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that the generality of his readers will agree with us in thinking that it is incumbent upon that body to adopt one of two measures, viz, to answer his arguments, or to adopt his proposition. We conclude our brief remarks with one more import. ant extract.
« There are certain ivcidental benefits to be expected from the institution of classical and theological examinations for degrees, which, though they may not have entered into the calcnlation of its advantages, strike me as too important to be passed over in silence. First, the office of examiner, requiring both erudition and judgment, will procure much credit to those by whom it is ably discharged; and will thereby bave the double advantage of adding a motive to some of our ablest resident fellows for the prosecution of important studies, and of introducing their merits to the more general knowledge of the world. In the next place, a gradual
improvement in the edacation of youth
which is proposed to be vested in certain officers holding responsible situations in the University, is guarded against the opposite dangers arising from individual nomination, and rotatory succession,"
“* The mode of their appointment,
· Progress of Religion at Bombay. they will, at the same time, keep
alive in our own members the prin. We had the pleasure, in our last ciples of our faith. Number, to insert an account of the It is therefore to these and simiceremony of laying the stone of lar undertakings that we may look an English Church at Poona, an as effectually promoting Christian event which must at all times be in- knowledge in India. In this Archteresting, but particularly so in the deaconry, since the establishment of present circumstances of the coun- the episcopal authority, the number try; and still more at the largest of chaplains have been increased, city on the Bombay side of Hindos- and institutions have been formed tan, and within these few years the for the advancement of education capital of the Mahratta empire. and religion. The Bombay Educa.
Since the year 1814, the Bombay tion Society was formed in 1815, on government have undertaken the the principles of the National Soerection of three English churches, ciety, from which a master and ma. at the expense of the East India tron were obtained; it is chiefly Company. The foundation stone of supported by voluntary contribua church at Surat was laid last year, tions, and its annual income is about Poona in June last, and the third at 30001, a year. In the two central Kaira, near Ahmedabad, in Gu- schools there are nearly 100 boys zerat, has been laid before this date. boarders, and about as many day These must all very materially tend scholars ; in the girls' school about to exhibit and to raise our religion 60 boarders. The Society is sup. in the eyes of the vatives; whilst ported by all the principal persons,
many of whom take an active part the Family Bible, Arabic Bible, and in its management; and the manner tracts in the native languages. The in which the ladies attend to the Committee is engaged, with the sancgirls' school is most praiseworthy. tion and assistance of the Society, in The schools are annually examined, translating and printing tracts in the and the last examination, in March, Guzerattee and Mahratta languages: was attended by the Bishop of Calm and it has recently passed some recutta and Mrs. Middleton, the Hon. solutions for the institution of lendSir Charles and Lady Colville, and ing libraries, under the chaplains. every person of consideration in the These are all promising circumsettlement
stances for the advancement of The district committee of the Christianity. The Church at the Society for Promoting Christian Presidency has also been new pewed Koowledge was established in 1816, within these few years, for the betand is also well supported; its an- ter accommodation of the congreganual income from subscribers is tion, which are now, in general, very about 3501, and its issues of books respectable; and by the alteration in the last year were 250 Bibles, of the evening service from four to 651 Testaments and Psalters, 509 eight o'clock, a greater number is Common Prayer-books, and 7,649 now seen at that time than before. other books and tracts, exclusive of .
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Extract from the Seventh Annual Report The Samantha Anual Renart cere thanks to the numerons supporters of
ce of the Alford and Spilsby District this Institution, beg leave to inform them Committee. Francis Mead, D.D. in
that in the course of the year ending Dethe Chair.
cember 31, 1821, Books and Tracts to the
amount stated below have been issued Tue Committee, after returning their sin. from their local deposit, viz.
Bibles. Testaments, Prayer Other bound Tracts, Hall.
Psaiters,&c. Books. Books. Bound, &c.
1755 2405 Issued in the six pre-> 576 925 1359 1425
15357 19622 ceding Years . . STotal from the commencement of the
1662 Institution in 1815, 7670 1 049 1584
17112 22027 to Dec. 31, 1821. ) Opening of the New National School, sion in the most condescending manner. in the City of Bangor.
After the whole were seated, the Rev. J.
