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Gresham College occupied the house of Sir Thomas Gresham, in Bishopsgate Street, from 1596, when Lady Gresham, Sir Thomas’s widow, died. The meeting which Pepys attended [23 January 1660/61, PG] was an early one of the Royal Society, which was incorporated by royal charter in 1663.

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Pedro   Link to this

SIR THOMAS GRESHAM and Gresham College.

http://www.thebookofdays.com/months/nov/21.htm

cumgranosalis   Link to this

From Newton's Apple P24, by Peter Aughton :
" The Ballad of Gresham Colledge" the CamOx Rival:
The Colledge, Gresham, shall hereafter
...Be the whole world's Universitie,
Oxford and Cambridge are our Laughter;
...Their learning is but Pedantry.
Those Colleagues doe assure us,
...Aristole's an Asse to Epicurus.

The Noble learned Corporation
Not for itselfe is thus combyn'd
But for the publique good oth' Nation
And general benefit of Mankynd.
These are not men of commmon mould;
They covet fame contemn gold
Joseph Glanville

cumgranosalis   Link to this

addendum for the full treatise:
Retrieved from "http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ballad_of_Gresham_College"

Bill   Link to this

Gresham College occupied the house of Sir Thomas Gresham, in Bishopsgate Street, from 1596, when Lady Gresham, Sir Thomas's widow, died.
---Wheatley, 1896.

Terry Foreman   Link to this

Ballad of Gresham College [a satire in 28 stanzas]
Anonymous

In Praise of that choice Company of Witts and Philosophers who meet on Wednesdays weekly att Gresham Colledg.
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ballad_of_Gresha...

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