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purpose for which it was assembled; stituted the Clinical Lecture, and first after which he proposed that the hono- gave the Annuai Prizes for Latin Verse rary degree of Doctor in Civil I uw le and English Prose compositions. This conferred on the following Nobleinen last benefactici), me said, was greater and Gentlemen, who were afterwards than it appeared to be; since it encouseverally presented by Dr. Phillimore, taged a laudable emulation among the the Regius Professor of Civil Law, and young students, and gave rise to many were admitted to their degrees by the yearly productions, which shewed much Chancellor :- Duke of Somerset, Mar- ingenuity and diligence. This he afquisses of Buckingham, Downsbire, and firmed froin a personal knowledge of the Ely : Earls of Essex, Abingciou, Jersey, fact for many years.
(The Orator is Carysfort, Fortescue, and Temple; Vis- one of the judges to determine the counts Bulkeley and Carleton; Lords Prizes.) Having gone through the list Braybrook, Cawdor, and Carrington; of benefactors, he ex borted the students Right. Hon. William Wickham, Right to reflect that their acts of munificence Hon. G. Tierney, Right Hon. W. Elliot, were all calculated to extend the fame Right Hon. Sir Wm. Drummond, K.C. and glory of the University, much more Right Hon. Sir J. Newport, bart. Rigbt than to adorn or enrich it ; and there. Hon. Sir J. Anstruther, bart, and Nr. fore he trusted that they would cooperate Fagel, late Greffier of the United Pro- towards such a noble end. The concluvinces.
sion of the speech was addressed to the After this ceremony was concluded, Chancellor, to this effect :--" I have the Crewcian Oration was delivered not hesitated to celebrate the munisiby the Rev. William Croue, LL.B. cence of these Chancellors in your preof New College, the Public Orator. sence ; for I am not apprehensive that The animated manner in which this my speech can be misinterpreted so far very elegant Latin composition was de as that any should think I have a design livered, as well as the topics it con- to stimulate you to acts of bounty, by tained, called forth great and deserved this recital of the bounty of others. applause. The following analysis, we Your gcoul-will to the University is alfear, will give but a faint idea of the ready well known ; and she has proofs of original. The public benefactors to the your liberality, for instance, in the new University being too numerous to be annual Priz. Other act I could willcomprised in a single oration, it has been ingly mention, but this is not the sride. usual for the Orator to divide thein into
Envy is too often the attendant classes, and to take for his subject some upon Virtue, and Death alone can exone most suitable to the occasion. He tinguish it. It is not till then that Virtherefore, for the day, chose to celebrate tuc has her due reward. The age to those Chancellors of the University who come will not fail to give you a more had been its benefactors; but first he ample praise. But may you long live said something of the airtiquity and to preside over us; and may that day be dignity of the oifice. The Chancellor- far distant, when your praises will be ship of Oxford was always highly ho- hard without envy! This is the wish nourable, because it was conferred by of all who wish well to our University." the free sutirares of the members. An- Some little indications of discontent at tiently, the person elected was some the opening of us Convocation contricnincnt inan resident within the Uni- bute to make the conclusion the more rezily, who exec:ited the office himself. appropriate, Ali Galice so laborious was not beld for The Prize Compositions were then relife. During tbis period, the Oritur no- cited in the following user: ticed two Chancellors ; Bishop Smyth,
TUE (ULANCELLOR'S TRIZES. the founder of Brasenose college; and The Latin Verses, Pyranides AcupArchbishop Warham, whom he desired tiaca," by Mr. John Taylor Coleridge's leave particularly to name (being line Scholar of Corpus Christi College. self? W; kehamist', is the glory of the The English Essay, " What are the Wykehonists in lusase, the great be- Arts in the cultivation of which the nefactor of learned men, and particu- Moderns have been less successful than larly of Erasmus. The Chancellors the Antierits?" by Mr. Richard Whately, whom the speech celebrated were Laud, B.A. of Oric college. This Essay showed the founder of the Arabic Lecture, and a considerable degree of research, and å great benefactor to the Bodleian Li- good habits of analyzation and combrary, by the gilt of Oriental MSS. &c.; parison. Cvendon, to rose immortal llistory, The Latin Essay, “ In Pbilosopbia, the University oupa her Printinz-bonsi ; que de Vita et Moribus est, illustranuá, Sie do:1, the minicent founder of ilié qurnain præcipue Sermonun Socratiin curte, cuti L. ld Lichfichel, who in- curum fuit excellentia :" by Mr. John
Miller, B.A. Fellow of Worcester col- Doctor in Civil Law: Viscount Hawar lege. This was bighly and deservedly den, Hon. Richard Neville, M. P. Hon. applauded.
