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TITF. 

CEREMONIES 

OBSERVED IN THE SENATE-HOUSE 

OF THE 

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE: 

WITH 



OF 

PROCEEDING TO ALL DEGREES, 

THE MANNER OF 

ELECTING OFFICERS, 

TABLES OF FEES, 

AND 

OTHER ARTICLES RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY. 
BY ADAM WALL, M.A. 

V NEW EDITION: 

BY HENRY GUNNING, M.A, 

OF CHRIST COLLEGE, 
SENIOR ESQUIRE BEDELL 



CAMBRIDGE: 

Printed by J. Smith, Printer to . the University; 

1.827 



ADVERTISEMENT. 



THE changes, which have taken place in the 
System of Education in this University, since the 
publication by Mr. Wall in 1798, have rendered 
a new Edition of his Book highly necessary ; 
these alterations the Editor hopes that he has 
stated correctly. To those, who are thoroughly 
acquainted with the Customs and Ceremonies of the 
University, the Editor feels some apology is due 
for the minuteness, with which he has detailed 
them. Had the Book been intended for their 
use solely, he should have adopted a very different 
plan. But then it would have conveyed little 
or no information to that very numerous Class, 
who are desirous of proceeding to their Degrees, 
but are utterly at a loss what steps to take for 
that purpose. He trusts that he has enabled 
such Persons to ascertain at once (without troubling 
their friends with repeated enquiries) what they 
have to do, and what they have to pay. If in 
this he has succeeded, he will not have entirely 
lost his labor. 

The Editor begs to return his sincere ac- 
knowledgements to the Syndics of the Press for 
their liberality in defraying thr oxpences of this 
publication. 



CUSTOMS 



AND 



CEREMONIES 



OF THE 



UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE 



IHtcfjarlmao Dai). 

THERE are two Sermons at St. Mary's 
Church. 

After the Sermon in the morning, the Vice- 
Chancellor, in his scarlet gown, and the Proctors, 
with their hoods squared, wait in the vestry, 
till notice is given them that the Mayor, &c. 
are in readiness to receive them. They then 
proceed to the Town-Hall. The Heads of 
Houses and the Doctors, who were at Church, 
sometimes accompany them. 

The Vice-Chancellor sits on the right hand 
of the Mayor, the Proctors on the lower seat. 

The Senior Proctor administers the following 
Oath of Office to the Mayor, from the Statute 
Book, p. 538. 



You shall swear, that you shall observe and keep, 
so far forth as in you lieth, the liberties and customs 
of this University, as concerning the keeping of the 
peace, and also the assize of bread, and ale, and other 
victuals ; and that you shall not unduly, nor of malice, 
impugn the other liberties and due customs of the said 
University, as far forth as you shall have knowledge 
thereof. 

So God help you, through Christ Jesus. 

The Proctor administers the same oath to the 
four Bailiffs, and receives of them, or of the 
Treasurer of the Corporation, three shillings and 
fourpence, for the search of leather, which he 
pays to the University chest, at the Audit. 

Clmtm on tfjr Dap fcfforr ftttffjarlmae flTcrm 
ftrgitt*. 

On the ninth of October (being the day before 
the Term begins) the Regius Professor in Di- 
vinity, or some person appointed by him, preaches 
a sermon " ad Clerum," at St. Mary's Church, at 
ten o'clock. 

The bell begins to ring at nine. 

If the ninth fall on a Sunday, there is no 
English sermon at St. Mary's in the morning. 

The Professor in his cope is conducted * to 
the vestry by a Bedell. 

The Doctors in Divinity are in their copes ; 
Doctors in the other Faculties, in their robes; 
the Proctors in their Congregation habit. 

1 Of late years this has been discontinued. 



The Professor may appoint a Doctor or a 
Bachelor in Divinity, or a Candidate for either 
degree, to preach this Clerum for him, which is 
allowed as an exercise for the degree. 

If a Doctor preach, he comes from his College 
to the vestry with his cap on, attended 2 by a 
Bedell. 

If the Clerum be preached by a Bachelor of 
Divinity, he comes, with his cap off and in a 
Doctor's cope, attended by a BedelP. 

If it be preached by a Candidate for the 
degree of Doctor of Divinity, who is already 
a Bachelor of the Faculty, he comes in a cope: 
but if he commence per saltum, he comes in 
the habit of a Non-Regent : if by a Candidate 
for the degree of Bachelor of Divinity, he comes 
with his cap off (attended by a Bedell 2 ) and in 
the habit of a Non-Regent. 



for t$e Domination of tfroctor** 

Two Colleges are every year to nominate 
Persons for Proctors, in the order prescribed in 
a Cycle of fifty-one years ; 

i Collegium Trinitatis. 
\ Colle g iumCaii - 

i QOQ I Collegium Johannis. 

iSLS ..... \ Collegium Petri. 

2 This has been discontinued of late years. 
A 2 



j Collegium Christi. 
1829 1 Aula Claras. 

j Collegium Regale. 
18JO \ Collegium Corporis Christi. 

( Collegium Trinitatis. 
1831 1 Aula Pembrochiae. 

| Collegium Johannis. 
1832 \ Collegium Jesu. 

f Collegium Reginale. 
1833 1 Collegium Magdalenae. 

f Collegium Petri. 
1834 1 Aula Catharinae. 

{ Collegium Regale. 
1835 (. Collegium Sidney Sussex. 

f Collegium Trinitatis. 
I83b 1 Collegium Emmanuelis. 

f Collegium Johannis. 
1837 * I Collegium Christi. 

f Aula Clara?. 
'I Aula Pembrochiae. 

( Collegium Caii. 
1 Collegium Corporis Christi, 

f Collegium Regale. 
1840 { Collegium Reginale. 

( Collegium Trinitatis. 
kl (Collegium Jesu. 

f Collegium Johannis. 
1842 1 Collegium Petri. 



1843. . . . 

1844 

1845 

1846 

1847. . . . 

1848. . . . 

1849. . . . 

1850. . . . 

1851. . . . 
1852 

1853. . . . 

1854. . . . 

1855 

1856. , 



| Collegium Chris ti. 
' ( Collegium Magdalenae. 

f Collegium Regale. 
'{ Aula Catharinae. 



Trinitatis. 
*1 Aula Pembrochiae. 

( Collegium Johannis. 
'( Collegium Sidney Sussex. 

I Aula Clarae. 
'(Collegium Emmanuelis. 

f Collegium Reginale. 
'I Collegium Caii. 

{Collegium Regale. 
Aula Trinitatis. 

| Collegium Trinitatis. 
'( Collegium Corporis Christi, 

f Collegium Johannis. 
'( Collegium Petri. 

f Aula Pembrochiae. 
'(Collegium Christi. 

( Collegium Regale. 
' ( Collegium Magdalenae. 

| Collegium Trinitatis. 
'( Collegium Jesu. 

f Collegium Johannis. 
' ( Aula Clarae. 

| Collegium Reginale. 
'(Collegium Sidney Sussex. 




1857. , 



l Collegium Emmanuelis. 



i Q * J Collegium Regale. 

1858 1 Aula Catharinae. 



, ^ ~ fe ,. Trinitatis. 
1859 1 Collegium Petri. 

I Collegium Johannis. 
1 Collegium Christi. 

i O*M f Aula Pembroehiae. 

'1 Collegium Corporis Christi. 

< Collegium Reginale. 
1852 lAulaClarae. 

f Collegium Regale. 
*\ Collegium Magdalense. 

T Q /i f Collegium Trinitatis. 

i Collegium Jesu. 

i Q K I Collegium Johannis . 

>5 1 Collegium Petri. 

r Collegium Christi. 
' ( Collegium Sidney Sussex. 

1 867 ( Collegium Caii. 

' * " '1 Collegium Emmanuelis. 

T QQ / Collegium Regale. 

' 1 Aula Pembrochize. 

T QA I Collegium Trinitatis. 

"I Aula Catharines. 

| Collegium Johannis. 
'( Collegium Reginale 



1871. 



1872. 



| Collegium Christi. 
*1 Collegium Petri. 

f Collegium Regale. 
'I Aula Clarse. 



1873. 



1874. 



1875. 



1876. 



1877. 



Trinitatis. 
' I Collegium Corporis Christi. 

f Collegium Johannis. 
"t Collegium Magdalense. 

( Aula Pembrochise. 
'I Collegium Jesu. 

( Collegium Reginale. 
' I Collegium Sidney Sussex. 

f Collegium Regale. 
'1 Collegium Emmanuelis. 



In which period, King's, Trinity, and St. John's 
Colleges have, each of them, eleven turns. 

St. Peter's, Christ's, Queen's Colleges, and 
Pembroke Hall, have, each of them, seven. 

Clare Hall has six. 

Corpus Christi, Jesus, Caius, Magdalene, 
Emmanuel and Sidney Colleges, have, each of 
them, five. 

Catharine Hall has four. 

Trinity Hall has one. Decret. Prefect. Lib. 
Stat. p. 489- 

Each of the two Colleges nominates one 
person. 



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The person nominated may be a Regent or 
a Non-Regent Master. 

If he be a Regent, he must be in the third 
year of his Regency at least. 

He must be presented to the Vice-Chancellor, 
in the presence of the Registrary, by the Head 
of his College, or by some one in his name, before 
the first day of August. 

The Persons thus nominated and presented 
are necessarily elected 3 , unless a lawful cause or 
objection be, before the first day of October 
"coram Pro-Cancellario allegata" and " probata 
et approbata coram eodem et majore parte Prce- 
positorum Collegiorum" within the four following 
days. Stat. Eliz. 35. Lib. Stat. p. 243. 

If any one, who has been presented, shall, 
after the first day of August and before the 
tenth day of October, die, or refuse 4 the office, or 

3 The Regents are the Electors. 

4 1826. A short time before the tenth of October, 
Mr. Thackeray, King's College, who had been presented 
to the Vice-Chancellor, as one of the Proctors for the ensuing 
year, resigned on the ground of ill health. On the tenth 
of October, when the Senate was assembled, one of the 
Bedells read the 40th Stat. Eliz. Lib. Stat. p. 251. and part of 
the 34th Stat. Eliz. Lib. Stat. p. 242. to the word Electio. 
The Heads of Colleges present, and the Representatives of 
those who were absent, proceeded to nominate and prick 
two persons to be returned to the Senate, according to the 
form observed in nominating and pricking for Vice- Chancellor. 
Mr. Leycester of King's and Mr. Tomkyns of King's were 

returned. 



be found unfit for it, the Heads of Colleges 
shall nominate two persons to be offered to the 
Senate, one of whom they are bound to elect. 
Interpr. Sept. 18. 1582. Lib. Stat. p. 327. 

If any College neglect to nominate and present 
in due time, the Heads of Colleges have a right 
to nominate. Interpr. Oct. 9- 1663. Lib. Stat. 
p. 340. 

If the office, from any cause whatever, become 
vacant before the expiration of the year, Trinity 
Hall has the right of nominating and present- 
ing a Person, who shall be elected for the remain- 
der of it. Stat. Elh. 35. Lib. Stat. p. 247. 



nomination of Scrutators 

By a Grace passed June 23, 1573, (Lib. Stat. 
p. 351.) two of the Colleges are to nominate (each 
of them one) two Non-Regents to be Scrutators 
for the ensuing year. 

They are to be nominated from the Colleges 
above-mentioned, in the order prescribed for the 

returned. The Bedell then called, ad Scrutinium pro Electione 
Procuraloris Senioris. The Regents and Non-Regents then 
brought up their votes in the usual form, the Bedell calling, 
at intervals, ad Scrutinium secundo, &c. 

The Vice-Chancellor, and the two Senior Doctors present, 
stood in scrutiny. Mr. Tomkyns was elected by a majority 
of 18 to 11 ; and his Election declared in the usual way. 

The Junior Proctor was then elected in the usual mode by 
the Regents only. 



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Nomination of Proctors; and by a decree 1663, 
(Lib. Stat. p. 493.) every College is to nominate 
a person to be a Scrutator the second year after 
its Nomination of a Proctor. 

The Persons nominated are to be presented 
to the Vice-Chancellor in the presence of the 
Registrary. 

The time of presenting is not limited by any 
Statute. 

If any one, who has been presented, shall die, 
or refuse the Office, or be found unfit for it, before 
the tenth day of October, the Heads of Colleges 
shall nominate two Persons to be offered to the 
University, one of whom must be elected. In- 
terpr. 1582. Lib. Stat. p. 327. 

The Heads of Colleges also nominate in case 
a College shall neglect to present any one. In- 
terpr. 1663. Lib. Stat. p. 340. 



Certn* 

Michaelmas Term begins on the tenth day of 
October. 



of ftroctors, *crtttator0, #t, 

The Election of Proctors and Scrutators takes 
place on the tenth of October. 

The bell begins to ring at nine, and the Senate 
assembles at ten in the morning. 



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The business commences by the Proctors re- 
signing their Office, which is done by delivering 
their books and keys to the Vice-Chancellor. 
The Scrutators do the same by delivering their 
keys. 

A Bedell calls the Houses in these words: 
Magistri Regentes et Non-Regentes. 

The Vice-Chancellor having taken the chair, 
one of the Bedells, standing on his left hand, 
reads the Statute, De Electione Procuratorum. 
Stat. Eliz< 35. Lib. Stat. p. 243. 

He then reads, from a paper prepared by the 
Registrary ; 

Nominati et prtesentati ad qfficium Procura- 
torum in annum sequentem sunt, 

Mr. A. Coll. 

Mr. B. Coll. 

The Vice-Chancellor goes to the table, and 
administers the following oath to the two Senior 
Regents present : 

Jurabitis quod bene et fideliter accipietis suf- 

fragia suffragantium in Electione Procuratorum. 

Sicut vos Deus adjuvet, et Sancta Dei Evangelia. 

The Vice-Chancellor also administers the fol- 
lowing oath to the two Senior Non-Regents 5 : 

5 The Statute says, " To two Senior Non- Regent Doctors, 
or in their absence, to two Bachelors in Divinity; or for 
want of them, to the two Senior Non-Regents present. Stat. 
Eliz. 36. Lib. Stat. p. 248. 



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Jurabitis quod bene etfideliter accipietis suf- 

Jragia suffragantium in Electione Scrutatorum. 

Sicut vos Deus adjuvet, et Sancta Dei Evangelia. 

The Vice-Chancellor and the two Senior Re- 
gents who were sworn, stand in Scrutiny for the 
Election of the Proctors. 

A Bedell says, Ad Scrutinium pro Electione 
Procuratoris Senioris. 

The Vice-Chancellor and the two Senior Re- 
gents, who stand in Scrutiny, give their own votes 
first in writing, in the following form : 

A. B. digit Magistrum C. D. in Procura- 
torem Seniorem hujus Academic in annum se- 
quentem. 

The Doctors and Regent Masters bring their 
votes in writing in the above form. 

A Bedell calls at proper intervals, Ad Scru- 
tinium secundo ; Ad Scrutinium ultimo; and 
Cessatum est a Scrutinio. 

The two Regents, who stood in Scrutiny with 
the Vice-Chancellor, go to the Proctor's place, 
and the Senior reads the votes for the Senior 
Proctor 6 ; and, having finished them, he reads 
from a paper, which he has prepared, 

Ego, A. B. Senior Regens in hac Congrega- 
tione, (eligo et} electum a vobis pronuncio, Magi- 

6 He reads one vote at length, and for each of the others 
he says, Eundem digit A. B. 



IS 



strum C. D. in Procuratorem Seniorem hujus 
Academics in annum sequentem. 

One of the Bedells then says ; 

Ad Scrutinium pro Elections Procurators 
Alterius. 

The Vice-Chancellor and the two Regents, 
who stand in Scrutiny, give their votes written 
in the following form : 

A. B. eligit Magistrum C. D. in Procura- 
torem Alterum hujus Academic in annum se- 
quentem. 



The Election is then proceeded in, finished, 
and declared, in the same manner as that of the 
Senior Proctor. 

Whilst the Election of Proctors is going on 
in the Regent- House, a Bedell accompanies the 
two Non-Regents, who were sworn, to the Non- 
Regent House. 

He there reads the thirty-sixth Statute of 
Elizabeth (Lib. Stat. p. 248.), and afterwards the 
following paper, prepared by the Registrary, 

Nominati et prcesentati ad Qfficium Scruta- 
torum in annum sequentem sunt, 

Magister A. Coll. 

Magister B. Coll. - 

He then prepares a Scrutiny paper in the 
following form : 



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Magister A. Coll 

( placet 

Magister B. Coll. j mn placet 

He then says 

Ad Serutinium pro Electione Scrutatorum. 

The two Senior Non-Regents, who stand in 
Scrutiny (and as many other Non-Regents as chuse 
to vote) then come to the table, and mark the 
placet line ; the Bedell calling at proper intervals, 
Ad Serutinium secundo, Ad Serutinium ultimo, 
and Cessatum est a Scrutinio. 

After this the Senior of the two Non-Regents, 
who stood in Scrutiny, declares the Election in 
the following words: 

Magister A. Coll. f 7 
Magister B. Coll j P lacent eis ' 

On the fifteenth of March, 1825, the Senior 
Proctor published the following notice : 

Dominus Pro-Cancellarius, certior factus Offi- 
cium Scrutator is jam vacare per mortem Magistri 
Judgson, assignat horam primam pomeridianam 
diei Veneris proxime sequentis pro Electione novi 
Scrutatoris. 

On the day of Election the Senior Proctor 
published the following: 

Nominati et punctis notati in Qfficium Scruta- 
toris sunt 9 



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Magister Clark, Coll. Trin. 
Magister Musgrave, Coll. Trin. 

A Bedell then called, ad Scrutinium pro Elec- 
tione Scrutatoris. 

The Regents and Non-Regents then gave 
their votes, and the Election was declared, in the 
usual manner. 

The Proctors and Scrutators being elected, and 
their Election pronounced, the Proctors go to 
the lower end of the Senate-House, and put on 
their Congregation habits, which are their ruffs 
and white hoods. 

The Scrutators wear their hoods squared. 
They then go to the Vice-Chancellor's table. 

Each of the Proctors produces a bond 7 executed 
by the Master, Fellows, and Scholars of his 
College, and given to the University for securing 
the performance of certain articles mentioned there- 
in. See a Grace 1790. Lib. Graf. Lambda. 
p. 251. 

The penalty of the bond for the Senior Proctor, 
is eight hundred pounds ; that for the Junior 
Proctor, is five hundred pounds. 

The Vice-Chancellor gives the Oaths of Alle- 
giance and Supremacy to the Proctors and Scru- 
tators. 

7 Prepared by the Registrary. * 



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He then gives the Oath of Office to the 
Proctors, viz: 

Jurabitis quod bene etfideliter prastabitis om- 
nia qu& spectant ad Qfficium Procuratorum hujus 
Academics : Sic vos Deus adjuvet, et Sancta ejus 
Evangelia. 

He gives the following Oath to the Scrutators : 

Jurabitis quod bene et fideliter prcestabitis 
omnia quce spectant ad Qfficium Scrutatorum hujus 
Academic : Sic vos Deus adjuvet, et Sancta ejus 
Evangelia. 

The Vice-Chancellor delivers the books, and 
some keys to each of the Proctors, and a key of 
the Common Chest to each of the Scrutators. 

They take their leave of the Vice-Chancellor, 
after which the Proctors go to their table. 



of I&$*r0 & gtttfttt0r# of ttyi Common 

ant* of tyt 
Appointment of 

A Caput is then called, and the following 
Grace offered for the Keepers and Auditors of 
the Common Chest, and of the University Press 8 . 

Custodes CistcB Communis, et Auditor es ejus- 
dem et Qfficmce Typographies . 

8 By Grace of Oct. 10, l6p8, the Auditors of the Common 
Chest are also to be Auditors of the University Press. Lib. 
Grat. Theta. 440. 



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Placeat Vobis, ut Cistce Communis Custodea- 
sint, una cum Domino Pro-Cancellario et duobus 
Procurator ibus, ambo Scrutatores 9 . 

Auditor es * ejusdem et Officince Typographies ; 

Magister A. Coll. 

Magister B. Coll. 

Magister C. Coll. 

The two following Graces 2 are also offered 
for the appointment of the Moderators and Exa- 
miners of the Questionists : 

For the Moderators : 

Placeat Vobis, ut Magister A. Coll. , et 

Magister B. Coll. , constituantur Moderatores 

in Scholis publicis Sophistarum et Baccalaureo- 
rum ; eaque moderamina in propriis suis Personis 
prcestantibus, assignentur stipendia, secundum de- 
creta Academics, a Qucestionistis et Inceptoribus 
exigenda. 

For the Examiners : 

Placeat Vobis, ut Magister A. Coll. , et 

Magister B. Coll. , sint Examinatores Qute- 

stionistarum pro anno jfuturo, una cum Dominis 
Procurator ibus, atque 3 anni prcecedentis Mode- 

9 The two Scrutators of the year are usually appointed; 
but by Stat. Eliz. 39. (Lib. Stat. p. 250.) any two Non- 
Regents may be elected. 

1 By the 39th Statute, the Auditors may be any three 
Regents or Non- Regents ; but a Doctor of Divinity, a Regent, 
and a Non- Regent, are usually elected. 

2 Prepared by the Registrary. 

3 Or others appointed according to the Grace March 20, 
1779- Lib. Stat. p. 439. 

B 



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ratoribus ; ita tamen ut sententiam ferant in vim 
juramenti prius Academics prcestiti. 

Two separate Graces are offered at this Con- 
gregation to appoint the Moderators of the year, 
deputy Proctors in the absence of the Proctors. 

The form of the Graces is as follows : 

Placeat Vobis, ut Magister A. Coll. , sit 

Procurator deputatus in absentia Magistri S. 

At this Congregation the Bedells resign their 
staves ; the proceedings are as follow : 

One of the Bedells calls up the Houses. 
The Vice-Chancellor takes the chair. 

The Senior Proctor (his Colleague standing 
by him) reads the 38th Statute, De Prceconum 
sen Viatorum numero, officio, et electione. Lib. 
Stat. p. 249. 

The Vice- Chancellor and the Proctors then 
go to the table, where the Bedells 4 deliver their 
staves to the Vice-Chancellor. 

They then take their leave and go to the 
east end of the Senate-House, whilst the Vice- 
Chancellor and Proctors stand in Scrutiny, to 
enquire whether there be any complaint against 
them. 

4 If any of the Bedells be prevented from attending this 
Congregation, a Grace is offered (read in one Congregation 
only) that another person may deliver up his staff. 



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If none be made, the Junior Proctor comes 
to them, and they return with him to the table, 
where the Vice-Chancellor delivers to them their 
staves. 

They pass by the table, and bow to the 
Vice-Chan cellor and Proctors. 

The Vice-Chancellor continues the Congre- 
gation to one 5 o'clock in the afternoon in the 
following words : 



continuamus hanc Congregationem Re- 
gentium et Non-Regentium in horam primam 
pomeridianam hujusce diet. 

The Proctors' staves are brought to their rooms 
by the servants of the late Proctors. 

Each Proctor pays to the servant, who brings 
his staff, two shillings and sixpence. 



Election of 

According to the decree, by which the Cycle 
of Proctors, now in use, was established, the 
Colleges are to present Persons to be Taxors in 
the year immediately following that in which 
they have presented to the Proctorship. Lib. 
Stat. p. 493. 

They may be chosen either from the Regents 

5 The Bell begins to ring at one, the Senate assembles 
at two. 

li 2 



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or Non-Regents 6 : Stat. Eliz. 37- Lib. Stat. 
p. 248. but by their office they are Regents 
during the year. 

They are to be presented to the Vice-Chan- 
cellor by the Masters of their Colleges, or by 
others in their names, before the first day of 
September immediately preceding the Election. 
Stat. Eli*. 37. tab. Stat. p. 248. 

The presentation must take place in the pre- 
sence of the Registrary, who is to note it. 

If a College, whose turn it is to present, 
neglect to do so before the first of September, it 
is subject to a penalty of ten pounds, to be ap- 
plied to the use of the Common Chest. Vid. 
Grat. Oct. 13, 1722. Lib. Stat. 414. 

Graces have often passed for excusing this 
payment. 

If any one, who has been presented, shall, after 
the first day of September, and before the tenth 
day of October, die, or refuse the Office, or be 
found unfit for it, the Heads of Colleges shall 
nominate two Persons to be offered to the Uni- 
versity, one of whom they must elect. Interp. 
Sept. 18, 1582. Lib. Stat. p. 327- 

6 A doubt having arisen, whether a Bachelor in Divinity 
be eligible into the office of Taxor; 

" We, the Vice-Chancellor and Heads, having examined 
" the Statutes de Eligendis Taxatoribus, and enquired into the 
" practice of the University, are of opinion that a Bachelor 
" in Divinity is not eligible into the office of Taxor." Interpr, 
Prcefect. July 1, 1802. 



The Heads of Colleges have also the right of 
Nomination in case any College shall neglect to 
present in due time. Interpr. Oct. 9, 1663. Lib. 
Stat. p. 340. 

The Regents alone are the Electors, and they 
are hound to elect those presented hy the Colleges, 
unless cause to the contrary he alledged to the 
Vice-Chancellor, before the first day of October, 
and proved to be sufficient, within four days after, 
before him and a majority of the Heads of Col- 
leges. Stat. Eliz. 37. Lib. Stat. p. 248. 

In case the Office, from whatever cause, be- 
come vacant during the year, Trinity Hall ap- 
points a Taxor for the remainder of it. Stat. 
Eliz. 35. Lib. Stat. 247. 

The Taxors are elected in the afternoon of 
the tenth of October. The bell begins to ring 
at one o'clock. 

A Bedell calls the Regent-House, and the 
Vice-Chancellor takes the chair. 

The Senior Proctor reads the 37th Statute, 
De Electione jEdilium sive Taxatorum. Lib. 
Stat. p. 248. and afterwards the following paper, 
prepared by the Registrary : 

Nominati et prcesentati ad Qfficium Taxa- 
torum in annum sequentem sunt, 

Magister A. Coll. 



Magister B. Coll.- 



A Bedell says Ad Scrutinium pro Electione 
Taxatoris Senioris. 

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors stand in 
Scrutiny. 

The votes are written in the following form : 

A. JB. digit C. D. in Taxatorem Seniorem 
hujus Academics in annum sequentem. 

The subsequent proceedings are exactly si- 
milar to those which take place in the Election 
of the Senior Proctor. See page 12. 

The Election is then pronounced by the Se- 
nior Proctor in the following words : 

Ego A. B. Senior Procurator hujus Acade- 
mice, (eligo et) electum a vobis pronuncio, C. D. 
in Seniorem Taxatorem hujus Academics in an- 
num sequentem. 

The Junior Taxor is then elected, and his 
Election pronounced in the same manner. 

The two Persons elected go to the Vice- 
Chancellor's table in white hoods. 

They take the Oaths of Allegiance and Su- 
premacy, and the Vice-Chancellor administers to 
them the Oath of Office, viz. 

Jurabitis quod bene et Jideliter prczstabitis 
omnia quce spectant ad Qfficium Taxatorum hujus 
Academics. Sic vos Deus adjuvet, et Sancta 
ejus Evangelia. 



A Taxor may be admitted by Proxy. Fid. 
Graf. 10 Oct. 1632. Lib. Grat. Zeta, p. 255- 
10 Oct. 1688. Lib. Grat. Theta, p. 313. 

A Taxor may appoint a Deputy, subject to 
the approbation of the Senate. 

The Taxors' seats at St. Mary's Church are 
at the upper end of the South side of the pit, 
opposite to the Proctors* seats. 

In strictness, they should wear their white 
hoods squared at Church. 

Their place in processions, &c. is next to that 
of the Proctors. 

Immediately after their Election, they ap- 
point, each of them, a Person to be Warden, 
whose business it is to ascertain the price of wheat 
in the Cambridge market. 

The Vice-Chancellor administers to the War- 
dens the following Oath, on or before the next 
market-day : 

You swear that you will well and truly execute 
the Office of Wardens, within the Town and 
precincts of the University of Cambridge, by de- 
livering in the true price of wheat in Cambridge 
market every market day. 

So help you God. 

In the October Term following their appoint- 
ment, the following Grace is offered to the 
Caput : 



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Cum A. JB. et C. D. Procancellarium vestrum 
de annond certiorem reddendi Munus per annum 
integrum sustinuerint : Placeat Vobis, ut decem 
Us libra e Cistd Communi exsolvantur. 

After the Taxors have been elected and taken 
the Oaths, the Graces for Keepers and Auditors 
of the Gommon Chest, and Auditors of the Press, 
together with the Graces for the Moderators, 
Examiners, and Deputy Proctors, are read a 
second time in both Houses, and put to the 
vote. 

The Auditors take the Oaths of Allegiance 
and Supremacy, and the Vice-Chancellor ad- 
ministers the following Oath : 

Jurabitis quod bene et fideliter accipietis com- 
putum Cistce Communis, cceteraque omnia prce- 
stabitis, quce spectant ad Qfficium Auditorum. 
Sicut vos Deus adjuvet, et Sancta Dei Evan- 
gelia. Lib. Stat. p. 529. 

The Moderators, as Deputy Proctors, take 
the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and 
the Vice-Chancellor administers to them the 
following Oath : 

Jurabitis quod bene et fideliter prcestdbitis ea 
omnia 9 ad quce deputati eritis a Procurator ibus, 
quatenus ad eorum Qfficium spectant, cum ab- 
sentes fuerint. Sicut vos Deus adjuvet, et Sancta 
Dei Evangelia. Lib. Stat. p. 529. 

If any other Graces were read in the morning, 
they are also now to be read a second time in 



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both Houses, and put to the vote ; except Graces 
for the degrees of Noblemen and Fellows of 
King's, and Supplicats for the degree of Bachelor 
of Arts,, which require to be read in one Con- 
gregation only. 

When the business is concluded, the Vice- 
Chancellor takes the chair, and dissolves the Con- 
gregation in the following words : 

Nos dissolvimus hanc Congregationem Re- 
gentium et Non-Regentium, 

The Proctors' men are then sworn in Con- 
stables, and take the following Oath : 

You shall well and truly serve our Sovereign 
Lord the King, in the Office of Constable for 
the University and Town of Cambridge for the 
year ensuing, according to the best of your skill 
and knowledge. 

So help you God. 



manner of Fottng ftp <rac* 7 10 a0 

At the first Congregation the Grace is offered 
to the Caput. 

7 Cum Senatus Dignitas Gravitasque omnino postulant, ut 
nihil nisi deliberatum, omniumque judicio perpensum, vestra 
Autoritate sanciatur : at Gratice tamen concessce annis 1624- 
et 1716, ad hoc assequendum hand satis valuerint : 

Placeat Vobis, ut nullce in posterum concedantur Gratice, 
prceter eas, quce ad gradus pertineant suscipiendos, vel jure 
NobiUtatis, vel Sociis Collegii Regalis, vel denique Supplied- 

tionum 



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If it pass in the Caput, it is then given to 
a Bedell, who takes it into the Non-Regent 
House, and delivers it to the Senior Scrutator, 
by whom it is read (his Colleague standing by 
him) to the Non-Regents. 

He then takes it to the Regent-House, and 
delivers it to the Senior Proctor, who reads 
it to the Regents, his Colleague standing by 
him. 

At the second Congregation, it is again read 
in the Non-Regent House, after which the 
Scrutators advance a few steps from the table, 
and (if a non placet be not given) they return, 
and the Senior says placet eis. 

This is the mode of proceeding when there 
is no opposition, and is called walking with a 
Grace. 

If a non placet be given, the Members of 
that House (all other Persons leaving it) take 
their seats. 



tionum more solenni, ni triduo ad minimum, antequam cor am 
Capite vestro recitentur, missce fuerint Schedules rei vobis pro- 
ponendce naturam exprimentes, et ad cedes Prcefectorum omnium, 
et ad eos qui pro Capite vestro constitute sint, et ad Collegium 
unumquodque, si minus quadraginta ex ordine vestro ad suffragia 
ferenda convenerint. Si quce vero aliter latce et concessce 'fuerint, 
ece viribus cassce irritceque habeantur. Atque ut vestrum hoc 
Decretum Statuti vim obtineat, et inlra decem dies Procuratorum 
libris inscribatur. Senatusconsult. Nov. 1798. 

If forty Members be present at the Jirst Congregation, the 
usual number only (25) is required at the second. 



The two Scrutators, having prepared a Scrutiny 
paper in the following form, 



Placet 

Non Placet . 



take the votes of each Person. 

When all the votes have been taken, the 
Scrutators cast them up, and pronounce accord- 
ingly. 

If the number of non placets exceed that of 
placets, or be equal to it, the Grace is thrown 
out, and the Scrutators return to the table, when 
the Senior pronounces non placet. 

If the placets be more in number than the 
non placets^ the Senior Scrutator pronounces from 
the table placet eis, and the Bedell carries the 
Grace into the Regent-House, where it is read 
by the Senior Proctor, his Colleague standing by 
him. 

After it has been read, the Senior Proctor 
advances a few steps into the House, and the 
Junior Proctor walks towards the Vice-Chancellor's 
chair. 

If there be no non placet given, the Proctors 
return to their place, and the Senior says placet 
eis. 

If a non placet be given, the Regents take 
their seats, the Proctors prepare a Scrutiny paper 

r (placet 

( non placet . . 



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and proceed to take the votes of the Vice-Chan- 
cellor, Noblemen, Doctors and other Regents. 

They then cast them up, and the Senior 
declares the result of the Scrutiny, in the same 
manner as the Senior Scrutator did in the Non- 
Regent House. 



Election of tljr eaput. 

On the twelfth of October, the Vice-Chan- 
cellor, the Heads of Colleges, (or their Repre- 
sentatives 8 ) Doctors of Divinity, Law and Physic, 
the Proctors and Scrutators, meet in the Senate- 
House at one o'clock in the afternoon. Stat. 
Eliz. 41. Lib. Stat. p. 251. 

The bell does not ring. 

The Proctors wear their hoods squared. 

They do not carry their books. 

8 " Whereas doubts have arisen respecting the Persons, 
" to whom the right of Nominating in the Election of Lec- 
" turers and other Officers belongs, We, whose names are 
" underwritten, having considered the words of the 40th 
" Statute " de Electione Lectorum et Reliquorum Officiariorum" 
" and also Lord Burleigh's Letter on the same subject, do 
" declare the intention and meaning thereof to be," 

" That no Person can exercise the right of Nominating 
" as Representative of any Head of a House, excepting 
" the Vice-Provost, Vice- Master, President, or Locum-tenens, 
" regularly appointed according to the Statutes of the College 
" to which he belongs." Inter pr. Prcefect* 1816. 



A Bedell reads part of the forty-first Statute, 
De Capite in quavis Congregatione per annum 
eligendo et de ejus Authoritate, ending with the 
word pertinebit. 

After this the Vice-Chan cellor writes the 
names of five Persons, (viz. a Doctor of Divinity, 
a Doctor of Laws, a Doctor of Physic, a Non- 
Regent Master, and a Regent 9 Master) on a 
paper prepared by the Registrary. 

Each of the Proctors writes also the names 
of five other persons ; viz. one of each degree : 

A Bedell reads from the Nomination paper, 
Nominati in Caput Senatus pro anno sequente 



Pro Seniore Theologo. . . . Doctores 
Pro Seniore Jurisconsulto. . . Doctores 
Pro Seniore Medico. . . Doctores 



9 " A doubt having arisen whether a Master of Arts, 
" of more than five years standing, be, under any circum- 
" stances, eligible into the Caput as Senior Regent : " 

" We, the Vice-Chancellor and Heads, having considered 
" the Statute de Eligendo Capile, are of opinion and do 
" determine, that no Master of Arts of more than five 
" years standing, is eligible into the Caput as Senior Regent." 
Decret. Prefect Mai. 1800. 



(K. 

Pro Seniore Non-Regente. . . Magistri < L. 

(M. 



Pro Seniore Regente Magish 




Out of the above fifteen, the Vice-Chancellor, 
the Heads of Colleges (or their Representatives,) 
the Doctors, and the Scrutators prick (each of 
them) five. 

The Proctors do not prick, unless as Repre- 
sentatives of the Masters of their Colleges. 

The Vice-Chancellor and two Senior Doctors 
of Divinity present, stand in Scrutiny. 

The Junior of the company goes to the table, 
and pricks first ; the rest follow according to 
their Juniority. 

Each Elector is to prick only one of the 
Persons nominated for each Faculty. 

If there be an equality of votes for two or 
more of any Faculty, the Election (after three 
Scrutinies) shall belong to the Vice-Chancellor 
and the two Senior Doctors present, or the 
majority of them, of which the Vice-Chancellor 
must be one. 

A Bedell then writes on the paper: 

Nominati et punctis notati in Caput Senattts 
pro anno sequente sunt, 



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Pro Senior e Theologo. ..... Doctor A. 

Pro Seniore Jurisconsulto. . . Doctor JB. 

Pro Seniore Medico Doctor C. 

Pro Seniore Non-Regente. . . Magister D. 

Pro Seniore Regente Magister E. 

He then reads these names, and delivers 
the paper to the Vice-Chancellor, who gives 
it to the Senior Proctor, to be published at the 
beginning of the next Congregation. 

Each Member of the Caput has a negative 
voice. Stat. Eliz. 41. Lib. Stat. p. 252. 

If a Person, who has been elected one of 
the Caput, refuse to take the Office, before his 
Election has been declared to the Senate by the 
Proctor, another shall be elected according to 
the foregoing form ; but if his Election shall 
have been declared, then the Senior of that 
Faculty, to which he belonged, shall supply 
his place. Interpr. Oct. 20, 1581. Lib. Stat. 
p. 326. 

In case one of the Caput die before the 
expiration of the year, his place is in like 
manner supplied, by the Senior of his Faculty 
present, during the remainder of the year. 
Decret. Prefect. Lib. Stat. p. 460. 

If any one of the Caput for the year be 
absent from a Congregation, the Senior of the 
Faculty present shall supply his place. Stat. 
Elfa. 41. Lib. Stat. p. 251. 



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If there be no other of that Faculty present, 
then the Senior of another Faculty is to take 
his place. Ibid. 

It has been determined, that if the regular 
Non-Regent be not present, his place is to 
be supplied by the Senior Bachelor of Divinity 
present. 

In the case of Thomas Byng, LL.D. who 
was appointed one of the Caput 12 Oct. 1578, 
and was elected Vice-Chancellor on the fifth 
of November following, it was determined (by 
eight Heads including the Vice-Chan cellor) that 
no new Election should take place, but that, 
" according to the tenor and provision of the 
Statute," the Senior of that Faculty present in 
the Schools, or, in case no one of that Faculty 
were present, the next Senior in other Faculties, 
should supply his place. Decret. Prefect. Lib. 
Stat. p. 460. 

It was at the same time determined, that if 
a regular Member of the Caput were absent at 
the beginning of the Congregation, and another 
Person had taken his place, that if that Member 
of the Caput should afterwards come in, he, for 
that time, should not be of the Caput, but his 
Deputy. Decret. Prefect. Lib. Stat. p. 460. 

Oct. 12, 1776. a doubt arose, whether a Per- 
son, who was a Scrutator, could vote as Repre- 
sentative of the Master of his College, and again 
as Scrutator: it was determined in the affir- 
mative. 



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Oct. 12, 1777. A Non-Regent was, by mis- 
take, chosen to fill the situation of Senior Regent. 
A meeting was held on the 15th, and a Regent 
was chosen in his stead. 

April 8, 1776. It was determined by the 
Vice-Chancellor and major part of the Heads of 
Colleges, that a Doctor of Law, afterwards created 
a Doctor in Divinity, is eligible into the Caput 
as Jurisconsultus. Interpr. Stat. Lib. Stat. p. 348. 

A Master of Arts of more than five years 
standing, although he may have resumed his 
Regency, is not eligible into the Caput as Senior 
Regent. Decret. Prefect. Mai. 1800. 



appointment of 

April 29, 1818. The following Regulations 
for the appointment of Pro-Proctors were 
read by the Vice-Chancellor to the Senate. 

1. On account of the great increase of Stu- 
dents in this University, and the necessity of their 
lodging in the Town, it is expedient to appoint 
annually two Pro-Proctors, who shall assist the 
Proctors in the enforcement of Discipline. 

2. Bachelors in Divinity, as well as Masters 
of Arts, shall be eligible to this Office. 

3. They shall be nominated by the Vice- 
Chancellor and the two Proctors, for the approba- 
tion of the Senate. 

C 



4. Each Pro-Proctor shall be allowed one 
man, who must be sworn as a Constable. 

5. The annual salary of each Pro-Proctor 
shall be forty pounds. 

6. The annual salary of each Pro-Proctor's 
man shall be twelve pounds. 

7. The expences of this Institution shall be 
defrayed from the University Chest. 

The time of Election shall be on the first 
Congregation l after the Election of Proctors. 

The following Grace was then offered to the 
Senate, and passed: 

Placeat Vobis, ut duo Viri singulis annis a 

Senatu eligantur, qui Vice-Procuratorum Qfficio 

fungantur, et ut Ordinationes de hac Institutione 

modo lectce vestra Auctoritate rates sint, et in 

Procuratorum libris inscribantur. 

At the first Congregation, which takes place 
after the Election of Proctors, the Senior Proctor 
publishes the following: 

Nominati in Pro-Procuratores anni sequentis 
sunt, 

Magister A. Coll. 

Magister B. Coll. 

C.D. Pro-Can. 
E. F. Proc. Sen. 
G. H. Proc. Jun. 

1 If the Election takes place on any other day, three days' 
notice must be given. 






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The following Grace is then proposed : 

Placeat Vobis, ut Magister A. et Magister 
B. sint Pro-Procuratores in annum sequentem. 

Assistant Proctors have been occasionally ap- 
pointed by a Grace similar to the following : 

Mart. %1, 1810. Placeat Vobis, ut in rebus 
omnibus, quce ad pacem vel bonos mores, turn in 
Academia turn in Oppido, pertineant tuendos, 
Magistro Geo. Fred. Tavel, Magistro Geo. 
Barnes, Magistro Benedicto Chapman, Magis- 
tro Roberto Pedder Buddicom, concedatur po- 
testas Procuratoria, iisdemque Qfficio suo rite 
fungentibus, si qua Us intendatur, ceque ac Pro- 
curatoribus ipsis, Universitatis sumptibus defen- 
datur. 

On occasion of their Royal Highnesses the 
Chancellor and the Duchess of Gloucester, and 
Princess Sophia of Gloucester, visiting the Uni- 
versity, the following Grace was passed : 

Jul. 3, 1819. Placeat F^obis, ut Magistris 
infra nominatis plena concedatur potestas Pro- 
curatoria, ab hoc die usque ad ultimum hujus 
termini diem, tarn in Senatu quam extra Senatum, 
si opus fuerit, exercenda, iisdemque per omnia 
obedientiam prcestare teneantur Scholastici ipsis 
Procuratoribus debitam. 

Coll. Regal. . . . Magister Vince. 

Coll Trin. j Magister Judgson. 
\ Magister Evans. 

c 2 



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( Magister Walker. 

Coll. Jon \ , _ . Tr _ 7 . 7 

{Magister Whittaker. 

Aul. Pemb. . . . Magister French. 
Coll. Corp. Chr. Magister Shelford. 

Coll. Cai Magister Standly. 

Coll. Jes Magister Dickes. 

Coll. Magd. . . . Magister Crawley. 

Appointment of Nutritional (Examiners of ttjc 



The Election shall take place at the first * 
Congregation after the tenth of October. 

The Examiners shall he nominated by Colleges 
according to the Cycle of Proctors. 

The Senior Proctor publishes the names : 

Nominati in Examinatores Qucestionistarum 
anni proxime sequentis, secundum tenorem Gra- 
tice vicesimo octavo die Maii 9 anno millesimo 
octingentesimo vicesimo secundo, concesste, sunt 

Magister A. Coll. 
Magister B. Coll. 

The following Grace is then brought in: 

Placeat Vobis, ut Magister A. Coll. , 
et Magister B. Coll. , sint Examinatores 

2 If at any Other Congregation, three days' notice must 
be given. 



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Qutestionistarum anni proxime sequentis, secun- 
dum tenorem Gratia vicesimo octavo die Maii 
concessce. 



Bppotnttncnt of <J?xamtncr<> to ron&urt ttjr 

Clascal Examination after atrmi**ion 

atr lifopondcntmm Qurottont. 

The Election is to take place at the first 3 
Congregation after the tenth of October. 

The Examiners are nominated by Colleges, 
according to the Cycle of Proctors and Taxors. 

The Senior Proctor publishes the names : 

Nominati in Examinatores Determinatorum 
anni proxime sequentis, sunt 

Magister A. Coll. 

Magister B. Coll. 

Magister C. Coll. 

Magister D. Coll. 

The following Grace is then brought in : 

Placeat Vobis^ ut Magister A. Coll. , 

Magister B. Coll. , Magister C. Coll. , 

et Magister D. ColL constituantur Exami- 
natores Determinatorum anni proxime sequentis 
secundum Gratiam vicesimo octavo die Maii 
concessam. 

3 If at any other Congregation, three days notice must 
be given. 



Hppotnttnrnt of Examinm to conduct tfje 
Examination of ttjt junior 
in tfr* ilent 



The Election is to take place at the first 4 
Congregation after the tenth of October. 

The Examiners are nominated by Colleges 
according to the Cycle of Proctors and Taxors. 

The Senior Proctor publishes the names : 

Nominati in Examinatores Sophistarum Ju- 
niorum in termino Quadragesimali sunt, 

Magister E. Coll. - 
Magister F. Coll. - 
Magister G. Coll. - 
Magister H. Coll. - 

The following Grace is then brought in : 

Placeat Vobis, ut Magister E. Coll. - , 
Magister F. Coll. -- , Magister G. Coll. - , 
Magister H. Coll. - , constituantur Exami- 
natores Sophistarum Juniorum in termino Qua- 
dragesimali anni proxime sequentis, secundum 
Ordinationes Gratice, decimo tertio die Martii, 
anno millesimo octingentesimo vicesimo secundo, 
concessce. 



4 If at any other Congregation, three days' notice must 
be given. 



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/ilagua 

Magna Congregatio, commonly called the 
Black Assembly, is always upon the Friday 
immediately preceding the Feast of St. Simon 
and St. Jude. 

It is held in the Chancel of St. Mary's 
Church. 

The Vice -Chancellor gives notice to the 
Mayor, three days before the time of meeting, 
to bring with him two Aldermen, four Burgesses, 
and two Inhabitants of every Parish, to be 
sworn. 

The Vice-Chancellor is in his cope, the 
Proctors are in Congregation habit, and have 
their books. 

They assemble at ten o'clock ; the bell begins 
to ring at nine. 

The Vice-Chancellor sits at the upper end 
of the Chancel ; the Proctors on the North 
side; the Mayor and Aldermen on the South 
side. 

Two Persons of every Parish are called by 
the Town-Clerk, and the Registrary writes down 
the names of those who appear. 

The Senior Proctor administers the following 
Oaths to the Aldermen, the Burgesses, and the 
Parishioners. 



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The Aldermens' Oath. 

You shall swear that you shall diligently 
assist, and faithfully counsel, the Mayor and 
Bailiffs of the Town of Cambridge, for peace 
both of the University and the Town to be 
kept, and to search evil doers, and troublers 
of peace, and vagabonds of the night, and re- 
ceivers of thieves and evil doers. All this you 
and every of you shall promise to do faithfully. 

So help you God in Jesus Christ. 



The Oath for the Four Burgesses. 

You shall swear to observe fidelity towards 
our Sovereign Lord the King's Majesty, and 
to be assisting and counselling to his Majesty's 
Mayor and Bailiffs of Cambridge, and for the 
searching out of malefactors and perturbers 
of his said Majesty's peace, and vagabonds in 
the night, and receivers of thieves and male- 
factors. All which things you shall diligently 
observe. 

So help you God through Jesus Christ. 



The Oath of Two of every Parish. 

You shall swear, every fortnight to make 
diligent and faithful search for all suspected ' 
Persons lying within your Parish, and to present 



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every such, so tarrying for three nights, to the 
Vice-Chancellor and the Mayor. 

So help you God in Jesus Christ. 
Lib. Stat. pp. 539, 540. 

Of late years the words " if called upon " 
have heen introduced into the Oaths, after the 
words " You shall swear." 



{Proclaiming 

The Proclamation of the Markets is on the 
second Saturday after the tenth of October. 

The Proctors give notice of it, a few days 
before the day of proclaiming, to the Vice- 
Chancellor, the Heads of Colleges, the Doctors, 
the Commissary, the Taxors, and the Registrary. 

The whole company meet at the Senate-House, 
at eleven o'clock. 

The Proctors come with their hoods squared, 
attended by their servants. 

The School-keeper provides wine and cakes, 
by order of the Proctors. 

After staying a short time, they go to the 
two Markets (first Peas Hill) where the Pro- 
clamation is read by the Registrary, and repeated 
by the Yeoman Bedell. 

During the reading of the Proclamation, 
the company sit in one of the adjacent houses. 



^Junior proctor'* &p**c!i in tfje 

On the day upon which the first Act in the 
October Term is kept in the Sophs' School, the 
Junior Proctor makes a speech. 



Commemoration of JSrurfactor* 

On the Sunday immediately preceding the 
third of November, there is a Commemoration 
of Benefactors, in the morning, at St. Mary's 
Church. 

The Vice-Chancellor appoints the Preacher, 
who reads the Commemoration, immediately after 
the Sermon, from a book provided by the Uni- 
versity. 

An Anthem is then sung, and the Vice-Chan- 
cellor finishes the service. 

The Doctors attend in their Scarlet robes in 
the morning, but not in the afternoon. 



Facancg of tfie 

On the third of November there is a Con- 
gregation ex Statute. 

The Vice-Chancellor's Office is vacant at 
eight o'clock in the morning. Stat. Elm. 34. 
Lib. Stat.y. 242. 




The bell begins to ring at eight o'clock; 
soon after which the Vice-Chancellor comes to 
the Senate- House. 

A Bedell calls up the Houses in the following 
words, Magistri Regentes et Non-Regentes 9 and 
the Vice-Chancellor, going to the back of the 
chair, makes his speech. 

The Proctors, preceded by the Bedells, come 
to the Vice-Chancellor's place at the West end 
of the Senate-House. 

After staying there a short time, they go to 
the table, and the late Vice-Chancellor delivers 
to them the books, seals, keys, purse, and plate. 
Two Regents are appointed to seal the purse, 
and the following Grace (which is not offered to 
the Caput) is read by the Senior Regent present, 
in the Regent-House only : 

Placeat Vobis ut sigilla et claves muneris 
Procancellariatus, sigillentur sigillis Magistri A. 
et Magistri B. 

The two Regents put the seals and keys into 
the purse, and seal it with their own seals. 

The Senior Proctor takes the purse into his 
possession, and desires the two Regents to be at 
the next Congregation, to see that the seals have 
not been broken. 

The Proctors then seat themselves on a bench 
placed near the Vice-Chancellor's chair, and the 
Senior says, 



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Nos dissolvimus hanc Congregationem Re- 
gentium et Non-Regentium. 

The Bedells precede the Proctors into the 
Non-Regent House, where they stay until the 
Heads and Presidents 4 have nominated and 
pricked for Vice-Chancellor. 



jJlomtniitum an* iprittttitg for 

At nine o'clock the same morning, the Heads 5 
of Colleges, or (in the ahsence of any of them) 
their Representatives, meet in the Regent-House 

5 By a Grace of the Senate, dated June 11, 1580, all 
Doctors in the three Faculties are authorized to vote in the 
Nomination of Vice- Chancellors, &c. 

Ut omnis dissensionis materia, tarn in illis viris punctim no- 
tandis, qui in annuo Procancellariatus munere vacantis Compe- 
titores sunt futuri, quam in Electionibus Lectorum, omnino 
deinceps tollaturt 

Placet Vobis, ut omnes Doctores cujuscunque Facultatis in 
Academia commorantes, licet Collegiis non prceficiantur, una 
cum Collegiorum Prcepositis, aut eorum vices gerentibus, tertio 
Novembris quotannis, viz. hora nona antemeridiana ejusdem diet 
in Domo Regentium conveniant, utque eorum singuli ibidem, 
juxta Senioritatem suam, unum aliquem ad Procancellariatus 
Officium nominent, e quorum numero iidem Doctores sigillatim 
cum Collegiorum Prcepositis aut eorum vices gerentibus duos 
punctis suis assignent, quorum unus a Senatu in Procancellarium 
est eligendus. 

Prceterea placet Vobis, ut omnes Doctores, una cum Colle- 
giorum Prcepositis aut eorum vices gerentibus, convocentur et 
conveniant, quotiescunque occasio oblata fuerit, ut suffragia sua 
punctim cum Collegiorum Preefectis (more in Procancellarii 

Elections 



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to nominate and prick two Persons, one of whom 
is to be elected Vice-Chancellor by the Senate. 
Stat. 34 .Lib. Stat. p. 242. 

A Bedell reads as much of the 34th Statute 
as relates to the Nomination of the Vice-Chan- 
cellor, viz. to the word Electio. 

He produces a paper, on which he has written, 

Nominati ad Qfficium Pro-Cancellarii hujus 
Academics in annum sequentem sunt, 

The Senior Doctor in Divinity writes on this 
paper the name of one, whom he thinks fit to be 
Vice-Ch ancellor . 

The next Doctor in Seniority writes another 
name. 

The rest of the Company write, each of them 
in his order of Seniority, other names, unless 
they approve the Persons already nominated. 

The Bedell draws lines opposite to all the 
names written, and publishes : 

Nominati ad Qfficium Pro-Cancellarii hujus 
Academics in annum sequentem sunt 9 

Doctor vel Magister A. - 
Doctor vel Magister B. - 
Doctor vel Magister C. - 



Electione prcescripto) in omnibus Electionibus Lectorum et reli- 
quorum Academics Officiariorum, atque ut hcec vestra Concessio 
sen Ordinatio pro Statute habeatur, atque infra decem dies 
proximo* in Libris Procuratorum describatur. Lib. Stat. 
p. 354-. 



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All but the three Seniors, who are to stand 
in Scrutiny, go from the table. 

The Junior of the Company goes to the Scru- 
tators, and pricks two of the names. 

The rest mark according to their Juniority. 
The three Scrutators mark last. 

If several Candidates be nominated, and, after 
three Scrutinies, there should be an equality of 
votes for two or more Persons, the Regius Pro- 
fessor 6 in Divinity determines which of them are 
to be returned to the Senate. Stat. 34. Lib. 
Stat. p. 242. 

The Scrutators deliver the paper to a Bedell, 
who writes the following form, and publishes the 
names of the two who have the greatest number 
of votes : 

Nominati et punctis notati ad Qfficium Pro- 
Cancellarii hujus Academics in annum sequentem 
sunt, 

Doctor vel Magister A. 

Doctor vel Magister B. 

6 Nov. 3, 1734. Nominati et punctis notati ad Qfficium 
Procancellarii hujus Academics in annum sequentem sunt, 

Doctor Towers. 
Doctor Long. 
Doctor Adams. 

Ego, Eichardus Bentley, Regius Theologies Professor, con- 
sentio ut Doctor Towers et Doctor Adams proponantur Acade- 
mice Candidati Procancellariatus in annum sequentem. 

Prcesente me, Lane. Newton, Not. Pub. et Acad. Regist. 



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The Proctors come into the Regent-House 
attended by the Bedells, and the Senior Doctor 
delivers the Nomination paper to the Senior 
Proctor, to be published at the beginning of 
the next Congregation. 

The Proctors give orders to the Bell-ringer 7 
concerning ringing the bell for the next Con- 
gregation, which must be at nine o'clock, or one 
o'clock, on the following day. 

If the Proctors do not order a Congregation 
to be at one of these hours on the fourth of 
November, the Bedells are, by their own autho- 
rity, to order one to be at nine o'clock, or one 
o'clock, on the fifth of November. Stat. Eliz. 34. 
Lib. Stat. p. 



The Proctors, preceded by the Bedells, go 
to the Senior Proctor's rooms, where the staves 
are left. 

The Marshall brings the Vice-Chancellor's 
books, and the plate to the Senior Proctor, in 
whose custody they are to remain, until the 
Election of a new Vice-Chancellor. 



7 By the 34th Statute the Bedells are, at the desire of 
the Proctors, to call a Congregation at nine in the morning, 
or at one in the afternoon, of the following day. But 
the custom of calling Congregations by the Bedells being 
discontinued, the Proctors give orders to the Bell-ringer 
concerning the time of ringing the bell : which rings one 
hour before the Congregation assembles. 



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Election of flje 

The Senate assembles at ten in the morning, 
or two in the afternoon, of the fourth of Novem- 
ber. 

It usually meets at two in the afternoon. 

The Proctors in Congregation habit, attended 
by the Bedells, go from the Senior Proctor's 
rooms to the Senate-House. 

They sit at the West end of the House, and 
when the Congregation is assembled, a Bedell 
calls up the Houses. 

The Proctors go to the back of the chair, and 
the Senior publishes the Nominati, fyc. and makes 
his speech. 

The Proctors sit upon a form placed near 
the chair, whilst a Bedell, beginning at the 
word Electio, reads to the end of the 34th Statute. 
Lib. Stat. p. 242. 

The Proctors go to the table, and stand in 
Scrutiny with the two Senior Doctors, or (if 
there be no Doctor present,) with the two 
Senior Bachelors in Divinity. 

The Doctors in the three Faculties, and 
all the Regent and Non-Regent Masters, are 
the Electors. 

A Bedell calls, Ad Scrutinium pro Electione 
Procancellarii. 



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The Scrutators first give their votes, written 
in the following form : 

,. >jt fDignissimum vel) rr . -^ 
A. B. digit \ * 7 . 7 \ VirumC.D. 
( Veneramlem ) 

in Procancellarium hujus Academice in annum 
sequentem. 

The Doctors, Regents, and Non-Regents, 
deliver their votes, written in the same form, 
to the Scrutators. 

A Bedell calls at proper intervals, Ad Scru- 
tinium secundo Ad Scrutinium ultimo Ces- 
satum est a Scrutinio. 

The Senior Proctor writes his vote, and 
declaration of Election, in the following form: 

Ego A. B. Senior Procurator hujus Aca- 
demice (eligo et) a vobis electum pronuncio 

( Dignissimum vel } rr . . y , r , 

\ rr -L -j ( Virum C. D. in Procancel- 

( renerabuem ) 

larium hujus Academic in annum sequentem. 

He takes the votes of the other Electors, and 
his own paper to his place, where (the Junior 
Proctor standing by him) he reads one vote at 
length, and for each of the rest he says Eundem 
eligit A. B. 

Lastly, he pronounces the Election in the 
form previously written. 

D 



of tfte 

Immediately after the Election, a Bedell 
goes to the Vice-Chancellor Elect to inform him, 
who either sends word that he desires the Con- 
gregation to be continued to some other day 9 , 

8 If he vote for the unsuccessful Candidate, he omits 
the words eligo et. 

9 If the Vice-Chancellor Elect do not come to take upon 
himself the Office immediately, the Proctors continue the 

Congregation 



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If there be a contest for the Office, the 
Scrutators count the votes, and give the lesser 
number to the Senior Proctor, who, (with the 
Junior Proctor standing by him) publishes them 

at the usual place. 

. 

He then reads, in the same manner, the votes 
for the Person chosen, and then declares the 
Election in the words 8 of the paper previously 
prepared. 

If the fourth of November fall on a Sunday, 
the Election is not deferred on that account. 

If the Vice-Chancellor be not admitted before 
the Sermon, the Proctors, preceded by the 
Bedells, go to St. Mary's Church, with their 
hoods squared, and sit in the Vice-Chancellor's 
seat. 

They do the same on every Sunday, during 
the time the Office of Vice-Chancellor may happen 
to be vacant. 



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or he accompanies the Bedell to the Senate- 
House, attended by the Fellows and other 
Masters of Arts of his College. 

He robes at the entrance of the Senate- 
House, and the Bedell attends him to his 
place. 

After sitting there a little time he goes to 
the South side of the table, the Proctors stand- 
ing in front. 

He declares, by his subscription in the Vice- 
Chancellor's book, that he will conform to the 
Liturgy of the Church of England, as by law 
established; then takes the Oaths of Allegiance 
and Supremacy : and the Senior Proctor ad- 
ministers to him the Oath of Office in the 
following words : 

Jurabis quod bene et fideliter prcestdbis 
omnia quce spectant ad Qfficium Procancellarii 
hujus Academice ; Sic te Deus adjuvet, et Sancta 
ejus Evangelia. Lib. Stat. p. 528. 

He then goes to the front of the table, and 
the Proctors stand on each side. 

The two Regents, who sealed the purse, 
come and examine their seals, which are then 
broken, and the Proctors deliver to the Vice- 
Congregation to the day and hour fixed on by him for 
his Admission ; the Senior Proctor making use of the following 
form. 

Nos continuamus hanc Congregationem Regentium et Non- 

Regentium in horam diet 

D 2 



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Chancellor the seals and keys, together with 
the plate and books belonging to him. 

The Proctors then take their leave, and 
go to their table, and the Vice -Chancellor 
takes the chair at the upper end of the Senate- 
House. 

After sitting there a little time, he directs 
one of the Bedells to call up the Houses. 

He then goes to the back of the lower chair, 
and delivers his speech. 

Soon afterwards, sitting in the chair, he dis- 
solves 1 the Congregation in these words: 

Nos dissolvimus hanc Congregationem Re- 
gentium et Non-Regentium. 

The Noblemen, Doctors, Officers, and other 
Members of the Senate, who accept the invita- 
tion, attend the Vice-Chan cellor to his Lodge, 
where he entertains them in three rooms ; the 
Heads and Noblemen in one room ; the Doctors, 
Professors, and University Officers in another ; 
and the rest of the company in a third. 

He informs the Chancellor of his Election. 

By a power of Attorney, under his hand and 
seal, he appoints several of the Heads of Colleges 
therein named, to act as his Deputies, in his 
absence or sickness, &c. 

He is to qualify for his Office. 
1 No other business is ever transacted on this clay. 



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He takes out his dedimus as a Justice of 
peace, soon after his admission. 

Nov. 5, 1632. A Proxy was appointed to 
be admitted Vice-Chancellor for Dr. Lany, Lib. 
Grat. Zeta, p. 259. 

See an appointment of a Proxy by Dr. Maple- 
toft, 28 Nov. 1671. Lib. Grat. Theta, p. 57. 

A Person being made Vice-Chancellor for 
the remainder of the year, appointed a Proxy 
to be admitted in his stead. 20 March, 1661. 
Lib. Grat. Eta, p. 266. 

Nov. 8, 1558. A Grace passed for admitting 
a Vice-Chancellor at his own house : (Lib. Grat. 
Delta, fol. 51. b.} But Nov. 4, 1792, Dr. Milner 
was admitted at his Lodge, without a Grace 
for that purpose. The Senior Proctor adjourned 
the Congregation, ad Domicilium Prcesidentis 
Collegii Reginalis. 

Nov. 4, 1826. The Vice-Chancellor Elect, 
Dr. Wordsworth, was (on account of his health) 
admitted at Trinity Lodge. 

On that occasion he did not make a speech. 

See a Grace for the admission of the Vice- 
Chancellor to the degree of D.D. by another 
Person: July 29, 1749. Lib. Grat. Kappa, 
p. 115. 

See a Grace for the admission of the Vice- 
Chancellor to the degree of B.D. by a Doctor 



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in Divinity, June 12, 1764 (Kappa, p. 397.) 5 
and another for his Admission to the degree of 
D.D. Oct. 10, 1764. Lib. Grat. Kappa, p. 400. 

Proceedings in cases where the Persons elected 
into the Office of Vice-Chancellor have de- 
clined to serve. 

Nov. 3, 1777- The Persons nominated by the 
Heads and Presidents for Vice-Chancellor were 
Dr. Thomas, Dr. Plumptre, Dr. Farmer, and 
Dr. Smith. Dr. Thomas and Dr. Plumptre were 
returned to the Senate. 

Nov. 4. On casting up the votes, the num- 
bers were for 

Dr. Thomas 40. 

Dr. Plumptre 16. 

Mr. Beverley 2 went immediately to Christ Col- 
lege to inform Dr. Thomas that he had been 
elected. He shortly returned and delivered Dr. 
Thomas's answer in the following words, or in 
words to the same effect : " That he (Dr. T.) 
had laid the state of his health before the Uni- 
versity, and that he could not (or should not) 
send any answer to the information brought him." 
After much deliberation the Proctors determined 
to continue the Congregation till the following 
afternoon. 

Nov. 5. When the Congregation was as- 
sembled, a Bedell called up the Houses, and the 

2 One of the Esquire Bedells. 



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Senior Proctor read to them the contents of a 
paper he had received from Dr. Thomas, in which 
he resigned all claim, right, or title to the Office 
of Vice-Chancellor. After some consultation the 
Senior Proctor continued the Congregation to the 
afternoon of the following Friday. 

Nov. 7. It appearing from the Grace-book 
that a Grace had been read in the Caput (Nov. 
29, 1671.) when the Vice-Chancellor was not 
present^ the following Grace was offered by 
Mr. Whisson 3 to the Caput, and afterwards read 
in both Houses. 

Cum Venerabilis Vir Hugo Thomas, S. T. P. 
a vobis nuper electus fuit in Munus Procan- 
cellarii, atque idem propter infirmam valetudinem, 
de jure suo istius Muneris ex Electione vestrd 
obeundi, solenni forma decesserit, 

Placeat Vobis, ut istius Magistrates gerendi 
immunitatem obtineat, et alius in eundem consueto 
more eligatur ; ita tamen ut dictus Dr. Thomas 
prius Academics persolvat centum Libras Cistce 
Communi applicandas. 

The Congregation was then continued to the 
following morning. 

Nov. 8. The Grace offered by Mr. Whisson 
was read a second time in both Houses. In the 
Non-Regent House 17 voted for the Grace, and 
7 against it. In the Regent House there ap- 
peared 20 for it, and 21 against it. It was con- 

3 One of the Seniors of Trinity. 



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sequently lost, and the Senior Proctor dissolved 
the Congregation. 

Dec. 2. This morning, as soon as a Congre- 
gation was assembled, a Bedell summoned the 
two Houses. The Senior Proctor came to 
the back of the chair, and communicated the 
contents of a paper he had received from Dr. 
Thomas. In this he stated that his age, and his 
infirmities, had rendered him wholly unfit for the 
high Office, to which he had been elected ; and 
quite incapable of discharging its important duties, 
either with advantage to the University, or with 
satisfaction to himself. He concluded, by begging 
the Senate to approve the reasons he had given 
for not accepting the Office of Vice-Chancellor. 

The Senior Proctor then requested the Mem- 
bers of the Senate to express their approbation or 
disapprobation in the following terms : 

A. B. comprobat vel non comprdbat excusa- 
tionem a Reverendo Doctore Thomas allatam. 

The two Senior Doctors stood in Scrutiny 
with the Proctors, and on counting the votes there 
appeared 62 for admitting the excuse, and 13 
against it. 

The Heads and Presidents immediately pro- 
ceeded to nominate and prick two Persons as 
Candidates for the Office of Vice-Chancellor. 
Dr. Plumptre and Dr. Goddard were returned 
to the Senate. 

Dec. 3. Dr. Plumptre was elected Vice- 
Chancellor in the usual manner. 



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Nov, 4, 1786. Sir James Marriott was this 
day elected Vice-Chancellor, but as he was absent 
from the University, the Senior Proctor continued 
the Congregation to the 9th of November. 

Nov. 9- When the Senate was assembled, a 
Bedell called the two Houses, and the Senior 
Proctor read a letter from Sir James Marriott, 
in which he claimed the privilege of exemption 
from serving any Office, he being one of His 
Majesty's Judges 4 . 

Mr. Whitmore 5 then read to the Senate the 
following proposition, at the desire of the Senior 
Proctor : 

Cum Vir Dignissimus Jacobus Marriott, 

LL.D. Procancettarii Munus ad obeundum nu- 

per electus sit Regiis negotiis detentus, Placeat 

Fobis, ut ob hanc causam liceat eidem Procan- 

cellariatus Munus recusare. 

The Members of the Senate were about to 
signify their approbation or disapprobation of the 
reason alleged, in the same form that was used 
in the case of Dr. Thomas on Dec. 2, 1777 6 ; 
but it was ultimately decided that the opinion of 
the University Counsel should be taken, whether 
the claim of Privilege on the part of Sir J. Mar- 
riott, was a legal one, and the Senior Proctor, 
after the Bedell had called up the Houses, an- 

4 He was Judge of the Court of Admiralty. 

5 A Senior Fellow of St. John's. 

6 Vide ante p. 55. 



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nounced this decision to the Senate. The Con- 
gregation was then continued to Nov. 16. 

Nov. 13. At a Congregation held this morn- 
ing, the Senior Proctor read to the Senate the 
opinion of the University Counsel (Mr. Cust and 
Mr. Jackson), viz. that no process in a Court of 
Law could oblige Sir J. Marriott to serve the 
Office of Vice-Chancellor, while he continued 
Judge of the Court of Admiralty. 

At this Congregation the Senior Proctor was 
about to read a proposition for excusing Sir James, 
but it was objected that as the Congregation on 
the 9th had been adjourned to the 16th, it ought 
not to be decided till that day; in consequence 
of which nothing further was done, and the Proc- 
tors left the Congregation. 

Nov. 16. When the Senate was assembled, 
Mr. Dawes (one of the Bedells) read to them 
the following proposition : 

Cum Vir Dignissimus Jacobus Marriott, 

LL.D. Pro-Cancettarii Munus ad obeundum nu- 

per electus, sit Regiis negotiis detentus, Placeat 

Vobis, ut ob hanc causam liceat eidem Procan- 

cellariatus Munus recusare. 

The assent or dissent to it was delivered in 
writing, as in the case of Dr. Thomas ; and the 
number for admitting the excuse was 31, against 
it 19- The Senior Proctor announced the decision 
by the word Comprobant, and immediately dis- 
solved the Congregation, 



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Sermon ana prrrf) on ttje tfitiiy of jiotomtor. 

On the fifth of November, a Sermon is preach- 
ed, in the morning, at St. Mary's Church, by one 
of the Heads,, according to his Seniority 7 , or by 
some other by his appointment. 

The Doctors in Divinity are in their copes, 
Doctors in other Faculties in their scarlet gowns, 
and Noblemen in their proper habits. 

If the Vice-Chancellor or any Head of a Col- 
lege, be a Master of Arts, he has no cope, but 
wears his hood squared. 

If he be a Doctor of any other Faculty, he 
wears his scarlet gown. 

The Proctors, or their Deputies, are in Con- 
gregation habit. 

They meet at eleven o'clock in the Vestry. 
The bell begins to ring at ten. 



7 According to his Seniority : that is, Seniority of Degree, 
and not Seniority as Head of a College. For the Decree of 
Oct. 20,, 1606, says " The Senior Doctor in Divinity, being 
Head of a College, shall preach the fifth day of November 
next, and the next year the next Doctor of Divinity in Se- 
niority, being likewise a Head of a College, and so all the 
rest of the Doctors, and others the Heads of Houses being 
Divines, shall preach successively in their Seniority, perpe- 
tuisfuturis temporibus, either by himself, or (upon just cause 
to be excused and allowed by the Vice-Chancellor for the 
time being) by some other Head of a College, by him, 
whose course it is, to be procured, &c. Lib- Stat. p. 471- 



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The two Proctors go to the reading desk, and 
the Senior reads the Litany as far as the Lord's 
Prayer, at which the Vice-Chancellor begins, and 
goes through the rest of the Litany service. 

They return to the Vestry, and the Doctors in 
Divinity put on their Scarlet gowns. 

The Proctors change the Congregation hahit 
for their hoods squared, and go to their places in 
the Pit, to hear the Sermon. 

In the afternoon the bell begins to ring at 
one o'clock. 

At two o'clock, the Vice-Chancellor, Noble- 
men, Heads, Doctors, and Proctors, assemble in 
the Vestry at St. Mary's Church, and go from 
thence to the Senate-House, where a speech, in 
Latin, is delivered by a Master of Arts (who 
comes to the Vestry in his proper habit) ap- 
pointed by the Vice-Chancellor of the preceding 
year. 

The Noblemen wear their proper habits, the 
Doctors their Scarlet gowns, the Proctors are in 
Congregation habit, and have their books. % 

A Bedell precedes the Vice-Chancellor to 
the upper end of the Senate-House. 

