By John M. F. Wright
John Martin Frederick Wright bargains 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 lifestyles at Cambridge, dependent upon his personal years as an aspiring mathematician at Trinity university. This moment quantity covers Wright's final undergraduate years and reports as a personal coach, including copies of examinations and lists of scholarships on hand in any respect the schools. Wright devoted his profession as a author and personal train 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, beneficial 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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T. P. Hujusce Collegii, Magistro Dignissimo. Viro Rev. Joh, Henrico Renoiiard, A. M. Hujusce Collegii, Vice-Magistro Dignissimo. Viro Rqv. Gul. 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.
Besides this he lent us MSS. upon the several sections, much more valuable than his own illustrations, inasmuch as they contained the aggregate of the results of the labours at Cambridge, to clear up the obscurities of Newton, ever since he had been read there. , which are mostly in the hands of private tutors it is next to impossible for a student to make his way through the Principia. Hence, in a great measure, the superior necessity of a private tutor in this Term. For my own part, I had u taken time by the forelock," having during the long vacation scraped together a load of MSS.
B. Coll. Martii 5, 1825. X. Y. Mod. " So soon as he receives this notice from the Moderator, he waits upon him, delivering three pieces of paper, with the subjects he means to argue for written upon each, in manner following : Q. S. Recte Statuit Newtonus in nona sua sectione libri primi. Recte Statuit Woodius de Radicibus Impossibilibus. Recte Statuit Paleius de Suicidiis. Upon each of these papers, the Moderator writes the names and order, primus fyc. of such Opponents as he deems able to contend with the Respondent.