W. H. Lyttelton, M. P. Hon. James SIR ROGER NEWDIGATE'S PRIZE. Abercromby, M. P. Sir Cecil Bisshopp, English Verse, “ The Statue of the bart. Sir W. Pole, bart. Sir G. Clerke, dying Gladiator," by Mr. George Robert bart. Sir Stephen Glynn, bart. Sir Rio Chinnery, Student of Christ Church. chard Brooke, bert. Sir Oswald Mosley, As we have enricbed our poetical depart- bart. Sir James Mattbew Strong, bart. ment with this production (see p. 61.) Rear-adm. Sir W. Sidney Smith, Sir Cue we shall only observe that it exhibits drington Exmund Carrington, Rearmuch youthful poetical genius and tire, arlun. Brac George Nlanly, W. Cavenand was also inust deservedly com- dish, E-4. N.N. C. Within Williams mended.
llum, E-q. M. P. Wu. Lourdes, Esq. The Installation Ode, written by the M.P. John Lrach, Esq. M.P. Daniel Prosessor of Poetry (see p. 61., and Giles, Esq. 1.P. Wm. Tlenry Frimanset to music by the Professor of that tle, Exq. M. P. Pascoe Grenfell, Esq. science, was then performed, amidst M.P. Richard William Henry Vyse, frequent bursts of applause; and at Esq. M. P. William Blolmes, Esq. M. P. about two o'clock, the Chancellor dis- Joseph Halsey, Esq. M. P. The name solved the Convocation ; after which, of Sir Sidney was received with loud the Noblemen, lleads of Slouses, Doc- shouts of applaus", which were repeated tors, and Proctors, ines the Chancellor when he was admitted to his degree, at a sumptuous dinner in the Hall of and on his taking his place among the Balliol College. The first concert com- Doctors. After all the degrees were menced at the usual hour of five in the eonterrel, congratulatory verses were afternoon, and was over before nine. delivered by the following Nobleines The persons present amounted to two and Gentlemen, and in the following thousand and sixty-four. This, how- order froin each rostrum alternately :--ever, was but the prelude to the amuse- 1. Mr. Chinnery, Christ Church, Englisk ments of the evening, for there was a Ferse in Rhyme; 2. Earl De la Warre, grand ball and supper at ihe Town-bail. Brasenose college; 3. Mr Rogers, Oriei The company was very brilliant, but so college, English Blank Verse; 4. Jr, very numerous that the dancing was Ranneley, Exeter college, England inuch interrupted. The stewards were Rhume; 5. Mr. Gregson, Brasenose the Marquis of Worcester and the Earl college, Larin Jeaic Ode; 6. Mr. Mills, De la Warre.
