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In the First Class of Discip. Math. et Phys.
Exam. ALGERNON GRENFELL,
The number of the Fourth Class, namely, of those who were deemed worthy of their Degree, but not deserving of any honourable distinction, was 78.
Degrees conferred. The Hon. and Rev. George Pellew, B.D. of Corpus Christi College, Dean of Norwich, has been admitted to the Degree of Doctor in Divinity, Grand Compounder.
DOCTORS IN DIVINITY.
Coll. Head Master of Rugby School.
BACHELORS IN DIVINITY. Rev. Edward Burton, late Student of
Christ Church, Grand Compounder. Hon. and Rev. George Pellew, Corpus Christi College, Grand Compounder.
BACHELOR IN CIVIL LAW. Rev. James Buckingham, St. Mary Hall, Grand Compounder.
MASTERS OF ARTS. Rev. John Hinckley, St. Mary Hall. R. Newcombe Gresley, Stud. of Chr. Ch. Rev. Rice Rees, Scholar of Jesus Coll. Rev. James Buckingham, St. Mary Hall,
Grand Compounder. Rev. Thomas Hornby, Brasennose Coll.
Grand Compounder. Rev. John Barton, St. Mary Hall. Edward Lowth Badeley, Brasennose Coll. Rev. C. Verney Shuckburgh, Trinity Coll. Rev. William Scarbrough, Christ Church. Rev. Francis C. Alderman, Exeter Coll.
Rev. William Badnall, Brasennose Coll.
BACHELORS OF ARTS.
Compounder. John James, Queen's Coll. Isaac Urban Cooke, St. Edmund Hall. Henry John Hutton, Magdalen Hall, Thomas Humphreys, Jesus Coll. Robert Billing, Worcester Coll. Alexander Reuben Mangin, Alban Hall. Joseph Laing, University Coll. John Papillon, University Coll. Edward Eyre, Postmaster of Merton Coll. Robey Eldridge, Wadham Coll. George Wm. Mahon, Schol. of Pemb. Coll. Charles Mackenzie, Exhibitioner of Pem
broke Coll. Thomas Mozley, Oriel Coll. Todd Thomas Jones, Oriel Coll. Sackville Usher Bolton Lee, Oriel Coll. Edward Thomas Daniell, Balliol Coll. Thomas Benjamin Hobhouse, Balliol Coll.
being pleased to give annually a third gold John Collyer, Esq. M. A. of Clare Hall, medal for the encouragement of English Barrister-at-Law, has been elected Fellow Poetry, to such resident Undergraduate as of that Society, on Mr. Borage's foundation shall compose the best Ode, or the best
George Heaton, William Estcourt Harri Poem in heroic verse; the Vice-Chancellor son, and Francis Forster, have been elected gives notice that the subject for the present Skirne Scholars of Catharine Hall.
year is Timbuctos. PRIZE SUBJECTS.
N. B.—These exercises are to be sent in The Vice-Chancellor has issued the to the Vice-Chancellor on or before March following notice :
31, 1829; and are not to exceed 200 lines I. His Royal Highness the Chancellor in length.
Greek verse. The subject for the present year is
HENRY VIII. Act iv. Scene 2. Beginning ....." - This Cardinal," &c. And ending ...“ Peace be with him."
N. B.-The metre to be Tragicum lambicum Trimetrum Acatalecticum. These exercises are to be accentuated and accompanied by a literal Latin prose version, and are to be sent in on or before April 30, 1829.
JI. The Representatives in Parliament for this University being pleased to give annually
(1) Two prizes of fifteen guineas each, for the encouragement of Latin Prose composition, to be open to all Bachelors of Arts, without distinction of years, who are not of sufficient standing to take the degree of Master of Arts : and
(2) Two other prizes of fifteen guineas each, to be open to all Undergraduates who shall have resided not less than seven terms at the time when the exercises are to be sent in; the subjects for the present year are
(1) For the Bachelors,
gentes Meridionales sub Seplen-
bant ? (2) For the Undergraduates, Utrim apud Græcos Poeta an fami
liaris sermonis scriptores plus effecerint ad virtutem promovendam
et mores emolliendos ? N. B.-'These exercises are to be sent in on or before April 30, 1829.
The Norrisian prize has been adjudged to the Rev. J. H. Pooley, M. A. Fellow of St. John's College, for his essay “ On the nature and use of Parables, as employed by Jesus Christ."
III. Sir William Browne having bequeathed three gold medals, value five guineas each, to such resident Undergraduates as shall compose
(1) The best Greek Ode in imitation of Sappho;
(2) The best Latin Ode in imitation of Horace;
(3) The best Greek Epigram after the model of the Anthologia, and
(4) The best Latin Epigram after the model of Martial; the subjects for the present year are
(1) For the Greek Ode,
conem flumen, qui provinciæ ejus
finis erat, paulum constitit.
