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integrity, the self-denial, the resolute and usefulness, and the prosperity of the Inpersevering benevolence, the cheerful de- stitution. votion of time, talents and labours, 10 The Students in the College during the the most important interests of his fellow- last Session, were twenty-two in number, creatures, which distinguished the late fifteen of whom were Divinity Students, Thomas Henry Robinson-that his name all on the Foundation. Of these, Mr. may be well claimed as a boast to the G. B. Wawne, Mr. W. Wilson, Ms. Institution in which he received his edu- George Cheetham, Mr. Samuel Heineken, cation.
Mr. John Owen, and Mr. Richard Smith, Deeply impressed with a sense of the have completed their course of study. close connexion between the best iuflu The Annual Examination took place ences of pure Christianity, and a well on the 26th, 27th and 28th days of June ordered education of both preachers and last, when the first prize for Diligence, hearers, the Committee respectfully, but Proficiency and Regularity of Conduct, most earnestly, again solicit the attention was adjudged to Mr. John Beard, a diviof all who wish for the diffusion of a nity student in the first year, the second, manly knowledge and an enlightened to Mr. John Howard Ryland, a divinity faith, to the plan of studies pursued in student in the second year; and the third, the College at York. Of the gentlemen to to Mr. Richard Martineau, a lay student whose immediate superintendence those in the second year; the Mathematical studies are entrusted, they who appointed Prizes, offered by “ A Friend to the Colthem to their office, may be thought una. lege,” in the senior class, to Mr. John ble to speak without partiality. But the Howard Ryland ; in the Junior, to Mr. Committee leare their recommendation John Hugh Worthington, a divinity stuwith confidence, to the unbiassed testi- dent in the first year ; the Classical Prize, mony of all who have had an opportunity offered by Robert Philips, Esq., to Mr. of judging, how well they are qualified John Howard Ryland; the first Elocution for their respective situatious.
Prize for the best delivered Oration, in The Committee are not aware that, Mr. G. B. Wawne; and the second, for within the extent of the means afforded the greatest improvement in Elocution, to them, they have left any thing undone, during the Session, to Mr. Edmund Kell; for securing to the Institution, the attain a divinity student in his fourth year. ment of all its objects. They trust, how The number of Divinity Students in ever, that, in their zeal for its prosperity, the present Session is 15 ; of whom Mr. they are neither blind nor bigoted; but Edmund Kell, M. A., is in the last year that they would as readily listen to the of his course; Mr. William Bowen, M.A., suggestion of any improvement in their from the University of Glasgow, and Mr. plan, as they would gratefully receive any Richard Shawcross are in the fourth ; additional assistance for its accomplish- Messrs. Payne and Ryland in the third ; ment. If, therefore, among the well. Messrs. Beard, Wreford, Tagart, Worwishers to the great interest, from its thington, Brown, of Newcastle-uponconnection with which such an Institu- Tyne, and Mitchelson, of Jarrow, in the tion must derive its strongest recommen county of Durham, in the second ; and dation, there be any who are held back Messrs. Franklin Howorth, of Audenfrom its support, by an opinion, that it shaw, near Manchester, Timothy Hawkes, does not do enough for the purposes of Birmingham, Johu Smale, of Exeter, which it professes, ---the Committee re and George Lee, son of the Rev. G. Lee, spectfully intreat such individuals to come of Hull, in the first. There are also five forward in a friendly spirit, and point Lay Students. out where a deficiency may be supplied, Of the Students who completed their or a desirable alteration be introduced. course at the close of the last Session, In the same spirit, and with an earnest Mr. Wawne is settled at Bridport, as desire to believe, that both the present successor to the late Rev. Thomas Howe; supporters of the College, and they who, Mr. Wilson at Crewkerne, in Somersetas yet, have withheld the support which shire, as successor to the late Rev. Wil. it was not, perhaps, unreasonable to ex. liam Blake ; Mr. Cheetham at Maccles. pect from them, are equally zealous for field, as successor to the late Rer. Low. the diffusion of those principles, which thion Pollock ; Mr. Owen in the joint belong to them in common, and in coin charge of the congregations at Tamworth, mon must be valued by them as serious and Atherstone, in Warwickshire; and Christians, and consistent Dissenters- Mr. Smith at Lynn, in Norfolk. the Committee pledge themselves to em Applications for the admission of Diploy, with their best judgment, whatever vinity Students on the Foundation, must assistance, of advice or of means, they be addressed either to the Rev. CHARLES may receive, for increasing at once, the WELLBELOVED, York, or to one of the