Magdalen colleg“, Enghsh l?hume ; 1. Wednesday, July 4. At eleven, full Ilon. Mr. Campbell, Christ Church choir service, with an anthem, aecom- English Rhyme; 8. Mr. Kehle, Corpus panied by the band of music, was per Christi college, English Blank Verse ; formed at St. Mary's Church, for toe 9. Mr. Poulter, New college, English benefit of the Radeliffe: Infirmary, where Blunk l'orse; 10. Vr. Randal, Trinity an excellent sermon was preached by the collere, English Blank Perse; 11. Mr. Rev. Dr. Howley, the Regius Proftssor C. Bathurst, Christ Church, Englisés of Divinity. The subscription amount- Rhynie; 12. Mr. Bill, Oriel college, ed to %+91. After service, the Chan- English Khme; 13. Mr. Richards, cellor held a Levee at Balliol college, Jesus college, English Blank P'erse ; which was fully attended by those who 14. Lors! 17,sley, Christ Church, Lutins had not had an opportunity of being Acaio Oile. previously presented to his Lorus hip. The Chancellor dined this day in He this day dined with the Stewards of Christ Church Hall. The party was very the Radcliffe (barity at the Townhall. larte, and his health was given with acThe company at the Concert in the af. clainations of applause.---The Concert ternoon amounted to rather more than this afternoon was as fully attended as 100. In the evening, there were several on the preceding. The remainder of private balis.
the evening was passed in private par Thursday, July 5. This morning
ties and balls, the doors of the Theatre were opened Friday, July 6. The Convocation before nine, and that part appropriatest met at tein, when the honorary degrer for ladies was soon filled. Some benches of Doctor in Civil Law was conferred ont in the semicircular part of the Theatre Lord Viscount Duncannon, M.P. Right were on each morning reserved for Lady Hon. Lord G. Grenville, M.P. Sir Edu. Grenville, her friends, and other ladies Kuate!bull, bart. 11.!". Sir James Crane of distinction. The convocation com- fuurd, bart. Sir liontage Chulmeley, menced at ten, when the following bart. William Robert Spencer, Esq. Here admitted to the honorary degree of Tunas Tyrwhitt, Esq. M.2. Charler
Exhaust his mighty heart in one last sigh, For his dark brow ao comely wreath is
[bind. * Unfear'd is now that cord, which oft
But iron crowns and blood-stain'd laurels ensnar'd
" Far other objects here around us rise,
[old Rous'd him to deeds of more than martial This favour'd ground adorning, which of Once pois'd by peerless might, once dear Our first great Chief, a patriot hero, chose to fame,
(his frame : For Learning's triumpla o'er her barbarThe shield which could not guard, supports
ous foes; His fix'd eye dwells upon the faithless These are her honourable trophies; here blade,
No spoils of plunder'd provinces appears As if in silent agony he pray'd,
Qur hallow'd fanes, our lofty spires, were “Oh might I yet, by one avenging blow,
[springs Vain hope! the streams of life-blood fast Pure also was the source; the bounty That giant arm's upbearing strength must From holy Prelates, from religious Kings;
Who in the peaceful walks of life pursu'd Yet shall ho scorn, procumbent, to betray Their godlike occupation-doing good; One dastard sigh of anguish or dismay, And taught us, careless of a transient With one weak plaint to shame his parting
Like them, to seek a worthier meed, and In pangs sublime, magnificent in death! Th' immortal recompence that Heaven
decrees “But his were deeds unchronicled ; his
For charitable toils and generous works of No patriot wreaths adorn ; to cheer his “ Is there, who, nurtur'd in this happy No soothing thoughts arise of duties done,
(retreat ; Of tropbied conquest for his country won; Loves yet the mansion, Learning's choice And he, whose sculptur'd forin gave death- Who yet these grove's will honour, where less fame
his youth To Ctesilas-he dies without a name! Was early train'd to Virtue and to Truth ;
Who libera! Art and useful Sience woos, “ Haply to grace some Cæsar's pageant pride
And, by the Muse belov'l, protects the The hero-slave or hireling-champion died,
Whose pa ieni labour, unabated zeal, When Rome, degenerate Rome, for barbarous shows,
Pursues that noblest end, his Couutry's Barter'd her virtue, glory, and repose,
Watchful and resolute in her defence Sold all that Freemen prize as great and
With counsel sage and manly eloquence ; good,
For bim fair Fane her clearest voice shall For pomps of death and theatres of blood!