Splendidè mendax. N.B.—These exercises are to be sent in on or before April 30, 1829. The Greek Ode is not to exceed twenty-five, and the Latin Ode thirty stanzas.
Degrees conferred. The degree of Doctor in Divinity has been conferred on the Rev. Gilbert Ainslie, Master of Pembroke College, and ViceChancellor, in compliance with the King's Letters mandatory.
DOCTOR IN DIVINITY. Rev. John Brasse, late Fellow of Trin. Coll.
HONORARY MASTER OF ARTS. Henry Thomas Hope, Trinity Coll.
MASTER OF ARTS. Henry Courtney, Queen's Coll.
BACHELORS IN CIVIL LAW. Alex. Edmund Cockburn, Fell. of Trin. Hall. Rev. George Ranking, Christ Coll. Rev. Joseph Charles Badeley, C.C.C.
BACHELOR IN PHYSIC,
BACHELORS OF ARTS,
COMBINATION PAPER, 1829.
11. Mr. Perkins, Pet.
25. Mr. Hughes, C. C. Feb. 1. Mr. Mantell, Em.
8. Coll. Regal. 15. Coll. Trin.
22. Coll. Joh. Mar. 1. Mr. Dowell, Pet.
8. Mr. Taylor, Cath. 15. Mr. Roper, C. C. 22. Mr. Andrews, Em.
29. Coll. Regal. Apr. 5. Coll. Trin.
12. Coll. Joh.
IV. The Porson prize is the interest of 4001. Stock, to be annually employed in the purchase of one or more Greek books, to be given to such resident Undergraduate as shall make the best translation of a proposed passage in Shakspeare, Ben Jonson, Massinger, or Beaumont and Fletcher, into
Mai. 3. Mr. Thomas, C. C.
10. Mr. Studd, Cai.
31. Coll. Joh.
14. Mr. Rusby, Cath, 21. Mr. Evans, Clar.
28. Mr. Clayton, Cai. Jul. 5. COMMEM. BENEF.
12. Coll. Regal.
Jun. 7. Fest. Pentec. Mr. Nichols, Pet.
8. Fer. 1 ma. Mr. Upwood, Clar. 9. Fer. 2da. Mr. Buxton, Trin. 11. Fest. S. BARNAB. Mr. Paroissien,
29. Fest. S. Pet. Mr. Chester, Em. Jul. 5. COMMEM. BENEFACT.
12. Mr. Fardell, Joh.
POSTER. COMB. Jan. 1. Fest. CIRCUM. Mr.Symonds, Clar.
4. Mr. Tasker, Pemb. 6. Fest. Epiph. Mr. Andrews, Joh. 11. Mr. Rich, Joh. 18. Mr. Thompson, Trin.
25. Conv. St. Paul. Mr. Jones, Cai. Feb. 1. Mr. Valentine, Trin.
2. Fest. Purif. Mr. Willis, Sid. 8. Mr. Bell, Joh. 15. Mr. E. B. Elliott, Trin. 22. Mr. Price, Regal. 24. Fest. St. Matth. Mr. Wagner,
Regal. Mar. 1. Mr. Lievre, Joh. 4. DIES CINERUM. CONCIO AD
CLERUM. 8. Mr. Barton, Joh. 15. Mr. Reed, Joh. 22. Mr. L. Brown, Joh. 25. Fest. AN- S Mr. Casborne, Trin.
NUNC. Mr. Myers, Jes.
12. Mr. Corrie, Cath.
26. Mr. Hatchard, Magd. Mai. 1. Fest. SS. Phil. et Jac. Mr. C.
Townley, Trin. 3. Mr. Roberts, Joh. 10. Mr. Ramsden, Joh. 17. Mr. Vale, Magd. 24. Mr. Rudd, Joh. 28. Fest. ASCENS. Mr. Dent, Joh.
cones Mr. Holder, Joh. 31. Mr. Kirby, Clar.
Resp. in Theolog. Oppon.
( Coll. Regal. Mr. Matthew, Trin. Coll. Trin.
(Mr. Hadwen, Christ. Mr. Feachem, Joh. Mr. King, Regin.
Mr. Burdakin, Clar.
(Mr. Pearce, Jes. Mr. Otter, Jes.... Coll. Regal.
Coll. Joh. Mr. Lucas, Cai... Mr. Jefferson, Pet.
(Mr. Holroyd, Cath.
( Mr.Winder, Corp.C. Mr. Hankinson, Tr. Mr. Skinner, Jes.
( Coll. Regal.
( Coll. Trin. Mr. Hurst, Clar.. Coll. Job.
( Mr. Rabbett, Regin. Mr. Drake, Joh. .. Mr. Legrice, Clar.
(Mr. Wyatt, Jes.
( Coll. Regal. Mr. Morris, Joh. .. Coll. Trin.
