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and woman in a place registered for that the truth of such affidavit, and also upon purpose under this Act, unless it shall due proof of the consent of every pareat plainly appear to him or them, by the or parents, guardian or guardians, whose exhibition of such certificate or certif- consent may be required by law to the cates, that the said banns have been duly validity of the intended marriage, to published according to law in some church grant a licence for the solemnization of or chapel within five statute miles of the the same at the place desired, on any day said registered place of marriage, and that within three calendar months from and no just impediinent to the said intended after the date of the said licence, without marriage liath been declared ; or unless a any previous publicatiou of banns, and licence for the solemnization of such mar. without requiring that the said marriage riage without prerious publication of shall be solemnized by a minister of the banns, from some person having autho. Church of England, or according to the rity to grant the same, shall have been rites of the Book of Common Prayer : exhibited to him or them ; nor shall any Provided always, that if any fraud shall such marriage be proceeded in, if at the have been suggested or truth suppressed time of solemnization any person present at the time of obtaining the licence, then shall declare a just and lawful impedi- such licence to be void and of no effect in ment to the same, and shall be bound the law, as if the same had never been with sufficient sureties to prove the same. granted: And that it shall and may be

And be it further enacted, That from lawful for the person granting the licence and after the expiration of [one year] to take bond from the person praying the from the registration of any place as a same, for the due execution thereof, in place for the solemnization of marriages the sum of two hundred pounds of good under this Act, it shall and may be law. and lawful money of Great Britain; and ful to and for any person to pray a that no greater fee or reward shall be licence from the ordinary in whose court demanded or received from any person the registration has been made, to solem on account of the said affidavit, licence, nize a marriage in such registered place, or bond, than now is, or hereafter may without previous publication of banus, be, legally demanded and taken from a provided that the party so applying do person of the like degree or estate, in the and shall sign a written declaration that case of a licence to marry in a parish the parties proposing to be married are church, and according to the rites of the Dissenters, or that one of them is a Dis. Book of Common Prayer. senter from the Church of England as by And whereas, in order to preserve the law established, and that they are desir. evidence of marriages, and to make the ous of taking the benefit of this Act; and proof thereof more certain and easy, it is provided also that the party so applying among other things enacted by the aforedo and shall truly declare upon oath the said Act of his late Majesty King George state and degree of himself (or herself) the Second, " That on or before the 25th and of the person with whom he or she) day of March 1754, and from time to intendeth to marry, and likewise the time afterwards, as there shall be occaparish or parishes to which they respec- sion, the church-wardens and chapel-war tively belong, and whether either of them, dens of every parish or chapelry shall not being a widower or widow, is under provide proper books of vellum, or good the age of twenty-one years, and that he and durable paper, in which all marri(or she) the said applicant knoweth of ages and banns of marriage respectively no lawful impediment by reason of any there published or solemnized shall be pre-contract, consanguinity, affinity, or registered ; and every page thereof shall any other means whatsoever, to hinder be marked at the top with the figure of the said intended marriage ; and that the the number of every such page, beginning usual place of abode of him (or her) the at the second leaf with number one ; and said applicant (or of the other party to every leaf or page so numbered shall be the intended marriage, or of both, as the ruled with lines at proper and equal discase may be) has been within five statute tances from each other, or as near as inay miles of the registered place where the be; and all banns and marriages pub marriage is prayed to be solemnized, for lished or celebrated in any church or chathe space of four weeks next preceding pel, or within any such parish or chapelry, the date of such affidavit. And that it shall be respectively entered, registered, shall and may be lawful to and for any printed, or written upon, or as pear as archbishop, bishop, or other ordinary, or conveniently may be, to such ruled lines; person having authority for the granting and shall be signed by the parson, vicar, of marriage licences, and he is hereby minister, or curate, or by some other per authorized, upon the exhibition to him of son in his presence and by his directiou :" such a written declaration, and also of and certain other directions for the maksuch an affidavit as is hereinbefore de- ing such entries are given in the said scribed, and upon satisfying himself of Act : And whereas the preservation of the

