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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 college of Cambridge. released anonymously in 1827, Wright's two-volume paintings captures the triumphs and tribulations of undergraduate existence at Cambridge, dependent 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 tangible examinations in classics, arithmetic, and metaphysics. Wright committed his occupation as a author and personal educate to assisting scholars be triumphant at collage, and Alma Mater is designed to provide mom and dad and aspiring scholars perception into the arrangements, highbrow in addition to monetary, priceless for success. A lively defence of Cambridge traditions within the face of broader academic reforms, Alma Mater additionally brings to existence a interval of severe highbrow job in British arithmetic.

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So effervescent is it, indeed, that the Dean, with all his eyes about him, cannot keep * Every body knows that at Trinity Church, Cambridge, there has been, evangelizing the gownsmen for the last half century, a great saint called Simeon. VOL. I. D 34 CHAPEL SCENES. the cork in. Out it sparkles, spite of him, in sallies like these: Enter two Reading-Freshmen. W. , of the same standing (men of the same year sit together, the Freshmen together, Junior Sophs, Senior Sqphs, Scholars, Bachelors of Arts and M.

On another occasion, a friend, for the joke's sake, having eat the chicken served up for his dinner, on seeing the bones, Newton exclaimed, " How forgetful I am ! I thought I had not dined," and returned to his meditations, supposing all was as it should be. Being much attached to domestic animals (although for woman, sweet woman, he seems to have had no impulses absolutely irresistible, inasmuch as he is said always to have resisted the tender passion—or, at all events, to have so highly valued the daughters of Eve, as to have deemed them worthy of all or nothing of a man's time and attention), he possessed himself of a cat as a companion to his dog Dido.

A glorious sight, by the powers, it was—the plain groaned with the fallen heroes. It was a scene worthy of * This was one of the few (two others I recollect, the -wry-nosed beauty, and and noseless Jenny) pretty virtuous bed-makers of my time. She was strictly chaste, although namesake to the goddess. 44 CHAPEL SCENES. Homer, Sir. A crown of glory must be their reward, quoth I, and forthwith commenced the coronation, by clapping a cap full of the empurpling wine upon each man's tip-top. R. Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, that's too good !

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