(Mr. May, Christ. Mr. Wilson, Trin. Mr. Dewe, Regin.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. “A. $.” and “U. Y.” on Gen. iv. 1, if possible, in our next. “A Churchman's" proposal shall be attended to. “A Woman,” as she will see, is anticipated.
Arrangements may possibly be made to meet the wishes of "W.M.” our friends, however, do not concur in his opinion.
“R.P." is necessarily deferred till the proper season.
Some few of
REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS Arr. I.— The Last Days: a Discourse on the Evil Character of these
our Times, proving them to be the “ Perilous Times" of the “ Last Days.” By the Rev. EDWARD IRVING, A. M. Minister of the National Scotch Church, Regent Square. London, 1828. 8vo. 12s. bds. We solemnly assure Mr. Irving that we have read his Discourse, however he may be pleased to doubt the truth of our assertion; and though he has expressed himself with peculiar bitterness against the periodical writers of the religious world, as “ill discharging the office of chroniclers to the church” (p. 474); as replete with “uncharitable severities, and the unprofitable memoirs of unprofitable persons, and the condemnation of books neither reviewed nor read by those who judge them” (p. 475); as men who “modestly, timidly, and humbly hide their names, and under the appearance of lambs conceal the rage of the lion, and the cruelty of the tiger” (p. 434); as “ triflers in Reviews and Magazines,” of whom it is said that “they are as ripe at twenty as they are at forty," and that “at sixty they are generally dead” (p. 462); as mere “babes,” the whole of whose religious ideas might be set down" within the compass of a page” (p. 266); yea, though our author have emptied the vials of his contempt upon all our tribe, as "mighty men without a name, flooding the world with an unfathered progeny” (p. 367); as “strange children, whose tongues are a sharp sword, and whose right hand is a right hand of violence, and over whose wrath, and envy, and evil-speaking he could even weep” (p. 265): we freely forgive him this wrong, and confess ourselves ready to sit in judgment upon his elaborate Discourse, unbiassed by anything like wounded pride, or vindictive remembrance of contumelious aspersions.
The present work contains seventeen sermons, from 2 Tim. ii. 1-6, in which it is attempted to prove that the present are the “perilous times of the last days,” for that they are characterized by all the signs which are enumerated by St. Paul in the text.
VOL. XI. NO. II.
Those of our readers who are acquainted with the characteristic powers of the Minister of the National Scotch Church, will have perceived that the subject of his present Discourse is but little suited to his talents. He seems to riot in the maddest orgies of declamation. His style, redeemed, indeed, by occasional beauties, (an oasis in the desert,) is flowery, bombastic, and unchaste. His arguments, though sometimes ingenious, are often inconclusive. His oration wears the aspect of a violent Philippic, in which he has summoned his imagination to accumulate upon the devoted head of his victim every possible crimination, without regard to truth, hoping to gain a verdict by the multiplicity rather than the establishment of his charges, and appealing to the passions rather than to the reason of his hearers. If we give him credit for zeal, we must yet deny him the better palm of wisdom; and though we take pleasure in confessing that our author has sometimes satisfied us with maxims of religion, morals, and politics, orthodox, scriptural, and sound; we are bound to enter our decided and solemn protest against the many alarming and unwarrantable (not to say blasphemous) crudities which disgrace his pages. He may advocate the frightful dogmata, which are peculiar to Calvin, (many pious and learned theologians have embraced his uncomfortable creed;)— he may shoot the poisoned arrows of his malice against the conductors of the periodical press, (for “the galled jade will wince”);— he may utter unmeaning panegyrics upon the barren land of his nativity, (“ dulces reminiscitur Argos"); -- he may dedicate his labours to “ William Dinwiddie,” or to “ William Hamilton," with fulsome acknowledgments of gratitude, and proud confessions of humility; – he may boast of the “honour" of having preached the Gospel (Dedication, p. 9) “ to every rank and degree of men, from the lowest, basest of our press hirelings, up to the right hand of royalty itself;"—these expressions of his faith,-this ebullition of his wrath,—this stirring of patriotic affection,-this payment of his debts of gratitude,-this advertisement of his popularity, uncourted, it should seem, and short-lived --we pass by without a comment. Not so with those mischievous errors, which would rob us of our best hopes, and degrade the holy character of our pure and blessed Redeemer! We are indignant, and we own it too, that this Caledonian enthusiast should be imported hither, not only to decry the manners and the principles, the discipline and the doctrine, the science and the pursuits of “all sorts and conditions of men,” but also to impugn the humanity of the sinless offspring of the virgin mother of Christ! The vile notion that our immaculate Saviour “ took upon him our fallen, sinful nature," is no tenet surely of the Kirk of Scotland, -is expressly renounced by the Church of England, -is in flat contradiction to the testimony of Holy Writ,-and is utterly subversive of the vicarious mediation of that