Archive for February 2nd, 2015

Monday, 2 February 2015

On His Late Majesty’s Gracious Gift to the Universities by Joseph Trapp

The King surveying, with judicious Eyes,
The State of both his Universities,
To one a Troop of Horse he sent: for why?
‘Cause that learn’d Body wanted Loyalty:
To th’other he sent Books, as well discerning
How much that loyal Body wanted Learning.

From: www.ox.ac.uk/gazette/2004-5/supps/1_4739.htm

Date: 1715

By: Joseph Trapp (1679-1747)