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The Gate of Angels - Part 1, Section 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Section 4 Summary

English King James the 1st said of Cambridge that one should "pray at King's, dine at Trinity, and study at Jesus"--to which he once added, "and sleep in peace at Angels." Given its size, dining at St Angelicus is different than at the other Cambridge colleges: all the wines--the sherry, the port, the claret, the champagne--and brandies are served at the same table in the same room (and all the meals concluded with canned sweet fruits, such as those which has failed to poison Pope Benedict). Only one guest at a time is usually invited. Dr. Matthews, the Provost at James, is a frequent guest (a "medievalist" and paleographer, he wrote ghost stories for relaxation). On those occasions when he doesn't have a new story to read, there is music: at places like King's they often just talked the night away (being philosophers, they...

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