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Newton had enrolled at Trinity College Cambridge on the 5th June 1661 and White in his book Isaac Newton, The Last Sorcerer, says of Cambridge...
As at other great seats of learning throughout Europe, the curriculum at Cambridge was based almost exclusively upon the teachings of the Greek masters, especially the ideas of Aristotle...
The academic pattern at Cambridge had been set by the Elizabethan Statutes of 1571, which not only dictated the manner of dress and conduct of the students and academic staff but also determined the structure of degree courses...There was only really one course. The first year covered rhetoric, the art of eloquent oral and written communication, encompassing classical history, geography, art, scripture and literature. Also, by the end of their first year students were expected to be fluent in Latin, Greek and Hebrew.
(Eloquent oral and written communication is something that Sam seems to pick up on in others!)
Cosmo, the future Grand Duke of Turin, and his retinue visited Cambridge and its Colleges on May 1/10, 1669.
I've standardized names, scanning errors I could figure out, and increased the number of paragraphs.
This lengthy analysis is taken from:
TRAVELS OF COSMO THE THIRD, GRAND DUKE OF TUSCANY,
DURING THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES THE SECOND (1669)
TRANSLATED FROM THE ITALIAN MANUSCRIPT
His highness, Cosmo, must be considered only as a traveler. Under his direction, the narrator of the records was Count Lorenzo Magalotti, afterwards Secretary to the Academy del Cimento, and one of the most learned and eminent characters of the court of Ferdinand II.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.