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tendency to increase that unfavour- that Bishop Patrick takes in his able feeling already entertained Paraphrase: against the imprecatory portions of “ Thy mercy also surpasses all the Psalms.

the malice of my enemies; whom I

trust thou wilt cut off and destroy, « Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's rather than let me continue in these sake, and for thy righteousness' sake

hazards: for I am thy minister, and bring my soul out of trouble.

“ 12. And of thy goodness slay mine though never so unworthy, am apenemies, and destroy all them that vex my poinied by thee to govern thy peosoul; for I am thy servant.P. 72. ple, to which office I will do thee all

faithful service." On this Mr. Berens thus com

One thing must not be overlook. ments:

ed, that the vengeance, whether im“ In this concluding verse, the Psalmist plored, or simply declared, is rerenews lis petitions for deliverance from ferred wholly to God. The cave of his enemies, and enforces his prayer by Engedi, and the bill of Hachilah, pleading the consideration of the divine

are witnesses how deeply David regoodness, and the relation which he himself bot to God.

spected that saying of Holy Writ: “ Slay mine enemies, and destroy all Vengeance is mine, I will repay. them that vex my soul. We, it is to be saith The Lord.” Between these se. hoped (he continues) have no enemies veral opinions we do not pretend to among men; aud if we unhappily have decide: we only think that there enemies, we should pray, not for their is too marked a contrast between purshment, or destruction, but for their the words of David and the admoreformation and forgiveness ; should pray, as we do in the Litany, that God would nition given, and given justly, to be pleased to forgive our enemies, perse

the Christian ; we could wish to cutors, and slanderers, and to turn their have some qualifying explanation hearts,'” P. 72.

tbrown in to set the words of David

in a more favourable light, without Now without entering into the weakening the just warning to the grammatical peculiarities of the Christian to pray for his enemies, Hebrew, we could wish to have had and forgive, as he hopes himself to it remarked, that the passage might be forgiven. with equal propriety, be rendered, We subjoin, with pleasure, the re" Thou shalt slay mine enemies, mainder of Mr. Berens' comment. David might argue this from the known temporal justice of God;

" But we have all much canse to pray his enemies were the enemies of

that God would slay our spiritual ene

mies; that he wonld mortify, would kill God, and religion; whereas David

those sins, those corrupt passions and evil was God's servant, ready to do his affections, and those sinful lusts, which vex will. As for the ungodly, he our souls; and which, if they are suffered says, on another occasion, they shall to prevail, to gain the upper hand, may perish, and the enemies of the Lord ruin our souls for ever. We should implore shall. eonsume as the fat of lambs; this succour as being God's servants-for

I am thy servant. We all profess and call yea, even as the smoke they shall con.

ourselves his servants; and indeed he has sume away."

the best and clearest right to consider us David, again, was à prophet; as such. For not only did he create us, and might in these words predict but he hatha also purchased, has bought us, that vengeance which subsequently with the blood of his own Son. While we fell on Saul and Absalom.

thus profess to be, aud feel that we ought Again, we may consider him in to be, the servants of God, let us take care, the light of a king, praying for the reality; let us take heed,

and let ns ear

iny friends, that we be lais servants in destruction of men who were the nestly pray for his grace and assistance, enemies of his crowo and the peace that neither the world, nor the flesh, por of his kingdom. This is the view the devil, neither oor own lusts, our own

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passions, or our own wills, may draw us off Berens, without repeating the hope, from the service which we owe to our that he will not suffer bis pen to re. heavenly Master. Let us endeavour to main idle, where so much is to be live like the servants of righteousness, let done, and can be done so effectually ns endeavour more and more to be made free from sin, and to be the true servants by himself. We know that he will of God;" so that through the aid of his not. These are not times for any Spirit, and the merits and atonement of man to be asleep at his post. Every his Son, we may have our fruit unto ho talent must now be called into action, liness, and the end everlasting life ;--for for we have need of all. We can the wages of sin is death ; but the gift of only assure Mr. Berens, that the God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ oftener we meet with him, the our Lord *?".

greater will be our pleasure, and We cannot take leave of Mr. the greater, we are assured, the

benefit accruing to the public. * Rom. vi, 22, 23.

LAW REPORT.

WIHEN V. LAW.

