A Descriptive and Statistical Account of the British Empire; Exhibiting Its Extent, Physical Capacities, Population, Industry, and Civil and Religious Institutions Volume 2

A Descriptive and Statistical Account of the British Empire; Exhibiting Its Extent, Physical Capacities, Population, Industry, and Civil and Religious Institutions Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...theoretical and practical mechanics, physics, chemistry as applied to the arts of construction, mineralogy, geology, practical engineering, and drawing and surveying. The professional course continues during three years, at the close of which diplomas are awarded by the board, on the recommendation of the professors, to such students as are deemed qualified to commence the practice of the profession. The details of literary and scientific instruction, and the superintendence of the moral discipline of the students, are more especially committed to the junior fellows. The examinations, for fellowships, which are held on the four days preceding Trinity Sunday, are conducted by the provost and senior fellows, aided, if deemed necessary, by the professors of natural philosophy and mathematics. The subjects are, logic, mathematics, natural philosophy, ethics, history, chronology, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. The examination is in Latin. The candidates must be at least of the degree of B.A. The successful candidate is considered as having secured a liberal and respectable independence for life; pecuniary premiums, sometimes to a large amount, are conferred upon those who, though unsuccessful, have displayed striking marks of genius or industry during the investigation. It may be mentioned, that the frequency of these elections is considerably increased, by the circumstance of the college having at its disposal 22 lucrative benefices in the northern dioceses. When any of these becomes vacant, it is offered to each of the clerical fellows in succession, commencing with the eldest. As the incomes of several of these benefices are a good deal more valuable than the average receipts of a junior fellowship, resignations for parish livings were often made so...show more

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  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 708g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628535
  • 9781236628534