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As I pass it, I feel as if I saw a dear old mother, sweet in her weakness, trembling at the approach of her dissolution, but not appealing to me against the inevitable, rather endeavouring to reassure me by her patience, and pointing to a hopeful future.

Thomas Edward Brown

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We very soon came to terms and I left him there under promise to come to Clifton as my colleague at the beginning of the following term. He died in less than two hours. He was the guest of one of the house-masters and on a Friday evening he gave an address to the boys of the house.

He won a double first however and was elected a fellow of Oriel in April 1854 Dean Thomas Gaisford having refused to promote him to a senior studentship of his own college on the ground that no servitor had ever before attained to that honour. This volume included at least three other notable poems--"Tommy Big-eyes" "Christmas Rose" and "Captain Tom and Captain Hugh. He had been ordained deacon but did not proceed to priest's orders for many years.

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