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CEREMONIES

OBSERVED IN THE SENATE-HOUSE

OF THE

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE:

WITH

OF

PROCEEDING TO ALL DEGREES,

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• THE MANNER OF

ELECTING OFFICERS,

TABLES OF FEES,

AND

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

A NEW EDITION:

By HENRY GUNNING, M.A.

OF CHRIST COLLEGE,

SENIOR ESQUIRE BEDELL.

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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 acknowledgements to the Syndics of the Press for their liberality in defraying the expences of this publication.

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CEREMONIES

OF THE

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.

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

After the Sermon in the morning, the ViceChancellor, 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.

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