day of

in the year

evidence of marriages by means of entries of parents or guardians required by law; made in parish registers under the care and two credible witnesses at the least, and superintendence of the parochial who shall have been present at the solenclergy, has been found by experience to nization of the marriage, shall declare be productive of very great convenience that they were so present; and thereupon and public benefit, and has been further an entry shall be made in the register secured and provided for by an Act of book, and shall be signed by the parties Parliament passed in the 52d year of his married, and by such two witnesses as late Majesty's reign, intituled “ An Act aforesaid, and likewise by the said minisfor the better regulating and preserving ter with his proper addition ; which enparish and other registers of births, bap- try shall be made in the form or to the tisms, marriages and burials in England;" effect following, with such variations as And it is expedient to subject the mar circumstances may require : that is to riages to be solemnized under the autho. say, rity of this Act to the same or the like

“ A. B. of the [this] parish provisions, in respect of registration, as and C. D. of the (this) parish marriages solemnized according to the were married in this parish (or chapelry] rites of the Church of England : Be it therefore enacted, &c., That in (parents or guardians), this

by banns (or licence] with consent of any case in which a marriage shall be intended to be solemnized under the pro

according to the

rovisions of the statute 3d Geo. IVth. visions of this Act, and in which the banns ch. of marriage shall have been duly published

“ Acknowledged before me, and certified, as hereinbefore directed,

“I. I. or a licence shall have been duly obtained

“ [Rector, vicar, curate, or minister, for such solemnization, it shall and may be lawful to and for either of the parties

deputed by K. K.) intending to be married, to give notice tween us [A B, C D,] in the presence of

“ This marriage was solemnized bethereof in writing, twelve hours at least before the intended solemnization, to the

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, G H]." officiating minister of the parish or cha And the said minister in every such case pelry within which the place of intended is hereby directed, empowered, and resolemnization shall be situated ; or, if it quired to make such alterations in the be situated in an extra-parochial place, printed forms required by law for the then to the officiating minister of the registers of marriages as are specified and parish church or chapel nearest thereto; authorized by this Act; and to number or, in the absence of such minister, then every entry of a marriage under the proto the parish-clerk or chapel-clerk; and visions of this Act progressively, in like such minister or clerk respectively is manner as if such marriage had been hereby authorized and required immedi. solemnized according to the rights of the ately on the receipt of such votice, or Church of England. as shortly thereafter as may be, to ap

Provided also, and be it further enacted, point a convenient time and place for That upon every marriage solemnized and registering the said marriage, within registered under the provisions of this (four] hours after its solemnization, in Act, it shall and may be lawful to and the usual register book of marriages for for the parson, vicar, minister, or curate, the said parish or chapelry; at which and clerk respectively, of the parish or time and place the said officiating minis. chapelry within which the same shall be ter, or in his stead some other minister registered, to demand and receive such of the Church of England by him deputed and no other fees, duties, and emolufor that purpose, shall attend with the ments, as they would have been entitled said register book ; and the married par- by law or custom to demand and receive, ties, after the solemnization shall have if the said marriage had been solemnized taken place, shall appear before the said in the parish church or chapel of the said minister, and shall produce their certifi- parish or chapelry. cate or certificates of banus, or their Provided also, and be it further enacted, licence, as the case may be, and also the That in every case of wilful neglect, delay, certificate of registration for the purposes or unavoidable accident, by which any of this Act, of the place of worship where marriage duly solemnized according to their marriage has been solemnized; and the provisions of this Act shall be preeither or both of them dissenting from the vented from beicg registered on the day Church of England shall declare such dis on which it is solemnized, it shall and sent: And if either or both of them, may be lawful for the Court of King's being married by licence, and not being á Bench, on application of either of the widower or widow, shall be under age, married parties, theirparents or guardians, they shall both declare whether their and on due proof of the facts within six marriage has been had with the consent months after the solemnization, to order

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the said marriage to be registered in the falsely make, alter, forge, or counterfeit, proper marriage register, in such fortu as or cause or procure to be falsely made, to the said Court shall seem meet. altered, forged, or couplerfeited, or as

Provided also, and be it further enacted, sist in falsely making, altering, forging or That all marriages which shall have been counterfeiting, any licence of marriage, or solemnized and registered according to the utter or publish as true any such false, alprovisions of this Act, shall be as valid, tered, forged, or counterfeited register, or binding, and effectual in the law, to all a copy thereof, or any such altered, forged, intents and purposes, as if they had been or counterfeited licence of marriage, knowsolemnized in a church or public chapel ing such register or licence of marriage where banns had been usually published respectively to be false, altered, forged, before the year of our Lord 1753, and or counterfeited, as are imposed by the had also been solemnized by a parson, said Act of his late Majesty King George vicar, minister, or curate, of the Church the Second on the like offences, if comof England, and according to the rites of mitted with intent to elude the force of the Book of Common Prayer ; but no that Act. further or otherwise.

