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The Rev. William Charles Holder, M.A. of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and Vicar of Cam, in the county of Gloucester, has been admitted ad eundem.
John Waddon Martyn, Exeter Coll.
At Bampton, in the county of Oxford, by the Rev. John Rose, M.A. late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Rector of Whilton, Northamptonshire, the Rev. Charles Rose, B.D. of Long Coombe, Senior Fellow and late Tutor of Lincoln College, and Rector of Cublington, Bucks, to Elizabeth Frances, third daughter of the late William Manley, Esq. Sergeant-atLaw, and one of his Majesty's Commissioners of Excise.
The Rev. E. H. Dawkins, D.C.L. Fellow of All Souls' College, and Vicar of Markham Clinton, Notts, to Elizabeth, daugther of the late Sir William H. Cooper, Bart. and widow of George Augustus Dawkins, Esq.
At Epsom, the Rev. George Trevelyan, M.A. Fellow of Merton College, and Vicar of Maldon-with-Chessington, Surrey, to Anne, only daughter of Henry Gosse, Esq. of Epsom.
ORACES. The Rev. George Archdall, B.D. Fellow The following have passed the Senate :of Emmanuel College, has been elected Mas
To appoint Mr. Rose, of St. John's ter of that Society, in the room of the Rev.
College, an Examiner for Tyrwhitt's HeRobert Towerson Cory, D.D. deceased.
brew Scholarships, in the place of the Joseph Pullen, Esq. M.A. of Corpus
Regius Professor of Hebrew. Christi College, in this University, has
To appoint the Vice-Chancellor, Probeen elected a Fellow of that society.
fessor Musgrave, Mr. Blick, of St. John's The following gentlemen of Trinity
College, Mr. Lodge, of Magdalene ColCollege, have been elected Scholars of that
lege, and Mr. Fennell, of Queen's, a Synsociety :
dicate to consult respecting the reletting of Frere, P. H. | Walford.
the Rectory of Burwell, the lease of which Turner, W.T. Ellis, A.J.
will expire at Michaelmas next; and also Mansfield. Cony beare.
to consider whether any, and if any, what Hedley. Humphry.
abatement should be made to the present Gambier. Farrar.
lessee, Mr. Dunn, for the year ending at
Michaelmas, 1834, and to report thereupon
to the Senate.
To reappoint the Fitzwilliam Syndi
cate for the purpose of considering in what PRIZE.
manner the various plans for the Museum The Norrisian Prize for the year 1834, may be most convenienily submitted to has been adjudged to the Rev. Thomas the Senate for their judgment and selecMyers, M.A. of Trinity College, for his tion. Essay on the following subject :-" The To confer the degree of Doctor in DiviDivine Origin of Christianity proved by nity, by royal mandate, upon the Rev. the accomplishment of the Prophecies de George Archdall, Master of Emmanuel lirered by Christ himself."
DEGREES CONFERRE D.
DOCTOR IN DIVINITY. Rev. T. F. F. Bowes, Trinity Coll.
BACHELOR IN DIVINITY. Rev. William Lockett, Queen's Coll.
DOCTOR IN PHYSIC.
Richard Elmhirst, Caius Coll.
HONONARY MASTER OF ARTS. The Marquis of Granby, Trinity Coll.
MASTERS OF ARTS.
Rev. T. L. Gleadow, Christ's Coll.
LICENTIATES IN PHYSIC. Mervy Archdale N. Crawford, Trin. Coll. Charles Dudley, Trinity Coll. George Budd, Caius Coll. Thomas Alfred Baker, Downing Coll.
BACHELORS OF ARTS. John Clement Davies, Trinity Coll. John Ellis, Trinity Coll. George Richards, Trinity Coll. William Mercer, Trinity Coll. Henry James, Trinity Coll. Robert Prescott, Trinity Coll. Arthur Gifford Durnford, St. John's Coll. W. A. G. Pritchard, St. John's Coll. William Molland Lee, St. John's Coll. John Sabine, St. John's Coll. William Samuel Hartley, Queen's Coll. Joseph Cooper, Queen's Coll. Griffith Williams, Queen's Coll. Henry E. Preston, Queen's Coll. William Taylor, Queen's Coll. Shreeve Botry Pigott, St. Peter's Coll. Robert D. Thomas, Catharine Hall. John Johnson, Catharine Hall. Charles Old Goodford, King's Coll. Andrew Long, King's Coll. William Rogers Lawrence, Trinity Coll. Henry Nicholson Burrows, Trinity Coll. Robert W. Gaussen, Trinity Coll. Henry Clarke, Caius Coll. William John Johnson, Caius Coll. John Charles Barkley, Emmanuel Coll.