H. Cotton, to whose unwearied zeal, unTuesday, (New Year's Day,) was deter shaken perseverance, and unremitting at. mined upon for the opening of this school. tention, the public is indebted for the The children, in pomber exceeding 400, formation and completion of the school, assembled in the school-room, from whence, addressed the meeting, and gave the folafter prayer, and some preliminary arrange lowing account of the building. ment, they walked in order to the Cathe- “The ground on which the school stands dral, preceded by a band of music, with is procured from the Dean of Bangor, upon elegant flags, bearing appropriate devices, a lease of 60 years, having a clause by
After Divine Service, the procession, which the comnittee are empowered to op returning to the School, assumed a more purchase the premises within the first 20 imposing appearance, as had been previ- years, for the sum of 1301. the ground is ously arranged, in the following order 7l. per annum. The building, by the oriBoys, Girls, Band, Tradesmen, Gentlemen, ginal contract was to have amounted only Ladies, Church-wardens, and Clergy, the to 5001.; but it was found necessary in the two Vergers in their gowos, closing the progress of the work, to make some altera. whole.
tions; these, together with the several ad- The Lord Bishop (surrounded by his ditions I have just named to you, will make family,) who had been préviously admitted the whole cost amount to 6001. as near as into the school-room, received the proceso can be calculated. To meet this expence,
the following sams have been collected. trayer of solemn trusts—an apostatean Donations froin Land-owners and inhabi enemy to the circolation of the Bible, &c. tants 2541. 178.-savings out of our cur- &c. His becoming again a member of rent income 861.-interest upon this sum their Society, would not be a discredit in the Savings' Bank 101. os. 11d.-grant rather than an honour or advantage to from the National Society in London 901 them. We do not give this either as the
a loan from the Bisliop of 1501. without whole of his Grace's Letter, or as a literal interest, in addition to his benefaction of transcript of any part of it; but we know 100l.) making a total of 6001, 178. 11d." that the substance is preserved, and that
The children, in number exceeding 400, the Letter concludes with desiring that it were, at his Lordship's expence, regaled may be considered as his Graces's final anwith a plentiful sapply of roast beef and swer. This intelligence appeared to us too plum-pudding, with a can of beer to each. important not to be communicated even The company, both Ladies and Gentle in this unofficial and imperfect state ; but men, all vieing to wait upod and anticipate we trust the Hibernian Bible Society will their wants.
publish the correspondence, and the whole At the close of the Meeting a collection proceedings will then be as they ouyut was made, amounting to Ili, 5s.6d. as this to be, before the world. was proceeding, a message was sent from the Society of Calvinistic Methodists, de
LAW PROCEEDINGS. claring it to be their intention to form a collection for the National School, iv con- Marriages of Persons not baptized. sequence of the advantage derived to them [Ay incorrect statement of the following by the new road, which, as it leads to the case having appeared in a Monthly Public School, passes by their Chapel-door. A cation, we have been requested to insert very liberal collection was accordingly an amended report.] made in the evening by Mr. David Ro- Bure of Marine
Banns of Marriage between Joseph Had. berts, and Mr. Robert Hughes, amounting
son and Mary Williamson, were published to 51. which was given by them into the
in the Parish Church of Kimbolton, on hands of the Committee of the National
three several Sundays. The Vicar being School.
called upon to solemnize the marriage, reHIBERNIAN BIBLE SOCIETY.
fused the request, upon its having been
stated to him that one of the parties, viz. We have received information, on which Joseph Hudson had never received the Rite we can rely, that the Committee of the of Baptism from any person whatsoever. Hibernian Bible Society have renewed
The Vicar was not in residence during their Correspondence with the Archbishop
the publication of the bands, and assigns of Armagh, and after their orators have the following reasons for refusing to solembeen for months abusing him, and their nize the marriage, viz. pamphleteers and newspaper writers en
- 1st — In all former Common Prayerdeavouring to vilify him in the public eye,
Books, the Rubrick required the new már. they have addressed a letter to him, re
ried couple to receive the Sacrament on questing him to state his objections to their the day of marriage; Baptism must, thereproceedings, promising him the fullest con- fore, have been previously administered, sideration of all he shall complain of, and To accommodate certain Presbyterians, all possible satisfaction in every point, and
the word “convenient,” as relating to the winding up the whole with the expression receiving the Communion, was substituted of a hope, that he will again become a for“ necessary," and, consequently, Bapmember and patron of the Society,
tism is still implied. His Grace has replied to this application endly—The act of 26 Geo. II. requires in the manner that might be expected from the parties to deliver in writing a notice of him. In the first place statiug, as his rea. their “ true Christian and sirnames," to sons for baving withdrawn from the So the Minister of the Parish seven days at ciety, that their proceedings were not con least prior to the publication of the banns. fined to their professed object, the circu If the term “ Christian name," signifies lation of the Scriptures without note or that by which we are received into the comment; and were of such a pature as to Church of Christ, Baptism is here implied. invade the rights and weaken the influence 3rdly- The Rubrick in the Burial of the of the Established Church, and in the next Dead, directs “ That the office ensujog is place, putting it to themselves to determine not to be used for any that die unbaptised," wbether if he be snch a character as their and, therefore, in the absence of a direct orators at Belfast and other places have de statute, analogy would lead one to infer scribed him, a revealer of secrets a be the same with respect to marriage, ..
