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By John M. F. Wright

ISBN-10: 0511709625

ISBN-13: 9780511709623

ISBN-10: 1108014364

ISBN-13: 9781108014366

John Martin Frederick Wright bargains a full of life account of Cambridge college in Alma Mater; Or, Seven Years on the collage of Cambridge. released anonymously in 1827, Wright's two-volume paintings captures the triumphs and tribulations of undergraduate lifestyles at Cambridge, established upon his personal years as an aspiring mathematician at Trinity collage. This moment quantity covers Wright's final undergraduate years and reviews as a personal instruct, including copies of examinations and lists of scholarships on hand in any respect the universities. Wright devoted his profession as a author and personal coach to supporting scholars prevail at collage, and Alma Mater is designed to supply mom and dad and aspiring scholars perception into the arrangements, highbrow in addition to monetary, useful for success. A lively defence of Cambridge traditions within the face of broader academic reforms, Alma Mater additionally brings to lifestyles a interval of excessive highbrow job in British arithmetic.

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Pugh, Hujusce Collegii, Seniori, (same to Mr. ) SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION. 41 Viro Rev. J. Brown, Hujusce Collegii, Socio e Senioribus. (same to Mr. G. A. Brown, Mr. Carr and Mr. ) The Examination commenced, and went on for two or three days, much in the same way as the Fellowship Examination, which has been described at length, and on the morning of election, my friends, agreeably enough, awoke me, by one after another clattering up the stair-case, all aiming to be foremost with their congratulations.

Not having a stomach for exhibitions of this kind, however necessary they may be for the health of mankind, I never subjected myself to a repetition. This was even worse than the old lady's chimney-piece. Besides these two courses of public lectures, many others are given: for instance, the king's Professor of Civil Law delivers his at Trinity Hall— the law college, in three successive terms, beginning at the middle of the Michaelmas, and ending at the division of the Midsummer Term. The Plumian Professor gives lectures, experimentally explaining the theories of Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Optics, Astronomy, Magnetism, Electricity, Galvanism, &c.

This being a very common practice, and the woman exceedingly abusive, not only to myself but also to a friend who accompanied me to her house, I was resolved to bring her before the authorities. To E 2 5'2 A TRIAL. the Bishop I therefore applied, by a note sent by Jem Saunders the coal porter, who was occasionally my deputy gyp, as honest a John-Bullish lump of simplicity as you would meet with in a day's journey. The Bishop sends Jem Saunders forthwith for the culprit, Mary Baxter, who declined waiting upon his lordship, rather unceremoniously requiring a regular footman to serve the summons upon-her.

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