Provided always, That this Act, or any Provided also, That after the solemnie thing therein contained, shall not estend zation of any marriage under the provi- to the marriages of any of the Royal sions of this Act, it shall not be neces. Family. sary in support of such marriage to give Provided likewise, That nothing in this any actual proof of the previous residence Act contained shall affect, or be conof the parties required by this Act, nor strued to affect, the solemnization of any that the place whereiu such marriage was marriage according to the rites of the solemnized was duly registered for the Church of England, as by law established, solemnization of marriages under this or by a minister of the same, in a parish Act, nor that the same in any case of a church or chapel by banns or licence, or marriage by banns was situated within elsewhere by the special licence of the five statute miles of some church or cha- Archbishop of Canterbury or his succespel where such banns had been duly pub- sors, or to affect the jurisdiction of archlished; nor shall any evidence in any of bishops or bishops, or other persons exerthe said cases be received to prove the cising lawful authority in and over the contrary in any suit touching the validity said Church of England, according to the of such marriage.

rules and discipline of the same, and to Provided also, and be it further enacted, the laws and statutes of the realm ; but That nothing in this Act contained shall such jurisdiction shall remain and conti. be construed to alter or affect any of nue as if this Act had not passed. the provisions contained in the aforesaid Provided also, and be it further enacted, Act of his late Majesty King George the That this Act shall only extend to EnSecond, for the due publication of banns; gland and Wales, and to the town of Ber. or for the grant of special licences by the wick-upon-T'weed. Archbishop of Canterbury, and his suic And be it further enacted, That this eessors, to marry at any convenient time Act shall be deemed and taken to be a and place; or for the taking of any oath public Act ; and shall be judicially taken of office by surrogates ; or for making it notice of as such by all judges, justices, punishable as felony to solemnize matri- and others, without specially pleading mony without banns or licence, or for the same. limiting the time of prosecution for such offence; or for requiring the consent of Manchester College, York. parents or guardians, or the order of the

On Monday the 24th, and to Thursday Lord Chancellor, or other high officers the 27th of June, was held the Annual therein named, to the marriages of mi- . Examination of this Academical Institunors, or for the prohibition of suits to tion. On Monday afternoon, during three compel celebrations of marriage in facie hours, the Mathematical Classes had their Ecclesiæ ; and that the same paius and first examination by written papers, conpenalties shall be incurred by any person taiuing Answers to Lists of Questions, &c. who, with intent to elude the force of prepared by them on the spot in the prethis Act, shall knowiugly and wilfully sence of the Examiners, according to the insert or cause to be inserted iu the regis- Cambridge method. On Tuesday moruter book of any parish or chapelry, any ing, for five hours, the Students were false evtry of any matter or thing relating employed in a similar manner, in order to any marriage; or falsely make, alter, to ascertain their comparative proficiency forge, or counterfeit, or cause or procure in the Greek and Latin languages : and in to be falsely made, altered, forged, or the afternoon, a further examination took counterfeited, or act or assist in falsely place of the Mathematical Classes. Wedmaking, altering, forging, or counterfeit- nesday morning commenced with an es ing, any such entry iu such register, or amination, on the same plan, of all the

