Education: Oxford Appeal

¶ The King Beech at Long Lythe, Selborne, Hampshire, so called because it is the first in that lovely countryside to leaf each spring, must be cared for by the foresters of Magdalen College, Oxford. On that traditional understanding Magdalen holds manorial rights to many a Long Lythe acre.

¶ Each year the masters of Merton College, Oxford, dispatch from the Hythe police station in rural Kent the Hythe Tithe Expeditionary Force, whose duty is to collect for Merton from each farm one-tenth of its harvested crops, one-tenth of its yearly litter of hogs,...

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