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is engraven on the monument of Goldsmith, “ Nihil, quod tetigit, non ornavit.Of the higher qualities of his mind, of his force and energy as a Christian preacher, of the sublimity and excellence of his discourscs, we might tell in any other place than Cambridge: but here all mention of them is unnecessary; his crowded congregations are testimony sufficient. Of the estimation in which Dr. Clarke was held by foreigners, we may in the same manner refer our readers to the various honorary societies in which his name stands enrolled ; we may safely say, that to no one person has the University of Cambridge been more indebted for celebrity abroad, during the last twenty years, than to her late librarian, Dr. Clarke. He has fallen a victim, indeed, to his generous ardour in the pursuit of science-he looked only to the fame of the University; and in his honest endeavours to exalt her reputation, he unhappily neglected his own invaluable health. He has thus left to his afflicted family, and to his surviving friends, the most painful and bitter regrets ;, while to the University itself he has bequeathed a debt of gratitude, which, we doubt not, will hereafter be amply and liberally discharged.'

On Monday the 18th, the remains of Dr. Clarke were attended to a vault in the chapel of Jesus Col

lege by many of the most distinguished members of Į the University; and a subscription has been entered

into to procure a bust of him, by Chantrey, to be placed in some conspicuous part of the University. - The University is in treaty for his valuable collection of Minerals.

12.-SAINT GREGORY Saint Gregory, surnamed the Great, was born about the year 540. He was consecrated Pope about the year 590, and died in 604. Before his advancement to the see, Gregory projected the conversion of the English nation, but did not accomplish his wishes until he had assumed the papal chair.

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16.-FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT. · Dominica in Passione, or Passion Sunday, was the name given to this day in missals; as the church now began to advert to the sufferings of Christ. In the north, it is called Carling Sunday, and grey peas, first steeped a night in water, and fried with butter, form the usual repast.

17.-SAINT PATRICK. The tutelar saint of Ireland was born in the year 371, in a village called Bonaven Taberniæ, probably Kilpatrick, in Scotland, between Dumbritonand Glasgow. He did at the good old age of 123, and was buried at Down, in Ulster.

18.-EDWARD KING OF THE WEST SAXONS. He was stabbed in the back by order of his motherin-law, Elfrida, at Corfe-castle, in Dorsetshire. Elfrida built monasteries, and performed many penances, in order to atone for her guilt; but could never, by all her hypocrisy or remorse, recover the good opinion of the public, though so easily deluded in those ignorant times.

21.-SAINT BENEDICT. Benedict, or Bennet, founded the monastery of Cassino, in 529: it was built on the brow of a very high mountain, on the top of wbich there was an old temple of Apollo, surrounded with a grove. The Benedictine order of monks, first instituted by our saint, was, in the ninth century, at its height of glory.

*22.—EVE OF PALM SUNDAY. Rome, during Lent (observes Lady Morgan), was literally città morta, and no contrast could be more striking than Rome on the Friday, and Rome on the Saturday, preceding palm Sunday. Naples and Florence yielded up their winter residents to its religious gaieties. The fugitives who had emigrated with the last day of the carnival, returned with the first day of Passion-week. The Porta del Popolo, and the dreary region of St. John Lateran, alike teemed with an eager population. The roll of

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post carriages, the cracking of the courier's whip, the castle reading of passports, the overflowing of hotels, the hn cramming of lodging-houses, gave an entirely new in the aspect to the lately deserted streets. Whigs and DPS Tories hunted in couples for places in the Vatican;

and leaders of opposition and chiefs of the treasury were, for once, seen on the same side of the house.

Meantime the real pilgrim band, all that faith could të muster or gain allure from the mountains of the En Abruzzi, or the neighbouring villages, trudged sturG dily in, supported by their bordone or pilgrim's staff, in clad in their oiled-skin robe," the scallop on their

hat before," and the Virgin, painted on tin, suspended round their necks. These are the least profitable visitants that Rome receives. Long unused to such guests, she welcomes them with a coldness of which they alone take no notice. They are bidden to the

feast by the church herself, which provides for their po lodging and maintenance: few send apologies, and

all are ornamental, if not useful; for they are the supernumeraries of the establishment, and they fill up a procession, and bear chorus as well as better men.

