Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge.
Daniel Nicols. Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge. known by Pepys in his time "to be Tripos with great applause, upon this text, "For thy commandments are broad."" [This last a loose riff on Ps. 119.95 (L&M note)]
"The Tripos or Bachelor of the Stool, who made the speech on Ash Wednesday, when the senior Proctor called him up and exhorted him to be witty but modest withal. Their speeches, especially after the Restoration, tended to be boisterous, and even scurrilous. "26 Martii 1669. Da Hollis, fellow of Clare Hall is to make a publick Recantation in the Bac. Schools for his Tripos speeche." The Tripos verses still come out, and are circulated on Ash Wednesday. The list of successful candidates for honours is printed on the same paper, hence the term "Tripos" applied to it." (Wheatley note)
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