"Till her high trumpet labours in bis praise ; VERSES written by the Red. WILLIAM
He, 'bove the Conqueror's name, shall
be renown'dl; Crowe, Public Orator, and admirably delivered by his Son, a Communer of
Him Glory still soall follow, and around
Laurels unstain'd, unfading palms shall
Such as he now prepares for Grenville's Echoes the martial trump, the battle's
ANOTHER ODE There many a na jon, now subdued and broke,
For ius MAJESTY'S BIRTH-DAY, In sullen silence wears the Tyrant's yoke;
June 4, 1310. There the fierce Victor waves his sword, AGAIN shall Albion's rotive strain and there
Salute the day's imperial dan, Stalks amid ruin and the waste of war,
Thai hail'i her Patriot Monarch born, And, where he bids the din of arms to To role and bless ber fair domain : cease,
From Uniou Realms shall Freedom's He calls the silent desolation peace.
Britannia's choirs make vocal earth and " Yet what his prize of glory? what the gain
[slain? Again shall Britain's thunders roar Of his wide conquest, of his thousands Froin regal towers, from ocean's His guilty seat on throues subverted
Where her triumphant navy rides, His trophies are the spoil of injur'd lands; To guard her sea-encircled shore :
Surrounding nations mark the glad ac
PROLOGUE TO claim,
“ INNOVATION ; or, The Cross Destroyed.” Their shoi es re-echo George's glorious (See vol. LXXX. p. 425.)
Inscribed to his Grace the Duke of
By universal conquest crown'd, OUR sage Projectors, bred in times of
[o'er; Had George Jeay'd bis guardian arıns, to
Review'd their plans and projects o'er and
With Wisdoin's eye approv'd what Art wrest The vicior laurel from the Tyrant's crest!
And modeld grace with public use comYet the brave Sons of Patriot Spain, With skilful hand the firm foundation laid, Whose plains with Gallic ravage Aud bade the Pile ascend by Judgment's
(reard, Assert their violated throne;
Saw o'er their native town, by Genius With Europe's foe the strife maintain;
The charter'd Dome, the clo.ster'd Pane
Saw rural Commerce pour her golden tide;
And Europe's prostrate Nations rise, Religiou's zeal their sacred Altar raise, To share the Patriot's great emprise, And dedicate their Church to prayer and 'Till crown'd by Triumph's regal day!
praise. May Britain's arm impel th' avenging Such our Forefathers' antiquated rales, blow,
[foe! Bred in the rusty lore of Gothic schools ; And hurt destruction on their impious Dull, pious souls! on whose saturuan
days Mighty in empire and in arms,
Just gleam'd the dawn of Reason's solar
Science they just descry'd with prying
Their civil rights just understood
The Briton's boast, bequeath'd without a unmov'u,
His freedom's charter, just secur'd by His guardian reign, though factions Achiev'd the Arts, for just the public good, inar!
And left their fabricks standing as they Fierce Demagogues of State Reform
stood. Would Britain's Sevate seize by We, in this era of enlighten'd sense, storm,
With all our fathers' Gothic forms dis. To wreck by fell intestine war;
pense. Yet will Patrician Sons surround her
To us, Philosophy's meridian light throne,
Shews all their systems ride restraints to And in their Monarch's rights preserve
(ties, Still loyal Sons Britannia boasts, On Freedom's wings, releas'd from moral
Who round her State ofensive form, Through Nature's bounds our bolder ge-
(all, Or fall at Duty's, Honour's posts!
Explores, directs, controuls, and governs Her patrio: Sans embrace their Country's As froin our hands their feudal fetters fall; cause,
Brings Art's creative elements to view, And own the sacred fiat of her Laws. Their forms antique transforms to models
new ; May Britain's Genills guide her helm;
With taste, refiu'd fro:n judgment's dull Bid Hydra Faction's riot cease;
Their boasted works to fashion or destroy: Awe Europe's Ruffian Foe to peace,
llence, to our critic eyes, yon Doine apAnd guard her Sor'reigo's Union Realm; Her Senate's shield, to Time's reajotest
A shapeless mass, thougb prais'd a length date,
That Doine reverd the Market's long reGuard the Palladium of her Regal State.
