Ambulator; or, The stranger's guide through Cambridge

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1835 - 80 pages
 

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Page 142 - far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws; but I have set an acorn, which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.
Page 153 - Park, in this county; who, by a will, dated 20th December, 1717, devised his estates in the counties of Cambridge, Bedford, and Suffolk, first to Sir Jacob Garrard Downing, and afterwards to other relations in succession, and in failure thereof to build and found a College in this University, upon a plan to be approved by the two Archbishops and the Masters of St John's and Clare Hall.
Page 154 - Charter and Statutes. Sir George died in 1749, and Sir Jacob in 1764, and (the other devisees having previously died without issue) upon this event the foundation ought immediately to have been carried into execution. But the estates were in the possession of Lady Downing, and afterwards of her devisees, without any real title; and when the University sued in Chancery for the establishment of the Collejre, the party in possession resisted the suit in that court. In 1769, a decree was obtained in...
Page 13 - Term begins on the 10th of October, and ends on the 16th of December. Lent or January Term begins on the 13th of January, and ends on the Friday before Palm Sunday. Easter or Midsummer Term begins on the Wednesday se'nnight after Easter-day, and ends on the Friday after Commencement-day.
Page 51 - Pembroke hall, erected a sphere of 18 feet diameter, wherein above thirty persons may sit conveniently; the entrance into it is over the south pole by six steps ; the frame of the sphere consists of a number of iron meridians, not complete semi-circles, the northern ends of which are screwed to a large...
Page 183 - midst studies too severe ! Foremost to mourn, was generous Southey seen, He told the tale, and show'd what White had been, Nor told in vain. Far o'er the Atlantic wave A wanderer came, and sought the poet's grave ; On yon low stone he saw his lonely name, And raised this fond memorial to his fame.
Page 135 - Gibber, the Poet Laureate) who became so deservedly celebrated for the two figures of Raging, and Melancholy Madness, on the gates of Old Bethlehem Hospital. In the centre arch of the lower story is a fine Bas-relief of Ptolemy receiving the new Greek version of the Scriptures from the seventy interpreters. The elevation towards the walks...
Page 52 - ... wind-mills are made to turn round. Upon the iron meridians is fixed a zodiac of tin painted blue, whereon the ecliptic and heliocentric orbits of the planets are drawn, and the constellations and stars...
Page 51 - Hall, erected a sphere of eighteen feet diameter, wherein above thirty persons may sit conveniently; the entrance into it is over the south pole by six steps ; the frame of the sphere consists of a number of iron meridians, not complete semi-circles, the northern ends of which are screwed to a large round plate of brass, with a hole in the centre of it; through...
Page 9 - Rev. ROBERT SMITH, DD Master of Trinity College, left in 1768 two annual prizes now amounting to about 23 each, to two commencing Bachelors of Arts, the best proficients in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy.

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