Athly—That if marriage, according to Death of Dr. E. D. Clarke. the Established Church, be a religious as well as a legal institution, “ to promise Early on Saturday, March 9, died, at Sir in the name of the Father, and of the Son,' W. Rush's house, in Pall Mall, after a seand of the Holy Ghost," without having vere and painful illness, the Rev. E, D. been previously admitted into that faith, is Clarke, LL.D. Professor of Mineralogy, certainly anonjalous, and at the least irre- and Librarian of this university, formerly gular.
Fellow of Jesus College, and Rector of Lastly-If a person born of parents be. Harlton, in this county, and of Great longing to the Establishment had not been Yeldham, in Essex. It is with sentiments baptised, and were to offer hinself for mar. of the deepest regret, that we announce riage, it may be presumed the minister the above intelligence; and we trust to the would be justified in refusing to solemnize indulgence of our readers, if we trespass the marriage; and, consequently, unless beyond our usual limits on such an occaupbaptized dissenters are protected by sion, and insert a few tributary words to statute, the Church would consider them the memory of this highly lamented and in the same light, since, spiritually, she is most distinguished individual. We should ignorant of dissent*.
fail indeed in our respect for the general Upon this case, Dr. Jenner was re- sympathy, which the loss of Dr. Clarke quested to give his opinion, whether mar. has excited, were we to content ourselves riage may be solemnized, and whether the with the bare notice of his death. In the ministers may be compelled to marry, with following paragraph it is not intended out the rite of Baptism being previously to draw the character of the late Profesadministered, and, if not, whether it will sor, and to delineate his varied excellenbe necessary to republish the banns after cies--they will hereafter be traced by the baptism,
biographer ; but the hasty sketch, which He answered in the following terms: has been conveyed to us by one of bis nuWhatever may have been required by merous friends, will, we trust, prove not the aptient Rabricks, it is now perfectly unacceptable. Perhaps no person ever clear, that it is not incumbent upon the possessed in a more eminent degree than new married couple to receive the Sacra. Dr. Clarke, the delightful faculty of winment, though it is recommended as con- ning the hearts and riveting the affections venient to be done; and, therefore, the of those into whose society he entered. reasoning which was applicable to the law, From the first moment, his conversation as it then stood, is not to be applied to it excited an interest that never abated. in its existing state. The Marriage Act, Those who knew him once, felt that they it is true, requires that the “true Christian must love him always. The kindness of aud Sirname3" should be nised in the publi- his manner, the anxiety he expressed for cation of banns; and perhaps strictly speak the welfare of others, his eagerness to ing, there is no true Christian name, but make them feel happy and pleased with that, which is received in Baptisın. It has, themselves, when united to the charms of however, been held, that for the purposes bis language, were irresistible. Such was of that act, a Christian, as well as a sir. Dr. Clarke in private lite ; within the name, may be acquired by repote, and that circle of his more inimediate friends; in a person, whose name was Abraham Lang- the midst of his family, there be might be ley, was well married by, and after the seen, as the indulgent parent, the affecpublication of banns in, the name of George tionate husband, the warm, zealous, and Smith, (vide the King against the inha- sincere friend. Of his public life the prebitants of Billinghurst," 3rd Manle and sent moment will only admit of an outline. Selwyn, p. 250.) I am, therefore, clearly Soon after taking his degree, Dr. Clarke of opinion, that the marriage in question accompanied the present Lord Berwick not only may, but ongbt to be solemnized, abroad, and remained for some time in and that the minister refusing to perform Italy. The classic scenes be there met the ceremony, may be compelled to do so; witi, and his own inquisitive genius, stimuand I, therefore, recommend that no fur- Jated him to enter into a wider field of rether opposition be made by him.
search ; and shortly after his return to HERBER'T JENNER. England, he embarked on those travels Dnelors' Cornmons,
which have rendered his name so celebra5th Dec. 1820.
ted throughout Europe; indeed we may add in every quarter of the civilized world.