We insert the following case, as important to the Clergy, on a point

The question was as to the age of the on which applications, we believe, defendant. are frequently made to them. At On the part of the defendant, to prove the same time we cannot but ob- bis infancy at a particular time, the regis. serve, that it is much to be regret.

ter of his christeiting was produced, from ted, that some mode is not pro in the year 1807 ; but the entry also stated

which it appeared that he was christened mulgated by authority, by which that he was born in the year 1799. evidence as io the time of birth may

Judge Bayley was of opinion, that the be easily and satisfactorily procured. entry relating to the time of his birth was The most important questions in not evidence of the fact; it did not apour courts of justice often turn upon pear upon whose information the entry this point, and they most commonly had been made, and the clergyman who arise at a time when all the ordi- made the entry bad no authority to make nary modes of proving the fact, make any entry concerning it in the regis

inquiry concerning the time of birth, or to either no longer exist, or when they are no longer to be depended The jury found for the plaintiff; and in on. Surely it might be possible to the ensuing term Marryait moved for a contrive some mode of registration, new trial, contending that, at all events, which being adopted at the moment

the entry was evidence to confirm the when the facts were fresh in the re

statement of the mother, who had been excollections of the witnesses, might amined as a witness for the defendant at

, have a permanent credibility. Per

But the Court were of opinion, that the haps it would not be a bad measure entry was not evidence to prove the age of to empower the Clergy, in all cases the party ; it was nothing more than somewhere required by the parents, to thing told to the clergymar at the time of administer at baptism an oath to the christening, concerning which he had the mother, or nurse, or some one

not power by law to make an entry in the present at the birth, as to the time register. He had neither the anthority

nor the means of making an entry. If it of the birth, and to make the an- had appeared that the entry had been swer pårt of the baptismal regis- made by the direction of the mother, it ter.

might, perhaps, if required, have been

ter,

read in evidence, for the purpose of con- the excessive, scrupalousness with firming her testimony; but even then it which the confessions of criminals would have amounted to nothing more

are allowed to be given in evidence than a mere deciaration by her as to the

against them. We are not now to age of her son, made at a time when there was no motive on her part to misrepresent discuss whether the Judges have his age.-Rule refused.

done right in carrying this so far as it has been carried, but there can be no doubt that the decision above

reported is within the principle of THE KING V. RADFORD.

the decided cases on the subject, This man was tried at the Devon Summer We think the decision, also, may be

and entirely sanctioned by them. Assizes for nurder; and had in fact made a confession to the Clergyman of his pa- made very useful. If a clergyman rish. The Clergyman was called as a finds one of his parishioners chargwitness, and stated that he had gone to ed with an offence, especially the the prisoner when he was in custody on weighty crime of murder, he is the charge at a public-house in the village; naturally anxious to visit him, to that he put every one out of the room but

rouse his mind to proper reflections, the constable, and then addressed the

to advise and comfort him ; but his prisoner, saying, that he did not come to him out of idle curiosity, or with any wish exertions are restrained, and the to induce him to make a confession: that intercourse between the parties canhe dwelt with him on the heinousness of not be confidential, so long as it is the crime charged on him, and the de- apprehended that what passes be. nunciations of Scripture against it. He was then going on to state what the pri- tailed against the prisoner on his

tween them may hereafter be de. soner had said to him, but Mr. Justice Best interposed, and asked him, if he had trial. Whereas, if it be once underpreviously warned the prisoner, that what stood that the intercourse is privihe should say wonld be hereafter used as leged and confidential, the minds evidence against bim. He answered in of both are relieved ; the minister the negative, and the Judge thereupon does not fear to encourage the prirefused to hear the statement. He thought soner to the most unreserved coman impression made on the prisoner's mind, munications, and the prisoner has by this sort of address from one standing

no scruple in making them to the in the relation of spiritual adviser and minister, any more than to his atfriend, which would throw him off his torney; at the same time that he guard, and that no previons warning under makes them with ten times the prosuch circumstances having been given, fit to his most important interests. such a confession could not be considered Perhaps there are few moments purely voluntary.

'when a more powerful impression We report this case, because we may be made by a minister known think it of great importance, and to, and respected by the criminal; that great practical benefits

but then the most entire confidence

may flow from its becoming well known must subsist between them-with

All our readers out some such decision as this, no who have been in the habit of at- such confidence can exist, with it tending courts of criminal justice, must have seen the great, perlaps

and acted upon.

it may

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.

CESTER.

Blake, H. W. B.A, of Queen's college,

Oswestry, Shropshire ; Patron, LORD Cambridge, to the rectory of Thurning,

CLIVE. Norfolk, patrons, THE MASTER AND Scholefield, S. M A. of Trinity college, FELLOWS OF THAT SOCIETY.

