A History of the University of Cambridge

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1888 - College &c, Great Britain: England: Cambridge Univ - 232 pages
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Page 61 - ... to the first chapter. He then again divided until he had reached a subdivision which included only a single sentence or complete idea. He finally took this sentence and expressed it in other terms which might serve to make the conception more clear. He never passed from one part of the work to another, from one chapter to another, or even from one sentence to another, without a minute analysis of the reasons for which each division, chapter, or sentence was placed after that by which it was immediately...
Page 210 - founded and constituted with the especial object and intent of providing persons desirous of academical education, and willing to live economically, with a College wherein sober living and high culture of the mind may be combined with Christian training based upon the principles of the Church of England.
Page 26 - Digests and be able to shew that he held in his custody, cither borrowed or his own property, all the other textbooks of the course. In the course for the canon law the candidate was required to have heard lectures on the civil law for three years and on the Decretals for another three years ; he must have attended cursory lectures on the Bible for at least two years ; must himself have lectured cursarte on one of four treatises and on some one book of the Decretals.
Page 199 - That in the ancient English and Irish Universities, and in the Colleges connected with them, the interests of religious and useful learning have not advanced to an extent commensurate with the great resources and high position of those bodies...
Page 158 - God hath set up two lights to enlighten us in our way; the light of reason, which is the light of His creation, and the light of Scripture, which is an after-revelation from Him. Let us make use of these two lights, and suffer neither to be put out.— Dr Whichcote.
Page 61 - The lecturer commenced by discussing a few general questions having reference to the treatise which he was called upon to explain, and in the customary Aristotelian fashion treated of its material, formal, final, and efficient...
Page 193 - House the expediency of abrogating by legislative enactment every religious test exacted from members of the University before they proceed to degrees, whether of Bachelor, Master, or Doctor in Arts, Law, or Physic.
Page 20 - Here, by [the] way, whosoever shall consider in both Universities the ill contrivance of many chimneys, hollowness of hearths, shallowness of tunnels, carelessness of coals and candles, catchingness of papers, narrowness of studies, late reading and long watching of scholars, cannot but conclude, that an especial Providence preserveth those places. How small a matter hath sometimes made a partition betwixt the fire and the fuel ! Thus an hair's breadth, fixed by a Divine finger, shall prove as effectual...
Page 62 - ... of the statutes expressly requiring that students should be ready with their answers to any questions that might be put, 'according to the method of questioning used by the masters, if the mode of lecturing used in that faculty required questions and answers.
Page 94 - Herodotus, Thucydides, and Xenophon are more conned and discussed than Livy was then. Demosthenes is as familiar an author as Cicero used to be ; and there are more copies of Isocrates in use than there formerly were of Terence. Nor do we disregard the Latin authors, but study with the greatest zeal the choicest writers of the best period. It is Cheke's labour and example that have lighted up and continue to sustain this learned ardour.

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