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MASTERS OF ARTS. DOWNING COLL. William Hopwood Richard Foster | CORP. CHRISTI COLL. William Gurdon Charles Nairne J. Lyneham Tanner Wm. Milner Farish William Ford Bally William Mason Benjamin Maddy John Bragg Alfred Power Markland Barnard W. W. Robinson Philip Booth

Robert H. Lewin John Henry Fludyer William Wells JESUS COLL.

William Webb J. Howard Marsden William Goodwin

EMMANUEL COLL. John Dixon Hales John Pedder Henry Wm. Crick

Ralph Clutton
James Hayes Sadler

R. Bourne Baker W. L. Suttaby
James Darnell

Alex. Henry Small Harvey Bawiree

Henry Fox

William Jones
J. B. Bulmer Clarke Edward Cole
William Warren

George Ainslie
James Carver
Henry Peter Daniell W. Everest Stevens

H. Prescott Blencowe
John Fitz-Gerald F. H. Stoddart Say
E. Richard Otter
Thomas Stratton G. H. Lee Warner

Charles Tyrell
George Sharland
John Roach Bovell J. Henshaw Gregg

Robert Wilson
William Steggall
G. Henry Bower John Greensall

QUEEN'S COLL. George Otter

William Overton Josiah F. Flavell James Rawlings
R. M. Baddeley
Oswald Head

Thomas Mee Gorst Thomas Bell
CAIUS COLL. John Warner John Henry Rowlatt Thomas Clark
Richard Day

E. Arthur Smedley Frederick Jacob Hall John Simons F. Ofey Martin James Losh

Frederick E. Gretton John Harington Robert Willis G. Darby St. Quintin Nathan Hubbersty Nicholas Chinnery Wm. Henry Hanson David Ricardo Thomas Hollway Richard Gascoyne Henry Clinton Charles J. Sympson Derwent Coleridge Henry Bagnall Samuel Stone John Lane Freer Wm. Henry Foster Thomas Ramshay Thomas Hulton George Thornton G. J. Philip Smith

CHRIST COLL.
Charles Dade Pierce Morton Edward Gibson
Charles Paul Edward Heneage

James Pedder
Daniel Rose Fearon

Charles Wallington G. Oakes Miller John Alex. Kinglake Robert Lowe

T. Sheldon Green H. Beaumont Leeson James Allen

Barwick John Sams J.Theophilus Debrisay W. M. S. Marriott ST. PETER'S COLL. John Day Hurst Thomas Rawson

Oliver A. Heywood John Gautier Milne

SIDNEY COLL. KING'S COLL.

William Stone
G. 0. Townshend

ST. JOHN'S COLL.
B. Franklin Couch

John Gibson
W. Gifford Cookesley
George Hepper

Henry Alford
Gawen Hodgson
Samuel Hudson

William Sykes
TRINITY COLL. W.H.Ricketts Bayley

R. Montagu Poore

W. Bagshaw Harrison John Bishton John Hymers

George Gibbons

CLARE HALL. Robert Maitland E. Bowyer Sparke

George G. Wyatville Henry Collins Henry Jesson

Thomas Bonney

Anthony Boulton John Hodgson William Keeling

John Champion William Law

CATHARINE HALL, W. Hallows Miller James Young Cooke Marinaduke Prickett William Metcalf

John Gibson Henry Ashington J.A.Deverell Meakin

PEMBROKE COLL.

MAGDALENE COLL. Francis Ford Pinder Rice Davies Powell Robert South

George Marriott W. Margetson Heald W. Rolph Richards Richard Trott Fisher T. Lovick Cooper Evan Jenkins Samuel Revell John Holt Simpson Thomas Husband Richard Atkinson H. Reginald Yorke John Wreford Budd | Theodosius Wood

At the Congregation on Saturday, July 4, the following degrees were conferred :

BACHELORS IN DIVINITY.
Rey, John N. White, St. Peter's Coll.
Rev. John Thomas, St. John's Coll.

BACHELOR IN CIVIL LAW.
Rev. William Brown Hall, St. Peter's Coll.

BACHELOR IN PHYSIC.
Leonard Richard Willan, St. Peter's Coll.

BACHELORS OF ARTS.
Charles Quayle Constable, Trinity Coll.
Roger Smith, Magdalene Coll.
William F. Raymond, St. Peter's Coll.