Monsieur F. Hobacq has been appointed, by the Professor of Modern History, teacher of the French language in this University, in the room of the late Mons. Germas.
chair, Professor Airy gave an account of recent results obtained at the observatory ; namely, Ist. That the discrepancy of the observations of the obliquity of the ecliptic, at the summer and winter solstices, formerly noticed, has disappeared on using the refraction corresponding to a new barometer, which stands 1-10th of an inch higher than the one formerly used. 2d. That the mass of Jupiter, as determined by observations of the fourth satel. lite in 1834, is almost exactly the same as that obtained in 1832 and 1833, namely 1-1048th of the sun's mass. 3. That the time of rotation of Jupiter, as determined by a spot, is 9 hrs. 55 min. 21 secs. ; the spot from which this determination was obtained,made 225 revolutions in 93 days.
Afterwards Mr. Whewell gave an account of the results of his examination of the tide observations made last June at the stations of the coast-guard service.
On Monday, May 18, Prof. Airy, V. P. being in the chair, a paper by Mr. A. Smith, of Trinity College, was read, containing a simple method of performing the eliininations by which we may obtain Fresnel's equation to the wave surface, in biaxal crystals, according to the undulatory theory of light.-Mr. Whewell read a letter from Prof. Schumacher, in which it was stated that Messrs. Bier and Mödler have, by observations of two remarkable spots during sereral months, fixed the time of Jupiter's revolution at 9 hrs. 55 min. 26} secs., being a longer time by 5} secs. than that nientioned by Prof. Airy at the last meeting as the result of his observations --It was also stated that M. Bessel had ob. served a long series of elongations of Jupiter's satellites, and that these give the mass of Jupiter nearly identical with that obtained by Prof. Airy. - Mr. W. Fisher made further observations in confirmation of the views explained in his former communication respecting Tubercles.
On Wednesday, His Majesty received the address from this University, on the subject of the Irish Church. At halfpast twelve, the members of the University assembled at the Thatched House Tavern; and, after partaking of a cold collation, proceeded in order of precedence to St. James's Palace. The address was read and presented by the Marquis Camden, the Chancellor, to which His Majesty returned a short, but gracious answer. Amongst the company present were the Duke of Northumberland, High Steward ; the Duke of Gordon, Earl de la Warr, Viscounts Canterbury and Clive, Lords
CAMBRIDGE PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY.
At a meeting, on Monday, May 4th, the Rev. G. Peacock, the treasurer, in the Brecknock and Alford, the Bishops London and Winchester, Sir Frederick Pollock, Commissary ; the Right Hon. Henry Goulburn, and Hon. C.E. Law, Members for the University; Professors Turton, Hollingworth, and Geldart ; together with a long train of Doctors, Masters of Arts, Bachelors of Arts, and Undergraduates ; in all amounting to more than 200. The following is the order of the procession :
The High Steward.
Doctors in Medicine,
Bachelors of Law.
Undergraduates. In the evening, the Chancellor entertained the deputation at his house, in Arlington-street, at a splendid dinner, which was also honoured Iby the presence of the Duke of Wellington, and several other noblemen of distinction.
The following is a copy of the address :
“ The humble Address of the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.
“ Most Gracious Sovereign-We, your Majesty's most dutiful subjects, the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge, humbly approach your Majesty's presence, with the assurance of our fervent aud unalterable attachment to your Majesty's royal person and government.
“ In seasons of political excitement, we
do not ordinarily step forward to tender, at the foot of the throne, any renewed assurance of our loyalty and devotion ; but, at this particular juncture, we conceive ourselves especially and imperatively called upon to give expression to the sentiments and feelings which the present aspect of public affairs has excited in our breasts.
“With unfeigned sorrow and alarm do we witness the efforts which are now being made to establish the principle that the revenues of the Protestant Church may be appropriated to other than Ecclesiastical and Protestant purposes.' The bare recognition of this principle would be, in our deliberate judgment, most injurious to the best interests of religion; and, in its practical application, it must tend to the subversion of that glorious Constitution, in Church and State, under which the British nation has enjoyed, for a long period, an increasing and unexampled prosperity. Most anxiously, therefore, do we deprecate the adoption of such a principle.
“Filled with these apprebensions for the safety of our truly Apostolic Church, we look earnestly, under Divine Providence, to your Majesty for protection; and encouraged by your Majesty's gracions disposition and declared purpose to maintain her integrity, we venture, in all humility, to assure your Majesty of our cordial and zealous cooperation in any measures which, to your Majesty's wisdom, may appear best calculated to avert the impending danger.”