Theological Students in Hebrew, which minutes longer. For your encouragement lasted three hours and a half, closing with I shall begin with promising you, that the Senior Class translating, viva voce, a

every means shall be used to shorten it in number of passages, selected at the time, future years; as far as this can be done, from the Prophets and the prophetical consistently with securing the obrious books. Short virá roce examinations advantages arising from the intermixture then followed on Ancient History, Nanu- of a mode of examination, which has ral Philosophy, and Classics, (Junior Dic long been pursued with so much success vision,) interspersed with Orations, by in the University of Cambridge; but the Mr. Payne, on “the rapid Diffusion of details of which, as we become more the Gospel an Evidence of its Dirine Ori- familiar with it,. will certainly admit of gin," including a brief refutation of Mr. some considerable improvements. Gibbon's Secondary Causes ; by Mr. Chat “ I hare the pleasure to congratulate feild, on the question “ Whether the you, in the name of this assembly, on the Iliad was the work of more than one good advantage which you appear to have Poet ;" by Mr. Worthington, on “ the generally taken of the opportunity which Desire of the Praise of Men, as a princi the Coinmittee have this year provided ple of Action ;" by Mr. Bowen, ou®“ the for you, of improving in the important Origin, Structure, and Design of the Book art of Elocution ; and though I cannot go of Job;" by Mr. Tagart, on “ Berkley's so far as to say that there is not, still, Theory of the Non-existence of a Material some peculiarity of tone remaining, which World;" and by Mr. Beard, on the ground I trust will, in another year, give way tu of the maxim“ Magna est Veritas, et a completely natural and easy delivery, prevalebit.” On Thursday, the fourth avd or that there is not room for further fifth year's Students underwent a long and advancement towards a deliberate, dissatisfactory examination in Theology; and tiuct, and forcible utterance, and towards afterwards the Classes in Modern His. keeping up a full volume of voice without tory, in the Belles Lettres, in the Evi- falling, to the very close of the sentence; dences of Natural and Revealed Religion, yet I cordially admit, that there is a very in Metaphysics, and Classics (Senior great improvement in the manner in which Division). Orations also were delivered, your several discourses have been read, by Mr. Shawcross, on “ Religious Con- and that I have been much pleased with troversy;" by Mr. Brown, on “ Field the other specimens of elocution which Sports ;" by Mr. Carter, on" the Assas. have been exhibited. I have been partisination of Julius Cæsar;" by Mr. Wre- cularly gratified to observe, that there ford, ou “ the Origin of Poetry, and the does not appear to be any teudeucy toSources of the Pleasure derived from it;" wards a fine delivery, or a theatrical mode hy Mr. Mitchelson, on “ Fortitude;" and of speaking or gesture, which I take as a a Sermon on 1 John iv. 19, by Mr. Kell. proof of the judgment of your teacher, The Students having enjoyed, duriug a and of your own good taste. Fivery, part of the present session, the advantage indeed, and ornamental decoration, I conof instruction in Elocution, by Mr. Bart- ceive to be in general out of place on ley, the Examination was varied and en- most, if not all the occasions, on which livened by Readiogs, with which, and gentlemen cau be called upou to address with the improved mode of delivering the public in the course of civil and active the Orations, the Examiners were much life, and entirely so in addresses from pleased.

the pulpit, where the earnest and affecOn the whole, the Examination was tionate manner which nature dictates to highly satisfactory to all who attended it ; one who is duly impressed with the imand it was pleasing to observe, that the portance of his subjects and the best intermode pursued on the first

two days, though ests of his hearers, is apt to lose its it subjected the Students to much greater effect on the minds of the judicious, when labour, was much more agreeable to them- adulterated with the tricks of artificial selves; while to the Examiners it afforded oratory. the opportunity of judging much more “ In the discharge of a pleasing part accurately of the advantage which they of my annual duty, I have the pleasure to had respectively taken of the opportuni- inform this

assembly, that the Prizes for ties afforded them.

Diligence, Regularity, and Proficiency, are 'The Examiuation was closed by the awarded to Mr. Beard, Mr. Worthingfollowing address from the Visitor: ton, and Mr. Tagart ; the Mathematical

". Gentlemen,-It now becomes my Prizes, by a Friend to the College, to Mr. pleasing duty to close this long and labo- Worthington and Mr. Busk; the Prize rious Examination by returning you our for proficiency in Elocution, agreeably to best thanks for the attention and patience the decision of Mr. Bartley, to Mr. Brown; with which you have submitted to it; and for the best delivered Oration, to Mr. I assure you, that I do not propose to add Tagart. to your fatigue by detaining you for many

