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Is it really seriously proposed——in the University of Oxford, and towards the close of the Nineteenth Century (never yet reckoned by historians as part of the Dark Ages)——to sign a Blank Cheque for the expenses of building New Schools, before any estimate has been made of those expenses——before any plan has been laid before the University, from which such an estimate could be made——before any architect has been found to design such a plan——before any Committee has been elected to find such an architect?