Oxford: Its Life and Schools

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Page 130 - That time is past, And all its aching joys are now no more, And all its dizzy raptures. Not for this Faint I, nor mourn nor murmur; other gifts Have followed; for such loss, I would believe, Abundant recompense.
Page 21 - I tell you, sirs, that I judge no land in England better bestowed than that which is given to our universities; for by their maintenance our realm shall be well governed when we be dead and rotten.
Page 115 - And yet, steeped in sentiment as she lies, spreading her gardens to the moonlight, and whispering from her towers the last enchantments of the Middle Age, who will deny that Oxford, by her ineffable charm, keeps ever calling us nearer to the true goal of...
Page 309 - Examination : — 1. Algebra and the Theory of Equations. 2. Trigonometry, Plane and Spherical. 3. Plane Geometry, including the Conic Sections, treated both geometrically and analytically. 4. Geometry of Three Dimensions, including the straight line, plane, and sphere, treated both geometrically and analytically, and the surfaces of the second order referred to their principal axes.
Page 102 - Tu ne quaesieris, scire nefas, quern mihi, quem tibi Finem di dederint, Leuconoe, nee Babylonios Tentaris numeros. Ut melius quidquid erit pati, Seu plures hiemes seu tribuit Juppiter ultimam, Quae nunc oppositis debilitat pumicibus mare Tyrrhenum. Sapias, vina liques, et spatio brevi Spem longam reseces. Dum loquimur, fugerit invida Aetas. Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.
Page 44 - The subjects are as follow : — (1) Translation from English into Latin Prose. (2) Translation into English of an unprepared passage of Attic Greek. (3) Some portion of a Greek and of a Latin Book (selected by the candidate), with Parsing and General Questions on Greek and Latin Grammar. (4) Arithmetic, including vulgar and decimal fractions, and interest. (5) Euclid, books i., ii. ; or Algebra to simple equations. Candidates may also...
Page 60 - ... of coming up to the College standard in the Matriculation Examination ; but, in exceptional cases, persons who have applied too late to receive a promise of rooms are allowed to offer themselves on the chance of being selected by the Warden to fill such extra vacancies as may fall in. At Hertford' the Examination is held on the Thursday before the meeting of the College each Term.
Page 39 - November: residence usually begins in the following Term, but those who wish to offer themselves for Responsions immediately may do so. The Examination is directed to ascertain that candidates for admission have a reasonable prospect (1) of passing all the necessary Examinations of the University; (2) of reading with profit to themselves for Honours in some one School. The Examination consists partly of necessary, partly of optional subjects. The necessary subjects are : — ( I ) Divinity, including...
Page 313 - Pure Mathematics. 1. Algebra. 2. Trigonometry, plane and spherical. 3. Geometry of two and three dimensions. 4. Differential Calculus. 5. Integral Calculus. 6. Calculus of Variations. 7. Calculus of Finite Differences. 8. Theory of Chances. Mixed Mathematics. 1. Mechanics of Solid and Fluid Bodies. 2. Optics, Geometrical and Physical. 3. Newton's Principia, Sections I, II, III, and parts of IX and XI. 4. Astronomy, including the more elementary parts of the Lunar and Planetary Theories.
Page 205 - In Algebra. — Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division of Algebraical Quantities (including simple irrational quantities expressed by radical signs or fractional indices), Greatest Common Measure and Least Common Multiple, Fractions, Extraction of Square Root, Simple Equations, and the solution of Quadratic Equations with numerical coefficients involving not more than two unknown quantities. Questions on the Theory of Quadratic Equations will not be set. (ii) Geometry.

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