Cambridge, to the vicarage of LudBrowning, Fred. to the prebend of Uff

dinyton, Lincolnshire ; Patron, JAMES culmbe, Devon, and to the rectory of

LISTER, esq. of Ousefleet Grange,

Yorkshire. T'itchwell, Norfolk, Patrons of the latter, THE PROVOST AND FELLOWS OF Simpson, H. W. M.A. of St. John's col ETON COLLEGE: of the former THE lege, Cambridge, to be one of the doBISHOP OF SALISBURY.

mestic chaplains to the DUKE OF BockBurroughes, Thos. to be one of the do- INGHAM AND CHANDOS.

mestic chaplains to bis Royal High- Steward, J. H. B.A. of Trinity college, ness the Duke of YORK.

Cambridge, to the vicarage of SwardesCoker, John, B.C.L. and Fellow of New tone, and to the consolidated rectories college, Oxford, to the rectory of Rad

of Saxlingham Nethergate and Saxlingcliffe, Bucks. Patrons, the Warden and

ham Thorpe, Norfolk ; Patron, JOHN Fellows of that Society.

STEWARD, esq. Cooper, J. to the Third Mastership of St.

Still, John, rector of Fonthill Gifford, Paul's School.

to the prebendal Stall of Stratton, in

the Cathedral Church of Salisbury, Davies, J. B.A. Curate of Cheltenham,

Patron, THE LORD BISHOP. to the vicarage of Pauntley and perpetual curacy of Upleadon, Gloucester. Taylor, Robert, M.A. of Trinity college, shire ; patron, the BISHOP OF Glou

Oxford, to the rectory of Clifton

Campville, Staffordshire. Dicken, Aldersey, M.A. Fellow of St. Waldy, Richard, M.A. domestic chaplain Peter's college, Cambridge, to the free

to the late right hon. Dowager Lady and endowed School of Tiverton ;

Vernon, to the rectory of Turner's Patrons, TIE FEOFFEES AND TRUS- Puddle, and vicarage of 4ffspuddle, TEES OF TRE BAID SCHOOL.

Dorset. Patron, James FRAMPTON,

Esq. Dunsford, James Hartley, of Wadham

college, Oxford, and Vicar of Framp- White, R. M of Magdalen college, 01ton-upon-Severn, in the county of ford, to the perpetual curacy of WoolGloucester, to be domestic chaplain to

ley, Yorkshire. Patron, G. W. WENTthe Right Hon. the Earl of SUFFOLK WORTI, Esq. and BERKSHIRE.

Wilkinson, T, B.A. of St. John's college, Evans, David, to the rectory of Jordan- Cambridge, to be domestic chaplain to stone, Pembrokeshire.

the MARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY. Fetherson, C. to the living or Killodier- Williams, J. B. curate of Neath, to the nan, in the Diocese of Killaloe.

Living of Lantwit Major, with Lis. Heath, Charles, M.A. to be Evening Loc

worni, Glamorganshire. Patrons, THE

DEAN AND CHAPTER OF GLOUCESTER, turer of Lymington, Hants. Hutto», J. H, to the vicarage of Leck- UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

ford, Hants; Patron, the rev. J. CutLER, Prebendary of Leckford.

Degrecs conferred, Jan. 14.

MASTERS OF Arts.-G. P. Cleather, Kingsley, C. L.L.B. to the rectory of Bar

Exeter college ; H. A 8. Atwood, Queen's nack, Northamptonshire. Patron, TAE

college ; and J. Weld, and W. Burkitt, BisHOP OF PETERBOROUGH.

St. Edmund Hall. Morse, J. to the vicarage of Orenhall,

BACHELORS OF ARTS.-E. Millard, ExeGloucestershire; Patron, THE BISHOP

ter college ; T. V. Bayne, Jesus college ; OF GLOUCESTER.

M. Goneste, Queen's college ; and J. E. Ousby, J. to be chaplain to the House of Jeffreys, and A. P. Saunders, Christ Correction, Middlesex.

Church. Richards, Dr. to hold tho Perpetual Cure

January 22 of East Teignmouth, with the rectory DOCTOR IN CIVIL LAW.-D. Williams, of Stoke Abbot, Dorset, by Dispensa- Head Master of Winchester, and late tion.

Fellow of New college. Salwey, T. M.A. Fellow of St. John's BACHELORS DIVINITY.-W. T.

college, Cambridge, to the vicarage of Phillips, and M. Davy, Magdalen college.

IN

MASTERS OF ARTS.-P. W. Douglas,

Epigram :
Christ church, grand compounder ; M. Scribimus indocti doctique.
Oxenden, Exeter college ; J. Morsc,
Pembroke college ; W. Gray, Christ

The subject for the Seatonjan Prize church; and T. L. Pain, Brasenose col

Poem for the present year is—The Death lege.

of Absalom. BACHELORS OF ARTS.-C. Oakes, St.