Another Bedell precedes the Orator to the 
Rostrum. 

When the fifth of November happens on 



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a Sunday, the speech in the Senate-House is 
made immediately after the afternoon Sermon 8 . 

If the Vice-Chancellor Elect be not sworn 
into his Office, the Proctors sit in his place at 
St. Mary's, and the Senior reads the whole of 
the Litany service. 



matriculation. 

On the day after the division of every Term, 
or on the following day, there is a Matricula- 
tion 9 . 

The Registrary gives notice of the time, by 
a paper affixed to the School doors. 

The Proctors wear their hoods squared. 

The Matriculation takes place in the Senate- 
House. 

The Persons to be Matriculated write their 
names in the Registrary's book. 

8 Nov. 5, 1826. The speech was before the Sermon. 

9 28 Feb. 1806. Cum tempora, quibus hactenus haberi solila 
est Matriculatio, usu comperia sint incommoda, et propter hanc, 
alque alias causas, ipsa Matriculatio ab Alumnis cceperit prce- 
termitti ; 

Placeat Vobis, ut in posterum, pro die insequente cujusque 
termini Jlnem, dies instituatur ad Matriculationem peragendam, 
qui vel proxime vel uno interjecto sequatur mediam termini 
cujusque partem : Atque ut Us, qui post decimum Octobris diem, 
Anno Domini 1805, intra Academiam per ires terminos com- 
morati, non matriculati fuerint, nullus omnino computetur ter- 
minus, nixi ab illo die, in quo Matriculationem rite perjecerint, 



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A copy of the Matriculation Oath is given 
to each Person. 

A Fellow-Commoner first takes the Oath, 
which is as follows : 

Cancellario, Pro-Cancellarioque, Academies 
Cantabrigiensis, quatenus jus fasque est, et pro 
ordine in quo Juerim, quamdiu in hac Republicd 
degam, comiter obtemperabo ; leges, statuta, mores 
approbates, et priviligia Cantabrigiensis Acade- 
mice, quantum in me est, observabo ; pietatis et 
bonarum liter arum progressum, et hujus Academics 
statum, honorem, et dignitatem tuebor, quoad 
vivam, meoque suffragio atque consilio, rogatus 
et non rogatus, defendam, in h&c autem verba 
Juro, secundum tenor em Senatus-Consulti injuran- 
tium cautelam et levamen facti. Ita me Deus 
adjuvet, et Sancta Dei Evangelia. Lih. Stat. 
p. 526. 

There is the following Grace subjoined to 
the Oath: 

3 Jul. 1647. 

Placeat Vobis ut, in majorem, in posterum, 
cautelam jurantium et levamen, h&c verba sint 
affixa juramentis Academic Matriculationis, Ad- 
missionis, Creationis. 

Senatus Cantabrigiensis decrevit, et declaravit, 
eos omnes qui monitionibus, correctionibus, mulctis, 
etpcenis Statutorum, Legum, Decretorum, Ordi- 
nationum, et laudabilium Consuetudinum hujus 
Academic transgressoribus quovis modo incum* 



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bentibus, humiliter se submiserint, nee esse, nee 
habendos esse, perjurii reos : et ut hcec vestra 
concessio pro statuto habeatur, et infra decent 
dies in libris procuratorum inscribatur. Lib. Stat* 
p. 527. 

The Senior Proctor administers the Oath to 
the other Fellow-Commoners (four or five at 
a time) in the following words : 

Idem jur amentum quad prcestitit A. B. in 
sud Persona, vos quoque prcestabitis in vestris 
Personis: ita vos Deus adjuvet, et Sancta Dei 
Evangelia. 

The Oath is taken in the same manner by 
the Pensioners, and then by the Sizars ; the 
first of each Order, reading the whole as above. 

Each Proctor, if present, receives three shillings 
and four pence from the Registrary. 

When a Nobleman is Matriculated, the Senior 
Proctor, (instead of administering the Oath to 
him) holding his right hand says, 

Z)omine, dabis fidem, in verbo Honoris, quod 
Cancellario, c|c. as above. 

If the usual day for Matriculation happen 
to fall on a Sunday, the Matriculation may 
take place either on the day before or the day 
after. 



(jTomiunattcm 



These are published early in December: for 
information respecting them, see Posted. 



of 

On the 16th of December 1 the Term ends. 
There is a Congregation ex Statute. 
The bell begins to ring at nine o'clock. 

The following Graces are passed in the Caput 
and Regent-House only : 

Cum tempus adeo breve sit ad Quadragesi- 
mam, ut Qutestionista et Inceptores hujus anni mx 
commode exercitationes suas perficere queant : 

Placeat Vobis, ut liceat eisdem in suo Grege 
disputare et dedamare, quolibet profesto die, tarn 
extra terminum, quam in termino, temporibus 
idoneis, per Dominos Procuratores assignandis. 

Cum dies ad Philosophicam disputationem 
in Regiis Statutis assignati, non sufficiant In- 
cepturis hoc anno in Artibus, ad actus suos 
scholasticos peragendos : 

1 This Term begins October 10th, and ends December 
16th. The whole of the 10th and 16th are reckoned inclusive, 
consequently the whole Term consists of 22 days in October, 
30 in November, 16 in December, and equals 68 whole days. 

The half Term consists of 34, whole days. 

The Term therefore divides on November 12th at midnight. 






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Placeat Vobis, ut, Auctoritate vestra, liceat 
cisdem singulis diebus profestis cujuslibet septi- 
mance in termino, cum Magistris Artium dispu- 
tare, tarn in scholis Dialecticis 9 et Philosophicis, 
quam in Juridicis, ab hord septimd ad nonam, et 
a nond ad undecimam matutinam, et ab hordprimd 
ad tertiam, et a tertid ad qumtam pomeridianam : 
ita tamen ut Procuratorum alter, vel aliquis 
Regens, adsit*. 

One of the Bedells calls the Houses, and 
the Vice-Chancellor reads the service 3 contained 
in the Statute Book, p. 546. He then dissolves 
the Congregation, with the Term, in the following 
form : 



dissolvimus hanc Congregationem Re- 
gentium et Non-Regentium, una cum termino, 
usque ad decimum tertium diem Januarii. 



for 

About this time the Vice-Chancellor gives out 
the subjects for the Prizes offered by His Royal 
Highness the Chancellor, and other Persons, in 
the following form : 

" Lodge, Dec., 18 

I. " His Royal Highness The CHANCELLOR 
being pleased to give annually a Third Gold 

2 These two Graces were read in English and passed 
at a Convocation, Dec. 29, 1740. Lib. Grat. Iota, 508. 

3 This he does, even though he be not in Orders. 

E 



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Medal for the encouragement of English Poetry, 
to such resident Undergraduate as shall compose 
the best Ode, or the best Poem in Heroic Verse ; 

" The Vice-Chancellor gives notice that the 
Subject for the present year is 

" These Exercises are to be sent in to the Vice-Chan- 
cellor on or before March 3 1 ; and are not to exceed 
200 lines in length." 

II. " The REPRESENTATIVES in PARLIA- 
MENT for this University being pleased to give 
annually 

(1) " Two Prizes of Fifteen Guineas each, for 
the encouragement of Latin Prose Composition, 
to be open to all Bachelors of Arts, without dis- 
tinction of years, who are not of sufficient standing 
to take the Degree of Master of Arts : and 

(2) " Two other Prizes of Fifteen Guineas 
each, to be open to all Undergraduates, who 
shall have resided not less than seven Terms, 
at the time when the Exercises are to be sent 
in; 

" The Subjects for the present year are 

(1) " For the Bachelors 

(2) " For the Undergraduates... 



" These Exercises are to be sent in on or before 
April 30." 



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III. " Sir WILLIAM BROWNE having be- 
queathed Three Gold Medals, value Five Guineas 
each, to such resident Undergraduates as shall 
compose 

(1) " The best Greek Ode in imitation of 
Sappho ; 

(2) " The best Latin Ode in imitation of 
Horace ; 

(3) " The best Greek Epigram after the 
model of the Anthologia, and the best Latin 
Epigram after the model of Martial : 

" The Subjects for the present year are 

(1) " For the Greek Ode 

(2) For the Latin Ode 

(3) " For the Epigrams 



" These Exercises are to be sent in on or before 
April 30. The Greek Ode is not to exceed twenty, and 
the Latin Ode twenty-five stanzas." 

IV. " The PORSON PRIZE is the interest of 
<.400 Stock, to be annually employed in the 
purchase of one or more Greek books, to be given 
to such resident Undergraduate as shall make the 
best Translation of a proposed passage in Shake- 
speare, Ben Jonson, Massinger, or Beaumont and 
Fletcher, into Greek Verse. 

" The Subject for the present year is 

" The metre of the translation, if the selection be from 
a Tragedy, to be Tragicum lambicum Trimetrum Acata- 
lecticum or Tragicum Trochaicum Tetrametrum Cata- 

E 2 



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lecticum; if from a Comedy, the metre of the translation 
to be Comicum lambicum Trimetrum Acatalecticum, or 
Comicum Trochaicum Catahcticum. These Exercises 
are to be accentuated, and sent in on or before April 30. 

(f All the above Exercises are to be sent in to the 
Vice-Chancellor privately : each is to have some motto 
prefixed ; and to be accompanied by a paper sealed up, 
with the same motto on the outside; which paper is to 
enclose another, folded up, having the Candidate's Name 
and College written within. 

" The papers containing the Names of those Can- 
didates who may not succeed, will be destroyed un- 
opened. 

"No prize will be given to any Exercise which is 
written, wholly, or in part, (or of which the title, motto, 
superscription, address, &c. are written), in the hand- 
writing of the Candidate. 

" Any Candidate is at liberty to send in his Exercise 
printed or lithographed. 

:( No prize will be given to any Candidate who has 
not, at the time for sending in the Exercises, resided 
one Term at least." 

A. .B. Vice-Chancellor r 



On Christmas Day there is no forenoon Ser- 
mon at St. Mary's Church. 

After Sermon in the afternoon, an Anthem 
is sung. 

The Doctors wear their Scarlet gowns, the 
Noblemen their proper habits, and the Proctors 
their hoods squared. 






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(ftlmim on tfje J3ag before ILent l&ttm begim. 

On the twelfth of January (the day before 
the Lent Term begins) the Lady Margaret's 
Professor of Divinity, or some one appointed 
by him 4 , preaches ad Clerum at St. Mary's. 
Stat. Elm. 45. Lib. Stat. p. 254. 

If this day happen on a Sunday, there is 
no English Sermon in the morning. 

The bell begins to ring at nine. 

The Professor, or the Person appointed by 
him to preach is brought 5 to the Vestry by 
a Bedell. 



Ifrgtnning of ?lrnt rrrm, 

The Lent Term begins on the thirteenth 
of January. 



Examination of Questions* in UK 



The Vice-Chancellor, at the desire of the 
Proctors, appoints the time for the public Exa- 
mination of the Questionists. 

It is usually on the first Monday in the 
Lent Term. 

4 Who may preach the Clerum as an exercise for the 
degree of Doctor or Bachelor in Divinity. 

5 This has of late years been discontinued. 



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The Registrary gives notice of it, by a paper 
affixed to the School doors. 

The Junior Proctor gives notice at each 
College of the time when the Questionists are 
to pay their fees to him: and the Registrary 
appoints a day for subscription, by a notice 
affixed to the School doors. 

The form to be subscribed is as follows : 

I 9 A. B., do declare that I am, bona fide, 
a Member of the Church of England, as by Law 
Established. Lib. Grat. Kappa, p. 524. 

The Questionists are usually divided by the 
Moderators into eight Classes, according to their 
several merits, as exhibited in the disputations 
in the Schools. 

This classification is usually made public on 
the Thursday preceding the Examination. 

The days for Examination are Monday, Tues- 
day, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. 

On the Monday morning, the Questionists 
come to the Senate-House from their respective 
Colleges, attended by a Master of Arts, who 
is called the Father of the College to which 
he belongs. 

Previously to the commencement of each 
Examination, the names of the Questionists are 
called over in the Senate-House by the Proctors 
from a list given to them by the Moderators. 
Those who are not there precisely at the time 



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when their names are called, are subject to a fine 
of one shilling. 

The Proctors appear in their Congregation 
habit, during the whole of the Examination; 
and the Examiners wear their hoods hanging 
down. 

The Examinations commence each day at 
eight o'clock in the morning, and continue till 
five in the afternoon, with the exception of half 
an hour at nine, an hour and an half at halfpast 
eleven, and half an hour at three. 

The first six Classes undergo a further Exami- 
nation at the Moderators' rooms in the evenings 
of Monday and Tuesday. 

The following regulations, applicable to the 
seventh and eighth Classes only, began to be 
acted upon at the Examination in January 1826: 

These Classes are examined, on the first 
two days, in the Elements of Mathematics, as 
heretofore; on the third day, in Locke's Essay 
on the Human Understanding, Paley's Moral 
Philosophy, and his Evidences of Christianity; 
and on the fourth day they are required to 
translate passages from the first six books of 
the Iliad, and of the JSneid, and to answer 
grammatical and other questions, arising im- 
mediately out of such passages. 

On Friday 6 morning, at eight o'clock, a new 

6 Cum Syndicis vertris visum fuerit, tempus, Exammationi 
Quceslionistarum annuce hactemis concessum, vix sttfficere; 

Placcaf 



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Classification is made and exhibited on the pillars 
in the Senate-House, in which the Candidates 
for Honours are divided into Classes called 
Brackets. The Brackets themselves are arranged 
according to the order of merit, but the names 
in each Bracket are placed alphabetically, and 
the relative merits of the Persons in each Bracket 
are determined by a subsequent Examination. 
If any one be decidedly superior to those below 
him, he is placed in a Bracket by himself. 

On Saturday morning, the list of those who 
have obtained Honours divided into Wranglers, 
Senior Optimes 7 , and Junior Optimes is made 
public, signed by the Proctors and Examiners. 

At the same time, the names of all the 
other Questionists, (except the last ten or twelve) 

Placeat Foils, ut dicta Examinatio in quintum Diem continu- 
etur , ita ut, quinto isto die, pro Libitu Examinatorum, suppleri 
possit id, quod accurate honorum designationi deesse videbitur. 

Placeat etiam, ut Qucestiones ad Philosophiam Moralem 
pertinentes, quce hactenus die tertio propositce sunt, in posterum 
die quarto proponantur. 

Placeat etiam, ut nominum distributio, secundum formdm 
Statutam, in Classes quam minimas, Jiat in posterum ad horam 
eandem diei quinti, ac hactenus diei quarti. 

7 Formerly, the Vice-Chancellor, the two Proctors, and 
the Senior Regent of the year, had each the privilege of 
nominating a Senior Optime, and of placing his name on 
the first Tripos. Some years since, a Person thus nominated 
claimed to be a Candidate for the Classical Medal. His claim 
was disallowed; and in consequence of the discussion which 
took place on the subject, this absurd practice was shortly 
afterwards discontinued. 



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arranged according to their respective merit, is 
also exhibited, signed by the Examiners. 

The last ten or twelve are usually placed by 
themselves in alphabetical order. 



of tijr 

On the Saturday in the Examination week, 
there is a Congregation at ten o'clock. 

A Bedell calls up the Houses, and the Senior 
Moderator makes his speech, standing on the 
left hand of the Vice-Chancellor, who sits in the 
lower chair. 

The Junior Proctor delivers the paper of Se- 
niority to the Vice-Chancellor, subscribed thus : 

Examinati et approbati a nobis. 

This paper is signed by the Proctors, the 
Moderators, and the other Examiners. 

The Caput is called, for passing the Supplicats 
of the Questionists 8 . 

The Name of each College is to be written 
on every Supplicat, which must be signed by the 
Lecturer 9 . Stat. de Gratiis Concedendis. Lib. 
Stat. p. 234. 

8 In consequence of the increased number of the Ques- 
tionists, it is now usual for the Caput and the Registrary to 
meet at the Vice-Chancellor's Lodge on the Friday to examine 
the Supplicats. 

9 Nee plures proponant ierminos, in quibus studuerint in 
Academia, opposition?*, responsiones, aut alia Scholastica Ex- 

crcitia, 



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A Certificate is also given to the Caput, 
signed and sealed by the Master of each College 
or his Representative, shewing that each Ques- 
tionist in his College has kept his full number of 
Terms : but if any one have not kept the requisite 
number, the deficiency must be mentioned in the 
Supplicat, and a Certificate, explaining the cause, 
is delivered to the Caput by the Lecturer l . 

He also delivers a Certificate of his having 
passed the Previous Examination. 

A Fellow of King's College requires neither 
a Certificate of Terms, nor of having been ex- 
amined. His Grace is not presented to the 
Caput, but merely shewn to the Vice-Chancellor, 
and read in the Regent-House only. 

If any Questionist have been prevented by 

ercitia, quam ret fert veritas : aliter ipsa Gratia nulla sit. Et 
quifalsce petitioni subscripserit voce sua in Senatu per biennium 
sit ipso facto privatus, et inhabilis etiam ab aliquod Officium 
et Munus gerendum infra Academiam per idem tempus. Stat. 
de Gratiis Concedendis. Lib. Stat. 234. 

1 Jan. 4>, 1777- At the Bachelors 1 Commencement, a 
Grace was proposed for Robert Parkinson, Emman. Coll. 
with this exception as to the Terms he had kept, viz. " Uno 
Excepto, in quo propter errorem calculi non adfuit." His 
case was, that he had actually resided the major part of ten 
several Terms, but one of them was the Term of his ad- 
mission, which would have been allowed him, according to 
the Decree, if he had not resided. By this mistake, he 
wanted one Term to complete the twelve required by the 
Decree. The Caput, in consideration of his good behaviour, 
certified to them, passed his Grace ; only requesting that the 
Registrary would enter a memorandum of it, that it 
not be drawn into a precedent for the future. 






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illness* from keeping all his Terms, the Certificate 
is to be in the following form : 

/ hereby certify to the Senate and University 

of Cambridge that Mr. A. B. of College 

has been under my care from the day of 

till the day of ; and that during 

that time he could not with safety, on account 
of his health, return to Cambridge. 

Witness my hand this day of 18 

C. D. 

(M. JD. or Surgeon.) 
(Residence) 

The Registrary brings the Subscription-book 
to the Caput, and shews that each Questionist 
has subscribed the proper form. 

The Vice-Chancellor then reads the Supplicats 
to the Caput, and on those that are admitted he 
writes Ad. 

He then gives the Supplicats to one of the 
Bedells, who takes them into the Non-Regent 
House to be read by the Scrutators. The Senior 
Scrutator reads one quite through, and then says 
Idem Supplicat A. B. 9 C. D., fyc. If no one 
be objected to, he walks and says omnes placent : 

2 JuneQQ, 1805. Placeat Vobis, ut si quis supplicans pro 
gradu Baccalaureatus in Artibus, adversam valetudinem excu- 
saverit, quod terminum proxime sequcntem, vel alium quemcunque 
terminum futurum non compleverit, per literas testimoniales, 
nomine Doctoris Medicines vel Chirurgi subscriptas, ct verbis 
sequeniibus conceptas, vos cerliorcs facial se necessario ab Aca- 
demta abfuissc. 



76 

but if an objection be taken to any one, the votes 
must be regularly taken with respect to him; 
and unless there be a majority in his favor, the 
Scrutator says A. B. non placet; reliqui placent. 

The Supplicats, in which any cause is assigned 
for not keeping the requisite number of Terms, 
are to be read separately. 

The Bedell then takes the Supplicats to the 
Regent House, where the Senior Proctor reads 
them in the same manner as the Senior Scrutator 
has done in the Non-Regent House. If they be 
approved, the Proctors walk, and the Senior says, 
Placeat omnes ; placeat vobis, ut intrent. 

If any one be objected to, the Senior Proctor 
must take the votes in the Regent House, in the 
same manner as the Senior Scrutator has done in 
the Non-Regent House, and if the Non-placets 
be equal to, or greater than the Placets, he says 
A. B. non placet; reliqui placent. 

The Supplicats are then delivered to the Re- 
gistrary, who writes on them, Lect. et Concess. 
die Jan. 

In the mean time the Questionists put on 
their hoods over their Undergraduates' gowns ; 
and the School-keeper gives to each of them a 
printed Copy of the Oath he is to take at his 
Admission. 

The Vice-Chancellor takes the chair, and 
a Bedell having desired the respective Fathers 
to be in readiness with their Sons, precedes the 



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Father of the Senior Wrangler (the rest of the 
Fathers 3 following with their Sons) to the Vice- 
Chancellor. The Father of the Senior Wrangler, 
taking his right hand, presents him in these 
words : 

Dignissime Domine, Domine Pro-Cancellarie, 

et tota Universitas ; Prcesento vobis hunc Juve- 

nem, quern scio, tarn moribus quam doctrind, esse 

idoneum ad respondendum qucestioni: idque tibi 

fide med pr<zsto, totique Academic. 

The Senior Wrangler then takes the Oaths 
of Allegiance and Supremacy; and the Senior 
Proctor (with his Brother standing by him) reads 
to him the following Oath : 

Jurabis, quod nihil ex Us omnibus sciens 
volens prtetermisisti, quez per leges aut probatas 
consuetudines hujus Academics ad hunc Gradum 
quern ambis adipiscendum, aut peragenda aut 
persolvenda requiruntur ; nisi quatenus per Gra- 
tiam ab Academid concessam tecum dispensatum 
fuerit. 

Jurabis etiam, quod Cancellario et Procan- 
cellario nostro comiter obtemperabis : et quod 
Statuta nostra, Ordinationes, et Consuetudines 
approbatas observabis. 

Denique jurabis, quod compositionem inter 
Academiam et Collegium Regale factam sciens 

* The Fathers of King's, Trinity, and St. John's, follow 
the Father of the Senior Wrangler. The other Colleges 
follow according to the Seniority of their respective Fathers. 



78 

volens non violabis : in hac autem verba jurdbis, 
secundum tenorem Senatusconsulti in cautelam 
jurantium facti 4 . 

Ita te Deus adjuvet, et Sancta Dei Evangelia. 

He then kneels down before the Vice-Chan- 
cellor, who, taking his hands between his own, 
admits him in the following words : 

Authoritate mihi commissd, admitto te ad 
respondendum qucestioni: in nomine Patris, et 
Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. 

The Father of King's College next presents 
his Sons: then the Questionists of Trinity and 
St. John's are presented; and after them the 
Questionists of the other Colleges, according to 
the Seniority of the respective Fathers. Four 
or five are usually presented at a time. 

As they are presented, they are directed by 
one of the Bedells to the South side of the Senate- 
House. 

s Jul. 1647. 

* Placet Vobis, ut in major em in posterum cautelam juran- 
tium et levamen, hose verba sint annexa juramentis Academics 
Matriculationis, Admissionis, Creatonis : 

" Senatus Cantabrigiensis decrevit et dedaravit eos omnes, 
" qui monitionibus, correctionibus, mulctis, et pcsnis statutorum, 
" legum, decretorum, ordinationum, injunctionum, et laudabilium 
" consuetudinum hujus Academics transgressoribus quovis modo 
" incumbentibus humiliter se submiserint, nee esse nee habendos 
" esse perjurii reos" 

Et ut hcec vestra concessio pro Statuto habeatur, et infra 
decent dies in libris Procuratorum inscribatur. 






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When all have been presented, the Senior 
Proctor administers to them (four or five at a time) 
the same Oaths which have been taken by the 
Senior Wrangler, in the following words : 

Eadem Juramenta, qu<& prcestitit A. B., in 
sud Persona, vos quoque prcestabitis in vestris 
Personis : 

Ita vos Deus adjuvet et Sancta Dei Evan- 
gelia. 

When all have been sworn, they are admitted 
by the Vice-Chancellor in the same manner as 
the Senior Wrangler has been admitted. 

They are sworn and admitted 5 in the order 
in which their names are placed in the Lists 
signed by the Proctor and Examiners. 

When the Admissions are concluded, the 
Vice-Chancellor dissolves the Congregation. 



(Examinations for 

The following Notice is affixed to the pillars 
in the Senate-House during the Examination. 

" The Candidates for Dr. Smith's Prizes 
are desired to give in their Names to The Vice- 
Chancellor, The Master of Trinity College, The 
Lucasian Professor, The Plumian Professor, 

5 As soon as they are admitted, they go to the Sophs' 
School to answer the question, which is proposed to them 
by the Fathers of their respective Colleges. 



80 

and The Lowndian Professor, on Saturday the 
instant. 

Monday the -. Tuesday the and 

Wednesday the are appointed for the days 

of Examination" 



On the 29th of January (the day of the King's 
Accession) the Vice-Chancellor, Proctors, &c. meet 
in the Vestry at St. Mary's. The bell usually 
begins to ring a little before eleven o'clock. 

The Doctors m Divinity are in their copes ; 
the Noblemen in their proper habits ; the Doctors 
in other Faculties in their Scarlet gowns; and 
the Proctors in their Congregation habit. 

The Proctors go into the Reader's desk, 
and the Senior begins the Litany Service, and 
reads as far as the Lord's Prayer: the Vice- 
Chancellor then goes on and reads to the end 
of the Litany Service. 

If either of the Proctors be absent, his Deputy 
attends for him. But in the absence of the Senior 
Proctor, the Junior Proctor reads the Service. 

After the Service, they return to the Vestry, 
where the Doctors in Divinity change their copes 
for their Scarlet gowns, and* the Proctors their 
Congregation habit for their hoods squared. 



81 



A Doctor in Divinity (not being a Head 
of a College) according to his Seniority, or some 
one appointed by him, preaches. Lib. Graf. 1. 
p. 6. 

After the Sermon, an Anthem is 



an& Sermon on tfte Cfjtrtietft of 
gfcnttarp* 

On the thirtieth of January, the Vice- 
Chancellor (if Doctor in Divinity in his cope) 
and Doctors in Divinity in their copes, Noblemen 
and Doctors in other Faculties in their black 
gowns, and the Proctors in Congregation habit, 
meet in the Vestry at St. Mary's at eleven 
o'clock. 

The Litany is read as on the fifth of No- 
vember, after which the Doctors in Divinity, 
and the Proctors, return to the Vestry, and 
change their dresses. 

A Sermon is then Preached by a Master 
of a College, according to his Seniority of 
degree, or by a Person of his appointment. 6 

The Organ is not played on this day. 

If the thirtieth of January happen to be 
Sunday, the morning and afternoon Sermons 

6 Who must be a Head of a College, or a Doctor in 
Divinity. See the Decree Jan. 17, 1662. Lib. Stat. p. 486. 

F 



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are preached as usual, and the Sermon and 
Service for the Martyrdom, are postponed till 
the next day. 

In the afternoon there is a Speech in the 
Senate-House. 

The Vice-Chancellor appoints the Orator. 

At one o'clock the bell begins to ring, and 
at two, the Vice-Chancellor in his cope, Noble- 
men, Doctors, and Proctors 7 , meet at the Vestry, 
where the Person, who is to make the Speech, 
is in readiness. 

The company go from thence to the Senate- 
House preceded by a Bedell. 

A Bedell attends the Vice-Chancellor to his 
chair at the West end of the Senate-House, 
and another goes with the Speaker to the Ros- 
trum. 

The Person who makes the Speech, receives 
from the Vice-Chancellor five guineas. 



(Examination after afttm0sioti 
aD iicsptmtonfrun 



On the fourth Monday after the general 
Admission ad Respondendum Qucsstioni in Janu- 
ary, there commences an Examination in Classical 
learning, of such Persons as shall voluntarily offer 
themselves to be examined, provided that every 

7 The Proctors in Congregation habit. 



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Person, so offering himself, lias obtained an Honor 
at the Mathematical Examination of the preceding 
January. 

The Examination continues four days, the 
hours of attendance on each day being from half- 
past nine o'clock in the morning till twelve, and 
from one till four in the afternoon. 

The names of those Persons, who have passed 
the Examination with credit, are arranged in 
three Classes, according to their respective merits. 



#t* on 

On Ash- Wednesday there is usually a Clerum 
at St. Mary's at ten o'clock. 

The Vice-Chan cellor may appoint any Person, 
who is about to commence Doctor or Bachelor 
in Divinity, to preach this Clerum as an exercise 
for his degree. 

The bell begins to ring at nine. 

If there be no Clerum, the Vice-Chancellor, 
Doctors in Divinity in copes, and the Proctors 
in Congregation habit, meet in the Vestry at 
ten o'clock. 

In this case, the Proctors (or their Deputies) 
go into the Reader's desk; the Senior Proctor 
reads part of the Litany Service (viz. to the 
Lord's Prayer) and the Vice-Chancellor reads 
the rest of the Service. 



84 



On the day after Ash- Wednesday, at one 
o'clock the bell rings for the first Tripos. 

The Vice-Chancellor, Noblemen, Doctors, and 
University Officers, (the Proctors in Congregation 
habit) meet in the Vestry at two o'clock. 

Each of the Proctors provides a copy of verses 
in Latin, which he sends to be printed at the 
University Press. 

The Junior Proctor gives directions about the 
printing, and orders a number of copies to be 
sent to the Vestry, to be distributed by the 
company to Persons in Statu Pupillary who 
assemble in the Law Schools in order to obtain 
them. 

The Vice-Chancellor, Noblemen, Doctors, and 
University Officers fit themselves with gloves 8 , 
which are provided by the Junior Proctor. 

A considerable number of the Tripos papers 
(with the names and Colleges of the Wranglers 
and Senior Optimes of the year printed on the 
back) is brought by the Proctors' servants, and 
distributed amongst the Persons present. 

The whole Company then go into the Law 
Schools; the Vice-Chancellor, Noblemen, Doc- 

8 Gloves are also given to the Writers of the Tripos Verses, 
the Marshall, the School-keeper, the Yeoman Bedell, the Vice- 
rhancellor's servant, the Proctors' men, and the Clerk of 
Mary's. 



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tors &c. with a Bedell into the Gallery; the 
Senior Proctor with another Bedell into the 
Respondent's seat. The Junior Proctor goes 
into the Opponent's seat. The Proctors have 
their books with them. 

Each of the Proctors make a Speech 9 , and 
the Tripos papers are thrown amongst the Under- 
graduates. 

A Bedell reads from a Tripos paper : 
Baccalaurei quibus sua reservatur Senior itas 
Comitiis prioribus. 

He then pronounces the Name and College 
of the Senior Wrangler; to which the Junior 
Proctor answers : 

Nos reservamus ei Senioritatem suam. 

He then pronounces the name and College 
of the second Wrangler, to which the Junior 
Proctor answers, et ei. 

All the names on the Tripos paper are read 
in the same manner, and the Junior Proctor 
makes the same reply. 

When this is finished, the Junior Proctor 
says : 

Nos continuamus hanc disputationem in horam 
primarn diei Jovis, post quartam Dominican* hujus 
Quadragesima. 

} These speeches are now discontinued. 



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The Candidates for the Chancellor's Medals, 
send in their names to the Vice-Chancellor the 
day after the first Tripos. 

Soon after the first Tripos, the Examination 
for the Chancellor's Medals takes place. 

The Vice-Chancellor gives each of the suc- 
cessful Candidates 1 a subject for a Declamation, 
which is to he read in the Law Schools on the 
day of the Second Tripos. 

He immediately acquaints the Chancellor 
with their names, and writes to the Engraver 
of the Medals. 

1 If the Examiners be equally divided in opinion on the 
merit of two Candidates, the Vice-Chancellor has the casting 
vote, as appears from the following letter from the Duke of 
Newcastle, Chancellor of the University, to Sir James Bur- 
rough, Vice- Chancellor : 

" Claremont, March 15, 1760. 
" DEAR SIR, 

" I have the favour of your letter of the 
12th instant, and am very clearly of opinion that, when 
there is an equality of voices in the disposal of the Medal, 
the casting voice ought to be in the Vice- Chancellor, and 
I should desire it might always be so determined. 

" I am, with great respect, 

" Dear Sir, 
" Your most obedient humble Servant, 

HOLLES NEWCASTLE." 
From the original in the Pice- Chancellor's Chest. 




8? 



Iflttrlrnt 



On Midlent Sunday 2 the Vice-Chancellor, or 
a Preacher of his appointment, preaches a Sermon 
at Bur well. 

The University Marshall distributes the fol- 
lowing sums at the expence of the University: 

'. s. d. 

The Church- Wardens for the Poor . . 13 4 

Ditto for ditto ............ 5 5 O 

Tenant's Servants .......... 10 6 

Helper in the Stable ........ 1 

Vicar's Servants ........... 2 6 

Clerk of the Parish ........ 10 6 

Ringers ................ 10 6 

Singers ................ 10 6 



.8 3 10 



If a Candidate for the degree of Bachelor 
of Divinity is appointed by the Vice-Chancellor 
to preach this Sermon, it is considered as an 
exercise for his degree. 



1809. Mar. 17. 

2 Cum Procancellarius vester Burwellce concionari in Quad- 
ragesima media, vel die Parascevis, Senatus consulto jam 
teneatur: 

Placeat Vobis, ut in posterum sufficiat, si ipse aliquo uniut- 
cujusque anni die, dum sit dies Dominions, ibi concionetur. 



In the third or fourth week in Lent, the 
Judges arrive to hold the Assizes. 

The Heads of Colleges, and the Proctors 3 , 
meet in the evening (usually at seven o'clock) 
at the Vice-Chancellor's Lodge, and, as soon as 
they have notice from one of the Bedells, that 
the Judges are ready to receive them, they go 
to the Lodge at Trinity College. 

The Vice-Chancellor presents each of the 
Judges with twelve pairs of gloves ; and the 
time, for the Sermon to be preached at St. Mary's 
the next morning, is then agreed on, which is 
usually eleven o'clock. 

The Preacher is appointed by the Vice-Chan- 
cellor, and paid by the University. 

After the Sermon, the Vice-Chancellor, Proc- 
tors, &c. go to the Shire-Hall. 

The Vice-Chancellor sits on the right-hand 
of the Judge, and always remains till the Charge 
to the Grand Jury has been delivered. 

The Vice-Chancellor, Noblemen in their robes, 
Heads of Colleges, the Proctors, and the Preacher, 
dine with the Judges by invitation. 

During the time of the Assizes one of the 
Proctors usually attends in each Court. 

3 With their hoods squared. 



89 



The second Tripos is on the Thursday after 
Midlent Sunday. 

Each of the Moderators provides a copy of 
Latin verses ; and, in a habit similar to the Proc- 
tors' Congregation habit, and with their books, 
meets the Vice- Chancellor, &c. at St. Mary's, at 
two o'clock. 

The bell begins to ring at one. 

The Vice-Chancellor, Doctors and Officers fit 
themselves with gloves. 

The Tripos papers (with the names and Col- 
leges of the Junior Optimes of the year on the 
back) are distributed amongst the company, who 
go to the Law Schools, and throw them to the 
Undergraduates. 

The Vice-Chancellor, &c. preceded by a Bedell, 
go into the gallery; the Senior Moderator goes 
with a Bedell into the Respondent's seat, and the 
Junior into the Opponent's seat. They have the 
Proctors' books with them. Each Moderator 
makes a speech 4 . 

The Bedell reads from the Tripos paper : 

Baccalaurei quibus sua reservatur Senioritas 
Comitiis posterioribus. 

* These speeches are now discontinued. 



90 



He reads the name and College of the first 
Bachelor, and the Junior Moderator answers : 
reservamus ei Senioritatem suam. 



To the second, the Junior Moderator answers, 
et ei, and so on, as in the first Tripos. 

When the last name has been read, he says : 

Et ei; reliqui petant Senioritatem suam a 
Registro. 

And lastly : Authoritate quafungimur, decer- 
nimus, creamus, et pronunciamus, omnes hujus 
anni Deter minatores, finaliter determinasse, et 
actualiter esse in Artibus Baccalaureos. 

The Medallists usually read their Declama- 
tions, immediately after the second Tripos is 
finished. 



n &rta, on tyt m* after 



On the Friday morning following the second 
Tripos, the bell begins to ring at nine o'clock, for 
a Congregation ex statute. 

The Caput is called, and the several Fathers 
deliver to the Vice-Chancellor the supplicats of 
all those whose graces have passed in their re- 
spective Colleges for Inceptors in Arts. 

Graces of Inceptors (being Fellows of King's ) 
are not presented to the Caput, but merely shewn 



91 

to the Vice-Chancellor, and read in the Regent 
House only. 

They are admitted to their degree at the same 
Congregation. 

The Registrary having shewed to the Caput, 
that each Inceptor has subscribed to the 36th 
Canon, the Vice-Chancellor reads the supplicats, 
and writes Ad. on all that are approved. 

The Bedell takes them into the Non-Regent 
House, where they are read by the Senior Scru- 
tator; and then into the Regent House, where 
they are read by the Senior Proctor. 

If there be no other business, the Vice-Chan- 
cellor continues the Congregation to one o'clock 
of the same day. 

The bell begins to ring at one, and the Senate 
meet at two. 

Previously to the second Congregation, the 
Bedells have written the Names and Colleges of 
all the Inceptors on a sheet of paper, and against 
every one, 

( placet 

I non placet . . . 

At the bottom of the paper is written, 

( placent 

omnes \ 

I non placent. . . 



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At the second Congregation the Supplicats are 
carried to the Scrutators, to be read a second time 
in the Non-Regent House. 

When all have been read, a Bedell calls ad 
Scrutinium. 

If all be approved, the two Scrutators and 
another Non-Regent mark the affirmative line 
against the word placent, whilst the Bedell calls 
at intervals, Ad Scrutinium secundo Ad Scru- 
tinium ultimo cessatum est a Scrutinio. 

The Senior Scrutator then says, omnes placent. 

But if any Supplicat be objected to, by one 
or more Persons saying non placet when that 
Supplicat is read, the Scrutators must take the 
votes by placet and non placet. 

If the non placets be greater than, or equal 
to, the placets in number, the Supplicat is lost ; 
and the Senior Scrutator says, A. non placet; 
reliqui placent. 

If more than one Person's Supplicat be ob- 
jected to, the votes for each, to which an objection 
is made, must be taken in the same manner. 

The Bedell takes the Supplicats to be read 
in the Regent House by the Senior Proctor ; and 
they are put to the vote precisely in the same 
manner as in the Non-Regent House, the Vice- 
Chancellor and the two Proctors standing in 
Scrutiny. 

The Senior Proctor (the Junior standing by 
him) pronounces the Scrutiny by saying omnes 



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placent^ or (if any one have been rejected) A. non 
placet; reliqui placent. 

The Vice-Chancellor then dissolves the Con- 
gregation. 

The Inceptors, whose Supplicats have passed, 
follow the Vice-Chancellor to his Lodge, in Ba- 
chelors' gowns and hoods, and ask leave to pro- 
ceed 5 . 

They also visit 6 the Caput, and all Doctors 
and Regents, before the Congregation in which 
they are to be admitted. 



of 



in 



The Congregation for this purpose is on the 
Friday following at ten o'clock. 

The bell begins to ring at nine. 

The Bedells have prepared a Scrutiny paper 
in the following form : 



SCIO . . 

A. -j credo . 
v nescio. 



fSCIO . . 

B. < credo . 
v nescio 



&c. 



&c. 



5 Leave to proceed is now asked of the Vice-Chancellor, 
as he quits the Senate- House. 

This is now discontinued. 



94 

At the bottom is written, 

r scio ..... 

omnes < credo .... 

v. nescio .... 



As soon as the Senate is assembled, the Proc- 
tors go to their place, and the Senior reads from 
a paper prepared by the Registrary, 

Placeat Vobis, ut omnes Inceptores, quibus 
Gratia a vobis nuper concessa fuit ad visitandum, 
bona vestra cum venia, intrent. 

When this is granted, a Bedell desires the 
Fathers to assemble their respective Sons, who 
have previously received copies of their Admission 
Oath from the School-keeper, and have put on 
the Bachelor's hood over the Bachelor's gown. 

The Senior Father, following the Bedell, pre- 
sents four or five of his Sons at a time (holding 
their right hands in his own) to the Vice-Chan- 
cellor sitting in the chair, in these words : 

Dignissime Domine, Domine Pro-Cancellarie, 
et tota Universitas, prasento vobis hos Viros, quos 
scio, tarn moribus, quam doctrind esse idoneos ad 
incipiendum in Artibus ; idque Tib? fide mea 
prcesto, totique Academic. 

The rest of the Fathers, according to their 
Seniority, present their Sons, in the same form ; 
and as they are presented they go to the South 
side of the Senate-House. When all are pre- 
sented, they take the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy, and the Oath of Admission is ad- 
ministered to them by the Senior Proctor. 



95 

Jurdbis, quod nihil ex Us omnibus sciens volens 
prcetermisisti, quce per leges aut probatas con* 
suetudines hujus Academice ad hunc Gradum 
quern ambis adipiscendum, aut peragenda aut 
persolvenda requiruntur ; nisi quatenus per Gra- 
tiam ab Academid concessam tecum dispensation 
fuerit. 

Jurabis etiam, quod Cancellario et Procan- 
cellario nostro comiter obtemperabis : et quod 
statuta nostra, ordinationes, et consuetudines ap- 
probatas observabis. 

Denique jurabis, quod compositionem inter 
Academiam et Collegium Regale factam sciens 
volens non violalns : Et quod in Bibliothecam 
publicam et Museum Honoratissimi Domini Vice- 
Comitis Fitzwilliam admissus, jure isto tuo ita 
uteris, ut, quantum in te est, nihil inde detrimental 
capiat vel Bibliotheca, vel Museum prcedictum: 
in hcec autem verba jurabis, secundum tenorem 
Senatus-consulti in cautelam jurantium jacti 1 . 

Ita te Deus adjuvet, et Sancta Dei Evangelia. 

3 Jul 1647- 

7 Placet Vobis, ut in majorem in posterum cautelam juran- 
tium et levamen, hcec verba sint annexa juramentis Academics 
Matricitlationis, Admissionis, Creationis : 

" Senatus Cantabrigiensis decrevit et declaravit eos omnes, 
" qui monitwnibus, correctionibus, mulctis, et pcenis statutorum, 
" legum, decretorum, ordinationum, injunctionum, et laudabilium 
" consuetudinum hujus Academics transgressoribus quovis modo 
" incumbentibus humiliter se submiserint, nee esse nee habendos 
" esse perjurii reos." 

Et ut hcec vestra concessio pro Statuto habeatur, et infra 
decem dies in libris Procuratorum inxcribatw. 



96 

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors then stand 
in scrutiny of 



SCIO 

credo. . . . 
nescio. . . . 



and if the Scrutators be unanimous in approving 
all the Candidates, they mark either the scio or 
credo line. 

Then one of the Bedells precedes the Candi- 
dates round the chair, and in passing they bow 
to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors. 

The Bedell calls the name of each Inceptor. 

The Inceptor then kneels down before the 
Vice-Chancellor, who, taking both his hands 
between his own, admits him in the following 
words : 

Auihoritate mihi commissd, admitto te ad 
incipiendum in Artibus, in nomine Patris, et 
Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. 

If there be any Candidates for the degree 
of Master of Arts, who were of sufficient standing 
to have taken their degree before the incepting 
day, they are to be admitted at the second Con- 
gregation, observing the same forms as the In- 
ceptors. 



97 



tlrrtuoii* 

Of all Persons, who take the Degree of BACHELOR 
of ARTS, BACHELOR of LAW, or BACHELOR 
of MEDICINE. 

This Examination takes place in the Senate- 
House in the last week of the Lent Term. 

It continues for four days. 

The subjects of Examination are one of 
the four Gospels or the Acts of the Apostles 
in the original Greek, Paley's Evidences of 
Christianity, one of the Greek, and one of the 
Latin Classics. 

The Vice-Chancellor, the King's Professors 
of Divinity, Civil Law, Physic, and Greek, 
and the Public Orator, (provided that not more 
than two of them are Members of the same 
College,) appoint the particular subject in the 
New Testament, also the Classical Authors, and 
the portion of their works, which it may be 
expedient to select. 

Public notice of the Subjects of Examination 
are issued in the first week of the Lent Term 
in the preceding year. 

In case three or more of those to whom the 
appointment of the subjects of Examination has 
been assigned, shall belong to the same College, 
Deputies for any such number exceeding two are 

G 



98 

' 

to be appointed, every year, by Grace of the 
Senate. 

Every Person, when examined, shall be re- 
quired to construe some portion of each of the 
subjects so to be appointed to explain the 
grammatical construction of particular passages - 
and to answer printed questions relating to the 
Evidences of Christianity, and to the Geography, 
Chronology, and History of the other subjects 
of Examination. 

Every Undergraduate is required to attend 
the Examination in the second Lent Term after 
he comes into residence. 

In case any one be prevented by illness 
(a Certificate of which shall be submitted to the 
Vice-Chancellor and Proctors for the time being, 
for their approbation) from attending the regular 
Examination of his year, he shall be required 
to attend the next following Examination, and 
so on : and if any one absent himself, upon any 
other account, from the proper Examination of 
his year, he is not allowed the term in which 
the Examination takes place, and is moreover, 
required to attend the Examination of the next 
year, and so on. 

Two Classes, each of them arranged alpha- 
betically, are formed out of those examined 
the first consisting of those who have passed their 
Examinations with credit and the second, of 
those to whom the Examiners have only not 
refused their Certificate of Approval 



99 

Those who are not approved by the Ex- 
aminers, are required to attend the Exami- 
nation of the following year, and so on : and 
no degree of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of 
Civil Law, or Bachelor of Medicine, is granted, 
unless a Certificate be presented to the Caput, 
shewing that the Candidate for such degree 
has passed, to the satisfaction of the Examiners, 
one of these Examinations. 



matriculation. 

On the Day after the Division of Lent Term, 
there is a Matriculation in the Senate-House. 
For the proceedings, see ante p. 61. 

Wfyt Cn& of ilent STerm* 

This being the last day of the Term, a Bedell 
calls up the Houses. 

The Vice-Chancellor 8 reads the Service ap- 
pointed (Lib. Stat. p. 546.) and dissolves the 
Congregation together with the Term ad unde- 
cimum diem post Pascha. 



On the 25th of March, being the Foundation 
day at King's College, the Vice-Chancellor and 
other Members of the University, go in the 
morning to King's Chapel to hear a Sermon. 

8 He reads this Service although he be not in Orders. 



100 

The Proctors wear their hoods squared, and 
have their books and servants. 

The Provost usually sends an invitation to 
the Vice-Chancellor, Noblemen, Heads of Houses, 
and Proctors, to meet at 'his Lodge at eleven 
o'clock. From thence they go to the Chapel, 
where a Sermon is preached by one of the 
Society. 

The Vice-Chancellor sits in the Provost's stall, 
the Provost on his right hand. 

The Noblemen, Doctors, Proctors, Masters 
of Arts, &c. sit in the upper stalls ; the Bachelors 
and Undergraduates on forms below. 

In the afternoon, at two o'clock, a Sermon 
is preached at St. Mary's, by one appointed 
in his turn in the Combination paper. 



The University Audit usually takes place 
about this time. 

The late Vice-Chancellor, the late Proctors, 
the Auditors, the Registrary, and the Bedells, 
dine with the Vice-Chancellor after the Audit. 



On Easter Sunday there is no morning Service 
at St. Mary's. 

In the afternoon there is a Sermon at two 
o'clock . 






ioi 

The Noblemen wear their proper habits ; the 
Doctors their Scarlet gowns, and the Proctors 
their hoods squared. 

After the Sermon an Anthem is sung. 



Sermon at S>t IfonrtHcf* 

On Tuesday in Easter week the University 
Sermon is preached at St. Benedict's Church, by 
the person appointed for that day in the Combina- 
tion paper. 

Before the Sermon, the Preacher reads, from 
a paper given him by the Bedell: 

" John Mere, Esquire Bedell, long since of 
this University, gave to the Chancellor, Masters, 
and Scholars, a tenement ' 9 situate in this parish; 
in consideration whereof tlie Sermon is here this 
day. He left a small remembrance to the Officers 
of the University, provided that they were present 
at this Commemoration; and was also not un- 
mindful of the Poor in the Castle, Tolbooth, and 
Spital-house" 

After the Sermon, the Bedell distributes the 
following sums to the Persons present : 

9 This Tenement is the house at present inhabited by the 
Margaret Professor of Divinity, for which he pays the Uni- 
versity a rent of three pounds per annum, and the University 
pays to the Dean and Chapter of Ely a pension of three 
shillings per annum. 



102 

. 6'. d. 

Vice-Chancellor 6 

Preacher 3 4 

Proctors, 4d. each 8 

Orator 4 

Scrutators, Ad. each 8 

Taxors, 4d. each 8 

Librarian 4 

Curate 4 

Registrary 4 

Bedells; 4d. each 1 

Clerk O 4 

Castle, Tolbooth, and Spital 3 O 

0116 



On Thursday in Easter week, the Vice-Chan- 
cellor attends the Examination of the Scholars 
on Mr. Rustat's Foundation at Jesus College, 
and dines there. 



of Mlrigtjts antr 

The sealing is generally in the Law Schools. 

The time for holding it is settled by the 
Taxors and Registrary. It seems most regular 
to hold it before the Court Leet is held. 

A short time before the sealing, notice is 
given by a Proclamation prepared by the Regis- 
trary, and carried by the Yeoman Bedell to the 
Vice-Chancellor for his signature. 



103 

The Yeoman Bedell gives notice in the several 
parts of the Town, two or three days before the 
sealing. 

Notice should also be given in Barnwell and 
Chesterton. 

The Senior Taxor provides a stamp for sealing 
with. It has the initial letters of the surname 
of each Taxor. 

On the first day, Weights, Wine Measures, 
and Yard-W^ands, are tried. The Yeoman 
Bedell, and the Taxors' men, are to have the 
standard Weights and Measures ready in the 
Schools. A hammer, a wedge, and adze, are 
used for breaking the deficient Weights and 
Measures. 

The Taxors, and the Registrary, meet in the 
Schools, at the time appointed in the proclama- 
tion. The Weights and Measures which are 
found to be deficient are broken, and the good 
ones are sealed. 

The Registrary notes the Weights and Mea- 
sures of each Person, distinguishing the large 
from the small ones, and noting the sums due. 

On the second day of sealing, the Yeoman 
Bedell, the Taxors' servants, and the University 
Gager attend. 

Ale and Milk Measures 1 , Bushels, Pecks, 
half Pecks, and Quarterns, are tried. 

1 The Measures of Inn-holders, and Milk-sellers are jiarti- 
cularly mentioned in the Proclamation. 



104 

The servants measure the wet Measures, and 
the Gager the dry; the Registrary taking the 
account, as on the preceding day. 

The deficient Measures are broken. 

The Yeoman Bedell has five shillings for 
each day's attendance; each of the Taxors' ser- 
vants, eighteen pence; the Gager half a crown. 






iftourt 

The Yeoman Bedell has orders from the 
Deputy High Steward, and the Taxors, to 
summon the Jurymen. 

Thirty Jurymen 2 are appointed, viz. two for 
each Parish, including Barnwell and Chesterton. 

The Senior Taxor usually appoints the fore- 
man. If the Taxors do not interfere, the rest 
of the Jurymen are fixed upon by the Yeoman 
Bedell, by whom they are summoned. This is 
done some days before the Court is held. 

At the first Court the Deputy High Steward 
and the two Taxors attend. 

The Taxors have their hoods squared. 

The Jurymen are sworn by the Clerk of 
the Court. The Steward gives his charge, and 
the Court is adjourned to a time and place 
mentioned. 



'I'h is number does not seem to be necessary, though it is 
i lie ii-ual one. 



105 

On the second Court day, the Foreman delivers 
the presentments, reduced to form in a book 
(after they have been given in separately) and 
signed by the Jurymen of the Parishes. The 
presentments have of late years been confined 
to unsealed wine Measures and gaming places. 
After the presentments there is written ; The 
contents of the foregoing^ we give in as our 
presentments upon Oath. 

The Foreman, and the rest of the Jurymen, 
sign the above declaration. 

The two Aifeerers sign the undermentioned 
form : 

" We affeer the within named several Persons 
in the several sums set against their respective 
names, and confirm this amerciament: 

(A.B. 

Ajfeerers 



The Deputy Steward's warrant for the Yeoman 
Bedell to collect the fines, signed and sealed 
by him, is added. 

The Deputy Steward receives four pounds 
of the Vice-Chancellor. 



106 

The Taxors pay the Foreman's bill as follows : 

. s. d. 

Foreman of the Leet . . . I 1 

Thirty Jurymen, each 55 7 10 

Two Affeerers, each 55 10 

Taxors' servants, each 10s 1 

Clerk of the Court 10 6 

Yeoman Bedell for summoning) 

T > . U D w 

the Jury ) 

The Taxor's gratuity 10 6 

. U 7 



The Yeoman Bedell is paid for his attendance 
at the Leet, &c. 2. 13*. kd. 

On the same day the Taxors give a dinner 
to the Steward, &c. 

The Yeoman Bedell, by order of the Taxors, 
gives notice to the Persons concerned, of the 
time when, and the place where, the fines are 
to be paid. 

The Taxors attend at the time and places 
mentioned. 

The payments are made at a Tavern, and 
each Person is usually offered a glass of wine. 

See Mr. Mansfield's opinions concerning several 
questions put to him respecting Sealings, &c. 



107 



tfirnim on tfjr Dap licforr (Paster Cerm 
fcegin*. 



I On Tuesday sen'night after Easter Day (being 
the day before Easter Term begins) the Lady 
Margaret's Preacher (or one by his appointment) 
preaches ad Clerum at St. Mary's. 

This Sermon may be preached as an exercise 
for the degree of D.D. or B.D. 

The bell begins to ring at nine o'clock. 

The Lady Margaret's Preacher, or the Person 
appointed by him to preach, is brought 3 to the 
Vestry by a Bedell. 



of (Paater Cerm* 

Easter Term begins on the eleventh day (the 
Wednesday sen'night) after Easter day. 



The Woodwardian Audit takes place at the 
Vice-Chancellor's on the first of May. 

The Heads of Colleges, the Professor, the 
Inspectors, the Bedells, and the Registrary, dine 
with the Vice-Chancellor afterwards, 



3 This is discontinued. 



108 



<lmun on tf>* mgftty m&$ of 



On the eighth of May, the Regius Professor 
in Divinity (or his Substitute) preaches ad Clerum 
at St. Mary's, ad commendationem Eegis Henrici 
septimi. Stat. Eliz. 45. De concionibus. Lib. 
Stat. p. 254. 

The bell begins to ring at nine o'clock. 

He may appoint another Person to preach the 
Clerum, as an exercise for a degree. 

If the eighth of May be on a Sunday, the 
Clerum is preached, and there is no English 
Sermon. 



STrtnitg 

At St. Mary's Church, on this day, Noblemen 
appear in their robes, Doctors in the different 
Faculties in their Scarlet gowns, and the Proctors 
wear their hoods squared. 



On the day after the division of the Easter 
Term, there is a Matriculation in the Senate- 
House. 

For the proceedings see ante p. 61. 






109 



on tfte CtDettt^ntntt) of 

The twenty-ninth of May is a Litany- day ^ 
During the Service of the Litany, the Doctors 
in Divinity are in copes, the Proctors in Con- 
gregation hahit. 

The Sermon is preached by the same Doctor 
in Divinity, who preached on the King's Ac- 
cession (see ante p. 80.), if his name continue on 
the boards, or by one appointed by him. 

During the Sermon, the Doctors are in Scarlet 
gowns, the Noblemen in their robes, and the 
Proctors wear their hoods squared. 

After the Sermon an Anthem is sung. 



nomination of tljc iSarnafyn 

On the tenth of June, the four Barnaby Lec- 
turers are nominated and pricked ; unless the 
tenth falls on a Sunday, in which case it may 
be deferred to the Monday. See Sir Robert 
Redes Grant in the black parchment book. 

The Vice-Chancellor, the Heads of Colleges 
(or their Representatives), the Proctors with their 
hoods squared, and the Scrutators, meet in the 
Senate-House, at nine o'clock in the morning. 

The bell does not ring. 



110 

A Bedell reads, from the black parchment 
book, as much of Sir Robert Rede's grant as 
concerns the nomination of the Lecturers, which 
is contained in the following Extract : 

" And after the Decease of all the said 
Executors all the said Readers to be chosen 
after the laudable Custom and Usage of the 
mid University. Except and provided always 
that the same Election to be made and had the 
tenth Day of June, or within two days next after 
the said Day: and that the said Readers so 
elect or institute be of several Shires and several 
Counties born, and of suck Scholars as ^hall be 
thought most apt and able for the said Reading, 
and most profitable for the instruction of the 
Scholars coming to the said Lectures, and in- 
differently to be chosen without any Partiality or 
Favour to be shewn to any County or to any 
particular Scholar." 

He reads the Statute De Nominatione et 
Electione Lectorum. Stat. Eliz. 40. Lib. Stat. 
p. 251. 

He reads part of the 34th Statute, De Nomi- 
natione et Electione Pro-Cancellarii, ending at 
the word declaramus. Lib. Stat. p. 242. 

He produces a paper on which he has written : 
Nominati in annum sequentem sunt 9 

Pro Mathematico Lectore . 



Ill 

Pro Philosophico Lectore 1 

- 

Vo Rhetorico Lectore ....... .s 

Pro Logico Lectore \ 

The Proctors and Scrutators are usually al- 
lowed to name the Lecturers. 

The Senior Proctor nominates 4 two for the 
Mathematical Lecture ; the Junior Proctor two 
for the Philosophical ; the Senior Scrutator two 
for the Rhetorical ; and the Junior Scrutator two 
for the Logical. 

Each places that Person's name first whom he 
wishes to have appointed. 

A Bedell reads the nominati, and draws lines 
opposite to each Person's name. 

The Vice-Chancellor and the two Senior 
Doctors present, stand in Scrutiny ; and the 
Heads of Colleges, (or their Representatives) 
prick according to Juniority. 

The Bedell reads from the paper on which 
the Lecturers have been nominated and pricked : 

4 If the Proctors or Scrutators, (or either of them) be 
absent,' the Vice-Chancellor usually nominates in their stead. 



112 

Nominati et punctis notati in annum sequen- 
tem sunt t 

T (Mr. A,. Coll. 

Pro Matltematico Lector e ...-],, ^ J7 

( Mr. B. Coll. 

(Mr.C. Coll. 

Pro Philosophico Lector e . . . 1 _ _ _ ^ 77 

1 Mr. D. Coll. 

cMr. E. Coll. 

Pro Rhetonco Lectore J _ _ _ 77 

( Mr. F. Coll. 

(Mr. G. Coll. 

Pro Logico Lectore -{ , _ TT _, __ 

( Mr. H. Coll. 

The Vice-Chancellor gives this paper to the 
Senior Proctor, to be published at the beginning 
of the next Congregation. 



Election of tfte iSarnattp 

The Congregation must be at ten o'clock in 
the morning of the eleventh or twelfth of June 5 : 
but it is usually on the eleventh. 

The bell begins to ring at nine. 

The Senate being assembled, the Vice-Chan- 
cellor takes the chair, and a Bedell calls up the 
Houses. 

The Senior Proctor reads that part of Sir 
Robert Rede's Grant which the Bedell read at 

5 The Grant says, that the Election shall be on the 10th 
of June, or within the two following days. 






113 

the former Congregation, and the 40th Statute, 
De Nominatione et Electione Lectorum. He 
also reads a part of the 34th Statute, beginning 
at Electio autem, and publishes the Nominati, 
&c. 

The Vice-Chancellor and the two Proctors 
stand in Scrutiny, and the Bedell calls, Ad Scru- 
tinium pro Electione Pr&lectoris Mathematici. 
The votes are brought up in this form: 

A. B. digit Mr. C. D. in Prcelectorem Ma- 
thematicum in annum sequentem. 

The Bedell calls, at intervals, ad Scrutinium 
secundo ad Scrutinium ultimo cessatum est 
ti Scrutinio. 

The votes are given to the Senior Proctor, 
who reads them as in other Elections, and declares 
the Election in the following words: 

Ego A. B. Senior Procurator hujus Acade- 
mic, (eligo, et) a vobis electum pronuncio, Ma- 
gistrum C. D. in Prtelectorem Matkematicum, in 
annum sequentem. 

The other Lecturers 6 are then elected, se- 
parately, in the same manner, and their Election 
declared in the same form. 



6 The above are called in our Statutes (f Lector es ordi- 
narii" and formerly gave the " Lectiones or dinar ias," men- 
tioned in the Supplicat for the degree of Bachelor of Arts. 

The Mathematical Lecturer is paid by the Vice-Chan- 
cellor: the other three Lecturers are paid by the Bursar of 
Jesus College. 

H 



114 



of 13 13 on tfjc <&letontt) 7 of !5uur. 

The Elections of the Barnaby Lecturers being 
finished, the Caput is called to examine the Sup- 
plicats for Bachelors in Divinity. 

After they have passed the Caput, and been 
read in both Houses, the Vice-Chancellor con- 
tinues the Congregation to one o'clock in the 
afternoon. 

The Candidates for the degree of Bachelor in 
Divinity, follow the Vice-Chancellor to his Lodge, 
in the habit of a Non-Regent, to ask leave to 
proceed 8 ; after which they visit 9 the other Mem 
bers of the Caput, the Heads of Colleges, and all 
the Doctors in Divinity. 

In the afternoon the bell begins to ring at 
one o'clock, and the Senate assembles at two. 

The Supplicats for the degree of Bachelor in 
Divinity are read in both Houses, and passed 

by the Scrutiny of J P lacet : ' 

I non placet . . 

7 Though the eleventh fall on a Sunday, the Congregations 
for the degree of B.I), and the Election of Barnaby Lecturers 
are not deferred on that account, though it is not usual to 
transact other business. 

8 This leave is now asked of the Vice-Chancellor as he 
is quitting the Senate-House. 

* The practice of visiting the Caput, &c. is now discon- 
tinued. 



115 

Tfre Proctors then go into the Non- Regent 
House, with their books, and sit together on a 
bench, at the upper end of the House. 

A Bedell, having directed all the Candidates 
to be in readiness, and arranged them according 
to a list given him by the Regius Professor of 
Divinity, precedes the Professor, in his cope, into 
the Non-Regent House. 

The Professor preceded by the Bedell, goes 
with his Sons to the Proctors, to whom he presents 
them in these words : 

Dignissimi Domini Procuratores, et fata Uni- 

versitas ; Prcesento vobis Reverendos hosce Viros, 

quos scio, tarn moribus, quam doctrina, esse idoneos 

ad opponendum in Sacra Theologia ; idque Vobis 

fide mea prcesto, totique Academics. 

When are all presented, each Person kneels 
down before the Senior Proctor, who, taking his 
hands between his own, says : 

Authoritate nobis commissa, nos admittimus te 
ad opponendum in Sacra Theologia, in nomine 
Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. 

The Professor, preceded by a Bedell, goes to 
the Vice-Chancellor, and presents them in the 
following words : 

Dignissime Domine, Domine Pro-Cancellarie, 
et tota Universitas ; Prcesento vobis hosce Viros, 
quos scio, tarn moribus, quam doctrina, esse 
idoneos ad intrandum in Sacra Theologia ; idque 
Tibi fide mea prcesto, totique Academic?. 

H 2 



116 

When the Professor has presented them all, 
he takes his place among the Doctors. 

One of the Candidates then takes the Oaths 
of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the Senior 
Proctor administers to him the same Oath, which 
is taken by Persons to be admitted to the degree 
of Master of Arts, of which the School-keeper has 
given each of them a copy. 

The rest of them are then sworn by the Senior 
Proctor, four or five at a time, in the following 
words : 

Eadem Juramenta, quce prcestitit A. B. in 
sud Persona, vos quoque prcestabitis in vestris 



Ita vos Deus adjuvet, et Sancta Dei Evan- 
gelia. 

The Vice-Chancellor and the two Proctors 
go to the table, and stand in scrutiny of 



f SCIO 

< credo .... 



nescio 



The Bedell goes with his staff to the Professor, 
who marks the scio line. 

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors mark the 
Scrutiny in the usual manner ; the Bedell calling 
at intervals, ad Scrutinium secundo, <%c. 

The Candidates follow the Bedell round the 
chair, and, in passing, bow to the Vice-Chancellor, 
Professor, &c. 



117 

The Vice-Chancellor takes the chair, and 
admits each Candidate, kneeling before him, in 
these words : 

Authoritate mihi commissd, admitto te ad 
enarrandum omnes Apostolicas Epistolas, in 
nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. 



for a ilribate (Commencement 

On or about the eleventh of June, the 
following Grace passes for dispensing with the 
proceedings of a Public * Commencement : 

Placeat Vobis, ut creationes omnes, tarn In- 
ceptorum in singulis Facultatibus, si qui fuerint, 
quam Magistrorum in Artibus, omnesque ritus eo 
spectantes, hie in Senaculo privatim, hoc anno, 

peragantur diebus 2 Julii proxime se- 

quentis ; et ut, pro instante hdc vice, Publicis 
majorum Comitiorum solemnitatibus super sedeatur . 



u in tljr 

Concerts are sometimes performed in the 
Senate- House. 

The following Grace is (in that case) usually 
brought in about this time: 

1 No Commencements are now Public according to the 
original meaning of the word. 

2 Here insert the dates of Monday and Tuesday in Com- 
mencement week. 



118 



Placeat Vobis, ut Senaculum vestrum Musicis 
perrnittatur diebus - et - et et nt 

Magister A. et Magister B. et Magister C. 
Sijndici vestri constituantur, qui caveant, ne quid 
detrimenti capiat Senaculum. 



proclamation of iSarnttttU 4Fair, eomtnonip 

,dFatr. 



On the twenty-third of June, the Vice-Chan- 
cellor, (Noblemen, and Doctors, if any of them 
choose to attend) Proctors, Commissary, Taxors, 
and Registrary, meet in the Senate-House at 
eleven in the forenoon. 

They are invited by the Proctors, some time 
before the meeting. 

The Doctors are in Scarlet gowns, the Proctors 
and Taxors have their hoods squared. 

The School-keeper provides cakes and wine, 
by desire of the Proctors. 

When they have stayed a little time, they 
go in coaches ordered by the Proctors, to proclaim 
the Fair. 

The Proclamation is read by the Registrary, 
and repeated by the Yeoman Bedell, first in 
the middle of Barnwell, and a second time on 
Midsummer green, in the Fair. 

If the twenty-third of June happen on a 
Sunday, the Proclamation is made on the Satur- 
day before. 



119 



~<uurDar> fccforf ttjc tTommtntmrm. 

On this day there are two Congregations: 
one at eleven o'clock in the morning, the other 
at two in the afternoon. 

After the morning Congregation, two of the 
Exercises, which have obtained the Prizes given by 
the Members for the University, are usually read. 



The Commencement Sunday is the Sunday 
immediately preceding the first Tuesday in July. 

It is a Commemoration day. 

The Vice-Chancellor appoints the Preachers 
for this day. 

They are usually- Inceptors in Divinity, who 
preach in full-sleeved gowns, and black hoods. 

The Noblemen wear their robes, the Doctors 
their Scarlet gowns ; the Proctors have their hoods 
squared. 

The morning Preacher, immediately after the 
Sermon, reads the account of the Benefactors to 
the University. 

There is an Anthem. 

The Vice-Chancellor concludes the Service. 

All Noblemen, resident in the University, 
the three Regius Professors of Divinity, Law, 



120 

and Physic, the Public Orator, the Noblemen, 
and all incepting Doctors, are invited to dine 
with the Vice-Chancellor on this day. The High 
Steward, the Commissary, the Representatives 
of the University, and all strangers of distinc- 
tion, who may happen to visit the University 
at this time, are also invited. 



Drfor* t^e (ffotmnencetnent, 



On this day there are two Congregations ; one 
at eleven o'clock in the morning, the other at 
two in the afternoon. 

After the morning Congregation, the other 
two Exercises, which have obtained Members' 
Prizes, are usually read. 



On the Commencement day, the Doctors in 
all Faculties, and the Masters of Arts, are 
created 4 by their respective Fathers. 

3 It is very unusual to confer degrees on this day. His 
Royal Highness Prince William of Gloucester, was admitted 
to his degree, as a mark of particular distinction. 

4 Jul. 5, 1773. Cum R. R. Inceptor in Sacra Theologid 
Comitiis instantibus adesse non possit : 

Placeat Vobis, ut Creatio ejus differatur in Comitia anni 
sequentis, et ut reservetur ei Senioritas, qua in instantibus 
Comitiis ei assignalitur. 



121 



The bell begins to ring at nine o'clock. 

The Noblemen wear their robes ; the Doctors 
their Scarlet gowns. 

When the Professors are ready, a Bedell 
directs the commencing Doctors in Divinity to 
put on their copes, and the commencing Doctors 
in Law and Physic to put on their robes. 

The School-keeper gives printed copies of the 
forms observed at Creation to all Commencers; 
and to all the Doctors in Divinity, he gives 
the form of Profession. 

A Bedell arranges the commencing Doctors 
according to the Seniority assigned them in a list 
given to him by the Professors in the respective 
Faculties. 

He then precedes the Professors of Divinity, 
Law, and Physic, to the East end of the Senate- 
House, where the commencing Doctors are wait- 
ing. 

He then precedes the Professor of Divinity, 
with his Sons, to the Vice-Chancellor's chair; 
the Professors of Law and Physic following with 
their Sons. 

The Professor of Divinity then takes the 
chair, his Sons standing before him according to 
their Seniority, and the two Proctors take their 
places, sitting with their caps on. 






The Senior Proctor taking off his cap, addresses 
the Professor in these words : 

Venerande Pater ad Creationem. 

The Professor makes his speech. 

The Senior of the commencing Doctors then 
places himself at the right hand of the Professor, 
and turns himself towards the Senior Proctor, who 
says to him : 

Domine Doctor incipe : and, at proper inter- 
vals, 

Ad Oppositum. 

Pone dextram manum in manum Doctoris. 

Dabis fidem de observando Statuta 9 Prim- 
legia, et Consuetudines hujus Academics ap- 
probatas. 

Pone manum super librum. 

4 Jurabis de continuatione Regiminis tui in 
biennium. Jurabis etiam quod extra hanc Uni- 

5 If a Person be created by Proxy, the words of the Oath 
are, Jurabis in animam Doctoris B. de continuatione, $c. 

If a Doctor or Master, is to be created by Proxy, a Grace, 
in which the cause of his absence is stated, must be offered to 
the Senate ; and one or more Persons are empowered to act as 
Proxy, by a Letter of Attorney. 

Jun. 11, 1802. Cum J. S. in Artibus Inceptor, exteris Re- 
gionibus detentus, Condtiis proximis adesse nequaquam poterit : 

Placeat Vobis, ut Creationem suam obtineat, sub Persona 
Magislri C. M. vel Magislri T. H. Procuratorum ejus in hac 
parte legitirne constitutorum. 



123 

versitatem nusquam, pr&terquam Oxoniis, in ilia 
Facilitate incipies, aut lectiones tuas solenniter 
resumes; nee consenties ut aliquis alibi in Anglia 
incipiens hie pro Doctore in ilia Facilitate ha- 
beatur. 

Determinabis queestionem in aurem Doctoris 
sedendo. 

The Proctor then says, Ad Professionem. 

The Doctor reads his Profession from the 
printed paper. 

The Proctor says, Exito : after which the 
Doctor leaves his place. 

The other Doctors in Divinity are created, 
separately, in the same manner. 

The other Professors, who have Sons, make 
their Speeches and proceed to Creation, as above ; 
except that the ad Professionem is not used. 

Towards the close of the Speeches of the Pro- 
fessors, they introduce the ceremonies of giving 
their Sons the book, &c. 

The book delivered by the Professor of 
Divinity is the Greek Testament : that delivered 
by the Professor of Law is Justinian's Institutes : 
that by the Professor of Physic is the Aphorisms 
of Hippocrates. 

If any Persons are to be created Doctors of 
Music, they appear in the habit of Doctor of 
Law. 









124 

The following Graces have been passed upon 
such occasions: 

Placeat Vobis, ut A. B. Musices Professor, 
bona venia cum vestra intret ad prcesentandum 
C. D. ad incipiendum in Musica. 

Placeat Vobis, ut JVC. W. Musices Professor, 
intret in habitu Doctoris in Jure Cimli ad prce- 
sentandum A. B. ad incipiendum in Musica. 

Cum in Academia nullus sit in Musica 
Doctor, 

Placeat Vobis, ut A. B. Senior Procurator, 
istiusmodi Doctoris munus pro hac vice suppleat. 