To this address his Majesty was pleased to return the subjoined answer :
“I receive with satisfaction and rely with confidence upon the assurance of your fervent and unalterable attachment to my person and government,
' Upon the great question to which you refer, I shall be anxious to receive the advice of my responsible ministers, and of the great council of the nation assembled in Parliament.
“I trust that the measures which they will recommend will be calculated to secure the safety of the Church, and to avert any impending danger."
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Our sincerest thanks are due to "Cler. Cant." for the excellent Tunes with which he has favoured us. The collections to which he alludes, we possess.
We shall be happy in giving double price for any number of our Miscellany for July, 1833, and January, 1834.
For the communications from Reading, Bath, and "Q. X." we are greatly obliged.
By the time our Readers receive the present number, we shall be at press with our Psalms and Hymns. The Octavo Edition, on account of its Indexes, we specially recommend to the Clergy.
For want of space we are compelled to defer our Law Report, and History of Organg.
REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
Art. I.-Spiritual Despotism. By the Author of Natural History of
Enthusiasm. London: Holdsworth & Ball. 8vo. 1835. Pp. 500.
We gladly renew our acquaintance with the anonymous author of this volume, to which his previous fame will attract the eager perusal of many admirers. In this class we assume the privilege of ranking ourselves, who, though conscious of his many defects, have been amongst the foremost to award our meed of sincere praise to his extraordinary inerits. Maugre the harsh vituperation which he has been pleased to pour from the vials of his wrath upon us laborious scribes of the periodical press, we are nothing loath again to greet him with friendly salutation ; but then, we must again claim our inalienable privilege of censure, where censure is due, at wliatever peril of his displeasure. " Are we therefore his enemies, because we tell him the truth ?"
But we must pass from these quasi personal considerations to the contents of his book, which, like our author's former publications, is replete with beauties, and chequered with many blemishes. The style, if not so ambitious as heretofore, is yet well sustained, and the illustrations, if not so numerous, are yet original and happy ; and the general argument of the volume, calm, philosophical, and profound, is conducted with exquisite talent, and the purest feeling of christian charity. We are bound to add, however, that in our humble judgment, our author's lucubrations, rich as they are in curious scholarship, and irreproachable as they are in their heavenly spirit, display an unusual ignorance of human nature, and an admirable unconsciousness of the utter impracticability of his proposed measures of ecclesiastical reform; to which Churchmen may not fear to yield their unanimous adhesion, when dissenters shall be persuaded to receive them with any feelings VOL. XVII. NO. VII.
short of unmixed disgust and sheer execration. Our author hopes, – “good, easy man,"—to calm the burning animosities and hostile jealousies of furious schismatics, and to allay the fears of the members of the Establishment, by a union of parties, between which there not only exists no common bond of sympathy, but rather, it should seem, the most repellant and unamalgable materials of discord. The principles of dissent, if we rightly comprehend them, present an insuperable barrier to the accomplishment of our author's pious designs, and peremptorily forbid the amicable alliance, which he so devoutly wishes, and of which we shall then only expect the consummation, when
“Aut ararim Parthus bibet, aut Germania Tigrim."
of this, however, enough; we shall have another opportunity of recurring to the topic in our brief analysis of the volume on our table.
It consists of " Ten Sections," as our author designates them: we, old-fashioned folks, should have called them chapters. They are respectively entitled, -Section 1. The present Crisis of Church Power.-II. General Conditions of Hierarchical Power. III. Sketch of Ancient Hierarchies, and that of the Jews.-IV. Rudiments of Church Polity. – V. First Steps of Spiritual Despotism. - VI. Era of the Balance of the Civil and Ecclesiastical Powers. - VII. The Church Ascendant. — VIII. Spiritual Despotism, supplanted by Secular Tyranny. - IX. Present Disparagements of the Ministers of Religion.-X. General Inferences.--Notes and Illustrations,
From the loophole of his study our author views the aspect of ecclesiastical affairs at the present appalling “crisis of church power," when " the divisions that exist among us on questions belonging to the exterior forms and the profession of religion, are of a kind that affect the Christian with inexpressible grief, the patriot with shame and dismay, and the statesman with hopeless perplexity." He stands an anxious spectator of the approaching conflict of the parties, who have already set their forces in array, "army against army," and catches with fearful ear the dismal sounds of brazen trumpets summoning the combatants to the battle field. He points with prophetic finger to the streaming banners of the advancing troops, and would warn us against the dangers of the conflict, or teach us how best to defend ourselves in the fight.
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