At the Congregation on Monday, July 6, the following gentlemen were admitted Bachelors in Civil Law:

Rev. George Pocock, Trinity Hall.
Harris Prendergast, Esq. Trinity Coll.

Rev. A. B. Russell, Emmanuel Coll.

At a Congregation, on Thursday, July 9, the Rev. Edward Cox, of Trinity College, and Thomas Newberry, of Queen's College, were admitted Masters of Arts.

The Rev, William Spencer Phillips, B.D. late Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, has been admitted ad eundem.

The Rev. Richard Greswell, M. A. Fellow and Tutor of Worcester College, Oxford, has been admitted ad eundem.

MARRIED.
At Midhurst, Sussex, (by the Rev. Dr.
Geldart, Rector of Kirk Deighton, York-
shire,) the Rev. James William Geldart,
LL.D. Regius Professor of Civil Law, to
Mary Jane, third daughter of Richard
Wardroper, Esq.

COMBINATION PAPER. Dec. 26. Fest. S. Steph. Mr. Tritton,
PRIOR COMB.

Joh.

27. Fest. S. Joh. Mr. Coldwell, Aug. 2. Mr. Farbrace, Chr. 9. Mr. Gedge, Cath.

Cath. 16. Mr. Howman, C.C.

28. Fest. Innoc. Mr. Tyson, Cath. 23. Mr. Hutchinson, Jes.

Resp. in Theol.

Oppon. 30. Coll. Regal.

(Mr. Heit, Jes. Sept. 6. Coll. Trin.

Mr. Matthew, Trin. . { Coll. Regal.

Coll. Trin.
13. Coll. Joh.
20. Mr. Synge, Pet.

( Coll. Joh.
27. Mr. Sandys, Pemb.

Mr. Feacbem, Joh. . Mr. Lane, Magd. Oct. 4. Mr. Chaplin, Clar.

Mr. Walker, Regin.

(Mr. T. B. Wilkin11. Mr. Holditch, Cai. 18. Coll. Regal.

Mr. Otter, Jes....

| son, Corp. C.

Mr. White, Jes. 25. Coll. Trin,

(Coll. Regal. Nov. 1. Coll. Joh.

8. Mr. Blyth, Chr,
15. Mr. Dunning, Regin.

Resp. in. Jur. Civ. . Oppon.
22. Mr. Dale, C.C.

Mr. Hustler, Jes. . .

es S Mr. Doughty, Cai.

Jes. •. Mr. Clarkson, Jes. 29. Mr. Whitaker, Emman. Dec. 6. Coll. Regal.

Resp. in Medic. Oppon.
13. Coll. Trin.
20, Coll, Joh.

Mr. Stockdale, Pemb. Mr. Mair, Jes.

in s Mr.Bond, Corp.C. 27. Mr. Blackburn, Ch.

Singuli suo ordine concionabuntur, re

spondebunt, disputabunt, cæterasque exPOSTER COMB.

ercitationes ipsi per se suâ in persona Aug. 2. Mr. Carnegie, Emman.

præstabunt, nisi justa causa inciderit se9. Mr. Heathcote, Trin.

cundùm Statuta approbanda. 16. Mr. Green, Regal.

Ad Conciones in Templo Beatæ-MARIÆ 23. Mr. Nicholas, Regal.

nullâ de causâ quisquam alterum sibi sur24. Fest. S. BARTHOL. Mr. Old. roget, qui ad Concionem aliquam habendam field, Joh.

omnino non sit (a principio ad finem circuli 30. Mr. Burroughes, Emman.

Combinationum) assignatus, sine expressa Sept. 6. Mr. Richards, Regin.

licentiâ a Procancellario prius obtentâ, quo 13. Mr. Croft, Trin.

de ipsius gradu, sacris ordinibus, canonica 20. Mr. Warren, Jes.

obedientiâ, cæterisque requisitis constet 21. Fest. S. Matt. Mr. Hind, Sid.

Procancellario, antequam admittatur ad 27. Mr. Harvey, Cath.

Concionem publicam.

G. Ainslie, Procancellarius. 29. Fest. S. Mich. S Mr. Pope, Em.

MICH. Mr.Peach, Joh. Oct. 4. Mr. Attwood, Pemb.