The Professor, standing before the Vice-Chan- 
cellor's chair, says to each of them : 

Authoritate mihi ab Academia commissd, 
Ego, J. R. hujus Academic in Musica Pro- 
fessor, creo, saluto, pronuncio te Doctorem in 
scientid Musica. 

The Senior Proctor then takes the Father's 
seat, and the Junior Proctor, sitting at the table, 
says: 

Honorande Pater ad Creationem. 

The Bedell then calls from the Seniority 7 list, 
made by the Proctor: 

7 The Senior Proctor, who appoints the Seniority of the 
Masters, writes it thus, Or do Senioritatis Magistrorum in Ar- 
tibus, Comitiis 18 : then the Christian (in Latin) and Sir- 
name, and the College of each Master of Arts, in the order 
he chuses to arrange them. He signs the list, and delivers 
it to one of the Bedells. 



125 

Magister A. 8 Cottegii 

The Proctor reads on, Pone, dextram manum 
in manum Magistri. 

Dabisfidem de observando Statuta, Privilegia, 
et Consuetudines hujus Universitatis approbates. 

Pone manum super librum. 

9 Jurdbis de continuation Regiminis tui in 
quinquennium. Jurdbis etiam, quod extra hanc 
Universitatem nusquam, prceterquam Oxoniis, in 
ilia Facultate incipies 1 , aut lectiones tuas solen- 
niter resumes, nee consenties ut aliquis alibi in 
Anglia incipiens, hie pro Magistro in ilia Fa- 
cultate habeatur. 

Determinants qu&stionem in aurem Magistro 
sedendo. 

Exito. 



8 Against the names, of those who do not appear, he 
writes: Non Cr. 

9 If by Proxy, the Oath begins, Jurabis in animam Ma- 
gislrl B., fyc. 

1 Cum iisdem gradibus, quos in Exteris Academiis immature 
prceripiunt, apud hanc exornari iniquissime affectent nostratium 
complures : 

Placeat Vobis, ut Anglis hisce transfugio ad Doctoratus 
Dignitatem omnis prcecludatur aditus, nisi Facultatis, quam 
prqfitentur, gradu inferiori apud vos Oxonienses aut Dublinienses 
prius suscepto Filiorum Jus aliquatenus consequantur ; utque 
hoc Decretum vestrum Procuratorum libris inscriptum pro per- 
petuo Statuto habeatur. Senatus-consult. Mar. 19, 1696. Lib. 
Stat. p. 405. 



126 

The other Masters are created in the same 
manner. 

If the Proctors have any disputable cases re- 
lating to composition money, they deliver them 
in writing, towards the beginning of the Con- 
gregation, to the Vice-Chancellor, who, with the 
other Heads of Colleges present, usually de- 
termine them during the time of the Creations. 

In consequence of the increased number of 
Masters of Arts, it has been the practice for some 
years, to begin to create them at eight o'clock 
in the morning. 

The English Poem, which has obtained the 
Prize given by his Royal Highness the Chancellor, 
the Greek and Latin Odes, and Epigrams, which 
have obtained Sir W. Browne's Medals, and the 
Greek Translation, which has obtained the Porson 
Prize, are recited at the end of Congregation. 

Some time before the end of the Term, a 
Grace for a month's absence, for all those who 
have been created, is read once, in the Regent 
House : 

Dr. A. et Mr. B. et reliqui hujus anni Incep- 
tores, petunt a Vobis mensis absentiam. 

Persons in every Faculty, whose standing in 
the University is such, that they may be created 
Doctors at the ensuing Commencement, may be 
admitted to the degree of Doctor, on any day 
after the Commencement, and before the end of 
Term, 



127 



Two Congregations are generally held on the 
Wednesday, or Thursday in this week. 



appointment of Deputy 

If the Proctors, and their Moderators, intend 
to he absent during any part of the Vacation, 
they nominate Deputy Proctors, who are to he 
appointed hy Grace. When elected, they take 
the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the 
Oath of Office. 

The Proctors pay the Registrary half a crown 
for each of their Deputies. 



Deferred 

Sometimes a Person's Creation is deferred by 
Grace, with a reservation of his Seniority. 

The Seniority should be noted in the Proctor's 
list. 

July 7, 1685. (The day after the Commence- 
ment) a Grace passed for creating a Person 
Master of Arts, in that or another Congregation. 

glutrttor of ttje &on$rrttator0' &etount0* 

One of the Heads (usually the Junior, if he 
intend to be in College) is chosen an Auditor of 
the Conservators' Accounts. 

The Audit is generally on the Tuesday fol- 
lowing the Commencement. 



128 



Oration tig 

July 7, 1680. A Grace passed for creating 
a Master by Proxy after the Commencement. 
Lib. Graf. Theta, p. 181. 

A like Grace passed for the Creation of a 
Doctor in Divinity, July 7, 1680. Lib. Graf. 
Theta, p. 181. 

See a Grace for the Admission and Creation 
of a Master after the Commencement, with a re- 
servation of Seniority, June 11, 1750. Lib. 
Grat. Kappa, p. 105. 

July 3, 1780. A Grace passed for deferring 
the Creations of a Doctor in Divinity, and a 
Doctor in Law, till the next Commencement. 
Lib. Grat. Lambda, p. 199. 



of <a0fer 

The Term ends on the Friday after the Com- 
mencement day. 

The following Grace (prepared by the Regis- 
trary) is read in the Regent-House only : 

Doctor A. Magister B. et cceteri Inceptores 
petunt a Vobis mensis absentiam. 

The bell rings at nine o'clock. 



129 



If there be no other business, the Vice-Chan- 
eellor " reads the 67th Psalm, in Latin, and the 
Absolution, and dissolves the Congregation with 
the Term ad decimum diem Octobris. Vid. Lib. 
Stat. p. 547. 



Some time in July, or August, the Judges 
arrive to hold the Summer Assizes. 

For the proceedings, see ante p. 88. 



The Proctors invite the Vice-Chancellor, the 
Noblemen, the Heads of Houses, the Doctors, 
the Commissary, the Taxors, and the Registrary, 
to attend the Proclamation of Sturbridge Fair 
on the eighteenth of September. 

If the eighteenth fall on a Sunday, the Pro- 
clamation is made on the Saturday before. 

The Doctors wear their Scarlet gowns, and 
the Proctors their hoods squared. 

The Vice-Chancellor and the company meet 
in the Senate-House at eleven. When the date 
of the year is an uneven number, they meet rather 
earlier, as in that case the University proclaims 
before the Corporation. 

2 He reads this Service, although he be not in Order*. 

I 



130 

The Senior Proctor provides cakes and wine 
in the Senate-House, and carriages to carry the 
Company to the Fair. 

The Proclamation is made in three places. 
It is read by the Registrary, and repeated by 
the Yeoman Bedell. 

After the Proclamation, the Proctors treat 
the Company with oysters, at the tiled booth. 
They formerly gave a dinner at the same place, 
which has, for several years, been discontinued. 

The Taxors find the bread, beer, and butter 
for the oysters. 

The Servants have an allowance of beer, &c. 

At a Court held in the Fair, on a day ap- 
pointed by the Commissary and Proctors (usually 
the day of the Proclamation), there is a sealing 
of Weights and Measures, &c. 

The Masters of Play-houses, Shews, and 
Exhibitions of every kind, are sent for and 
fined, if the Proctors chuse to require the pen- 
alty. 

The Proctors give oysters, and a dinner 3 , the 
Taxor finding the same articles as on the first 
Court Day. 

The Servants have an allowance of beer, &c. 

1 This is now discontinued. 



131 

On the Horse-Fair day (the 25th) and two 
or three days afterwards, hops and leather are 
sold at the Fair. They are weighed by the 
Taxors' scales, who either pay some Persons for 
doing the business, or let the scales for a certain 
sum. 



i 2 



FORMULAE 
SUPPLIC ATIONUM 



PRO 



GRADIBUS. 



FORMULA 



SUPPLICATIONUM 



PRO 



GRADIBUS 



Coll , UJan. 18. 

SUPPLICAT Reverentiis vestris A. B. ut duo- 
decim termini completi, in quibus ordinarias lec- 
tiones audiverit (licet non omnino secundum 
form am Statuti) per majorem par tern cujuslibet 
termini, una cum omnibus oppositionibus, respon- 
sionibus, caeterisque exercitiis per Statuta Regia 
requisitis, sufficiant ei ad respondendum quaes- 

tioni. 

C. D. Prcelector. 



Coll. Regal. 14 Jan. 18 . 
Placeat Vobis ut A. B. Collegii Regalis 
Socius, bona vestra cum venia, jam intret. 

C. D. Prcelector. 



136 



Coll. , 14 Jan. 18. 

Supplicat Reverentiis vestris A. JB. ut novem 
termini completi post finalem ejus Determina- 
tion em, in quibus ordin arias lectiones audiverit 
(licet non omnino secundum formam Statuti) una 
cum omnibus oppositionibus, responsionibus, dis- 
putationibus, declamationibus, caeterisque exercitiis 
per Statuta Regia requisitis, sufficiant ei ad in- 
cipiendum in Artibus. 

C. D. Prelector. 



Coll. Regal. 14 Jan. 18. 

Placeat Vobis ut A. B. Collegii Regalis 
Socius, bona vestra cum venia, jam intret. 

C. D. Prelector. 



Bactaiaurinta in 

Coll. - , 14 Jan. 18. 
Supplicat Reverentiis vestris A.JB. ut studium 
septem annorum in Sacra Theologia, postquam 
rexerit in Artibus, in quibus ordinarias lectiones 
audiverit (licet non omnino secundum formam 
Statuti) una cum omnibus oppositionibus, respon- 
sionibus, concionibus, caeterisque exercitiis per 






137 



Statuta Regia requisitis, sufficiat ei tarn ad op- 
ponendum, quam ad intrandum, in eadem Sacra 
Theologia. 

C. D. Prcelector. 



ttatralattrnto in Sacra Ojeoiogia, miilo ante 
<T>ratrii 



Coll. - , 14 Jan. 18. 
Supplicat Reverentiis vestris A. B. ut studium 
decem annorum in Sacra Theologia, postquam 
ad Academiam accesserit, viginti quatuor annos 
natus, una cum omnibus oppositionibus, respon- 
sionibus, concionibus, caeterisque exercitiis per 
Statuta Regia requisitis, sufficiat ei, tarn ad 
opponendum, quam ad intrandum, in eadem 
Sacra Theologia. 

C. D. Prelector. 



Snccptor in Sacra Cfjroiogia ante 13accalaurnt0. 

Coll , 14 Jan. 18. 

Supplicat Reverentiis vestris A. B. ut studium 
quinque annorum in Sacra Theologia post gradum 
Baccalaureatus in eadem Facultate susceptum, in 
quibus ordinarias lectiones audiverit (licet non 
omnino secundum formam Statuti) una cum 
omnibus oppositionibus, responsionibus, concioni- 
bus, caeterisque exercitiis per Statuta Regia re- 
quisitis, sufficiat ei ad incipiendum in eadem Sacra 
Theologia. 

C. D. Prelector. 



138 
^nrrptor in $acra mjrologia non antt 



Supplicat Reverentiis vestris ^4. 2?. ut studium 
duodecim annorum in Sacra Theologia, postquam 
rexerit in Artibus ; in quibus ordinarias lectiones 
audiverit (licet non omnino secundum form am 
Statuti) una cum omnibus oppositionibus, respon- 
sionibus, concionibus, caeterisque exercitiis per 
Statuta* Regia requisitis, sufficiat ei ad incipien- 
dum in eadem Sacra Theologia. 

C. D. Prelector. 



in 

Coll. - , 14 Jan. 18. 
Supplicat Reverentiis vestris A.B. ut studium 
sex annorum in Jure Civili, in quibus ordinarias 
lectiones audiverit (licet non omnino secundum 
formam Statuti) et praelectiones Professoris Regii 
per tres terminos diligenter audiverit, una cum 
omnibus responsionibus, caeterisque exercitiis per 
Statuta Regia requisitis, sufficiat ei ad intrandum 
in eodem Jure. 

C. D. Prcelector. 

Snceptot in Sure Cifciii ante ISaccalaureu*. 

Coll - , 14 Jan. 18. 

Supplicat Reverentiis vestris A. B. ut studium 

quinquc annorum post gradum Baccalaureatus 



139 



in Jure Civili susceptum, in quibus ordinarias 
lectiones audiverit (licet non omnino secundum 
formam Statuti) una cum omnibus oppositionibus, 
responsionibus, caeterisque exercitiis per Statuta 
Regia requisitis, sufficiat ei ad incipiendum in 
eodem Jure. 

C. D. Prelector. 



Snrrptor in Sure iftifcili non ant* i3arraiaurcii0. 

Coll , 14 Jan. 18. 

Supplicat Reverentiis vestris A. It. ut studium 
septem annorum in Jure Civili, postquam rexerit 
in Artibus, in quibus ordinarias lectiones audiverit 
(licet non omnino secundum formam Statuti) una 
cum omnibus oppositionibus, responsionibus, caeteris- 
que exercitiis per Statuta Regia requisitis, sufficiat 
ei ad incipiendum in eodem Jure. 

C. D. Prelector. 

Uarralaurru* in ffctrturina. 

Coll. , 14 Jan. 18. 

Supplicat Reverentiis vestris A. JS. ut studium 
sex annorum in Medicina, in quibus ordinarias 
lectiones audiverit (licet non omnino secundum 
formam Statuti) et praelectiones Professoris Regii 
per duos terminos diligenter audiverit, una cum 
omnibus oppositionibus, responsionibus, caeterisque 
exercitiis per Statuta Regia requisitis, sufficiat ei 
ad intrandum in eadem Medicina. 

C. D. Prelector. 



140 



in 

Coll. , 14 Jan. 18. 

Supplicat Reverentiis vestris A. B. ut studium 
quinque annorum in Medicina, post gradum Bacca- 
laureatus in eadem Facilitate susceptum, in quibus 
ordinarias lectiones audiyerit (licet non omnino 
secundum formam Statuti) una cum omnibus 
oppositionibus, responsionibus, caeterisque exercitiis 
per Statuta Regia requisitis, sufficiat ei ad incipi- 
endum in eadem Medicina. 

C. D. Prelector. 



in iWrtrictna non antr 13att aiaurtu0, 

Coll. - , 14 Jan. 18 . 
Supplicat Reverentiis vestris A. B. ut studium 
septem annorum in Medicina, postquam rexerit 
in Artibus, in quibus ordinarias lectiones audiverit 
(licet non omnino secundum formam Statuti) una 
cum omnibus oppositionibus, responsionibus, cae- 
terisque exercitiis per Statuta Regia requisitis, 
sufficiat ei ad incipiendum in eadem Medicina. 

C. D. Prcelector. 



Dvart icane in jftttfricina ante j$TJ5, 

Coll. - , 14 Jan. 18 . 

Supplicat Reverentiis vestris A. B. ut stu- 

dium - - annorum in Arte Medica, postquam 



141 

intraverit in Medicina, sufficiat ei ad practicandum 
in eadem Facultate; ita tamen ut ejus eruditio 
examinetur et approbetur 4 a Regie in Medicina 
Professore, et per ilium prsesentetur Domino 
Pro-Cancellario in Senatu, atque ut super hac 
Concessione vestra literas habeat testimoniales 
sigillo vestro communi sigillatas. 

Examinatus et approbatus per \ Q T\ 

ttvartif aits in itlrDtnna ante .3.1*1. 

Coll. - , 14 Jan. 18.. 
Supplicat Reverentiis vestris A. J8. cujus mores 
et eruditionem examinarunt et approbarunt A. B. 
Regius in Medicina Professor, et C. Z). Medicinse 
Doctor, ut studium - annorum in Medicina, 
postquam rexerit in Artibus, sufficiat ei ad practi- 
candum in eadem Facultate; ita tamen ut per 
Regium in Medicina Professorem praesentetur 
Domino Pro-Cancellario in Senatu, atque ut literas 
testimoniales Admissionis suae obtineat sigillo vestro 
communi sigillatas. 

CAB 

Examinatus et approbatus a nobis \ r \) 



n 

14 Jan. 18. 

Supplicat Reverentiis vestris A. B. ut studium 
decem annorum in Chirurgia, una cum assidua 

4 Sometimes another Examiner is mentioned in the 
Supplicat. 



practica ejusdem, cum approbatione peritissi- 
morum in eadem, sufficiat ei ad practicandum 
in eadem Facultate; ita tamen ut ejus cognitio 
prius examinetur et approbetur a Regie in Medi- 
cina Professore, et per eum praesentetur Domino 
Pro-Cancellario in Senatu, atque ut super hac 
Concessione vestra literas habeat testimoniales 
sigillo vestro communi sigillatas. 

Form in Suck's Book. 



in 

Coll. , 14 Jan. 18 . 

Supplicat, Reverentiis vestris A. B. ut stu- 

dium annorum in scientia Musica, una cum 

assidua ejusdem praxi, et summa approbatione 
peritorum in eadem Facultate, sufficiat ei ad in- 
trandum in eadem ; ita tamen ut Canticum com- 
ponat, coram vobis solenniter cantandum, aliquo 
tempore idoneo, et loco opportune, ad assignationem 
Domini Pro-Cancellarii. 

C. D. Pralector. 



;?Jnccptot in 

Coll , 14 Jan. 18. 

Supplicat Reverentiis vestris A. B. ut stu- 
dium annorum in scientia Musica, una cum 
assidua ejusdem praxi, et summa approbatione 



5 It is not necessary that he should be previously a Bachelor 
in Music. 






143 



peritorum in eadem Facultate, sufficiat ei ad 
incipiendum in eadem ; ita tamen ut Canticum 
componat, coram vobis solenniter cantandum, 
aliquo tempore idoneo, et loco opportuno, ad 
assignationem Domini Pro-Cancellarii. 

C. D. Prelector. 



cOratrum. 



Placeat Vobis, ut A. B. sit iisdem anno, ordine 
atque gradu apud nos Cantabrigienses quibus est 
ad f Oxonienses. 

\ Dublinienses. 



FORMULA 



P R m S E N T A N D I 



AD 



G R A D U S. 



148 



Uaccalaurais in Sacra 

Dignissimi Domini Procurators, et tota Uni- 
versitas ; prsesento Vobis Reverendum hunc Virum, 
quern scio, tarn moribus, quam doctrina, esse ido- 
neum ad opponendum in Sacra Theologia ; idque 
vobis fide mea praesto, totique Academiae. 



in acra 

Dignissime Domine, Domine Pro-Cancellarie 
et tota Universitas ; praesento Vobis Reverendum 
hunc Virum, quern scio, tarn moribus, quam doc- 
trina, esse idoneum ad intrandum in Sacra Theolo- 
gia; idque tibi fide mea praesto, totique Academiae. 



in Sacra Cljcolcgta per fttantratum 



Dignissimi Domini Procuratores, et tota Uni- 
versitas ; prassento Vobis Reverendum hunc Virum 
ut admittatur ad opponendum in Sacra Theologia, 
juxta tenorem Mandati Regii. 



i$accalaureu# in Sacra Cfjr ologta per iilantratum 
lirgtttm. 

Dignissime Domine, Domine Pro-Cancellarie 
et tota Universitas ; prassento Vobis Reverendum 
hunc Virum ut admittatur ad intrandum in Sacra 
Theologia, juxta tenorem Mandati Regii. 



149 



.Tjnrrpior in Sacra Oeologia ante 
iSaccalaureua \ 

Dignissime, &c. Prsesento Vobis Vene- 

rabilem hunc Virum, quern scio, tarn moribus, 
quam doctrina, esse idoneum ad incipiendum in 
Sacra Theologia; idque tibi fide mea praesto, 
totique Academiae. 



in ^acra 3T)eologia non ante Bar 
ralaureit* per IWantratnm Urgtiun. 

Dignissimi Domini Procurators, et tota 
Universitas ; praesento Vobis Reverendum hunc 
Virum, ut admittatur ad opponendum in Sacra 
Theologia, juxta tenorem Mandati Regii. 



;?wceptor in garni ^Ijrologia non ante 
calaureu0 per iitantratutn Urgutm. 

Dignissime Domine, Domine Pro-Can cellarie 
et tota Universitas ; praesento Vobis Venerabilem 
hunc Virum, ut admittatur ad incipiendum in 
Sacra Theologia, juxta tenorem Mandati Regii. 



6 If he be not a Bachelor in the Faculty, he is first pre- 
sented*by the Professor to the Proctors, in the Non- Regent 
house, in the form that is used in presenting a person for 
a Bachelor of Divinity's Degree to the Proctors. 



150 



Bacralaureu* in Hure tfittiit, 



Dignissime Domine, Domine Pro-Cancellarie 
et tota Universitas ; praesento Vobis hunc Virum, 
quern scio, tarn moribus, quam doctrina, esse 

f Jure Civili ") 
idoneum ad intrandum in < Medicina > idque 

( Musica ) 
tibi fide mea praesto, totique Academise. 



in Sure (^tUtlt, i^lrtrictna, 
, per fttanfritum iirgtum* 

Dignissime, &c. Praesento Vobis hunc 

C Jure Civili ") 

Virum ut admittatur ad intrandum in ) Medicina V 

( Musica ) 

juxta tenorem Mandati Regii. 



in Sure 






Dignissime, &c. Preesento Vobis hunc 

Virum, quern scio, tarn moribus, quam doctrina, 

f Jure Civili 1 
esse idoneum ad incipiendum in < Medicina } 

I Musica J 
idque tibi fide mea prcesto, totique Academise. 



151 



in fmre CFttnli, 
per 



Del 



Dignissime, &c. Praesento Vobis hunc Vi- 

f Jure Civili ) 

rum ut admittatur ad incipiendum in < Medieina > 

( Musica ) 

juxta tenorem Mandati Regii. 



in 



Dignissime, &c. Praesento Vobis hunc Vi- 
rum, quern scio, tarn moribus, quam doctrina, esse 
idoneum ad practicandum in Medieina; idque 
tibi fide mea praesto, totique Academise. 



ati iL'UnDrm 



Dignissime, &c. Preesento Vobis ut 

sit eisdem anno, ordine, et gradu, apud nos Can- 

M , (Oxonienses. 

tabriffienses, quibus est apud suos 4 ^ , v . 

1 1 Dublimenses. 



CAUTION GRACES. 



CAUTION GRACES 



IT sometimes happens, that Candidates for 
the degrees of Bachelor of Divinity, Doctor of 
Divinity, Bachelor of Law or Physic, and 
Doctors in the same Faculties, have not kept 
all the exercises enjoined by the Statutes. 

In this case a Caution Grace (see the forms 
posted), signed first by the Professor in the Fa- 
culty, and afterwards by the Vice-Chancellor and 
a majority of the Heads of Colleges, allowing 
these exercises to be kept in the ensuing Term, 
under a penalty for neglecting to keep them at 
that time, is offered to the Senate. 

The English and Latin Sermons are never 
allowed to be cautioned for, nor the Acts and 
Opponencies for the degree of Bachelor of Di- 
vinity, or for the degree of Doctor of Divinity, 
unless taken per saltum. 



Coll. , 14 Jan. 18. 

Cum A. B. Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus, 
omnia exercitia prsestiterit, quae ad gradum Doc- 
toratus in eadem Facilitate, per Statuta Regia, 
requiruntur, praeter 



156 

Placeat Vobis, ut dicta exercitia differantur 
in terminum proxime sequentem, tune temporis 

peragenda, sub poena Cistae Communi ap- 

plicand et ut ipse interea, vel in hac, vel in 
alia Congregatione Admissionem suam obtineat. 

Coll. , 14 Jan. 18. 

Cum A. B. Artium Magister, omnia exercitia 
praestiterit, quae ad gradum Doctoratus in Sacra 
Theologia, per Statuta Regia, requiruntur, prae- 

Placeat Vobis, ut dicta exercitia differantur 
in terminum proxime sequentem, tune temporis 

peragenda sub poena Cistae Communi ap- 

plicand et ipse interea, vel in hac, vel in alia 
Congregatione, Admissionem suam obtineat. 

Coll. , 14* Jan. 18. 

Cum A. B. in Jure Civili Baccalaureus, 
omnia exercitia praestiterit, quae ad gradum Doc- 
toratus in Jure Civili, per Statuta Regia, requi- 
runtur, praeter 

Placeat Vobis, ut dicta exercitia differantur 
in terminum proxime sequentem, tune temporis 

peragenda, sub poena Cistae Communi appli- 

cand et ut ipse interea, vel in hac, vel in alia 
Congregatione, Admissionem suam obtineat. 

Coll. , 14 Jan. 18. 

Cum A. B. Artium Magister, omnia exercitia 
praestiterit, quae ad gradum Doctoratus in Jure 
Civili, per Statuta Regia, requiruntur, praeter 



157 

Placeat Vobis, ut dicta exercitia differaHtur 
in terminum proxime sequentem, tune temporis 

peragenda, sub poena Cistae Communi ap- 

plicand et ut ipse interea, vel in hac, vel in 
alia Congregatione, Admissionem suam obtineat. 

Coll. , I4*Jan. 18. 

Cum A. B. Medicinae Baccalaureus, omnia ex- 
ercitia praestiterit, quae ad gradum Doctoratus 
in Medicina, per Statuta Regia, requiruntur, 
praeter 

Placeat Vobis, ut dicta exercitia differantur 
in terminum proxime sequentem, tune temporis 

peragenda, sub poena Cistae Communi appli- 

cand et ut ipse interea, vel in hac, vel in alia 
Congregatione, Admissionem suam obtineat. 

Coll. , 14 Jan. 18. 

Cum A. B. Artium Magister, omnia exercitia 
praestiterit, quae ad gradum Doctoratus in Medi- 
cina, per Statuta Regia requiruntur, praeter - 

Placeat Vobis, ut dicta exercitia differantur in 
terminum proxime sequentem, tune temporis pera- 
genda, sub poena Cistae Communi appli- 

cand et ut ipse interea, vel in hac, vel in alia 
Congregatione, Admissionem suam obtineat. 

Coll , 14 Jan. 18. 

Cum A. B. Medicinae Baccalaureus varia ex- 
ercitia ad gradum Doctoratus in Medicina, per 
Statuta Regia requisita, peragere teneatur; 



158 

Placeat Vobis ut dicta exercitia differantur in 
terminum proxime sequentem, tune temporis pera- 

genda, sub pcena Cistas Communi applicand 

et ut ipse interea, vel in hac, vel in alia Congre- 
gatione, Admissionem suam obtineat. 

Coll. , 14 Jan. 18. 

Cum A. B. omnia exercitia praestiterit, quae 
ad gradum Baccalaureatus in Medicina, per Sta- 
tuta Regia, requiruntur, prseter unam oppositi- 
onem; 

Placeat Vobis, ut dictum exercitium differatur 
in terminum proxime sequentem, tune temporis 
peragendum, sub pcena viginti solidorum, Cistae 
Communi applicandorum, et ut ipse interea, vel 
in hac, vel in alia Congregatione, Admissionem 
suam obtineat. 






FORMS 



OF 



PROCEEDING 



TO 



ALL DEGREES. 



FORMS OF PROCEEDING 



TO 



ALL DEGREES 



of 

A PERSON, who is admitted into the u m- 
versity before the end 7 of the Easter Term, is 
entitled to his degree in the fourth Lent Term 
after his admission, provided he has kept the 
major part of the twelve Terms included in the 
above period, with the exception of that in which 
he was admitted, and that in which he takes 
his degree. 

This subject will be made more intelligible 
by the following statement: 

A Person is admitted Easter Term, 1826. 



Resides 



5 Michaelmas Term, 1826. 
Lent Term \ 

Easter Term V 1827. 

Michaelmas Term ) 



7 Easter Term ends on the Friday in the Commencement 
week. 

L 



162 

Lent Term 

Easter Term !> 1828. 

, Michaelmas Term 
Kesides 

Lent Term 

Easter Term }> 1829- 

Michaelmas Term 



Lent Term 9 1830. 

At Oxford they reckon four Terms in each 
year, viz. 

Michaelmas Term, which begins October 10th, 
ends December 17th. 

Lent Term, which begins January 14, ends 
the day after our Lent Term. 

Easter Term begins on the same day as ours, 
and ends on the day before Whit-Sunday. 

Act Term begins the Wednesday following 
Whit-Sunday, and ends the day after our Easter 
Term. 

Easter and Act Terms (together nearly equal 
to our Easter Term) are reckoned equal to half 
Terms each. 

At Trinity College, Dublin, they reckon four 
Terms in each year, viz. 

Michaelmas Term Hilary or Lent Term 
Easter Term and Trinity Term. 

8 Previous Examination takes place. 

9 Is admitted to his degree. 






163 



These two last are reckoned equal to our Easter 
Term. 

Trinity Term always ends July 8th. 

By a Grace passed March 13th 1822, all 
Persons, admitted after that period, are to undergo 
a public Examination in the Senate-House in the 
last week of the second Lent Term after their 
admission. 

The particulars of this Examination are detailed 
in their proper place. See ante p. 97. 

The exercises for a Bachelor's degree are two 
Acts, and two Opponencies. 

These exercises he is called upon to perform 
in the Lent, Easter, and Michaelmas Terms, 
previous to his admission ad respondendum quce- 



If he has not kept the whole of the above 
exercises, he must, before his Supplicat is pre- 
sented to the Caput, go into the Sophs' School, 
and huddle for those he has not kept. 

At the Huddling, the Father of the College, 
a Bachelor of Arts, and a Soph, attend. 

He goes to the Moderators' rooms to be 
examined 1 , from whom he receives a Certificate, 

1 This Examination is conducted by the Moderators,, with 
the assistance of the two additional Examiners, on principles 
similar to those laid down in the Regulations applicable to the 
seventh and eighth Classes. 



164 

in the following form, signed by the Moderators 
and the additional Examiners of the seventh 
and eighth Classes: 

A. B. Coll. examinatus et approbatus 

a nobis 

C. D. 

E. F. 
G. H. 
I. K. 

He pays his fees to the Junior Proctor, and 
goes to the Registrary to subscribe. See ante 
p. 69. 

He must have a Certificate under the hand 
and seal of the Master of his College, or his 
Locum-tenens, stating the number of Terms he 
has kept. 

If he has been prevented by illness, or by 
any other cause, from keeping the requisite 
number of Terms, he must present to the Caput 
a Certificate stating the circumstances which pre- 
vented him. 

The Certificate, if the omission has proceeded 
from ill health, must be in a prescribed form, 
and signed by the Physician, or Surgeon, who 
attended him. See ante p. 74. 

This degree requires only one Congregation, 
at which the Candidate appears in an Under- 
graduate's gown, and the hood of a Bachelor of 
Arts over it. 



165 

His Supplicat, dated and signed by the 
Lecturer of the College, is then presented to 
the Caput, together with the Certificates of his 
having kept his Terms, and passed both the 
Examinations. 

His Subscription is shewn to the Caput by 
the Registrary. 

When the Supplicat has passed the Caput, 
it is then taken by a Bedell into the Non-Regent 
House, where it is read by the Senior Scrutator 
and walked with. 

It is then read by the Senior Proctor in the 
Regent-House, and walked with. 

The Candidate receives a copy of his Admission 
Oath from the , School-keeper. See the Oath, 
ante, p. 77. f 

He is presented to the Vice-Chancellor by 

a Regent Master (usually the Father of his 

College.) See the form of presentation, ante, 

p. 77. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Su- 
premacy, and the Senior Proctor administers to 
him the Oath of Admission. 

He walks round the chair, and bows to the 
Vice-Chancellor and Proctors. 

He kneels before the Vice-Chancellor, who 
admits him in the usual form, ad respondendum 
qucBstioni 



166 

He answers the question, which is always 
asked him by the Father in the Senate-House, 
except at the regular time of Admission. 

If a Person be admitted ad respondendum 
qucestioni after the regular time, and on or before 
Ash- Wednesday, he is called Baccalaureus ad 
dies Cinerum. 

If he be admitted after Ash- Wednesday, he 
is called Baccalaureus ad Baptistam. 

If he be admitted after the last Act (second 
Tripos) and before the fourteenth of January 
following, he is to reckon the number of Terms, 
necessary for the degree of Master of Arts, from 
the second Tripos day after his Admission. See 
the Grace, May 14, 1628. Lib. Stat. p. 378. 

Feb. 21, 1^97. It was determined by the 
Vice-Chancellor and Heads of Colleges, that any 
Person, admitted to the degree of Bachelor of 
Arts, between the days of the first and second 
Tripos, shall be considered as determining with 
the Bachelors of the following year. 

No Supplicat is offered for a Fellow of King's 
College to be admitted ad respondendum quces- 
tioni, but a Grace is shewn to the Vice-Chancellor 
(See this Grace inter Formulas Supplicationum, 
&p. p. 135.) This Grace is an application to the 
Regents for their leave to enter the Regent- 
House for Admission. 

If there be no other business than the 



167 



Admission of a Fellow of King's College to the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts, no Caput is called. 
Buck's Book. 



of 



He must be a Bachelor of Arts of three years 
standing at least, which time is reckoned from the 
second Tripos day following his Admission ad 
respondendum qucestioni. 

But this relates only to Persons who were 
admitted ad respondendum qu&stioni on or before 
Ash- Wednesday ; those who were admitted be- 
tween the first and second Tripos days being to 
determine with the Bachelors of the following 
year. See the Decree, Feb. 21, 1797, before- 
mentioned. 

He pays the fees to the Senior Proctor, and 
subscribes the 36th Canon in the Registrar's 
book. 

He keeps three Acts against a Master of Arts, 
and two Acts against a Bachelor of Arts, and 
declaims once. 

These Exercises are now usually performed 
privately, before his Supplicat is offered. 

He attends the first Congregation, in a Ba- 
chelor's gown and hood. 

The Registrary shews to the Caput that he 
has subscribed. 



168 

His Supplicat is presented to the Caput, and 
read in both Houses. 

Between the two Congregations he 2 visits 
the Vice-Chancellor, and the rest of the Caput, 
and all Regents, in his Bachelor's gown and 
hood. 

He comes to the second Congregation in the 
same habit, and is examined 3 in Greek by one 
of the Bedells. 

The Supplicat is read a second time in the 
Non-Regent House, where the Scrutiny of 



f placet 

I non placet 



is marked by the two Scrutators, and one other 
Non-Regent at least, whilst a Bedell calls ad 
Scrutinium, 8yc. 

If no one dissent, the Senior Scrutator says : 
Placet eis. 

The Supplicat is then read by the Senior 
Proctor in the Regent House, and the same 
Scrutiny paper of 



( placet . 

1 non placet 



2 The practice of visiting is now discontinued. The Can- 
didates for degrees ask the Vice-Chancellor leave to proceed 
as he is quitting the Senate-House. 

3 This is discontinued. 



169 



is marked by the Vice-Chancellor and the two 
Proctors; and, if the Person he approved, the 
Senior Proctor, in his place says, Placeat eis, 
placeat Vobis ut intret. 

A copy of the Oath of Admission is delivered 
to the Candidate by the School-keeper: 

Jurdbis quod nihilex Us omnibus, sciens, volens, 
prtztermisisti, qua per Leges aut probatas Con- 
suetudines hujus Academic ad hunc Gradum 
quern ambis adipiscendum, aut peragenda, aut 
persolvenda, requiruntur; nisi quatenus per Gra- 
tiam ab Academid concessam tecum dispensatum 
fuerit. 

Jurdbis etiam, quod Cancellario et Pro-Can- 
cellario nostro, comiter obtemperabis : et quod 
Statuta nosfra, Ordinationes, et Consuetudines 
approbatas, observabis. 

Denique jurabis, quod compositionem inter 
Academiam et Collegium Regale factam sciens 
volens, non violabis : et quod in Bibliothecam 
publicam et Museum Honoratissimi Domini Vice- 
Comitis Fitzwilliam admissus, jure isto tuo ita 
uteris, ut, quantum in te est 9 nihil inde detrimenti 
capiat vel Bibliotheca, vel Museum prtedictum : 
in h&c autem verba jurabis, secundum tenorem 
Senatus-consulti in cautelam jurantium facti*. 

Ita te Deus adjuvet, et Sancta Dei Evangelia. 

3 Jul. 1647. 

4 Placet Vobis, ut in majorem in posterum cautelam juran- 
tium et levamen, hcec verba sint annexa jura/mentis Academics 

Matriculationis, Admissionis, Creationis : 

" Senatus 



170 

He is presented to the Vice-Chancellor by a 
Regent Master. See the Formula, p. 147. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Su- 
premacy, and the Oath of Admission is read to 
him by the Senior Proctor. See p. 169- 

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors stand in 



Scio 



Scrutiny of < Credo. . . 
\Nescio . 



If no one dissent/ he follows a Bedell round 
the chair, and bows to the Vice-Chancellor and 
Proctors. 

The Vice-Chancellor then admits him in the 
usual form. 



of &rt0, .dFtflott of lting'0 

There is only one Congregation required. 

He visits 5 the Vice-Chancellor and Caput, 
and all Regents, some time before the Congre- 
gation, in a Bachelor's gown and hood ; pays his 

" Senatus Cantabrigiensis decrevit et declaravit eos omnes, 
" qui monitionibus, correctionibus, mulctis, et pcenis Statutorum, 
" Legum, Decretorum, ordinationum, injunctionum, et laudabilium 
cc consuetudinum hujus Academics Iransgressoribus quovis modo 
" incumbentibus humiliter se submiserint, nee esse nee habendos 
tf esse perjurii reos" 

Et ut hcec vestra concessio pro Statute habeatur, et infra 
decent dies in libris Procuratorum inscribatur. 

5 This is now discontinued. 



171 



fees to the Senior Proctor, and subscribes the 
36th Canon in the Registrary's book. 

At the Congregation, which he attends in the 
gown and hood of a Bachelor of Arts, a copy of 
his Admission Oath is delivered to him, his 
Grace 6 is shewn to the Vice-Chancellor 7 , and 
read by the Senior Proctor in the Regent House 
only. 

He reads Greek 8 to a Bedell. 

He is presented, takes the Oaths, and is ad- 
mitted in the usual form. 

The Fellows of King's College require Sup- 
plicats in the usual form for all degrees, except 
those of Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Arts. 



of &rt* from c&xfotfr or Dufcitn. 

He brings a Certificate (on a stamp) of the 
time of his final determination for the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts. 

He must enter his name in some College of 
this University. 

He pays his fees to the Senior Proctor, and 
goes to the Registrary to subscribe the 36th 
Canon, under the article of Incorporate, 

6 See the Formula, p. 136. 

7 No Caput is required for this degree. 

8 This is now discontinued. 



172 

He comes to the first Congregation in the 
gown and hood of a Bachelor of Arts, and receives 
a copy of the Incorporation Oath from the School- 
keeper. 

His Grace for Incorporation is presented to 
the Caput, (see the form, p. 143.) and is read, and 
walked with, in hoth Houses. 

He is presented (usually by the Senior Proc- 
tor) in these words: 

Dignissime Domine, Domine Pro-Cancellarie 
et tota Universitas ; prcesento Vobis hum Virum, 
ut sit iisdem anno, ordine, et gradu, apud nos 

~ 7 . . .7 (Oxonienses. 

Lantabngienses, ambus est apud suos { ^ , 7 . . 

\Dubhmenses. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Su- 
premacy, and the Incorporation Oath is ad- 
ministered to him by the Senior Proctor: 

Jurabis, quod observabis Leges, Statuta, Pri- 
vilegia, et Consuetudines, hujus Academics Can- 
tabrigiensis, quatenus non contrariantur Legibus, 
Statutis, Consuetudinibus, et PrivilegUs, Acade- 

(Oxoniensis. 
mice vestrce 1^,7.. 

(jUublimenws. 

Ita te Deus adjuvet, et Sancta Dei Evangelia 

He kneels down before the Vice-Chancellor, 
who admits him in these words: 

Authoritate nobis commissa, nos admittimus 
te ut sis hie, apud nos, iisdem anno, or dine, et 



173 

j .7 (Oxonienses, \ . 

gradu, ambus es apud tuos { _ 7 7 . . I in 

{DuUimensesJ 

nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. 

Immediately after his Admission, he goes to 
the Schools, with a Master of Arts, and a Ba- 
chelor of Arts, and keeps the Exercises for the 
degree of Master of Arts, viz. three Acts against 
a Master of Arts, and two against a Bachelor of 
Arts, and a Declamation. 

He returns to the Senate-House, and sub- 
scribes the 36th Canon, under the article of his 
College, in the Registrars book. 

His Supplicat, in the common form, and the 
Certificate of his standing at Oxford, are read in 
the Caput, and the Supplicat is read in the two 
Houses. 

Between the two Congregations he visits 9 the 
Vice-Chancellor and the rest of the Caput, and 
all Regents, in a Bachelor's gown and hood. 

He comes to the second Congregation in the 
same habit; receives a copy of the Admission 
Oath ; reads Greek * to one of the Bedells ; and 
his Supplicat passes the Houses. 

He is presented, takes the Oaths, and is 
admitted in the usual form. 

9 Now discontinued. 
1 This is discontinued. 



174 



Bachelor of 

He must be a Master of Arts of seven years 
standing. Stat. Eliz. 8. Lib. Stat. p. 230. 

The Exercises, required for this degree, are 
one Act (to be kept after the fourth year) two 
Opponencies 2 , a Latin Sermon, (Concio ad Clerum) 
and an English one. 

He must wait upon the King's Professor in 
Divinity, for his approbation of the Question, 
which he proposes to defend in the Schools, and 
on which he intends to write a Thesis. 

The Professor gives him the second Question, 
and appoints the day 3 on which he is to keep his 
Act. 

A copy of these Questions 4 he leaves, with the 
Vice-Chancellor, with the Regius Professor in 

2 If, when he keeps his Act, a Doctor of Divinity be one 
of his Opponents, these Opponencies are not required. Stat. 
Eliz. 10. Lib. Stat. p. 231. 

3 Acts in the Divinity Schools, are to kept on every 
second Thursday during Term. Stat. Eliz. 26. Lib. Stat. 
p. 237- 

4 The Questions are written in the following form : 

Q. S. 

1. Homo Jidelis ac regenitus potest deficere. 

2. Jesus Nazarenus fuit verus Messias. 

Respond. A. B. 

Coll 

19 Die Octob. 



175 



Divinity, and with the Senior Doctor of Divinity 
resident in the University. Stat. Eliz. 26. Lib. 
Stat. p. 237. If there be no Doctor of Divinity 
resident, he leaves them with the Senior Bachelor 
in Divinity then present. 

He delivers, eight days (at least) before the 
Act is to be kept, three copies of his Questions to 
a Bedell, who inserts the names of the Oppo- 
nents 5 , and sends them out on the following day. 
Stat. Eliz. 30. Lib. Stat. p. 240. 

He delivers, eight days (at least) before the 
Act, another copy to the University Marshall, who 
affixes it to the School doors the same day. Stat. 
EKx. 30. Lib. Stat. p. 240. 

The bell begins to ring for the Act at one 
o'clock. 

The Respondent (in a gown and cassock and 
black hood) with his cap off, goes from his College 
to the Divinity Schools a quarter before two, at- 
tended by the Members of his College, and pre- 
ceded by a Bedell. 

The Regius Professor in Divinity, who acts 
as Moderator on this occasion, or his Deputy, 
comes from the Public Library to the Schools, 
in his cope, preceded by a Bedell. 



5 By the Statute, the Opponencies are to be against a 
Bachelor of Divinity, but by an interpretation, June 11, 
1574. Lib. Stat. p. 320. opposing a Master of Arts is suf- 
ficient. 



176 

The Book of Statutes belonging to one of the 
Proctors is laid upon the Opponent's rostrum. 

The Professor ascends the chair, and says to 
the Respondent; Agas Domine. 

He begins with the following prayer : 

Actiones nostras singulas, Domine 9 dementis- 
simo tuo favore prceveni, et perpetuo auxilio pro- 
sequere, ut in omnibus operibus nostris in te 
inceptis, continuatis, et finitis, Sanctum tuum 
nomen glorificemus, et tandem miseratione tud 
vitam ceternam consequamur per Jesum Christum 
Dominum nostrum. Amen. 

He states his two Questions, and reads a 
Thesis 6 upon the first. 

When he has finished his Thesis, the Pro- 
fessor says, Ascendat Opponentium primus. 

The first Opponent produces three arguments 
against the first Question, and two against the 
second. 

The Professor (when the first Opponent has 
finished) says, Ascendat Opponentium secundus. 

The second Opponent produces two arguments 
against the first Question, and one against the 
second. 



6 Nulla in quacunque Facultate, Moderatoris, Patris, Pro- 
curatoris y aut Respondentis, Determinatio, qucestionis Explicatio, 
sen qucecunque alia continuata Dictio, dimidium horos ad sum~ 
mum superet. Senatus-consult. Lib. Stat. p. 367- 



177 



When he has finished, the Professor says, 
Ascendat Opponentium tertius. 

The third Opponent produces one argument 
against each Question. 

The third Opponent having finished, the 
Professor reads his Determination on the second 
Question, and ends with 

Gratia Domini nostri Jesu Christi, 8$. 

Gremials must perform all their exercises 
before the Feast of St. Barnabas 7 , unless their 
own turns, for preaching at St. Mary's, or dis- 
puting in the Divinity Schools, shall be between 
the aforesaid Feast, and the Commencement, 
or they be hindered by just cause, to be allowed 
of, by the Vice-Chancellor, one of the Professors 
of Divinity, and the Senior Doctor of Divinity, 
present in the University. Decree, 1626. Lib. 
Stat. p. 484. 

He pays his fees to the Senior Proctor, and 
subscribes the 36th Canon in the Registrary's 
book. 

The earliest time of proceeding to this degree 
for Masters of Arts of seven years standing is 
on the eleventh of June. 

The degree requires two Congregations. 

The Candidate comes to the first Congregation 
in a gown and cassock, and a black hood. 



7 This Decree is never acted upon. 
M 



178 

His Supplicat (see the form, p. 136.) is pre- 
sented to the Caput, and read in both Houses. 

Before the next Congregation he visits 8 , in 
the same dress, the Vice-Chancellor and the other 
Members of the Caput, the Heads of Colleges, 
and Doctors of Divinity, and waits on the 
Professor 9 of Divinity requesting him to present. 

At the next Congregation, his Supplicat is 
read by the Senior Scrutator a second time in 
the Non-Regent House, and the Scrutiny is 
marked; it is then read a second time by the 
Senior Proctor in the Regent-House, where the 
Scrutiny is also marked. 

He receives a copy of his Admission Oath 
from the School-keeper, and is presented (as on 
the eleventh of June) by the Regius Professor 
in Divinity, or in his absence by some other 
Doctor in the Faculty, to the Proctors in the 
Non-Regent House, and afterwards to the Vice- 
Chancellor. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Supre- 
macy, and the Senior Proctor administers the 
Oath of Admission. 



The Scrutiny of \ credo , . I is marked, 



( scio 
[nescio. 



8 He asks leave to proceed of the Vice-Chancellor as he is 
quitting the Senate-House ; the visiting is now discontinued. 

9 He waits on the Professor a day or two before the Con- 
gregation, if it be on any other day than the eleventh of June. 



179 

and the Vice-Chancellor admits him kneeling. 
See the form, p. 117. 



of Hutmtt> tjp tfjc jltnti) of 



If a Person of the age of twenty-four years, 
be admitted of any College, he may take the 
degree of B.D. after ten years, without having 
taken any other. Stat. Eliz. 9. Lib. Stat. p. 230. 

He must reside in some College the greater 
part of three several Terms during his last two 
years *. 

Before a day is assigned for his Act, he is 
examined by the Regius Professor in Divinity, 
in the Scriptures, the Evidences and Doctrines 
of Christianity, and the writings of some Greek 
or Latin Fathers, for the purpose of ascertaining 
whether he has complied with the provisions 
of the Statute, and actually devoted himself to 
the study of Theology. 

He keeps one Act, two Opponencies 2 , and 
preaches one Latin, and one English Sermon. 

He performs these exercises in a gown and 
cassock, and a black hood. 

1 This residence may be kept any time after the eighth 
year ; but is not necessarily in the ninth and tenth year. 

* Unless he responds to a Doctor, in which case the 
Opponencies are not required. Stat. Eliz. 10. Lib. Stat. 
p. 231. 

M2 



180 

When the days appointed for the Divinity 
Acts are all engaged, the Professor sometimes 
grants a private Act, on which occasion any 
Doctor of Divinity may preside. If no Doctor 
of Divinity is willing to undertake the Office, 
the Father of the College usually Moderates, 
who sits in the same seat with the Opponent. 

There must he laid hefore the Caput, together 
with his Supplicat, a Certificate of the time of 
his Admission into the College, and of his 
having kept three Terms after the eighth year 
of his Admission, signed and sealed by the 
Master of the College, or his Locum-tenens ; 
and also a Certificate of his age properly 
attested. 

He pays his fees to the Senior Proctor, 
and subscribes, and visits, and is admitted 
in the same manner as other Bachelors of 
Divinity. 

Doctor in Otimtttij. 

If the Candidate be a Bachelor of Divinity, 
he must have been so five 3 years. 

If he be a Master of Arts, and not a Gremial 4 , 
he may take the degree of Doctor of Divinity 

3 Sometimes a Person is admitted Doctor of Divinity, 
after the Commencement, and before the end of the Term, in 
the fifth year. 

4 Gremial is one having his name on the boards. 



181 

per saltum, provided he be of twelve years 
standing, from the degree of Master of Arts. 

His exercises are, one Act, two Opponencies 5 , 
a Latin Sermon, an English one, and a Determi- 
nation 6 within one year after the degree has been 
taken. 

If he be a Bachelor of Divinity, he preaches 
the Clerum in a Doctor's cope. The other 
Exercises are performed in the habit of a Non- 
Regent. 

If he be a Master of Arts, he performs all 
the Exercises in the habit of a Non-Regent. 

He pays his fees to the Senior Proctor, and 
subscribes the 36th Canon in the Registrary's 
book. 

By a Decree of 1678, his Supplicat must 
be offered to the University on or before the 
Feast of St. Barnabas. Lib. Stat. 498 7 . 

If he have not kept all the requisite Exercises, 
a Grace is necessary, allowing him to keep them 
in the following Term, which he is to do under 

3 Unless he responds to a Doctor, in which case the 
Opponencies are not necessary. Slat. Etiz. 10. Lib. Stat. 
p. 231. 

6 He pays forty shillings into the hands of the Vice- 
Chancellor, which is returned to him, if he makes the 
Determination within one year after Creation. Stat. Eliz. 1 1 . 
Lib. Stat. p. 231. 

7 This Decree has not been acted upon for many years. 



182 

a penalty for each Exercise 8 omitted, which he 
pays into the hands of the Vice-Chancellor before 
his Caution Grace is signed hy him. 

This Grace must he signed hy the Regius 
Professor of Divinity, the Vice-Chancellor, and 
the majority of the Heads of Colleges, on whom 
he calls for that purpose, before the Congrega- 
tion in which he applies for his degree, in the 
dress of a Non-Regent, and attended by the 
Father of his College in his hood. 

At the first Congregation, he. attends in his 
gown, cassock, and black hood, when his Caution 
Grace (if he has one) and Supplicat are presented 
to the Caput, and read in both Houses. 

Before the next Congregation, he visits 9 the 
Vice-Chan cellor and the rest of the Caput, the 
Heads of Colleges, and Doctors of the Faculty, 
in the same habit. 

He waits on the Professor of Divinity with 
a request to be presented by him. 

At the second Congregation he appears in the 
same habit, when his Caution Grace and Supplicat 
are again read and voted in both Houses. 

The School-keeper gives him a copy of the 
Admission Oath (p. 169.) 

8 The Sermons are never cautioned for. 

9 The visiting is now discontinued, but he asks the 
Vice-Chancellor, as he is quitting the Senate-House after 
the first Congregation, leave to proceed to his degree. 



183 

If he be a Master of Arts only 1 , he is 
presented by the Professor (or, in his absence, 
by some other Doctor in the Faculty) to the 
Proctors in the Non-Regent House, in the 
following words : 

Dignissimi Domini, Domini Procuratores, et 
tota Universitas; Prcesento Vobis Reverendum 
hum Vlrum, quern scio, tarn moribus, quam 
doctrind, esse idoneum ad opponendum in Sacra 
Theologia; idque J^obis fide mea prcesto, totique 
Academic?. 

He then kneels down before the Senior 
Proctor, who, taking his hands between his, 
admits him in the following words: 

Authoritate nobis commissa, nos admittimus 
te ad opponendum in Sacra Theologia, in nomine 
Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. 

The Professor then presents him to the Vice- 
Chancellor in these words: 

Dignissime Domine, Domine Pro-Cancellarie, 
et tota Universitas ; Prcesento Vobis Venerabilem 
hunc Vlrum, quern scio, tarn moribus, quam doc- 
trind, esse idoneum ad incipiendum in Sacra 
Theologia ; idque tibi fide mea prcesto, totique 
Academic?. 

He then takes the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy ; and the Oath of Admission is ad- 
ministered to him by the Senior Proctor. 

1 If he be B.D., he is not presented to the Proctors, but to 
the Vice-Chancellor only, and in a cope* 



184 

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors stand in 

f scio 

Scrutiny of < credo .... - 

{ nescio .... - 

A Bedell then brings the Professor to the 
table, who usually marks the scio line: the 
Vice-Chancellor and Proctors also mark the 
Scrutiny: after which the Candidate follows the 
Bedell round the chair and bows to the Vice- 
Chancellor, Professor, &c. 

He then kneels before the Vice-Chancellor, 
who admits him in the following words : 

Authoritate mihi commissa, admitto te ad 
interpretandum, et prqfitendum, universam Sa- 
cram Scripturam, tarn Veteris, quam Novi 
Testamenti: in nomine Patris, et Filii, et 
Spiritus Sancti. 



of 

A Candidate for the degree of Bachelor of 
Laws, must be of six years standing complete. 
Stat. Eliz. 12. Lib. Stat. 



He must have resided the greater part of nine 2 

several Terms ; and bring a Certificate of such 

residence, under the hand and seal of the Master 

of his College, or his Locum-tenem. Deer. Pre- 

fect. Sept. 19, 1684. Lib. Stat. p. 504. 

2 No excuse for non-residence on account of illness is 
admitted, as for the degree of Bachelor of Arts. 



185 

He must have attended the Lectures of the 
Regius Professor of Civil Law during three 
Terms; and must produce to the Caput a Cer- 
tificate of his having done so, signed by the 
Professor. Senatus-consult. Nav. 12, 1768. Lib. 
Stat. p. 434. 

He must also produce to the Caput a Certificate 
of his having passed what is usually called the 
Previous Examination. Senatus-consult. Mar. 13, 
1822. 

The present Regius Professor of Civil Law, 
upon his appointment to the Office, instituted 
an Examination in the subjects of his Lectures; 
and the Students in Civil Law have been classed 3 
by him according to their merits, as well at the 
Examination, as in the performing of the Act 
in the Schools. 

He is required to keep one Act, which may 
take place at any time after he is of four years 
standing, and has resided nine Terms. 



3 Candidates for the t first Class are expected to be prepared 
in the three books of the Analysis of Lectures in Civil Law. 
The Professor however does not examine them in the whole of 
the Analysis. He usually selects a certain number of Chapters, 
of which he gives notice in the course of his Lectures, and 
mentions the days, on which he intends to hold Examina- 
tions. 

And every Student in Civil Law is expected to pass a 
satisfactory Examination, in the whole of the first book of 
the Analysis, and the first seven Chapters of the second 
book. 



186 

He is to defend two questions; the first of 
which is chosen by himself, and to be approved 
of by the Professor : the other is given him by 
the Professor. 

He writes a Thesis on the first question, 
and the Professor appoints a day for keeping 
the Act, a few days before which he delivers 
a copy of his questions (written in the following 
form) to the University Marshall, who affixes 
it to the School doors three days before the Act is 
kept. 

Q.S. 

A contractu perfecto recedere non licet. 

Jus Civile nee plectit nee improbat secundas 
nuptias. 

Dec. die 14. 

Resp. A. B. 

Coll. C. D. 

A few days before he keeps his Act, he also 
takes a copy of his questions to the Vice-Chan- 
cellor, and to one of the Bedells. 

On the day of keeping he goes from his 
College, about twenty minutes before two, pre- 
ceded by a Bedell, and attended by the Father 
of the College. 

He wears a full sleeved gown and a white 
hood, and walks with his cap off. 

When he arrives at the Law-schools, he goes 
into the Respondent's box, where he waits for 
the Professor. 



187 

The Bedell, accompanied by the Father of 
the College, then fetches the Professor from the 
Public Library. 

The Professor takes his seat, and the Father 
(having seated himself in the Opponent's box) 
says Domine Respondens agas. 

The Respondent then reads his Thesis, which 
generally lasts about half an hour. 

The Professor, who is usually the Opponent, 
then brings as many arguments (in a Syllogistic 
form) against each question, as he thinks proper. 

When the disputation is finished, the Pro- 
fessor expresses (in a short sentence) his sense 
of the manner, in which the Respondent has 
acquitted himself: and the whole is concluded 
by the Professor delivering his opinion on the 
second question, which is called his Determina- 
tion. 

If, on or before the first day of February 
in his fourth year, he did not declare, in writing, 
to the Master of his College, or his Locum- 
tenens, that it was not his intention to proceed 
to the degree of Bachelor of Arts 4 he forfeits 
three pounds to the University Chest, which 
sum is paid, together with the usual fees, to 



4 If, after this Declaration, he proceed to the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts, he also pays three pounds, beyond the 
usual fees, to the Junior Proctor. 



188 

the Senior Proctor, Senates-consult. Dec. 1721. 
Lib. Stat. p. 



A Bachelor of Arts of four years standing 
may be admitted to this degree. Stat. EK. 12. 
Lib. Stat. p. 232. 

His Exercise is one Act, which he keeps 
in a full sleeved gown, and the hood of a Bachelor 
of Arts. 

He is not required to attend the Lectures 
of the Professor of Civil Law. 

A Candidate for the degree of Bachelor of 
Laws pays his fees to the Senior Proctor, and 
subscribes 5 in the Registrary's book. 

He attends the first Congregation in a full 
sleeved gown and the hood of a Bachelor of 

Arts. 

His Supplicat (see ante, p. 138.) and the Cer- 
tificates of standing, residence, attendance on the 
Professor's Lectures, having declared for Law, and 
passed the Previous Examination, are presented to 
the Caput. 

When his Supplicat has passed the Caput, 
it is then read in both Houses. 



5 /, A. B. do declare that I am bond Jide a Member of 
the Church of England as by Law established. Lib. Grat. 
Lambda ; p. 77- 



189 



Before the next Congregation, he visits 6 the 
Vice-Chancellor, and the other Memhers of the 
Caput, and the Doctors of the Faculty. 

He waits upon the Professor of Law to 
request him to present. 

At the second Congregation he attends in the 
same dress, and receives a copy of the Admission 
Oath from the School-keeper. See ante, p. 169. 

His Supplicat is then read a second time 
in hoth Houses, and the Scrutiny of 

f placet 

1 non placet . . . 

is marked. 

He is presented by the Professor, or, in his 
absence, by another Doctor of the Faculty to 
the Vice-Chancellor, ad intrandum in Jure Civili. 

If a Person, coming from Oxford or Dublin 
for the degree of Bachelor of Laws, have taken 
no degree previously, he must be matriculated 
before his Supplicat is offered. If he be a Bache- 
lor of Arts, he is not matriculated, but incorpo- 
rated. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Supre- 
macy, and the Senior Proctor administers the 
Oath of Admission. See ante, p. 169* 



6 The visiting is now discontinued, but he asks of the 
Vice-Chancellor, as he is quitting the Senate-House, permission 
to proceed to his degree. 



190 

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors stand in 

C scio 

Scrutiny of < credo 

I nescio 

The Professor is brought to the table by a 
Bedell, and marks the scio line. The Vice- 
Chancellor and Proctors usually mark the credo 
line. 

The Candidate then passes by the table, and 
bows to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor, &c. 

He kneels before the Vice-Chancellor, and is 
admitted by him ad intrandum in Jure Civili, 

If neither the Professor, nor any other Doctor 
in the Faculty, can be present at the second 
Congregation, a Grace is passed for allowing some 
Person (usually the Senior Proctor) to present. 
This Grace is to be read in two Congregations. 



Doctor of 

He must be of five years standing from his 
Bachelor's degree. 

If he be M. A. 7 he may be admitted at seven 
years standing. 

7 A Master of Arts, who intends to take the degree of 
Doctor of Laws, must declare himself to the Vice-Chancellor 
(in presence of the Registrary) a Student of Civil Law, within 
four years from his Creation. If this declaration be not made 
by himself, the Person, who applies on his behalf, must pro- 
duce a letter authorizing the change from the Divinity to the 
Law Line. 



191 

He performs his Exercises in the habit of a 
Non-Regent: they are two Acts, and one Op- 
ponency. 

He pays his fees to the Senior Proctor, and 
subscribes the 36th Canon in the Registrary's 
book. 

If he have a Caution Grace, he goes, in the 
habit of a Non-Regent, with the Father of his 
College in his hood, to the Vice-Chancellor, 
Heads, and all the Doctors in the Faculty, to 
have it signed. 

He attends the first Congregation in the same 
habit, when his Caution Grace and Supplicat are 
read in the Caput : when passed there, they are 
read in both Houses. The Caution Grace is read 
first. 

After this Congregation he visits 8 the Vice- 
Chancellor, the rest of the Caput, the Heads, 
and Doctors in the Faculty ^ and waits upon the 
Professor of Law, (requesting him to present) in 
the Non-Regent habit. 

At the next Congregation the Caution Grace, 
and Supplicat, are read a second time, in both 
Houses. The Caution Grace is walked with, and 
for the Supplicat the Scrutiny of 

J placet 

1 non placet . . . . - 

is marked in the usual way, in both Houses. 
8 The visiting is now discontinued. 



192 

He receives a copy of his Admission Oath 
from the School-keeper, p. 169- 

The Professor of Law, or (in his ahsence) 
another Doctor in the Faculty, presents him to 
the Vice-Chancellor, ad incipiendum in Jure 
Civili. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Su- 
premacy, and the Senior Proctor administers to 
him the Oath of Admission. 

The Vice-Chancellor and the Proctors stand 

C scio ' 

in Scrutiny of < credo 

I nescio .... 

The Professor is brought to the table by a 
Bedell, and usually marks the scio line. 

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors usually 
mark the credo line. 

He passes by the table, and bows to the Vice- 
Chancellor, Professor, &c. 

He is admitted by the Vice-Chancellor, ad 
incipiendum in Jure Civili. 

If neither the Professor, nor any other Doctor 
in the Faculty, can be present at the second 
Congregation, a Grace is passed for allowing some 
other Person (usually the Senior Proctor) to pre- 
sent. This Grace must be read in two Congre- 
gations* 



193 



13acf)rlor of 

A Candidate for the degree of Bachelor of 
Physic may be admitted any time after the com- 
pletion of his fifth year. Stat. Eliz. 15. Lib, 
Stat. p. 232. 

He must have resided the major part of nine 8 
several terms, and must produce to the Caput 
a Certificate of such residence, under the hand 
and seal of the Master of his College, or his 
Locum-tenens. Deer. Prefect. Sept. 19, 1684. 
Lib. Stat. p. 504. 

He must have attended the Lectures 9 of the 
Regius Professor of Physic during two Terms, 
and must produce to the Caput a Certificate of 
his having done so, signed by the Professor. 
Senatus-consult. Jun. 1, 1821. 

He must also produce to the Caput a Cer- 
tificate of his having passed what is usually 
called the Previous Examination. Senatus-con- 
sult. Mart. 13, 1822. 

The present Regius Professor has instituted 
an Examination of the Candidates for the degree 
of Bachelor of Physic in the different branches 
of Medical Science, viz. Anatomy, Physiology, 

8 He may be admitted to his degree in the ninth Term, 
immediately after the division. No excuse for non-residence 
on account of illness is admitted, as for the degree of Bachelor 
of Arts. 

9 These are given in the latter part of the Lent, and the 
former part of the Easter, Term. 

N 



194 

Pathology, Nosology, and Therapeutics; and in 
some of the Classical Medical Authors, as in the 
Aphorisms of Hippocrates. 

This Examination takes place before he is 
allowed to keep his Act. 

He is required to keep one Act and one Op- 
ponency; the forms and ceremonies attending 
which are the same as for the exercise of a Ba- 
chelor of Law. See ante, p. 186. 

If he caution for the Opponency, his Caution 
Grace must be signed by the Professor, and by 
the Vice-Chancellor and a majority of Heads. 

He applies for their signatures, dressed in a 
full-sleeved gown, and the Hood of a Bachelor of 
Arts; and is accompanied by the Father of his 
College in his hood. 

If, on or before the first day of February in 
his fourth year, he did not declare, in writing, 
to the Master of his College, or his Locum-tenens, 
that it was not his intention to proceed to the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts 1 , he forfeits three 
pounds to the University Chest, which sum is 
paid, together with the usual fees, to the Senior 
Proctor. Senatus-consult. Dec. 1721. Lib. Stat. 
p. 412. 

A Person, already Bachelor of Arts, may pro- 
ceed to the degree of Bachelor of Physic after he 

1 If, after this declaration, he proceed to the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts, he also pays three pounds, beyond the usual 
fees, to the Senior Proctor. 



195 

has entered on his sixth year, provided he has 
performed (or given due Caution for the per- 
formance of) the requisite Exercises, and has, 
between his Admission ad respondendum quce- 
stioni and taking his degree, attended, during two 
Terms, the Lectures given by the Professor of 
Physic; and provided that one year has intervened 
between his final determination in Arts and his 
Admission to the degree of Bachelor of Physic. 
Senates-consult. Jan, 1, 1821. 

A Candidate for the degree of Bachelor of 
Physic pays his fees to the Senior Proctor, and 
subscribes the form (see ante, p. 69-) in the Re- 
gistrary's book. 

He attends the first Congregation in a full- 
sleeved gown, and the hood of a Bachelor of 
Arts, 

His Supplicat (see ante, p. 139-)> his Caution 
Grace (if he have one), and the Certificates above- 
mentioned, are presented to the Caput. 

When the Caution Grace and Supplicat have 
passed the Caput, they are then read in both 
Houses. Before the next Congregation, he visits 2 
the Vice-Chancellor and the rest of the Caput, 
and all the Doctors of the Faculty. 

He waits upon the Professor of Physic to re- 
quest him to present, 

2 The visiting is now discontinued, but he asks of the 
Vice-Chancellor, as he is quitting the Senate-House, per- 
mission to proceed to his degree. 

N 2 



196 

"At the second Congregation, the Caution 
Grace and Supplicat are read and walked with, 
and the Placet line marked in both Houses. 

He receives from the School-keeper a copy 
of his Admission Oath. See ante, p. 169. 

He is presented by the Professor of Physic, 
or (in his absence) by another Doctor of the 
Faculty 3 , ad intrandum in Medidna. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Supre- 
macy, and the Senior Proctor administers the 
Oath of Admission. 

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors stand in 
cScio ...... - 

Scrutiny of Credo ..... - 



The Professor is brought to the table by a 
Bedell, and marks the Scio line. The Vice- 
Chancellor and Proctors usually mark the Credo 
line. 

The Candidate passes by the table and bows 
to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor, &c. 

He kneels before the Vice-Chancellor, and is 
admitted by him ad intrandum in Medidna. 

If a Person from Oxford or Dublin apply for 
the degree of Bachelor of Physic, who has not 
taken any degree previously, he must be matri- 
culated before his Supplicat, &c. are offered. 

8 If there be no Professor or Doctor to present, a Grace is 
passed for some other Person (usually the Senior Proctor) to 
present ; which must be read in two Congregations. 



197 

If he be a Bachelor of Arts, he is not to be 
matriculated, but incorporated. 

His Exercise the same as above. 



doctor of 

He must be of five years standing from his 
Bachelor's degree, or seven years from the degree 
of Master of Arts. 

His Exercises are, two Acts and one Oppo- 
nency 4 . 

He pays the fees to the Senior Proctor, and 
subscribes the 36th Canon in the Registrar's 
Book. 

He wears the habit of a Non-Regent. 

If he Caution for any of his Exercises, he 
carries his Caution Grace to the Vice-Chancellor, 
the Heads, and all the Doctors in the Faculty, 
to be signed 5 . 

He is accompanied by the Father of the 
College in his hood. 

At the first Congregation, his Caution Grace 
and Supplicat are presented to the Caput, and 
read in both Houses. 

4 Anatomias ires, aut ad minimum duas, videbit. Stat. 
Eliz. 17. Lib. Stat. p. 233. 

5 It is necessary that it be signed by the Professor, the 
Vice-Chancellor, and a majority of the Heads. 



198 

Before the next Congregation, he visits 7 the 
Vice-Chancellor and the rest of the Caput, the 
Heads, and all the Doctors of the Faculty. 

At the second Congregation his Caution Grace 
is read and walked with, and then his Supplicat 
is read, and the Placet line is marked in the two 
Houses. 

He receives a copy of his Admission Oath, 
p. 169- 

He is presented by the Professor of Physic,, 
or (in his absence) by another Doctor of the 
Faculty, ad incipiendnm in Medicina. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Supre- 
macy, and the Oath of Admission is administered 
by the Senior Proctor. The Credo line is marked 
by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors, and the 
Professor marks the Scio line. 

He passes the table, bowing to the Vice- 
Chancellor, Professor, &c. and is admitted by the 
Vice-Chancellor ad incipiendum in Medicina* 



in 

He is generally M.A. or B.M. of two years 
standing, or more. 

7 The visiting is now discontinued, but he asks of the 
Vice-Chancellor, as he is quitting the Senate-House, per- 
mission to proceed to his degree. 






199 

He is examined as to his knowledge in Physic, 
by the Professor, or his Deputy, and usually by 
another Doctor in Physic, who certify their ap- 
probation at the bottom of the Supplicat. 

f A B 

Examinatus et approbatus a nobis 1 p ' -iV 

He pays the fees to the Senior Proctor, and 
subscribes the 36th Canon in the Registrar's 
book. 

He wears the habit of his degree: if he be 
of no degree he wears a full-sleeved gown 8 . 

At the first Congregration the Supplicat is 

read in the Caput, and in both Houses. 
i 

Between the first and second Congregations 
he visits 9 the Vice-Chancellor, and the rest of 
the Caput, and the Doctors in the Faculty. 

At the second Congregation the Supplicat is 
again read in both Houses, and the Scrutiny of 
placet, &c. is marked. 

A copy of the Admission Oath is delivered to 
him. See ante, p. 169. 



8 If any man be admitted ad practicandum in Medicina, 
vel Chirurgia, who has taken no previous degree, he is to be 
admitted either in a Fellow-Commoner's gown, or a mourning 
gown, and to wear no hood. Buck's Book. 

9 The visiting is now discontinued, but he asks of the 
Vice-Chancellor, as he is quitting the Senate- House, leave 
to proceed to his degree, and waits on the Professor to ask 
him to pre^nt v; 



200 

He is presented by the Professor, or another 
Doctor in the Faculty, ad practicandum in Me- 
dicina. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Supre- 
macy, and the Senior Proctor administers to him 
the Oath of Admission. 

The Scrutiny of scio, &c. is marked by the 
Professor, the Vice-Chancellor, and the Proctors. 

He passes by the table and bows to the Vice- 
Chan cellor, the Professor, &c. 

He is then admitted, kneeling, by the Vice- 
Chancellor, ad practicandum in Medicina 1 . 



ZUftmtatr in 

See the Supplicat ante p. 141. 

The proceedings are the same as for the 
Licence to practise Physic. 



in 

He must enter his name in some College. 

His exercise is a solemn piece of Music, 
(Canticum) of his own composing 2 , to be per- 

1 The Diploma, under the seal of the University, is pre- 
pared by the Registrary, 

1 To be examined by the Professor before the performance. 



201 

formed at the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor 
before the University. It is usually performed 
at St. Mary's Church on the Commencement 
Sunday. 

He pays his fees to the Senior Proctor, and 
subscribes the form, (page 69.) in the Registrary's 
book. 

He wears a full sleeved gown and a Bachelor's 
hood 3 . 

His Supplicat at the first Congregation, is 
passed in the Caput and read in both Houses. 

Before the next Congregation he visits* the 
Vice-Chancellor, and the rest of the Caput, and 
the Doctors in the Faculty. 

At the next Congregation his Supplicat 
is read a second time, and the Scrutiny of 

( placet 

i non placet . . . 

is marked in both Houses. 

