A passed midshipman, sometimes called as "midshipman, passed", is a term used historically in the 19th century to describe a midshipman who had passed the lieutenant's exam and was eligible for promotion to lieutenant as soon as there was a vacancy in that grade.
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... Passed midshipman was first used in 1819, and unlike the Royal Navy was an official rank of the United States Navy ... The term midshipman came to mean an officer that passed his exams, while a cadet midshipman was one that had not or was still an undergraduate ... would be promoted to the grade of ensign after midshipman, rather than lieutenant ...
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“The child thinks of growing old as an almost obscene calamity, which for some mysterious reason will never happen to itself. All who have passed the age of thirty are joyless grotesques, endlessly fussing about things of no importance and staying alive without, so far as the child can see, having anything to live for. Only child life is real life.”
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