Secretaries at Manchester, before the prehends five years ; but it is so arranged, first day of May: they will be decided that, with the single exception of the upon at the York Annual Meeting of study of Hebrew, the whole course durTrustees on the last Wednesday in June, ing the first three years is equally suitable when such candidates will be preferred, for Lay Students. as, from their testimonials, appear to be In the first year, the Students are inmost eligible. The Divinity Students ou
structed in the Greek and Latin Classics, the Foundation, have every expense of in Ancient History, and in Latin and lectures, board, and lodging, defrayed for English Composition; in the Elements them,
of Plane Geoinetiy, Algebra, and TrigoIn order to secure, as far as is possible, nometry. the respectability of the Students for the In the second year, they proceed in the Ministry, with regard to character and Greek and Latin Classics, and in the literary attainments, it is a rule of this practice of Composition in English and Institution, “ That no candidate shall he Latin; and read a course of Modern Hisadmitted on the Foundation, but on the tory, in pursuing which their attentiou is recommendation of three Protestant Dis- particularly directed to the History and senting Ministers, residing in the neigh- Principles of the English Constitution. bourhood where he lives, who shall cer. They are instructed in the Geometry of tify, that at the commencement of his Solids ; of the Conic Sections, and of the course he will have attained the full age Sphere; and in the higher parts of Algeof sixteen ; that on their personal exa
bra. Lectures are also given on the Phimipation, his moral character, natural losophy of the Mind, on Ethics, and the endowments, and classical proficiency, Elements of Political Science. are found to be such as to qualify him In the third year, they are further infor becoming a Student for the ministry; structed in the Greek and Latin Classics, and that the profession is the object of and in the Belles Lettres: in some of the his own voluntary choice. His ability to higher branches of Mathematics and the read Homer and Horace will be considered Newtonian System of Physical Astroas essential to his admission.” It is fur- nomy. Lectures are also delivered on ther determined, “ That no candidate Logic: and on the Evidences of Natural shall be eligible as a Divinity Student on
and Revealed Religion. An extensive the Foundation, unless he be acquainted course of Natural and Experimental Phiwith the practical Rules of Arithmetic, losophy and Chemistry forms a part of as far as Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, the business both of the second and third as usually taught in schools ; and unless Sessions. the same be certified by three Dissenting
The Committee have engaged a GenMinisters, residing in the neighbourhood tleman of considerable experience as a in which the candidate lives."
teacher of Elocution, to spend a month The Committee beg leave again to call in the College during the present Sesthe attention of the public to the advan- sion, for the purpose of assisting the tages which this Institution offers, for Students with his instructions. the completion of a course of liberal
The Rev. CHARLES WELLBELOVED, education.
Theological Tutor, and the Rev. John Between the ordinary close of a school KENRICK, M.A., Classical Tutor, reside education, and the commencement of
near the buildings, in which the Students studies strictly professional, or of the are lodged and boarded. The Rev. W. occupations of civil and active life, an TURNER, M. A., Mathematical Tutor, interval occurs during which it is of the resides in the College with his fainily, utmost importance to the future charac- aud undertakes the charge of the domes-, ter, that the mind be cultivated with tic establishment. more enlarged and varied knowledge than The terms for Lay Students are 100 is attainable at school, and be guarded guineas per annum, which sum defrays by a superintending discipline, from the the expense of board and lodging, and danger of having its moral principles cor
every other charge conuected with a resirupted,
dence in the College. With this view, the Trustees, in pur
Letters on the subject of this Institu. suing their primary object, the Education tion, may be addressed to George Wilof Dissenting Ministers, have endeavoured LIAM WOOD, Esq., Treasurer, Manchesto render the Institution at the same ter, or the Rev. WILLIAM TURNER, Visitime subservient to the liberal education tor, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by whom, or of youth in general, without distiuction by any of the Deputy-Treasurers, Subof party or religious denomination, and scriptions and Donations are received. exempt from every political test and doc
JOSEPH STRUTT, Presidente trinal subscription. The course of in Manchester, January 17, 1822. struction for the Christian Ministry com
Southern Unitarian Fund Society. Imputed Righteousness.