He receives a copy of the Admission Oath, 
from the School-keeper, p. 169. 

3 But the regular way seems to be, to ask leave in the 
Supplicat, for his being presented in the habit of a Bachelor 
of Arts proesentetur in habitu Baccalaurel in Artibus. Graf. 
1605, &c. 

4 The visiting is now discontinued, but he asks of the 
Vice-Chancellor, as he is quitting the Senate-House, leave to 
proceed to his degree, and waits on the Professor to ask 
him to present him. 



202 

I 

A Grace passes for the Professor, or a Doctor 
in Music, to enter to present. It is read but 
once, and in the Regent-House only. 

The Professor or Doctor, wearing the habit 
of a Doctor of Law or Physic, presents him 
to the Vice-Chancellor ad intrandum in Musica. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Su- 
premacy, and the Senior Proctor administers to 
him the Oath of Admission. 

The Scrutiny of Scio, fyc. is marked by the 
Vice-Chancellor and Proctors. 

He passes by the table and bows to the Vice- 
Chancellor and Proctors. 

The Vice-Chancellor then admits him, kneel- 
ing, ad intrandum in Musica. 

If there be no Professor or Doctor to present, 
a Grace passes in two Congregations, authorizing 
another Person (usually the Senior Proctor) to 
do it. 



factor in 

He is not obliged to be a Bachelor in Music 
before he is a Doctor. 

He must enter his name in some College. 

For his Exercise he is to compose a piece 
of solemn Music (Canticum) to be performed 
before the University, at the appointment of the 



203 

Vice-Chancellor. The Music is usually performed 
on the Commencement Sunday at St., Mary's 
Church, after having been sent to the Professor 
for his inspection. 

He pays his fees to the Senior Proctor, and 
goes to the Registrary to subscribe in his book. 
See the form, p. 69. 

At the first Congregation he is in the habit 
of a Non-Regent. 

His Supplicat is read in the Caput, and in 
both Houses. 

Before the next Congregation he visits 5 the 
Vice-Chancellor, and the rest of the Caput, 
and the Doctors in the Faculty, habited as 
above. 

He comes to the next Congregation in the 
same habit, and receives a copy of the Admission 
Oath, p. 169. 

A Grace passes for the Professor, or a Doctor 
in the Faculty, to enter and present. If there 
be no Professor or Doctor to present, the Grace 
is for another (usually the Senior Proctor) to 
do it. 

If the Professor or a Doctor of Music present, 
the Grace is read but once, and in the Regent- 

3 The visiting is now discontinued, but he asks of the 
Vice-Chancellor as he is quitting, the Senate-House, leave 
to proceed to his degree, and waits on the Professor to 
ask him to present him. 



204 

House only. If any other Person present, the 
Grace must be read twice, and in both Houses. 

His Supplicat is read, and the Scrutiny of. 

j" placet 

\ nan placet . . . 

is marked in both Houses. 

He is presented to the Vice-Chancellor by 
the Professor, or &c. ad incipiendum in Musica. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Su- 
premacy, and the Senior Proctor administers the 
Oath of Admission. 

The Scrutiny of Scio, &c. is marked by the 
Vice-Chancellor, and Proctors. 

He walks past the table, bowing to the Vice- 
Chancellor, &c. 

The Vice-Chancellor admits him, kneeling, 
ad incipiendum in Musica. 



A Person, applying for a Mandate degree, 
usually waits upon the Vice -Chancellor, and 
states to him the grounds of his application, 
which the Vice-Chancellor lays before the Heads 
of Colleges, 



205 

The Registrary prepares a petition 6 to the 
Chancellor, which a Bedell carries to be signed 
by the Vice-Chancellor and Heads, a majority 
of whose signatures must be obtained, before it 
can be presented to the Senate. 

A Congregation is appointed, and the petition, 
with the following Grace (prepared by the Regis- 
trary) is presented to the Caput : 

Placeat Vobis, ut literce Certtficatorice modo 
lectce, ad Cancellarium vestrum transmittantur ; 
literisque Regiis proinde receptis, et in plena 
Congregatione a Pro-Cancettario lectis, ut A. B. 
admittatur ad gradum . 

6 The following is the form of a petition for the degree of 
Master of Arts: 

" We, the Vice-Chancellor and Heads of Colleges of the 
" University of Cambridge, whose names are under- written, do 
" hereby certify His Royal Highness WILLIAM FREDERICK, 
ft Duke of Gloucester, Chancellor of the University aforesaid, 

" that A. B., Bachelor of Arts, of College in the Uni- 

" versity aforesaid, has been recommended to us, as a Person 
" of good learning and morals, and properly qualified for the 
" degree of Master of Arts, which he is desirous of obtaining, 
" but not being of sufficient standing, he cannot be admitted 
" thereto, without his Majesty's most Gracious Letters Man- 
<{ datory, dispensing with our Statutes in his behalf: 

" And we do hereby certify, that his Majesty's most 
" Gracious Letters Mandatory, in behalf of the said A. B. 
" that he may be a Master of Arts, will be no ways pre- 
" judicial, either to the University in general, or to any 
" College in particular, he paying the accustomed fees, and 
" performing the accustomed Exercises, or giving due caution 
" for the performance of the same. 

" In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands 
" this day of , in the year of our Lord 18 - ." 



206 

When it has passed the Caput, a Bedell 
calls up the Houses, and the Vice-Chancellor, 
standing at the back of the chair, (with his cap 
on) reads the petition. 

The Grace is then read in both Houses. 

At the second Congregation, the Houses are 
called up by a Bedell, and the petition is read 
by the Vice-Chan cellor as before. 

The Grace is then read a second time in both 
Houses, and voted. 

If it pass both Houses, a Bedell gives it to 
the Chancellor's Secretary, who transmits it to 
the Chancellor, with a Certificate (prepared by 
the Secretary) in form of an address from the 
Chancellor to the King. 

This address, when signed by the Chancellor, 
is sent by him to the Office of the Secretary 
of State for the Home Department, where the 
Mandate is prepared. 

After the Mandate has been signed by his 
Majesty, it is returned to the Office of the 
Secretary for the Home Department, where the 
Candidate (or some friend of his) is to apply 
for it. He then delivers it to the Vice-Chancellor, 
and requests him to call a Congregation for his 
Admission and Creation. 

He pays his fees to the Senior Proctor, and 
subscribes the 36th Canon in the/ Registrar's 
book. 



207 

At the Congregation 7 , a Bedell calls up the 
Houses, and the Vice-Chancellor, standing at 
the back of the chair, reads the Mandate to 
the Senate. 

If the Candidate be an Undergraduate, or 
a Bachelor of Arts, to be admitted to the degree 
of Master of Arts, he puts on a Bachelor's hood 
over his common gown. 

He reads Greek 8 to a Bedell. 

He is presented by the Senior Proctor to the 
Vice-Chancellor in these words: 

Dignissime Domine, Domine Pro-Cancellarie 
et tota Universitas ; prcesento Vobis hunc Virum, 
ut coopletur in Ordinem Magistorum in Artibus, 
juxta tenorem Hegii Mandati. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Su- 
premacy, and the Senior Proctor administers the 
Oath of Admission. See ante, p. 169. 

He kneels before the Vice-Chancellor, who 
admits him, ad incipiendum in Artibus, juxta 
tenorem Regii Mandati, in nomine Patris, et 
Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. 

He then puts on the gown and hood of 
a Master of Arts, and is created by the Senior 
Proctor, in the usual manner. See the pro- 
ceedings on Commencement Tuesday, p. 125. 

7 Which is always fixed on the earliest day possible. 

8 This is now discontinued. 



208 

The following Grace (prepared by the Regis- 
trary) is read in the Regent-House only: 

A. B. petit a Vobis mensis absentiam. 

If the Person be a Candidate for the degree 
of Doctor of Divinity, and is not already a Bache- 
lor in that Faculty, he is first presente<J (wearing 
the habit of a Non-Regent) to the Proctors sitting 
in the Non-Regent House, by the Regius Pro- 
fessor l of Divinity, or (in his absence) by another 
Doctor in that Faculty, in the following words : 

Dignissimi Domini Procuratores et fata Uni- 
versitas ; prcesento Vobis Referendum hunc Virum, 
ut admittatur ad opponendum in Sacra Theologia, 
juxta tenorem Regii Mandati. 

He then kneels before the Senior Proctor, 
who taking his hands between his own, says : 

Authoritate Nobis commissa, nos admittimus 
te ad opponendum in Sacra Theologia juxta teno- 
rem Regii Mandati, in nomine Patris, et Filii, et 
Spiritus Sancti. 

He is then presented by the Professor to the 
Vice-Chancellor in these words: 

Dignissime Domine, Domine Pro-Cancellarie 9 
et tota Universitas, presento Vobis J^enerabilem 

1 Dr. Brown, during a vacancy of the Professorship of 
Divinity, was presented and created by Dr. Gordon, Oct. 1, 
1771- Grace Book, Kappa, p. 515. 

Dr. Watson was presented, and created, by Dr. Gordon, 
Oct. 14, 1771- Grace Book, Kappa, p. 517. 

No Grace is necessary for this purpose. 



209 

hunc Virum, ut admittatur ad incipiendum in Sacra 
Theologia, juxta tenor em Regii Mandati. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Supre- 
macy, and the Senior Proctor administers to him 
the Oath of Admission, p. 169. 

He kneels before the Vice-Chancellor 2 , who 
admits him in the following words : 

Authoritate mihi commissa, admitto te, tarn 
ad incipiendum in Sacra Theologia, quam ad in- 
terpretandum et profitendum, universam Sacram 
Scripturam, juxta tenorem Regii Mandati, in 
nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. 

This done, he puts on a Doctor's cope, and 
is created Doctor, in the same form as is used 
at the Commencement. See ante, p. 1211. 

If he be B.D., he is presented in a Doctor's 
cope, and to the Vice-Chancellor only, and is 
admitted by him only, ad interpretandum et pro- 
Jitendum universam Sacram Scripturam, juxta 
tenorem Regii Mandati. After which he is 
created as above. 

Doctors of Law, Physic, and Music, are 
presented by their .respective Professors, ad incipi- 
endum in Jure Civili, Medicina, Musica, with 
the addition of the words, juxta tenorem Regii 
Mandati. 

2 If a Vice-Chancellor is to be admitted to any degree, 
a Grace passes for his admission by another. See the Grace 
July 29, 174&, for the admission of Dr. Chapman by Dr. Wil- 
cox. Lib. Graf. Kappa, p. 115. 

O 



810 

The Admissions have the same addition. 

Doctors are created by their respective Pro- 
fessors, immediately after Admission. The Pro- 
fessors of Divinity, Law, and Physic, usually 
deliver a speech on the occasion. 

A Grace (read in the Regent-House only) 
passes for a month's absence. 

A Mandate degree may be applied for, or 
conferred, during the time of non-Term. 

In this case the Vice-Chancellor calls a Convo- 
cation. 

The Vice-Chancellor appears in his black gown, 
and the Proctors with their hoods squared. 

The Caput is called, and a Grace in English, 
for changing the Convocation into a Congregation, 
is read in the Caput, and in both Houses : 

May it please you, that this Convocatian may, 
immediately, be turned into a Congregation. 

This Grace having passed, the Vice-Chancellor 
puts on his robes, and the Proctors their Congre- 
gation habit, and the proceedings are carried on 
in the usual way. 






Sll 



of Jiofcietnen, antr of tt)00e tofto 
to tfjrir 29igm* nanquam 



31, 1786. It was determined, by an 
Interpretation of the Vice-Chancellor and Heads 
of Colleges, that the following Persons are en- 
titled to Honorary degrees: viz. 

1. Privy Counsellors. 

2. Bishops. 

C Dukes, 
I Marquises, 

3. Noblemen, < Earls, 

I Viscounts, 
\ Barons. 

4. Sons of Noblemen. 

5. Persons related to the King's Majesty by 
Consanguinity, or Affinity ; provided they 
be also Honorable. 

6. The eldest Sons of such Persons. 

7. Baronets 1 are to be entitled to the degree 

8. Knights j of M.A. only. 

The Sons of Privy Counsellors or Bishops, as 
such, are not entitled to any Honorable degree by 
the Statute (Stat. Eli%. 21.) or the Interpretation. 
Interpr. 1577. Lib. Stat. p. 322. 

By a Grace May 26, 1791* it was determined, 
that if any one in statu pupillari laid claim 

o 2 



212 



to any degree in right of Consanguinity, or 
Affinity with Majesty, he must, in the Term 
preceding his Admission, have explained the 
ground of his claim, by a writing subscribed by 
his Tutor, and sent to each of the Masters or 
Presidents of Colleges, to be communicated by 
them to their respective Societies. Lib. Grat. 
Lambda, p. 257- 

Whatever be the degree for which the Person 
is a Candidate, he is presented by the Public 
Orator. 

All the above Persons (before they are ad- 
mitted to any degree) are to be examined 3 and 
approved of, in the same manner as others who 
are admitted ad Respondendum Qutzstioni ; but 

8 Quum in Caplte Vicesimo primo Statutorum Regince 
Elizabeths anno Duodecimo Editorum Nobilibus et Nobilium 
Filiis concedatur, ut eorum Admissio stet Us pro completis gradu 
et forma, adeo tamen ut penes nos arbitrium sit Admissionis 
conditiones illis prcsscribendi ; et quum plurimum tarn ad Acade- 
mic? honorem, quam ad Juvenum ipsorum apud vos commorantium 
utilitatem, intersit, ut nemo ad gradum prius admittatur quam 
de ejus progressu in Studiis Academicis Vobis constiterit : 

Placeat Vobis, ut neque Nobilibus neque Nobilium Jiliis, 
neque Us qui pro Nobilibus habendi sint secundum Interpre- 
tationem die Maii 1786 datam, stet in posterum ipsorum Ad- 
missio pro completis gradu et forma, nisi prius eodem modo 
examinati fuerint atque approbati, quo alii qui admittantur ad 
respondendum Questioni. Proviso tamen ut illis, post novent 
terminos per majorem pariem cujuslibet termini completos f 
(primo et ultimo exceptis), examinationem subire liceat : Proviso 
quoque, ne Me vestrd Gratia, vel ad Examinationem subeundam 
astringantur Juvenes isti, quorum nomina in Album Collegii 

alicujuf 



213 

they have the privilege of being examined after 
they have kept nine Terms, the first and last ex- 
cepted. 

They are then entitled to the degree of Master 
of Arts. 

One Congregation only is required. 

The fees are usually paid by the Father of 
the College to the several Officers in the Senate- 
House. 

The Nobleman subscribes the 36th Canon in 
the Registrar's book. 

His Grace is drawn up in the following form : 

Placet Vobis ut (here the name and title of 
the Person is mentioned) habita Natalium ratione, 
cooptetur in Ordinem Magistrorum in Artibus, 
stetque ei Admissio ejus pro completis forma et 
gradu ? 

It is signed by the Public Orator, and by him 
presented to the Caput. 

When it has passed the Caput, it is read in 
both Houses, and walked with. 



alicujus jam relata sunt, vel tollatur laudibilis ista, quce semper 
apud vos invaluit, consuetude, viros maturioris cetatis t et quum 
natalibus turn mentis vel in Rempublicam, vel in bonas literas 
illustres, gradu Academico ornandi, nulld terminorum atque 
exercitiorum ratione habita. Senatus-consult. Mart. 18, 1825. 



The Nobleman then puts on the habit of a 
Regent, and waits for the Orator at the bottom 
of the Senate-House. 

The Vice-Chancellor takes the chair, and the 
Orator, preceded by a Bedell, goes to the Person 
to be presented, who returns with him. 

When they are at a convenient distance from 
the Vice-Chancellor, the Orator makes his speech, 
at the conclusion of which he takes the Nobleman 
by his right-hand, and presents him to the Vice- 
Chancellor in the following words : 

Dignissime Domine, Domine Pro-Cancellarie, 
et iota Universitas ; 

Praesento Vobis Honor dbilem hunc Virum 
(eel, ingenuum hunc Juvenem) ut, habiter Na- 
tedium ratione, cooptetur in Ordinem Magis- 
trorum in Artibus. Stetque ei Admissio ejus 
pro completis forma et gradu. 

The Nobleman follows the Vice-Chancellor 
to the table, and, standing at his right-hand, takes 
the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy. 

The Vice-Chancellor then, taking the Noble- 
man by his right-hand, says : 

Domine, dabis Fidem, in verbo Honoris, de 
observandis, et defendendis, Privilegiis, Liber- 
tatibus et Consuetudinibus approbatis, hujus 
Academic Cantdbrigiensis : teque eidem futurum 
benevolum, quoad mxeris. 



215 

The Vice-Chancellor, still holding the Noble- 
man's right-hand says: 

Domine, Nos A. B. Alma Academics Can- 

tabrigiensis Pro-Cancellarius, authoritate, qua 

fungimur, admittimus te in Ordinem Magistrorum 

in Artibus ; in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus 

Sancti. 

The above is the form, in which those are ad- 
mitted to their degrees, who were entered as 
Noblemen on their first coming to the Univer- 
sity. 

Those, who were not originally entered as 
Noblemen, take the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy, and the Senior Proctor administers 
to them the Oath of Admission. 

They are then admitted (kneeling) by the 
Vice-Chancellor, in the usual form, but there is 
no Creation, nor Grace for a month's absence. 

A Nobleman, taking the degree of Doctor 
of Divinity, is presented in a Cope. 

If he take the degree of Doctor of Laws, or 
Physic, he is presented in the robes worn by 
Doctors in these Faculties. 

After Admission he wears the black gown 
belonging to his degree. 

The forms of presentation, &c. are the same 
as those observed when Noblemen take the degree 
of Master of Arts. 



216 

Though no person can claim a degree in right 
of Nobility, who has not previously undergone the 
usual examination, yet the University reserves to 
itself the right of conferring degrees (without 
either examination or residence) on such Indi- 
viduals, as are illustrious, not on account of their 
birth only, but on account of the services they 
have rendered to the State, or to Literature. 
See ante, p. 212. 

No Person, taking a degree in right of No- 
bility, is entitled to a vote, unless he shall pre- 
viously have resided three Terms 4 . 

Persons may be admitted to their degrees as 
Nobiles, or tanquam Nobiles, out of Term-time 5 ; 
in which case the Convocation is turned into a 
Congregation. See the manner of proceeding, 
p. 210. 

JuniiZG", 1826. 

4 Cum Senatus-Consultum Jan. 24, 1766, concessum, omnino 
taceat de Us qui gradum suscipiant nullis terminis completis: 
cumque haud cequum videatur ut majora privilegia Us concedantur, 
qui neque in hdc neque in alia quavis Academia commorati sunt, 
quam nostris Alumnis qui omnibus exercitiis Academicis perfuncti 
nomina sua tabulis Collegiorum subduxerint, aut quam Us qui ab, 
Oxonio vel Dubllnio hue se contulerunt : 

Placeat Vobis, ut in posterum nemo Gradum quemque sus- 
cipiens ad jus suffragii admittatur, qui non, vel ante vel post 
gradum susceptum, ires saltern terminos compleverit, nisi qui in 
Officium Academicum vel Lecturam Publicam t vel in Funda* 
tionem alicujus Collegii electus Juerit. 

* Interpret. Aug. 22, 16?3. Lib. Stat. p. 345. 



217 



^corporation of a fter*on from xforfc 
or 



He must be admitted into some College in 
this University. 

He pays the fees to the Registrary, and sub- 
scribes the 36th Canon. 

He pays his Incorporation fee to the Senior 
Proctor. 

He appears at the Congregation in the habit 
belonging to his degree. 

A printed form of the Incorporation Oath is 
delivered to him by the School-keeper. 

His Grace for Admission ad eundem (see the 
form, p. 143.) is read in the Caput, and in both 
Houses. 

He is presented to the Vice-Chancellor, if 
Bachelor of Arts, or Master of Arts, by the 
Senior Proctor; if of any other Faculty, by the 
Professor, or any other Doctor of the same Fa- 
culty. See the form, p. 151. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Su- 
premacy, and the Senior Proctor administers to 
him the following Oath : 

Jurabis, quod observabis Leges, Statuta, Pri- 
vilegia, et Consuetudines, hujus Academice Can- 
tabrigiensis, quatenus non contrariantur Legilns, 



218 

Statutis, Privilegiis, et Consuetudinibus, Academics 

( Oxoniensis. 
vestrce \ ^ 7 7 . . 

(Dubhmensis. 

Ita te Deus adjuvet, et Sancta Dei Evangelia. 

He kneels before the Vice-Chancellor, and is 
admitted in the following words : 

Authoritate mihi commissa, admitto te, ut sis 
iisdem anno, ordine, et gradu, apud nos Canta- 

7 -7 j . f Oxonienses. 

bngienses, quibus es apud tuos \ T) M- 



atr ii?untJrm 

A Person, from Oxford or Dublin, to be 
admitted ad eundem, without being incorporated, 
is not required to be admitted into any College 
of this University. 

He pays a fee to the Registrary, and sub- 
scribes the 36th Canon. 

A Grace for his Admission (see the form, 
p. 143.) is read in the Caput, and in both 
Houses. 

He appears in the habit of his degree. 

He is presented to the Vice-Chan cellor, if 
Bachelor of Arts, or Master of Arts, by the 
Senior Proctor; if of any other Faculty, by 
the Professor, or by any other Doctor of that 
Faculty. See the form, p. 151. 

He is admitted by the Vice-Chancellor, ut 
sit iisdem, anno, cc. 



219 

Diploma unto? ttje Common *al for 
Drgrrr. 

The following Grace, for setting the University 
Seal, is presented to the Caput, and read in 
both Houses in two Congregations: 

Placeat Vobis, ut A. B. Liter as hdbeat testi- 
moniales gradus sui 9 Sigillo vestro Communi 
sigillatas. 

Leave for setting the Seal to the Diploma 
of a Person licensed to practice, in Physic, or 

Surgery, is asked in the Supplicat atque 

ut super hac Concessione vestra, literas hdbeat 
testimonials, Sigillo vestro Communi sigillatas. 



FORM S 



OF 



ELECTING THE OFFICERS 



OP 



FORMS 



OF 



ELECTING THE OFFICERS 



OF THE 



UNIVERSITY 



Election of a <fjancfilor. 

THE following proceedings took place in the year 
one thousand, eight hundred and eleven, in 
consequence of the Vacancy of this Office 
occasioned by the death of his Grace the 
Duke of Grafton. 



The Vice-Chancellor appointed a Congregation 
on the sixteenth of March, to give notice of 
the day of Election, which must take place 
within fourteen days after the vacancy is certainly 
known. Stat. Eli%. 33. Lib. Stat. p. 241. 

At this Congregation the Senior Proctor gave 
the following notice: 



Dominus Pro-Cancellarius certior factus de 
morte Illustrissimi Augusti Henrici Duels de 
Graf ton, palam notumfacit Munus Cancellariatus 
jam vacare, et assignat horam nonam diet vigesimi 
sexti instantis Mensis pro Electione Cancellarii 
hujus Academics. 

At a Congregation held on the twenty-second 
of March the following Grace was passed : 

Placeat Vobis, ut si qui Scholares, ante 

Diem Electioni Cancellarii assignatum, Electorum 

hue commigrantium commodo consulentes, cum 

Tutorum consensu ex Academia egressi fuerint 9 

prcesentem terminum complevisse teneantur. 

On the day of Election a Bedell read the 
33d Stat. Eli%. De Electione Cancellarii. Lib. 
Stat. p. 241. 

The Vice-Chancellor, the two Proctors, and 
the Junior Doctor in Divinity present (if there 
had been no Doctor in Divinity present, then 
the Junior Doctor of Law or Physic would 
have supplied his place) stood in Scrutiny, and 
first gave their votes written in the following 
form : 

A. B. digit in Cancellarium hujus 

Academics . 

A Bedell then called, ad Scrutinium pro 
Electione Cancellarii. 

The other Electors then brought up their 
votes written in the same form. 






Each of the Candidates had a Person standing 
at the table on his behalf. 

A Bedell called at certain intervals by direction 
of the Vice-Chancellor, 

* 

Ad Scrutinium secundo: 

Ad Scrutinium ultimo: 
and, when the Poll was closed by consent, 

Cessatum est a Scrutinio. 
On casting up the votes the numbers were, 
His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester 468. 
His Grace the Duke of Rutland 351. 

The Senior Proctor then went to his place, 
and (the Junior standing by him) read one vote 
for the Duke of Rutland at full length, of the 

others he merely said, Eundem eligit A. B. 

Eundem eligit C. D. fyc. 

When he had finished them all, he read the 
votes for the Duke of Gloucester in the same 
manner, and at the conclusion said, 

Ego A. B. Senior Procurator hujus Aca- 
demic, (eligo et) electum a Vobis pronuncio 
Celsissimum Principem Gulielmum Fredericum 
Ducem de Gloucester in Cancellarium hujus 
Academic. 

At a Congregation held on the twenty-ninth 
of March, a Latin Letter, (written by the Public 
Orator) addressed to the Chancellor Elect in 

P 



the name of the Senate, was read in full Con- 
gregation. 

The following Grace was then offered : 
Placeat Tobis, ut Literce modo lectce, rescri- 
bantur ; Sigitto vestro usitato sigillentur ; et ad 
Celsissimum Cancellarium prcesententur. 

The following Grace was also offered : 

Placeat Vobis, ut Celsissimus Princeps Guliel- 
mus Fredericus Dux de Gloucester modo electus 
ad Qfficium sive Munus Cancellarii hujus Aca- 
demiee, Literds hdbeat patentes ejusdem Qfficii, 
sive Muneris, Sigillo vestro Communi sigillatas. 

At a Congregation held on the third of Mai/ 
the following Grace was passed: 

Placeat Vobis, ut Senaculum Musicis con- 
cedatur Comitiis proxime instantibus. 

Placeat Vobis, ut Dominus Pro-Cancellarius, 
Reverendissimus Episcopus Bristoliensis, Doctor 
Davy, Doctor Jowett, Magist&r D'Oyly, et Ma- 
gister Walter, Syndici vestri constituantur, qm 
Senaculum optime instructum et accomodatum 
reddant, pro Inauguration Celsissimi Principis 
Cancellarii vestri Electi. 

On the twentieth of June the following Grace 
was passed: 

Placeat Vobis, ut Magistris infra nominatis, 
plena concedatur potestas Procuratoria, ab hoc 
die usque in ultimum hujus termini diem, tarn 
in Senatu quam extra Senatum si opus fuerit 



S27 

exercenda; iisdemque per omnia obedientiam 
prcestare teneantur Scholastici ipsis Procura* 
toribus debitam : 



Magister Tavel, 
Magister Hudson 



\ Coll. Trin. 

'9 3 

Magister Wood, 



. T . . Coll.Joh. 
Magister Jackson, 

Magister Currey, Corp. Chr. 
Magister Gimingham, Cai. 
Magister Barnes, Regin. 
Magister Walker, Aul. Trin. 
Magister Caldwell, Jes* 
Magister Slade, Emman. 
Magister Chafy, Sid. 
Magister Tillbrook, Pet. 



The following particulars relating to former 
Elections of Chancellors are extracted from a book 
in the hand-writing of the Rev. Henry Hubbard 
(Fellow of Emmanuel College, and Registrary 
of the University, in 1758) described by him as 
being a copy of " Buck's Book with additions 
by John Peck and others." This book is in the 
Treasury of Emmanuel College. 

Election of the DUKE ^BUCKINGHAM, 1671. 

The Patent was ordered to be sent up (if 
possible) with the Orator's letter; and both to 
be delivered together to the Duke by one of 
the Bedells, p. 243. 

p 2 



228 

The Election being made, the Vice-Chancellor 
presently sent Mr. William Worts, Esquire Bedell, 
with letters written by himself, and others written 
by the Orator from the University, to give his 
Grace notice of the Election, who was pleased 
to receive it kindly, and to reward the Bearer 
nobly. 

The above is in the hand-writing of Dr. Bretton, 
Master of Emmanuel, and Vice- Chancellor at the time of 
the Election, p. 246. 

Election of the DUKE o/* NEWCASTLE, 1748. 

Orator's Letter delivered by Mr. Burrough, 
Esquire Bedell, p. 254. 

Mr. Burrough afterwards delivered the Patent 
to his Grace, together with a copy of the Statutes, 
p. 255. 



This Officer is appointed by the Chancellor's 
Letters Patent. 



The Election is by Grace, which must be 
read in two Congregations. 

The following form is taken from Buck's Book: 
Cum Seneschalli Munus per , Honora- 

tissimi, <%c. vacuum sit; 






Placeat Vobis, ut Ornatissimus Vir Do minus 
suffragiis vestris dictum Officium, sub 
Llteris vestris patentibus 9 Sigitto vestro Communi 
sigillatis habeat et exequatur ; et ut foedum qua- 
tuor librarum hujusmodi Muneri destinatum, quot- 
annis per manus Domini Pro-Cancettarii re- 
cipiat. 

When an Election took place in consequence 
of the resignation of the Duke of Newcastle, 
who had been chosen Chancellor, the following 
form was made use of: 

Cum Illustrissimus Princeps THOMAS HOLLES 
Dux de Newcastle, Cancellarius vester Dignissi- 
mus, Qfficio sive Munere Summi hujus Academics 
Seneschalli se nuper in pleno Senatu abdicaverit; 

Placeat Vobis, ne quid detrimenti Respublica 
capiat, ut in ianti Viri locum auctoritatemque 
pleno jure succedat Honor atissimus Dominus 
Philippus Baro de Hardwicke, Summus Magnce 
Britannia Cancellarius, atque ita quidem ut 
Literis etiam vestris patentibus, uti vocant, in- 
structus inauguratusque, excellenti deinceps Mu- 
nere defungatur, et stipendium per leges et 
consuetudines antiquas dejinitum, quotannis ac r 
cipiat. Lect. et Concess. Jul. 5. 1749. 

The letter, written by the Public Orator 
in the name of the University, announcing the; 
Election, was delivered to him by Mr. Burrough, 
the Senior Esquire Bedell, Extract from Rev. 
H. Hubbard's Book. 



230 



He is appointed by Letters Patent from the 
High Steward, and confirmed by a Grace of the 
University. 

14 Apr. 1722. Cum Honoratissimus An- 
THURUS, COMES de ANGLESEY, hujus Univer- 
sitatis Summus Seneschallus, per literas suas 
patentes Officium Sub-Seneschalli, Johanni Eaby 
Armigero concesserit ; 

Placeat Vobis, ut ista Concessio vestra autori- 
tate rata slat. Lib. Grat. Iota, p. 61. 

1718. ut hcec Concessio 9 tarn pro 

executione ejusdem Qfficii, quam pro receptione 
Stipendii, fit vestra autoritate rata. Lib. Grat. 
Theta, p. 686. 



of 

The Sheriff sends the precept to the Vice- 
Chancellor, and the Election is to commence 
within eight days from the receipt of it. 

The Vice-Chancellor gives four days notice, 
at least, of the Election, at a Congregation, or 
a Convocation. 

At this Congregation, or Convocation, the 
Senior Proctor reads the precept. 

He publishes the following notice: 



231 



jDominus Pro-Cancellarius assignat horam 

diet pro Electione duorum Bur- 

gensium hujus Academics in Parliamento. 

At the time of Election the Senior Proctor 
reads the precept, and the Statute against 
bribery, &c. Stat. Z. Geo. II. cap. 24. 

The Vice-Chancellor takes the Oath of return- 
ing Officer (prepared for him by the Registrary) 
before a Justice of the Peace, or three Electors, 
who must attest it. 

The two Proctors, and the Junior Doctor in 
Divinity present, stand in Scrutiny with the 
Vice-Chancellor. 

Each Candidate has usually a Person standing 
at the table on his part. 

A Bedell calls, ad Scrutinium pro Electione 
duorum Burgensium hujus Academic. 

The votes are brought up together, written on 
separate papers, in this form : 

A. B. (insert the degree) Coll. . eligit 
C. D. in Burgensem hujus Academic in Parlia- 
mento. 

At the Election in June 1826 the Vice-Chan- 
cellor appointed a Poll-Clerk, who took the 
prescribed Oath. 

The votes were delivered to one of the Proc- 
tors, who read them aloud; they were copied 
into the Poll-book by the Clerk, and given to 



the Vice-Chancellor, who put them into a box 
placed on the table for that purpose. 

The Poll-book was constantly in the custody 
of the Vice-Chancellor. 

The Poll commenced on Tuesday the thirteenth 
of June, at eight o'clock in the morning, continued 
on the Wednesday and the Thursday, and finally 
closed on the Friday at one o'clock in the after- 
noon. 

The votes were cast up, and the numbers for 
each Candidate announced, whenever an adjourn- 
ment took place. 

At the final close of the Poll, the numbers 
were stated from the Poll-book, and the successful 
Candidates were declared duly elected. 

The return is made in the following manner : 

The Kegistrary goes to the Vice-Chancellor's 
table, and takes with him the Indenture of Return, 
which is signed, sealed, and delivered by the 
Electors therein named, before two Witnesses, 
who are not Members of the Senate. 

The Electors, mentioned in the Indenture, 
are six in number ; the two Proctors are usually 
amongst them. 

The Registrary endorses the Precept thus : 
The execution of this Precept appears in the 
Schedule hereunto annexed. 

The Vice-Chancellor signs the endorsement. 



233 

The Precept is affixed to the Indenture of 
Return, and they are delivered by the Vice-Chan- 
cellor to the Sheriff, or his Deputy. 

The Sheriff executes the counterpart of the 
Return, and delivers it to the Vice-Chancellor, 
who gives it to the Registrary. 

STATEMENT of CONTESTED ELECTIONS for 
REPRESENTATIVES in PARLIAMENT from 
1780 to the present time. 

September 9, 1780. 

For Two. Representatives. 

Numbers 
Candidates. Polled. 

James Mansfield, Esq. M.A. King's 277 

Hon. John Townshend, M.A. St. John's. . . 237 

Lord Hyde, M.A. St. John's 206 

Richard Croftes, Esq. M.A. St. John's. ... 150 

Hon. William Pitt, M.A. Pembroke. .... 142 

The number of Voters at this Election was 546. 



April 3, 1784. 

For Two Representatives. 

Numbers 
Candidates. Polled. 

Rt. Hon. William Pitt, M.A. Pembroke. . . 351 

Earl of Euston, M.A. Trinity. . 299 

Hon. John Townshend, M.A. St. John's. . . 278 

James Mansfield, Esq. M.A. King's 181 

The number of Voters at this Election was 588. 



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June 17, 1790. 

For Two Representatives. 

Numbers 
Candidates. Polled. 

Rt. Hon. William Pitt, M.A. Pembroke. . . 510 

Earl of Euston, M.A. Trinity 483 

Lawrence Dundas, Esq. M.A. Trinity 207 

The number of Voters at this Election was 684. 



February 7, 1806. 
For ONE Representative. 

Numbers 
Candidates. Polled. 

Lord Henry Petty, M.A. Trinity 331 

Lord Viscount Althorp, M A. Trinity 145 

Lord Viscount Palmerston, M.A. St. John's. 128 

The number of Voters at this Election was 604. 



May 8, 1807. 

For Two Representatives. 

Numbers 
Candidates. Polled. 

Earl of Euston, M.A. Trinity 324 

Sir Vicary Gibbs, M.A. King's '. 312 

Lord Viscount Palmerston, M.A. St. John's. 310 

Lord Henry Petty, M.A. Trinity 265 

The number of Voters at this Election was 631. 






235 

March 27, 1811. 

For ONE Representative. 

Numbers 
Candidates. Polled. 

Lord Viscount Palmerston, M. A. St. John's. 451 
John Henry Smyth, Esq. M.A. Trinity . . . 345 

The number of Voters at this Election was 796. 



November 26 and 27, 
For ONE Representative. 

Numbers 
Candidates. Polled. 

William John Bankes, Esq. M.A. Trinity. . 419 

Lord Hervey, M.A. Trinity 281 

James Scarlett, Esq. M.A. Trinity 219 

The number of Voters at this Election was 919. 



Jtme 13, 14, 15, and 16, 1826. 

For Two Representatives. 

Numbers 
Candidates. Polled. 

Right Hon. Sir J. S. Copley, M.A. Trinity. 776 

Lord Viscount Palmerston, M.A. St. John's. 631 

William John Bankes, Esq. M.A. Trinity. . 509 

Rt. Hon. Henry Goulburn, M.A. Trinity. . 439 

The Number of Voters at this Election was 1297- 



2S& 



The Vice-Chancellor appoints a Congregation, 
or a Convocation, for giving notice of the vacancy, 
and the day of Election. 

The Election must take place within fourteen 
days after the Vacancy is known to the Vice- 
Chancellor. 

If there be a Certificate of the Resignation 
of the Office, it is read by the Senior Proctor. 

The Senior Proctor publishes the notice of 
the day of Election in the following form : 

Dominus Pro-Cancellarim, certior factus Qffi- 

cium Prceconis Armigeri jam vacare per , 

assignat horam diet pro Electione 

novi Prceconis. 

At nine o'clock in the morning of the day 
immediately preceding the Election, the Heads 
of Colleges, or their Representatives, meet in the 
Senate-House, to nominate and. prick two Persons 
to be returned to the Senate. 

A Bedell reads the 40th Statute of Elizabeth, 
Lib. Stat. p. 251. De Nominatione et Electione 
Lectorum, &c. and a part of the 34th Statute, 
Lib. Stat. p. 242. De Electione Pro-Cancellarii, 
viz. from the beginning to the word Electio. 

He writes the following form : 
Nominati in Officium Bedelli Armigeri hujus 
Academics sunt 



The Heads, &c. according to their Seniority, 
nominate such Persons as they think fit. 

The Bedell reads the nominati, and draws lines 
against each name. 

The Vice-Chancellor, and the two Senior 
Doctors 6 present, stand in Scrutiny, and the 
rest of the Heads, &c. retire from the table. 

The Junior of the Company goes to the table, 
and pricks two of the names, or, if he chooses, only 
one. 

The other Heads, &c. do the same, according 
to their Juniority. 

The Vice-Chancellor pricks last 7 . 

The Bedell writes, on the same paper, and 
publishes, the names of the two Persons who 
have the greater number of votes : 

Nominati^ et punctis notati in Qfficii(m Bedelli 
Armigeri hujus Academics sunt, 

A. B. Coll. 

C. D. Coll. H 

At the time of the Election, a Bedell reads 
the 40th Statute of Elizabeth, and part of the 



6 If no Doctor be present, the two Senior Bachelors in 
Divinity stand in Scrutiny. 

7 If several Candidates be nominated, and an equality of 
votes should happen for two or more Persons, the Regius 
Professor in Divinity determines which of them is to be 
returned to the Senate. Slat. Eliz. 34,. Lib. Stat. p. 242. 



238 

34th, viz. from the word Electio to the end of 
tHe Statute. 

The Senior Proctor publishes the nominati et 
punctis notati, &p. 

The Vice-Chancellor and the two Proctors 
stand in Scrutiny. They give their own votes, 
written in this form: 

A. B. digit C. D. in JBedellum Armigerum 
hujus Academics. 

A Bedell calls, Ad Scrutinium pro Electione 
Bedelli Armigeri hujus Academic. 

The Noblemen, Doctors, Non-Regent and 
Regent Masters, deliver their votes, written in 
the above form, to the Scrutators, whilst the 
Bedell calls, at proper intervals, Ad Scrutinium 
sec undo ; Ad Scrutinium ultimo; and, after all 
the votes are given up, Cessatum est a Scrutinio. 

The Senior Proctor reads the votes, and de- 
clares the election ; see the manner, p. 49. 

If there has been a contest for the Office, the 
proceedings are the same as mentioned in p. 50. 

The Person elected goes to the table, and 
subscribes the following form in the Vice-Chan- 
Chancellor's book : 

We, whose names are hereunder written, do 
declare that we will cotiform to the Liturgy of, 
the Church of England, as it is now by Law 
established. 



239 

He then takes the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy, and the Vice-Chancellor administers 
to him the Oath of Office, viz. 

Jurdbis quod omnes et singulas Ordinationes, 
Qfficium tuum concernentes, pro parte tua, juxta 
vim, formam, et effectum earundem, bene et fi- 
deliter observdbis et adimplebis. 

Ita te Deus adjuvet, et Sancta Dei Evan- 
gelia. Lib. Stat. p. 530. 

If the notice, &c. be at a Convocation, the 
forms of the Notice, Nomination, and Voting, 
are in English. 



tfttfcitc (Drator, 

The Vice-Chancellor appoints a Congregation, 
or a Convocation, for declaring the Vacancy, and 
the time of Election 8 . 

If there be a Certificate of Resignation, it is 
read by the Senior Proctor. 

The Senior Proctor publishes the following 
notice ; 



8 The Statute De Electione Oratoris (Lib. Stat. p. 112.) 
enjoins the Election to take place " Infra triduum si Jieri 
potest, postquam vacaverit Qfficium;" but as this Office is now 
regulated by the 40th Statute, the Election may take place 
any time within fourteen days after the Vacancy has been 
made known to the Vice-Chancellor. 



240 

Dominus Pro-Cancellarius, certior factus 

Qfficium Oratoris Publici jam vacareper- , 

assigned horam* diet pro Electione 

Oratoris novi hujus Academic. 

At nine o'clock in the morning of the day 
immediately preceding the Election, the Heads 
of Colleges, or their Representatives, meet'in the 
Senate-House, to nominate and prick two Persons, 
one of whom is to be elected by the Senate. 

Before the Nomination a Bedell reads the 
40th Statute, Lib. Stat. p. 251. and part of the 
34th, Lib. Stat. p. 242. He then reads the 
Statute De Oratore eligendo, et ejus Qfficio. 
Lib. Stat. p. 110. 

The same order is then observed in the nomi- 
nation and pricking as is mentioned p. 236 9 . 

, On the day of Election a Bedell reads the 
40th Statute, and part of the 34th, (Seep. 237.) 
and the Statute, De Oratore eligendo. 

The Senior Proctor publishes the nominati, 8yc. 

The Vice-Chancellor and the two Senior 
Doctors, or (for want of Doctors) the two Senior 
Bachelors in Divinity present, stand in Scrutiny. 

The form of the votes is, A. B. eligit C. D. in 
Oratorem Publicum hujus Academics. 

. 9 If several Candidates be nominated, and an equality of 
votes should happen for two or more Persons, the Regius 
Professor in Divinity determines which of them is to be 
returned to the Senate. Stat. Eliz. 34,. Lib. Stat. p. 242. 



241 

The voting is as mentioned ante, page 238. 

The Senior Proctor reads the votes, and de- 
clares the Election, in the usual form, see p. 49. 

The Person elected puts on the Orator's 
habit 1 . 

The Senior Proctor reads to him the Statute 
De Oratore eligendo. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Su- 
premacy, and the Vice-Chancellor administers 
the Oath of Office. Lib. Stat. p. 530. 

He subscribes the form in the Vice-Chan- 
cellor's Book. See it, p. 238. 

The Vice-Chancellor delivers to him the 
Orator's books, and he takes his place on the 
boards, on the North side of the Senate-House, 
next to the Doctors. 

If there be an opposition, the mode of pro- 
ceeding is, as mentioned page 50. 

If the notice, &c. be at a Convocation, the 
forms are in English. 



1 He wears a white hood, but has the privilege of voting 
either in the Regent or Non- Regent House. Lib. Stat. 
p. 112. 



Q 



242 



This Office was founded December 15, 1721, 
by the following Grace of the Senate, which ap- 
pointed the Rev. Dr. Conyers Middleton, and at 
the same time fixed the mode of future Elec- 
tions : 

Cum pro Regis Serenissimi munificentia tan- 
taque Bibliothecce Publics facta inde librorum 
accessione, tarn Academics Dignitas quam Qfficii 
ipsius Magnitude postulare plane videatur, ut 
prater Bibliothecarium, quern hactenus unicum 
habuistis, (brevi jam eligendum solitoque stipendio 
dignandum) alter etiam superioris ordinis tanto 
muneri prteficiatur : 

Placeat Vobis, ut Reverendus Vir Conyers 
Middleton, S. T.P. fide, moribus, doctrina spec- 
tatissimus 9 in perpetuum vestra erga eum benevo- 
lentice testimonium, Proto-jBiblioihecarii Munere 
primus honestetur, utque stipendium annuum 
quinquagihta circiter librarum a Syndicis infra 
Nominatis constituendum habeat, ut omnes de- 
nique Proto-Sibliothecarii eodem modo in pos- 
terum eligantur, quo Dominus Pro-Cancellarius. 
Syndici sunt Dominus Pro-Cancellarius Dr. Jen- 
kyn, Dr. Savage, Mr. Tillotson, Mr. Burford, 
Mr. Monius, Mr. Banyer. 

The Vice-Chancellor appoints a Congregation, 
or a Convocation, in which the Senior Proctor 
reads the Certificate of Resignation, if there be 
one. 



24S 

The Senior Proctor gives the following notice 
of the Vacancy, and the time of Election : 

Dominus Pro-Cancellarius 9 certior Jactus Of- 
ficium, sive Munus, Proto-BiUiothecarii jam va- 

cari per assignat horam diet 

pro Elections novi Proto-BiUiothecarii hujus 
Academics. 

By the authority of the Foundation Grace, 
the Heads of Colleges, or their Representatives, 
meet in the Senate-House at nine o'clock in the 
morning of the day immediately preceding the 
Election, to nominate, and prick, two Persons 
to be returned to the Senate. 

A Bedell reads the 40th Statute of Elizabeth, 
and the 34th, to the word Electio. 

He writes the following form: 

Nominati in Qfficium Prozo-Bibliothecarii 
ms Academia sunt 



The Heads and Representatives, according to 
their Seniority, nominate such Persons as they 
think proper. 

A Bedell reads the Nominati, and draws lines 
opposite to each name. 

The Vice-Chancellor and the two Senior Doc- 
tors present stand in Scrutiny, and the rest retire 
from the table. 

The Junior of the company goes to the table, 
and pricks two of the names, or only one, as he 
thinks fit. 



244 



The other Heads, &c. do the same The Vice- 
Chancellor pricks last 2 . 

The Bedell writes on the same paper, and 
publishes the names of the two persons who have 
the greater number of votes : 

Nominati, et punctis notati, in Qfficium 

f A B. 

Proto-BiUiothecarii hujus Academic, sunt \ /-.'j^ 

At the time of Election a Bedell reads the 
40th Statute, and part of the 34th Stat. Eliz. 
from the word Electio, to the end of the Sta- 
tute. 

The Senior Proctor publishes the Nominati 
it punctis notati. 

The Vice-Chancellor, and the two Senior 
Doctors in Divinity present, or, (in their absence) 
the two Senior Bachelors in Divinity present, 
stand in Scrutiny. They give their own votes 
written in this form: 

A. B. digit C. D. in Proto-Bibliothecarium 
hujus Academics. 

A Bedell calls ad Scrutinium ,pro Electione 
Proto-Bibliothecarii hujus Academice. 

The Noblemen, Doctors, Non-Regent, and 
Regent Masters deliver their votes, written in 



2 If several Candidates be nominated, and an equality of 
votes should happen for two or more Persons, the Regius 
Professor in Divinity determines which of them is to be 
returned to the Senate. Stat. Eliz. 34. Lib. Stat. p. 242. 



245 

the above form, to the Scrutators, whilst the 
Bedell calls at proper intervals, Ad Scrutinium 
secundo; Ad Scrutinium ultimo; and after all 
the votes are given up, Cessatum est a Scru~ 
tinio. 

The Senior Proctor writes his vote and de- 
claration of Election, in the following form : 

Ego A. B. Senior Procurator hujus Acade- 
mics (eligo ef) a vobis electum pronuncio 9 C. D. 
in Proto-Bibliothecarium hujus Academics. 

He takes the votes of the other Electors, and 
his own paper, to his place, and (the Junior 
Proctor standing by him) he reads one vote 
at length; and for each of the rest he says, 
Eundem eligit A. B. Last of all he pronounces 
the Election according to the paper he has writ- 
ten. 

If there have been an opposition, the Scru- 
tators count the votes, and give the lesser number 
to the Senior Proctor, who (with the Junior 
Proctor standing by him) publishes them at his 
place. 

He then reads the votes for the Person chosen, 
and from his paper previously prepared, Ego A. B. 
Senior Procurator, $c. 

The Person elected goes to the table, and 
subscribes the following form in the Vice-Chan- 
cellor's book : 



246 

We whose names are thereunder written do 
declare that we will conform to the Liturgy of 
the Church of England, as it is now by Law 
established. 

He then takes the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy, and the Oath of Office is administered 
to him by the Vice-Chancellor. 

Jurabis quod omnes et singulas ordinationes 
Qfficium tuum concernentes, pro parte tua 9 juxta 
vim,formam, et effectum earundem, bene et Jide- 
liter observabis et adimplebis. 

Ita te Deus adjuvet et Sancta ejus Evangelia. 
Lib. Stat. p. 530. 

If the notice, &c. be at a Convocation, the 
forms of the notice, nomination, and voting, are 
in English. 



The reading of the Certificate of resignation, 
the forms of notice, nomination, pricking, and of 
the Election of the Librarian, are the same as 
for the Principal Librarian. 

The form of the vote is, A. B. eligit C. D. 
in Bibliothecarium hujus Academics. 

The usual Oaths are taken. For the Oath 
of Office, see p. 246. 

The subscription of conformity is made, as 
above. 

If there be an opposition, the proceedings are 
as in p. 245. 



247 



If the notice, &c. be at a Convocation, the 
forms are in English. 



The Vice-Chancellor appoints a Congregation, 
or a Convocation, in which the Senior Proctor 
reads the Certificate of resignation, if there be 
one. 

He gives notice, in the usual form, see p. 243. 
of the Vacancy, and the time, pro Electione Re* 
gistrarii hujus Academic. 

For the form of nomination and pricking, see 
p. 243. 

For the proceedings at the Election, see 
p. 244. 

The usual Oaths are taken. For the Oath 
of Office, see p. 246. 

The subscription is made, see p. 246. 

If there be an opposition the proceedings are 
as mentioned, p. 245. 

If the notice be at a Convocation, the forms 
are in English. 

The Vice-Chancellor delivers the keys of the 
office to the new Registrary. 

Intittr0it|> printer. 

At a Congregation or a Convocation, the 
Senior Proctor reads the Certificate of resignation, 
if there be one. 



248 

He gives notice of the Vacancy, and day of 
Election, thus: 

Dominus Pro-Cancellarius assignat horam 

, diei pro Elections Stationarii, sen 

librorum Impressoris ; or, 

Dominus Pro-Cancellarius assignat horam 

. diei pro Electione Stationarii, sive 

librorum Impressoris 9 in decennium proxime 

Jiiturum, sub Us conditionibus 9 qua continentur 

in certis quibusdam indenturis, inter Academiam 

et ipsum factis vel faciendis. 

For the form of nomination and pricking, see 
p. 243. 

For the proceedings at the Election, see 
p. 244. 

No Oaths are taken, or subscription made. 

If there be an opposition, the proceedings are 
as mentioned, p. 245. 

If the notice be at a Convocation, the forms 
are in English. 

The Person elected, and another with him, 
give a bond to the University. 

He has letters patent from the University, by 
a Grace passed in two Congregations. 



249 



Finttwr* 

Formerly four Vintners only were licenced 
by the University, who paid thirty pounds per 
annum each. The Heads nominated two Persons, 
one of whom was elected by the Senate. 

Now the number is unlimited, and licences 
are granted on application to the Vice-Chan- 
cellor. 

The larger Vintners pay ten pounds, the 
smaller five pounds, each, annually to the Uni- 
versity. 



The Senior Proctor gives notice, at a Con- 
gregation, or Convocation, of the time of Elec- 
tion: 

Dominus Pro-Cancellarius assignat Jioram 

.. (Gageaforie ^ 

diei pro Electione \ * .. . . [ 

( Appretiatons J 

Jiujus Academic. 

For the form of nomination and pricking, see 
p. 243. 

For the proceeding at the Election, see p. 244. 

The Gager and Appraiser should take an 
Oath to perform the duties of their Offices 
faithfully. 



250 

If there be an opposition, the proceedings are 
as mentioned p. 245. 

They have letters patent granted them by 
Graces passed in two Congregations: 

Placeat Vobis, ut A. B. nuper in Academics 
^Gageatorem j ^ ^^ ^. Muneris 

I Appretiatorem ) 
patentee, habeat Sigitto vestro Communi sigillatas. 

If the Election be at a Convocation, the forms 
are in English. 

ScJaoHvtrpcr, urtjo te aI0o tfjc ifcltaringir 3 * 

At a Congregation, or a Convocation, the 
Senior Proctor gives notice of the Vacancy, and 
the time of Election, in the usual form : . 

assignat horam diei pro Elections 

campanarum Pulsatoris, et Scholarum Curatoris 
Jiujus Academic?. 

For the form of nominating and pricking, see 
p. 243. 

For the proceedings at the Election, see p. 244. 
He takes no Oaths. 

If there be an opposition, the proceedings are 
as mentioned, p. 245. 

If the Election be at a Convocation, the forms 
are in English. 

3 The two Library Keepers, and the Keeper of the Fitz- 
-william Museum are nominated and elected as above. 



251 



fctmbcmtg &outt0*l. 

There are usually two of them. They are 
appointed by Grace : see Mr. Graham's appoint- 
ment, 1787. Lib. Grot. Lambda, p. 197- 

They have letters patent from the University. 

See Mr. Yorke's appointment, 1757. Regis- 
trary's Book of Forms. 

The Grace is usually in the following form : 

Placeat Vobis, ut Magister A. Coll. sit 

e Consiliis in Causis Juridicis, utque solitum 
stipendium e Cista Communi eidem exsolvatur. 

They have been usually two in number, but 
the Graces for their appointment having been 
repeatedly rejected, either by the Caput or the 
Senate, in 1826 three were elected. 



<ltt ttou of tflertt* to lifting* in tfjc $)rt0tntation 
of tljc 



At a Congregation, or a Convocation, the 
Senior Proctor gives notice of the Vacancy, and 
the time of Election, thus : 

Dominus Pro-Cancellarius, certior factus Rec- 
toriam de - in Comitatu - [vel in 
Diocesi] jam vacare 4 assignat horam - -- 



p ro Electione novi Rectoris. 



* Sometimes Jam vacare, atque jus prcesentandi ad Acade- 
mlam pertinere, assignat, fyc. 



252 

At the time of Election, the Vice-Chancellor, 
the two Proctors, and the Junior Doctor in 
Divinity present, stand in Scrutiny. If there 
he no Doctor in Divinity, the Junior Doctor in 
Law, or (if there be no Doctor in Law, the Junior 
Doctor in Physic, is to he one of the Scrutators. 

The Scrutators first give their written votes : 
A.B. digit C.D. in Rector em Ecclesice de , 

A Bedell calls, Ad Scrutinium pro Electione 
Rectoris de . 

The Noblemen, Doctors, Non-Regent and 
Regent Masters, deliver their votes to the Scru- 
tators, written in the above form ; a Bedell calling 
at proper intervals, ad Scrutinium Secundo, and 
ad Scrutinium ultimo. 

When all the votes are given up, the Bedell 
calls, Cessatum est a Scrutinio. 

The Proctors go to their place, and the Senior 
Proctor reads one of the votes at length. For 
each of the others he says, Eundem eligit A. B. 
Lastly he votes and declares the Election thus : 

Ego A. B. Senior Procurator hujus Academic, 
(eligo, et) electum a Vobis pronuncio C. D. in 
Rectorem de . 

If there have been an opposition, the Scrutators 
number the votes for each Candidate. 

The Senior Proctor, in his place, reads the 
votes for each, separately, beginning with the 
smallest, and ending with the largest number, 



253 

and lastly he pronounces as above; inserting or 
leaving out the words, Eligo et, as the case has 
been. 

If the Election be at a Convocation, the forms 
are in English. 

The following Grace is passed, in two Con- 
gregations, for affixing the University Common 
Seal to the presentation : 

Placeat Vobis, ut A. B. jam electus in Rec- 
toriam de Prcesentationem ad dictam 

Rectoriam habeat, Sigillo vestro Communi sigilla* 
tarn. 

The Presentation is prepared by the Regis- 
trary. 



The University is to nominate, under their 
Common Seal, within four months after the 
Vacancy, two Persons of the University, to the 
heir of Sir Edward North, (Chancellor of the 
Court of Augmentations, in the Reign of King 
Henry the Eighth) who is to present one of 
the two to the Bishop of Norwich. 

If the University do not nominate within four 
months, the Heir may present any one whom he 
may think proper, to the Bishop. 

If the Heir do not present one of the Persons 
nominated, within fourteen days after the nomi- 



254 



nation 5 , the University may present one of the 
two, whom they think meet. 

If the Person presented by him, or them, 
refuse to accept, the University shall nominate 
two others. If of these, the Person presented 
by him, or them, shall refuse to accept, or if 
the University do not nominate two Persons 
within four months after a Vacancy, the heir may 
present any one, whom he shall think proper. 

When the Vicarage of Burwell was vacant, 
the Senior Proctor published the following notice : 

Feb. 19, 1772!. Dominus Pro-Cancellarius, 
certiorfactus Ficariam Sanctce Marice de Burwell, 
in Comitatu Cantabrigiensi, jam vacare, assignat 

Jioram secundam pomeridianam diet proxime 

sequentis pro Electione duorum Clericorum idoneo- 
rum et kabilium, hujus Academics studentium, 
quorum alterum, Honoratissimus Dominus, Domi- 
nus Franciscus Comes de Guildford, prcesentare 
tenetur ad dictam Vicariam, virtute indenture 
cujusdam inter Dominum Edvardum North Mili- 
tem, et Cancellarium, Magistros et Scholares 
hujus Academics factce. Lib. Grat. Kappa, p. 519. 

On the 22d Feb. the Election took place as 
directed p. 252. When it was finished, the Senior 
Proctor declared it in the following form : 

Nominati et Electi in Vicariam de Burwett, 

Hen. Turner. 
Thos. Ferris. 

5 Taking only six shillings and eight pence, for the writing 
and sealing of the Presentation. See the Grant. 



255 

On the 25th of February the following Grace 
for affixing the Common Seal to the Presentation 
was passed: 

Placeat Vobis, ut Henricus Turner, S.T.B. 
et Thomas Ferris, A.M. jam a Vobls electi, 
prcesententur Honoratissimo Domino, Domino 
Francisco Comiti de Guildford, ut eorum alter 
promoveatur per eundem, ad Ftcariam Sanctce 
Marice de Burwell, in Comitatu Cantdbrigiensi ; 
et ut ejus rei literas vestras habeat testimoniales, 
Commtmi vestro Sigillo sigillatas. Lib. Grat. 
Kappa, p. 519. 



of 

The University in June 11, 1707, by the 
following Special Grace appointed Mr. George 
Rolfe, Professor of Anatomy : 

Cum Georgius Rolfe v arias Anatomias in hac 
Academid perfecerit summa cum laude in usum 
studiosce juventutis optimum; 

Placeat Vobis, ut Professoris Anatomici titu- 
lum propter singularem ejus in istd Facultate 
peritiam honoris ergo consequatur. Senatus-con- 
sult. Lib. Stat. p. 408. 

By the following Grace, passed in a Convo- 
cation April 17, 1728, the University established 
a Professorship of Anatomy : 

" Whereas Mr. George Rolfe, who by favour 
" of this Senate obtained the Professorship of 



256 

" Anatomy in this University, has been several 
" years absent from his Office, and, though sent 
"for ty Mr. Vice-Chancellor's order, has taken 
" no notice, and continues still in neglect; 

66 May it please you that his Professorship 
" be declared vacant, and that another by you be 
" chosen to succeed him in Office and Title" 

The following proceedings, relating to Elec- 
tions of Professors of Anatomy, are taken from 
records in the Office of the Registrary : 

April 22, 1728. John Morgan, A.M. Fellow 
of Trin. Coll. was chosen Professor of Anatomy. 

Publicat. 19 Jan. 1733. Dominus Pro-Can- 
cellarius certior factus Munus Professoris Ana- 
tomice jam vacare per mortem Magistri Joannis 
Morgan, assignat horam secundam postmeridianam 
diei Martis proxime sequentis pro Electione Pro- 
fessoris Anatomic. 

22 Jan. HZS.Georgius Cuthbert, A.M. 
electus est Professor Anatomies. 

Publicat. Mart. 17, 1734 Dominus Pro- 
Cancellarius statuit horam decimam antemeridia- 
nam diei crastini pro Electione Professoris Ana- 
tomice. 

Electus est Magister Banks. 

Dec. 5, 1746. Dominus Pro-Cancellarius 
assignat horam secundam postmeridianam diei 
Jovis proxime sequentis pro Electione Lectoris 
Anatomice. 



257 

11 Dec. n^.Electus est Dr. GuL Gibson. 

12 Mar. 1753. Publ. in plen. Cong. -Domi- 
nus Pro-Cancellarius certior factus de morte 
Doctoris Gibson, Lectoris Anatomite, assignal 
horam primam pomeridianam diei L,un<e proxime 
sequentis pro Electione Lectoris Anatomies. 

17 Mar. Itf53.Electu$ est Carolus Collig- 
non, M.B. 

Oct. 5, 1785. May it please you that this 
Convocation be turned into a Congregation in 
order to appoint a Lecturer in Anatomy: 

5 Oct. 1785. Dominus Pro-Cancellarius 
certior factus de morte Doctoris Cottignon, Pra- 
lectoris Anatomic?, assignat horam secundam 
pomeridianam diei Jovis in hebdomadd proxime 
sequenti pro Electione Prcelectoris Anatomice. 

10 Oct. 1785. Placeat Vobis, utin Electione 
Prcelectoris Anatomies die Jovis proxime sequenti 
in Senaculo habenda, suffragia dentur secundum 
morem in Electione Burgensium receptum 6 . 

6 Why on this occasion the Senate thought proper to pass 
a Grace AUTHORIZING the mode of Election which had been 
uniformly observed from the establishment of the Professorship, 
I have taken much pains to ascertain. My endeavours to 
get any account of this transaction, or of the motives that 
led to it, have completely failed. If I might hazard a con- 
jecture, I should say that the Persons who brought in the 
Grace were not aware (thirty-two years having elapsed since 
the last Vacancy) that the mode of Election to this Professor- 
ship had always been more Burgensium; and that they 
therefore followed the precedent established in 1773, with 
respect to the Chemical Professorship. 

R 



258 

13 Oct. 1785. Electus est in Prcelectorem 
Anatomies Busick Harwood in Medicind Bacca- 
laureus. 

18 Nov. 1814. Publ. in plen. Cong. Dominus 
Pro-Cancellarius, certior factus de morte Ana- 
tomies Prqfessoris, assignat Jioram primam diei 
Mercurii proxime sequentis pro Electione novi 
Anatomies Professor is hujus Academics* 

23 Nov. 1814. Lect. A.M. Concess. P.M. 
Placeat Vobis, ut in Electione Preslectoris Ana- 
tomice hodie in Senaculo habenda, suffragia dentur 
secundum morem in Electione Burgensium re- 
ceptum. 

Electus est Joannes Hamland, A.M. 



28 Maii 1817. Publ. in plen. Cong.. 

Pro-Cancellarius certior factus de cessione 
Prqfessoris Anatomies, assignat horam primam 
postmeridianam diei decimi Junii proxime se- 
quentis pro Electione Prqfessoris Anatomies hujus 
Academics. 

10 Jun. 1817. Lect. A.M. Concess. P.M. 
Placeat Vobis, ut in Electione Prcelectoris Ana- 
tomies instanti, suffragia dentur secundum morem 
in Electione Burgensium receptum. 

Electus est Gulielmus Clark, A.M. 

The form of proceeding is the same as that 
observed in the Election of a Clerk to a Living, 
see p. 251. 












259 

The Person elected subscribes the Declaration 
of Conformity in the Vice-Chancellor's book. See 
the form, p. 238. 

He then takes the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy, and the Vice-Chancellor administers 
to him the Oath of Office. 






of 

The University, on November 10th, 1724, 
by the following Special Grace, appointed Mr. 
Richard Bradley Professor of Botany : 

Cum Ricardus Bradley, Societatis Londinensis 
SociuSy in re Herbaria se peritissimum exhibuerit, 
atque horto Botanico instruendo et exornando et 
sumptus et operam impendere sposponderit, in 
summum hujus Academics commodum decusque; 
Placeat Vobis, ut Professoris Botanici titulum 
honoris ergo apud vos consequatur. Senatus- 
consult. Lib. Stat. p. 415. 

By the following Grace, passed January 23, 
1732, the University established a Professorship 
of Botany: 

Cum per mortem Ricardi Bradley nuperi 
Professoris Botanici Munus istud jam vacans 
existit; Placeat Vobis, ut alius ad idem Munus 
exequendum a vobis eligatur. 

The following proceedings, relating to Elec- 
tions of Professors of Botany, are taken from the 

R2 



260 

records in the Office of the Registrary of 'the 
University : 

Puhlicat. 7 die Feb. 1732. Dominus Pro- 
Cancellarius assignat Jioram tertiam postmeridi- 
anam diei crastini pro Electione Professoris 
Botanici. 

8 Feb. 1732. Electus est Johannes Marty m, 
Coll. Emman. Botanicus Professor hujus Aca- 
demics. 

Lect. per Proc m . Sen m . in plen. Cong. Jan. 30, 
1762. In the name of God, Amen: I 9 John 
Martyn, Professor of Botany in the University 
of Cambridge 9 for certain good causes and con- 
sideralions me thereunto moving, do hereby wil- 
lingly and absolutely resign into the hands of 
the Right Worshipful Robert Plumptre, JD.D., 
Vice-Chancellor of the said University, the said 
Office of Professor of Botany in the University 
of Cambridge; humbly desiring the said Vice- 
Chancellor to declare the said Office of Professor 
of Botany to be void of my person to all intents 
and purposes whatsoever. In witness whereof I 
have hereunto set my hand and seal the Wtk 
day of November, in the year of our Lord 
1761. 

JOHN MARTYN, (L. S.) 

Signed, Sealed, $r. 
in the presence bf 

J. V. WYNNE, 
H. GOLDSMITH. 






261 

Publ. in pleiu Cong, per Proc m . Sen m . 30 Jan. 

1762. Dominus Pro-Cancellarius assignat se- 

cundum diem Februarii proxime sequentis post 

finitam concionem pro Elections Professoris ~Bo- 

tanici. 

2 Feb. 1762. Electus est Thomas Martyn, 
AM. Coll. Sid. Soc. 

The Mode of electing the Professor of Botany 
is that observed in the Election of a Clerk to 
a Living. See p. 251. 

The Person elected subscribes the Declaration 
of Conformity in the Vice-Chancellor's Book. 
See p. 238. 

He then takes the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy, and the Vice-Chancellor administers 
to him the Oath of Office. 

In the year 1825, the Professorship of Botany 
became vacant by the death of Rev. Thomas 
Martyn. The Rev. John Stevens Henslow, 
M.A., of St. John's College, was a Candidate 
for the Office, and would undoubtedly have been 
the Person on whom the choice of the Senate 
would have fallen, had it proceeded to an Election 
more Burgensium, according to the invariable 
practice ; but no Election in fact took place, as 
the Crown thought proper to appoint Mr. Henslow 
to the Office by Letters Patent, as appears by 
the following Record taken from the Registrary's 
Office: 



262 

" Be it remembered, that on Monday the 
tenth day of October, in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, the 
Rev. John Stevens Henslow, M.A., of St. John's 
College, appeared before the Right Worshipful 
Thomas Le Blanc, Doctor of Civil Law, Vice- 
Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, in 
the Senate-House, and then and there exhibited 
his Majesty's Letters Patent, under the Great 
Seal of Great Britain, bearing date the day 

of in the year of the reign of our Sovereign 

Lord King George the Fourth, thereby granting 
to the said John Stevens Henslow to become 
Reader in Botany in the said University, which 
said Letters Patent being openly read, the said 
Vice-Chancellor administered to the said John 
Stephens Henslow an Oath, whereby he swore 
duly to discharge the duties of the said Reader- 
ship ; and thereupon the said Vice-Chancellor 
declared the said John Stephen Henslow ad- 
mitted to the said Readership, according to the 
tenor of the said Letters Patent. 

" Me present, 

" T. SHELFOED, Dep. Reg: 9 



of 



The University, on December 15, 1808, ap- 
pointed the Rev. Dr. Clarke, Professor of Mine- 
ralogy by the following Special Grace : 



263 

Cum Vir Reverendus, Edvardus Daniel 
Clarke, LL.D. sit in studio Mineralogies ap- 
prime versatus, et eidem studio apud vos promo- 
vendo curam magnopere impendent, turn Lee- 
tionibus publicis, quas jam biennio perlegit, in- 
stitutis, turn Speciminibus, undequaque collectis t 
exhibitis ; 

Placeat Vobis, ut idem E. D. Clarke Pro- 
fessoris Mineralogies titulo suffragiis vestris 
cohonestetur. 

By the following Grace 7 , passed May 15, 
1822, the University established a Professorship 
of Mineralogy : 

15 Mai. 1822. 

Cum per mortem Edvardi Danielis Clarke, 
nuperi Professoris Mineralogici, Munus istud 
jam vacans existit; 

Placeat J^obis, ut alius ad idem Munus exe- 
quendum a Vobis eligatur. 

A day of Election was fixed in the usual 
form ; previously to which the Heads nominated 8 

7 Copied from the Grace establishing the Professorship of 
Botany. 

8 This claim of nomination never before asserted in the 
case of Professorships was strenuously resisted by the Se- 
nate. Before the nomination took place, a respectful Me- 
morial against it, signed by seventy-four resident Members 
of the Senate, was presented to the Vice- Chancellor. The 
Heads persisted in their claim. On the day of Election, 
a very great majority of votes were tendered for a third 
Candidate, by Electors who were friendly to Mr. Henslow. 

These 



264 

Mr. Henslow of St. John's, and Mr. Lunn of 
the same College. 

From a Record in the Registrary's Office, 
it appears that Mr. Henslow was elected, and 
afterwards sworn and admitted by the Vice-Chan- 
cellor. 



These votes were rejected by the Vice-Chancellor; and the 
Senate were compelled, either to admit the claim of the 
Heads to nomination, or to defend their Privileges in a Court 
of Justice. They applied to the Court of King's Bench : the 
Heads contended that that Court had no jurisdiction, but that 
the application should have been made to the King in Council. 
This objection was overruled by the Court, and the litigation 
continued more than two years, during which the case was 
most ably argued by the Counsel on both sides. It was at 
length, in the year 1825, agreed to refer the whole matter 
in dispute to Sir John Richardson ; and by a Grace of the 
Senate Sir John was requested to undertake the arbitration, 
to which he consented. I understand the papers have not yet 
(April 23, 1827.) been laid before him. To whom this delay 
is attributable, I do not know ; but this much is certain, that 
the statement on the part of the Members of the Senate was 
sent to the Counsel employed on the part of the Heads, and 
it was not till eleven months had elapsed that they were 
returned by him. 

The whole of the proceedings in this very curious and 
important Cause, both in the University and in the Court 
of King's Bench, are very fully reported in a Pamphlet pub* 
lished in the year 1824. 



265 



of Common 



FIRST APPOINTMENT. 

1 Nov. 1788. 

Cum Edvardus Christian Jurisconsultus, Col- 
legii Divi Johannis nuper Socius, publicas lee- 
tiones de statu et legibus Anglice instituerit, et 
per tres annos perlegerit; 

Placeat Vobis, ut idem Edvardus Christian, 
titulo Professoris Legum Anglice, donee Col- 
legium Doivningense fundatum fuerit, vestris 
suffragiis cohonestetur. Lib. Grat. Lambda, 
p. 



of 

The following Special Graces, appointing Pro- 
fessors of Chemistry, have been passed at different 
times. 

10 Feb. 1702. Lect. et Concess. Cum Joannes 
Franciscus Vigani, Veronensis, Artem Chemicam 
multa cum laude (non sine magno studiosorum 
emolumento] per annos viginti hie apud nos exer* 
cuerit; 

Placeat Vobis, ut dictus Joannes Franciscus 
Vigani titulo Professoris Chemice in Academia 
Cantabrigiensi cohonestetur. 

9 This Office expired at the death of Professor Christian. 



266 

Placeat etiam, ut super hac Concessione vestra 
literas habeat vestras testimoniales Muneris sui 
Professorii Sigillo vestro Communi sigillatas. 