A Grace having passed the Senate to the 11. Mr. Pearce, Jes.

following effect :- That those to whom the 18. Fest. S. Luc. Professor Hens

Sunday afternoon turns, and the turns for low, Joh.

Christmas Day and Good Friday are as25. Mr. Studholmer Jes.

signed, shall, from the 10th of October, 28. Fest. SS. SIM. ET JUD. Mr.

1929, to the end of May, 1830, provide Greenwood, Cor.

no other substitute than such as are apNov. 1. Fest. Om. Mr. Skinner, Jes.

pointed in conformity with that Grace ;SANCT. Mr. Lunn, Joh.

The following persons have been elected, 8. Mr. Venn, Regin.

each for the month to which his name is

affixed :15. Mr. Courtenay, Joh. 22. Mr. Topham, Joh.

1829 October—Professor Musgrave, Tri29. Mr. Evans, Joh.

nity Coll. 30. Fest. S. AND. Mr. Wyat, Jes. November - Professor Scholefield, Dec. 6. Mr. Hett, Jes.

Trinity Coll. 13. Mr. G. Ward, Trin.

December-Mr. Corrie, Cath. Hall. 20. Mr. Wingfield, Clar.

1830 January-Mr. Evans, Trinity Coll. 21. Fest, S. Thom. Mr. Torlesse, February-Mr. Bowers, Clare Hall. Trin.

March-Mr. Rose, Trinity Coll. 25. Fest. Nativ. Mr. R. H. Simp

April-Dr. Walton, Trinity Coll. son, Trin.

May-Mr. Pooley, St. John's Coll. NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. Our friend “ S. H. B." shall not be forgotten. We agree with “F. G.” the latter part of his communication must be left to private dgment.

THE

CHRISTIAN
REMEMBRANCER.

SEPTEMBER, 1829.

REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. Art. I.-Sermons. By Thomas Arnold, D.D. Head Master of

Rugby School, and late Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. London: Printed for C. J. G. and F. Rivington, St. Paul's Church-Yard, and Waterloo-Place, Pall-Mall. 1829. Price 10s. 6d.

We have been anticipating the appearance of this volume with no ordinary expectations. The author's general reputation as a classical scholar,-his grave and responsible post as the Head Master of such an establishment as Rugby School,—the unction which embalms the name of a Fellow of such a College as Oriel,- and the learning which we uninitiated scribes are wont to attach to a Doctor in Divinity, have contributed to this result. When such a man as Dr. Arnold condescends to write a volume of sermons, we naturally look for much depth of learning, or attic purity of style, or eloquent and persuasive appeals to the heart. He, who hath consumed his midnight oil in exploring the golden mines of Grecian and of Roman literature;he, to whose eyes the pages of Demosthenes, and the flowing periods of Cicero, are familiar ;-who has disciplined his mind by studying the wisdom of Aristotle, or refined his taste by drinking copiously of Castalian streams, or qualified hinıself to preach the mysteries of godliness by diligent researches in the wide field of theological learning ;—may well be expected to enlighten his readers with no vulgar matter, to enchant them with the felicity of his diction, and to carry conviction to their hearts with triumphant energy.

With regard to the work upon our table, we confess that our expectations have not been realized. Dr. Arnold has penned a very homely volume of thirty sermons, which, in point of manner, are devoid of pretension,-in point of matter are simply practical, and the object of which is said, by their author in the Preface, to be “ to bring the great principles of the Gospel home to the hearts and practice” of his own countrymen in his own time, and “particularly to those of his own station in society.” VOL. XI. NO. IX.

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It appears to me, (writes Dr. Arnold,) that a sermon addressed to Englishmen in the nineteenth century should be very different from one addressed to Englishmen in the sixteenth, or even in the eighteenth ; and still more unlike one addressed to Greeks or Asiatics in the third or in the first. It should differ according to the great difference of character and habits in the hearers of different ages and different countries : and if this seems no better than a truism, yet the truth which is almost self-evident in theory, has been by no means generally attended to in practice. On the contrary, one sort of phraseology has commonly been handed down in religious compositions from generation to generation; and their language, instead of assimilating itself as closely as possible to that in common use, has studiously preserved a character of its own.