On Piety and Enthusiasm as connected Portsmouth.-The Southern Unitarian Fund Society held their Annual Meeting The Deity of Jesus Christ inconsistent
with Spiritual Influences. here on the 10th inst. In the morning,
with Facts in his History. the Rev. Edwin Chapmau, of Billingshurst, in a discourse from the apostle's By the Rev. Joseph Brent. words, “ Rejoice evermore,” ably con.
The Mediation of Christ. trasted the motives for rejoicing afforded by the Trinitarian or Calvinistic doctrines, Unitarian Controversy in the Newswith those of Unitarianism. A Report
papers. was read by the Rev. Russell Scott, Se
It was stated (p. 64) that the Unitacretary, shewing that great benefits had rians had been attacked in the Public resulted from the Society's operations, Ledger (London daily paper) on account which have been principally directed to of Mr. Sparks's appointment as Chaplain the conducting of Unitarian Lectures on
to Congress. Various letters pro and con a popular plan, in situations at a distance have, we are informed, been since inserted from our chapels; whereby the attention in the same paper. The recent secession of an extensive population, who would of the Rev. s. C. Fripp from the Establishnot have come to Sunday services, has ed Church was introduced as an article been directed to scriptural inquiry, and of intelligence into many of the newspanumerous, zealous and respectable sup- pers. A correspondent sent the account porters gained to the cause of genuine to the Derby Mercury, and this provoked Christianity. The Society partook of a
a controversy which was carried on by friendly dinner, James Carter, Esq., in various writers for several weeks of the the Chair. Many new subscribers were last and present month. The writers are added to the list; and several ministers anonymous, with the exception of two on and other members addressed the meet the Unitarian side, namely, Mr. HIGGINing in a strain of animation and cordi- SON, of Derby, and Mr. WALLACE, of ality highly gratifying, and affording an Chesterfield. It appears from a notice of earnest of yet greater success. In the the Editor of the Derby Mercury, that the evening, Dr. T. Rees, of London, gave a
controversy is there closed. We wish, forcible summary of Unitarian sentiments, therefore, that one of the gentlemen and the reasonings on which they are above-named, would republish, in a founded, to a numerous and attentive pamphlet, the several letters that have auditory
D. B. P.
appeared, with further observations in The following list will exhibit the sub- reply to some of the popular Trinitarian jects which have engaged our attention arguments, which, though often refuted, during the past season.
still appear arguments to those in whose By the Rev. W. Hughes.
way the refutation has never fallen, The present Dignity and Occupation of
There is announced a 4to, volume to Christ. The Supreme Authority of Christ in his appear in the course of the present year,
« The Life and Correspondence of SAChurch. The Homage which Christ requires, as
MUEL HORSLEY, LL.D., late Bishop of Lord of the Church.
St. Asaph. By his Son, the Rev. HeThe Close of the Year.
neage Horsley, A.M., Prebendary of St.
Asaph. The peculiar Comforts and edifying Con
solations of Calvinism. The Doctrine of Predestination unsup
A work in 4 vols. 8vo. is coming out ported by Scripture.
at Edinburgh, entitled, “ A History of
the British Empire, from the Accession By the Rev. John Fullagar. of Charles I. to the Restoration; with an The Vision of the Horses. (Rev. vi.) Introduction, tracing the Progress of SoThe Marks of Antichrist.
ciety and of the Constitution, from the Proofs of Christianity from the History of Feudal Times to the Opening of the His
St. Paul. Proofs of Christianity from the Conduct nation of Mr. Hume's statements, rela
tory; and including a particular Exaniiand Fate of Judas.
tive to the Character of the English GoVicarious Sacrifices not supported by vernment. By GEORGE BRODIE, Esq., Scripture.