11 Jan. 1713. Lect. et Concess. Cum Reve- 
rendus vir Joannes Waller, S.T.B. sit Artis 
Chemicce eximie peritus, quod turn Medicis, turn 
aliis quam plurimis Academicis abunde innotescit, 
ejusdemque Artis exercitium ad juvenum studia 
promovendum in se suscipere non dedignetur ; 

Placeat Vobis, ut idem Joannes Waller Pro- 
fessoris Chemice titulo vestris suffragiis cohones- 
tetur. 

Aug. 3, 1718. Read and Granted. Whereas 
by the death of Mr. John Waller, the Professor- 
ship of Chemistry in this University (which he 
obtained by favour of this Senate} is become void, 
and Mr. John Mickleborough (who for his suf- 
ficient skill in that Art hath been recommended 
to us by the King's Professor of Physic) is willing 
to teach the same to young Students ; 

May it please You, that the title of Chemical 
Professor in this University may be conferred 
on him the said Mr. John Mickleborough , and 
that he may have leave to take possession of the 
house and all other things belonging to the same, 
by the favour and with the consent of the Senate ; 
upon condition he gives in an inventory, of the 
goods purchased with the contribution money, to 
the Vice-Chancellor, and security that due care 
shall be taken of them as long as he continues 
in that Office. 



267 

19 Mail, 1756. Lect. et Concess. Cum Jo- 
annes Hadley Inceptor in Artibus sit Artis 
Chemicce eximie peritus, eoque nomine a Regio 
in Medicind Professore voibis commendatus, ejus- 
demque Artis exercitium adjuvenum studia pro- 
movenda in se suscipere non dedignetur ; 

Placeat Vobis, ut idem Joannes Hadley Pro- 
fessoris Chemice titulo suffrages vestris cohones- 
tetur ; domumque habeat Professoribus Chemise 
ante hac assignatam, ed tamen lege, ut inventarium 
vasorum, instrumentorum 9 reliquceque supellectilis 
ejusdem domus infra quindecim dies apud Do- 
minum Pro-Cancellarmm deponere teneatur. 

19 Nov. 1764. Lect. A. M. Concess. P. M. 
Cum Richardus Watson, A. M. sit Artis Chemice 
studiosus, ejusdemque exercitium ad juvenum stu- 
dia promovenda in se suscipere desideret; 

Placeat Vobis, ut idem Richardus Watson 
Professoris Chemice titulo vestris suffragiis co- 
honestetur ; domumque habeat Professoribus Che- 
mice antehac assignatam, ea tamen lege, ut cata- 
Iogum 9 vasorum, instrumentorum reliquceque su- 
pellectilis ejusdem domus, apud Dominum Pro- 
Cancellarium deponere teneatur. 

On the resignation of Mr. Watson in 1771? 
five Candidates offered themselves. The incon- 
venience of an Election by Grace became then 
so apparent, that, after a contest of two years, 
without any prospect of a Professor being ap- 
pointed, the following Grace passed the Senate, 



268 

authorizing them to fill up the existing Vacancy 
by open Poll. 

20 Nov. 1773. Lect. A.M. Concess. P. M. 
Cum ii omnes, qui Chemiam in Academid excolere 
velint, incommodum hand leve sint percepturi ex 
diuturniore Muneris Professoris Chemice vaca- 
tione, neque a Majoribus nostris Electioni Pro- 
fessoris, cum plures exstiterint Competitor es 9 satis 
Commode provisum esse videatur ; 

Placeat Vobis, ut Chemice Professor eligatur 
pro hac vice, secundum morem in Electione Bur- 
gensium receptum. 

11 Dec. 1773. Publ. in plen. Cong. Dominus 
Pro-Cancettarius assignat horam secundam post- 
meridianam diei Mercurii proxime sequentis pro 
Electione Professoris Chemice. 

15 Dec. 1773. Electus est Isaacus Penning- 
ton, A. M. Coll. Joh. in Professorem Chemice. 

The mode of Election by open Poll was after- 
wards extended to all future Vacancies by the 
following Grace : 

24 Oct. 1793. Lect. A.M. Concess. P.M. 
Placeat Vobis, ut Electiones Professorum Chemice 
fiant in posterum, secundum morem in Electione 
Burgensium receptum. 

%5 Jan. 1794. Publ. in plen. Cong. Domi~ 
nus Pro-Cancellarius assignat horam decimam 
diei Mercurii proxime sequentis pro Electione 
Prcelectoris in Chemid, 



29 Jan. Electus est Mr. Parish, Coll. 
Magd. 

3 Mail. 1813. Publ. in plen. Cong. Dominus 
Pro-Cancellarius 9 certior factus de Professoris 
Chemice resignatione, assignat horam decimam 
diei Mercurii proximo sequentis, pro Electione 
novi Professoris Chemice hujus Academics. 

5 Mali. Electus est Smithson Tennant, M.J}. 
Coll. Emman. in Professorem Chemice. 

10 Mar. 1815. Publ. in plen. Cong. Dominus 

Pro-Cancellarius, certior factus de morte Pro* 

fessoris Chemice 9 assignat horam decimam diei 

Mercurii proxime sequentis, pro Electione novi 

Prcelectoris Chemice hujus Academics. 

17 Mar. Electus est Jacobus Gumming, A.M. 
Coll. Trin. in Prcelectorem Chemice. 

The mode of Electing the Professor of 
Chemistry is that observed in the Election of 
a Clerk to a Living. See p. 251. 

The Person elected subscribes the Declaration 
of Conformity in the Vice-Chancellor's Book. 
See p. 238. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Su- 
premacy, and the Vice-Chancellor administers to 
him the Oath of Office. 



270 



of 

This Election is by Grace, which passes in 
two Congregations: 

1 Jul. 1755. 

Cum Johannes Randall, omni Musices laude 

cumulatus, plurima scepe suaviter, eleganter, con- 

cinne, modulatus fuerit, cum industrid, quali nemo 

fere alms, Puerorum Choros ad Cantica Sacra 

felicissime exercuerit, comitatemque insuper, per 

tredecim fere annos, quos apud Academiam com- 

moratus, placendi studiosus, perpetuam prcesti- 

terit; 

Placeat Vobis, ut in vestri erga diligentiam 
domesticam studii memoriam, Professoris in 
Scientia Musica titulo ornetur. Lib. Grat. Kappa, 
p. 253. 

April 9, 1799. A Grace passed the Senate 
for electing the Professor (for that time) by open 
Poll. 

Electus est Carolus Hague, Mus. B. Aul. 
Trin. 

Mr. J. C. Whitfield was elected by the follow- 
ing Grace : 

Cum Johannes Clarke Whitfield permultos 
annos et modulandi peritia apud vos claruerit, 
et in Arte Musica, ob eleganter et docte inventa, 
egregium sibi locum assecutus sit: 

Placeat Vobis, ut titulo Professoris in Scientia 
Musica ornetur, 



271 



A Grace passes in two Congregations, in the 
following form : 

Apr. , 18 . 

Placeat VoUs, ut A. B. Coll. sit unus 

e numero duodecim Pr&dicatorum, db Academia 
hoc anno emittendorum, et ut super hac Concessione 
vestra habeat literas testimoniales, Sigillo vestro 
Communi sigillatas. Lib. Grat. Lambda, p. 179. 

The Licence is prepared by the Registrary. 

The Preacher subscribes the 36th Canon in 
a book kept by the Registrary. 



* Moris' STrateilina jgtfjoiatr*. 

They are to be two Bachelors of Arts, who 
are to travel into Foreign Countries, soon after 
they have taken the degree, and continue abroad 
for the space of three years. 

They are obliged to take different routes, to 
be determined by the Trustees, or the major part 
of them. 

They are to be chosen out of two different 
Colleges, beginning with King's and Trinity, 
each of which shall nominate two Bachelors of 
Arts, and the Senate shall elect one from each 
College. 



The other Colleges shall take it by turns, to 
nominate, according to the order observed in the 
nomination of Proctors, as often as a Vacancy 
shall occur. 

They shall receive one hundred pounds per 
annum during three years. 

The Master of the College shall present to 
the Vice-Chancellor the Persons nominated by 
his Society, and shall be obliged to take the 
following Oath, which shall be read to him, 
at a Congregation, by the Senior Proctor in the 
Regent-House, in the presence of the Registrary : 

JDabis fidem Almce Matri Academic?, quod 
tu probe noveris Religionem, Mores, et Doctrinam 
Juvenum, quos modo prcesentasti, et eos sane 
dignos existimas, quos foras emittat Alma Mater. 
Sic te Deus adjuvet et Sancta ejus Evangelia. 

The Senior Proctor gives the following notice : 

Dominus Pro-Cancellarius assignat horam 
diei pro Electione Bacca- 



laurel peregre in triennium dimittendi. 

At the time of Election, the Senior Proctor 
reads the following : 

Nominati in Baccalaureum suffragiis vestris 
eligendum, ex instituto Domini Worts, peregre 
in triennium dimittendum, sunt 

Ds. A. Coll. 
Ds. B. Coll, 



273 

The Vice-Chancellor and the two Proctors 
stand in Scrutiny. 

A Bedell calls, Ad Scrutinium pro Electione 
Baccalaurei peregrinantis. 

The Members of the Senate give their votes in 
this form : 

A. B. digit Dominum C. D. in Baccalaureum 
peregre in triennium dimittendum ex fundatione 
Magistri Worts. 

When all the votes are brought to the 
Scrutators, the Senior Proctor reads them, and 
declares the Election in the usual form. 

Each Person is to address, in the course of 
the year, two letters to the Vice-Chancellor, 
describing the Countries he has seen. The Vice- 
Chancellor will then give him the following 
Certificate " to the Receiver of the Fund under 
the Trust for Worts' Travelling Scholarship" 
which will entitle him to his salary. 

June , 18 . 

This is to certify, that I have received two 
letters from Mr. resident at , 

one of Mr. Worts' Travelling Scholars ; that they 
have been laid before the Senate, and will be 
deposited in the Public Library. 

A. B. Vice-Chancellor. 



s 



Election of 2ila&!> fttargarrt'* 
in 



According to the Grant there is to be an 
Election every two years. 

The Reader is to be chosen on the last day 
of the Term before the long Vacation, and his 
two years are to commence from the next follow- 
ing Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary. 
(Sept. 8.) 

The same Person may be elected again from 
time to time : but the practice is for the Reader 
to continue from two years to two years, without 
fresh Elections; and the Election is usually 
brought on soon after the Lectureship becomes 
vacant. 

The Electors are the Chancellor, or Vice- 
Chancellor, and the Doctors, Inceptors, and 
Bachelors of Divinity of the University, who 
have been Regents in Arts in the same. 
Grant. 

The Grant orders that if the Vacancy happens 
in Term time, the Vice-Chancellor shall, without 
delay (indilate) cause it, and the time of electing 
another Reader, to be published in all the Schools 
of the University, per tres dies legibiles* tune 
prox. sequen. 

1 The dies legibiles are, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 
and Thursdays, if not Holidays. Stat. Eliz. 3. Lib. Stat. p. 227. 



275 



If it be Non-Term, he is to cause it to be 
published in writing under his Seal, on the 
School doors, and the doors of St. Mary's 
Church. 

Vice-Chancellors have deferred the Election 
to different times after the Vacancy, according 

to circumstances. 

. 

Dr. Widdrington died in Christ College 
June 10, 1688 : the intimation was dated the 
12th of the same month. 

Dr. Gower died March 27, 1711 : the intima- 
tion was dated March 31, 1711. 

Dr. Jenkins died April 7, 17 : the intima- 
tion was dated April 10, 1727. 

Dr. Brooke died in Norfolk the 7th or 9th 
of August: the intimation was dated August 18, 
1788. 

The intimation is to continue for four days, 
and the Election is to be on the fifth day. 
Grant. 

At the time of Election, the Yeoman Bedell, 
or some other Person, makes Oath that the 
intimation was fixed up for the time required. 

The Vice-Chancellor reads to the Electors 
a part of the Foundation, viz. from Cancellarius 
aut Vice-Cancellarius Universitatis pradictce, &c. 
to in eadem Electione prevalebit, inclusive. Suck's 
Book. 



276 

The Vice-Chancellor takes the Oath prescribed 
in the Grant : 

Jurdbls quod eliges unam aptam, habilem, 
et idoneam Personam in Lectorem Lectura a 
Domina Margareta Richmondice Comitissa fun- 
data, qualis tibi melius et utilius videbitur ex- 
pedire, omni Jhvore, partialitate, mercede, timore, 
et affectione sinistra, totaliter posthabitis. 

Ita te Deus adjuvet, et Sancta ejus Evangelia. 

Then he swears the Senior Doctor there 
present; and, after him, all the rest of the 
Electors are sworn in his name ; viz. Idem 
juramentum quod prczstitit Dr. in sua 

persona, <%c. Buck's Book. 

The Vice-Chancellor, Senior Doctor, and 
Senior Bachelor in Divinity, stand .in Scrutiny. 
Grant. 

The Electors deliver their written votes to 
the Scrutators 2 in the order of their Juniority, 
beginning with the Junior Bachelor : the Vice- 
Chancellor votes last of all. Suck's Book. 

The votes, if it be in Term time, are in 
the following, or a like form : 



( V T T-* "\ 

A. B. 4 c 7^ /? r digit C. D. in Lectorem 

Sacra Theologice, ex Fundatione Illustrissimce 
Doming Margareta, Eichmondics Comitissa, in 
biennium. 



8 Secrete. Grant. 






277 

If it be Non-Term, the votes may be in 
English. 

If the numbers for two or more Candidates 
be equal, the Vice-Chancellor has the casting 
vote. Grant. 

The Scrutiny being ended, all the votes are 
numbered, and he that has the most is pronounced 
to be Reader by the Vice-Chancellor, in these, 
or the like words, if in Non-Term : 

/ do declare and pronounce D. C. the Lady 
Margarefs Reader, for two years next to come. 
Buck's Book. 

In Term-time, at the back of his chair : 

Ego G. W. 8. T.P. et hujus Academics Pro- 
Cancellarius \eligo e't] electum a vobis pronuncio 
K. W. Lectorem Domince Margaretce in biennium. 
Buck's Book. 

The Vice-Chancellor reads the whole of the 
Foundation to the Reader. Buck's Book*. 

He administers the Oath quod ipse omnes 
et singulas Ordinationes Illustrissimce Domince 
Domince Margaretce Comitissce Richmondice Lee- 
turam suam concernentes, pro parte sua, juxta 



3 Volumus quod dictus Cancellarius, aut Vice-Cancellarius, 
<5*c. immediate post Electionem cujuscunque Lectoris Lectures 
prazdictce, in prcesentia'Doctorum, Inceptorum, et Baccalaureorum 
prosdictorum tune ibidem existen. publice declarabit, sen declarari 
faciet, Fundationem et Ordinationes nostras in praesentibus content, 
et specificat. Grant. 



278 

mm 9 formam 9 et effectum earundem bene etfideliter 
servabit et adimplebit. Grant. 

He is then admitted by the Vice-Chancellor 
in biennium. 

A memorandum of Buck's is, that no strangers, 
either Bachelors or Doctors, are permitted to give 
voices in this Election. 



of 

The Election is to be from three years to 
three years (Grant) ; but the same person may 
be chosen again. 

But the practice is for the Preacher to con- 
tinue from three years to three years, without 
fresh Election. 

The Electors are the Chancellor, or Vice- 
Chancellor, and the Masters of Colleges; and 
the Election is in St. Mary's Church. Grant. 

They are directed to chuse unum Prcedica- 
torem Verbi Dei aptum, habilem, et idoneum ad 
prcedicandum, videlicet unum Sacrce Theologies 
Doctorem, Socium perpetuum alicujus Collegii 
dictce Universitatis, vel alium Doctorem extra 
Collegium in eadem commorantem 9 si quis Doctor 
in eadem Universitate aptus 9 habilis 9 et ad prce- 
dicandum idoneus reperiatur, qui dictum Qfficium 
prcedicandi acceptare 9 et ibidem residere voluerit. 
Et si in Collegiis 9 vel extra Collegia infra dictam 
Universitatem non reperiatur talis Doctor ut 



279 



prcemittitur, tune volumus quod prcedictus Can- 
cellarius, sen Vice-Cancellarius, aut eorum, vel 
eorum alterius Deputatus, et Magistri, Prcepositi, 
seu Presidentes Collegiorum, ut prcedicitur, unum 
Sacrce Theologice Inceptorem, Socium alicujus 
Collegn^ vel alibi in Universitate prcedicta stu- 
dentem, aptum, habilem, et ad prcedicandum ido- 
neum 9 omni favore, partialitate, mercede, timore 
et qffectione totaliter postpositis, eligant, seu major 
pars eorundem Magistrorum eligat. Et si per 

ipsos talis Sacrce Theologies Inceptor non 

reperiatur, tune volumus quod idem Cancellarius, 
$c. unum Sacrce Theologice Baccalaureum, So- 
cium alicujus Collegiiy aut alibi in Universitate 
commorantem, aptum., 8yc. (in quo conscientiam 
dictorum Cancellarii, &e. stride in Domino 
oneramus) ad Qfficium Prcedicatoris Verbi Dei 
eligant. Ibid. 

One of Christ's College is, cceteris paribus, 
to be preferred. Ibid. 

The Election to be within fourteen days after 
the Vacancy. Ibid. 

The Vice-Chancellor is to cause the Electors, 
who are then present in the University, to be 
called together to St. Mary's Church, for the 
purpose of electing. Ibid. 

The intimation is to be fixed on the West 
door of St. Mary's Church 4 . 

4 For three days, according to the Yeoman Bedell's Oath 
at Mr. Hubbard's Election: and for the same time at Mr. 
Farmer's and Mr. Kipling's Elections. 



280 

At the time of the Election the Vice-Chan- 
cellor reads a part of the foundation 5 . 

If there he an equality of votes, the Vice- 
Chancellor has a casting voice. Grant. 

The Vice-Chancellor administers the following 
Oath of Office before the Electors: (Lib. Stat. 
p. 534.) 

Jurdbis quod omnes et singulas Ordlnaiiones 
IllustrissimcB Domince Domince Margaretce Comi- 
tissce Richmondice, Qfficium Pr&dicatoris Verbi 
Dei in Universitate Cantabrigiensi concernentes, 
pro parte tua, juxta vim, formam, et effectum 
earundem, bene et jideliter observabis et adim- 
plebis, nisi aliter tecum dispensatumfuerit. 

Ita te Deus adjuvet, et Sancta ejus Evangelia. 

Then he (the Preacher) readeth the whole 
Ordination concerning his Preachership : (Buck's 



Quas quidem Ordinationes idem Prcedicator 
tune et ibidem, de verbo ad verbum, tactis per 
eum Sacro-Sanctis Evangeliis, coram dicto Can- 
cellario aut Vice-Cancellario, &p. in dicta sua 
Admissione leget. Grant. 

There is the following form of Admission in 
the Registrary's Office, 13 100: 

In Dei nomine, Amen, N'os I. E. Academic 
Cantabr. Pro-Cane, admittimus te in perpetuum 

5 See this mentioned in Mr. Bennet's account of Mr. Gar- 
net's Election, 1774. Registry 18 110. 



281 

Pradicatorem Verbi Dei, in pradicta Univer- 
sitate, ex Fundatione Illustrissimce Domince 
Margarets, Comitissce Richmondia, matris Regis 
Henrici Septimi; In nomine Patris, Filii, et 
Spiritus Sancti. 

The same form of Admission is in the black 
Parchment Book ; last page after Dr. Caryl's 
attestation of Mr. Hubbard's Election, Dec. 29, 
1752. 

See a Letter of King Charles II. Oct. 30, 
1679. (Lib. Stat. p. 308.) which contains a dis- 
pensation as to preaching the Sermons mentioned 
in the Grant. 

It orders that the Oath which the Preachers 
were to take be altered accordingly. 

The words nisi tecum aliter dispensation fuerit, 
which are not in the letters of Foundation, were 
probably added to the Oath in consequence of the 
King's Letter. 



MARGARET PREACHER. 

In the Vestry of Great St. Mary's in Cambridge, 
the Q5th day of January, 181Q: 

At a Meeting to elect a Lady Margaret's Preacher in 
the room of the Rev. JAMES FAWCETT, B.D. late 
Fellow of St. John's College, who had resigned the 
said Office. Present, 

The Hon. and Right Worshipful GEORGE NEVILLE, 
M.A. Vice- Chancellor, and Master of Magdalene 
College; 

The Rev. Dr. BARNES, Master of St. Peter's College; 
The Rev. Dr. CORY, Master of Emmanuel College; 
The Rev. Dr. KAYE, Master of Christ's College; 
The Rev. Dr. WOOD, Master of St. John's College; 
The Rev. Dr. WEBB, Master of Clare Hall; 
The Rev. Dr. CHAFY, Master of Sidney College. 

Me present, 

W. HUSTLER, Registrary. 

John Fuller, Clerk of St. Mary's parish, made oath 
that the intimation was affixed to the West door of 
St. Mary's Church, and remained during three days. 

Nominated The Rev. THOMAS CALVERT, Fellow 
of St. John's College. 

The Rev. THOMAS CALVERT, B.D. Fellow of St. 
John s College, was elected, and sworn, and admitted 
same day. 

This I attest, 

W. HUSTLER, Registrary. 
Reg. F. 79. 

Mem. At this meeting it was determined that Mr. 
Hornbuckle, who was a Candidate, was not eligible, 
as he was in possession of a benefice. 



283 



of tyc mntf* lUa&er in Dtlnmtp. 

The Electors are, the Vice-Chancellor, the 
Master and the two Senior Fellows (maxime 
Seniores) of Trinity College, the Provost of 
King's College, and the Masters of St. John's 
and Christ Colleges. 

If any of the Electors above-mentioned be 
Vice-Chancellor, the Master of Queen's College 
is to supply his place. Stat. de Qfficio trium 
Lectorum. Registrars Copy of Hare 9 Vol. III. 
fol. 116. 

The Electors are to be summoned by the Vice- 
Chancellor, with the consent of the Master of 
Trinity College, to meet in the Public Schools. 

They are to cause an instrument to be drawn 
by the Registrary, the day after they have known 
of the Vacancy, in which they are to fix the day 
of examination of the Candidates. Ibid. 

There are to be two copies of this instrument ; 
one of which is to be fixed to the door of 
St. Mary's Church, the other to the door of the 
Public Schools. They are to remain seven 
days 6 . 

The Vice-Chancellor is to set his Seal of 
Office to the writings. Buck's Book. 

6 Seplem dies integros. 



884 

The day of Examination is to be the eighth 
day after the Vacancy is known to the Vice- 
Chancellor, and the Master of Trinity College. 
Stat. de Qfficio. 

But if any one who is then ahsent from the 
University shall seem, in the judgment of the 
greatest part of the Electors, though he he not 
a Candidate 7 , most worthy of the vacant Place, 
the day of the Examination may be deferred, till 
he may be conveniently sent for, respect being had 
to the distance of the place. And if he be out 
of the Kingdom of England, another Person 
may, in the mean time, be appointed to supply 
the Place, by the greater part of the Electors, 
and receive the Stipend, pro ratd portione. Stat. 

The Candidates, who are to be Doctors or 
Bachelors of Divinity, are first to be examined 
per Facultatem Theologicdm, concerning their 
knowledge in the Scriptures, and the writings of 
the Holy Fathers. Ibid. 

Then each of them, on days appointed by the 
Electors, are to interpret, openly 8 , some part of 
Scripture, assigned by the Electors, for the space 
of one hour, in the Public Schools. 

On the day after the reading, the Electors 
are to meet in the Public Schools. 

If any Elector be absent, his Substitute 9 is 
to supply his place. Ibid. 

7 Etianm non petat. Stat. 8 Palam. Stat. 

9 Vicarius. Stat. 



385 

The Electors are chiefly l to regard - sound 
learning, clearness of voice 2 , pronunciation, and 
elocution. They are to prefer Fellows of Trinity 
College, if they are equal to other Candidates. 
Stat. 

The Yeoman Bedell maketh Oath that he 
duly executed the intimation of the Vacancy, by 
affixing the same to the School gate, and the 
door of St. Mary's Church, for seven days. 

The Vice-Chancellor has with him the black 
(Parchment) Book. Puck's Book. 

He reads so much of the Foundation 3 as 
concerneth the present business, and then taketh 
the Oath as it is there prescribed; and after 
him all the Electors do the same. Suck's Book. 

The Oath is In Locum ilium jam vacantem, 
se neminem, vel gratia, vel Munere, vel spe all- 
cujus muneris, commotes, sed eum quern, Con- 
scientia teste, maxime ad illud munus idoneum 
judicaverint, elecluros, semota omni sinistra animi 
qffectione, prout sunt et Jesu servatori rationem 
in ultimo die reddituri, et Academics honori, et 
utilitati Studentium consulturi. Stat. 



1 Potissimum. Stat/ 2 Claritatem vocis. Stat. 

3 Part of the Act of Parliament 31 Eliz. Cap. 6. as well 
as a part of the Foundation was read at the Election of 
a Divinity Reader in 1756; of a Hebrew Reader 1757, and 
of a Greek Reader, 1759- 



286 

They go to Scrutiny, which is always open, 
and in English. Buck's Book. 

Suppose that there are three competitors, viz. 
Dr. B. 
Dr. C. 
Dr. D. 

the Vice-Chancellor then draweth a line against 
every one of their names. Then the Junior 
pricketh first, and so the rest in their Juniority; 
the Vice-Chancellor last of all. Buck's Book. 

The Scrutiny being ended, Mr. Vice-Chan- 
cellor pronounceth him elected who hath the most 
votes; and he is called unto the House by a 
Bedell, and there admonished by the Vice- 
Chancellor to go unto the Master of Trinity 
College for to take his Oath. Buck's Book. 

If the Electors do not agree in three open 
Scrutinies, he is to be elected, whom the Vice- 
Chancellor and the Master of Trinity College 
only shall nominate. If the Master of the 
said College be Vice-Chancellor, then he and 
the Provost of King's College are to nominate. 
Stat. 

If these do not agree, then the Chancellor 
of the University alone, if he be a Bishop, shall 
nominate. If he be not a Bishop, then the 
Archbishop of Canterbury alone shall nominate. 
Stat. 



287 

The Person elected is to be sworn to observe 
the Statutes, before the Master and the eight 
Seniors of Trinity College, and to be admitted 
by the Master. Stat. 

He is to subscribe the Declaration of Con- 
formity in the Vice Chancellor's Book. 



DIVINITY SCHOOLS, CAMBRIDGE, 
July 17, 1816. 

THE BUSINESS OF ELECTING 
A KING'S READER IN DIVINITY. 

ELECTORS PRESENT : 

The Right Worshipful JOHN KAYE, D.D. Fice-Chan r . 
The MASTER of Trinity College. 

The Rev. GEO. THACKERAY, D.D. Provost of King's. 
The Rev. JAMES WOOD, D.D. Master of .St. John's. 
The Rev. JAMES LAMBERT, Senior Fellow of Trinity. 
M. F. AINSLIE, Esq. M.A. Senior Fellow of Trin. Coll. 

J. L. HUBS ER STY, M.D. Senior Fellow of Queen s Coll. 
as Vicarius of the President of Queen's. 

John Laughton, Yeoman Bedell, made Oath that 
he had duly executed the intimation by fixing the same 
on the School door, and on the West door of St. Mary's 
Church, for seven days. 



288 

The Right Worshipful JOHN KAYE, D.D. Christ's Coll. 
The Rev. HENRY LLOYD, D.D. Trinity College. 
The Rev. EDWARD MALTBY, D.D. Pembroke Hall. 
The Rev. RICHARD RAMSDEN, D.D. Trinity College. 
The Rev. GEORGE D')YLY, B.D. Corpus. 

appeared and offered themselves as Candidates to be 
examined. 

The Candidates were called one by one, and examined. 

The 30th of October was assigned to the Vice- 
Chancellor and Dr. Lloyd to read their Dissertations; 
the Vice-Chancellor at ten o'clock in the meriting, and 
Dr. Lloyd at eleven o'clock the same morning. 

The 31st was assigned to Dr. Maltby and Dr. 
Ramsden ; the former to read at ten o'clock, the latter 
at eleven. 

November 1st was assigned to Mr. D'Oyly to read 
his Dissertation at ten in the morning. 

The Vice-Chancellor named the 1st Chapter of the 
Epistle to the Romans for his Subject. 

Dr. Lloyd named the 1st Chapter of the 1st Epistle 
to the Corinthians. 

Dr. Maltby named the 13th Chapter of St. Luke. 

Dr. Ramsden named the llth Chapter of the Epistle 
to the Hebrews, verse 8th to the 19th, both inclusive. 

Mr. D'Oyly named the 24th Chapter of St. Matthew. 

The day of Election was fixed for November the 
2d, at 12 o'clock. 

The Probationary Lectures were read by the Can- 
didates, according to appointment. 



289 



DIVINITY SCHOOLS, CAMBRIDGE, 
Novembers, 1816. 

THE BUSINESS OF ELECTING 
A KING'S READER IN DIVINITY. 

ELECTORS PRESENT ! 

The Right Worshipful JOHN KAYE, D.D. 
Vice-Chancellor. 

[Names of the other Electors.] 

Me present, W. HUSTLER, Registrar?/. 

The Statute of the 31st Elizabeth, Cap. 6th was read, 
and part of the original Foundation. 

The Vice-Chancellor first took the Oath therein 
prescribed, and afterwards administered to all the Electors 
above-mentioned the same Oath. 

Then the Rev. JOHN KAYE, D.D. was elected by 
a majority of all the Electors. 

Signed, JOHN KAYE, Vice- Chancellor, 

W. BRISTOL, Master of Trinity College, 
and the other Electors* 

Book, No. . of Elections of Professors. 
F. 78. Registry. 



290 



<$(r ftton of t!)f liturr'f* lit iittrr in 

The Electors are the same as for the King's 
Reader in Divinity. 

They are to be summoned by the Vice-Chan- 
cellor, with the consent of the Master of Trinity 
College, to meet in the Public Schools. 

The Candidate must be a Master of Arts 
at least, or a Bachelor of Divinity. But Doctors 4 
of all Faculties are excluded from this Lecture- 
ship. Stat. 

The Candidates are to be examined, as to 
their knowledge of the Greek language, by some 
Persons skilled therein; and on certain days, 
assigned by the Electors, are to interpret a part 
of some Author written in this language, for one 
hour in the Public Schools. Stat. 

On the day following the reading of these 
Probationary Lectures, the Electors are to meet 
in the Public Schools. 

On the day of Election precisely the same 
proceedings take place, as at the Election of 
King's Reader in Divinity. 



4 The Greek Reader, by taking a Doctor's degree, forfeits 
his Lectureship. 



291 



LAW SCHOOLS, CAMBRIDGE, 
January 19, 1759- 

THE BUSINESS OF ELECTING 
A GREEK LECTURER. 

ELECTORS PRESENT : 

The Right Worshipful LYNFORD CARYL, D.D. 
Vice-Chancellor. 

[Other NamesJ] 
Me present, H. HUBBARD, Registrar*/. 

Richard Jennings, Yeoman Bedell, made Oath 
that he duly executed the intimation, by affixing the 
same, for seven days, on the School gate, and at the 
door of St. Mary's Church. 

MICHAEL LORT, M.A. one of the Fellows of Trinity 
College, appeared, and offered himself as a Candidate, 
and to be examined. 

Mr. Vice-Chancellor, and all the Electors, not 
thinking it nesessary to examine him in public, reserved 
to themselves the right of examining him privately, and 
appointed Wednesday the seventh day of February next, 
at three of the clock, in the afternoon, for Mr. LORT to 
read his Probation Lecture, upon the second Olympic 
Ode of Pindar. 

H. HUBBARD, Registrary, 

Registry, 18 109- 
T 2 



292' 



LAW SCHOOLS, CAMBRIDGE, 
February 8, 1759- 

THE BUSINESS OF ELECTING 
A GREEK LECTURER. 

ELECTORS PRESENT I 

The Right Worshipful LYNFORD CARYL, D.D. 
Vice-Chancellor. 

[Other Electors mentioned.] 
The other Electors having been duly summoned. 

Me present, H. HUB BARD, Registrar*/. 

The Act of Parliament made 31st of Eliz. Cap. 6. 
intitled, An act against abuses in Elections of Scholars, 
&c. and part of the Foundation being read, Mr. Vice- 
Chancellor first took the Oath therein prescribed, and 
afterwards administered the same to every other Elector 
above-mentioned present. 

After which, the Rev. MICHAEL LORT, Master of 
Arts, one of the Fellows of Trinity College, having read 
the Probation Lecture, according to appointment, was 
chosen into the said vacant Greek Lectureship, by 
Mr. Vice-Chancellor, and the other five Electors above- 
mentioned. 

L. CARYL, Vice- Chancellor. 

[Other Electors mentioned] 
Me present, H. HUBBARD, Registrary. 
Registry, 18 109. 



293 



Election of tljc ysUntf* licrtDrr in 



The Electors are the same as for the King's 
Reader in Divinity. Stat. 

They are to be summoned in the same manner 
as when the Office of King's Reader in Divinity 
is vacant. Stat. 

The Candidate must be a Master of Arts 
at least, or a Bachelor or Doctor in Divinity. 
Stat. 

The Candidates are to be examined, as to 
their knowledge of the Hebrew language, by some 
Persons skilled therein; and on certain days, 
assigned by the Electors, are to interpret a part 
of some book, written in this language, for one 
hour, in the Public Schools. Stat. 

On the day following the reading of these 
Probationary Lectures, the Electors are to meet 
in the Public Schools. Stat. 

On the day of Election precisely the same 
proceedings take place, as at the Election of 
King's Reader in Divinity. 



LAW SCHOOLS, CAMBRIDGE, 
October 28, 1757- 

THE BUSINESS OF ELECTING 
AN HEBREW LECTURER. 

ELECTORS PRESENT : 

The Right Worshipful JOHN SUMNER, D.D. 
Vice-Chancellor. 

[The other Electors mentioned."] 

Me present, L. CARYL, Registrary. 

Richard Jennings, Yeoman Bedell, made Oath 
that he duly executed the intimation of the Vacancy, by 
affixing the same on the School gate, and at the West 
door of St. Mary's Church, for seven days. 

WILLIAM DISNEY, M.A. Fellow of Trinity College, 
appeared and offered himself a Candidate, and to be 
examined. 

Mr. Vice-Chancellor, and all the Electors present, 
not thinking it necessary to examine Mr. DISNEY in 
public, reserved to themselves the right of examining 
him privately ; and appointed to-morrow, at two o'clock 
in the afternoon, for him to read his Probation Lecture, 
upon the first, or the eleventh, or the twentieth Chapter 
of Genesis. 

Registry, 2 56. 



295 



LAW SCHOOLS, CAMBRIDGE, 
October 30, 1757. 

THE BUSINESS OF CHOOSING 
AN HEBREW LECTURER. 

ELECTORS PRESENT I 

The Right Worshipful JOHN SUMNER, D.D. 
Vice-Chancellor. 

[Other Electors mentioned, .] 

Me present^ L. CARYL, Registrar?/. 

Part of the Stat. 31 Q. Eliz. Cap. 6. was read, 
and part of the original Foundation. 

Mr. Vice-Chancellor first took the Oath therein 
prescribed, and afterwards the other four Electors 
above-mentioned. After which the Rev. W. DISNEY, 
M.A. one of the Fellows of Trinity College, having 
read the Probationary Lecture, according to appointment, 
was unanimously chosen into the said Hebrew Lec- 
tureship. 

J. SUMNER, Vice-Chancellor. 
[The other Electors mentioned. ,] 

Registry, % 66. 



296 



appointment of tfje tttng'* IJrofraaor of 
COnl 



He is appointed by the King, to hold his 
Office during his good behaviour. 

He is to occupy his Place by himself, or his 
sufficient Deputy, to be approved of by the 
Chancellor, or Vice-Chancellor of the Uni- 

versity. 



His salary is forty pounds a year, to be paid 
quarterly at the Exchequer. 

The Patent reserves to the King, his Heirs, 
and Successors, full power and authority of re- 
voking and determining, the Grant and Letters 
Patent, at any time hereafter, by Letters Patent 
under the Great Seal of Great Britain, any thing 
to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. 

The following is the Record in the Registrary's 
Office on the Appointment of Henry Monson, 
LL.D. of Trinity Hall to the Professorship : 

" Be it remembered that, on the 23d of 
October, in the year of our Lord 1755, the 
Worshipful Henry Monson, Doctor of Civil Law, 
appeared before me Simeon Lord, Notary Public, 
in the chamber of the said Henry Monson, within 
the College, or Hall, of the Holy and undivided 
Trinity, in the University of Cambridge, and 
exhibited Letters patent, under the Great Seal 
of Great Britain, bearing date at Westminster, 



297 



the 22d day of July, in the 29th year of our 
Sovereign Lord King George the Second, wit- 
nesses William Duke of Cumberland, and other 
Guardians of the Kingdom, constituting him 
the said Henry Monson, Reader of the Insti- 
tutes of Civil Law, within the University of 
Cambridge, in the place of Dr. Francis Dickins, 
the last Reader thereof in the said University. 

" This I attest, 

" SIMEON LORD, Notary Public. 
" Registrary, 18 84." 

Appointment of tfjc yrofr esor of Vfji^tc. 

He is appointed by the King to hold the 
Office during his natural life. 

He is to occupy it by himself, or his sufficient 
Deputy or Deputies, to be first approved of by 
the Chancellor, or Vice- Chancellor. He is allowed 
the annual salary of forty pounds, to be received 
quarterly at the Exchequer. 

The following Record of the appointment 
of Dr. Haviland is taken from the Registrar's 
Office: 

" Be it remembered that, on the eleventh day 
of September, in the year of our Lord one thou- 
sand eight hundred and seventeen, John Haviland, 
Doctor in Physic, personally appeared before 
the Right Worshipful James Wood, D.D. Vice- 
Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, in 



298 

the presence of me Robert Gee, Notary Public, 
and then and there exhibited to the said Vice- 
Chancellor his Majesty's Letters Patent, under 
the Great Seal of England, bearing date at 
Westminster the nineteenth day of April in the 
fifty- seventh year of our Sovereign Lord, King 
George the Third, thereby granting to the said 
John Haviland, during his life, the Office or 
Place of Reader in the Science of Physic, founded 
by Henry the Eighth heretofore King of England, 
in the University of Cambridge, which said Letters 
Patent were openly read by me the said Notary 
Public, and the said Vice-Chancellor then ad- 
ministered to the said John Haviland, and he 
took, the Oaths which the Statutes of the said 
University require to be taken by him on this 
behalf, and thereupon the said Vice-Chancellor 
admitted the said John Haviland into the said 
Office or Place according to the tenor of the said 
Letters Patent. 

" This I attest, 

" ROBERT GEE, Notary Public." 



Election of a Uucasian l)rcfr$0or of 



The Professor must be of good fame, and 
honest conversation, well learned 5 , and especially 
skilled in Mathematical science. See orders by 
Mr. Lucas's Executors, 1663 ; Registrar?/, G 1. 

5 Probe erudiius. 



299 
He must be a Master of Arts at least. Ibid. 

The Electors are the Vice-Chancellor, and the 
Masters of Colleges, or so many of them as are 
present at the Election. Ibid. 

Upon a Vacancy, the Vice-Chancellor, as 
soon as it can he done, is to signify the Vacancy, 
and the time appointed for the Election, by 
a Schedule affixed to the doors of the Public 
Schools, for eight continual days. Ibid. 

The time of Election must not be delayed 
beyond the thirtieth day from the first publication. 
Ibid. 

At the time of Election the Electors meet 
in the Public Schools. Ibid. 

The Yeoman Bedell makes Oath that the 
intimation has been fixed on the School door 
for eight days. 

The Act 31 Eliz. Cap. 6. and part of the 
Foundation are read by the Registrary. 

The Electors take their Oaths seposito omni 
private respectu qffectuque sinistro, se nominaturos 
et suo comprobaturos suffragio, quern, conscientia 
teste, ex Petitoribus, (vel ex Us qui ab Electorum 
quolibet nominantur) maxime, secundum prceno- 
tatas qualitates idoneum censuerint ad id Munus 
obeundum. Ibid. 

The Person, who has the most votes, is to 
carry the Election. Ibid. 



300 

In case of an equality, the Vice-Chancellor 
has the casting vote. Ibid. 

The Person elected is to be admitted, the 
first opportunity, by the Vice-Chancellor, after 
having taken the Oaths of Allegiance and Supre- 
macy, and the following Oath of Office : 

Se Munus Professoris Mathematici a Dig- 
nissimo Viro Henrico Lucas in hac Academia 
institutum, juxta Ordinationes et Statuta Qfficium 
suum concernentia, pro suo posse ,JideUter executu- 
rum. Ibid. 

He subscribes the Declaration of Conformity 
in the Vice-Chancellor's book, p. 238. 

ELECTION OF MB. LUCAS'* PROFESSOR 
OF MATHEMATICS. 

December 7, 1826* 

At a meeting of the Heads of Colleges in the Law 
Schools, for the Election of a Lecturer into the Lec- 
tureship, founded by HENRY LUCAS, Esq., vacant by 
the resignation of the Rev. THOMAS TURTON., B.D. 
of Catharine Hall. 

PRESENT : 

The Right Worshipful CHRISTOPHER WORDSWORTH, 
D.D. Vice-Chancellor, 
[and other Electors.] 
Me present, W. HUSTLER, Reg. and Not. Pub. 

The Act of Parliament of the 31st Eliz. Cap. 6. 
entitled, An Act against abuses in Elections of Scholars, 
&c. and part of the Deed of Foundation, and the Grant 



301 

of King Charles the Second, being read by the Hegis- 
trary, the Yeoman Bedell., William Jiggins, was called 
and sworn " that the notice of Vacancy and day of 
Election had been fixed upon the School doors for 
eight successive days." Then the Vice-Chancellor took 
the Oath, which was read to him by the Registrary, as 
nearly as could be in the words of the Foundation Deed. 
After which the Registrary administered fc Idem Jura- 
mentum, quod pr&stitit Dominus Pro-Cancellarius, fyc." 
to the rest of the Electors. 

The Vice-Chancellor and Heads then proceeded 
to nominate and prick Mr. BABBAGE, M.A. of Trinity 
College, and Mr. AIRY, M.A. Fellow of Trinity College. 
Mr. AIRY having the majority of votes, the Vice-Chan- 
cellor declared him duly elected. 

Shortly afterwards, on the same day, Mr. AIRY 
attended at the Lodge of Trinity College, and having 
taken the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the 
Oath of Office contained in the Deed of Foundation, 
he subscribed in the Vice-Chancellor's Book, and was 
admitted Lucasian Professor " in Nomine Patris, et 
Filii, et Spiritus Sancti/' by the Vice-Chancellor. 

In the presence of me, 

W. HUSTLER, Reg. and Not. Pub. 

Bookf No. 2. of Election of Professors. Registry. 



Election of an &rafuc lj)roft00or. 

He is to be of good fame, and of an honest 
conversation; a Master of Arts at least, well 
learned 6 , and skilled in the Oriental languages; 



6 Probe 



302 

especially in Arabic; and who has no other 
Professorship, or Lectureship 7 , unless he is willing 
to resign it before his Admission to this. 

Amongst Persons so qualified, Masters of 
Colleges first, then Fellows of Colleges, and then 
Masters of Arts, being Gremials of the Uni- 
versity, are to be preferred. 

The Electors are the Vice-Chancellor, all 
Masters of Colleges, or those of them who shall 
be present at the Election. 

Upon a Vacancy, the Vice-Chancellor, as soon 
as it can be done, is to signify the Vacancy, and 
the time of the Election, by a Schedule to be 
affixed to the door of the Public Schools, for eight 
continual days. 

The time of the Election must not be deferred 
beyond the thirtieth day from the first significa- 
tion. 

Grant by Sir T. Adams, dated June 20, 1666. 

Registry, G 3. 

At the time of the Election, the Electors meet 
in the Public Schools. Grant. 

The Yeoman Bedell swears that the intimation 
has been fixed to the School door for eight days 
successively 8 . 

7 Qui nullo alio Professionis aut Lecturse Loco seu Officio 
gaudet. 

8 For four hours each day. Elections, 1768, 1770. 



303 

Part of the Act of Parliament 31 Eliz. Cap. 6. 
and part of the original Foundation, were read at 
the Election, 1768 9 . 

The Electors take an Oath seposito omni 
private respectu affectuque sinistro, se nomina- 
turos, vel saltern suo comprobaturos suffragio, 
quern conscientia teste, ex Petitoribus, vel ex Us 
qui ab Electorum quolibet nominantur, maxime 
secundum prcenotatas qualitates et limitationes 
idoneum censuerint ad id Munus obeundum. 
Grant. 

The Person who has the most votes, is to carry 
the Election. Ibid. 

In case of an equality of votes, the Vice- 
Chancellor has a casting one. Ibid. 

The Person elected is to be admitted by the 
Vice-Chancellor, as soon as there is an opportunity 
after having taken an Oath- se Munus Pro- 
fessor is Arabici a Thoma Adams, Milite et 
Baronetto, in hac Academia institution, juxta 
Ordinationes et Statuta Qfficium suum concer- 
nentia, pro suo virili,Jideliter executurum. Ibid. 

9 But at the Election 1770, the Registrary read part of 
the Foundation only, not the Act 31 Eliz. that being thought 
unnecessary. 



304 



LAW SCHOOLS, CAMBRIDGE, 
March 11, 1819- 

ELECTION OF AN ARABIC PROFESSOR 

IN THE ROOM OF MR. PALMER, RESIGNED. 

ELECTORS PRESENT: 

The Hon. and Right Worshipful GEORGE NEVILLE, M.A, 
Vice-Chancellor, and Master of 
Magdalene College. 

[The other Electors mentioned.^ 

Me present, W. HUSTLER, Registrary. 

The Vice-Chancellor read Mr. Palmer's resignation. 

The Yeoman Bedell, John Laughton, swore that the 
Schedule of Vacancy and day of Election had been 
affixed to the School door for eight days successively, 
for four hours each day. 

The Registrary read part of the Statute 31 Eliz. 
Cap. 6, and part of the original Foundation. 

The V ice-Chancellor first took the Oath, as nearly 
as might be in the words of the Foundation, and then 
the Registrary administered (e Idem Juramentum" &c. 
to the rest of the Electors above-mentioned. 

The Vice-Chancellor nominated Mr. SAMUEL LEE 
of Queen's College, and Dr. BARNES nominated Mr. 
KEENE of Sidney College. 



305 



The Vice-Chancellor declared Mr. LEE duly elected. 

Mr. LEE came to the Schools. The Registrary 
read a part of the Charter of Foundation, which re- 
lated to his Office and Duty. 

Mr. LEE subscribed in the Vice-Chancellor's Book, 
took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the 
Oath of Office (in the words of the Charter), and was 
then admitted to the Professorship by the Vice-Chan- 
cellor. 

All this was done in the presence of me, 

W. HUSTLER, Registrary. 

The Election was by drawing lines opposite to the 
Persons nominated, and pricking. 

Registry 18 114. 



Horn &lntonir'# I9roft0*or of 



This Office is in the Appointment of the 
Lord Almoner. 



Election of ti)r <ffa0ui0ttttil ]|rof*0*or* 

The Electors are, the Vice-Chancellor, the 
Regius Professor of Divinity, the Lady Mar- 
garet's Professor of Divinity, and the Master 
of St. Peter's College. 

If two of the Electors be for one Person, and 
two for another, the Master of St. Peter's is to 
have the casting vote. 

U 



306 

The Professor must be a Bachelor or Doctor 
of Divinity, and forty years of age, or upwards. 

See a Decree of Chancery, 34 Car. II. copied 
in a Register of St. Peter's College. 

A Programma is published, signifying the 
Vacancy, and the time fixed upon for the Election. 

The Yeoman Bedell swears to its'having been 
fixed up. 

" Dec. 27, 1764. 

" At a Meeting this day in the Vice-Chancellor's 
Lodgings, Edmund Law, Doctor in Divinity, and 
Master of St. Peter's College, was unanimously 
chosen to be Professor in Moral Theology, or 
Casuistical Divinity, of the Foundation of Dr. 
Knightbridge, by the Vice-Chancellor, the Regius 
Professor in Divinity, and the Master of St. Peter's. 

" In witness whereof we have hereunto set our 
names, the day and year above written. 

fc J. BARNARDISTON, Vice- Chancellor. 

(f T. RUTHERFORTH, Regius Professor in Divinity. 

tc E. LAW, Master of St. Peters College." 

* 

Edmundus Law, S. T. P. admissus fuit ad 
Officium sive Munus Professoris Casuistici, sive 
Moralis Theologies in hac Academia, per Doc- 
tor em Joannem Barnardiston, S. T. P. Dominum 
Pro-Cancellarium, inter horas \T am et I" 1 post 
merid. 27 m diei Decembris 1764 ; In prcesentia 
mei Henrici Hubbard, Jlegistrarii Principally 
Universitatis Cantdbr. 

Registry, 1276. 



307 

mtttion of tfi* illwnian Wrotasaor of 

antr (?.tpcrtmnttal 



The Electors are, the Vice-Chancellor, the 
Masters of Trinity, Christ's, and Caius Colleges, 
and the Lucasian Professor. 

If any of these Masters be Vice-Chancellor, 
the Master of St. John's College is to be in his 
room. 

See Queen Anne's confirmation of the Statutes 
given by Dr. Plume's Trustees 11 Jun. 6 Anna. 
Registry, II 7. 

The Professorship being vacant, the Vice- 
Chancellor, as soon as it can be done, is to sig- 
nify the Vacancy, and the time of the Election, 
by a writing affixed to the door of the Public 
Schools. Ibid. 

The Election is not to be before the 30th day 
after the Schedule is fixed, nor protracted beyond 
the sixtieth. Ibid. 

The Candidates may be Bachelors, or married 
men, Englishmen 1 , or foreigners. Ibid. 

The Electors are to meet in the Public 
Schools. 

The Yeoman Bedell makes oath, &c. con- 
cerning the affixing of the notice. 

1 Nostrates. 



308 

The Electors are to take an Oath se nemi- 
nem gratia, ambitione, vel pr&mio, inductos, sed 
eum solum quern, conscientia teste, huic Muneri 
maxime idoneum consuerint, electuros. Ibid. 

Every one of the Electors may, by himself 
or others, examine any of the Candidates. Ibid. 

He, who is elected Professor, must have at 
least three votes. Ibid. 

If three of the Electors do not on the sixtieth 
day agree upon the same Person, he is to be 
chosen, whom the Chancellor of the University, 
and any two of the Electors shall think most 
worthy. Ibid. 

The Professor subscribes the Declaration of 
Conformity in the Vice-Chancellor's Book. 

He takes the Oaths of Allegiance and Su- 
premacy, and is immediately admitted by the 
Vice-Chancellor, after having sworn se Munus 
Professoris Astronomies et Philosophise Expert- 
mentalis a Reverendo Viro Thoma Plume in 
hac Academia institutum, secundum Ordinationes 
de eo conditas, fideliter et pro virili executurum. 
Ibid. 



309 

PLUMIAN PROFESSOR. 

Januarii tertio die, 1822. 

IN SCHOLIS PUBLICIS. 

Me presente, THOMA DICKES, Reg . Deput . 

Convenerunt ad eligendum Prqfessorem As- 
tronomies et Philosophise Experimentalis secun- 
dum Programma a Pro-Cancellario publicatum, 
et Scholarum Publicarum januce affixum, 

Gulielmus French, Pro-Cancellarius. 
Christopherus Wordsworth, Mag r . Coll. S.S. Trin. 
Johannes Episcopus Sristoliensis, Mag r . Coll. Chr. 
Martinus Davy, Mag r . Coll. Gonv: et Cai. 
Robertus Woodhouse, Professor Lucasianus. 

X 

Et eodem die nos infra scripti elegimus 
ROBERTUM WOODHOUSE, A.M. supra dictum. 

GUL. FRENCH, Pro-Cane. 
(et alii Elector es.) 

Eodem die juratus et admissus est Robertus 
Woodhouse, a GuL French, Pro-Cane. 

Me presente, THOMA DICKES, Reg . Deput . 

N.B. Part of the Grant and part of the 
Statute of 31 Eliz. were read. 

Registry, 18 



310 
of J&oftrcn Iijtetorp, ana 



He is appointed by the King. See the original 
Grant in the Registry. 

He is to be Vir honestate morum, et pru- 
dentia 9 lauddbilis ; a. Master of Arts, or Bachelor 
of Law, or of a superior degree. Ibid. 

The Professor is to exhibit the instrument by 
which he is appointed, to the Vice-Chancellor ; 
and after having taken the under-written Oath, 
which is administered by the Vice-Chancellor, he 
is by him admitted to the Professorship. 

He is to hold it for one year from the time 
of his Admission. Ibid. 

The form of the Oath is : 

Ego A. B. nominatus Professor Regius His- 
torice Moderna, juro mefideliter, pro meo posse, 
observaturum omnes Ordinationes, et Statuta, 
Munus et Qfficium meum concernentia. Sicut 
Deus me adjuvet per Jesum Christum hoc Sacro- 
Sancto Evangelio enunciatum. 

He is to choose, and allow proper salaries to 
two Preceptors, at least, in the University ; who 
are to observe his directions, and are to instruct, 
gratis, twenty Scholars in modern languages; 
which Scholars are to be nominated by the King, 
by an instrument under his hand, and are re- 
moveable at his pleasure, by a like instrument. 
They are to be of two years standing complete, 



311 

to be reckoned from their Matriculation, before 
they are nominated, and may continue three years 
from the time of their nomination. Ibid. 

The late Professor, Dr. Symonds, agreed with 
the Heads of Colleges to admit to his Lectures, 
free from expence, twenty-six Scholars, to be 
nominated by them. 

No other Persons were to be admitted except 
Noblemen and Fellow-Commoners with their 
Tutors, all of whom were to pay for their 
admission. 

The present Professor (W. Smyth, Esq.) has 
thrown the Lectures open to the whole Uni- 
versity, all the Members of which are admitted 
free from expence, except Noblemen and Fellow- 
Commoners, who pay the usual price of admission 
to other Lectures. 

The following Record of Admission to the 
Professorship is taken from a book in the Re- 
gistrary's Office : 

Memorandum quod vicesimo die mensis De- 
cembris, anno Domini 1762 : 

Reverendus Vir LAURENTIUS BROCKETT, 
S. T. B. Collegii Sanctee et Individuce Trinitatis, 
in Universitate Cantabrigiensi, Socius, admissus 
fuit Professor Moderns Historic?, in Universi- 
tate prcedicta, juxta tenorem nominations sute, 
sigillo et manu Augustissimi Georgii Tertii, 
Magnce Britannia, $c. Regis, Jideique Defen- 
soris munita, dat. ' geren. apud Palatium Sancti 



312 

Jacobi, decimo tertio die Decembris, 1762, per 
Venerabilem Firum Petrum Stephanum Goddard, 
S. T. P. Pro-Cancellarium dicta Universitatis, 
praestito prius per dictum Laurentium Brockett 
juramento in ea parte requisite. 

Mepr&sente, Henrico Hubbard, Universitatis 
prcedictce Registrario Principali. 

N.B. The Professor .subscribed the Decla- 
ration of Conformity in the Vice-Chancellor's 
Book, took the Oaths of Allegiance and Su- 
premacy, and was admitted in form by the 
Vice-Chancellor ; Auihoritate mihi commissa, 
Ego admitto, $c. 



of .Hotontre's Hetronomical 
<ftromctrtcal 



He is appointed by the Lord High Chan- 
cellor, or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of 
Great Britain, the Lord President of the Privy 
Council, the Lord Privy Seal, the Lord High 
Treasurer, or the first Lord Commissioner of the 
Treasury, the Lord Steward of the King's House- 
hold, or the major part of them. 

See a copy of the Will of Mr. Lownde in 
the possession of the Vice -Chancellor, dated 
May 6, 1748; proved June 4, 1748. 

The Professor subscribes the form in the Vice- 
Chancellor's Book. See p. 238. 






313 



The Electors are, the Chancellor, and all other 
Members of the Senate, the Archbishop of Canter- 
bury, the Bishop of Ely, the President of the 
College of Physicians, the President of the Royal 
Society, and the two Members of Parliament for 
the University. 

The Lecturer is, from time to time, chosen 
after each Vacancy of the Predecessor, within 
the space of two months at farthest, the Vice- 
Chancellor causing public notice to be timely 
given by billets fixed upon the Public Schools, 
and by advertisements printed in the Gazette, 
or some other like authentic public Newspaper. 

None are to be chosen but Bachelors, or Men 
that have not been married : and, in case of the 
marriage of any of the Lecturers afterwards^ his 
Election shall thereby be immediately made void. 
If a Divine shall be Competitor with a Layman, 
in case the latter should be as well qualified, 
he shall have preference of the former. 

No one shall at any time be chosen Lecturer, 
who hath any Preferment, Office, or Post what- 
soever, that shall any ways so employ or take up 
his time, as to interfere with his duty; and, in 
particular, that shall require his attendance out 
of the University. 

The Chancellor of the University, the Arch- 
bishop, Bishop of the diocese, the two Presidents, 






314 

and the two Members of Parliament, may vote 
by Proxy. 

At a Congregation, or a Convocation, if there 
be a Certificate of the Vacancy, it is read by 
the Senior Proctor. 

He gives notice of the Vacancy, and the time 
of Election : 

Dominus Pro-Cancellarius omnibus notumjhcit 
quorum id scire interfuerit, Prcelecturam a Cla- 
rissimo Viro Johanne Woodward fundatam, jam 

vacare, per et assignat horam diei 

pro Electione Prcelectoris. 

The Vice-Chancellor, the two Proctors, and 
the Junior Doctor in Divinity, stand in Scrutiny. 

A Bedell calls,, Ad Scrutinium, &p. 
The votes are in this form : 

A. B. digit in Prcdectorem Wood- 

wardianum hujus Academics, obligandumque 

censet in summa librarum, sub conditione 

bene et fideliter curandi res in hoc suo Munere 
fidei suce Commissas. 

A Person appointed Proxy, produces the 
letter (on a stamp) by which he is appointed, 
and writes at the bottom of it, Ut Procurator 

his prcesentibus literis legitime con- 

stitutus, Ego A. B. eligo C. D. in Pr&lectorem 
Woodwardianum hujus Academic, &p. as above. 

The voting, &c. is as at the Election of a Clerk 
to a Living. See p. 251. 



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The Person elected goes to the Vice-Chan- 
cellor's table, and executes a Bond to the Uni- 
versity to perform Covenants ; in which he is 
joined by another Person. 

He subscribes the Declaration of Conformity 
in the Vice-Chancellor's Book, (see p. S38.) takes 
the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the 
Vice-Chancellor administers to him the Oath of 
Office. Lib. Stat. p. 530. 

Appointment of a PROXY. 

Know all men by these presents, that I A. B. 
da appoint C. Z). to be my Proxy, to vote at 
the Election of a Woodwardian Lecturer, on 

the day of next. In witness 

whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, 
this day of - one thousand . 

A.B. e 

Sealed and delivered (being first duly stampt) 
in the presence of 

E. F. 
G. H. 

The following proceedings respecting this Pro- 
fessorship have taken place since the Vacancy 
in 1818. 

The following notice was published by the 
Senior Proctor Maij 8, 1818. 

JDominus Pro-Cancellarius omnibus notum 
facit quorum id scire interfuerit, Prcelecturam 



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a Clarissimo Viro Johanne Woodward fundatam, 
jam vacare per cessionem Johannis Hailstone 
Prcelectoris ultimi, et assignat horam undecimam 
A. M. vicesimi primi diei Mail pro Electione novi 
Prcelectoris. 

Placeat Vobis, ut Dr. Davy, Dr. Thackeray, 
Dr. Wood, Dr. Clark, Dr. Haviland, Mag r . 
Cation, Mag. Hinde, Mag*. Chapman, Mag r . 
J. Brown, Coll. Trin. Mag r . Hustler, Coll. Trin. 
Mag r . jBridge, Mag . Turton, Syndici constitu- 
antur, qui consulant et Vobis referant de Regulis 
et Ordinationibus, quibus ultima voluntas Doctoris 
Woodward optime promoveatur. Lect. et Concess. 
Mai. 8. 

May 20. The following Report of the above 
Syndicate was made to, and confirmed by, 
the SENATE: 

1. It appears that the clear annual income 
of the Woodwardian estates is about <430., of 
which the sum of 108. 6s. 6d. is paid to the 
Lecturer for his own use, and about fifty pounds 
are applied to other purposes, in conformity with 
the will of Dr. Woodward. 

2. That there is an accumulation of about 
J1200. which has been invested in the Public 
Funds. 

3. That the room, in which the Fossils and 
Minerals are at present kept, being too confined 
to exhibit them to advantage, or to receive many 
more with convenience, it is desirable that a larger 



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should be built, with a contiguous room, for the 
accommodation of the Lecturer. 

4. It is proposed that, to effect this object 
as soon as possible, the surplus annual income 
shall be added to the above accumulation, with 
the exception of such sums as it may be 
judged proper to apply to the purchase of Fossils 
and Books, and to other necessary purposes. 

5. That to entitle the Woodwardian Lecturer 
to the receipt of his annual Stipend, it shall 
be certified to the Vice-Chancellor that Lectures 
have been given. 

6. It is agreed that the knowledge of Fossil 
organized bodies, and of the Constitution of the 
Earth's Strata having been very much extended 
since the time of Dr. AVoodward, it would conduce 
to the diffusion of science, and to the credit of 
the University, as it would certainly be in perfect 
conformity with the will of Dr. Woodward, that 
a course of Lectures should be read on these 
subjects : and if, after a new room has been built, 
the Professor, in addition to the Lectures and 
duties prescribed by the Founder, should give 
such a course, it is proposed that his Stipend be 
increased by one hundred pounds a year, and that 
all Members of the University have free Admis- 
sion. 

Jan. 24, 1821. 

Cum Professor vester Woodwardianus, Fun- 
datoris sui Instituta et Consulta Syndicorum 
vestrorum secutus, Lecture isti penitus se tradi- 
derit multo et felici labore, et impensis suis hmal 



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exiguis : Lectiones etiam Geological secundutn 
ipsorum Syndicorum Consulta (prater quatuor 
solennes a Fundatore prascriptas) gratis in Aca- 
demia dederit, jam vero ex interpretation Con- 
sultorum pradictorum, centum libra Professoris 
Stipendio ob Lectiones istas addenda, non, nisi 
post Museum supellectili Geologica adificatum 
solvi possint sine auctoritate vestra : 

Placeat Vobis, ne ob moras alienas Professor 
vester pramio suo car eat, ut summa centum libra- 
rum, ob Lectiones Geologicas anno jam praterito 
habitas, ei exsolvatur : 

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Placeat etiam Vobis, ut eadem summa singulis 
annis, cursu Lectionum, numero ad minimum 
quindecim, (prater quatuor istas solennes a Fun- 
datore prascriptas) confecto, ei erogetur. 

Cum Fosilia a Doctore Woodward Academics 
nostra legata, adhuc sint deposita in cedibus nee 
dignis nee idoneis, quaque additamentis istis, qua 
postulat scientia Geologica conditio, recipiendis 
minime sufficiant, magno totius Academia damno, 
Lectorisque vestri gram incommodo : 

Mar. 14, 1821. 

Placeat Vobis, ut Dominus Pro-Cancellarius, 
Dr. French, Dr. Clarke, Dr. Haviland, Dr. 
Thackeray, Professor Sedgwick, Mag r . Bland, 
Hag r . Alderson, Mag r . Shelford, Mag*. Lodge, 
Mag r . Whewell, Mag. Graham, Syndici vestri 
constituantur, qui de adibus struendis, impensis, 
caterisque ad hanc rem pertinentibus consulant, 
atque infra ires menses ad Vos referant. 



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11 Jun. 1821. Placeat Vobis, ut Syndici Musei 
Woodwardiani, per Gratiam vestram Martii die 
decimo quarto anni 1821, iidem in eodem Qfficio 
permaneant, proviso tamen ut post primam Con- 
gregationem Termini Paschalis anni 1822 habi- 
tant, auctoritate sua penitus priventur, nisi denuo 
a Vobis constituantur : 

Placeat Vobis, ut Professor Gumming in 
numerum prcedictorum Syndicorum cooptetur. 

5 Dec. Placeat Vobis, ut Dr. Wordsworth 
inscribatur in numero Syndicorum, " qui de cedibus 
Woodwardianis struendis, impensis, cceterisque 
hanc rem pertinentibus, consulant atque ad Vos 
referant. 

No report was ever made to the Senate by 
the above Syndicate. 



Election of tfjc jlortt^tan 

The Stewards of the Institution are the 
Master of Trinity College, the Provost of King's 
College, and the Master or President of Caius 
College. Grant in the Common Chest of the Uni- 
versity. 

The Candidate, or Candidates, shall notice to 
the three Stewards, under hand, within the first 
fourteen days of November, the design of sup- 
plying this Professorship ; and the Stewards shall 
select two out of the whole number of Candidates, 



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and shall signify their names, on or before the 
first day of February then next ensuing, to the 
respective Masters, Heads or Presidents of all the 
respective Colleges and Halls in the University 
of Cambridge ; and the day of Election, or final 
appointment of one Person to the Trust shall be 
within the first fourteen days of the succeeding 
May; and the Election, or Appointment, shall 
be wholly vested in the suffrages, personally given, 
of all the aforesaid Masters, Heads, or Presi- 
dents ; and the majority of votes shall decide 
the Election. 

Not less than ten votes shall constitute this 
mode of Election ; and upon supposition that 
there is no agreement as to the selection of two 
Candidates, but warm disputation, such selection 
shall be referred to a majority of all the Heads, 
Masters, or Presidents; due regard to be ever 
paid to the virtuous conversation and abilities 
of each Candidate. As to the latter, an ex- 
amination, if required, to be passed by each 
Candidate before the Stewards, or their Deputies, 
both antecedently to the Nomination, and to the 
Election. Ibid. 

To bestow ,on the Master of Trinity an ad- 
ditional influence, he shall, if he pleaseth, defer 
his vote to the last ; and if the numbers are even 
with his vote, his vote shall carry the Election, 
as if he had two votes, and could use them both 
in favour of one Person. Ibid. 

If required by two of the three Stewards, any 
Candidate shall take and subscribe to the Oath 



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hereafter drawn up, on or before the twentieth 
of January. But the Founder makes it an 
indispensable condition that the Candidate or 
Candidates shall each take and subscribe to the 
Oath afore-mentioned, in the presence of at least 
ten of the Heads, Masters, or Presidents, on the 
morning of Election. The words, and all the 
words, of such Oath shall be spoken articulately 
and audibly ; then signed and then attested by 
each of the aforesaid ten Heads, Masters, or 
Presidents. If such Oath be not formally taken, 
subscribed, attested, the Election shall not take 
place ; at least shall be void, and shall not entitle 
the Person elected to a farthing of the salary. Ibid. 

The Professor may have been educated at 
either of our English Universities ; may be Lay 
or Clerical : but he shall not be elected into the 
Office under his thirtieth year, nor re-elected 
after his sixtieth. Ibid. 

He shall be obnoxious to dispossession at any 
time by a majority of the Heads, Masters, or 
Presidents of the respective Colleges and Halls 
of this University of Cambridge. But then the 
objections, or objection, to him shall be testified 
under the hand of each such majority. Ibid. 

The Master of Trinity shall have the same 
Privilege here as given him at the Election. 
Ibid. 

No Professor shall be allowed to continue in 
his Office* without a fresh Election, for more 
than five successive years. 

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The Oath hereafter inserted shall be as ne- 
cessary to the Validity of a Re-election as of 
the first Election. Ibid. 

The OATH. 

As I profess to believe that the Godhead, or 
the Divine and One only Independant Essence 
comprehendeth three Persons, the Father, and 
the Son or the Word, who was made flesh and 
dwelled amongst us, and the Holy Ghost, or 
Holy Spirit So I swear that I will not know- 
ingly and designedly, if I shall be elected into 
that Trust to which this Oath is made prepara- 
tory, either inculcate, or countenance, in my 
discharge of the said Trust, any Doctrines 
contrary to my present sense of the Profession 
which I have now thus publickly made of my 
religious belief 

Amen. So help me God. Ibid. 



Or this OATH. 

As I profess to believe in One God, the 
Father Almighty, and in one Lord Jesus Christ, 
the only begotten Son of God, God of God, 
Light of Light, Very God of Very God 
and in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver 
of Life, proceeding from the Father and the 
Son, and together with them worshipped and 
glorified; so I swear that I will not, knowingly 
and designedly, if I shall be elected into that Trust 



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to which this Oath is made preparatory) either 
inculcate, or countenance, in my discharge of 
the said Trust, any Doctrines contrary to the 
Profession, which I have now thus publicity made, 
of my Belief of the Holy Blessed and Glorious 
Trinity, Three Pep-sons, and One God. 

Amen. So help me God. Ibid. 

The Professor subscribes the form in the Vice- 
Chancellor's Book. 



NORRISIAN PROFESSORSHIP. 

FORM OF NOMINATION. 

Jan. 25, 1?80. 2 

We nominate to the Vice-Chancellor and Heads of 
Colleges } The Reverend , and The Reverend 

. to be Candidates for the Norrisian Pro- 

fessorship. 

JOHN PETERBOROUGH, Master of Trinity College. 

WILLIAM COOKE, Provost of King's. 

J. SMITH, Master of Gonvil and Cains College. 

Registry, L. 83. 

May 1, 1780. The Election was by pricking. 
Oath of the Norrisian Professor. 
Subscribed, A. B. 

9 N.B. A printed notice of the Vacancy in 1795, was put 
up in the different Halls, some time before the Commencement 
1794-, signed by the Master of Trinity College. 

X2 



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The above Oath was taken and subscribed in the 
presence of us, this first of May, 1780. 

L. YATES, Vice-Chancellor. 

[Sec. ten Persons in all.] 

Orig. Registry, L 83. 

The Person elected subscribes the Declaration 
of Conformity in the Vice-Chancellor's Book, takes 
the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the 
Vice-Chancellor administers to him the Oath 
of Office. 



Extracts from Mr. Jackson's Will respecting 
the Election. 

" My Will is, that such Reader, or Professor, 
be chosen by the Regent Masters of Arts only, 
of the University, who have been resident there 
for the greater part of the year previous to the 
day of Election (excepting only such Masters of 
Arts as are under one yfear's standing, who may 
vote, though they have not been resident for that 
Term) which said Regent Masters, on notice given 
them by the said Master, Fellows, and Scholars 
[of Trinity College] or any of them, of this my 
Devise, shall assemble publickly, on some day 
to be fixed by the Master of Trinity College, 
or the Vice-Master, in some of the Public Build- 
ings belonging to the said University, or in 
the Hall or Chapel of Trinity College, or the 



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open Court there, and within one month after 
such notice given to them, by the said Master 
of Trinity College, or any of them, by fixing 
up a writing on the School doors, the doors 
of St. Mary's Church, the door of the Regent 
House, or any of them, shall by Poll, to be taken 
by the Proctors for the time being, or if they 
or either of them be absent, then by the two 
Junior Regent Masters then present, neither of 
whom is Candidate for the Office of Lecturer, 
choose, by majority of votes given in writing, 
under the hand of each Voter, to the Proctors 
or Junior Regents aforesaid, such Person as they 
shall, in their own proper judgements, look upon 
to be best qualified by his knowledge in Natural 
and Experimental Philosophy, and the practical 
part thereof, and of Chemistry, to instruct the 
Students in the University in the said Science ; 
such Lecturer to be a Member of Trinity College 
(either Fellow or not) if such be found equally 
qualified with any other Candidate, and preference 
to be given, cceteris paribus, to a Staffordshire, 
or a Warwickshire, or a Derbyshire, or a Cheshire 
Man : which Lecturer being so chosen by a ma- 
jority of the said Regent Masters (and in case 
disputes arise about the majority, then the same 
to be determined by the Vice- Chancellor, the 
Provost of King's College, and the Master of 
Trinity College, or, if either of the two last be 
Vice-Chancellor, then by the Master of St. John's 
College, so as to make up three, or by the ma- 
jority of such three) shall within twelve calendar 
months, &c." 



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Form of the VOTE. 

Ego A.B. eligo C.D. in Prqfessorem ex 
Fundatione Magistri JacJcson. 

The proceedings are the same as at the Elec- 
tion of a Clerk to a Living. 

The votes are read by the Senior Proctor, 
and the Election declared in the usual form. 