Under this impression, the Head Master of Rugy School has

Tried to write in such a style, as might be used in real life, in serious conversation with our friends, or with those who asked our advice; in the language, in short, of common life, and applied to cases of common life; but ennobled and strengthened by those principles and feelings which are to be found only in the Gospel.- Preface, p. vi.

We quarrel not with our author for the unadorned simplicity of his discourses, and we can well spare “ the enticing words” of human wisdom in the ministers of Him, with whom the acquirements of the mere scholar are but foolishness, and who has taught us that the “ good ministers of Jesus Christ must be nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine;(1 Tim. iv. 6), for that their Master, “ who destroys the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent,”— hath commissioned them “ to preach the Gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.” (1 Cor. i. 17.) That the Head Master of Rugby School hath not spoken to us “ with excellency of speech," we make it, therefore, no matter of impeachment. Yea, we are free to confess that there is something unusually gratifying in the spectacle of a minister, who thus seems to forget his learning, and thus lays aside the proud habiliments of classical scholarship, that he may preach the good tidings of salvation in the simplicity of Christian truth, and make himself intelligible to all his hearers rather than admired by some two or three of his flock, whose literary acquirements may be equal or superior to his own. An ostentatious display of studied eloquence, a boasting carriage of lettered proficiency, and a proud array of artificial rhetoric, may afford matter of wonder to the peasant, or be a subject of criticism to the pedant, whilst he, who thirsts for the water of life, shall drink in vain of such cisterns; or though his taste be gratified, his heart will be unimproved.

We are content, therefore, to have “ the language of common life :" and though we deny the truth of our author's assertion that “ one sort of phraseology has been commonly handed down in religious compositions from generation to generation,” (for, in the whole circuit of literature, we think there is more variety in the multifarious styles of sermon-writers than in any other authors; of which, did our limits permit, we could easily demonstrate the truth ;) yet again, we state that in the discourses of a Christian minister we can excuse the manner when the object and the matter are orthodox and laudable. And this is the point, to which in our Review of the sermons on our table, we would particularly summon the attention of our readers.

Dr. Arnold professes to write to Englishmen in the nineteenth century." Having failed to remark any thing peculiarly adapted to, or singularly characteristic of the present times in the phraseology of the Head Master of Rugby School, we have the more anxiously examined his opinions ; and here, indeed, we have discovered what, we doubt not, will suit the palate of the liberalists of the day, however the articles of their creed may disgust the sober-minded and oldfashioned members of the Established Church! It may accord with the republican frenzy, and the equality-loving mania of the age, to deny the existence of a visible Church,—to sneer at all " unity of form and outward ceremonies;" to speak of “the kingdom of God within us” as superseding the utility of ecclesiastical government;—and it may indeed please the charitable spirit of infidels and schismatics to institute insinuating comparisons between “ careless and unspiritual Churchmen and zealous and holy Dissenters ;"—yet, we cannot conceal our utter abomination of such popular artifices, and we boldly declare of that minister of the Establishment, who, in a discourse from the pulpit, can permit himself to describe any of his fellowlabourers in the vineyard of Christ as “ ignorant or careless,” (p. 64, Sermon V.) that he assumes a province most indecent, and is miserably destitute of that feeling of charity, which thinketh no evil, and hideth the transgressions of others !

We would not, however, deal unfairly by Dr. Arnold; and, lest we should be suspected of misrepresenting his opinions, we beg leave to quote his own words relative to the subject to which we have just alluded. After one or two introductory sentences, in the seventh Sermon, upon Ephesians iv. 3, he thus writes :

The Apostles, in the spirit of their Lord, are earnest on several occasions in recommending this same thing, that we should be of one heart and one mind, forming altogether one undivided Christian body. Now, it has happened with this as with others of our Lord's commands, that men have greatly corrupted it; and whilst scarcely obeying it at all in its most important part, they have. applied it to other things, which it has very little concern with, and have there strained it a great deal too much. I mean, that while the unity of spirit, which Christ and his Apostles prayed for, has been felt very imperfectly ; an unity of form and outward ceremonies, about which they have displayed no earnestress, has been required and commended in over measure. The consequence has been, that Christians have not felt that real sense of brotherhood and union with one another, which, &c. &c. &c.; but they have laid great stress on their all being arranged in the same way,-holding the same opinions on all points connected with the Gospel, wearing in a manner the same garb, and speaking

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