A VERY severe Remonstrance has been By the Rev. William Stevens. addressed to Mr. John Murray, by an The Unitarian's Reasons for Dissenting OXONIAN, on the subject of Lord Byron's from the Established Church,
“ Cain." This pamphlet is written with
considerable asperity, and condemns the Street, Finsbury, at which the Duke of motives of both the Publisher and the Sussex will certainly take the Chair. noble Author in the most unqualified terins. We believe that Mr. Murray has The Amual Meeting of “ The Proreason to repent of his bargain, the Court testant Society for the Protection of Reliof Chaucery having absolutely refused gious Liberty,” will occur on Saturday, to grant an injunction against a pirated May 11, at Eleven o'Clock precisely, at edition, in consequence of the immoral the City of London Tavery, and Lord tendency of the poem; although the sum John Russell will preside. of 2625i. had been given for the copyright.-Gent. Mag.
The Anniversary of the British and
Foreign School Society is announced for Dr. SOUTAEY, the Poet Laureate, is Thursday, May 16, at the Freemasons' employed upon a Life of Oliver Cromwell, Tavern, at Twelve o'Clock. of which he gave the outline in a late Namber of the Quarterly Review ; and
PARLIAMENTARY. Mr. Godwin is reported to be preparing a History of England during the Com
HOUSE OF LORDS, FEB. 28. monwealth.
Protestant Church in Canada.
An act of the Legislative Assembly of In the press, by Rev. G. Wilkins, Upper Canada was laid upon the table, a new edition of “ The History of the agreeably to the Act of Parliament which Destruction of Jerusalem as connected requires a bill from that assembly under with the Scriptural Prophecies."
certain circumstances to be laid upon the
tables of both Houses, before it receives Also, iu the press : Abridgement, in the Royal Assent. If after lying thirty one volume 12mo., of Conder on Non- days no objection is made, the Royal conformity.-Vol. III. of Ivimey's History Assent may be given. The present meaof the English Baptists.-Translation of sure had reference to a former one, by the last celebrated work of the Abbé de which one-seventh of the lands in every Pradt, entitled “ Europe and America, township was appropriated to the use of in 1821."
the Protestant Church. Doubts had
arisen whether the remaining 6-7ths of Now publishing, a new edition of the the land were not liable to the payment Practical Works of Richard Baxter, un- of tithes ? The object of the present der the superintendence of Mr. Cloutt. Bill was to declare that they were not These works make 4 volumes in folio, liable. and will be comprised in the present edition in about eighteen volumes ovu.,
MARCH 2. each volume to contain from five to six hundred pages, and to be sold at 12s. Connexion of Corn-Bill with the The first volume will consist of The Life
Church. of the Author, including a History of the
LORD King asked for information on Times in which he lived.
the alteration supposed to be intended in
the Corn-Laws. Referring to the ComThe Annual General Meeting of the mittee on agricultural distress in the Unitarian Association will be held on
House of Commons, he said that the Thursday the 30th day of May, at Twelve members of which it consisted “were all o'clock at noon, at the London Tavern.
the fathers of that most detestable mea.