The Person elected subscribes the Declaration 
of Conformity in the Vice-Chancellor's Book, takes 
the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the 
Vice-Chancellor administers to him the Oath of 
Office. 



@obmtng Urotooor of tf>* itato* of (nglani>. 

The Electors are, the Archbishop of Canter- 
bury, the Archbishop of York, the Master of 
St. John's, and the Master of Clare Hall. 

This Professor reads every year, after the 
division of the Michaelmas or Lent Term, a 
course of Lectures upon the Constitution and 
Laws of England. 

Two Persons, from each College, recommended 
by the Master or Tutors, are admitted free of 
expence. 



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Ooumtng IJi'ofcssor of fttr&tcinr* 

The Electors are the same as to the preceding 
Professorship. 

The Professor gives a course of Elementary 
Lectures, on the Theory and Practice of Physic, 
every year in the Michaelmas Term. 



The Trustees and Electors under Mr. Hulse's 
Will are, the Vice-Chancellor for the time being, 
the Master of Trinity College, and the Master 
of St. John's College. If the Master of Trinity 
be Vice-Chancellor, the Greek Professor supplies 
his place. The Bishop of Ely is Visitor, with 
power to determine, in reason and equity, in all 
disputes. 

Extract from Mr. Hulse's Will, 
dated July 21, 1777- 

" The Person to be elected into the Office of 
Christian Advocate (on Christmas day, or within 
seven days after, for a term not exceeding five or 
six years) to be a learned and ingenious Person, 
of the degree of Master of Arts, or of Bachelor 
or Doctor of Divinity, of the age of thirty years, 
and resident in the University ; who is to compose 
yearly, whilst in Office, some proper and judicious 
answer or answers every year, to all such new and 
popular, or other cavils and objections, against 



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the Christian or Revealed Religion, or against 
the Religion of Nature, as may, in the opinion 
of the Trustees, or any two of them, seem hest 
or most proper to deserve or require an answer, 
whether the same be Ancient or Modern 
Ohj actions, but chiefly such as be most Modern, 
and especially such as have appeared in the 
English Language of late years against Christi- 
anity, and which may not seem to have received 
a full and sufficient answer, if any such there 
shall be unto the year preceding his Election; 
as likewise to be ready to satisfy any real scruples 
or objections, in a private way, that may be 
brought from time to time by any fair and candid 
Enquirer against the same; such writer to be 
called the Christian Advocate, and such his 
written answers to be in English, and only 
against notorious Infidels, whether Atheists or 
Deists, not descending to any particular Con- 
troversies or Sects amongst Christians themselves, 
except some new or dangerous error, either of 
Superstition or Enthusiasm, as of Popery, or 
Methodism, either in opinion or practice, -shall 
prevail. In which case only it may be necessary, 
for that time, to write or to reason against the 
same; and such treatise or treatises to be every 
year printed, the expence whereof shall be de- 
ducted out of the temporary stipend or salary; 
and the remainder of the said stipend or salary, 
or rents and profits, shall be paid or given every 
year to the several Authors successively as a re- 
ward for the same ; but if the Person chosen 
into the said Office shall neglect, or not discharge 



329 

his Office as he ought to do, he is to forfeit and 
lose his salary for that year, which is, in such 
case, to be equally divided between the Six 
Senior Fellows of St. John's College." 



iucturrr, or Christian IJrcattjrr. 

The Election to this Office is to take place 
on Christmas day, or within eight days after. 

The Trustees and Electors are the same as 
in the case of the Christian Advocate. 

The Persons eligible are. Masters of Arts of 
the University of Cambridge, under forty years 
of age. 

The Office is only annual, but the same In- 
dividual may, under certain circumstances, be 
re-elected for any successive number of years, not 
exceeding six. 

The duty of the Lecturer is to preach and 
print twenty Sermons in each year, ten in April, 
May, and the former part of June, and ten in 
September, October, and the former part of Xo- 
vernber. 

The subject of the discourses is, to shew the 
evidence for Revealed Religion, or to explain 
some of the most difficult texts, or obscure parts 
of Scripture, or both. 

The time and place of delivery are to be in 
Great St. Mary's Church, and either on the 
Friday mornings, or the Sunday afternoons, of 
each week in the above-mentioned period; and 



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if the duties be not discharged by the Person 
appointed, his salary is divided amongst the six 
Senior Fellows of St. John's College. 

The Preacher is not afterwards eligible to the 
Office of Christian Advocate. 



<xamtttatton of <anm&att* for ftOrittrsljips in 
of tf)c <ast lemma Company. 



The following Letter, addressed to the Vice- 
Chancellor, from the Right Honourable CHARLES 
WILLIAMS WYNN, was received by him in the 
Long Vacation of 1826. 

" WHITEHALL PLACE, July 31, 1826. 
" Sir, 

fe Enclosed I have the honor to transmit to 
you a Copy of the Regulations for the Examination of 
Candidates for WRITER SHI PS in the service of the 
EAST INDIA COMPANY, which have been prepared by 
the Court of Directors, with the approbation of the 
Board of Commissioners for the affairs of India. 

" You will find that it is proposed that Two Ex- 
aminers should be appointed from the University of 
Cambridge by the Vice-Chancellor and Regius Pro- 
fessors, with an annual stipend of .SO, one of them 
to be annually replaced* 

I have the honor to be 

with the highest respect, 

Sir, 
Your most obedient humble Servant, 

CHARLES WILLIAMS WYNN." 

" The Rev. the Vice-chancellor, 
Cambridge. 






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PLAN for the EXAMINATION of CANDIDATES 
for admission to the CIVIL SERVICE, who 
have not resided at the College of Hailey- 
bury. 

" The Candidates will be examined in the 
Greek Testament, and in some of the works of 
the following Greek Authors, viz. Homer, He- 
rodotus, Demosthenes, or in the Greek Plays; 
also in some of the Works of the following Latin 
Authors, viz. Livy, Cicero, Tacitus, and Juvenal, 
which part of the Examination will include col- 
lateral reading in Ancient History, Geography, 
and Philosophy. 

" They will also be examined in Mathematics, 
including the four first and sixth Books of Euclid, 
Algebra, Logarithms, Plane Trigonometry, and 
Mechanics 

" In Modern History, principally taken from 
' Russell's Modern Europe,' and in ^Paley's Evi- 
dences of Christianity.' " 

TEMPLE CHEVALLIER, Caih. Hall. \ . ? 
ALFRED OLLIVANT, Trin. Coll. ) ^ 



PROCEEDINGS AT THE ELECTION. 

"CATHARINE HALL LODGE, Oct. 30, 1826. 

<f At a Meeting holden this day at the Lodge of 
Catharine Hall in the University of Cambridge, pur- 
suant to a notification (dated July 31, 1826.) made by 
the Right Honourable CHARLES WILLIAMS WYNN, 



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President of the Board of Controul, for the Election 
of two Persons to examine Candidates for Writerships 
in the Service of the East India Company. 



PRESENT, 

The Right Worshipful JOSEPH PROCTER, D.D. Vice- 
Chancellor. 

The Right Reverend JOHN LORD BISHOP of BRISTOL, 

Regius Professor of Divinity. 

Dr. HAVILAND, Regius Professor of Physic. 

The Rev. JAMES SCHOLEFIELD, M.A. Regius Pro- 
fessor of Greek, 

being the major part of the Electors named in the said 
notification. 

The Rev. TEMPLE CHEVALLIER, M.A. late -Fellow 
of Catharine Hall, and 

The Rev. ALFRED OLLIVANT, M.A. Fellow of Trinity 
College, 

were, by the said Electors, chosen to be Examiners. 

J. PROCTER, Vice- Chancellor. 
J. BRISTOL, Regius Professor of Divinity. 
J. HAVILAND, Regius Professor of Physic. 
J. SCHOLEFIELD, Regius Professor of Grt 



" This I attest, 



W. HUSTLER, Reg. and Not. Pub. 



Book of Elections ; 
Registry. 



N.B. " The Election to be officially announced 
to the President of the Board of Controul, and to the 
Court of Directors." 



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Election of Horn (ftrafcen'a 

The Right Honorable JOHN LORD CRAVEN 
of Riton, by his last Will and Testament bearing 
date the 28th day of May 1647, amongst other 
things, gave and bequeathed unto his Executors 
in his said Will nominated and appointed, all his 
Lands and Hereditaments in Cancerne in the 
county of Sussex (which he bought of Mr. May- 
nard) to this intent and purpose, that out of 
the yearly profits of the said Lands, Tenements 
and Hereditaments one hundred pounds a year 
be raised towards the maintenance of four poor 
Scholars, whereof two to be in the University 
of Oxford, and two in the University of Cam- 
bridge. The Scholars, who are to have the 
benefit of this maintenance in Oxford, to be 
chosen by the Vice-Chan cellor, the King's Pro- 
fessors, and the Orator there for the time being, 
or the greater part of them. And so likewise 
in Cambridge, by the Vice-Chancellor, the King's 
Professors, and the. Orator there for the time 
being, or the greater part of them. Yet willing 
that if any of his name or kindred shall happen 
to be poor, and be a Scholar in either University, 
that he shall be preferred to have the benefit 
of this maintenance before any other Scholar 
whatsoever ; and further willing thereby that the 
said annuity and maintenance shall cease and 
determine to any such Scholar after he hath 
been in the University by the space of fourteen 
years, and likewise that it shall cease and de- 



334 

termine to any such Scholar that shall attain 
to any preferment of a double value, and that 
then the said annuity, so determining, shall be 
bestowed upon some other poor Scholar; as by 
the said Will doth plainly appear. 

Whenever a Vacancy occurs, any Under- 
graduate may offer himself a Candidate, by signi- 
fying his intention in a Latin letter addressed 
to each of the Electors, within the time Jimited 
by the Programma which declares the Vacancy. 

The Possessors are not allowed to be absent 
above three months in the year, without the 
express permission of the Vice-Chancellor, and 
the major part of the Electors then resident in 
the University. 

By a late Decree of the Court of Chancery, 
the income of the Scholars has been increased 
to 50. per annum each, and three additional 
Scholarships founded, under the same regulations 
as the preceding, except that they cannot be held 
for more than seven years. 






Or* iSafttie'* 

WILLIAM BATTIE, Doctor in Physic and 
Fellow of the College of Physicians in London, 
in consideration of his having formerly enjoyed 
the benefit of one of Lord Craven's Exhibitions, 
by Deed of gift dated September 30, 1747, and 
enrolled in Chancery, November 7, 1747, gave 
to the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars, of the 



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University of Cambridge, and their Successors, 
for ever, a Messuage or Tenement in^ Hitcham 
in the County of Suffolk, together with certain 
parcels of Land lying in Hitcham. and in Bretten- 
ham in the said County, In Trust that the said 
Chancellor, Masters and Scholars, and their Suc- 
cessors, shall pay the clear yearly profits of the 
said Messuage and Lands, by two half-yearly 
payments, to such Scholar of the said University 
of Cambridge, as the said William Battie shall 
during his life from time to time direct and 
appoint ; and, after his decease, to such Scholar 
as shall be elected agreeably to the rules annexed 
to the said Deed; which are 

I. The Vice-Chancellor, or his Deputy, the 
Provost of King's College, the King's Professors 
of Law, Physic, and Divinity, and the two 
Proctors for the time being, shall be the Electors. 
And in case the Provost of King's College shall 
be absent from the University at the time of 
the examination of the Candidates, or disabled 
by sickness, or otherwise, from attending the 
same; in such case, the Vice-Provost of the 
said College, or if he is absent from the Univer- 
sity, or disabled by sickness, or otherwise, from 
attending the said Examination, the Senior Fel- 
low then resident in College, shall have a right 
to attend the said Examination, and shall be 
one of the Electors, in the room of the said 
Provost. 

II. The Vice-Chancellor, or his deputy, upon 
every Vacancy, shall summon the Electors then 



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resident in the University, to such place as he 
shall think proper; and if the majority of the 
said Electors so met together, shall then declare 
by any writing under their hands, that the 
Scholarship is vacant, the Vice-Chancellor, or 
his Deputy, shall within five days afterwards, 
cause the said declaration to be affixed upon the 
door of the Schools, or other public place be- 
longing to the said University. And the Vice- 
Chancellor, or his Deputy, shall likewise, in the 
same instrument concerning the said declaration, 
appoint a time and place for the Examination of 
the Candidates. And no Examination, or Elec- 
tion, shall be proceeded upon, till twenty-eight 
days are fully complete and ended, after the 
affixing the said declaration. 

III. Every Candidate shall, within fourteen 
days after the affixing the said declaration, visit 
each of the Electors then resident in the said 
"University, and shall give notice, by a Latin 
Epistle, to such Elector, that he is a Candidate : 
and in case he neglects visiting, in manner afore- 
said, within that time, he shall be incapable of 
being elected. 

IV. No one shall be capable of being elected,- 
who has been admitted into the College he first 
belonged to above three years, or who is any ways 
intitled to receive any benefit, or advantage, from 
either of the Exhibitions 'commonly called Lord 
Craven's Exhibitions. And in case any Person, 
after his being elected and admitted to hold and 
enjoy this Scholarship, shall be admitted to, or 



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any ways entitled to hold and enjoy, the said 
Lord Craven's Exhibition, his right to this 
Scholarship shall thencefrom absolutely cease and 
determine. 

V. The Electors and Candidates shall be 
present together, at the time and place appointed 
in the said declaration ; and the said Candidates 
shall be examined before one another, in the 
presence of each other, by such of the Electors 
who shall then be present; to the intent the 
Candidates may be witnesses of each other's 
abilities, and that all partiality may, ~ as much 
as possible, be prevented in the Electors. And 
no Candidate shall be capable of being elected 
who shall not have been so examined; nor shall 
any Elector have a right to vote, who was not 
present at the said Examination. 

VI. A competent skill in the Greek and 
Latin languages shall be a necessary qualification. 
But in respect to the difference of standing of 
each Candidate, an equitable consideration shall 
be had of their improvement in the arts and 
sciences. 

VII. As soon as the Examination is ended, 
the Vice-Chancellor, or his Deputy, shall declare 
to the Electors then present, the time and place 
he appoints for making the Election. 

VIII. He of those so examined who shall 
be chosen by a majority of the Electors then 
present at the time and place before appointed, 
and who were present at the said Examination, 

V 



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shall be deemed effectually chosen. And in case 
there should happen an equality of votes for 
two or more Candidates, he shall be deemed 
effectually chosen whom the Provost of King's 
College, if he is then present, and was present 
at the said Examination, shall declare for. And 
in case the said Provost is not then present, or 
was not present at the said Examination, he shall 
be deemed effectually chosen whom the Vice- 
Chan cellor, or his Deputy, shall declare for. 

IX. Every Scholar, during the time of his 
enjoying this Scholarship, shall reside at least 
nine calendar months every year in the Uni- 
versity, except he is a Graduate in Physic, or 
designs to profess the same, and produces, once 
every year, if required by any of the Electors, 
a Certificate signed by one Hospital Physician in 
London, or bills of mortality, signifying that 
the said Scholar diligently attends the said Phy- 
sician in visiting the patients of the said Hos- 
pital; in which case my intention is that the 
residence of such Scholar in the University shall 
be hereby absolutely dispensed with, during his 
attending upon the said Physician. But no other 
Scholar shall be absent above three calendar 
months, every year, from the University, without 
leave granted to him, under the hand of the 
major part of the Electors then present in 
the University: and in case he absents him- 
self for a longer time, without such leave, his 
right to this Scholarship shall immediately cease 
and determine. But my intention and desire is, 



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that the Electors shall not be difficult in granting 
such leave, provided it be not longer than for 
one year at once: which leave, however, may be 
renewed in like manner, from year to year, in 
case the Scholar can satisfy a major part of the 
Electors then present in the University, that he 
is prosecuting his studies during such his absence ; 
and in case that he brings, when required by any 
of the Electors, a Certificate of his good behaviour, 
under the hands of three or more neighbouring 
Clergymen of the Church of England: provided 
likewise that he continues a Member of the Uni- 
versity. 

X. When any Scholar shall have been ad- 
mitted nine years into the College to which he 
first belonged, or shall have obtained any Ec- 
clesiastical Benefice or Preferment, his right to 
enjoy this Scholarship shall then cease and de- 
termine. But it shall and may be lawful never- 
theless for any Scholar to hold and enjoy this 
Scholarship for such time as aforesaid, notwith- 
standing such Scholar shall after such Election 
and Admission to the same, have obtained a 
Fellowship in some one College of the University 
of Cambridge. 

XI. If the Provost of King's College shall 
happen to be Vice-Chancellor at the time of the 
said Examination and Election ; in such case 
the Vice-Provost of King's College, or, if he is 
absent, or otherwise disabled from attending the 
same, the Senior Fellow then resident in the 
said College, shall be one of the Electors ; and 



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the Vice-Chancellor, if there should happen an 
equality of votes, shall, in this case, have a casting 
vote. 

XII. If any doubt should arise after my 
decease, touching the intent and meaning of any 
of the aforesaid Rules, or of such as I may hereafter 
give, which I reserve to myself to do, the same 
shall be interpreted and determined by the Pro- 
vost of King's College; and his determination 
shall be acquiesced in by the Electors and Scho- 
lars. 

W. BATTIE. 
Copied from a Book in the Vice-Chancellors possession. 



Sir SBilUam iSrottm*'* 



Sir WILLIAM BROWNE, Knt. M.D. by his 
last Will proved April 12, 1774, subjects his 
estates, in divers places, to a perpetual rent charge 
of twenty guineas a year, to be paid yearly from 
his decease, clear of taxes and disbursements, to 
the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the 
University of Cambridge, and their Successors ; 
In Trust, for founding a Classic Scholarship, by 
electing the best Classic Scholar who shall offer 
himself for his Examination within a year from 
his Matriculation; public notice being given, by 
the Vice-Chancellor, a month before such Elec- 
tion. 



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The Scholar shall enjoy this rent charge, with 
arrears which may happen by vacancy, for seven 
years. 

He shall admit himself at St. Peter's College, 
and reside there every entire Term, during his 
Undergraduateship ; behave well, studiously, and 
religiously, and give up to the Fellows' table, 
every Sunday, a copy of Greek and Latin verses. 
He shall go to Lectures with the Mathematical 
Professor for three years. He shall regularly and 
reputably perform all his College and University 
Exercises, an Act, first, second and third Oppo- 
nencies, in the Sophs' Schools, and take the 
degrees of Bachelor and Master of Arts. 

There being no appointment in the Will of 
Examiners for, or Electors into, this Scholarship, 
a Grace passed the Senate May 8, 1775, that 
the appointment of the first Scholar should be 
left to Sir Martin Folkes, Bart. Grandson and 
Heir to Sir William Browne : who accordingly, 
by letter dated May 16, 1775, appointed Thomas 
Veasey to such Scholarship. 



RULES for the Choice of a SCHOLAR on the 
Foundation of Sir WILLIAM BROWNE, Knt. 
Agreed upon by the SYNDICS appointed for 
that purpose by a Grace, Apr. 10, 1782. 

I. The Vice-Chancellor or his Deputy, the 
King's Professors of Divinity, Law, Physic, 
Hebrew, and Greek, and the Public Orator of 
the University, all for the time being, shall be 
the Electors into the said Scholarship. 

II. The Vice-Chancellor, or his Deputy, 
within ten days after receiving notice of any 
Vacancy of the said Scholarship, shall summon 
the Electors then resident in the University, to 
such place as he shall think proper. And if 
the majority of the said Electors so met together 
shall then declare, by any writing under their 
hands, that the Scholarship is vacant, the Vice- 
Chancellor shall, within five days afterwards, cause 
the said declaration to be fixed on the door of 
the Schools, or other public place belonging to 
the said University. And no Election shall be 
proceeded upon till twenty-eight days are fully 
complete and ended, after the affixing of the said 
declaration. Provided only that if the said Scholar- 
ship shall become void during the long Vacation, no 
public declaration of such Vacancy shall be af- 
fixed upon the door of the Schools, or elsewhere, 
till the tenth day of October following, nor any 
Election be proceeded upon till the expiration 



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of twenty-eight days from the said tenth of 
October. 

III. Every Person who intends to be a Can- 
didate for the said Scholarship, shall, within 
fourteen days after the affixing of the said de- 
claration, visit each of the Electors then resident 
in the University, and give notice, by a Latin 
Epistle, to such Elector, that he is a Candidate. 
And in case he neglects visiting within the 
time, and in the manner aforesaid, he shall be 
incapable of being elected into that Vacancy. 

IV. By the Will of the Founder any Person 
shall be capable of being elected, who shall offer 
himself for examination within a year from his 
Matriculation ;" that is, any Person shall be ca- 
pable of being elected, who offers himself for 
Examination at any time from the day of his 
Admission into any College in either University, 
till the expiration of one whole year from the 
first public Matriculation that shall be held after 
his first coming to reside in such College: and 
evidence of his being matriculated, as likewise 
a Certificate of the time of his Admission and 
first coming to reside, under the hand and seal 
of the Master, or Locum-tenens, of his College, 
shall be brought by each Candidate to the Vice- 
Chancellor, or his Deputy, together with the Latin 
Epistle mentioned in the preceding rule. 

V. The examination shall be confined to the 
Greek and Latin Languages, Composition, An- 
cient History, and Ancient Geography. 



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VI. Within five days after the expiration 
of the twenty-eight days limited as above for the 
public notice of the Vacancy, the Vice-Chancellor 
shall again summon the Electors then present in 
the University, and, together with them, shall 
fix upon the time and place for making the 
Election : at which time the Person who shall 
be chosen by the majority of the Electors then 
present, shall be deemed effectually chosen: pro- 
vided always, that at every Election, there be 
present, at least, four of the Electors: and that 
at every meeting of the Electors, whether for 
the purpose of declaring the Vacancy, of fixing 
the time of the Election, or of electing a Scholar, 
in case of an equality of voices, the Vice-Chan- 
cellor, or his Deputy, have the casting vote. 

VII. By the Will of the Founder, " the 
Scholar so elected, if he is not already a Member 
of St. Peter's, is to admit himself immediately 
into that College, and to enjoy the benefits of 
his Scholarship, with arrears from the Vacancy, 
for seven years from the day of his election ; on 
condition that he reside there every entire Term 
during his Undergraduateship ; that he behave 
himself well, studiously, and religiously, and give 
up to the Fellows' table, every Sunday, a copy 
of Greek and Latin verses; that he go to 
Lectures with the Mathematical Professor for 
three years; that he regularly, and reputably 
perform all his College and University exercises, 
and take the degrees of Bachelor and Master 
of Arts: and proper Certificates of his having 



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complied with the above conditions shall be 
annually brought to the Vice-Chancellor by such 
Scholar, before he shall be intitled to receive 
his stipend." 

Copied from a copy in a Book of the Vice-chancellor. 

An Intimation, signifying the Vacancy, &c. 
is affixed to the door of the Schools. 

At the time of Election, the Yeoman Bedell 
maketh Oath concerning the affixing of the 
Intimation. 



DR. JONATHAN DAVIES, late Provost of 
Eton College, by his last Will and Testament, 
bearing date July 1804, gave and bequeathed 
to the Vice-Chancellor for the time being, and 
to the Provost of King's College in the University 
of Cambridge, In Trust, one thousand pounds 
in the three per cents, to form a Scholarship, to 
be called " Dr. Davies's University Scholarship," 
on the same footing with those called the Craven 
University Scholarships, for the greatest Pro- 
ficient in Classical learning, the Candidates to 
be the same, the same Examiners, only with the 
addition of the Provost of King's College. This 
he did, remembering (as he further states in his 
Will) that he was so fortunate as to get one 
of the said University Scholarships, and as 
probably the consideration of his circumstances 



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(recommended by the Founder or Founders of 
those Scholarships) weighed greatly in his favour, 
he Willed that the same circumstance be at- 
tended to, in the disposal of his Scholarship, by 
the Examiners, and that it be enjoyed by the 
Candidate, on whom the majority of the Ex- 
aminers agree to bestow it, the same number of 
years as the above-mentioned Craven Scholarships. 



Or, lfcU'0 



Extract from the Reverend DR. BELL'S Deed 
of Foundation. 

DR. BELL has transferred .15,200 stock 
3 per cents. Consols to the University of Cam- 
bridge in Trust, to found eight new Scholarships. 

The Scholars to be the Sons, or the Orphans 
of those Clergymen of the Church of England, 
whose circumstances and situations are altogether 
such, as not to enable them to bear the whole 
expence of sending their Sons to this University. 

The first Election shall take place between 
the 12th of November, and the 25th of December 
1810: when there shall be elected two Scholars 
of the third year of standing, that is, who were 
admitted between the Commencements of 1807 
and 1808. 

Profits to commence from July 6, 1810, and 
to be continued for two years. 



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At the same time shall be elected two other 
Scholars of the second year, viz. who were ad- 
mitted between the Commencements of 1808, 
and 1809- Profits to continue for three years. 

The second Election will be on Friday after 
Midlent Sunday 1811, of two Scholars of the first 
year. Profits to continue for four years. 

The third Election will be on Friday after 
Midlent Sunday 1812, of two Scholars of the first 
year. Profits to continue for four years. 

The fourth Election will be on the Friday 
after Midlent Sunday 1813, of two other Scholars 
of the first year, to succeed those two of the third 
year, who were two of the four first chosen, 
and so on for ever. The profits to continue for 
four years, and no more. 

Every Scholar to take the degree of B.A. in 
the most regular manner. 

No Scholar to be elected from King's College, 
or from Trinity Hall. 

The Electors are, 

The VICE-CHANCELLOR. 
The REGIUS PROFESSOR OF DIVINITY. 
The REGIUS PROFESSOR OF CIVIL LAW. 
The LUCASIAN PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS, 
The PUBLIC ORATOR. 



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RULES for the FOUNDATION of the PITT 
SCHOLARSHIP, and for the ELECTION of 
the SCHOLAR, as proposed by the Syndics 
appointed by the University for that pur- 
pose. 

I. The sum of one thousand pounds, given 
by the Subscribers to Mr. Pitt's Statue, for the 
purpose of founding " the Pitt Scholarship," and 
which has since been augmented by a donation 
of five hundred pounds from the "Pitt Club" in 
London, shall be placed in the Public Funds, 
until the Syndics shall be able to vest it in Land ; 
and the clear annual income arising from it shall 
be paid to the Pitt Scholar. 

II. The Vice-Chancellor or his Deputy, the 
Public Orator, the Greek Professor, and two 
Members of the Senate, to be appointed by 
the different Colleges, in their turns, shall be 
the Electors. Two Colleges, according to the 
Cycle of Proctors, commencing with the year 
1817, shall respectively nominate an Elector. 
But if the Vice-Chancellor, the Public Orator, 
and the Greek Professor, or any two of them, 
be Members of the same College, no Elector, in 
that case, shall be appointed by the College ac- 
cording to the Cycle of Proctors, but the appoint- 
ment shall be made by the University. Or, if 
the Public Orator, or the Greek Professor, shall 



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be prevented by illness, or otherwise, from attend- 
ing the Examination, or if the Colleges shall 
have neglected to signify to the Vice-Chan cellor 
the appointment of the Electors according to their 
respective turns, then Deputies shall be appointed 
by Grace. 

III. The first Examination shall commence 
on Monday, January 17, 1814; and the Vice- 
Chancellor or his Deputy, the Public Orator, 
and the Greek Professor, shall, in future, on or 
before the first day of December after every 
Vacancy, cause a writing under their hands, 
declaring the said Vacancy, and the time of 
Examination, to be affixed to the door of the 
Public Schools ; and they shall notify the same 
to the two Colleges, which are to nominate the 
Electors; and the Heads of those Colleges, or 
their Deputies, shall, within one week after such 
notices, signify to the Vice-Chancellor the names 
of the Electors so appointed. 

IV. The Examination, which shall be solely 
Classical, shall always take place during the 
week of the Public Examinations in the Senate- 
House, previous to the Bachelors' Commencement ; 
and the Scholar elected shall receive all the Di- 
vidends or Rents that shall have become due 
subsequent to the last Vacancy. 

V. Any Undergraduate, of whatever Rank, 
may be a Candidate for the " Pitt Scholarship" 
provided he be not of more than three years 
standing, from the time of his first residence; 



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but he shall, on or before the 31st day of De- 
cember preceding the Examination, signify in a 
Latin Epistle, to each of the Electors, his in- 
tention of becoming a Candidate, and in case he 
shall omit sending such an Epistle, he shall be 
considered as incapable of being elected at that 
time. 

VI. The "Pitt Scholar" shall not hold any 
other University Scholarship. 

VII. Every Scholar shall, during the time 
of his holding this Scholarship, reside the major 
part of every Term, and if he shall not have 
kept such residence, he shall vacate his Scholar- 
ship, unless he has been prevented by illness, or 
any other cause, which shall be approved by the 
Vice-Chancellor, the Public Orator, and the 
Greek Professor. 

VIII. Every Scholar, who shall obtain any 
Ecclesiastical Benefice or Preferment, or shall be 
of Master of Arts standing, shall vacate his 
Scholarship. Confirmed by the Senate, Dec. 9, 
1813. 



The Rev. ROBERT TYRWHITT, M.A. late 
Fellow of Jesus College, who died in 1817, by 
his Will bequeathed ,4000. Navy 5 per cents, for 
the promotion and encouragement of Hebrew 
learning ; the mode and disposition of this bequest 
to be left to the University. 



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The Senate in 1818 decreed the foundation 
of three Scholarships ; which decree was revised 
in 1826, and the number increased to six, subject 
to the following Regulations: 

Decree of the Senate, May 14, 1826. 

1. That there shall in future be six Scholar- 
ships, called Tyrwhitt's Hebrew Scholarships. 

2. That the Candidates for these Scholarships 
shall be Bachelors of Arts, who are not of sufficient 
standing to be created Masters of Arts, and Stu- 
dents in Civil Law or Medicine of not less than 
four or more than seven years standing, who shall 
be required, before they are admitted to become 
Candidates, to produce certificates from their re- 
spective Professors, that they have kept the 
exercises necessary for the degree of Bachelor 
of Law or Physic. 

3. That out of the net annual proceeds of 
Mr. Tyrwhitt's Benefaction, the sum of ^150. 
be divided among the six Scholars in the pro- 
portions herein after specified. 

4. That the Electors to these Scholarships 
shall be the Vice-Chancellor, the Regius Pro- 
fessor of Hebrew, the Professor of Arabic, and 
two Members of the Senate, to be nominated 
by the different Colleges, according to the Cycle 
of Proctors. 

5. That if the Regius Professor of Hebrew, 
or the Professor of Arabic, or both of them, shall 



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decline, or be prevented from examining, a Deputy 
or Deputies shall be appointed by Grace of the 
Senate. 

6. That if it shall happen at any time, 
that two of the Offices severally constituting 
Electors are united in the same Person, the 
Deputy for the Elector in respect of one of the 
said Offices shall be the Lord Almoner's Reader 
in Arabic ; but if in any case the Lord Almoner's 
Reader shall decline the office of Deputy Ex- 
aminer, or shall be prevented from undertaking 
the said office, a Deputy Examiner shall be ap- 
pointed in his place by Grace of the Senate. 

7. That if the Vice-Chancellor, the Regius 
Professor of Hebrew, the Professor of Arabic, 
or any two of them shall be Members of the same 
College, no Elector shall in that case be ap- 
pointed by that College according to the Cycle 
of Proctors; but the appointment shall be made 
by Grace of the Senate. 

8. That the appointment, when requisite, 
of an Examiner or Examiners by Grace of the 
Senate take place at the first Congregation in 
the Lent Term of the year, and that the Examiner 
or Examiners so appointed continue in office until 
the first day of January in the following year. 

9. That two Scholars be elected annually, 
and be called Scholars of the first and second 
Classes; that a Scholar of the first Class receive 
an annual stipend of 30., and a Scholar of the 
second Class an annual stipend of 20. for three 



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years from the time of Election: and that the 
first Election under these Regulations take place 
in May 1826, the second in May 1827. 

10. That should it appear in any case to 
the majority -of the Electors that no one of the 
Candidates is deserving of a Scholarship of the 
first Class, it shall be competent for them to 
elect one of the second Class only. 

11. That, in the event of one Scholar only 
being elected, the Examiners be empowered at 
the Election of the following year, to elect three 
Scholars upon this foundation: viz. two of the 
first Class, and one of the second : that the first 
in the order of merit be the Scholar of the first 
Class for that year; the second in the order of 
merit supply the vacancy left at the preceding 
Election, and be entitled to all the emoluments 
assigned to that Scholarship: viz. the stipend 
of the preceding year, and also the regular stipends 
of the two succeeding years, during which, and 
no longer, he shall remain upon this foundation : 
and that the third be the Scholar of the second 
Class for that year. 

12. That if any Scholarship, reserved under 
the powers of the tenth Regulation, be not filled 
up at the Examination of the following year, 
the whole proceeds of such Scholarship shall be 
appropriated in the manner hereinafter mentioned. 

13. That the residue of the net annual 
proceeds of Mr. Tyrwhitt's Benefaction, not 
already disposed of by the third of these Reso- 

Z 



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lutiohs, together with all accumulations which 
may arise under the tenth and twelfth Resolutions, 
form a fund to be employed in the following 
manner: viz. That a premium of not less than 
50. he given, as often as this fund will allow, 
for such a Latin Dissertation, upon some subject 
connected with Hebrew Literature, as may be 
agreed upon by the Electors or the majority 
of them. 

14. That the subject of such Dissertation be 
published on or before the first day of February, 
and that the Dissertations be sent to the Vice- 
Chancellor, in the usual manner, on or before the 
first day of December in the same year. 

15. That any Member of this University, 
who has taken his first degree, may be a Candidate 
for the above premium. 

16. That the Examiners, if they think it 
expedient, be empowered to print any Prize Dis- 
sertation at the expence of this fund; and that 
all Prize Dissertations not printed under their 
direction, be deposited in the Public Library. 

17. That the foregoing Regulations continue 
in force until the first day of January 1830. 



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RESOLUTIONS of the Sydicate respecting the 
UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS. 

[Confirmed by a Grace of the SENATE.] 

It appears clearly desirable to produce a re- 
gularity in the Vacancies of the University 
Scholarships, and in the Elections, so that one 
of the five may be vacant in each year, and not 
more; also that the Elections may be about 
the same period in each year. 

On examining the constitutions of the Craven, 
Battie, Davies, and Pitt Scholarships, it appears 
that the only one over which the University 
cannot assume a control with regard to the 
Vacancies and Elections, is the Battie's Scholar- 
ship. 

The Pitt Scholarship having been recently 
fixed by a Syndicate appointed for that purpose, 
the most proper plan appears to be, to assimilate 
the new Regulations for the Craven and Davies's 
Scholarships, to these adopted for the Pitt Scholar- 
ship. 

NEW REGULATIONS. 

On the last Saturday in November in every 
year, there shall be a meeting at the Vice- 
Chancellor's of the Electors to the Craven and 
Davies's Scholarships, and of the permanent 



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Electors to the Pitt Scholarship, to consider whe- 
ther any one and which of those Scholarships 
shall be then declared Vacant ; and the Examina- 
tion for such Vacant Scholarship shall commence 
in the last week of January following. 

At this meeting, of the Scholarships which 
shall have become voidable by non-residence, that 
shall be declared vacant, which has been held 
for the longest time; provided that no one 
Scholarship shall have become necessarily void 
before the day of this meeting, in which case no 
other shall be declared vacant for that year. 

When it is decided at this meeting which 
of the Scholarships is to be declared Vacant; 
the rules pointed out by the Founder for Notice, 
Examination, and Election (where any such rules 
are particularly prescribed by the Founder) will 
be pursued, so as to bring on the Examination in 
the last week of January. Where no such Re- 
gulations have been prescribed by the Founder, the 
notice of the Vacancy is to be affixed to the door 
of the Public Schools, on or before the 1st of 
December; and the Candidates are to deliver 
their Latin Epistles to each of the Examiners, 
on or before the 31st of December, as in the 
case of the Pitt Scholarship ; and all prior Regu- 
lations made by the University, inconsistent with 
these, are hereby repealed. 

With respect to non-residence, it is to be' 
understood that the holders of the Craven, Davies, 
and Pitt Scholarships shall, generally speaking, 



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have such leave of absence, as will enable them 
to retain their Scholarships until the holder 
becomes Senior Scholar, according to the above 
Regulations. 

But in case of any instance of non-residence 
in the University, for one whole Term, before 
the Bachelor's degree, the Electors, at their 
meeting, shall have the power of declaring vacant 
the Scholarship of the Person so non-resident 
in preference to that of the Senior Scholar: if 
it appear to them that such non-residence is 
without sufficient excuse. 



Two Gold Medals, value fifteen Guineas each, 
are given annually by His ROYAL HIGHNESS 
the CHANCELLOR of the UNIVERSITY, to two 
commencing Bachelors of Arts, who, having their 
names on the first Tripos, shew themselves the 
greatest Proficients in Classical learning. On the 
day after the first Tripos day, the Candidates for 
these Medals send in their names to the Vice- 
Chancellor, who appoints an early day for the 
Examination, of which notice is given to the 
several Candidates. The successful Candidates 
declaim in the Law Schools, on the second Tripos 
day, on a subject given them by the Vice- 
Chancellor. 

These Prizes were originally established in 
1751, by his Grace THOMAS HOLLES, Duke 



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of Newcastle, and have been continued by the 
succeeding Chancellors. 

His Royal Highness the Chancellor of the 
University also gives, annually, a third Gold 
Medal, for the encouragement of English Poetry, 
to a resident Undergraduate, who shall compose 
the best Ode, or the best Poem in Heroic 
Verse. 

The Subject is to be given out on the 25th 
of October, and the Exercises are to be delivered 
in to the Vice-Chancellor, on or before the 26th of 
March following. 

Each Candidate is to send his Exercise 
privately, and without a name, and not written 
in his own hand, but revised and pointed by 
himself, with some Latin verse written upon it, 
and at the same time he is to send his own 
name in a paper, folded up and sealed, with 
the same Latin Verse on the outside; and the 
papers containing the names of those Persons, 
who shall not succeed, are to be destroyed un- 
opened* 

The following Persons are appointed by His 
Royal Highness to determine the Prizes for the 
Chancellor's three Medals. 

1. The Vice-Chancellor. 

2. The Master of Trinity. 

3. The Master of St. John's. 

4. The Provost of King's. 



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5. The Master of St. Peters. 

6. The Master of Clare Hall. 

7. The Master of Chrisfs. 

8. The Senior resident Fellow of Trinity, 

who has gained a Medal. 

9- The Public Orator. 

10. The Greek Professor. 

11. The Professor of Modern History. 

N.B. If the Senior resident Medallist of 
Trinity should decline to examine, then the Right 
shall devolve to the next in standing who has 
gained a Medal, and so down. 

It is His Royal Highness's wish, that the 
Puhlic Orator, the Greek Professor, and the 
Professor of Modern History, would take such 
active part in the Examination, as might be 
agreed upon between them and the other Ex- 
aminers ; leaving it at the same time open to each 
and all of them to make such further enquiries, 
individually or 'collectively, as they might think 
proper, into the attainments of the several Can- 
didates. 

Notice is always to be sent to the Chancellor, 
immediately upon any decision of the Medals, 
informing His Royal Highness of the names of 
the successful Candidates. 

Nov. 21, 1826. No Exercise is in future to 
exceed 200 lines in length. 



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ENGLISH PRIZES. 

1 813. ... Columbus ....... George Waddington, Trin. Coll. 

1814....Boadicea ......... William Whewell, Trin. Coll 

1815. . . . Wallace .......... Edward Smirke, St. John's Coll. 

1816.. . .Mahomet ....... H. S. Beresford, Clare Hall. 

1817. ... Jerusalem ....... C. H. Townshend, Trin. Hall. 

1818 ---- Imperial and Papal Rome ..... C. E. Long, Trin. Coll. 

1819-.. -Pompeii.... ..... .T. B. Macaulay, Trin. Coll. 

1820. . . Waterloo ...... . . G. E. Scott, Trin. Hall. 

1 82 1 .... Evening ......... T. B. Macaulay, Trin. Coll. 

1 822. . . . Palmyra ......... J. H. Bright, St. John's. 

1823. . . . Australasia. ...... W. M. Praed, Trin. Coll 

1824.. . .Athens ......... W. M. Praed, Trin. Coll 

1825. . . . Sculpture ....... E. G. L. Bulwer, Trin. Hall. 

1826. . . .Venice ......... J. S. Brockhurst, St. John's. 

1827. . . . Druids ..... . . . . C. Wordsworth, Trin. Coll 



The Representatives in Parliament of this 
University give four annual prizes of fifteen 
guineas each, which are adjudged by the Vice- 
Chancellor and Heads of Colleges, to two Senior 
and two Middle Bachelors of Arst, who shall 
compose the best Dissertations in Latin prose, 
which are read publicly by them in the Senate- 
House on a day appointed near to the Commence- 
ment, and afterwards sent by them to the aforesaid 
Members. 

The subjects are delivered out in February, and 
each Candidate is to send his Exercise privately, 
without his name, and (if he chooses) transcribed 
by another Person, but revised and pointed by 



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himself, to the Vice-Chancellor, on or previous 
to the 30th of April, with some Latin verse 
written upon it; and he is at the same time 
to send a paper sealed up, with the same Latin 
verse on the outside, which paper shall inclose 
another paper, folded up, with the Candidate's 
name written within. The papers containing the 
names of those Candidates who do not succeed, 
are destroyed unopened. These prizes were esta- 
blished hy the Hon. Edward Finch and the Hon. 
Thomas Townshend in 1752, and have been con- 
tinued by the succeeding Members. 

In December 1826, these prizes were modified ; 
and in future Two will be opened to all Bachelors 
of Arts without distinction of years, who are 
not of sufficient standing to take the degree 
of M.A. ; and the other Two will be open to 
all Undergraduates who shall have resided not 
less than seven Terms at the time when the 
Exercises are to be sent in. 



MEMBERS' PRIZES. 

1753. 

SENIOR BACHELORS. Exaraen vitas et philosophise M. Bruti, 
praecipue habit& ratione carminum quae moriturus recitavit : 
17 T\r]fjiov apery, \oyos ap qatf" ejw Se <re 
'Q<? epyov rja-Kow' <rv 8' ap cSouAeue? TU^J/. 
J. Warren, Caius. /. Cott, Corpus. 

MIDDLE BACHELORS. Quod Ratio docet, idem testatur 
Historia, ( veram Gloriam nisi ope Virtutis comparari 
non posse/ 

Rich. Warren, Jesus.- T. Holme, St. John's. 



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1754. 

S. B. Athenis et Roma inter se collatis, exquirendum est, 
Quodnam adjumenti singulae artes acceperint ex ipsis 
imperil formis in iis urbibus constitutis. 

J. Symonds, St. John's. Rich. Warren, Jesus. 

M. B.- Enarratio, et comparatio, doctrinanun moralium 
Epicuri et Stoicorum. 

/. Foster, King's. W. Craven, St. John's. 

1755. 

S. B Utriim Veteris Comoedise apud Athenienses licentia 

magis ad emendandos mores, an corrumpendos, con- 
tulerit ? W. Bell, Magdalene. J. Hallam, King's. 

M. B. Utrum Leges Solonis an Lycurgi magis tarn ad 
singulorum virtutem, quam ad Reipublicae honorem et 
emolumentum, contulerint ? 

H. Elmsall, S*. John's. S. Hallifax, Jesus. 

1756. 

S. B. Quidnam adjumenti ab institutis Christianis Mortales 
Ethnicorum Doctrinse acceperint? 

S. Halifax, Jesus. H. Elmsall, St. John's. 

M. B. Quousque Romanorum depravati mores ad labefac- 
tandam et evertendam Rempublicam valuerint? 

EasfApthorp, Jesus. W. Lobb, St. Peter's. 

1757. 

S. B. Utrum liceat Civi bono, Republica in partes divisa, 
neutris se adjungere? 

W. Lobb, St. Peter's. East Apthorp, Jesus. 

M. B. Utrum Historias legentibus emendentur magis, an 
corrumpantur, Mores? 

E. Blakervay, Magd T. Didsbury, St. Peter's. 



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1758. 

$ I?.- Utrum summa hominum felicitas, juxta Epicurum, in 
Sensuum delectationibus praecipue ponatur? 

/. Cullum, Cath. W. Gordon, Queen's. 

M. B. Utrum diversarum gentium mores et instituta a 
diverse earum Situ explicari possint? 

W. Roberts, King's. /. Jebb, St. Peter's. 

1759. 



S 5. Pro Socrate, ad populum Atheniensem, Oratio. 
C. Marsh, Trinity. W. Roberts, King's. 

M. B Utrum in bene constitutam civitatem Ludi Scenici 
admitti debeant? 

Edw. Tew, King's. R. Beadon, St. John's. 

1760. 

S. B. Qualis fuerit in Academia Veteri et Nova philoso- 
phandi ratio, et quaenam sit ad verum exquirendum 
accommodatior ? 

R. Beadon, St. John's. Walt. Kerrich, Cath. 

M. B. Utrum, qud auctior sit hominum Eruditio, eo magis 
corrumpantur mores? 

/. Cowper, Corpus. Sam. Berdmore, Jesus. 



1761. 

S. B. Utrum sit praestantius nova invenire, an inventis cultum 
addere et ornatum ? 

H. Bates, St. Peter's. Peter Foster, Jesus. 

M. B. Utrum boni plus, an mali, reportent fere qui pere- 
grinantur adolescentuli ? 

/. Norris, Cams. 'Ambrose Eyre, St. Peter's. 



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1762. 

S. #. Num credibile videatur populum Romanum magis 
sub Pompeio, quam sub Caesare, Victore fore liberum? 
Phil. Eosenhagen, St. John's. Amb. Eyre, St. Peter's. 

jlf. J5. Utrum Virtus magis emineat in rebus secundis, an in 

adversis ? E. Maddison, St. Peter's. T. Zouch, Trinity. 

1763. 

S. B. Utrum institutio Civilis Societatis ad humani generis 
felicitatem contulerit ? 

T. Zouch, Trinity. E. Maddison, St. Peter's. 

M. B. rQuaenam commoda Reipublicae ex artium liberalium 
cultura proveniant ? 

H. Whitfield, Pemb. T. Wagstaff, Christ 

1764. 
S. B. Examen Philosophise M. T. Ciceronis. 

J. Pemberton, Pembroke. W. Wyat, Pemb. 

M. B. Quibus Modis institui debeat ad exteras regiones 
Peregrinatio ? 
E. Chamberlayne, King's. A. Warner Byam, St. Peter's. 

1765. 

S. B. Utrum civitati perniciosior sit Epicuri, an Zenonis, 
Philosophia? W. Paky, Chr E. Chamberlayne, King's. 

M. B. Quomodo intelligendum sit efiatum illud, ' Rect^ 
fit quodcunque evernV? 

C. Moore, Trinity. James Lambert, Trinity. 

1766. 

S. B. Quomodo vera Historia a falsa distingui possit? 
W. C. Vnwin, Christ. C. Moore, Trinity. 

M. B. Post mortem Julii Caesaris, a quibusnam stare partibus 
civem Romanum oportuerit ? 

David Stevenson, King's. -Major Dawson, Jes. 



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1767- 

S. B. Utrum Censoris Roman! disciplina Reipublicse utilis 
fuerit ? D. Stevenson, King's. J. Ward, St. John's. 

M. B. Utrum possessorem bearint saepius, an perdiderint, 
Divitiae ? W, Arnold, St. John's. J. Clowes, Trinity. 

1768. 

S. B. Quidnam causa fuerit, quare Gentes Septentrionales 
homicidia olim compensaverint pecunia; apud hodiernas 
autem leviora crimina morte et suppliciis crudelissimis 
puniantur? J. Clowes, Trinity. Chr. Hunter, Sidney. 

M. B. Utrum Societates, nuper institutae ad promovendas 
Artes et Commercia, magnos artifices et commercia 
effecerint ? R. Raikes, St. John's W. Pearce, St. John's. 

1769. 

S. J3. Speciosa verbis, re mania aut subdola, quanto majore 
Libertatis imagine teguntur, tanto eruptura ad infensius 
Servitium. W. Pearce, St. John's J. Disturnel, Pemb. 

M. B. Argentum et Aurum propitii, an irati, Dii Germanis 
negaverint ? Rich. Hey, Sidney. Fra. Barnes, King's. 

1770. 

S. B. Privatorum Hominum Vitia ad Publica Commoda non 
conferunt. Rich. Hey, Sidney. Fra. Barnes, King's. 

M. 1?. Utrum vera animi magnitudo rebus Adversis magis 
quam Secundis perspiciatur ? 

W. Coxe, King's. Geo. Atrvood, Trinity. 

1771. 

S. B. Utrum ii, qui libros in Dialogo scribunt, an qui Con- 
tinue Sermone praecepta tradunt, sapere melius doceant ? 
W. Coxe, King's. W. Jones, St. Peter's. 

M. B Labor est sapiente dignus, Rei Antiquariae inves- 
tigatio. Thomas Hayter, King's. W. Cooke, King's. 



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1772. 

S. 2?. Nature omnes fecit judices, paucos artifices. 
Thomas Hayter, King's. 

M. B. Quid leges sine moribus 

Vanae proficiunt? 
Thomas James, King's. Edw. Law, St. Peter's. 

1773. 
S. 2?. Historia Vitae Magistra. 

T. James, King's. E. Law, St. Peter's./. Cranke, Trin. 

M. B Oratio ad Graecas Literas excolendas suasoria. 

W. M. Tomkins, King's. T. Robinson, Trin. 

im " .. . f 

S. 2?. Utrum aequum sit, ut homo homini perpetua obstrin- 
gatur Servitute? 

Henry Inglis, King's. Rich. Humfrey, Corpus. 

M. B. Injurias ulscisci, an remittere, utrum sit animi magis 
excelsi ? Robert Wharton, Pembroke. 

1775. 

S. B. Utrum Divitiarum incrementum plus boni, an mali, 
Reipublicae afferat ? Charles Sandiford, Sidney. 

M. B. Qua quis ratione seipsum citra invidiam laudare 
possit ? T. J. Mathias, Trin. J. Barlow Scale, Christ. 



1776. 

S. B Utrum imperium atque artes humaniores Occidental! 

cursu nationibus sese deferant ? 
J. Fawcett, Joh T. J. Mathias, Trin /. B Seale, Christ 

M . B. An Constantinus imperil sui sedem jure mutaverit ? 
John Legh, Trinity. 



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1777- 

S. B. Utrum Philosophies Naturalis et Matheseos cultura 
ad Poesin alendam magis, an deprimendam, contulerit ? 
/. Legk, Trinity H. W. Coulthurst, Sidney. 

M. B. Utrum Ars Critices ad bene scribendum plus utilitatis, 
an incommodi, afferat ? 

G. Gretton, Trin. Gz76. Wakefield, JesJ". Jackson, Trin. 

1778. 

S. B. De Sapientia Egyptiaca disquisitio, et judicium. 
G. Gretton, Trinity Gilb. Wakefield, Jesus. 

M. B. Num una aliqua sit praestans Imperil forma, quae 
cunctis gentibus optima foret, vel diversae formae diversis 
gentibus magis sint aptae ? 

T. Rennell, King's W. Taylor, Corpus. 

1779- 

S. B. Utrum ad exemplar poetarum Graecorum Chorus in 
drama nostrum commode admitti possit ? 

W. Greenwood, St. John's. David Owen, St. John's. 

M. B. An Reipublicse Romanae felicius fuerit arma extra 
Italiam transtulisse ? 

James Six, Trinity. Sam. C. Cox, Trinity. 

1780. 

S. B. An Ridiculum vim istam in se habeat, ut per id solum 
argumentando vera a falsis rit dignoscantur ? 
William Cole, King's. 

M. B Male se res habet, cum quod Virtute effici debet, 
id tentatur Pecunia. 

Edm. Christian, St. John's. H. Marsh, St. John's. 

Thomas Carpendale, St. John's. 



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1781. 

S. B. Quaenam sint causse, cur Asiatic! servitutis semper 
fuerint patientiores, quam Europaei? 

H. Marsh, St. John's. T. Carpendale, St. John's. 

M. B. Utru.ni is sit in Oratorum numero habendus, qui non 
sit omnibus iis artibus, quae sunt Libero dignae, perpolitus ? 
/. Lowther, Trinity Josh. Smith, St. John's. 

1782. 

S. B Utrum auctoritati Sacrarum Literarum confirmanda? 
inserviat Mythologia Graeca ? Josh. Smith, St. John's, 

M. B. Utrum ad emendandos magis, an corrumpendos, civium 

mores conferat Musica ? 
H. Dampier, King's R. Pedley, Joh P. Douglas, Corpus. 

1783. 

S. B. Utrum plus boni, an mali, Europaeis gentibus attulerit 
Transatlantici orbis patefactio? 

H. Dampier, King's Thomas Cation, St. John's. 

M. B. Ex quibus praecipue causis in tantam magnitudinem 

creverit res Romana? 
M. Raine, Trin. B. E. Sparke, Pemb J. H. Michell, King's. 

1784. 

S. B Utrum in bene constitutam Rempublicam Supplicia 
Capitalia admitti debeant ? 

Matt. Raine, Trinity. B. E. Sparke, Pemb. 

M. B. Quaenam commoda Reipublicae ex Re Militari pro- 
veniant? T. Clarkson, St. John's. R. Heslop, Sidney. 

1785. 
S. B. An liceat nolentes in Servitutem dare ? 

T. Clarkson, St. John's R. Heslop, Sidney. 

M B* Utrum civis pernieiosus, an hostis acerbissimus, acri- 
oribus suppliciis sit coercendus ? 

W. Gregor, St. John's G. Gordon, St. John's. 



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1786. 

S. B. Qusenam prsecipue fuerint causes, cur civitates Grseciae 
Persarum imperio tarn feliciter obstiterint ? 

Geo. Gordon, St. John's W. Gregor, St. John's. 

M. B. Utrum populo Romano melius consultum esset, si 
Augustus Rempublicam reddidisset? 

W. Roberts, King's, Barry Robertson, St. John's. 

1787- 

8. B. Utrum insularum in mari Pacifico nuper pate factarum 
incolae plus boni, an mali, ab Europaeis gentibus accepturi 
sint? Sam. Heyrick, Trinity. 

M. B. Utrum in Republica bene constituta Debitores in 
carcerem mittere expediat? 

C. Byam Wollaston, St. John's. J- Roberts, King's. 

1788. 

S. B. Utrum Indorum Orientalium commercia plus boni, 
an mali, Europse gentibus secum afferant ? 

Love Robertson, Caius. C. Byam Wollaston, St. John's. 

M . B. Americanis (de hac re jam nunc consulentibus) quae- 
nam forma Imperii magis apta esse videatur ? 
Jon. Raine, Trinity. 

1789- 

S. B. An prosit Scientiae librorum copia ? 
J. Raine, Trinity. T. Carlyon, Pemb. C. Chevallier, Pemb. 

M. B. Utrum ad Oratorem fingendum valeat Ars magis, an 
Natura? J. Whishaw, Trinity W. Heberden, St. John's. 

1790. 

S. B. Utrum mutata apud Gallos Imperii forma plus boni, 
an mali, Britannioe allatura sit? 

W. Heberden, St. John's. /. Whishaw, Trinity. 

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M. B. Utrum Veris, an Imaginariis bonis, magis promo- 
veatur humana felicitas? 

/. Heys, Trin. T. Thorp, Pet. E. Thornton, Pemb. 

1791- 

S. B. Utrum Monarchica, an Democratica, regiminis forma 
sit potior ? J. Heys, Trinity G. Haggitt, Pembroke. 

M. B. Quid pure tranquillet ? 

/. Trveddell, Trinity. J. Drew Borton, Caiu&. 

1792. 

S. B. An magnum imperium cum aequa omnium Libertate 
constare possit? 

J. Tweddell, Trinity. Abr. Moore, King's. 



M. 5. An morum emendationem, et virtutis cultum, in nas- 
centi Sinus Botanici republica sperare liceat ? 

/. H.Frere, Caius. - A. W. Trollope, Pembroke. 

1793. 

S. 5. In Republica bene constitute sint haereditario jure 
Nobiles. 

A. W. Trollope, Pembroke. - J. Sep. Grover, King's. 

M. J5. -Utrum in juventute instituendd Matheseos et Philo- 
sophic Naturalis, an Humaniorum Literarum quae vocantur, 
studia principem locum obtinere debeant ? 

Jos. Allen, Trinity. - W. Cooper, St. John's. 

1794. 
S. B. Oraculorum origo, natura, et vis. 

Jos. Allen, Trinity. - W. Cooper, St. John's. 

M. Z?.-Utrum apud Romanes Gladiatorum spectaculo ulla 
posset esse fortior contra dolorem et mortem disciplina? 
JR. Smith, King's -- T. Grimwood Taylor, Trinity. 






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1795. 

ua ratione education is elementariae partem Religio 
constituere debeat? 

R. Smith, King's. T. Grimwood Taylor, Trinity. 

M. B. "Utrum majora incommoda ex Ignorantia, an ex Cre- 
dulitate, societati afferantur ? W. Jones, St. John's. 

1796. 

S. J5. Utrum Superstitio moribus hominum, aut saluti 
civium, Atheismo magis sit inimica? 

T. Bourdillon, Queen's. W. Jones, St. John's. 

M. -B. Utrum diversarum gentium indoles, a diversis Imperil 

formis, potius quam ex earum situ explicari possit ? 
G. Beresford, St. John's. JF. Tilt, Trin G. A. Browne, Trin. 

1797. 

S. J5. Utrum Eruditio plus boni in rebus prosperis, quam 
in adversis, secum afferat? 

W. Till, Trinity. G. A. Browne, Trinity. 

M. jB. Utrum Divites, an Pauperes, majori felicitate gau- 
deant? Sam. Butler, St. John's. Chr. Bethell, King's. 

1798. 
S. Z?. Utrum Troja unquam extiterit ? 

S. Butler, St. John's Chr. Wordsworth, Trin. 

M. jB. -Utrum gloriae cupido plus boni, quam mail, hominibus 
attulerit ? Dan. Cresswett, Trinity. Clem. Leigh, Chr. 

1799- 

S. B. Utrum animum lectoris acrius pertentet Aristoteli, 
an Platoni, proprius serrao? 

Clem. Leigh, Christ Tho. Carr, Trinity. 

M. J5.~- Utrum Statuarum et Numismatum investigatio ad rem 
literariam promovendam sit utilis ? 

Fra, Howes, Trinity./. Williams, Trinity. 
A A 2 



1800. 

$ f B. Unde fit ut quasdam Artes, quae apud antiques summa 

cum laude viguerint, nos vel penitus ignoremus vel notas 
prave imitemur? 

Fra. Howes, Trinity. J. Williams, Trinity. 

M.B. Utrum civium fortitude Bestiarum certaminibus, aut 
frequenti csedis et sanguinis conspectu, promoveatur? 
Cha. Peers, St. John's /. Hallet Batten, Trinity. 

1801. 

S. B. Ex Coalescentibus Britanniae et Hiberniae imperils, 
quid potissimum boni sit sperandum? 

J. Brown, Trinity. Me. C. Tindal, Trinity. 

M. B. Quid sit causae, cur jam per plura secula Scientiae 
et Liberales Artes non nisi in Christianis populis floruerint ? 
H. Vincent Bayley, Trinity. G. D'Oyly, Corpus. 



1802. 

S. B. Quaenam causae sint, cur praestantissima in omni opere 
ac scientia Ingenia iisdem fere temporibus atque regionum 
finibus contineri soleant? 

H. Vincent Bayley, Trin. C. W. Le Bas, Trin. 

M. B. Civitas optimis fundata legibus atque institutis, ope 
tamen Religionis destituta, diu permanere non potest. 
H. Martyn, St. John's. C. Grant, Magd. 



1803. 

B. Quaenam commoda literis humanioribus oriri possint 
ex veterum monumentis, nuper /Egypto patefactis? 
[_No Prizes adjudged.^] 

M. B. Utrum doctrinae plus adjumenti Grseco, an Latino, 
sermone accrevit ? W. Paley, Pemb.^. Birch, St. John's. 



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1804. 

S. B. Quid commodi aut incommodi e republica hominum 
Nigrorum sive Coloratorum, inter Occidentals Insulas 
nuper constituta, derivari queat? 

W. Paley, Pembroke. G. Macfarlan, Trinity. 

M. B. Quibus modis, et gradibus, Civitates jam florentes 
paulatim labare, inclinare, et occidere soleant? 

Geo. Pryme, Trinity. James Parke, Trinity. 

1805. 

S. B~ Quaenam commoda literis humanioribus oriri possint 
ex veterum monumentis, nuper Egypto patefactis? 

Geo. Pryme, Trinity. Tho. Starkie, Catharine. 

M. B. Quid de origine et antiquitate poematum Homero 
vulgo adscriptorum pronunciari debeat? 

H. Raikes, St. John's. S. Berney Vince, King's. 



1806. 

S. B. E tot deperditis humaniorum literarum apud Grsecos 
et Romanes monumentis, quaenam pra3 caeteris sint de- 
sideranda ? Ralegh Trevelyan, Joh. J. Wray, Trin. 

M. B. Utrum Certamina publice in Grecia spectata plus 
utilitatis, an damni, secum adtulerint ? 

W. Longley, St. John's. W. G. Cautley, Pembroke. 



1807. 

S. B. Utrum mores civium emendet, an corrumpat, Com- 
mercium ? W. G. Cautley, Pembroke. 

M. B. Utrum literis prosit librorum, quanta nunc est, editorum 
Copia ? Ch. S. Matthews, Trin J. Turner, Joh. 

1808. 

S. B Quaenam praccipue sint labentis imperil indicia ? 
[_No Exercises sent t/i.] 



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M. 5. Quanquam Histrionis artem miremur, quaerendum 
tamen, utrum mores hominum emendet magis, an cor- 
rumpat, Scena? 

J. Carr, Trinity. -Geo. Surges, Trinity. 

1809- 

S. 1?. .Quaenam praecipue valeant ad imperium stabili- 
endum ? H. F. Ainslie, Trinity. Geo. Surges, Trinity. 

M . B. Anne Historia Vera (e. g. Sidnaei a Zouchio scripta, 

atque nuper edita) plus valeat, quam Fabulosa (e. g. 

Grandisoni a Richardsono conficta) ad hominum mores 

formandos ? 

T. S. Hughes, Job C. J. Blomfield, Trin W. Clark, Trin. 

1810. 

S. B. Utrum majori prudentia, eloquentia, fortitudine, pa- 
triaaque amore M. T. Cicero, an Comes Clarendonianus, 
temporibus gravissimis Rempublicam administrarit ? 

T. S. Hughes, Job. W. F. Chambers, Trin. W. H. Parry, Job. 

M. jB. Utrum in optima reipublicae forma instituenda plus 
valeat Ingenium, an Experientia? 

E. Smedley, Trinity. Edrv. Alderson, Caius. 

1811. 

S. . Utrum, in optima Dialogorum ratione, antiqui re- 
centioribus sint praeponendi? 
E. Alderson, Caius. -E. Smedley, Trin. C. Hewett, Trin. 

M.B. Studiorum, quae in Academia sunt instituta, laus et 
utilitas. J. Ashbridge, Trinity. Tho. Musgrave, Trin. 

1812. 

S. B. De philosopbia Platonica disquisitio et judicium. 
Tho. Musgrave, Trinity. -J. Ashbridge, Trin. 

M. . Utrum praecepta a Rhetoribus tradita verae eloquentise 
profuisse, an nocuisse, dicendum sit? 

R. Wilson Evans, Inn, Edrv. Valentine Blomfidd, Emm. 



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1813. 

S. 5. Quid potissimum boni, vel mali, ab Infimi Ordinis 
juventute literis instituenda sit oriturum? 

R. Wilson Evans, Trinity D. J. Maynard, Cath. 

W' -#- Omnis doctrina ingenuarum et humanarum artium 
uno quodam societatis vinculo continetur. 

C. Heath, King's. 

1814. 

S> B. Utrum ex hominibus Fanaticis, an Scepticis, plus 
detriment! Respublica capiat? 

R. M. Rolfe, Downing W. Wrightson, Trin. 

M. B. Quo magis instituta Civilia et Ecclesiastica inter se 
conveniant, eo melius Rempublicam administrare licet. 
James Schokfield, Trinity H. D. Whittington, St. John's. 

1815. 

S. B. Quid causae est cur apud Romanes, postquam sub 
Imperatoribus essent, eximia minus florerent ingenia? 
James Scholejleldt Trinity. 

M. B. Utrum clementioris sit animi, leviter delinquentes 
suppliciis pro ratione culparum adhibitis coercere, an im- 
punitos dimittere ? J. Bailey, Trin G. Pearson, Joh. 

1816. 

S. B. Hieroglyphicorum origo et natura. J. Bailey, Trin. 
Geo. Pearson, St. John's Geo. Walker, Trinity. 

M. B. Utrum civitati plus utilitatis, an incommodij afferant 
leges, quse privatorum hominum Sumptibus modum impo- 
nunt? Hastings Robinson, Joh. G. Waddington, Trin. 

1817- 
S. Z?.-*.Utrum Sibyllina oracula e sacris Judaeorum libris 

compilata fuerint? 
Hastings Robinson, St. John's, James Clarke Franks, Trin. 



376 

M. B. Utrum recte judicaverit Cicero, ' omnia Romanes 
aut invenisse per se sapientius quam Graecos, aut accepta 
ab illis fecisse meliora ?' J. James Blunt, St. John's, 

1818. 

S. B. Antiquae Musicae species et natura. 
J. James Blunt, St. John's. 

M. B. Inter Graecos et Romanes Historiae scriptores com- 
paratione facta, cujusnam stylus imitatione maxime dignus 
esse videatur ? H. J Rose, Trin C. J. Heathcote, Trin. 

1819- 

S. B. Quaenam fuerit Oraculorum vera indoles ac natura ? 
C. J. Heathcote, Trinity. 

M. B. Inter veterum Philosophorum sectas, cuinam potissi- 
mum tribuenda sit verae sapientiae locus? 
Tho. Flower Ellis, Trinity. 

1820. 

S. B. Quantum momenti, ad studium rei Theologicae pro- 
movendum, habeat literarum humaniorum cultus? 
f No Prizes adjudged.^ 

M. B. In Georgium Tertium TOV naKapirrjv Oratio funebris. 
Tho. Thorp, Trinity. Edw. Boteler, Sidney, 

1821. 
S. Z?. De origine et progressu Idololatriae Dialogus. 

Tho. Thorp, Trinity. Edw. Boteler, Sidney. 

Jun. B. A. Oratio in laudem Musicae. 

Edrv. H. Maltby, Pemb. Arthur Barron, Trin. 

1822. 
S. B. Populis diversis eadem instituta parum conveniunt. 

Arthur Barron, Trinity Ralph Lyon, Trinity. 

M. #. Astronomiae laus et utilitas* 

Alfred Ollivant, Trin. James Alex. Barnes, Trin. 



377 

1823. 

S. B. Quaenam sunt Ecclesiae legibus stabilitae beneficia, 
et qua ratione maxime promovenda? 
Alfred Ollivant, Trinity. 

M. B. Quinam fructus Historiae Ecclesiasticae studiosis per- 
cipiendi sunt ? C. E. Kennarvay, Joh. Geo, Long, Trin. 

1824. 

S. B. An recentium ingenii vim insitam veterum Poetarum 
exemplaria promovent? 

H. Thompson, St. John's. r W. H. Harriot, Trin. 

M. B. Quaenam potissimum causae Tragicae Camoenae apud 
Latinos offecerint ? [No Prizes adjudged.^] 

1825. 

S. B. De statu futuro quaenam fuere veterum inter Graecos 
et Romanos Philosophorum Dogmata? 
J Buckle, Trinity. 

M. B. Quantopere sibi invicem prosint, populi libere mutan- 
dis inter se mercibus. [No Prizes adjudged.^ 

1826. 

S. B. Quales fuerint antiquorum Philosophorum de animi 
immortalitate opiniones, et ex quanam origine ducta ? 
J. A. Jeremie, Trinity. 

M. B. Quibusnam praecipue artibus Recentiores Antiques 
exsuperant ? C. Dade, Caius. 

1827- 
BACHELORS. Homerus 1 . 

R. Williamson, Trinity. W. M. Heald, Trinity. 

UNDERGRADUATES. Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit, et artes 
Intulit agresti Latio. 

E. H. Filzkerbert, Trinity T. W. Peile, Trin. 

1 See p. 361. 



378 
IWilliam iSrottm*'* 

EXTRACT FROM HIS WILL. 

" I direct my Executors to procure a die to 
be engraved, proper to strike medals of gold of 
five guineas value ; the obverse to be an imitation 
of my marble medallion bust, the motto to be 
ESSE ET viDERi 1 . On the exergue in two 
lines, Gulielmus Browne, Eques, Nat. in. Non. 
Jan. A.S. MDCXCII ; on the reverse, Apollo ra- 
diated, seated on an advanced throne,, resting his 
lyre on his left knee with his left hand, and 
extending his right hand with a laurel wreath 
over the head of a Scholar, with a gown and 
band, kneeling on the steps, and presenting a 
scroll in his right hand, and holding down his 
square cap with his left hand, the motto Sunt 
sua prcemia laudi 1 \ on the exergue in two lines, 
Electus Coll. Med. Lond. Prases, A.S. MDCCLXV. 
With this shall be struck two gold medals of 
five guineas value, and sent to the Vice-Chan- 
cellor of Cambridge annually, in the beginning 
of January, to be given by him, at the following 
Commencement, to two Undergraduates, one of 
whom shall deliver to him, in June before, the 
best Greek Ode in imitation of Sappho ; the other 
the best Latin Ode in imitation of Horace, on 
a subject to be appointed by him in January 
before : which Odes shall be fairly written, dated, 

1 Great letters- 



379 

and subscribed by the authors, in a book to be 
laid on the Register's table for public inspection, 
at the Commencement. And I charge my estates 
for the perpetual performance of this annual 
bequest." 

IN THE CODICIL. 

" I will that a third gold Medal, of like kind 
with those two in my Will mentioned., shall be 
sent by my Executor, annually, with those two, 
to the Vice-Chancellor of that University for 
the time being; to be given by him to the 
Undergraduate who shall produce the best Greek 
Epigram, after the model of Anthologia, and the 
best Latin Epigram, after the model of Martial, 
on a subject of his appointing ; to be given, all 
three, on the Commencement day. 

" I charge my estates also with this third 
Medal for ever." 

Copied from a copy in a Book of the Vice- Chancellor's. 

The subjects of the Epigrams are to be given 
by the Vice-Chancellor in January, and the 
Epigrams are delivered to him in June, as is 
ordered concerning the Odes. 

The Vice-Chancellor's notice mentions the 
manner of sending the Exercises to him, &c. 



380 



SIR WILLIAM BROWNE's MEDALS. 

1775. 

GREEK ODE. In Memoriam Gul. Browne Equitis, M.D. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. E. Cooke, King's. [W. Cole, King's. 

1776. 

GREEK ODE. Bellum Americanum. J. Hayter, King's. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. James Six, Trinity. 
EPIGR. GR. ET LAT. Inest sua gratia parvis. W. Cole, Kgs. 

[E. Sayer, Trinity. 

1777- 

GREEK ODE. Herculanei prostrati reliquiae. J. Hand, King's. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. Tho. Gisborne, St. John's. 
EPIGRAMS. Cui placet alterius, sua nimirum est odio sors. 

[James Six, Trinity. 

1778. 

GREEK ODE. Wolfii in Canada resgestae et mors. J. Walker, 
LATIN ODE. Idem.. J. Lorvther, Trinity. Emman. 

EPIGRAMS. Nisi utile quod facimus, frustra est gloria. 

[Spencer Madan, Trinity. 

1779- 

GREEK ODE. Artis Medicae laus. B. E. Sparke, Pemb. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. Jos. Pott, St. John's. 
EPIGRAMS. Decipit exemplar vitiis imitabile. 

{J. H. MicheU, King's. 

1780. 

GREEK ODE. In obitum moestissimum Jacobi Cook, navis 
bellicae Praefecti, Navigatoris celeberrimi, ictu 
lethifero barbaricorum repentine abrepti. 

[J. H. MicheU, King's. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. C. Hayes, King's. 
EPIGRAMS. Dictum sapienti sat est. J. H. Michell, King's. 



381 



1781. 

GREEK ODE. Strages insulis Occidentals Indiae nuper illata. 