[sport; Hark! how the harmonizing spheres Scnrn'd in decay and sham'd by rulgas
Resound to Britain's festive lav; Now doom'd to echo keen Decision's jest,
And Glory's radius gilds the day, Resound to injith, and give our satire George's paternal reign eodears :
(ploy'd Her Isles acclaim their Monarch, Guara Hence, Innovation's magic powers eindian, Friend!
A Draina furnish'd, and a Cross destroyd; And Freedom's grau:ful songs to Heaven Time's antient reliek: yicli tu fabricksniew; ascend !
For what great ends, our Episode will Bungay.
The honest farmer home from market The afternoon chiefly at home I will spend, jogs,
(hogs; Read or write, or to matters domestic atLooks to his horses, bullocks, sheep, and tend ; Counts o'er his pu se, and marks the Or on the violin for amusement will play: price of grain,
Thus my time in the Winter I'll spend Extols the Cross that shelter'd him frorn
day by day, rain ;
And never be idle from morning till night *, Then tells his deary all the news of town, Go to bed at eleven, and rise when its As bow the Farmers' Cross is coming light. down:
[squall, As to books, a great number, I really don't “ Down," cries bis deary, with a sudden
[read them. “What, are the people mad?” “Why For I'm certain of this, that I never shall no-not all."
I can't read so much as I did years ago, “ Down," she repeats—"Why yes—the
Nor write my thoughts down, to my Cross and Stocks;
sorrow I know, [bestow t. The lead is sold - So are the weather
On which I with pleasure much time did cocks." “ Is lead so scarce in toren ?” “Why no
Long pain and diseases, I must say,
(mim, If this, and rore, were conjur'd into
Have weaken'd my body, as well as iny They'd yet have pleniy; and they say
But I wish to God's will to be wholly as low,
resign'd. Of weathercocks there still will be enow ! To be fretful, impatient, and cross, I 'Tis said the Cross is old, and useless
[prone; grown ;
(town: To my shame be it spoken, I oft am too Too large, beside, and ugly, for the While troubled with various complaints, I Though yet I cannot beat it in my pate,
(no less; How 't is grown ugly, or got szellid of late; My temper's much tried, and my feelings But when 'tis down-up in its place will But hope, through God's mercy and goodjump,
ness to me,
(free; New, spick and span, a very pretty From pain and disorders ere long to get A pump,” ,” she cries, “I plaiuly see the When my moanings and groanings, the
(praise. A pump to wash you from the market
Will be happily turu'd into blessing and To give the farmers zvater for their beer, And cleanse the town of markets through
A lelescope, with a good microscope too, the year!”
I should like to use daily, creation to
view : Thus each succeeding age condemns of the works of my Maker I wish to the last,
[plore, Our's more enlighten'd still than all the
His infinite wisdom through Nature exProgressive thus, to Tine's reinotest span, His goodness to praise, and perfections Taste may revolve on Innovation's plan;
adore. Till grown so wise, by philosophic rules, Our sons, in tura, may think their fathers
As to botany, gardening, or culture of
(stand; May think, perhaps, before
second They are sciences truly I don't under Our venerable Cross had better stood.
Some other employments I'll therefore Bungay, January 1810.
While to be, do, and get good, I'll still The Great Little Oddity's* Munner of Go to bed in the Summer cach night at
keep in view; spending his Time throughoui the Year.
eleven, ON the Sabbath I'll go to the house of And rise in the morning at half-after-seren. the Loril,
[reflect; tin verses of Mr. LANCTON, &c. &c. To read some good treatise, and on it The “Summer Evening Reflections in And with pray'r close the day, with God's Kensington Gardens” are spoiled by run
goodness imprest, (to rest. ning into politicks. The four first stanzas While beneath his protection I'll safe go are very good. On the week clay, is fine, about noon take
2. 2. B. is too high-floron. a walk,
* For all kile mun, tiny, lurre is not s And with some friend or other will cheer
(out. fully talk;
The Devil's best playfellow often turns
+ Having written and published several * See vol. LXXIX. p. 159. volun:es in prose aud verse.