By John Martin Frederick Wright
John Martin Frederick Wright deals 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 primary quantity covers Wright's first years, weaving shiny sketches from lectures, chapel, and the Wren Library including copies of exact examinations in classics, arithmetic, and metaphysics. Wright devoted his profession as a author and personal show to aiding scholars be successful 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 existence a interval of extreme highbrow task in British arithmetic.
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S'death and fury ! " These gentlemen were sufficiently cooled by the Dean's impositions, or, at least, on reflection, by CHAPEL SCENES. 37 the consequences# of duelling to University men, to hearken to the mediation of friends ; and they were next day as thick as ever. Dialogue between two Reading Junior Sophs, T. and W. T. O that you had been present at our lecture to-day ; ha, ha, ha. W. Why ? Did any of you discover a newplanet, a new comet, or—what the de'eFs the matter with you, mon? I warrant me you've been playing tricks with Peacock—been plucking a feather out of his tail, or the " like o** that/ 7 to writedown his conundrums with.
R. Such " birds of a feather" must have made high game for you. S. You're right, Sir. There was no lack of jollification, I warrant you. We had a d—d good dinner of four courses, and lots of champagne, claret, and burgundy, to begin with. After this, 40 CHAPEL SCENES. Sir9 round went the port * and the pines, Sir, to the tune of two bottles a man, when, leaving the young ones catting, the seasoned casks rolled out into the streets—flooring all the snobs from the Great Gate to Maudlin,-f- and back again.
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