“A Prize of Two Guineas was pro

posed at the beginning of the present ses who have succeeded, that that young sion, by Robert Philips, Esq. of the Park, friend* is absent through ill health, who, to the best Classical Scholar. It was if he had been present, would undoubt. thought advisable that the competition edly have maintained the honourable stafor it should be opened to the Junior tion of former years. Class; and it has, accordingly, been “ It may probably have occurred to awarded as follows :—To Mr. Beard, in many, that some events have occurred the Senior Class, Books of the value of since our last meeting, which may seen One Guinea; and to Mr. George Lee, in to require some brief notice. At least I the Junior Class, a Book of the same should feel myself inexcusable if I should value. The attainments of Mr. Brown, have closed this Address without advertof the same Class, place him nearly on a ing to the blauk which we must all feel level with the successful candidate. in the absence of that inestimable per

“ A Prize, of the value of Five Pounds, son—my father's friend, my own friend, was offered by a Friend of the College, and my children's friend—the patroness under the signature of Enelpis, for a of every benevolent and useful institution; translation of a passage, not less than six to whom this College in particular owes octavo pages in length, from some English a great part of its prosperity and success; historian, into Greek, the style and dia to whose kind notice and friendship most lect of Xenophon being taken as a model. of your predecessors, my young friends, The passage selected was from Mitford's have been so deeply indebted, and who History of Greece, Vol. J. pp. 68—74 used to grace the close of these Anniver. (8vo. ed.). The Prize has been adjudged saries with her mild and venerable preto a Translation which has for its motto, sence, She, however, “ came to her Si quantum cuperem possem quoque; & c.i grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn the letter accompanying it, inscribed with cometh in its season ;” and we felt disthe same motio, is found to be subscribed posed to hail her peaceful and easy pas. John Relly Beard. Another translation, sage to her great reward. There are very creditable to the diligence of the other blanks,t which will occur to those author, has also been given in, bearing who have been accustomed to attend the motto,“ Conamur tenues grandia.” If these yearly meetings, for which it may the author choose to claim it, he has now seem not so easy to account, and in an opportunity of doing so, by rising up which some of us may find it difficult and acknowledging it as his. (Acknows perfectly to acquiesce. But on these it is ledged by Mr Payne.)

not for us to enlarge ; we would not disI have heard it hinted that the sys- turb either your composure or our own; tem of Prizes is objectionable, as exciting it is rather our wish to how to the dismore of jealousy than emulation; as posals of Infinite Wisdom, and endeavour holding out an improper motive to exer io habituate ourselves to the practical tion to one set of Students, and extin- conviction, that all His disposals are ultiguishing all motives to it in another set, mately for the best. when once they have ceased to expect a “ Let us, before we part, commit ourprize. But I should feel the discharge of selves to Him, in whose presence we shall this part of my duty very much abated as still remain the favoured objects of his to the satisfaction attending it, if I could bounty, however divided by absence from suppose that the tritling distinctions thus each other in the present world, or even conferred on some should produce any though separated for a time by worlds such unpleasant effect in the minds of themselves.” others, as if an implied censure were The company then adjourned after a thereby necessarily passed upon those short devotional exercise, highly gratified who are not so distinguished. I hope with the proceedings of the week. At that gentlemen who are members of this dinner, on Wednesday and Thursday, Society are actuated to the diligent pur were present, besides the Tutors, Joseph suit of their studies by higher and better Struti, Esq., President ; Robert Philips, motives--the approbation of their parents Esq., Robert Philips, Jun. Esq., Robert and other friends; the prospect of honour Busk, Esq., James Darbishire, Jun. Esq., and usefulness in the world, and rewards C. H. Dawson, Esq., J. C. Langlands, of a nobler nature still; and that if these Esq., Thomas Martineaui

, Esq., J. Worsprigs of laurel, plucked in their way thington, Esq., G. W. Wood, Esq., T'reathrough the academic grove, afford a lit surer ; and the Rev. Messrs. Dean, Grundy, tle temporary gratification, any momen- Horsfield, Kentish, Lee, Robberds, Secretary feeling of disappointment, if at all tary, Shepherd, C. Wallace, and Turner, awakened iu others, will speedily be laid Visitor.

V. F. asleep in the feeling of congratulation with their more successful friends. I am * Mr. John Iloward Ryland. sure there will be a generous sentiment † Sce Mon. Repos, for Oct. and Feb. of regret in the mind of more than one last.

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