The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession, fasting, and passing the night in prayer.
Passing Required Fasting
No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls.
Which Four Been
Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry, into which any noble youth, whose parents were from poverty unable to educate him to the art of war, was readily received.
Unable Chivalry School
The institution of chivalry forms one of the most remarkable features in the history of the Middle Ages.