[V. Goodall, King's. 

LATIN ODE. Idem. B. Newton, Jesus. 
EPIGRAMS. Bellus homo Academicus. J. Goodall, King's. 

1782. 

GREEK ODE. Ad Pacem. J. Goodall, King's. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. M. T. Becker, King's. 
EPIGRAMS. Stans pede in uno. J. Goodall, King's. 

1783. 

GREEK ODE. Arx Calpeia obsidione liberata. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. [Rich. Ramsden, Trinity. 

EPIGRAMS. In tenui labor. Jonathan Raine, Trinity. 

1784. [Trinity. 

GREEK ODE. Calabria terrae motu vastata. Rick. Ramsden, 
LATIN ODE. Idem. C. B. Wollaston, Job. J. Reeves, King's. 
EPIGRAMS. Globus Aerostaticus. G. Stevenson, King's, 

1785. 

GREEK ODE. Parentalia'Handeliana. Jon. Raine, Trinity. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. Jonathan Raine, Trinity. 
EPIGRAMS. Ut res dant sese, ita magni atque humiles 
sumus. Jonathan Raine, Trinity. 



1786. 
GREEK ODE. In naufragium luctuosum Ricardi Peircii. 

[V. Raine, Trinity. 

LATIN ODE. Idem. A. Moore, King's. 
EPIGRAMS. Nugis addere pondus. Tho. Thompson, Trin. 



382 



1787- 

GREEK ODE. Georgium Sidus. Abraham Moore, King's. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. Geo. Seltvyn, St. John's. 
EPIGRAMS. 'Ou TO ^eya cu CO-TI, TO oe eu /ueyct. 

[Fra. Wrangham, Magdalene. 

1788. 

GREEK ODE. Batavia rediviva. J. Tweddell, Trinity. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. J. Tweddell, Trinity. 
EPIGRAMS. Quid novi ? J. Tweddell, Trinity. 

1789- 
GREEK ODE. Neque enim loculis comitantibus itur 

Ad casum Tabulae, posita sed luditur area. 

[/. Trveddell, Trinity. 

LATIN ODE. Idem. Geo. Matthew, Trinity. 
EPIGRAMS. Ludentis speciem dabit et torquebitur. 

[J. Tweddell, Trinity. 

1790. 

GREEK ODE. Bastilia expugnata. Edtv. Maltby, Pembroke. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. T. Grimrvood Taylor, Trinity. 
EPIGRAMS. Artis est celare artem. E. Maltby, Pembroke. 

1791. 

GREEK ODE. Mare Liberum. . Maltby, Pembroke. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. Rob. Smith, King's. 
EPIGRAMS. Nesciunt quanto plus dimidium sit toto. 

[/. Doncaster, Christ. 

1792. 

GREEK ODE. Sors misera Servorum in insulis India? Occi- 

dentalis. S. T. Coleridge, Jesus. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. Sam. Butler, St. John's. 
EPIGRAMS. Purpura vendit 

Causidicum. /. Belcher, Clare 



383 



GREEK ODE. 
LATIN ODE. 
EPIGRAMS. 



1793. 

Astronomiae laus. J. Keate, King's. 
Sam. Butler, St. John's. 
irporepov. J. Keate, King's. 



Idem. 



1794. 

GREEK ODE. Graiis ingenium, Graiis dedit ore rotundo 

Musa loqui. - Sam. Butler, St. John's. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. J. Keate, King's. 
EPIGRAMS. Simplex munditiis. Geo. Caldrvell, Jesus. 

1795. 

GREEK ODE. Commercii laus. J. Keate, King's. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. Geo. D'Oyly, Corpus. 
EPIGRAMS. Vir bonus est quis? Geo. Strachey, King's. 

1796. 

GREEK ODE. Classis Occidentalis Indiae tempestate nuper 

disjecta. Geo. Strachey, Trinity. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. Rich. Parry, Trinity. 
EPIGRAMS. ^py <^^o-v, tj Kpeivaova cry*;? \eyetv. W. Frere, 

[Trinity. 

1797- 

GREEK ODE. Italia vastata. W, Frere, Trinity. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. J. Hunt, Trinity. 
EPIGRAMS. Insaniens Sapientia. W. Frere, Trinity. 



1798. 

GREEK ODE. Toto divisos orbe Britannos. Barth. Frere, 
LATIN ODE. Idem. P. Warren, Trinity. [Trinity. 

EPIGRAMS. Quicquid Graecia mendax 

Audet in Historia. Barth, Frere, Trinity 



384 ' 



1799- 

GREEK ODE. Pontifex Italia extorris. /. H. Smyth, Trinity. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. J. H. Smyth. Trinity. 
EPIGRAMS. Ipse dixit. J. G. Durham, Corpus. 

1800. 

GREEK ODE. Mysore! Tyranni mors. J. H. Smyth, Trinity. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. J. B. Sumner, King's. 
EPIGRAMS. Tuta time. J. G. Durham, Corpus. 

1801. 

GREEK ODE. Melita Britannis subacta. Rob. Walpole, Trin. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. Hon. Fred. Robinson, St. John's. 
EPIGRAMS. Nugae canorae. Geo. Pryme, Trinity. 

1802. 

GREEK ODE. Pompeii Columna. Geo. Pryme, Trinity. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. James Parke, Trinity. 
EPIGRAMS. ^Ktji/n Tra? o/3<o?. C. Bayley, Christ. 

1803. 

GREEK ODE. Helvetiorum luctus et querimoniae. C. Bayley, 
LATIN ODE. Idem. H. H. Knapp, King's. QChrist. 

EPIGRAMS. Ex nitido fit rusticus. J. F. Plumptre, King's. 

1804. 

GREEK ODE. Graecia hodierna. W. E. P. Tomline, Trinity. 
LATIN ODE. E<? ouavos apurTOS afjiwea-Oat -jrepi TrctTpt)?. 

[B.H.Drury, King's. 

EPIGRAMS. I GR * Simulacrum Cereris Eleusine deportatum. 
\ LAT. Veteres aviae. B. H. Drury, King's. 

1805. 
GREEK ODE. In obitum mosstissimum Ducis D'Enghien. 

[W. E, P. Tamline, Trinity, 



385 



LATIN ODE. In obitum moestissimum Ducis D'Enghien. 

[C. J. Blomfield, Trinity. 
EPIGRAMS. Quid noster Roscius egit ? J. K. Miller, Trin. 

1806. 

GREEK ODE. Mors Nelsoni. C. J. Blomfield, Trinity. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. Thomas Smart Hughes, John's. 
EPIGRAMS. Mf/Be* a^av. J. K. Miller, Trinity. 



1807- 

GREEK ODE. In obitum Gulielmi Pitt. T. S. Hughes, Job. 
LATIN ODE. Idem. J. Lonsdale, King's. 
EPIGRAMS. Me^a fii/3\iov, pe^a KCIKOV. E. Alderson, Caius. 



1808. 

GREEK ODE. Veris comites. Thomas Rennell, King's. 
LATIN ODE. Finibus expulsum patriis, nova regna patentem. 

\_Hon. E. Law, St. John's. 
EPIGRAMS. Beatus vulnere. Edn>. Val. Blomfield, Caius. 

1809- 

GREEK ODE. Desiderium Porsoni. E. Val. Blonifield, Caius. 
LATIN ODE. Lusitania liberata. J. Lonsdale, King's. 
f GREEK. 



(.LATIN Strenua inertia. E. H. Barker, Trin. 

1810. 

GREEK ODE. Ad REGEM. 

Serus in coelum redeas, diuque 
Laetus intersis populo. - 

\_Edrv. Valentine Blomfield, Caius. 

LATIN ODE. Injuriarum Africanarum finis. 

\_Edw. Valentine Blomfield, Caius. 

r GREEK. Bi(3\io/jiavia. 
EPIGRAMS. < . 

t LATIN. - Brevis esse laboro, 

Obscurus fio. 

\_W. Sheepshanks, Trinity. 
BB 



1811. 

GREEK ODE. In Obitum Illustrissimae Principissae Amelia?. 

[James Bailey, Trinity. 
LATIN ODE. Preelium cum Gallis in Busaci montibus com- 

missum. Geo. Waddington, Trinity. 
EPIGRAMS. H ovyi/v natpiov, tj \oyov 0\/At>i/. 

[James Bailey, Trinity. 

1812. 

GREEK ODE. Crinemque timendi 

Sideris, et terris mutantem regna Cometen. 

[J. Tyas, Trinity. 
LATIN ODE. Honesta* Paupertatis laus. 

[Marm. Lawson, St. John's. 

1813. 
GREEK ODE. Victoria Salmanticae parta. S. G. Price, Trinity. 

LATIN ODE. Mosqua flammis tradita, et Gallis erepta. 

[Walter Strickland, Trinity. 

EPIGRAMS. Napoleon ab exercitu suo fugiens. 

[Walter Strickland, Trinity. 

1814. 

GREEK ODE. Wellingtonus regionem Gallicam, Pyrenaeis 
montibus subjectam, despiciens. 

[J. Hutton Fisher, Trinity. 
LATIN ODE. Germania Lipsiae vindicata. 

[J. James Blunt, St. John's. 
EPIGRAMS. Victor interum fugiens. G. Waddington, Trin. 

1815. 
GREEK ODE. In Augustissimum Galliae Regem solio avito 

redditum. /. Hutton Fisher, Trinity. 
LATIN ODE. Vivos ducent de marmore vultus. 

[G. Stainforth, Trinity. 
EPIGRAMS, Quicquid dicam, aut erit aut non 






38? 



1816. 

GREEK ODE. Napoleon in insulam Sanctae Helena? ablegatust 

(V. Hutton Fisher, Trinity, 
LATIN ODE. Statuae Tabulaeque pictae Italiae restitute. 

\W. N. Lettsom, Trinity. 
EPIGRAMS. Labor ineptiarum. W. N. Lettsom, Trinity. 

1817. 

GREEK ODE. Ta Trai/ra, ov OTI Ka\a Xtav. Geo. Stainforth, 

[Trinity. 

LATIN ODE. lol debellata. W. N. Lettsom, Trinity. 
EPIGRAMS. *Ai Sevrepat <ppovri&6<: ffo(f>(oTcpat, J. Pennington f 

[King's. 

1818. 

GREEK ODE. In obitum Illustrissimae Principissae Carolettae 
Augustas, Georgii Walliae Principis filiaB. 

IT. H. Hall, King's. 

LATIN ODE. In Memoriam Ricardi, Vice-Comitis Fitz- 
william, Musei Fitzwilliam. Fundatori* 
munifici. 

EPIGRAMS. Magna civitas magna solitudo. E. H. Maltby, 

[Pembroke. 

1819- 

GREEK ODE. Reginae Epicedium. Horat. Waddington, Trin- 
LATIN ODE. Thebae ^gyptiacae. T. H. Hall, King's. 
EPIGRAMS. Discrimen obscurum. Rich. Okes, King's. 

1820. 

Prizes not disposed of in former years. 
LATIN ODE. Xpva-ea (pop/juyg. H. Thompson, St. John's, 
GREEK EPIGRAM. Eis ayaXfjia TI;? juaKa^iriBo? Ka^oXcrrac, 



TOV T<DV 



Bvyarcpos. 

LATIN EPIGRAM. Optimos nos esse dum infirmi sumus. 

{Rich. Oke.s, King's. 



388 



1820. 
GREEK ODE. Mv^oawtj. Hor. Nelson Coleridge, King's. 

LATIN ODE. Ad Georgium IV. Augustissimum Principem, 
sceptra paterna accipientem. 

[ Hor. Nelson Coleridge, King's. 
f GREEK. In venam aquae ex imis visceribus 
EPIGRAMS. < terrae arte eductam. 

v. LATIN. Impransi disquirite. JR. Okes, King's. 



1821. 

GREEK ODE. OKcai/o? o' 'Yirepftopeo*. Hor. Nelson Coleridge, 

[King's. 

LATIN ODE. Maria Scotorum Regina. C. Fursden, Down. 
EPIGRAMS. E-jrajfei/ dpa ffTrovSafwv. Edrv. Baines, Christ. 



1822. 
GREEK ODE. Pyramides JEgyptiacae. 

[Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Trinity. 
LATIN ODE. Mors Napoleonis. 

/- GREEK. E^w re S^TO, *' OUK epta. 

EPIGRAMS. <| LATIN. Nugae seria ducunt 

v. In mala. 

[Wintkrop Mackworth Praed, Trinity. 

1823. 

GREEK ODE. In obitum Viri admodum ReVerendi Doctissi- 
mique T. F. Middleton, Episcopi Calcut- 
tensis. Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Trinity. 

LATIN ODE. Africani catenis devincti. 

GREEK. Eai/ >/? <bi\ona6t]<;, e<rrj 



EPIGRAMS. T 

I LATIN. - Oc (bcwyei, TTO\IV 



[/. Wilder, King's. 



389 



1824. 

GREEK ODE. ft ireuBec 'E\\qvtov tre eXevOepovre irarpiV, c\ev- 

6epovre Be TrcttSe?, jwaiKai vvv virep 

TTO.VTQIV 7&)i/. B. H. Kennedy) St. John's. 
LATIN ODE. Aleppo Urbs Syriae terrae motu funditus 

eversa. B. H. Kennedy, St. John's. 
EPIGRAMS. Scribimus docti indoctique. 

[Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Trinity. 



1825. 

GREEK ODE. Avbptov irt<pavu>v ira<ra. ytj Ta<f)os. 

[W. Selwyn, St. John's. 
LATIN ODE. Academia Cantabrigiensis tot novis JEdificiis 

ornata. Robert Snow, St. John's. 
T GREEK. Ylepuro-oi Trcti/re? 01 \ jueo-w Atyyoi. 
^ LATIN. Suramum jus, summa injuria. 

IB. H. Kennedy, St. John's. 



EPIGRAMS. 



1826. 

GREEK ODE. Delphi. W. Selrvyn, St. John's. 
LATIN ODE. Iris. W. Selrvyn, St. John's. 

GREEK. EKO)V deKovri 76 6ufj.io. 

EPIGRAMS. < LATIN. Eloquiumve oculi aut facunda silentia 
linguae. W. Selwyn, St. John's. 



1827- 

GREEK ODE. Sanctius his animal 

Deerat adhuc, et quod dominari in ccetera posset: 
Natus Homo est. W. Selrvyn, St. John's. 

LATIN ODE. Iphigenia in Aulide. Chr. Wordsworth, Trin. 

EPIGRAMS. \\aQwara, naOtinara. Chr, Wordsworth, Trin. 



390 



The Rev. CHARLES BURNEY, D.D. and the 
Rev. JOHN CLEAVER BANKES, M.A. only sur- 
viving trustees of a fund raised by the friends of 
the late PROFESSOR PORSON, and appropriated 
to his use during his life-time, after various dis- 
positions of part of the said fund, did, by deed, 
bearing date the 27th November, 1816, transfer 
to the University the sum of <400. Navy 5 per 
cents, upon trust, that the interest arising there- 
from shall be annually employed in the purchase 
of one or more Greek books, to be given to an 
Undergraduate yearly, at the Commencement, as 
a prize for Greek Verses, by the name of the 
PORSON UNIVERSITY PRIZE. 

The Verses to be a translation of a passage or 
passages in some play of Shakspeare, Ben Jonson, 
Massinger, or Beaumont and Fletcher, selected by 
the Vice-Chancellor or his Deputy, and announced 
or published a reasonable time before the Com- 
mencement. The metre of the translation, if the 
selection be from a Tragedy, shall be Tragicum 
lambicum Trimetrum Acatalecticum, or Tragi- 
cum Trochaicum Tetrametrum Catalecticum ; if 
the selection.be from a Comedy, the metre of the 
translation shall be Comicum lambicum Trime- 
trum Acatalecticum, or Comicum Trochaicum 
Catalecticum. The plan adopted in the case of 
Sir William Browne's Prizes to be followed as 
far as relates to ascertaining the Author of the 
prize, without disclosure of the names of the other 



391 



Candidates. The exercises must be distinctly 
written and accentuated, and accompanied by a 
literal Latin prose version of the Greek, and sent 
in to the Vice-Chancellor on or before the 30th 
of April. The Examiners appointed are, the 
Vice-Chancellor or his Deputy, the Provost of 
King's, the Masters of Trinity, St. John's, 
Christ's, and Caius Colleges, the Greek Pro- 
fessor, and the Public Orator; the Vice-Chan- 
cellor, or his Deputy, to have a casting vote if 
necessary. The prize translation is to be printed 
at the expence of the author, and copies to be 
given to the Vice-Chancellor and Heads of 
Houses, previous to the Commencement, at which 
time it is to be recited in the Senate-House. 
And if in any year there be no translation worthy 
of the prize, the book or books provided for that 
year shall be reserved and given to the Candidate 
who shall be considered second best in the sub- 
sequent year, and so from time to time the book 
or books provided in any year, and not given in 
that year as a prize, shall be reserved till the 
Examiners shall adjudge the same to be given in 
some subsequent year to a Candidate whose 
translation is second best, or third best to the 
prize translation, but worthy to be rewarded, 
and then shall be disposed of accordingly; pro- 
vided also that they be printed and recited as 
in the case of the prize translation. All the 
prize translations, and every such second best or 
third best translation, shall be transcribed in a 
book to be kept by the Vice-Chancellor. 



392 



PORSON PRIZE. 

1817 HENRY IV. PART II. Act III. Scene 2. 

beginning " O Sleep," &c. 

and ending " deny it to a King." 

George Jacob Pennington, King's. 

1818 HENRY VIII. Act III. Scenes. 

beginning 

" Cromwell, I did not think to shed a tear," &c. 
and ending 

"He would not in mine age 
Have left me naked to mine enemies." 

W. Sidney Walker, Trinity. 

1819. CORIOLANUS, Act III. Scene 2. 

beginning "Thou know'st great son," &c. 

and ending " let us shame him with 

our knees," 

Horatio Waddington, Trinity. 

1820 MACBETH, Act I. last Scene. 

beginning 

" We will proceed no further in this business," &c. 
and ending 

." False face must hide what the false heart doth 
know." 

W. H. F. Talbot, Trinity. 
1821 OTHELLO, Act I. Scene 3. 



" And till she comes, as truly as to Heaven," &c< 
and ending 

" Here comes the lady, let her witness it." 
W. Barham, Trinity. 



393 

1822 JULIUS CESAR, Act IV. Scene 3. 

Brutus and Cassius. 

W. Barham, Trinity. 

1 823 HENRY VIII. Act V. Scene 6. 

beginning " This Royal Infant/' &c. 

and ending " and so stand fix'd." 

B. H. Kennedy, St. John's. 

1824 MERCHANT OP VENICE, Act IV. Scene 1. 



" Of a strange nature is the suit you. follow," &c> 
and ending 

" Penalty and forfeit of my bond." 

B. H. Kennedy, St. John's. 

1825 KING JOHN, Act IV. Scene 2. 



"How oft the sight of means/' &c. 
and ending 

" an innocent child." 

John Hodgson, Trinity. 



1826 KING JOHN, Act III. Scenes. 

beginning " Come hither Hubert," &c. 

and ending. .... " I think thou lov'st me well." 
B. H. Kennedy, St. John's. 

1S27... As You LIKE IT, Act IL Scene 3. 

beginning " But not so : I have," &c. 

and ending " with truth and loyalty." 

John Wordsworth, Trinity. 



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The Rev. ROBERT SMITH, D.D. late Master 
of Trinity College, left two annual prizes of .25. 
each, to two Commencing Bachelors of Arts, the 
best proficients in Mathematics and Natural 
Philosophy. The examination is soon after the 
admission of the Questionists. The adjudicators 
are, the Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor, the Master 
of Trinity, the Lucasian, Plumian, and Lowndean 
Professors. Cceteris paribus, preference is to be 
given to Candidates of Trinity College. 

f&r, $eaton f $ri$* IJornt. 

Mr. SEATON gives his Kingslingbury estate 
to the University of Cambridge for ever; the 
rents of which shall be disposed of yearly by the 
Vice-Chancellor for the time being ; as he the 
Vice-Chancellor, the Master of Clare Hall, and 
the Greek Professor for the time being, or two 
of them, shall agree: which three Persons afore- 
said shall give out a subject ; which subject shall, 
for the first year, be one or 'other of the perfections 
or attributes of the Supreme Being; and so the 
succeeding years, till that subject is exhausted. 
And afterwards the subject shall be either Death, 
Judgment, Heaven, Hell, Purity of Heart, &c. 
or whatsoever else may be judged by the Vice- 
Chancellor, Master of Clare Hall, and Greek 
Professor, to be most conducive to the honour 
of the Supreme Being, and recommendation of 



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virtue. And they shall yearly dispose of the 
rent of the above estate to that Master of Arts, 
whose Poem on the subject given, shall be best 
approved by them: which Poem, he ordains, to 
be always in English, and to be printed; the 
expence of which shall be deducted out of the 
product of the estate, and the residue given as 
a reward to the Composer of the Poem, or Ode, 
or Copy of Verses. 

The Vice-Chancellor, the Master of Clare 
Hall, and the Greek Professor (who decide this 
Prize) fix on the subject, which is delivered out 
in January, and the Poems are to be sent to the 
Vice-Chancellor on or before the 29th of Sep- 
tember. The Prize is annually determined in 
the latter end of October. 

The names of the unsuccessful Candidates are 
destroyed, as in the case of the Bachelors Ex- 
ercises. 

SEATONIAN PRIZE. 

1750. The Eternity of the Supreme Being. C. Smart, Pemb. 

1 751 . The Immensity of the Supreme Being. C. Smart, Pemb. 

1752. The Omniscience of the Supreme Being. C. Smart, Pemb. 

1753. The Power of the Supreme Being. C. Smart, Pemb. 

1754. The Justice of the Supreme Being. Geo. Bally, King's. 

1755. The Goodness of the Supreme Being. C. Smart, Pemb. 

1756. The Wisdom of the Supreme Being. G. Bally, King's. 

1757. The Day of Judgement. Robert Glynn, King's. 

1 758. The Providence of the Supreme Being. G. Bally, King's. 

1759. Death. Beilby Porteus, Christ. 



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1760. Heaven. James Scott, Trinity. 

1761. Purity of Heart. James Scott, Trinity. 

1762. Repentance. James Scott, Trinity. 

1763. The Redemption. J. Hey, Sidney. 

1764. The Conversion of St. Paul. /. Lettice, Sidney. 

1765. The Crucifixion. Thomas Zouch, Trinity. 

1766. The Gift of Tongues. 

1767. The Gift of Tongues. Charles Jenner, Sidney. 

1768. The Destruction of Nineveh. Charles Jenner, Sidney. 

1 770. The Dedication of the Temple of Solomon. W. Hodson, 

1 77 1 . Conscience. [Trinity. 

1772. Conscience. W. Gibson, Pemb. 

1773. Charity. Charles Peter Layard, ,St. John's. 

1774. Duelling. 

1775. Duelling. C. P. Layard, St. John's S. Hayes, Trin. 

1776. Prophecy. Samuel Hayes, Trinity. 
1777- Prayer. Samuel Hayes, Trinity. 

1778. The Nativity. Samuel Hayes, Trinity. 

1779. The Ascension. 

1780. The Ascension. Thomas Hughes, St. John's. 

1781. The Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans. 

[W. Gibson, Pemb. 

1782. The Call of the Gentiles. Spencer Madan, Trinity. 

1783. Hope. Samuel Hayes, Trinity. 

1784. The Creation. Samuel Hayes, Trinity. 

1785. The Exodus. Samuel Hayes, Trinity. 

1786. The Resurrection. 

1787. The Resurrection. 

1788. The Resurrection. 

1789- The Deluge. J. Roberts, King's. 

1790. Faith. Charles Philpott, Emman. 

1791- Humility. Charles Philpott, Emman. 

1 792. The Restoration of the Jews. 

1793. The Restoration of the Jews. 






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1794- The Restoration of the Jews. F. Wrangham, Trin. H. 

1795. The Destruction of Babylon. A. W. Trollope, Pemb. 

1 796. The Mercy of God. 

1797- Miracles. W. Bolland, Trinity. 

1798. The Epiphany. W. Bolland, Trinity. 

1799- St. Paul at Athens. W. Bolland, Trinity. 

1800. The Holy Land. Francis Wrangham, Trinity. 

1801. St. Peter's Denial of Christ. 

1802. St. Peter's Denial of Christ. W. Cockburn, St. John's. 

1803. Raising Jairus' Daughter. W. Cockburn, St. John's. 

1804. Moses viewing the Promised Land. C. Hoyle, Trin. 

1 805. Christ's Lamentation over Jerusalem. C. Peers, Joh. 

1806. Paul and Barnabas at Lystra. Charles Hoyle, Trin. 
1807- The Shipwreck of St. Paul. C. J. Hoare, St. John's. 

1808. The Holy Wars. B. T. H. Cole, Magd. 

1809. The Conquest of Canaan. George Pryme, Trinity. 

1810. The Death of Abel. 

1811. The Sufferings of the Primitive Martyrs. 

\_ Francis Wrangham, Trinity. 

1812. Joseph made known to his Brethren. 

[Francis Wrangham, Trinity. 

1813. Death of Saul and Jonathan. E. Smedley, Sidney. 

1814. Jephthah meeting his Daughter after his rash Vow. 

[E. Smedley, Sidney. 

1815. Jonah. J. W. Bellamy, Queen's. 

1816. Hezekiahand Sennacherib. C. H. Terrott, Trinity. 

1817. Belshazzar's Feast. Thomas Smart Hughes, Emman. 
IS 18. Deborah. Alldersey DicJcen, St. Peter's. 

1819- Moses receiving the Tables of the Law. 

1820. The Omnipresence of the Supreme Being. 

[Edward B. Elliott, Trinity, 

1821. The Old Age of St. John the Evangelist. 

1822. Antiochus Epiphanes (1 Mace, i., &c.) 

1323. Cornelius. [Edward B. Elliott, Trinity. 



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1824. The Death of Absalom. H. S. Beresf&rd, Clare. 

1825. The Building and Dedication of the Second Temple. 

{John Ovetton, Trinity. 

1826. The Transfiguration. 

1827. The Marriage at Caiia in Galilee. 

Jttr. Jlorrto'0 <&0*atg* 

Mr. NORRIS left the sum of twelve pounds 
yearly, as a reward for the best prose English 
Essay, on some such subjects as he particularly 
mentions in his Grant. Seven pounds four shil- 
lings of the money shall be expended upon a gold 
medal, the residue of it to be disposed of in .books. 

He leaves the adjudication of superior merit 
in the Essays to the opinion of the three Stew- 
ards ; and if they are not agreed, to a majority, 
when the Professor under this institution, and the 
Hebrew and Greek Professors have been first 
called in. 

Each Candidate must not be under twenty 
years of age, or above thirty. He must be, or 
have been, a Student of this University. He 
must have attended the lectures of the Norrisian 
Professor twenty times in the course of one year ; 
and this attendance is to be signified to the 
Stewards, under the Professor's hand. 

The Professor shall propound each year's 
thesis; and he shall cause it to be published in 
one of the most public London papers ; and such 
publication shall be always within the first ten 
days of every November. The Essays are to be 



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sealed up, as customary in other probationary 
Exercises, and sent to one of the three Stewards, 
on or before the tenth day preceding the Sunday 
in every Passion week. And on the Thursday 
morning preceding every Good Friday, shall the 
successful Candidate know the adjudication, and 
shall within fourteen days receive the Medal, and 
the books: provided always that, at the time of 
receiving them, he gives a promissory note for 
the payment of twelve pounds to the Trustees, 
or owner of the estate whence arises the annuity, 
in case he does not cause such Essay, so rewarded, 
to be publickly printed and published, within two 
calendar months. 

Any opinion advanced in. such Essay, contrary 
to the Church's Articles, with respect to our 
Saviour's Divinity, and the personality of the 
Holy Spirit, shall as utterly disqualify a Can- 
didate from receiving the reward, as the absurdity 
and weakness of the Composition itself. And 
whether such Essay does advance such opinion or 
opinions, is left to the opinion of them who are 
constituted judges of the merit of the Essays. 

Grant in the Common Chest of the University. 

NORRISIAN PRIZE. 

1781. The Advantages of Revelation. Jos. Whiteley, Magd. 

1782. Jesus Christ considered as an Example to mankind. 

\_Joseph Whitcley, Magdalene. 

1783. The Necessity of a Redeemer. Jos. Whiteley, Magd. 

1784. The Literary Beauties of Scripture. T. Lloyd, King's. 



400 

1785. The Rewards of Eternity. Jos. Whiteley, Magdalene, 

1786. The Goodness of God, as manifested in the Mission of 

Jesus Christ. Edward Pearson, Sidney. 

1787. The Advantages of the Knowledge revealed to man- 

kind concerning the Holy Spirit. 

\_Jos. Whiteley, Magdalene. 

1788. Voluntary Neglect of one duty cannot be compensated 

by strictness of Attention to other duties. 

\_Jos. Whiteley, Magdalene. 
178p. When the fulness of the time was come, God sent 

forth his Son. Gal. iv. 4. Jos. Whiteley, Magd. 
1790. The manner, in which the Christian Religion was in- 
tended to improve Morality. Jos. Leadley, Magd. 
1791- The Propagation of the Christian Religion. 

fj. Fawcett, Magdalene. 

1792. The Old Testament is not contrary to the New. 

[V. Farvcett, Magdalene. 

1793. In what sense Jesus Christ hath "brought Life and 

Immortality to light through the Gospel." 

[V. Spencer Cobbold, Caius. 

179^. The Christian Doctrine of Justification by Faith is 
not destructive of the Principles of Natural Virtue. 

[W. Deason, Trinity. 

1795. The Holy Scriptures, rightly understood, do not give 

encouragement to Enthusiasm or Superstition. 

[Thomas Thomason, Magd. 

1796. The Grounds contained in Scripture for expecting 

a future Restoration of the Jews. C. Jerram, Magd. 
1797- The Advantages, which result to Revelation from it's 

being conveyed in the form of History. 

\_J. Spencer Cobbold, Caius. 
1798. The state of the Jews since the death of Christ, as 

affording an argument for the truth of Christianity. 

[Andrew Green, Trinity. 
1799- The conduct and character of St. Peter considered, 

as giving evidence to the truth of the Christian 

Religion. Thomas Grimwood Taylor, Trinity. 



401 



1800. The Christian Religion has, in it's effects, been favour- 

able to human happiness. T. Tkomason, Queen's. 

1801. The difference of opinion among Christians affords no 

argument against Christianity. T. Thomason, Qu. 

1802. On the method of illustrating the Scriptures from the 

relations of modern Travellers in Palestine, and the 
neighbouring Countries. J. Foster, Trinity. 

1803. What are the causes, that Christianity spread itself so 

much in the ages immediately succeeding the Age 
of the Apostles, and so little ever since ? 

\_James Wilding, Magd. 

1 804. The Providence of God. J. George Durham, Corpus. 

1805. The Internal Evidence of the Religion of Moses. 

[Thomas Broadley, Trinity. 

1806. The External Evidence of the Religion of Moses. 

[Thomas Broadley, Trinity. 

1807- The Fulness of the time, when Christ came into the 
World. Thomas Broadley, Trinity. 

1808. Public Worship. George C. Gorham, Queen's. 

1809. The Christian Sabbath. W. Bolland,jun. Trinity. 

1810. The Connexion between Religion and Learning. 

[H. Jeremy, Trinity. 

1811. The divisions of Christians are not inconsistent with 

the truths of Christianity. J. Taddy, Trinity. 

1812. The conduct of the Apostles of Christ before his 

Ascension considered in itself, and in comparison 
with their conduct afterward. C. J. Lyon, Trin. 

1813. The Literary Beauties of the New Testament. 

[_W.H. Parry, St. John's. 

1814. "The Baptism of John, was it from Heaven, or of 

Men ? " James C. Franks, Trinity. 

1815. The treachery of Judas, and the failings of the other 

Apostles, are consistent with the Divine Mission of 
Jesus Christ. J. W. Bellamy, Queen's. 

1816. The Use and Necessity of Revelation. 

\_James C. Franks, Trinity. 

Cc 



402 



1817- The Internal Evidence of the Genuineness and Authen- 
ticity of the Gospels. James C. Franks, Trinity. 

1818. What confirmation does the credibility of the Gospel- 

History derive from the number and concurrence of 
the Evangelists ? James C. Franks, Trinity. 

1819. No Valid Argument can be drawn from the incredulity 

of the Jews against the truth of the Christian 
Religion. Robert Brough, Corpus. 

1 820. Shew, from a review of the Civil, Moral, and Religious 
State of mankind at the time when Christ came into 
the World, how far the reception which his Religion 
met with is a proof of its Divine Origin. 

\_Kenelm Digby, Trinity. 

1821. The Connexion between the Jewish and Christian 

Dispensations. W. Trollope, Pemb. 

1822. The Internal Evidence of the Divine Origin of the 

Christian Religion. J. A. Jeremie, Trinity. 
1 823. The Office and Mission of John the Baptist. 

|V. A. Jeremie, Trin. 
1 824. The Doctrines of our Saviour, as derived from the four 

Gospels, are in perfect harmony with the Doctrines 

of St. Paul, as derived from his Epistles. 

J. A. Jeremie, Trinity. 
1825. No valid argument can be drawn from the incredulity 

of the Heathen Philosophers against the truth of the 

Christian Religion. J. A. Jeremie, Trinity. 
1 826. The Mosaic Dispensation not intended to be perpetual. 

^Francis White, Trinity. 
1827- The Proofs of a General Judgment to come, and 

the Advantages of the Knowledge revealed to 

Mankind concerning it. 



The Rev. JOHN HULSE, B.A., of St. John's 
College, bequeathed to the University certain 
estates for the advancement of Religious Learning, 
and directed in his Will that out of the rents 



403 



and profits, an annual premium of <40. should 
be given to any member of this University, under 
the degree or standing of M.A. who composed 
the best Dissertation in the English language, 
on the Evidences in general, or on the Prophecies 
or Miracles in particular, or on any other par- 
ticular argument, whether the same be direct or 
collateral proofs of the Christian Religion, in order 
to evince its truth and excellence. 

The subject is delivered out on Christmas-day, 
or New Year's-day, and the Dissertations are to 
be sent to the Vice-Chancellor, or the Masters of 
Trinity and St. John's, who are the Trustees, on 
or before the 1st of the ensuing November, with 
the names of the respective authors sealed up. 

The writer of the Dissertation best approved 
is to print it at his own expence, and not to offer 
himself a second time as Candidate for the pre- 
mium. 

.* 

HULSEAN PRIZE. 

1801. The Prophecies, which are now accomplishing, are an 

Evidence of the truth of the Christian Religion. 

fJokn Bird Sumner, King's. 

1802. The Internal Evidences of the truth of the Christian 

Religion. John Scott, Magd. 

1803. The External Evidences of the truth of the Christian 

Religion. 

1804. The External Evidences of the truth of the Christian 

Religion. George Downing Whittington, St. John's. 

1805. The Propagation of Christianity. R. Morrilt, Cath. 

C C 2 



404 

1806. The Insufficiency of Secondary Causes to insure the 

success of Christianity. S. Berney Vince, King's. 

1807. A Critical Essay on the Ninth Book of Bp. Warburton's 

< Divine Legation of Moses.' J. N. Pearson, Trin. 

1808. On the Origin and Intention of Sacrifices. 

[John Cam Hobhouse, Trinity. 

1809- On the Advantages of Difficulties in Religion, in order 
to shew the good effects which result (or which 
might result) from the proofs of revelation being of 
a probable, rather than of a demonstrative kind. 

[WiUiam Heath, King's. 

1810. The remarkable propensity of the Jews to Idolatry 

before the Babylonish Captivity, compared with 
their exemption from it in general afterward, affords 
the unbeliever no just grounds for rejecting the 
spiritual account of the Miracles in the times of 
Moses and Joshua. William Jorvett, St. John's. 

1811. On the Books of Origen against Celsus, with a view to 

illustrate the argument ; and to point out the 

evidence they afford to the truth of Christianity, 

[Francis Cunningham, Queen's. 

1812. On the religious knowledge which the Heathen Philo- 

sophers derived from the Jewish Scriptures. 

[Daniel Guilford Wait, St. John's. 

1813. On the Magi who came to adore the new-born Jesus, 

and on the Star which directed their way. 

[James C. Franks, Trinity. 

1814. On the comparative value of Prophecy and Miracles, as 

evidences for the truth of Christianity. 

[Thomas Fuller, St. John's. 

1815. The distinct provinces of Reason and Faith. 

[Charles J. Lyon, Trinity: 



405 



1816. The doctrine of the Atonement is agreeable to Reason. 

[#. C. Boutflower, St. John's. 

1817- The probable causes of the apparent Neglect, with 
which some celebrated ancient writers treated the 
Christian Religion. John Welter, Emman. 

1818. The probable influence of Revelation on the writings of 

Heathen Philosophers, and on the morals of the 
Heathen World. William Peach, St. John's. 

1819. On the fitness of the Time, when Christ came into 

the World. Edward White, Corpus. 

1820. The Importance of Natural Religion. 

[Robert Brougk, Corpus. 

1821. The expedients resorted to by the Gentile Philosophers, 

in opposing the Progress of the Gospel, described 
and applied in illustration of the truth of the 
Christian Religion. William Trollope, Pemb. 

1822. The Argument for the Genuineness of the Sacred 

Volume, as generally received by Christians, stated 
and explained. C. Austin, Jesus. 

1823. The Nature and Advantages of the Influence of the 

Holy Spirit. William Clayton Walters, Jesus. 

, 1824. The Nature and Advantage of the Influence of the 
Holy Spirit. W. C. Walters, Jesus. 

1825. In what respects the Law is a Schoolmaster to bring us 

unto Christ. A. T. Russell, St. John's. 

1826. A Critical Examination of our Saviour's Discourses 

with regard to the Evidences which they afford of 
His Divine Nature. William M. Mayers, Cath. 

1827- The Contention between Paul and Barnabas. 



406 



Botanical Oarfccn. 

By Indenture 25 Aug. 1762, Dr. Walker 
appointed the Chancellor, or, in his absence, the 
Vice-Chancellor, the Master of Trinity College, 
the Provost of King's College, the Master of 
St. John's College, and the Professor of Physic, 
perpetual Governors and Visitors of the Garden. 

They, or the greater part of them, have power 
to elect a Reader in Botany, and a Curator or 
Superintendent of the Garden, and to appoint 
the Persons by instruments under their hands 
and seals. 



for tije 

They are appointed by a Grace. See the 
Grace, 21 Jan. 1697, Lib. Graf. Theta, p. 428. 
Another, Dec. 2. 1749, Lib. Grat. Kappa, 
p. 123. 

A Grace, May 27, 1752, grants that the 
major part of the Syndics present have power 
to transact business, provided that all of them 
have had notice of the meeting, and that the 
number present be not less than five, the Vice- 
Chancellor being one of them. Lib. Grat. Kappa, 
p. 184. 

11 Jun. 1782, the following Grace passed for 
entrusting the Syndics of the Press with the 
disposal of the annual sum granted to the 



407 

University by an Act of Parliament 21 Geo. III. 
intitled, An Act for granting to his Majesty, 
an additional duty on Almanacks, &p. 

Cum ad graves librorum imprimendorum 
sumptus sublevandos, omnigenaque adeo eru- 
ditionis studium promovendum, annuo quingen- 
tarum librarum reditu Academiam nuper auxerit 
munificentia publica; ne aut nostra negligentia 
deflorescat tantus publice habitus literis honos, 
aut in olios usus transferatur quod doctrines 
amplificandcE sacrum esse oporteat; 

Placeat Vobis, ut Typographici Preli Cura- 
tores in hac etiam parte Syndici vestri constitu- 
antur ; atque ut quingentce quotannis librte, si 
ipsis necessarium videatur, vel in novas veterum 
scriptorum editiones apparandas, vel in recen- 
tiorum opera divulganda insumendce, Us hoc 
nomine 'e Communi Cista erogentur : Ita tamen 
ut singulis annis, ante finem mensis Junii, quic- 
quid ab Us in hujusce negotii procuratione factum 
fuerit, ad vos in scripto re/erre teneantur. Lib. 
Stat. p. 445. 



For the supplying this and certain other 
Libraries with books, provision was made by 
Statute of the 8th of Queen, Anne, entitled an 
Act for the Encouragement of Learning, to which 
certain provisions were added by an Act of the 
41st of George II L and still further provisions 



408 

by an Act passed in the 56th year of the same 
Reign, in which last it is enacted, " that eleven 
printed copies of the whole of every hook, and 
of every volume thereof, upon the paper upon 
which the largest numher or impression of such 
hook shall he printed for sale, together with all 
maps and prints belonging thereto, which, from 
and after the passing of this Act, shall be printed 
and published, on demand thereof being made 
in writing to, or left at, the place of abode of 
the publisher or publishers thereof, at any time 
within twelve months next after the publication 
thereof, under the hand of the warehouse-keeper 
of the Company of Stationers, or the Librarian 
or other person thereto authorized by the persons 
or body politic and corporate, proprietors or mana- 
gers of the Libraries following; videlicet, the 
British Museum, Sion College, the Bodleian 
Library at Oxford, the Public Library at Cam- 
bridge, the Library of the faculty of Advocates 
at Edinburgh, the Libraries of the four Uni- 
versities of Scotland, Trinity College Library, 
and the King's Inns Library at Dublin, or so 
many of such eleven copies as shall be respectively 
demanded on behalf of such Libraries respectively, 
shall be delivered by the publisher or publishers 
thereof respectively, within one month after demand 
made thereof in writing as aforesaid, to the ware- 
house-keeper of the said Company of Stationers 
for the time being; which copies the said ware- 
house-keeper shall and he is hereby required to 
receive at the Hall of the said Company, for the 
use of the Library for which such demand shall 



409 

be made, within such twelve months as aforesaid ; 
and the said warehouse-keeper is hereby required 
within one month after any such book or volume 
shall be so delivered to him as aforesaid, to deliver 
the same for the use of such Library: and if 
any publisher, or the warehouse-keeper of the 
said Company of Stationers, shall not observe the 
directions of this Act therein, that then he 
and they so making default in not delivering 
or receiving the said eleven printed copies as 
aforesaid, shall forfeit besides the value of the 
said printed copies, the sum of five pounds for 
each copy not so delivered or received, together 
with the full costs of suit; the same to be 
recovered by the person or persons, or body politic 
or corporate, proprietors or managers of the 
Library for the use whereof such copy or copies 
ought to have been delivered or received; for 
which penalties and value such person or persons, 
body politic or corporate, is or are now hereby 
authorized to sue by action of debt or other 
proper action in any Court of Record in the 
United Kingdom. 

" And be it further enacted, that no such 
printed copy or copies shall be demanded by or 
delivered to or for the use of any of the Libraries 
herein before mentioned, of the Second Edition, 
or of any subsequent edition of any book or books, 
so demanded and delivered as aforesaid, unless 
the same shall contain additions or alterations: 
and in case any edition after the first, of any 
book so demanded and delivered as aforesaid, 



410 



shall contain any addition or alteration, no printed 
copy or copies thereof shall be demanded or de- 
livered as aforesaid, if a printed copy of such 
additions or alterations only, printed in an uniform 
manner with the former edition of such book, 
be delivered to each of the Libraries aforesaid, 
for whose use a copy of the former edition shall 
have been demanded and delivered as aforesaid: 
provided also, that the copy of every book that 
shall be demanded by the British Museum, shall 
be delivered of the best paper on which such 
work shall be printed." 

To the same purpose the rents of the Uni- 
versity's estates at Ovingdon in Norfolk are 
applied. This estate was bought with the money 
given to the University in 1666, by Tobias 
Ilustat, Esq. Yeoman of the Robes to King 
Charles II., to be laid out in land, the rents 
to be applied in the purchase of choice books 
for the Public Library. 

William Worts, M.A. Fellow of Caius College, 
formerly one of the Esquire Bedells of this Uni- 
versity, ordered by his Will that the annual 
surplus of the rents and profits of his estate at 
Landbeach, in this county, after the discharge 
of the other outgoings, (See p. 271.) should be 
applied to the use of the Public Library. A 
quarterly contribution of one shilling and sixpence 
from each Member of the University, excepting 
Sizars, is likewise made for the support of the 
Library. 



411 



The management of the Library is committed 
to Syndics, who are the Vice-Chancellor, the 
Heads of Colleges, all Doctors in each Faculty, 
the Orator, and all public Professors, the Proctors, 
and Scrutators. They meet in the Library on 
the first Monday after the division of every Term, 
and oftener if necessary; and to them, or the 
major part, not less than five, of whom the 
Vice-Chancellor must always be one, full powers 
are committed for the better regulating of the 
same. 

All Members of the Senate, and Bachelors in 
Civil Law and Physic, are entitled to the use 
of the Library. 

The Syndics have at various times issued 
regulations to the following effect: 

" That no person be allowed to have in his 
possession at any one time, more than ten volumes 
belonging to the Library, except by a dispensation 
from the Vice-Chancellor and the Librarians, 
if they shall be unanimously of opinion that 
sufficient reasons have been assigned for the 
same; and that such dispensations continue in 
force no longer than to the end of the quarter 
in which they shall be granted; but upon fresh 
application may be renewed by the same au- 
thority. 

" That no one take or borrow any book out of 
the Library, without first delivering to one of 
the Library-Keepers a note for the same, in his 
own hand-writing, expressing his name and Col- 



412 

lege, and the year and day of the month on 
which such book is taken or borrowed, on pain 
of forfeiting five pounds, or double the value of 
such book, at the discretion and the judgment of 
the Vice-Chancellor. 

" That the Library-Keepers preserve carefully 
all such notes, till the book so taken out be 
returned again to the Library, duly entering 
the same in a book to be kept for that purpose, 
together with the day of the said return, and 
any damage done to any book, on pain of five 
shillings for every omission, to be paid by them, 
or any of them. 

" That every one who shall borrow or take 
any book out of the Library, return it thither 
again on or before the next of the four following 
days, viz. Michaelmas-day, St. Thomas, Lady- 
day, and Midsummer-day, or oftener, if the Syndics 
see occasion and require it, under the penalty 
of two shillings for every folio or quarto, and 
one shilling for every book of less size ; the penalty 
to be repeated every month till the book be 
returned, or another of the same edition and 
equal value placed in its room. 

" That a list of the books omitted to be re- 
turned at the end of the quarter, together with 
the name of the borrower, be suspended in some 
public place in the Library. 

" That no person shall have more than five 
volumes out of the lock-up classes of the Library, 
by a note counter-signed by the Vice-Chancellor ; 



413 

and that such books be returned at the end of 
each quarter, as all other books are, under double 
penalties. 

" That for the purpose of allowing the 
Librarians sufficient time to inspect the books 
at the end of each quarter, all books be kept in 
the Library on the day appointed for their 
return, and the whole of the day following. 

" That no manuscript whatever be taken out 
of the Library, without a grace for its removal 
being obtained from the Senate. 

" That no volume containing a collection of 
prints or drawings, shall be taken out of the 
Library on any account whatever. 

" That every year, on the Friday next after 
the Commencement, or oftener if they see occasion, 
the Syndics shall meet in the Senate-House, 
or elsewhere, at the appointment of the Vice- 
Chancellor, to give orders and appoint inspectors, 
for a general survey of the Library the Monday 
following. These inspectors, with the Librarians, 
shall make a full and true catalogue of all books 
wanting or much damaged, expressing in whose 
custody such books are, or by whom damaged, 
and deliver the same, signed by them, to the 
Vice-Chancellor. 

" That all books in this catalogue be returned 
to the Library perfect and undamaged, or others 
of the same edition and equal value, placed in 
their room there within thirty days after notice 



414 



given, on pain of forfeiting five pounds for every 
volume not so returned, or the full value of 
the same, at the discretion and in the judgment 
of the Vice-Chancellor, to be paid by him who 
stands charged with it; or, in case no one shall 
be charged with it, by the Library-Keepers, 
or their Deputies, or any of them; unless it 
shall appear to the Vice- Chancellor that such 
loss or damage has not happened through any 
neglect or default of the said Library-Keepers, 
or their Deputies, 

" That if, after the said thirty days, on inquiry 
and report to be made by the said inspectors, or 
otherwise, it appears to the Vice-Chancellor, 
that any books be still wanting in the Library, 
or much damaged, he shall order others, without 
delay, to be procured, at the expence of the 
Public Chest, and put in their places. 

" That strangers or persons in statu pupillari 
may be admitted into the Library, if attended 
by one of the Library-Keepers, or accompanied 
by some Member of the University not under 
the degree of Bachelor of Law or Medicine, 
and not otherwise. 

1 That all the penalties above-mentioned shall 
be levied as other penalties are, by the Queen's 
Statutes, (Stat. Eli%. 50. Lib. Stat. p. 271.) and 
go one-third to the Bedells who collect them, the 
rest to the Public Chest." 



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The Library is closed on Sundays, and on the 
following days; Christmas-Day; the Epiphany; 
the Purification ; Ash- Wednesday ; Good Friday ; 
Easter Monday and Tuesday; Holy Thursday; 
Whit Monday and Tuesday ; November 5. Ap- 
pointed Fast days and Thanksgivings ; the day 
after each Quarter-day; and the Wednesday, 
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, in the week 
after the Commencement. 

On Saturdays it is open from ten till one ; 
on Saints' days from twelve till three; and on 
other days from ten till three. 



manner of malting Appeal*, anD of ctjoosimj 



In University Causes, the Vice-Chancellor is 
usually the Judge. In some cases the Com- 
missary is Judge. Stat. Eliz. 48. De causis 
forensibus. Lib. Stat. p. 259- 

An appeal lies from the Commissary's sentence 
to the Vice-Chancellor. 

It must be made within twenty-four hours 
after the sentence is pronounced. Ibid. 

An appeal lies from the sentence of the Vice- 
Chancellor (whether the cause began before him, 
or devolved to him by appeal) to the University; 



416 

that is, to Delegates chosen in the manner to be 
mentioned afterwards. 

It must be made before the Vice-Chancellor, 
within two days after his sentence was pronounced 
(ibid), a Public Notary being present \. 

The Person, immediately after his appeal is 
made, takes an oath, before the Vice-Chancellor 
(who is called the Judex a quo) quod in conscientia 
sua justam habet appellandi causam. Grat. 
13 Feb. 1593. Lib. Stat. p. 363. 

He also takes an oath, that, neque directe, 
neque indirecte, neque per se 9 neque per quempiam 
alium, Septemviros, apud quos potestas est, De- 
legatos Judices nominandi, solicitet ad assig- 
nandum aliquem Delegatum, sed ipsorum arbitrio 
talem nominationem libere permittet. Ibid. 

If he have any advocate, Patron or Proctor, 
he takes the same oaths 2 . 

The Appellant within three days after the 
Vice-Chancellor's sentence, gives notice to one 
of the Proctors of his having appealed. Stat. 
Eliz. 48. Lib. Stat. p. 259. 



1 If the sentence from which you do appeal be inter- 
locutory, you must appeal in scriptis, before some Public 
Notary: if it be definitive, you may appeal apud acta. 
Tabor's Book, p. 13. 

1 Tabor says the Oaths are to be taken after the inhibition 
of the Vice-Chancellor. 



417 



Tabor says, you are to take the Registrary, 
or a Public Notary, with you, to make an act 
of that which is done. 

The Appellant deposits twenty shillings in 
the hands of the Proctor, to be returned if it be 
proved that he had just cause for appealing ; but 
to go to the University if he be convicted of 
having appealed temere or gives up the prosecution 
after judges have been appointed, or if the cause 
have been delayed by his fault. Ibid. 

He likewise deposits two shillings, as a present 
to the Proctor. 1 bid. 

The Proctor immediately inhibits the Vice- 
Chancellor ne quid pendente appettatione atten- 
tare, vel innovare prcesumat. Ibid 5 . 

The Person who promoted the suit against 
the Appellant (who is called pars appellata) and 
his Proctor, &c. (if he have any) take, before the 
Vice-Chancellor, the oath quod neque directe, 
neque indirecte, &p. Grace, 1593. 

The Party Appellant, or his Counsel, is to 
solicit the Vice-Chancellor to call a Congregation, 
if it be Term time, or a Convocation, if it be 



9 In the case of Dr. Ewin, the inhibition was attested 
thus: 

In the presence of me, GEORGE BURLASE, 

Not 9 . Pub. and Registrary. 
D D 



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out of Term, for the choosing of Delegates. 
Tabor's Book*, p. 151. 

At the Congregation a Bedell calls the Re- 
gents and Non-Regents, and the Vice-Chancellor 
mentions the business to be done. 

The Senior Proctor in his place reads the 
41th Statute De causis forensibus 5 . 

The Electors of the Delegates are the five 
Persons of the Caput, and the two Proctors. 
Stat. Eli%. 48. 

They go to the Vice-Chancellor's table, and 
nominate and prick for the Delegates, who are 
to be three at least, and not more than five, 
pro qualitate causa. Ibid. 

The Persons who are pricked by the greater 
number of the Electors, are to be proposed to 
the Senate. Ibid. 

After the nomination and pricking, the fol- 
lowing Grace, prepared by the Registrary, is 
read in both Houses 6 , in two Congregations : 



4 If there be any thing besides to be done at that Con- 
gregation, the choosing Delegates is done last. Buck's 
Book. 

6 According to an account in Baker's MSS. Vol. xlii. 
p. 113, the Proctor reads also the Statute (Grace) made 1593. 
But this is not mentioned in Buck's Book. 

5 This Grace has not unfrequently been read in one 
Congregation only. 



419 

Judices Delegati in causa Appettationis inter 
A. B. Partem Appettantem, et C. D. Partem 
Appellatam, electi et dati sunt 



E. 
F. 
G. 



Placeat Vobis, ut prcedicti Viri E. F. G. 
.sint judices Delegati, in pr&dicta Appellationis 
causa. 

With respect to non placets, the Statute 
orders as follows: 

Potestas nominandi Judices sit penes quinque 
illos Viros qui pro Capite illius anni constitute 
sunt, et duos Procuratores : et qui a majori parte 
istorum nominati fuerint, ad Regentes et Non- 
Regentes deferentur, suffragiis suis eligendi, si 
placent eis ; alioqui, mutatis uno vel altero, alii 
eorum loco per dictos Septemviros surrogati 
proponentur eligendi. Et si hi quoque displicent 9 
similiter tertio fiet. Quod si nee tertio loco positi 
eligantur, licebit dictis Septemviris, aut eorum 
majori parti, pro ilia vice tantum, Delegatos 
Judices eligere et dare. 

Suppose one or two of them named in the 
Grace be disliked in either House, the Septemviri 
then are to put out their names and put in others; 
and this may be done three several times. 

But in case the Grace be then denied, licebit 
dictis Septemmris, aut eorum majori parti, pro 



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ilia vice tantum, Delegates Judices eligere et 
dare, as doth appear in the Statute aforenamed. 
Buck's Book. 

If the greater part of the Septemviri do not 
agree in the Nomination or Election (when the 
Election devolves to them) of the Persons, then 
they are to be Delegates, who have the votes of 
the greater number of Electors, though they do 
not make a majority, or an equality, with respect 
to the whole number. Stat. 48. 

By the 48th Statute Causa Appellationum 
ad Universitatem ultra decem dies, si fieri potent, 
post datos Judices non potrahantur. See the 
Interpretation, 30 Apr. 1582, Lib. Stat. p. 326. 

The Party Appellant goes to each of the 
Delegates, desiring them to meet. Tabor's Book, 
p. 13. 

When they are met together, he presents the 
Grace to them, as it passed in the Senate-House 7 . 
And when they have read it, they consent accep- 
tare in se onus Commissions, and declare them- 
selves willing and ready to perform the Office 
of Judges in that Cause, juxta tenorem Delega- 
tionis. Tabor, p. 15. 

After acceptation made, the Party Appellant, 
or his Proctor, doth desire the Judges Delegate 
that they would decree, Partem Appellatam 
arrestandam fore, citra diem abitrio eorum as- 
signandum, to answer unto such things which 

7 Regent House. Tabor, p. 15. 



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the Party Appellant will object against him. 
Tabor, p. 15. 

If the Party Appellate doth then appear, the 
Cause is declared on both sides, and the Party 
Appellant hath assigned him ad proponendum 
in forma the next Court day, wherein such 
gravamina for which he did appeal, must be 
specified. Ibid. 

The Delegates are obliged (in quibuscunque 
forensibus controversiis) to end the Cause within 
forty days next after the inhibition, unless 
the delay be owing to the Appellant, in which 
case the Appeal is void, and to be held deserted. 
Gr. 13 Feb. 1593. Lib. Stat. p. 363. 

tiTomfiinatum ilaprtd. 

The order in which Persons are to preach is 
made out by the Bedells, and signed by the 
Vice-Chancellor, twice 8 in the year. 

The first paper begins from the first Sunday 
in January ; the second from the first Sunday in 
August. 

There are two columns. 

The first column is the Prior Combinatio, and 
contains the order for Sunday mornings. 

8 The Butlers of the respective Colleges are required, 
on or before the first of June, and the first of December, 
in each year, to deliver to the University Marshall a list, 
signed by the proper Officers of the College, of all the names 
on their boards, except those of Persons in Statu Pupillari. 



422 

It is regulated in the following manner : 

King's College provides a Preacher every 
seventh turn ; Trinity and St. John's Colleges, 
each of them do the same. 

The particular Persons of these three Colleges 
who are to preach, are not mentioned in the paper. 

The other Colleges (Trinity Hall, and 
Downing, which provide no Preacher, excepted) 
are divided into Classes : 

PRIOR COMBINATIO. 

1. Coll. Regal. 

2. Coll. Trin. 

3. Coll. Job. 

|Coll. Pet. rColl. Regin. 

4. | Coll. Christ. 5. JAul. Pemb. 

iColl. Magd. lAul. Cath. 

rColl. Corp. Christi. (Coll. Caii. 

6. JAuLClar. 7. jColl. Jes. 

CColl. Sid. (-Coll. Emman. 

Each of the Classes provides a Preacher for 
every seventh morning turn. 

The particular Preacher of each Class is fixed 
by Seniority, reckoning Bachelors of Divinity 
first, and then Masters of Arts. 

But Persons of sixty years of age, and upwards, 
are excused from preaching, and from all other 
exercises (excepting for degrees), and Masters of 
Arts are not in the Combination Paper for 



423 

sermons, till they are of one year's standing 
complete. 

If the day before the Term begins, fall on 
a Sunday, or any other holy day, there is a 
Clerum, and the morning turn drops. 

If a Person's turn happen on Easter-Day, or 
Whit-Sunday, in the morning, the usage is, to 
put him into the paper for the afternoon of 
the same day. 

The same thing is done when Christmas-Day 
falls on a Sunday. 

If the eighth day of May fall on a Sunday, 
there is a Clerum in the morning, and the morning 
turn drops. 

The Sermons on the 30th of January, the 
29th of May, the 5th of November, and on the 
day of the King's Accession, are preached by 
Masters of Colleges, or Doctors in Divinity, who 
are not Masters, or their Deputies: viz. those 
on the 5th of November, and the 30th of January 
by Masters of Colleges, and those on the 29th of 
May, and the King's Accession, by Doctors in 
Divinity. 

If the 30th of January fall on a Sunday, the 
fast is observed on the day next following. 

If the 29th of May, the 5th of November, 
or the King's Accession, be on a Sunday, the 
Person's turn in the morning drops. 

On Lady Day, in the morning, the sermon is 
at King's College Chapel, and is preached by one 



424 

of the Society there. The Person's turn at St. 
Mary's drops. 

On Ash- Wednesday, in the morning, there is 
generally a Clerum preached, at the appointment 
of the Vice-Chancellor, by one of the Persons 
who is to commence Doctor or Bachelor in Di- 
vinity in the year, as an exercise for the degree. 
If there be no Clerum, there is a Supplication. 

On Easter-Tuesday, the University Sermon is 
at St. Benedict's Church. 

It is preached by the Person mentioned in the 

Combination Paper. 

:K-Vriift. 
Preachers for the Lent and Summer Assizes, 

and for extraordinary fasts, and thanksgivings, 
are appointed by the Vice-Chan cellor. 

On the Commemoration Sunday next before 
the third day of November, in the morning, and 
in the morning and the afternoon of the Com- 
mencement Sunday, the Preachers are appointed 
by the Vice-Chancellor, and the Preachers in 
course are inserted in the paper for the next 
Sunday. 

The second column of the Combination Paper, 
called Posterior Combinatio, contains the names 
of the Preachers on Sunday afternoons, and on 
other holidays. They are Bachelors in Divinity 
and Masters of Arts, who take their turns ac- 
cording to Seniority, if in orders ; the Bachelors 
of Divinity being first in the order. 



425 

Masters of Arts are not in this column, till 
they are of one year's standing complete. 

There are two sermons on each of the follow- 
ing holidays, viz. Lady Day, Ascension Day, 
Michaelmas Day, All Saints' Day. 

Those Persons who do not intend to preach 
in their turns must provide Substitutes 9 . A Sub- 
stitute who has not been in the Combination 
Paper, must have leave of the Vice-Chancellor 
to preach. 

N.B. Persons who have declared for Law 
or Physic, are not on that account exempted from 
preaching in their turns at St. Mary's Church. 

9 SELECT PREACHERS. 

Quum Sacris Concionibus in Templo Academiae habendis baud 
satis provisum videatur : 

Placeat Vobis, ut ii qui pro ratione senioritatis diebus Domi- 
nlcis post meridiem condones habere tenentur, neminem sibi 
vicarium ab initio Octobris proxime sequentis usque ad Jinem 
Junii adsciscant, nisi aliquem e selectis Concionatoribus mox 
designandis. 

Placeat etiam Vobis, ut novem selecti Concionatores a Pro- 
Cancellario, Regio Theologies Prqfessore, Professore Norrisiano, 
Procuratoribus aut eorum vices gerentibus 3 si qui sint, vel saltern 
tribus eorum consentientibus, quorum unus semper sit Pro- 
Cancellarius, singuli in singulas menses proedictos eligantur. 
Ita tamen ut dictis Concionatoribus vices suas inter sese pro 
arbitrio permutare liceat. Atque ut Electio Jiat ante Jinem in- 
stantis Termini. Denique ut si quis hoc munus sibi delatum detrec- 
taverit, alms, quamprimumjieri possit, in ejus locum subrogetur. 
Lect. et Concess. 5 Julii 1802. GEO. BORLASE, Regist. 



426 



By Stat. Eliz. 26. Lib. Stat p. 237- there is 
to be a Divinity Act (which is called a course 
Act) every second Thursday in each Term. 

If the course day be a Holiday, the Act is 
deferred till the Thursday fortnight following. 

The Respondents are taken from the Masters 
of Arts of four years' standing complete, in the 
order of their Seniority. 

Masters of Arts are excepted who have de- 
clared for Law or Physic 1 . 

Persons of sixty years of age, or more, are 
exempted from all course exercises. 

There are three Opponents to each Act, who 
are appointed in the same manner as the morning 
Preachers at St. Mary's. 

Persons are liable to be appointed Opponents 
as soon as they are Masters of Arts. 

Persons, who have declared for Law or Physic, 
are exempted from Opponencies. 

Persons neglecting to keep their course Acts 
are fined, for the first omission, forty shillings, 



1 Masters of Arts intending to be on the Physic-lines 
make, by themselves or another, their declaration, before 
the Vice-Chancellor. The Registrary is present, and notes it 
in his book. 



427 



for the second, three pounds, for every subsequent 
omission five pounds. During such omissions 
there is no Act on the usual days. 

An Opponent neglecting to keep in his turn, 
forfeits ten shilling for each omission, to be 
repeated till he has kept it or procured some 
other Master of Arts to keep it for him. 

If any one from ill health, or unavoidable 
absence from the University, is unable to keep 
his course Act, a Grace for excusing him is usually 
offered to the Senate, and his name is mentioned 
in the Combination Paper as being to keep, cum 
convaluerit, cum redierit, 8$c. 

So many Acts are now kept by Persons about 
to take the degree of Bachelor of Divinity by 
Stat. 9. Eliz. that those whose names stand in 
the Combination Paper, are seldom called upon 
to keep their Acts. 

It sometimes happens, when the course days 
are all engaged, and a Person is anxious to keep 
his Act, that the Professor allows a private Act, 
at which the Father of the College usually 
presides, unless the Respondent can prevail on 
some Doctor in Divinity to moderate. 

He is to procure three Persons to oppose 
him. 



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In the Combination Paper one or two names 
are put down for Respondents, and two Opponents 
are assigned to each of them. But the course 
Acts are now never kept ; the Disputations in 
the Law and Physic Schools, being generally 
Exercises for degrees. 



on account of tfjc )ratij of a iirstdcnt 
filrmucr of tfje 



The Non-Term is only for Persons who die 
in the University. Stat. Antiq. Lib. Stat. p. 83. 

By the same Statute, the cessation from 
Lectures and Disputations, was from the death 
of a Regent or Non- Regent, to the burial. But 
by a decree 1619, (Lib. Stat. p. 477) the Non- 
Term is to continue for the three days only. 

The present proceedings seem to be thus : 

The Vice-Chancellor is waited upon by one 
of the College to which the deceased belonged, 
for the purpose of appointing the time for ringing 
St. Mary's bell. 

He usually fixes upon the night before the 
funeral. The bell rings for an hour. Regularly 
the bell-ringer receives his notice to ring the bell 
from the Vice-Chancellor. 



429 



If the corpse be removed from the University 
for burial, the bell is usually rung on the day 
before the removal. 

Graces have often been passed at a Convoca- 
tion, for deferring the Non-Term, on account of 
University business: 

1688. May it please you that this Convocation 
be turned into a Congregation, and that the \%th, 
13th, and \kth days of this month of June, may be 
Non-Term for the death of Dr. Widdrington. 
Lib. Grat. Theta, p. 302. 

1688. Cum gratia hodie concessa fuit, ut 12, 
13, 14, hujus instantis mensis Junii sint pro Non- 
Termino, pro morte Doctoris Widdrington ; 

Placeat Vobis, ut idem Non-Terminus trium 
dierum differatur in 19, 20, et 21 diem hujus 
mensis. Lib. Grat. Theta, p. 302. 

June 28, 1688. May it please you that this 
Convocation be turned into a Congregation, and 
that this day, and to-morrow, be Term, and that 
the I5tk and I6th of November next be Non- 
Term for the death of Dr. Cudworth. Lib. Grat. 
Theta, p. 302. 

1765, Read and granted Jan. 12. 

May it please you that this Convocation be 
immediately turned into a Congregation, and that 
the Non-Term for the death of Dr. Newcome, 
late Master of St. John's, be deferred to Monday 
the 21st day of this month. Lib. Grat. Kappa, 
p. 407. 



430 

June 11, 1760. That the Non-Term for the 
death of Dr. Chapman be superseded till the 
Congregation this afternoon shall be ended. Lib. 
Grat. Kappa, p. 379. 

Upon the death of a Doctor, or Master of 
Arts, there is to be Non-Term only as to 
Lectures and Disputations, not as to Congrega- 
tions ; ( Vid. the Decree about it 2 , and the old 
Statute de exequiis 5 , to which it refers) yet the 
custom is to call a Convocation upon occasion in 
that case, and by a Grace to turn it into a Con- 
gregation, which I think needless. Baker's MSS. 
Vol. xlii. p. 151. 

On account of the extreme inconvenience to 
public business this practice seems falling into 
disuse. 

ifompounlrm. 

All Persons shall be reputed and reckoned 
as Compounders, who, before admission to their 
Degree, or their Creation, shall have presentation 
to, collation, institution, induction, or any manner 
of possession of, any Living or Livings Eccle- 
siastical, of what kind soever, which shall be 
rated to the yearly value of forty marks in 
the book of first-fruits, or subsidy. Interpr. 1599. 
Lib. Stat. p. 329. 

It is said that although the Person be not 
already presented, yet if the Living be vacant, 

- An. 1619. Lib. Stat. p. 417- 5 Lib. Stat, p. 83. 



431 

and if he take the Degree to qualify him to 
hold it, it is reckoned the same as if he were 
already in possession of it. 

If Livings be discharged, their values are 
estimated from the tenths mentioned in the book 
of first-fruits : and if they be not mentioned there, 
they are estimated according to their reputed 
value. 

Persons compound for endowed Chapels, if they 
be of the yearly value of 26. 13s. kd\ 

For two or more Livings, or other pieces 
of Ecclesiastical preferment, the joint values of 
which, as rated in the book of first-fruits, amount 
to 



Two or more pieces of Ecclesiastical preferment, 
if they be not rated in the King's Book, are rated 
according to their real values. 

An estate, annuity, or certain income for 
life, by whatever tenure possessed, whether in 
the Person's own right, that of his Wife, or 
any other Person, if of the annual amount of 
4d. makes a Compounder. 



Persons taking a Degree per saltum, pay the 
Composition money for the Degree, or Degrees, 
passed over, as well as for that taken. 

Degrees by Mandate are charged with the 
same fees as other Degrees of the same kind 
are. 



433 

No stipends received by Persons from their 
Colleges, or by University Professors, Lecturers, 
Officers, &c. make a Compounder. 

An interpretation 1686, (Lib. Stat. p. 345.) 
has the following clauses: 

Whereas it has been a frequent practice 
amongst Candidates for degrees having com- 
pounding estates to alienate, or make over the 
same, whereby the said Statute [viz. Omnes quorum 
annuus reditus, &c.] is eluded, and the Officers 
defrauded; for the prevention of such fraudulent 
practices for the future, we do hereby order and 
decree, that if the party so alienating, or in any 
wise conveying, hath reserved to himself any power 
whereby he may, or (without any such reserved 
power) actually does take and receive to his own 
use, directly or indirectly, to the value of forty 
marks per annum out of such estate, every such 
person to be taken and reputed a Compounder, 
and to satisfy the Officers accordingly. 

All incorporate Persons in this University 
for the future, which according to the above- 
mentioned Statute, and the interpretation thereof, 
have compounding estates, shall be taken and 
reputed Compounders, and shall satisfy the Uni- 
versity Officers accordingly; Oxford men, who 
shall be admitted ad eundem, and proceed to no 
other degree, only excepted. 

The Syndics appointed by Grace June 11, 1796, 
determined that persons only incorporated, whether 



433 



from Oxford or Dublin, are not to be charged with 
composition. 

N.B. The Oath taken before the admission to 
any degree has the following words : 

Jurabis quod nihil ex us omnibus sciens, 
volens, prcetermisisti, quce per leges, aut probatas 
consuetudines hujus Academics 9 ad hunc gradum 
quern ambis adipiscendum, aut peragenda, aut 
persolvenda, requiruntur. 

In all doubtful cases, the money is deposited in 
the hands of the Proctors, and the matter is 
referred to the Heads, by a statement in writing, 
on the Commencement Day. 



That the Rights and Privileges of the Uni- 
versity may be maintained and preserved, it has 
the power to prohibit, under the severest penalties,. 
all its Members from dealing with any Tradesman, 
resident in the Town, who shall have violated 
those Rights and Privileges, and shall refuse to 
make atonement for such violation. 

The following extract is taken from Mr. Hub- 
bard's book in the Treasury of Emmanuel College. 

" Oct. 2, 1705. Whereas by Mr. James Flet- 
cher, present Mayor of Cambridge, and Daniel 
Love, and Francis Perry, Aldermen of the 
said Town, and Mr. John Wellbore, Deputy 
Recorder of the same, the Rights and Privileges 

EE 



434 

of this University have of late been notoriously 
and highly violated in the person of Sir John 
Ellys, the Vice-Chancellor, going to swear the 
said Mayor and the four Bayliffs of the said 
Corporation on Michaelmas Day last, according 
to the Usage and Charter of the said University ; 
for the preventing therefore the many growing 
mischiefs that may proceed from our not opposing 
such Attempts and Invasions upon our Liberties, 
Rights and Privileges: 

" May it please you, that the said present 
Mayor, Mr. Francis Perry, Alderman, and Mr. 
J. Wellbore, Deputy Recorder, by your Sentence 
and Decree be now discommuned; and that no 
College, or particular Member of this University 
whatsoever, or any other Person privileged ac- 
cording to the Charters of this University, shall 
deal or trade, or have any commerce with the 
said persons so discommuned, or with any others 
that act by, for, or under them, or in conjunction 
or. partnership with them; until such time as 
the said Persons so discommuned shall ac- 
knowledge their offence in violating the Rights 
of this University, in the Chancell of Great St. 
Marie's Church, before the Vice-Chancellor and 
the two Proctors for the time being, in writing 
under their hands, and shall promise for the 
time to come never again willfully to offend in 
like manner. And if any College or Member 
of the University, Scholar, or Scholar's Servant, 
or other privileged Person whatsoever, shall pre- 
sume contrary to this Decree, by themselves or 



435 

any others for them, to buy, or otherwise contract, 
give or continue any beneficial Place or Em- 
ployment directly or indirectly with, or to 
any of the said Persons so discommuned ; that 
then the College, Person or Persons so offending, 
shall every one of them incur the penalty of 5. 
for every offence, to be applyed to the Common 
Chest of this University; and if a Scholar not 
Graduate, he shall be incapable of any Degree; 
or if a Graduate, he shall be suspended from all 
Degrees till he makes satisfaction to the Vice- 
Chancellor and Proctors of this University. 