To enter into any description of them is * See the Introductory Canons of the needless--they are before the public. Church of England.
They have been, and will continue to be, REMEMBRANCER, No. 40. Kk
the delight and the solace of those who have seldom failed to give rise to the most been udable to visit other countries ; and pleasing associations by their individual lothey have excited the dormant spirit of cality. We may justly apply to him in the curiosity in many a resident of this univer delivery of his lectures, what is engraven sity, who has followed eagerly the steps of on the monument of Goldsmith, “ Nikil, Dr. Clarke, and has invariably borne testi- quod tetigit, non ornavit-," Of the mony to the accuracy and the fidelity of higher qualities of his mind, of his force his narrative. Dr. Clarke bas somewhere and energy as a Christian preacher, of the mentioned all the excellencies which must sublimity and excellence of his discourses, unite to forin a perfect traveller-he must we might tell in any other place than Camhave the pencil of Norden, the pen of Vol. bridge; but here all mention of them is ney, the learning of Pocucke, the perse- unnecessary, his crowded congregations verance of Bruce, the enthusiasm of Sa- are testimony sufficient. Of the estimavary. Of all these Dr. Clarke united in tion in which Dr. Clarke was held by fohis own person by far the greater share, reigners, we may in the same mauer refer No difficulties in his progress were ever our readers to the various Honorary Socie. allowed to be insuperable ; and upon all ties, in which his name stands enrolled; occasions he imparted to others a portion we may safely say, that to no one person of his own enthusiasm, It was upon the has the University of Cambridge been more return from this extensive tour, during indebted for celebrity abroad during the which he had visited nearly the whole of last twenty years, than to her late LibraEurope, and parts of Asia and Africa, that rian, Dr. Clarke. He has fallen a victimi Dr. Clarke presented to the University indeed to his generous ardour in the purthose memorials of his travels, which now suit of science-he looked only to the decorate the vestibule of the Library; and fame of the University; and in his honest as some return for the splendor which his endeavours to exalt her reputation, he onname had reflected upon the University, happily neglected his own invaluable health he was complimented in full Senate with He has thus left to liis afflicted family, the degree of LL.D. From that moment and to his surviving friends, the most painful the residence of the traveller was con- and bitter regrets; wbilst to the Univerfined to Camhridge, and he shortly after sity itself, he bas bequeathed a debt of commenced those public lectures in miner-, gratitude, which we doubt not will herealogy, which, if possible, bave made his after be amply and liberally discharged. name more known and honoured, both in The remains of the much-lamented Dr. this and in foreign countries, than even bis Clarke were interred this morning at 12 long and interesting travels.--Natural o'clock, in the chapel of Jesus College.History was his earliest and most favourite The funeral was attended by his relatives, study; and that peculiar branch of it, some of the Heads of Houses, the greater which refers to the mineral kingdom, soon part of the Professors, and most of his friends engrossed the whole of his attention. In resident in the University; all the Meni. the delivery of his celebrated lectures, bers of Jesus college (the college to which Clarke was without a rival-his eloquence he belonged) likewise followed. The serwas inferior to none; (in native eloquence, vice was read in the most impressive manperhaps, few have ever equalled him in ner by the Rev. Dr. French, Master of this country ;) his knowledge of his subject Jesus college, and Vice-Chancellor of the was extensive ; his elucidation clear and University; and the effect it produced simple; and in the illustrations, which was such as might have been expected on were practically afforded by the various 80 melancholy an occasion, Dr. Clarke and beautiful specimens of bis minerals, he was in the 54th year of his age; he prowas peculiarly happy.-Most of those spe- ceeded to the degree of B.A. 1790, M.A. cimens be had himself collected, and they 1794.-Cambridge Chronicle.
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Barton, R. S. to the vicarage of AlconboBagot, Hon. Richard, M.A. to a preben. rough cum Weston, Hunts. dal stall in Windsor chapel,
Benson, Henry Bristowe, M.A. of Christ