Substituting Bloom for Stephen Blephen would have passed successively through the preparatory, junior, middle and senior grades of the intermediate and through the matriculation, first arts, second arts and arts degree courses of the royal university.
From a child this Frank had been a donought that his father, a headborough, who could ill keep him to school to learn his letters and the use of the globes, matriculated at the university to study the mechanics but he took the bit between his teeth like a raw colt and was more familiar with the justiciary and the parish beadle than with his volumes.
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I reverse it to that quaint period, the thirties, when the huge middle class of America was matriculating in a school for the blind.
Tennessee Williams -- The Glass Menagerie
The senior matriculation exams obliterate everything.