" Oct. 5, 1705. Whereas I, James Fletcher, 
Mayor of the Town of Cambridge, did upon 
Michaelmas Day last past, by mistake and mis- 
information, infringe the just Rights and Pri- 
vileges of the University of Cambridge, in refusing 
and denying unto Sir John Ellys, the Vice- 
Chancellor of the said University, the precedency 
in the joynt seat at the upper end of the Guild 
Hall of the said Town, when he came according 
to the Charter of the said University, to give the 
usual Oath to me and the four Bayliffs of the 
said Corporation : which refusal of mine was the 
occasion of a great deal of contempt and indignity 
offered by some rude persons to the said Vice- 
Chancellor and his attendants; for which offence 
I stand censured and discommuned by the said 
University; I do therefore now freely acknowledge 
that my offence, and faithfully promise for the 
future never to be guilty of the like offence, but 
to shew all due respect to the Vice-Chancellor 

E E 2 



436 

of the said University, and to give him the pre- 
cedence in all places whatsoever (as of right he 
ought to have) while I continue in my Office : 
and I humhly desire that the said sentence of 
discommuning may be recalled, and that I may 
he restored to the favour of the said University. 

" JAMES FLETCHER, Mayor. 

" Mem. This acknowledgement was made and 
read over verbatim by the above-mentioned James 
Fletcher, in the Chancell of Great St. Marie's 
Church in Cambridge, Oct. 6, 1705, and then 
and there by him humbly, submissively, and 
publickly acknowledged and delivered as his own 
Act and Deed, before Sir John Ellys, Vice- 
Chancellor, Mr. Nicholas Parham, and Mr. Daniel 
Newcome, Proctors of the said University (the 
Persons and places appointed by the decree of 
the Senate thereof), and in the presence of the 
Rev. Dr. Ashton, Doctor in Divinity, Master 
of Jesus College, and of two Esquire Bedells, 
viz. John Pern, M.A. and Public Notary, and 
Edward Clarke, M.A. Fellow of Clare Hall, 
and many others there met upon the occasion. 

" Sic testamur, , 

" JOHN ELLYS, Vice-Chancellor. 

NICHOLAS PARHAM, Senior Proctor. 
DANIEL NEWCOME, Junior Proctor. 
C. ASHTON, Master of Jesus College. 
JOHN PERN, Notary Public" 



437 



" Oct. 6, 1705. Whereas I Francis Perry, 
Alderman of the Town of Cambridge, misled 
by my own ignorance and error, and seduced by 
the bad example of others for whose judgment 
I had much value, upon Michaelmas Day last 
past (when Sir J. Ellys, Vice-Chancellor of the 
University of Cambridge, according to his place 
and office came to swear Mr. James Fletcher 
Mayor, and the four Bailiffs of the Town), was 
one of those that opposed the said Vice-Chan- 
cellor's taking his due place, and in so doing was 
guilty of a high violation of the Rights and 
Privileges of the said University, from which 
unadvised Act of myself and others, divers un- 
worthy affronts and indignities were occasioned 
to the said Vice-Chancellor and his Attendants. 
Convinced now of the rashness and indiscretion 
of such actions, and moved with true sorrow and 
repentance for having had so great a share therein, 
I acknowledge my fault, and here before you 
Mr. Vice-Chancellor, beg pardon of the Univer- 
sity, praying your kind assistance for my being 
reconciled to your favour, and faithfully promising, 
that for the future I will never be guilty again 
of the like offence, but shew the University, and 
all the Members thereof respectively, a due 
reverence and regard, and whenever I can in- 
fluence others, dispose them to do the. like. 

" FRANCIS PERRY, Alderman." 
Attested as before. 



438 



" March 29, 1706. Whereas I John Well- 
bore, Esq. Deputy Recorder of the Town .of 
Cambridge, not fully understanding the Rights 
and Privileges of the University of Cambridge, 
did upon Michaelmas Day last past (when Sir 
John Ellys the Vice-Chancellor came to the 
Town Hall, according to the ancient Charters 
of the University, to administer the usual Oath 
to the Mayor and Bailiffs of the said Town), by 
my opinion then declared, encourage the refusal 
of the chief place to the said Vice-Chancellor 
above the Mayor in the said Hall, which I am 
now convinced that of right He the Vice-Chan- 
cellor ought to have ; I do hereby freely acknow- 
ledge my error in that particular, which proceeded 
wholly out of mistake, and not out of malice to 
the said University, of to any Member thereof, 
and promise that I will not be guilty of any 
such like indignity for the future. All which 
I declare with the same sincerity that I now 
desire to be restored to the good will and favour 
of the University. 

" JOHN WELLBORE. 

" Read and subscribed by John Wellbore, Esq. 
in the Chancel of Great St. Mary's Church in 
Cambridge, the 29th of March, 1706, in the 
presence of us, 

" BARDSEY FISHER, Vice-Chancellor. 
R. STEPHENS, Senior Proctor. 
R. CLOTTERBOOKE, Junior Proctor. 
R. GROVE, Registrar*/" 



439 



form of Vrauper to to mfc before a tflenim. 



Oremus, 

Pro Sancta Christ! Ecclesia Catholica ; scilicet 
pro universo coetu populi Christian! per orbem 
terrarum diffusi ; speciatim vero pro Ecclesiis 
Anglicana et Hibernica: et in his praecipue pro 
Augustissimo GEORGIO, Britanniarum rege; 
fidei defensore, et super omnes cujuscunque or- 
dinis homines, in omnibus causis, tarn Ecclesiam 
quam Rempublicam spectantibus, intra regna et 
dominia sua summo gubernatore : et pro reliqua 
Regia Prosapia, 

Oremus etiam pro JMinistris verbi divini et 
Sacramentorum, tarn Archiepiscopis et Episcopis, 
(nominatim pro Carolo Archiepiscopo Cantuariensi, 
et Bowyero Edvardo Episcopo Eliensi) quam 
cseteris Clericis cujuscunque ordinis, et dignitatis : 
pro iis qui Regiae Majestati sunt a secretioribus 
conciliis ; [pro summo totius gentis concilio] pro 
hujus regni Proceribus, et Magistratibus universis; 
ut hi omnes, in sua quisque vocatione, ad Dei 
gloriam, populique aedificationem, officiis suis 
fideliter fungantur; memores reddendae olim ra- 
tionis, cum pro Christi tribunal! sistentur judi- 
candi. 

Oremus pro utraque Academia; et in hac pro 
Celsissimo GULIELMO FREDERICO, Duce de 
Gloucester, Cancellario nostro: pro dignissimo 
Pro-Cancellario : pro doctissimis Professoribus, 



440 



Procuratoribus, Taxatoribus, caeterisque qui ullo 
apud nos funguntur munere: pro singulis Col- 
legiis, nominatim (prout officii mei ratio postulat) 
pro Collegio E. F. ; pro Reverendo admodum 
Doctissimoque Magistro, Sociis, Scholaribus, re- 
liquisque in eodem bonis literis operam navan- 
tibus. 

Postremo pro plebe hujus regni uni versa, ut 
in vera fide, sanctoque Dei timore, humili erga 
Regem obedientia, et fraterna erga se invicem 
caritate, vitam suam instituant. 

Gratias denique et laudes Deo agamus pro 
iis omnibus qui in fide Christi ex hac vita ex- 
cesserunt; humiliter Deo supplicantes, ut per 
illius gratiam vitam nostram ad pium illorum 
exemplar componamus; ut ita tandem mortali 
hac vita defuncti, cum illis in die supremo ad 
Crelestem gloriam resurgamus, per Jesum Christum 
Dominum Nostrum, cujus nomine et verbis has 
preces claudamus: 

Pater Noster qui es in ccelis, sanctificetur 
nomen tuum ; adveniat regnum tuum fiat ; vo- 
luntas tua, sicut in crelis, sic etiam in terra : 
panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie; et 
remitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos remittimus 
debitoribus nostris; et ne nos inducas in tenta- 
tionem, sed libera nos a malo; quia tuum est 
regnum, et potentia, et gloria, in saecula saeculo- 
rum. Amen. 

The text is read first in Greek, then in Latin. 



441 

Finish with 

Gratia Domini nostri Jesu Christi, et caritas 
Dei, et communicatio Spiritus Sancti, sit semper 
cum omnibus nobis. Amen. 



Draper fcrforc a Diuiutt}) act 

Oremus. 

Actiones nostras singulas, Domine, clemen- 
tissimo tuo favore praeveni, et perpetuo auxilio 
prosequere, ut in omnibus operibus nostris in te 
inceptis, continuatis, et finitis, sanctum nomen 
tuum glorificemus, et tandem miseratione tua 
vitam aeternam consequamur, per Jesum Christum 
Dominum nostrum. Amen. 



t|roft00iom0 Sncrptorum in 

In Dei Nomine, Amen. Ego A. B. ex 
animo amplector Universam Sacram Scripturam 
Canonicam veteri et Novo Testamento compre- 
hensam, omniaque ilia, quae vera Ecclesia Christi, 
Sancta et Apostolica, verbo Dei subjecta, et eodem 
gubernata, respuit, respuo ; quae tenet, teneo ; et 
in his omnibus ad finem usque vitse perseverabo, 
Deo mihi pro summa sua misericordia gratiam 
praestante, per Jesum Christum Dominum Nos- 
trum. 



FEES 

FOR 

ALL DEGREES. 



i5aci)fior of girt*. 

. *. d. 

A Bachelor of Arts, at the regular 

time pays to the Junior Proctor 3 7 6 

A Bachelor of Arts, at any other 
time, pays to the Junior Proctor 6 11 

A Bachelor of Arts, Fellow of 
King's, (at whatever time he takes his 
Degree,) pays to the Junior Proctor ..250 

If Compounders, they pay in all the 
above cases, in addition 8 6 4 

All the above pay to the Registrary 5 3 3 

A Bachelor of Arts, from Oxford 
or Dublin, incorporated pays to the 
Junior Proctor 3 13 6 

Although a Compounder he pays no 
additional fee unless he proceeds to 
a higher Degree. 

He pays to the Registrary 3 3 4 

3 Three pounds of which are paid to Government for 
Stamp duty. 



443 

. *. d. 

Every Person proceeding to the 
Degree of Bachelor of Arts, after 
having made a declaration to the 
Master or Locum-Tenens of his Col- 
lege, that it was not his intention 
to proceed to that Degree, shall pay 
beyond the usual fee to the Common 
Chest. 300 



of Hrt0. 

A Master of Arts, pays to the 
Senior Proctor ................. 5 4 6 

A Master of Arts, Fellow of a Col- 
lege, pays to the Senior Proctor ..... 3 10 6 

A Master of Arts, Fellow of King's 
College, pays to the Senior Proctor ... 3 8 6 

IfCompounders, they pay in addition 864 
All the above pay to the Registrary 4 6 6 

A Master of Arts, from Oxford or 
Dublin, incorporated pays to the Senior 
Proctor ...................... 4 14 

He pays to the Registrary ....... 4 6 7 

Although a Compounder he pays no 
additional fee, unless he proceeds to a 
higher Degree. 

4 Six pounds of which are paid to Government for 
Stamp duty. 



444 

f . *. d. 

A Person from Oxford or Dublin, 
previously Bachelor of Arts, on taking 
the Degree of Master of Arts, pays to 
the Senior Proctor 8 18 

If a Compounder, he pays in addition 864 
He pays to the Registrary 5 910 

*?arf)rlor of Dttnmtin 

A Bachelor of Divinity, previously 
Master of Arts, pays to the Senior 
Proctor 2 2 

If a Compounder, he pays in addition 864 
He pays to the Registrary 6 6 6 

A Bachelor of Divinity, having 
taken no Degree previously, pays to 
the Senior Proctor 10 14 

If a Compounder, he pay sin addition 24 19 
He pays to the Registrary 6 6 6 

A Bachelor of Divinity, from Oxford 
or Dublin, incorporated pays to the 
Senior Proctor 4 

fi Nine pounds of which are paid to Government for 
Stamp duty. 

6 Six pounds of which are paid to ; Government for 
Stamp duty, 



445 

. *> d. 

Although a Compounder, he pays 
no additional fee unless he proceeds to 
a higher Degree. 

He pays to the Registrary 7 6 7 

A Bachelor of Divinity pays to 
the Marshall 8 on keeping his Act ... 8 6 

He pays to the Clerk of St. Mary's 
on preaching his English Sermon .... 1 6 

On preaching his Clerum ... k ... 4 

Doctor of htnmt|>. 

A Doctor of Divinity, previously 
Bachelor of Divinity, pays to the 
Senior Proctor 3 4 

If a Compounder, he pays in ad- 
dition . 8 6 4 

He pays to the Registrary 7 6 6 

A Doctor of Divinity, previously 
Master of Arts, pays to the Senior 
Proctor 7 6 

If a Compounder, he pays in ad- 
dition . 16 12 8 

He pays to the Registrary 7 6 6 

7 Six pounds of which are paid to Government for Stamp 
duty. 

8 Who distributes it to the other Servants. 



44-6 

. s. d. 

A Doctor of Divinity pays to the 
Professor on Creation ............ 1 7 

A Doctor of Divinity, from Ox- 
ford or Dublin, incorporated pays to 
the Senior Proctor 4 10 

He pays no fee for Composition. 

He pays to the Registrary 9 6 7 

A Doctor of Divinity pays to the 
Marshall 1 on keeping his Act ...... 8 6 

He pays to the School-keeper 1 on 
Admission to his Degree 1 6 

He pays to the Clerk of St. Mary's 
on preaching his English Sermon 1 6 

On preaching his Clerum ....*.... 4 

tfacDdor of (ftifeil 2iaU). 

A Bachelor of Civil Law pays to 
the Senior Proctor 3 

If he has not a Certificate 2 of 
having declared for Law, or if he comes 
from Oxford or Dublin, he pays in 
addition, to the University Chest .... 3 

9 Six pounds of which are paid to Government for Stamp 
duty. 

1 Who distributes it to the other Servants. 

2 This Certificate is to be delivered to the Proctor, and 
to be produced by him at the University Audit, or he forfeits 
three pounds to the Common Chest* 



44? 

. *. d. 

If a Compounder, he pays a further 
sum of ....................... 8 6 4 

A Bachelor of Law pays to the 
Registrary ....................... *6 6 

He pays to the Professor for his 
Act .............................. 770 

He pays to the Marshall 3 on 
keeping his Act .................. 8 6 

He pays to the School-keeper 3 on 
Admission to his degree ............. 010 

A Bachelor of Law, from Oxford 
or Dublin, incorporated pays to the 
Senior Proctor ............... .... 4 1 6 

If incorporated only, and proceeding 
to no higher degree, he pays no com- 
position. 

He pays to the Registrary ......... *6 7 



Doctor of 

A Doctor of Civil Law, previously 
Bachelor of Law, pays to the Senior 
Proctor .......................... 316 

A Doctor of Law, previously Mas- 
ter of Arts, pays to the Senior Proctor 760 

2 Six pounds of which are paid to Government for Stamp 
duties. 

3 Who distributes it to the other Servants. 



448 

. *. d. 
A Doctor of Law, if a Compounder, 

pays in addition 8 6 4 

A Doctor of Law pays to the Re- 
gistrary 4 6 6 

He pays to the Professor for two 
Acts 14 14 

He pays to the Marshall 5 on 
keeping each Act 8 6 

He pays to each Doctor present, 

At Admission 6 8 

At Creation. .... 004 



070 

He pays to the School-keeper 5 on 
Admission to his degree 1 6 

A Doctor of Law, from Oxford or 
Dublin, incorporated pays to the Senior 
Proctor > . 5 16 

Although a Compounder, he pays 
no additional fee* 

He pays to the Registrary 4 6 7 



4 Six pounds of which are paid - to Government for 
Stamp duty. 

8 Who distributes it to the other servants. 



449 

Bailor of 

A Bachelor of Physic pays to the 
Senior Proctor 3 

If he has not a Certificate 6 of having 
declared for Physic, or if he comes from 
Oxford or Dublin, he pays in addition 
three pounds to the University Chest. 

If a Compounder, he pays a further 
sum of g Q ^ 

A Bachelor of Physic pays to the 
Registrary 7 6 6 Q 

He pays to the Professor for his Act 700 
He pays to the Marshall 8 on 
keeping his Act 8 6 

He pays to the School-keeper 8 on 
Admission to his Degree 10 

A Bachelor of Medicine, from Oxford 
or Dublin, incorporated pays to the 
Senior Proctor 4 j Q 

If incorporated only, and proceeding 
to no higher Degree, he pays no Com- 
position. 

He pays to the Registrary 7 6 7 

5 This Certificate is to be delivered to the Proctor, and to 
be produced by him at the University Audit, or he forfeit* 
three pounds to the Common Chest. 

7 Six pounds of which are paid to Government for Stamp 
duty. 

8 Who distributes it to the other Servants. 

FF 



450 

Doctor Of 

. *. </. 

A Doctor of Physic, previously Ba- 
chelor of Physic, pays to the Senior 
Proctor 3 16 

A Doctor of Physic, previously a 
Master of Arts, pays to the Senior 
Proctor 7 6 

A Doctor of Physic, if a Corn- 
pounder, pays in addition 8 6 4 

A Doctor of Physic pays to the 
Registrary 9 6 6 

He pays to the Professor for two 
Acts 11 11 

He pays to every Doctor of the 
Faculty present at Admission and 
Creation 7 

He pays to the Marshall l on keep- 
ing each Act 8 6 

He pays to the School-keeper 1 on 
Admission to his Degree 1 6 

A Doctor of Physic, from Oxford 
or Dublin, incorporated pays to the 
Senior Proctor . 5 16 

Although a Compounder, he pays no 
additional fee. 

He pays to the 'Registrary 9 6 7 

9 Six pounds of which are paid to Government for 
Stamp duty. 

1 Who distributes it to the other Servants. 






451 

Ittcenttate in 

. s. d. 
A Licentiate in Physic pays to 

the Senior Proctor 3 10 

If a Compounder, he pays in addition 864 

He pays to the Registrary 2 6 6 

He pays to the Professor 4 14 6 

To a Doctor of the Faculty on 

Examination he pays 10 6 

He pays to the Marshall 3 on Ad- 
mission 8 6 

ttatlplor of itttmc* 

A Bachelor of Music pays to the 
Senior Proctor 30 

If a Compounder, he pays in addition 864 

He pays to the Registrary 2 6 6 

He pays to the Professor on Ad- 
mission 5 

He pays to the School-keeper 3 on 
Admission 10 

A Bachelor of Music, from Oxford 
or Dublin, incorporated, pays 4 1 6 

If he proceeds to no higher degree 
he pays no Composition. 

He pays to the Registrary 2 6 7 

2 Six pounds of which are paid to Government for 
Stamp duty. 

3 Who distributes it to the other Servants. 

FF 2 



452 

Doctor of 

. s. d. 

A Doctor of Music, previously Ba- 
chelor of Music, pays to the Senior 
Proctor 3 16 

If a Compounder, he pays in ad- 
dition 8 6 4 

He pays to the Registrary 4 6 6 

He pays to the Professor on Ad- 
mission 1 5 

He pays to the Marshall 5 on Ad- 
mission 1 6 

A Doctor of Music, having taken 
no Degree previously, pays to the 
Senior Proctor 6 16 

If a Compounder, he pay sin addition 16 12 8 
He pays to the Registrary 4 6 6 

He pays to the Professor on Ad- 
mission 1 5 

He pays to the Marshall 5 on Ad- 
mission 1 6 

A Doctor of Music, from Oxford 
or Duhlin, incorporated pays to the 
Senior Proctor , 5 16 

He pays to the Registrary 4 6 7 

4 Six pounds of which are paid to Government for 
Stamp duty. 

5 Who distributes it to the other Servants. 



453 



4%ta0trr of &rt0 in Uigfjt of 

A Master of Arts, in Right of Nobility, 
pays the following sums to the undermentioned 
Persons : 

. s. d. 
To the Vice-Chancellor 2 14 

To the Orator 10 10 

To the Librarian 1 1 

To the Scrutators 1 1 

To the Bedells . . 4 4 

To the Proctors 2 2 

To the Marshall 6 . 156 



22 17 6 



To the Registrary 7 11 7 

If a Compounder, he pays to the 
Senior Proctor in addition 8 6 4 



6 Who distributes it to the other Servants. 

7 Ten pounds of which are paid to Government for Stamp 
duty. 



454 



Doctor of OTtiJil aato in nigftt of 

A Doctor of Civil Law, in Right of Nobility, 
pays the following sums to the under-mentioned 
Persons : 

. s. d. 

To the Vice-Chancellor 2 14 

To the Orator 21 

To the Librarian .......... 1 1 

To the Scrutators 1 1 

To the Bedells 4 4 

To the Proctors 2 2 

To the Marshall 8 . 156 



33 7 6 



To the Registrary 9 11 7 

If a Compounder, he pays to the 
Senior Proctor in addition 864 



8 Who distributes it to the other Servants. 

9 Ten pounds of which are paid to Government for Stamp 



duty. 



455 



Doctor of Oitumtp in tttgtjt of jlotulttp. 

A Doctor of Divinity, in Right of Nobility, 
pays the following sums to the under-mentioned 
Persons : 

. *. d. 
To the Vice-Chancellor 5 5 

To the Orator 21 

To the Librarian 2 2 

To the Scrutators 2 2 

To the Bedells 8 8 

To the Proctors 4 4 

To the Marshall l . 156 



44 6 6 

He also pays to the Senior Proctor 
for two Compositions 16 12 8 

He pays to the Registrary ..... 2 12 8 

1 Who distributes it to the other Servants. 

2 Ten pounds of which are paid to Government for Stamp 
duties. 



456 



MANDATE DEGREES, 



of 2irt<3 tip liopal fttantiatr. 



A Master of Arts by Royal Man- 
date, previously Bachelor of Arts, pays 
to the Senior Proctor .......... 5 4 6 

If a Compounder, he pays in ad- 
dition ...... .............. 8 6 4 

He pays to the Registrary ..... 3 11 7 

A Master of Arts by Royal Man- 
date, having taken no degree previously, 
pays to the Senior Proctor ....... 812 

If a Compounder, he pays in ad- 
dition ................. 16 12 8 

He pays to the Registrary ..... *11 7 

He pays to the Chancellor's Secre- 
tary ................... 2 2 

To each Proctor .110 ..... 2 2 

To the Registrary for drawing the 
Petition ..... 110 



3 Ten pounds of which are paid to Government for Stamp 
duty. 



457 

. *. d. 
To the Bedell, for carrying the 

Petition to the Heads to be signed ..220 
To the Servants 4 .......... 11 



of DtDtnitt> lip iiopal 

A Bachelor of Divinity by Royal 
Mandate, previously Master of Arts, 
pays to the Senior Proctor ....... 2 2 

If a Compounder, he pays in ad- 
dition ................... 8 6 4 

He pays to the Registrary ..... 5 11 7 

A Bachelor of Divinity, previously 
Bachelor of Arts, pays to the Senior 
Proctor .................. 7 6 6 

If a Compounder, he pays in ad- 
dition ................... 16 12 8 

He pays to the Registrary ..... 5 11 7 

A Bachelor of Divinity, having 
taken no degree previously, pays to the 
Senior Proctor .............. 10 14- 

If a Compounder, he pays in ad- 
dition ................... 24 19 

He pays to the Registrary ..... 5 12 8 

4 The School-keeper, the University Marshall, the Proctors' 
servants, Vice-Chancellor's servant, 5*. Registrary 's servant, \s. 

3 Ten pounds of which are paid to Government for Stamp 
duty. 



458 

. s. d. 

He pays to the Chancellor's Secre- 
tary 2 2 

To each Proctor .110 2 2 

To the Registrary for drawing the 
Petition. 1 1 

To the Bedell, for carrying the 
Petition to the Heads to be signed ... 2 2 

To the Servants 6 . 110 



Doctor of Dibinitp tip Uopal 

A Doctor of Divinity by Royal 
Mandate, previously Bachelor of Di- 
vinity, pays to the Senior Proctor ... 3 4 

If a Compounder, he pays in ad- 
dition 8 6 4 

He pays to the Registrary 7 11 7 

A Doctor of Divinity by Royal 
Mandate, previously Master of Arts, 
pays to the Senior Proctor 7 6 

If a Compounder, he pays in ad- 
dition . . 16 12 8 

He pays to the Registrary 7 12 8 

6 The School-keeper, the University Marshall, the Proctors' 
servants, Vice-Chancellor's servant, 5v. Registrary 's servant, Is. 

7 Ten pounds of which are paid to Government for Stamp 
duty. 



459 

. M. d. 
A Doctor of Divinity by Royal 

Mandate, previously Bachelor of Arts, 

pays to the Senior Proctor 1010 6 

If a Compounder, he pays in ad- 
dition 24 19 

He pays to the Registrary 8 12 8 

A Doctor of Divinity hy Royal 
Mandate, having taken no degree pre- 
viously, pays to the Senior Proctor ... 13 18 

If a Compounder, he pays in ad- 
dition 33 5 4 

He pays to the Registrary 8 12 80 

He pays to the Chancellor's Secre- 
tary 2 2 

To each Proctor ,.110 2 2 

To the Registrary for drawing the 
Petition 1 1 

To the Bedell, for carrying the 
Petition to the Heads to be signed ... 2 2 

To the Servants 9 2 2 

In the same manner the fees, for 
the degrees of Bachelor and Doctor of 
Civil Law, and Bachelor and Doctor of 
Physic by Royal Mandate, may be de- 
termined. 

8 Ten pounds of which are paid to Government for Stamp 
duty. 

9 The School-keeper, the University Marshall, the Proctors' 
servants, Vice-Chancellor's servant, 10j. Registrary's servant, 1*. 



460 



The following Decree of the HEADS, dated 
March 9, 1767, is taken from the Statute 
Book, p. 513. 

" Whereas, in Certificates to the Chancellor 
of the University in order to obtain his Majesty's 
Mandate for a Degree, it has been usual to set 
forth, that the granting of such Degree will not 
be prejudicial to the University in general, or 
to any College in particular. 

" It was this day agreed, by the Vice-Chan- 
cellor and Heads, that no such Certificate shall be 
signed for the future, until the Petitioner, or some 
Member of the Senate as his Sponsor, shall 
engage to pay to the College, whereof he is 
a Member, and to the Officers of the same, such 
customary fees as other Candidates for their 
respective Degrees usually do 1 . 

" It was agreed at the same time to sign no 
Certificate on behalf of such Persons, as are not 
Members of any College in this University." 



1 This precaution having been neglected, a Person lately 
obtained the Degree of Doctor of Divinity, and afterwards 
refused to pay the usual fees to the Officers of his College. 



DISTRIBUTIONS 
FEODORUM. 



. s. d. 

PRO-CANCELLARIO .... 4 

Oratori 016 

Registrario . 010 

Praesentatori ....... 4 

Bibliothecario .004 

Pulsatori 003 

Apparitor! 006 

Ecclesiae B. Mariae .... 4 

Pro Copia Juramenti ... 2 

Scrutatoribus 008 

Bedellis 10 10 

Moderatoribus 090 

Procuratoribus 14 

Eorum Servis 040 

Pro-Procuratoribus .... 7 

Eorum Servis 020 

Cistae Communi 15 3 

.376 



462 



attaint 13acralaurai0 all ttapttetam ooltnt, 

. s. d. 

Pro-Cancellario 004 

Oratori 016 

Registrario ...,... 1 

Praesentatori 004 

Bibliothecario ...... 4 

Pulsatori 003 

Apparitor! 010 

Ecclesiae B. Mariae .... 4 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 2 

Scrutatoribus 008 

Bedellis 10 10 

Moderatoribus 1 10 

Procuratoribus 176 

Eorum Servis 040 

Pro-Procuratoribus . . . . 13 10 

Eorum Servis 020 

Cistae Communi 1 16 11 



. -6 11 



463 



artium 



Pro-Cancellario ..... 004 

Oratori ........ 016 

Registrario ....... 010 

Praesentatori ........ 4 

Bibliothecario ...... 004 

Pulsatori ....... 003 

Apparitor! ....... 006 

Ecclesiae B. Mariae .... 4 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 2 

Scrutatoribus ...... 8 

Bedellis ........ 10 10 

Moderatoribus ...... 090 

Procuratoribus ...... 020 

Eorum Servis ...... 010 

Pro-Procuratoribus .... 1 

Eorum Servis ...... 006 

Cistae Communi ..... 15 3 

.250 



464 



lritum i3arralaumi0, (FVcomctteid Del 
23ufiUnirit0t0, 3JHirorporatu0 soUnt, 

. t. d. 

Pro-Cancellario 004 

Oratori 016 

Registrario 010 

Praesentatori 004 

Bibliothecario 004 

Pulsatori 003 

Apparitor! 010 

Ecclesiae B. Marias .... 4 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 2 

Scrutatoribus '008 

Bedellis 10 

Moderatoribus 050 

Procuratoribus 026 

Eorum Servis 002 

Cistse Communi 2 9 11 

. 3 13 6 



465 



&rtittm 

. s. d. 

Pro-Cancellario 020 

Oratori 020 

Registrario ..010 

Praesentatori 010 

Bibliothecario ...... 8 

Pulsatori 006 

Apparitor! 006 

Ecclesiae B. Mariae .... 2 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 2 

Scrutatoribus 008 

Bedellis 176 

Moderatoribus 030 

Procuratoribus 17 6 

Eorum Servis 040 

Pro-Procuratoribus .... 8 8 

Eorum Servis 020 

CistsB Communi 1 13 2 

.5 4 6 



G c; 



466 



atttittn 4*lagi0ta: <&oUegu Socm*, aoUut, 

<. *. rf. 

Pro-Cancellario 020 

Oratori .020 

Registrario ..010 

Praesentatori 010 

Bibliothecario .008 

Pulsatori 006 

Apparitori 006 

Ecclesise B. Maria 002 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 2 

Scrutatoribus 008 

Bedellis ........ 1 7 6 

Moderatoribus 030 

Procuratoribus 070 

Eorum Servis 040 

Pro-Procuratoribus 036 

Eorum Servis 020 

Cistae Communi . . . 14 10 



.3 10 6 



467 



Pro-Cancellario 020 

Oratori 020 

Registrario 010 

Praesentatori . .. 10 

Bibliothecario ...... 8 

Pulsatori 006 

Apparitori ..006 

Ecclesise B. Mariae .... 2 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 2 

Bedellis 176 

Moderatoribus 030 

Procuratoribus 062 

Eorum Servis 040 

Pro-Procuratoribus .... 3 

Eorum Servis 020 

Cistae Communi . . . . . 14 10 

.3 8 6 



G G % 



468 



fcrtttim ffcagfcter, xonien#i* toel 

incorporatu* eoltott, 



<. *. d. 

Pro-Cancellario ...... 020 

Oratori ........ 020 

Registrario ....... 010 

Praesentatori ....... 1 

Bibliothecario ...... 008 

Pulsatori . . ...... 006 

Apparitori ....... 010 

Ecclesise B. Mariae .... 2 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 2 

Scrutatoribus ...... 008 

Bedellis ........ 17 4 

Moderatoribus ...... 030 

Procuratoribus ...... 10 

Eorum Servis ...... 012 

Cistse Communi ..... 2 13 4 

.* 14 



469 



, priua ftrttum Baccaiaurtua 

xontetws fcel Dufclimcwne, eoltoit, 

s. d. 

Pro-Cancellario 024 

Oratori 036 

Registrario 020 

Praesentatori 014 

Bibliothecario 010 

Pulsatori 009 

Apparitor! ....... 1 6 

Ecclesiae B. Mariae .... 6 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 4 

Scrutatoribus 014 

BedeUis 1 17 6 

Moderatoribus 080 

Procuratoribus 100 

Eorum Servis 042 

Pro-Procuratoribus .... 8 8 

Eorum Servis 020 

Cistae Communi 431 



.8 18 



470 



prui0 



<. 5. d. 

Pro-Cancellario ...... 020 

Procuratoribus ...... 040 

Professor! ....... 020 

Bedellis ........ 170 

Kegistrario ....... 010 

Bibliothecario ...... 1 

Pulsatori ........ 1 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 2 

Cistae Communi ..... 3 10 

.220 



471 



dieologiac Baccalaurrua, nullo pr(u* 
itwgnitus graUu, *aUrit 

. *. d. 

Pro-Cancellario * 044 

Professor! . 020 

Orator! 036 

Registrario 030 

Praesentatori 014 

Bibliothecario .020 

Pulsatori ..019 

Apparitor! 010 

Ecclesiae B. Marias .... 6 
Pro Copia Juramenti .... 6 

Scrutatoribus 014 

Bedellis 354 

Moderatoribus 12 

Procuratoribus 1 15 6 

Eorum Servis 080 

Pro-Procuratoribus . . . . 15 8 

Eorum Servis 040 

Cistae Communi 2 12 3 

.10 14 



472 



Sacrae Cfjeologtar Baccalaurrue, <Dx<mirn*i* 
DufcUnien0i0, incorporatus 



Pro-Cancellario ...... 020 

Procuratoribus ...... 040 

Professor! ....... 020 

Bedellis ........ 170 

Registrario ....... 010 

Bibliothecario ...... 010 

Pulsatori ........ 010 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 2 

Cistae Communi 2 1 10 



.400 



STfjroIogiar ^rofr^or, ptiu0 
Cfjcologiac 13acca!aurni0, 

. s. d. 
Pro-Cancellario ...... 020 

Procuratoribus ...... 020 

Professori ...... .010 

Bedellis ........ 270 

Registrario ... ^ ... 1 
Bibliothecario ...... 014 

Pulsatori ....... 024 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 4 

Scrutatoribus ...... 008 

Cistae Communi ..... 064 

3 4 



473 

CfKOlogtac #roft00or, prw* 
#agt<mr, eoUrit 

. 8. d. 

Pro-Cancellario 040 

Procuratoribus 060 

Professori ..030 

Bedellis 3 14 

Registrario 020 

Bibliothecario 024 

Pulsatori ..034 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 6 

Scrutatoribus 008 

Cistae Communi ... 2 10 2 



.760 

, <B*otii*n0i0 

incorporate eoldit, 

. s. d. 

Pro-Cancellario 020 

Procuratoribus 020 

Professori 010 

Bedellis 1 16 4 

Registrario 010 

Bibliothecario ...... 1 4 

Pulsatori 024 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 4 

Scrutatoribus 008 

Cistae Communi 230 

,.4 10 



474 



Higuttt Eatcaltiuretis, soilnt, 

. *. d. 

Pro-Cancellario 020 

Procuratoribus ...... 2 

Professor! 020 

Bedellis 1 10 

Registrario 010 

Bibliothecario 008 

Pulsatori 014 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 2 

Cistae Communi 1 10 



.3 



Uegutn iSar; afaurim xcmicnsi* tori 
t tncorporatu0, 



Pro-Cancellario . . . . . J . 2 

Procuratoribus ...... 020 

Professori ........ 020 

Bedellis ........ 1 10 

Registrario ...... -.010 

Bibliothecario ...... 008 

Pulsatori ........ 014 

Pro Copia Juramenti . .' . . 2 

Communi ...... 224 

.4 1 6 



475 
argutii Doctor, priua argiim Baccalaureu*, 



. *. rf. 

Pro-Cancellario . . . . . . 2 

Procuratoribus 020 

Professor! 020 

Bedellis 2180 

Registrario 010 

Bibliothecario ...... 1 4 

Pulsatori 018 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 4 

Cistse Communi 078 



.3 16 



ZDoctor, priuo ^rttum 



. *. A 

Pro-Cancellario ...... 040 

Procuratoribus ...... 10 8 

Professor! ....... 040 

Bedellis . ....... 480 

Registrario ....... 020 

Bibliothecario ...... 020 

Pulsatori ........ 030 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 6 

Scrutatoribus ...... 034 

Cistae Communi ..... 186 

.7 6 



476 



ftrgum Doctor, <Dxom*n0i0 Del 
incorporatUB soluit, 



. *. d. 

Pro-Cancellario ...... 020 

Procuratoribus ...... 020 

Professor! ....... 020 

Bedellis ........ 2180 

Registrario ....... 010 

Bibliothecario ...... 014 

Pulsatori ........ 018 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 4 

Cistae Communi ... .278 



.5 16 



fttfiJictnac i$artalaureu0 t 

. 9. d. 

Pro-Cancellario 020 

Procuratoribus 020 

Professori 020 

Bedellis 1 10 

Registrario 010 

Bibliothecario 008 

Pulsatori 014 

Pro Copia Juramenti ....0-02 

Cistae Communi i 10 



. 3 



477 



13accalaurw0, xonitust* Del 
Unien0i0, incorporatue 



Pro-Cancellario ...... 020 

Procuratoribus ...... 020 

Professor! ....... 020 

Bedellis ........ 1 10 

Registrario ....... 010 

Eibliothecario ...... 008 

Pulsatori ........ 014 

Pro Copia Juramenti . . . .0 2 

Cistffi Communi 224 



.4 1 6 



Sector, ptius IHcDicinac 
eolbtt, 

. ^. d. 

Pro-Cancellario ...... 020 

Procuratoribus ...... 020 

Professor! ....... 020 

Bedellis ........ 2 18 

Registrario . . ..... 010 

Bibliothecario . . . . . . 1 4 

Pulsatori ........ 018 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 4 

Cistae Communi .... 7 8 



.3 16 



478 
jtleOictnar Doctor, prius artium Jttagteter, 



<. *. rf. 

Pro-Cancellario 040 

Procuratoribus 10 8 

Professor! 040 

Bedellis 480 

Registrario 020 

Bibliothecario 020 

Pulsatori 030 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 6 

Scrutatoribus 034 

Cistae Communi . . 186 



<.7 6 



iftteuiattar doctor, 0xonien0i0 Uf I Dutiltntnt0i0 f 
intorpotattt0 



Pro-Cancellario ..... 020 

Procuratoribus ...... 020 

Professori ....... 020 

Bedellis . , ...... 2 18 

Registrario ....... 010 

Bibliothecario ...... 014 

Pulsatori ....... 018 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 4 

Cistae Communi ..... 278 



.5 16 



479 



in Jfttfrtctna, 0oUnt, 



. s. d. 

Pro-Cancellario . ... 2 

Procuratoribus ...... 054 

Professor! ........ 020 

Bedellis ........ 1 16 

Registrario ....... 010 

Bibliothecario ...... 008 

Pulsatori ........ 010 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 2 

Cistse Communi 1 1 10 



. 3 10 



. s. d. 

Pro-Cancellario 020 

Procuratoribus 020 

Professori 020 

Bedellis 1 10 

Registrario 010 

Bibliothecario 008 

.Pulsatori 014 

Pro Copia Juramenti .^..002 
Cistae Communi 1 10 

.3 



480 



itfu0irar fiaccalaumi0, Otoonif rote Hel 
linif 11010, incorporatue, 0oUut, 

. *. d. 

Pro-Cancellario 020 

Procuratoribus 020 

Professor! 020 

Bedellis 1 10 

Registrario 010 

Bibliothecario 008 

Pulsatori 014 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 2 

Cistae Communi 224 

,.416 



Jftu0ica Doctor, prtu0 4ttu0tta* 



J. *. d. 
Pro-Cancellario ...... 020 

Procuratoribus ...... 020 

Professori ........ 020 

Bedellis ........ 2 18 

Registrario ....... 1 

Bibliothecario ...... ,014 

Pulsatori ....... .018 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 4 

Cistae Communi ..... 078 



. 3 16 



481 



doctor nullo prtua ineigmtue grata, 
aottnt, 

. s. d. 

Pro-Cancellario 040 

Procuratoribus 040 

Professor! 040 

Bedellis ........480 

Registrario 020 

Bibliothecario 020 

Pulsatori 030 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 6 
Cistae Communi . 186 



.6 16 6 



Bortor, )xontftt0t0 bet 
twrorporatue eolUtt. 

. s. d. 

Pro-Cancellario 020 

Procuratoribus 020 

Professori 020 

Bedellis 2180 

Registrario 010 

Bibliothecario 014 

Pulsatori 018 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 4 

Cistae Communi 278 



.5 16 
H H 



482 



ftrtium JBagteter > per iiitem &*gia0, priu* 

0oUHt, 



. s. d. 

Pro-Cancellario ..... 020 

Oratori ........ 020 

Registrario ....... 010 

Praesentatori ....... 010 

Bibliothecario ..... 008 

Pulsatori ....... 006 

Apparitor! ....... 006 

Ecclesise B., Mariae .... 2 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 2 

Scrutatoribus ...... 008 

Bedellis ........ 176 

Moderatoribus ...... 030 

Procuratoribus ...... 17 6 

Eorum Servis ...... 040 

Pro-Procuratoribus .... 8 8 

Eorum Servis ....... 2 

Cistae Communi 1 13 2 



.5 4 6 



1 If a Compounded he pays one Composition. 



483 



arttum ittagister per atteras Itigia0, nuilo 
fngignittt* gratm, sotott, 



Pro-Cancellario ..... 024 

Oratori ........ 036 

Registrario ....... 020 

Praesentatori ...... 014 

Bibliothecario ...... 010 

Pulsatori ....... 009 

Apparitor! ....... 010 

Ecclesiae B. Mariae .... 6 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 4 

Scrutatoribus ...... 014 

Bedellis ........ 1 18 4 

Moderatoribus ...... 12 

Procuratoribus ...... 1 11 6 

Eorum Servis ...... 080 

Pro-Procuratoribus .... 15 8 

Eorum Servis ...... 040 

Cistae Communi .285 



. 8 12 



2 If a Compounder, he pays two Compositions. 



HH 



484 



Cfjeoiogiae i3accalaureu0 J net fiittra* 
prhta &rtwm fHagiatcr. 



Pro-Cancellario ...... 020 

Procuratoribus ...... 040 

Professor! ........ 020 

Bedellis ........ 170 

Registrario ....... 1 

Bibliothecario ...... 010 

Pulsatori ....... .010 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 2 

Cista3 Communi ... . 3 10 



20 



3 If a Compounder he pays one Composition. 



485 



Etyologiae JSactalaureua 4 pet 

&rtium ISaccaiaureu*, eoifcit, 



<. *. d. 

Pro-Cancellario ...... 040 

Professori ........ 020 

Oratori ........ 020 

Registrario ....... 020 

Praesentatori ....... 010 

Bibliothecario ...... 018 

Pulsatori ..... ... 1 6 

Apparitor! ....... 006 

Ecclesiae B. Marias .... 2 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 4 

Scrutatoribus ...... 8 

Bedellis ...... t , 2 14 6 

Moderatoribus ...... 030 

Procuratoribus ...... 1 1 6 

Eorum Servis . ..... 040 

Pro-Procuratoribus ..... 088 

Eorum Servis . . , , . . 2 

Cistae Communi ..... 1 17 



.766 



4 If a Compounder he pays two Compositions. 



tfattalattretw 5 net 
, tttiilo tnltt* fiwigntttta gratoti, aalfcit, 

. *. rf. 

Pro-Cancellario 044 

Professor! '2 

Oratori 036 

Registrario 030 

Praesentatori 014 

Bibliothecario 21 

Pulsatori 019 

Apparitori 010 

Ecclesiae B. Mariae .... 6 
Pro Copia Juramenti * . . 6 

Scrutatoribus 014 

Bedellis 354 

Moderatoribus .... . . O 12 

Procuratoribus 1 15 6 

Eorum Servis .080 

Pro-Procuratoribus .... 15 8 

Eorum Servis .040 

Cistse Communi 2 12 3 



.10 14 



If a Compounder he pays three Compositions. 



487 



apologia* rofc00or 6 p*t &tt*ra* lUgtaa, 



ritt0 



<. 



Pro-Cancellario 020 

Procuratoribus 020 

Professori 010 

Bedellis ...270 

Registrario . 010 

Bibliothecario 014 

Pulsatori 024 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 4 

Scrutatoribus 008 

Cistae Communi 064 

~3 4 



t?tofe00ot 7 per Utteras 



Pro-Cancellario ..... 040 

Procuratoribus ...... 6 

Professori ....... 030 

Bedellis ........ 3 14 

Registrario ....... 020 

Bibliothecario ...... 024 

Pulsatori ....... 034 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 6 

Scrutatoribus ...... 008 

CistaB Communi . 2 10 2 



.760 

6 If a Compounder, he pays one Composition. 

7 If a Compounder he pays two Compositions. 



488 



STtjcologta? llrofeseor 8 pet attrraa 
prtu0 ftrttum iSacraUunm *oUut, 

<. *. rf. 

Pro-Cancellario 6 

Professori ..030 

Oratori 020 

Registrario 030 

Pragsentatori ....... 1 

Bibliothecario 030 

Pulsatori . 3 10 

Apparitor! 006 

Ecclesiae B. Mariae 002 

Pro Copia Juramenti .... 8 

Scrutatoribus 014 

Bedellis ........ 5 1 6 

Moderatoribus .030 

Procuratoribus 136 

Eorum Servis 040 

Pro-Procuratoribus 088 

Eorum Servis 020 

Cistae Communi 234 



.10 10 6 



If a Compounder he pays three Composition*. 



489 



ftrofeaaor 9 per iUtera* 
nullo priiis ingignitu* gratm, 0oUnt 



Pro-Cancellario ..... 064 

Professor! ....... 030 

Oratori ........ 3 6 

Registrario ....... 040 

Praesentatori ...... 014 

Bibliothecario ..... . 3 4 

Pulsatori ... ..... 041 

Apparitor! ...'..,..'010 

Ecclesiae B. Marias .... 6 

Pro Copia Juramenti . . . . 0010 

Scrutatoribus ...... 020 

Bedellis ........ 5 12 4 

Moderatoribus ...... 12 

Procuratoribus ...... 1 17 6 

Eorum Servis ...... 080 

Pro-Procuratoribus . . . . 15 8 

Eorum Servis ..... . 040 

Cistae Communi 2 18 7 



.13 18 



9 If a Compounder he pays four Compositions. 



CAUTIONS FOR EXERCISES 



D.D. fcrforr 



SERMON ........200 

Act ......... 36 

Two Opponencies ..... 200 

Clerum ........ 10 

Determination ...... 200 

Decree, Apr. 11, 1690. Lib. Stat. p. 505. 



O.D. fjrfore ifH,&. 

. s. d. 

Sermon 200 

Act 46 

Two Opponencies 200 

Clerum 10 

Determination 200 

Ibid. 



491 

&*< 

. s. d. 

Sermon 200 

Act 10 

Two Opponencies 200 

Clerum 600 

Ibid. 



Jtt.. or 15.it 

. s. d. 

Two Acts 49 

One Act 24 10 

Opponency 100 

Decree, June 10, 1766. Lib. Stat. p. 512. 

is. a. 

. s. d. 
Act 20 

Decree, Apr. 11, 1690. 

jfcjtt. 

. s. d. 

Two Acts 40 

One Act 20 

Opponency 100 



492 



. s. d. 

An Act ........ 19 

Opponency ....... 1 

Decree, Apr. 11, 1690. 



FEES paid to the REGISTRARY for MATRI- 
CULATION, and mode of Distribution. 

A NOBLEMAN pays 

. s. d. 

Government (Stamp) 100 

Common Chest 7 17 6 

Registrary 126 

. 10 o o 



A FELLOW-COMMONER pays 

. s. d. 

Government (Stamp) 100 

Common Chest 376 

Registrary 12 6 

.5 



493 



A PENSIONER pays 

. A d. 

Government (Stamp) ...... l o 

Common Chest ........ 1 5 o 

Registrary 050 



10 



A SIZAR pays 

. s. d. 
Government (Stamp) ...... 100 

Common Chest . ..... ..039 

Registrary . .......... 013 



.1 5 



On occasion of an extra Matriculation, 
each Person pays in addition 10*., 
which is divided as follows : 

. *. d. 

To each Proctor 3s. 4d 068 

To the Registrary 034 

.0 10 



494 



PEES paid by the UNIVERSITY OFFICERS on 
their ELECTION. 

The CHANCELLOR pays 

. s. d. 

University Marshall 500 

School-keeper 500 

Proctors' Servants 110 

Registrar's Servant 10 6 

Yeoman Bedell ..500 

Vice-Chancellor's Servant . . . . 10 6 



. 17 2 



The HIGH STEWARD pays 

. s. d. 

University Marshall 500 

School-keeper 500 

Proctors' Servants 110 

Registrar's Servants . . . . . . 10 6 

Yeoman Bedell ..500 

Vice-Chancellor's Servant . 10 6 



. 17 2 



495 



Each MEMBER of PARLIAMENT pays 

. 9. d. 

Registrary, exclusive of Stamps for In- 
dentures 550 

Under-Sheriff 550 

School-keeper 220 

Marshall 220 

Proctors' Servants 110 

Registrar's Servant 10 6 

Vice-Chancellor's Servant 10 6 

Yeoman Bedell 10 6 



.17 6 6 



ACTS. 

The moneppaid by a Person on keeping an Act 1 
in Divinity,. Law, or Physic, is divided as 
follows: 

. s. d. 
School-keeper .......... 1 

Marshall 030 

Proctors' Servants 010 

Professor's Servant 026 

Bell-ringer 010 

<.0 8 6 



This money is paid, although the Act be cautioned for. 



496 

. *. d. 
Stamp for Diploma or Certificate of 

Degree of Bachelor of Arts ... 3 

Ditto for any other Degree .... 10 
Fees to the Registrary in each case ,.110 

Sealing Fees 10 2 



The money for Sealing is divided as folk 

. 

Vipp-diancellor O 


YWS: 

s. 



1 



4 
1 
2 


d. 
4 
8 

8 


6 


'Two T^roptors each 4^?. . 


. . 


Three Bedells, each 4c?. . . 


. . . 


Two Scrutators, each 4</. . 


. . . 


Registrary 


. . . 


Marshall 


. . . 


School-keeper 


. . . 






.0 


10 


2 



(ftompoaitton 

The division i<s as follows : 

. *. d. 

Vice-Chancellor 200 

Two Proctors, each .1 200 

Two Scrutators, each 10$ 100 

Three Bedells, each .1. Is 330 

Bell-ringer 034 

.8 6 4 



49? 

. s. d. 

Margaret Professor on reading his 
Lecture, pays to the 

School-keeper 010 

Marshall 020 

The same fees are paid by every 
Doctor of Divinity, on reading his 
Determination. 

Every Person who makes the Speech 
in the Senate-House, on November 5, 
or January 30, pays the School-keeper 026 

Professors on their Election pay to 
the School-keeper 7 110 

The Esquire Bedells on their Elec- 
tion pay to the School-keeper 7 ... 1 1 

The Commissary on his Election 
pays to the School-keeper 110 

The Public Orator on his Election 
pays to the School-keeper 7 .... 1 1 

The Librarians and the Registrary 
on their respective Elections, pay to 
the School-keeper 7 110 

The Bell-ringer has for ringing the Bell: 

On account of the Death of a 
Doctor 100 

On account of the Death of a 
Master of Arts 10 

7 Which he distributes to the other Servants. 
Il 



498 

. s. d. 

The Marshall receives for taking to 
the Heads the Pedigree of a Person 
applying for a Degree in right of 
Nobility 10 6 

He receives from every Person 
elected into any Scholarship . . . 10 6 

From every Person obtaining Sir 
William Browne's Prizes .... 2 6 

From Persons obtaining Prizes for 
the Hebrew and Hulsean Dissertations 10 6 

For every other Prize 050 

Proctors' Servants for Sophs' Exercises. 

They receive from the Respondent .020 
From the First Opponent ... 2 

From Second and Third Opponents, 
each 016 

From each Bachelor and Master of 
Arts huddling 8 020 

The School-keeper receives, after the Bachelor 
of Arts Commencement, of the several Bursar* 
or Stewards, as follows, viz. : 

. s. d. 

Queen's College .... 3 4 

Emmanuel 026 

St. Peter's 026 

Catharine Hall .... 2 6 
Pembroke 026 

8 One shilling of which is for the School-keepcr. 



499 

. s. d. 

Sidney Sussex .... 2 6 
Corpus Christ! . ..026 

Magdalene 026 

Clare Hall 026 

Caius 026 

Jesus 026 

Christ 026 

The School-keeper receives, after the Master of 
Arts Commencement, of the several Bursars 
or Stewards, as follows, viz. : 

. s. d. 

Trinity College 9 .... 6 8 

St. John's .068 

Queen's 034 

Emmanuel 026 

St. Peter's 026 

Catharine Hall .... 2 6 

Pembroke 026 

Sidney Sussex 026 

Corpus Christi .... 2 6 

Magdalene 026 

Clare Hall ...... 2 6 

Caius 026 

Jesus 026 

Christ 026 

9 Besides the 6*. 8rf. after each Commencement, 3s. 4>d. 
in the Buttery. 

N. B. The School-keeper receives also a small allowance of 
Ale after each Commencement at the Butteries of the respective 
Colleges. 

112 



500 



t>roman 

He is appointed by Letters Patent under the 
hand and seal of the Chancellor. 



He is appointed hy Letters Patent under the 
hand and seal of the Vice-Chancellor. 



INDEX. 



A. 



Page 



ABSENCE of a Member of 
the Caput from a Con- 
gregation 31, 32 

of Vice-Chancellor 

power of Attorney to 
act as Deputy for 52 

Accession, the King's, pro- 
ceedings on that day 80 

Additional Examiners of 
7th and 8th Classes, ap- 
pointment of 36 

Admission of Vice-Chan- 
cellor 50 

of the Questionists 7378 

of Inceptors in Arts 93, 96 

to all Degrees l6l, et seq. 

ad Eundem Gradum. .218 

Aldermen, oath of, at Magna 
Congregatio 40 

Appeals, proceedings re- 
specting 415 

Appointm ent of Moderators 1 6 

of Examiners of the 
Questionists. 17 

of Deputy Proctors 18, 127 

of Wardens of the 
Market 23 

of Pro-Proctors. . 33, et seq. 

Appointment of Assistant 
Proctors on particular 
occasions 35, 226 



Appointment of Examiners 
to conduct Classical Ex- 
amination after Admission 
adRespondendum Quses- 
tioni 37 

to conduct Examina- 
tion of Junior Sophs in 
the Lent Term 38 

of Deputy High Stew- 
ard 230 

of the King's Professor 

of Civil Law 296 

of the King's Professor 

of Physic 297 

of the Lord Almoner's 
Professor of Arabic 305 

of the Professor of 

Modern History 310 

of Lownde's Professor 

of Astronomy 312 

Ash-Wednesday, Clerum, 
&c. on 83 

Assizes, Lent, proceedings 
at 88 

Summer, proceedings 

at 129 

Audit, University 100 

Rustat 102 

Dr. Woodward's 107 

Auditors of the Common 
Chest, Election of 16 

Oath of.. 24 



502 



INDEX. 



Page 

Auditors of the University 

Press, Election of 16 

Oath of 24 

of the Conservators' 

Accounts 127 

B. 

Bachelor of Arts, must 
have passed the Previous 
Examination 97 

proceedings respecting 
Degree of, at the "regular 

time 69,79 

Fees paid by 442 

Bachelor of Arts ad Bap- 
tistam, must have passed 
the Previous Examina- 
tion 97 

. proceedings respecting 

the Degree of l6l, 167 

Fees paid by 442 

Bachelor of Civil Law, must 
have passed the Previous 
Examination 97 

proceedings respecting 

the Degree of 184, 190 

Fees pai I I y 446 

Bachelor of Physic must 
have passed the Previous 
Examination 97 

proceedings respecting 

the Degree of 193, 196 

Fees paid by 449 

Bachelor of Divinity, pro- 
ceedings respecting the 

Degree of 174, 179 

Fees paid by 444 

Bachelor of Divinity by 
9th Eliz., proceedings re- 
specting the degree of 1 79, 1 80 



Page 

Bachelor of Divinity, pro- 
ceedings respecting his 

Act 174,177 

Fees paid by 444 

Bachelor of Music, pro- 
ceedings respecting the 

Degree of 200, 202 

Fees paid by 451 

Bailiffs, Oath taken by 2 

Barnaby Lecturers, nomi- 
nation of. 109 

Election of 112 

Barnwell Fair, Proclama- 
tion of 118 

Bedells resigningtheir staves 18 

Election of. 236 

Benefactors, Commemora- 
tion of 42, 119 

Bond given by Proctors. . . 15 

Botanic Garden 406 

Burgesses, Oath of at Magna 
Congregatio 40 



Caput, Election of 28, 31 

particulars relatingto 31, 33 

Caution Graces, forms of 155,158 
Cautions for Exercises omit- 
ted 490,491 

Certificate of Questionists 
having kept the full num- 

berof Terms 74 

of Questionists having 

passed the Previous Ex- 
amination 72 

of illness of Question- 
ists 74 

Chancellor, Subject for 

English Poem given by . 65 
Election of 223, 225 



INDEX. 



503 



Page 

Chancellor, particulars re- 
lating to late Election of 225 

particulars relating to 

former Elections of. . 227, 229 

three Gold Medals given 

by 357 

particulars relating to 

Medals given by. . . 358, 359 

Subjects for English 
Poem, and names of suc- 
cessful Candidates 360 

Christmas Day 68 

Classes 7th and 8th, ap- 
pointment of additional 

Examiners of. 36 

Classical Examination after 
admission ad Responden- 
dum Quaestioni, appoint- 
ment of Examiners to 

conduct 37 

particulars relating to 82, 83 

Clerum on October 9th 2 

before Lent Term 68 

: on Ash- Wednesday ... 83 

before Easter Term ... 107 

on May 8th 108 

form of Prayer used 

before 439 

Combination Papers 64 

method of making 421, 425 

Commemoration of Bene- 
factors 42, 119 

Commencement, private, 

Grace for 117 

proceedings on Satur- 
day before 119 

Sunday before 119 

Monday before 120 

Day 120, 126 

Common Chest, Election of the 



Page 

Keepers and Auditors of 16 
Commissary, appointment 

of 228 

Courts held by 130 

Compounders, who liable 

to pay as 430 

Persons from Oxford 

or Dublin, incorporated 

only 430 

Concerts in the Senate- 
House, Grace for allowing 117 

Congregatio, Magna 39 

Congregations, Statutable, 

on Oct. 10 10 

on Nov. 4 47 

on Bachelors of Arts 

Commencement 73 

on day following the 

second Tripos 90 

on last day in Lent 

Term 93 

on June 11 114 

Conservators' accounts, Au- 
ditor of 127 

Constables, Oath of 25 

Court Leet, proceedings 

at 104, 106 

Creation of Masters and 
Doctors in , all Facul- 
ties .....120, 125 

Creation, deferred 127 

by Proxy 128 

Cycle for Nomination of 
Proctors 3, 7 

D. 

Death of Proctor 8 

. of Scrutator 10 

notice for Election on 
death of Scrutator 1 i 



504 



INDEX. 



Page 

Death of Taxor 20 

of a Member of the 

Caput 31 

December, proceeding on 

I6thof 64 

Degrees, of Bachelor of 

Divinity on June 11 114 

Supplicats for all 135, et seq. 

presenting to all, forms 

of U7,etseq. 

-proceeding to all, forms 

of 161, et seq. 

Degrees by Royal Man- 
date, proceedings relat- 
ing to 204,210 

Delegates, how chosen 418, 419 
Deputy Proctors, appoint- 
ment of 18, 127 

, Oathof 24 

Deputy Taxor 23 

Diploma, proceedings ne- 
cessary to obtain 219 

Discommuning, University 

has the power of 433 

form of 433, 435 

public submission in 

consequence of 435 

- of the Mayor 436 

of an Alderman 437 

of the Deputy Recorder 438 

Divinity, Bachelor of, Ex- 
ercises required from. ... 174 

proceedings relating to 

Degree of 174, 179 

Bachelor of, by 9 Eliz. 179 

Bachelor of, by 9 Eliz. 

Exercises required from 179 
Divinity, Doctor of, Ex- 
ercises required from .... 181 
proceedings relating to the 



Page 

Degree of 181, 184 

Doctor of Divinity 180 

of Civil Law, form of 
proceeding to Degree 

of 190, 192 

of Physic, form of pro- 
ceeding to Degree of 197, 198 
of Music 202, 204 

E. 

Easter Sunday 100 

Term, beginning of . . . 1 07 

Term, end of 128 

Election of Proctors 10 

of Scrutators 10 

of Keepers and Auditors 
of Common Chest, &c . . . 16 

of Examiners of Ques- 

tionists 17 

ofTaxors 19 

of the Caput 28 

of Pro- Proctors 34 

of additional Examiners 
of 7th and 8th Classes ... 36 

of Persons to conduct 
Classical Examination 
after admission ad Re- 
spondendum Qusestioni . 37 
of Examiners of Junior *"t 

Sophs in Lent Term 38 

of Vice-Chancellor .... 48 

Chancellor 223 

High-Steward 228 

Members of Parliament 230 

Esquire Bedell 236 

Public Orator 239 

Principal Librarian. . . 242 

Librarian 246 

Registrary 24? 

University Printer 247 



INDEX. 



505 



Page 

Election of Vintner 249 

University Gauger . . . 249 

University Appraiser. 249 

School-keeper 250 

University Counsel 251 

Clerks to University 

Livings , 251 

Vicar of Burwell 253 

Professor of Anatomy . 255 

Professor of Botany . . 259 

Professor of Mineral- 
ogy 262 

Professor of Common 

Law 262 

Professor of Chemistry 265 

Professor of Music 270 

Election of Worts' Travel- 
ling Bachelors 271 

of Professor of Divi- 
nity, Lady Margaret's. .. 274 
r-of Lady Margaret's 

Preacher 278 

of the King's Professor 

of Divinity 283 

of the King's Professor 

of Greek 290 

of the King's Professor 

of Hebrew 293 

of Lucasian Professor . 298 

of the Arabic Professor 301 

of the Casuistical Pro- 
fessor 305 

of the Plumian Profes- 
sor 307 

of Lownde's Professor 312 

of Woodwardian Pro- 
fessor 313 

of Norrisian Professor 319 

of Jacksonian Pro- 
fessor.. . 324 



Page 

Election of Downing Pro- 
fessor of Law 326 

Downing Professor of 

Medicine 327 

of Christian Advocate 327 

of Hulsean Lecturer . . 329 

of Examiners of Can- 
didates for Writerships of 
the East India Company . 330 

of Craven's Scholars . . 333 

Battle's Scholar 334 

Browne's Scholar .... 340 

Davies's Scholar 345 

Bell's Scholars 346 

Pitt's Scholar 348 

Tyrwhitt's Scholars . . 350 



69 
79 



Examination of Question- 
ists in the Senate-House 

i for Smith's Prizes 

Classical, after admis- 
sion ad Respondendum 
Quaestioni 82 

G. 

Grace for Keepers and 
Auditors of the Common 
Chest 16 

. for Moderators 17 

. for Examiners of the 

Questionists 17 

for appointing the 

Moderators Deputy Proc- 
tors 18 

for salary to the War- 
dens of the Markets 24 

manner of voting by. . 25 

for a private Com- 
mencement 117 

for Music in the Se- 
nate-House 117 



506 



INDEX. 



Page 

Grace, for a month's absence 
for newly created Doc- 
tors and Masters of Arts 126 

for a Mandate Degree 204 

for Examination of 

Noblemen 212 

. to require a residence 
of three Terms from No- 
blemen 216 

Graces, Caution 155, et seq. 

H. 

Honorary Degrees, what 
Persons entitled to 211 

Hulse's Prize 402 

subjects for, and names 

of successful Candidates . 403 

Office of Christian Ad- 
vocate 327 

Office of Hulsean Lec- 
turer 329 

L 

Inceptors in Arts 90 et seq. 

Incorporation of a Person 
from Oxford or Dublin. .217 

J. 

January, Sermon on the 

30th of 81 

Speech on the 30th of. 82 

K. 

King's Accession, proceed- 
ings on the day of 99 



Lady Day, proceedings on. 99 
Latin Verses for first Tri- 
pos, Proctors to provide . 84 



Latin Verses for second 
Tripos, Moderators to 

provide 89 

Laws, Bachelor of. 1 84 

Examination required 185 

Method of keeping Ex- 
ercise for the Degree of. 185 

Doctor of, proceedings 

relating to the Degree of 190 
Lent Term, Clerum on the 

day before 68 

beginning of 69 

Previous Examination 

in 97 

end of 99 

Library, University, funds 

for the support of 407 

rules respecting 411 

Licentiate in Physic 1 98 

in Surgery 200 

M. 

Magna Congregatio 39 

Mandate Degrees 204 

March, proceedings on the 

25th 99 

Markets, proclamation of. . 41 
Master of Arts, Creation of 125 
form of proceedings 

to Degree of 167 

Matriculation 6l, 99, 108 

Oath taken at 62 

Fees paid at 492, 493 

May, Clerum on 8th 108 

Sermon on 29th 109 

Medals, Subjects given out 

for 65 

three given by the 
Chancellor 357 

Candidates for the 
Classical.. 86 



INDEX. 



507 



Page 

Medals, Examination for. . 86 

for English Poem, list 

of Subjects and successful 
Candidates for 360 

Sir William Browne's, 

Subjects when given out 
for 67 

list of Subjects and 
successful Candidates for 380 

Members, Prizes given by . 360 

list of Subjects and 

successful Candidates. . . . 36l 

Michaelmas-day, ceremonies 
of 1 

Michaelmas Term, Clerum 
on day before 2 

Commencement of. ... 10 

proceedings at the end 

of 64, 

Midlent Sunday 87 

Midsummer Fair, proclama- 
tion of 118 

Music, Bachelor of, form 
of proceeding to Degree 
of 200 

Doctor of, form of pro- 
ceeding to the Degree of 202 

N. 
Noblemen, Matriculation of 63 

Degree of, who entitled 

to 211 

proceedings relating to 213 

to undergo an exami- 
nation 212 

residen ce required from 212 

the University may 

confer Degree on, with- 
out examination or resi- 
dence , 213 



Page 

Noblemen, the latter not en- 

titled to vote without a 

residence of three Terms 216 
Non-Term, on the death of 

a Gremial 428 

proceedings relating to 428 

Graces for deferring . . 429 

Nomination, of Proctors, 

Cycle for 3 

of Pro- Proctors 33 

and pricking for the 

Vice-Chancellor 44 

of Barnaby Lecturers 109 

November, proceedings on 

the third of 42 

proceedings on the 

fourth of. 48 

proceedings on the 

fifthof 59 

O. 

Oath of Mayor 2 

of Bailiffs 2 

taken by Senior Regents 

at Election of Proctors ... 11 
taken by Senior Non- 
Regents at Election of 

Scrutators 12 

taken by Proctors . . 15, 16 

taken by Scrutators . 15, 16 

taken by Taxors 22 

taken by Wardens of 

the Market 23 

taken by Auditors of 

Common Chest' 24 

taken by Deputy Proc- 
tors 24 

taken by Proctors' Men 25 

taken by Aldermen at 

Magna Congregatio 4-0 



508 



INDEX. 



Page 

Oath of Burgesses at Magna 
Congregatio 40 

of Inhabitants at the 

same 40 

taken by Vice-Chan- 
cellor 51 

taken at Matriculation 62 

taken by Bachelors of 

Arts 77 

taken by Inceptors in 

Arts 95 

taken by Doctors at 

Creation 122 

taken by Masters of 

Arts at Creation 125 

taken by Persons in- 
corporated from Oxford 
or Dublin 172 

taken by Esquire 

Bedell 236 

taken by the Public 

Orator 239 

taken by principal Li- 
brarian 246 

taken by Librarian . . . 246 

taken by Registrary . . 247 

taken by Gauger and 

Appraiser 249 

taken by Professor of 
Anatomy 259 

taken by the other Pro- 
fessors will be found under 
their respective titles. 

P. 

Petition for Mandate Degree 205 
Preachers, Lady Margaret's 278 

Select, how chosen . . . 425 

at Assizes, by whom 

appointed 88 



Preachers on Commemora- 
tion days, by whom 

appointed. 42, 119 

on Sundays and Saints' 

days, how appointed 421 

Press, Syndics for 406 

Previous Examination 97 

Privy Counsellers, entitled 
to Honorary Degrees. . . 211 

Prizes, Chancellor's 357 

Members' 360 

Sir W. Browne's 378 

Person 390 

Dr. Smith's 394 

Seaton's 394 

Norris's 398 

-Hulse's 402 

Proctors, Cycle for the 

nomination of 3 

presentation of 8 

proceedings in case of 

refusal, resignation, or 

death 8 

neglect of College to 

nominate 9 

office of, becoming va- 
cant before expiration of 

the year 9 

Election of, &c . . . 10, et seq. 

Deputy, appointment 

of 18, 127 

Assistant 35 

Pro-Proctors, proceedings 

respecting appointment of 34 
Proxy, Vice-Chancellor may 

be admitted by 53 

Creation by 122, 128 

to vote at Election of 

Woodwardian Professor, 
form of appointment of . . 315 



INDEX. 



Q 

Qualifying for office of 

Vice-Chancellor 52 

Questionists, appointment 

of Examiners of 17 

Examination of in the 

Senate-House 69 

Classification of 70 

Subjects for Examina- 
tion of 71 

Bracketing of. .... 72 

Admission of 73 

Supplicats of 73, 75 

Certificate of his having 

kept his full number of 

Terms 74, 

Certificate of his having 

passed Previous Exami- 
nation k 74, 

Certificate of illness 

of 75 

Oaths required from . . 77 

R. 

Refusal to serve the Office 
of Proctor 8 

to serve the Office of 

Scrutator 10 

to serve the Office of 

Taxor 20 

Representatives, of Heads, 
who may be 28 

when Scrutators may 

vote in both capacities . . 32 

Rules for the choice of a 
Scholar on the founda- 
tion of Dr. Battie 334 

for the choice of a 

Scholar on the foundation 
of Sir W.Browne,. . 342 



Rules for the choice of a 
Scholar on the founda- 
tion of Dr. Davies 345 

for the choice of a 
Scholar on the founda- 
tion ofDr. Bell 346 

for the foundation of 
the Pitt Scholarship 348 

for the foundation of 
the Tyrwhitt's Scholar- 
ship 351 

respecting the Univer- 
sity Scholarships 355 

-respecting the Rustat 

Audit 102 

S. 

Scrutator, proceedings re- 
lating to 9, et seq. 

Scholarships, Lord Craven's 333 

Battle's 333 

Sir W. Browne's 340 

Davies's 345 

Bell's 346 

Pitt's 348 

Tyrwhitt's 350 

new Regulations re- 
lating to 355 

Sermons, on Michaelmas- 
day, two 1 

on November 5th 59 

on King's Accession . . 80 

on January 30th 81 

on Midlent Sunday ... 87 

at Lent Assizes 88 

at King's Chapel 99 

on Easter Tuesday ... 101 

onMay29th 109 

on Commencement 

Sunday 119 



510 



INDEX, 



Page 

Sermons, at Summer Assizes 1 29 
Supplicats, forms of, for all 
Degrees 135,etseq. 

T. 

Taxors, proceedings rela- 
ting to 19, et seq. 

Ten- Year-Men, form of 

proceeding to Degree. . . 179 
Term, Michaelmas, begin- 
ning of 10 

Michaelmas, end of. . 64 

Lent, beginning of. . . 69 

-end of..... 99 

Easter, beginning of. . 107 

end of.. . 128 



V. 

Vacancy of Vice-Chancel- 
lor's Office.. 42 



Vice-Chancellor, proceed- 
ings relating to Nomina- 
tion and Election of 44, et seq- 

Voting, by Grace, manner 
of... 25 

U. 

University Marshall, ap- 
pointment of 500 

W. 

Woodward's Audit 1 07 

Worts' travelling Scholars, 
Election of 271 

Y. 

Yeoman Bedell, appoint- 
ment of.. 500 



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