At this epoch all business is at a stand. Signore menit Vasi may shut up his Chalcographia, or print-shop; 1 the ingenious Mosaici, who set the Capitol in ear

rings, hang the Coliseum on the neck of beauty, -lum and clasp the fairest arm with St. Peter in vinculis,

may take down their expensive toys, and, to the relief of all husbands and fathers, close their win

dows. The curiosity shops no longer tempt the cuBorious; the polishing wheel of the Scarpellino is oli silent; the antiquarian Cicerone pauses from his

eternally repeated giro; Messrs. Fea and Nebbi find

their “ occupation gone;" and the dying gladiator man may be a Persian king, or a Cornish wrestler, or any all thing else be pleases: for antiquarian polemics are Bra at rest, and aīl the disputants inquire is, Where the Id Pope pontificates ? at what hour the miserere is sung?

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on what day the benediction is given? The galleries of the Vatican and the Capitol are deserted as the Campagna; and the antichambers of cardinals and ministers are thronged with applicants for tickets of admission for the Quirinal and St. Peter's..

• At length the important moment arrives; the ladies assume “a customary suit of solemn black," and, accompanied by their male friends, from whom they decently part at the church door (a custom still observed in some of our cathedrals), they proceed on Palm Sunday to the Quirinal, where the ceremonies of the week begin. ...

: 23.- PALM SUNDAY. . In the missals, this day is denominated Dominica in ramis Palmarum, or Palm Sunday, and was so called from the palm branches and green boughs formerly distributed on that day, in commemoration of our Lord's riding to Jerusalem. The ceremonies observed at Rome on this day are fully described in our last volume, pp. 69-71; see also T. T. for 1821, p. 96, for a custom in Lincolnshire; and T. T. for 1822, p. 68, for the usual observance of this day in Yorkshire. .

From the Rev. J. Connor's Journal of his Visit to Candia, Cyprus, and Palestine, printed at the end of the Rev. W. Jowett's Christian Researches in the Mediterranean, we select the following account of the ceremonies on Palm Sunday, as observed by the Latin church at Jerusalem. « On Palm Sunday, March 26, 1820 (observes the writer), I went to see the ceremony of the Latins. After a considerable time had been spent in singing before the door of the sepulchre, the deputy superior of the Latin convent (the superior himself being in Cyprus) entered the sepulchre, with some priests, to bless the palm branches that lay there. When this was done, he left the sepulchre; and, sitting on an elevated chair, received the palms, which had been blessed, from the hands of the priests. These came for

Let ward first, and knelt, one after the other, before the 73 li deputy superior, receiving from his hand (which 3 2they kissed) a branch of the consecrated palm. eta When this part of the ceremony was concluded, the

crowd pressed forward to receive THEIR palms. The

confusion and, tumult. were excessive. The Turks, ad with their sticks and whips, did all they could to re5 strain the impetuosity of the people; and had it not 7. been for their great activity, the deputy superior de would certainly have been overwhelmed by the la crowd. When the palms had been distributed, and

the confusion had, in some measure, subsided, the
priests and some others walked three times in pro-
cession round the sepulcbre, with lighted candles,
incense, elevated crucifixes, and palms: they sang
as they walked. When the procession was ended,
an altar; splendidly ornamented, was placed before
the door of the sepulchre, and mass was performed.'
25.-ANNUNCIATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN
... MARY, or LADY-DAY.

This day celebrates the angel's message to the Virgin Mary; respecting our Blessed Lord. She was, probably, an only child, and about fifteen years

of age when espoused to Joseph. She died A.Þ.48, ery being about sixty years old.

The intelligent author of Rome in the Nineteenth Century gives the following account of the festa of

the Annunciation, as it is still observed on this day Bopat Romie. ,. We drove through streets (says the aueget thor) lined with expecting crowds, and windows be hung with crimson and yellow silk dráperies, and ocare cupied by females in their most gorgeous attire, till etiwe made a stop near the church before which the 2. Pope's horse-guards, in their splendid full-dress unithe forms, were stationed to keep the ground; all of De whom, both officers and men, wore in their caps à teid sprig of myrtle, as a sign of rejoicing. After waitding a short time, the procession appeared, headed tot by another detachment of the guards, mounted on

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