British Commonwealth of Nations: Pilgrims' Dinner

Eating dinners is a peculiar custom of the English which has great significance. At Oxford a man's first duty is to "keep term," without which, work as he may, he cannot possibly obtain a degree. "Keeping term," brought down to its final analysis, consists in eating a given number of dinners at his college. In London, a law student at the Inns of Court must, if he ever hopes to become a barrister, eat at least three dinners in the hall of his particular Inn. Thus, by...

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