The rev. Henry Farish, B.A. of Queen's John's college ; T. S. Hellier, Lincoln

college is admitted a Fellow of that Socollege ; and G. H. Webber, H. L. Tho- ciety. mas, and F. A. Hyde, Christ church.

In conformity with the regulations

passed by the Senate, March 13, 1822. December 24, 1823.

notice has been given that the followA. P. Saunders and F. W. Torrens, ing will be the subjects of examination Commoners of Christ church, were chosen in the last week of the Lert Term. 1825. Students; and the rov. J. Lupton, B.A. 1. The Acts of the Apostles. has been appointed chaplain of that 2. Paley's Evidences of Christianity. Society, and has also been appointed 3. The 1st and 2nd Books of the Odyssey. chaplain of New college.

4. The 21st Book of Livy, The number of gentlemen to whom

List of Honors for 1824. Testimoniums for Degrees were granted,

MODERATORS.—John Philips Higman, but who were not admitted into either of the Classes in last Michaelmas Term,

M.A. Trin. coll.; Henry Hunter Hughes,

M.A. St. John's college. amounted to 91.

WRANGLERS.-Ds. Cowling, St. John's January 22, 1824.

college ; Bowstead, Corpus Christi colIn Convocation, Henry Dean, Fellow lege ; France, Trinity college ; Buckle, of New college, and Student in civil law, Sidney college ; Hall, Magdalen college ; was nnanimously elected Scholar in com- Collins, Christ college ; Martin, Trinity mon law, on the Viperian Foundation. college ; Wedgwood, Christ college ; Ar

lett, Pembroke hall ; Warden, Emma. UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.

nuel church; Guest, Caius college ; TenDegrees conferred, Jan. 15. nant, Trinity college ; Cory, Cains colHONORARY MASTER OF Ants.-Sir lege; Gedge, Catharine hall; Wilson, Robert Gifford, Lord Chief Justice of St. John's college ; Saunders, Sidney colthe Court of Common Pleas.

ege; Wailes, Catharine hall; Lutwidge,

St. John's coll. ; Christ coll. ; Start, Trin. December 30, 1823.

coll. ; Rising, Pembroke hall; Remington, The Prize for the Hulsean Disserta. Trinity college ; Belville, Peterhouse coltion, 1823, was adjudged to Williain Clay- lege ; Wood, Trinity college ; Arnold, ton Walters, B.A. Fellow of Jesus college. Caius college; Thistlethwaite, Trinity Subject, The Nature and Advantage of college ; Gibson, Trinity college ; Phil. the Influence of the Holy Spirit.

lips, Jesus college ; Crawley, Magdalen The following is the subject of the college, Teeson, Clare hall; Sandys, Hulsean Dissertation for 1824.:--The

Pembroke hall. Doctrines of our Saviour, as derived from Senior OPTIMES.-Ds. Greaves, Cor. the four Gospels, are in perfect harmony pus Christi college ; Atkinson, Pembroke with the Doctrines of St. Paul, os derived college ; Dayman, St. John's college ; from his Epistles.

Parry, æg. St. John's college ; Walter, The subjects for SIR W. BROWNE'S æq. Christ college ; Garton, Queen's coll.; Gold Medals this year are,

Burn, Queen's college ; Senkler, Caius

coll. ; Wells, Sidney coll. ; Foster, Trin. For the Greek Ode,

coll.; Lawson, St. John's coll. ; Edwards, The beautiful exhortation to the Greeks Trinity college ; Malkin, Trinity college ; at the battle of Salamis, extracted from Brown, St. John's college ; Hammond, the “ Persae of Æschy Jus" :

Corpus Christi college ; Bromilow, John's

college ; Green, Emmanuel college ; Jul- Ω παίδες Ελλήνων ίτε

cher, Sidney college ; Benson, St. John's 'Ελευθερούτε πατρίδ ελευθερούτε δε

college ; Gatenby, St. John's college, Maždas, yuvaikas--vūv ģO Trávtwv åyóv. æq. Holmes, St. John's college, æq. Bar“Oh, sons of the Greeks, go on--free

bam, Trinity college ; Ruddock, St. your country, free your children, your

John's collcge ; Baines, Christ college ; wivesit is

Fearon, Emmanuel college ; Smitb, I'rinow for all these you wity college ; Carrighan, St. John's colstruggle."

lege, æq. Gurney, Trinity college. For the Latin Ode :

JUNIOR OPTIMES.--Ds. Frost, Catha. Aleppo Urbs Syriše terræ motu fun. rine hall; Dunderdale, St. John's college ; ditus eversa.

Mellish, Trinity college ; Crosland, Mag

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