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tendency to increase that unfavoure 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 sake, and for thy righteousness' sake

rather than let me continue in these bring my soul out of trouble.

hazards: for I am thy minister, and “ 12. And of thy goodness slay mine though never so unworthy, am apenemies, and destroy all them that vex my pointed by thee to govern thy peosoul; for I am thy servant.P.79. ple, to which office I will do thee all On this Mr. Berens thus com

faithful service."

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 täis 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 gooduess, and the relation which he himself are witnesses how deeply David re bore 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) bave no enemies veral opioions we do not pretend to among men; and if we unlappily have decide: we only think that there enemies, we should pray, not for their is too marked a contrast between punishment, or destruction, but for their

the words of David and the admoreformation and forgiveness ; should pray, as we do in the Litany, that God i wonid 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.

thrown 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

omies 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, consume as the fat of lambs; this succour as being God's servants,-for yea, even as the smoke they shall con. T am thy servant. We all profess and call

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 bath 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, and 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

iny friends, that we be his servants in

reality; let us take heed, and let us eardestruction of men who were the

nestly pray for his grace and assistance, enemies of his crow) and the peace that neither the world, nor the flesh, nor of his kingdom. This is the view the devil, neither our own lusts, our own 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 reheavenly Mastet. Let us endeavour to main idis

main idle, where so much is to be live like tbe 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 teis 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.

We insert the following case, as

WIHEN v, Law, 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 regisserve, that it is much to be regret.

ter of his christeuring was produced, from ted, that some mode is not pro

which it appeared that he was christened

in the year 1807 ; but the entry also stated 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

inquiry concerning the time of birth, or to nary modes of proving the fact,

make any entry concerning it in the regiseither no longer exist, or when

ter, 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 Marryatt 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 ex

amined as a witness for the defendant at collections of the witnesses, might

the trial. 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 clergymart at the time of administer at baptism an oath to

the christening, concerning which he had the mother, or nurse, or some one note

not power by law to make an entry in the

register. He had neither the anthority present at the birth, as to the time

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 part of the baptismal regis made by the direction of the mother, it ter,

might, perhaps, if required, have been 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 may but then the most entire confidence flow from its becoming well known must subsist between them—with. and acted upon. 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, it may. must have seen the great, perlaps

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

against age of her son, made at a time when there

discuss whether the Judges have was no motive on her part to misrepresent 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,

and entirely sanctioned by them. This man was tried at the Devon Summer Assizes for nurder; and had in fact made

We think the decision, also, inay be a confession to the Clergyma of his pas 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

trouse his mind to proper reflections,

once his mind to nean 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. Hetween them may hereafter be dewas then going on to state what the pri- tailed against the

e pri tailed against the prisoner on his soner bad said to him, but Mr. Justice

trial. Whereas, if it be once under. Best interposed, and asked him, if he had previously warned the prisoner, that what stood that the intercourse is privihe should say would 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 comthat a confidence had been created, and

munications, and the prisoner has

mu an impression made on the prisoner's mind, 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 previous 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 porely voluntary.

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS.

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, Titchwell, Norfolk, Patrons of the lat

Yorkshire. ter, 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 BuckBurroughes, Thos. to be one of the do INGHAM AND CHANDOS.

mestic chaplains to his 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 perpe. tual curacy of Upleadon, Gloucester

Taylor, Robert, M.A. of Trinity college, shire ; patron, the BISHOP OF Glou

Oxford, to the rectory of Clifton CESTER.

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, THE FEOFFEES AND TRUS

Puddle, and vicarage of Af'spuddle, TEES OF THE SAID SCHOOL.

Durset. Patron, James FRAMPTON, 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 WORTU, 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 of 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 Lec

worni, Glamorganshire. Patrons, THE turer of Lymington, Hants.

DEAN AND CHAPTER OF GLOUCESTER. Hutton, J. H, to the vicarage of Leck UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. ford, Hants ; Patron, the rev. J. Cut

Degrecs conferred, Jan. 14. LER, Prebendary of Leckford.

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

Exeter college ; H. A S. Atwood, Queen's nack, Northamptonshire. Patron, THE

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. Onsby, J. to be chaplain to the House of Jeffreys, and A. P. Saunders, Christ Correction, Middleser.

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 IN DIVINITY.-W. T.

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

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I MASTERY OF ARTS.-P. W. Douglas,

Epigram :
Christ church, grand compounder ; N. 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 cols Poem for the present year is—The Death lege.

of Absalon. 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 Fel

college is admitted a Fellow of that socollege ; and G. H. Webber, H. L. Tho ciety.

In conformity with the regulations mas, and F. A. Hyde, Christ church.

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

notice bas been given that the follow. A. 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 Eviden

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, but who were not admitted into either

MODERATORS.-John Philips Higman,

M.A. Trin. coll.; Henry Hunter Hughes, of the Classes in last Michaelmas Term,

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 unanimously elected Scholar in com- Colline, Christ college ; Martin, Trinity mon law, on tho Viperian Foundation, college; Wedgwood, Christ college ; Ar

lett, Pembroke hall ; Warden, EmmaUNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.

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

lege ; 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 William 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 ; Philthe 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, Corthe four Gospels, are in perfect harmony pus Christi college ; Atkinson, Pembroke with the Doctrines of St. Paul, us derived college ; Dayman, St. John's college ; from his Epistles.

Parry, æg. St. John's college ; Walter, Tbe subjects for SIR W. BROWNE's

æq, Christ college ; Garton, Queen's coll.; Gold Medals tbis year are,

Burn, Queen's college ; Senkler, Caius

coll. ; Wels, 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 las":

Corpus Christi college ; Bromilow, John's

college ; Green, Emmanuel college; Sulraides 'EXNÝyor TTE

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

college ; Gatenby, St. John's college, Ilaidas, yuvaixas--vūv und ávtwv åyúv. æq. Holmes, St. John's college, «q. Bar“Oh, sons of the Greeks, go on--free

ham, Trinity college ; Ruddock, St.

John's collcge; Baines, Christ college ; your country, free your children, your wives it is now for all these you

Fearon, Emmanuel college ; Smith, I'ristruggle."

nity college ; Carrighan, St. John's col.

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

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

Mellish, Trinity college ; Crosland, Mag

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