The Senoir Wranglers of the University of Cambridge, from 1748 to 1907: With Biographical, & C., Notes (Google eBook)

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F.T. Groom and Son, 1907 - 61 pages
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Page 5 - I do not know of any two (perhaps not any) who had more of mathematicks than I, if so much, which was then but little; and but very few in that whole University. For the study of mathematicks was at that time more cultivated in London than in the Universities.
Page 5 - Among more than two hundred Students in our College, I do not know of any two who had more than I, (if so much,) which was then but little ; and but very few in that whole University. For the study of Mathematics was then more cultivated in London than in the Universities.
Page 56 - ... is alphabetical, but within the groups formed by the same surnames the order is not strictly alphabetical, the names being arranged in the first instance by Colleges in order of foundation (viz.: Peterhouse, Clare, Pembroke, Caius, Trinity Hall, Corpus, King's, Queens...
Page 8 - Latin — against Newton's first section, Lagrange's derived functions, and Locke on innate principles. And though I took off everything, and was pronounced by the moderator to have disputed magno honore, I never had such a strain of thought in my life. For the inferior opponents were made as sharp as their betters by their tutors, who kept lists of queer objections drawn from all quarters1.
Page 57 - Candidates for degrees must be presented by members of the Senate in full possession of their privileges as such. The Vice-Chancellor takes the chair before the table, and a Bedell having desired the respective Fathers to be in readiness with their Sons precedes the Father of the Senior Wrangler and his Son to the Vice- Chancellor.
Page 8 - The real disputations were very severe exercises. I was badgered for two hours with arguments given and answered in Latin, — or what we called Latin — against Newton's first section, Lagrange's derived functions, and Locke on innate principles. And though I took off everything, and was pronounced by the moderator to have disputed magno honore, I never had such a strain of thought in my life.
Page 2 - ... determine who have done best, which is a business that in numerous years has often kept the examiners up the half of every night ; but this year is not particularly numerous. In addition to all this, the examination is conducted in a building which happens to be a very beautiful one, with a marble floor and a highly ornamented ceiling; and as it is on the model of a Grecian temple, and as temples had no chimneys, and as a stove or a fire of any kind might disfigure the building, we are obliged...
Page 5 - I took into the speculative part of physic and anatomy, as parts of natural philosophy ; and, as Dr. Glisson (then public professor of physic in that university) hath since told me, I was the first of his sons, who, in a...
Page 18 - June 1776 he was appointed preceptor to the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York ; in 1781 he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Gottingen and was translated to Worcester.
Page 2 - ... answers to them ; and when that is over, we have to read over all the papers which we have received in the course of the day, to determine who have done best, which is a business that in numerous years has often kept the examiners up the half of every night ; but this year is not particularly numerous. In addition to all this, the examination is conducted in a building which happens to be a very beautiful one, with a marble floor and a highly ornamented ceiling ; and as it is on the model of...

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