boys)

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Died:

1947 Bugsy Siegel (gangster)

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On This Day:

1214 University of Oxford receives its charter

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Have a good Monday, 20th June

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10th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1922 Judy Garland (singer and actress)

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Died:

2002 John Gotti (gangster)

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On This Day:

1829 First Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race

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Have a good Friday, 10th June

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