Gradus Ad Cantabrigiam: Or, A Dictionary of Terms: Academical and Colloquial, Or Cant, which are Used at the University of Cambridge. With a Variety of Curious and Entertaining Illustrations ...

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Thomas Maiden, 1803 - Cant - 139 pages
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Page 46 - by some one of their own standing, who has made better use of his time. The following passage from Shakspeare will furnish the most apposite illustration : You cram these words into mine ears, against The stomach of my sense. Tempest. One would think that Milton alluded to a College
Page 106 - to me, At once I had: For fault but small, or none at all, It came to pass thus beat I was, See, Udall,* see, the mercy of thee, To me poor lad
Page 120 - was not confined to the University. King Lear, in Shakspear's inimitable Tragedy, is made to address one of his daughters ; 'Tis not in thee To grudge my pleasure, to cut off my train, To bandy hasty words, to scant my sizes.— TO SIZE, " at dinner, is to order yourself any little luxury that may chance to tempt you, in addition to your general fare; for which you
Page 46 - knowledge, for him that will, to take and swallow down at pleasure, (glib and easy) which, proving but of bad nourishment in the concoction, as it was heedless in the devouring, puffs up, unhealthily, a certain big face
Page 10 - In a room where Cambridge town Frowns o'er the kennel's stinking flood, Rob'd in a flannel powd'ring gown, With haggard eyes, poor Erskine stood ; (Long his beard and blouzy hair, Stream'd like an old wig to the troubled air;) And, with clung guts, and face than razor thinner, Swore the loud sorrows of his dinner.
Page 38 - IV. From the table now retreating, All around the fire they meet, And, with wine, the sons of eating, Crown at length their mighty treat: Triumphant Plenty's rosy graces Sparkle in their jolly faces; And mirth and cheerfulness are seen In each countenance serene. Fill high the sparkling glass, And drink th
Page 39 - Fill, fill the mystic bowl, And drink, and drink, and drink again; For drinking fires the soul. But soon, too soon, with one accord, they reel; Each on his seat begins to nod ; All conquering Bacchus' pow'r they feel, And pour libations to the jolly God. At length with dinner, and with wine,
Page 62 - covered with velvet, the tassels to which are of gold, or silver.* These gentlemen enjoy the privilege of cracking their bottle, and their joke, if they have one, in the public parlour, or Combination Room, where they are literally " Hail, fellow, well met." It were almost endless to enumerate the privileges which these gentlemen enjoy by
Page 49 - oration for you once on the Queen's day, and a show that you got some credit by. Amor. It may be so; it may be so ; but I have forgotten it. Marry, yet I remember there was such a fellow that I was very beneficial unto in my time. But,
Page 7 - of the first magnitude; and when ministers generally, whatever their text was, did either find, or make, occasion to reprove the great sin of long hair; and if they saw any one in the congregation guilty in that kind, they would point him out particularly, and let fly at him with great zeal.

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