In the first 10 years 250 students took a tripos, of whom one in five was placed in the first class.
When the tripos of 1822 made its appearance, his name did not grace the list.
He—Foe—had taken a first-class in the tripos, of course; and a fellowship on top of that.
This 'consolation stakes' is regarded as a better test of originality than the tripos.
The tripos, although it did not take shape till the middle of the same century derives its name from a custom of the xvith.
An extract from one of these sets of tripos verses is given in Dyer, Hist.
I don't know much about English universities, but isn't a tripos what you work for at Cambridge?
The tripos Examination was held in the early part of January.
Ansell, at the end of his third year, got a first in the Moral Science tripos.
Ive been noticing these airs in you ever since you got that tripos or whatever you call it.