sure" (the Late Corn-laws),“ the real obThe Annual Sermon for the Orphan ject of which was to raise the price of Working School, City Road, is, we ob- human food. This wicked scheme," he serve with pleasure, to be preached this added, " which had happily failed in acyear by Mr. Mallison, the present minis, complishing its purpose, was supported ter of Hanover Street, Long Acre; and by ministers, by the majority of both we trust that the attendance and collec- Houses of Parliament, and, above all, by tion will be proportioned to the growing the bench of bishops unanimously. He importance of this invaluable Dissenting should have thought that decorum would Institution,
have induced those right rererend persons
to avoid the manifestation of such zeal The Anniversary Meeting of the Royal for an object in which their own interests British Lancasterian Institution, for the appeared to be so immediately involved ; Education of 1500 Children of the Poor for the obvious tendency of the Corn-Bill of all Religious Denominations, will be was to raise tithes. The different interheld at Two o'clock precisely, on Friday, ests which combined and formed a holy May 3rd, in the large School, North alliance to establish high prices, were the
Government for the sake of taxes, the those interested in tithe-property. The Church for the sake of tithes, and the noble Marquis complimented the resident landlords for the sake of rents. They and laborious clergy, who, he said, were had not, it was true, yet succeeded; but not benefited by the present system ; it it was pow probable that their intention was the indifferent rector, the absent was, through the appointment of this clergyman, who did nothing, that exacted agricultural committee, to secure what most, and employed persons who, in forthey could. These three great bodies of warding his interests, often outraged the the state had, somehow or other, a most best feelings of the human heart. In alextraordinary fear of pleuty. They ap lusion to the remedy of substituting land peared to be all affected with a strange for tithes, the objection did not apply in kind of disorder, which, if he were speak- Ireland which had been made in England, ing in another part of the kingdom, he that the clergyman would become too might perhaps be excused for calling a much interested in the cultivation of his hydrophobia of abundance. Seeing that estate to attend to the care of his parish; this fear prevailed so strongly in the for in Ireland the clergyman bad frechurch, and recollecting the willingness quently no clerical duties to perform, aud which had on a recent occasion been was regarded in many places rather as a shewn to alter the liturgy, he was sur magistrate and a country gentleman than prised that it had not yet been deter a religious instructor. He concluded mined to expunge the Prayer for Plenty, with saying, that he should wait and which as it now stood was singularly recommend others to do the same, to see anomalous."
what Government intended to do. The
Earl of LIMERICK said he was aware that March 15.
the present discontents were not wholly Tythe-System in Ireland. owing to the tithe-system, but they bore
a great share in causing thein. Those The Duke of Devonshire presented a
who knew the country as he did, would petition from the corporation of Water
not hesitate to say that the tithes, which ford, praying their Lordships to take into
were intended to support a Protestant consideration the disordered state of Ire establishment, acted, by the manner in land, and, in particular, the system of which the system of collection was cartithes and the mode of their collection, ried into effect, as a bounty for the mainwhich they regarded as anong the princi- tenance of the Catholic religion in Irepal causes of the disturbances. His raceland. What do the Catholics in many enforced the prayer of the petitioners in
of Treland know of the Protestant a judicious and conciliatory speech, which religion, but through the tithe-proctor”? was complimented by the Earl of Liver
Whenever they hear of the Protestant POOL, who stated that the subject was
religiou, the tithe-proctor occurs to their under the consideration of Government.
mivds. He, therefore, as a Protestant, The Marquis of LANSDOWN said that no
and he trusted a good one, was anxious man who fairly considered the question,
to see some change introduced. The could fail to acknowledge it to be most existence of the Protestant religion in the unfortunate that a species of property South of Ireland, amid the evil passions already abolished in most parts of Eu
that the tithe-system provokes, must be rope, should continue in its very worst
regarded as an evidence of its truth. state in that part of Europe where its The Earl of BLESINTON could declare existence presented the greatest anomaly that the tithe-system was as obnoxious with the state of society, and was produce to the great body of Protestants in the tive of the greatest possible mischief. If North, as it was to the whole of the Cathe ingenuity of the Legislature had been tholics in the South of Ireland. The devoted to ihe discovery of a particular conduct of those who held college-livinstitution which should present the ings was particularly objected to, and greatest bar to the success of the Pro.
the statutes of the college he thought testant church in Ireland—which should should be enforced against them. These have the greatest effect in alienating the gentlemen remained till good livings fell minds of the people from the established
vacant; and then, in their old age, unaform of worship—which should be most ble to perform their duties, they came successful in sowing discord, and encou down with 14 or 15 children, to enjoy raging its growth when sown, no better emoluments for which they did nothing. means could have been devised than the state of the law respecting tithes. There HOUSE OF COMMONS, MARCH 20. was nothing in ihe inquiry proposed which implied any hostility to the Esta
Lar-Taxes. blished Church. The only principle to MR. RICARDO took occasion to ob. guide their Lordships in legislating ou serve, that he objected to the proposal this subject, was to do ainple justice to to raise a surplus revenue. In principle.