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OXFORD.

FLECTIONS.

Mr. J. Fereday, Commoner of Worcester College, has been elected Scholar of that Society, on the Foundation of Dr. Finney.

MAGDALEN HALL.

There will be an election in the course of the present term, to one of the Scholarships founded by Mr. Henry Lusby. A Undergraduates of not less than four, or more than eight terms' standing, are eligible. Gentlemen who propose to offer themselves as Candidates, are requested to call on the Vice-Principal.

LINCOLN COLLEGE.

There will be an election to Four Scholarships, and One Exhibition, on Tuesday, the 24th of March. The Scholarships are without limitation. Candidates for the Exhibition must be natives of the Diocese of Durham, or, for want of such, natives of Northallertonshire, or tlowdenshire, in the county of York, or of Leicestershire, particularly of the parish of Newbold Verdon, or .of the Diocese of Oxford, or of ihe county of Northampton.

Candidates will be required to deliver in, personally, to the Rector, testimonials of their good conduct, on or before Friday, 20th of March; and Candidates for the Exhibition must, at the same time, produce a certificate of the place of their birth.

DEGREES CONFERRED.
BACHELOR IN CIVIL LAW.

Rev. J. Conyngham, Fellow of New Coll.

MASTERS OF ARTS.

Charles Cheyne, Lincoln Coll.
Her. Robert Serjeant, Magdalen Hall.
Matthew H. Mar.-h, Stud, of Christ Church.
Martin Farquhar Tupper, Christ Church.
Rev. C. S. Green, Chap, of Christ Church.
Rev. Daniel Parsons. Oriel Coll.
Rev. R.W. Browne. Fell, of St. John's Coll.
Rev. A. P. Dunlap, Fetl. of St. John's Coll.
Rev. Edward Penny, St. John's Coll.
Rev. G. T. Whitfield, St. John's Coll.
Rev. Thomas Egerton, Christ Church.
Rev. W. Henry Pooke, Worcester Coll.
Rev. Frederic Sturmer, Queen's Coll.
H. N. Dudding, Fell, of Exeter Coll.
Rev. R. Randal Suckling, Exetei Coll.
Rev. Arthur Ralney Ludlow, Oiiel Coll.

Edwin Maddey, Brasennose Coll. Grand Comp. incorporated from Pembroke Coll. Cambridge.

Rev. Martin Wilson Foye, Trinity Coll. incorporated from Trinity Coll. Dublin.

BACHELORS OF ARTS.

E. J. Edwards, Balliol Coll. Grand Comp.
Ellis Puget Kitson, Balliol Coll.
Walter John Clarke, Balliol Coll.
John Armstrong, Balliol Coll.
R. F. Taylor, Scholar of Brasennose Col].'
H. Woolcorabe, Student of Christ Church.
H. B. Mayne, Student of Christ Church.
R. R. Anstice, Student of Christ Church.
William Charles Rickman, Christ Church.
Charles Orlando Childe, Christ Church.
William Dudley Ryder, Exeter Coll.
Henry Mackenzie, Pembroke Coll.
W. Frederic Robinson, Trinity Coll.
Philip Lewis, University Coll.
J. E. Bright, Student of Christ Church.
David Watts Russell, Christ Church.
Edward Bate Compson, Queen's Coll.
Edward Hanbury Tracy, Exeter ColL

ASHMOLEAN SOCIETY.

The following gentlemen have been elected Members:—

Rev. D. Parsons, M.A., St. Mary Hall; Rev. A. Browne, B.A., Christ Church; J. Thomas, B.A., Trinity Coll.; W. G. Ward, B.A., Balliol Coll.; R. R. Anstice, B.A., Christ Church j H. Woolcombe, B.A., Christ Church.

An anonymous paper on Microscopic Observations was read, and some remarks made on it by Dr. Buckland.—A representation of an Aurora was presented by the Secretary.—A copy of Mr. Johnson's Optical Investigation was presented by the author.—Mr. Twiss exhibited some specimens of papyrus from Syracuse, and read an account of them. Some discussion took place on the identity of the papyrus with the lotus.—Mr. Twiss exhibited a series of coins of the Roman republic, and read a dissertation on them.—Dr. Daubeny made a few remarks on the agency of water in the combustion of coal tar.

The Rev. Edward Blencowe, M.A., Fellow of Oriel College, to Ellen Thcrtsa, second daughter of Henry Lucas, E»q. M.D. of Brecon.

CAMBRIDGE.

ELECTIONS.

Philip Kelland, Esq. B.A. of Queen's College, lias been elected a Foundation Fellow of that Society.

The Master and Fellows of Sidney Sussex College, have elected Edward Bickersteth, of that College, and Charles Thomas Osborne, of St. John's College, Mathematical Exhibitioners, on the Foundation of Mr. Taylor.

The Chancellor of this University has re-appointed Mr. Crouch to the office of Yeoman Bedell.

A Chaplaincy at Madras having been placed by the Deputy Chairman of the East India Company, at the disposal of the Chancellor of this University, we understand that the noble Marquis has been pleased to signify to the Vice-Chancellor, and Heads of Colleges, his willingness to nominate to that situation such person as they may think fit to recommend.

GRACES.

The following have passed the Senate:—

To rescind the regulation respecting the Examination for the Classical Tripos, which directs that " The examination shall continue Four Days, the hours of attendance on each day being from Half-past Nine in the morning, till Twelve, and from One till Four in the afternoon:" and to substitute the following:—

The examination (commencing as heretofore on the Fourth Monday after the general admission ad respondendum quat~ tioni,) shall continue Five Days; the hours of attendance on each day being from Nine in the morning, till Twelve; and from One, till Half-past Three in the afternoon.

To appoint Mr. Loft, of King's College, an Examiner for the Classical Tripos, in the place of Mr. Hildyard, of St. Peter's.

To allow to Mr. Laing, of St. John's College, the Michaelmas Term of 1831, which

he has lost from having been placed, when he first came to reside, in an unlicensed lodging-house.—N.B. Laing removed from this lodging, as soon as it was discovered that the house was not licensed, that is, within eight days after the division of the above-mentioned Term.

PRIZES.

The late Dr. Smith's Annual Prizes, of 25/. each, to] the two best proficients in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy among the commencing Bachelors of Arts, have been adjudged to Henry Cotterill, of St. John's College, and Henry Goulburn, of Trinity College, the first and second Wranglers.

DEGREES CONFERRED.
DOCTOR IN CIVIL LAW.

John Buck, Queen's Coll.

BACHELOR IN DIVINITY.

Rev. John Green, Catharine Hall.

HONORARY MASTER OF ARTS.

Richard Denman, Trinity Coll., son of
Lord Chief Justice Denman.
MASTERS OF ARTS.
John Massey Dawson, St. John's Coll.
George Arthur Clive, St. John's Coll.
James Woolley Harman, Cains Coll.
John Saunders, St. John's Coll.

BACHELOR IN PHYSIC.

T. A. Barker, Downing Coll.

BACHELORS OF ARTS.

Olive Hollingworth, Sidney Coll.
Gilbert Beresford, St. John's Coll.
John W. Coventry, Emmanuel Coll.
William Laing, St. John's ColL
Richard A. F. Barrett, King's ColL
Henry Paul Measor, King's Coll.
Edward S. Creasy, King's Coll.
Edward Reed Theed, King's ColL

Meetings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, for the present term: March 2, March IG, and March 30.

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS.

The communication of" Carivius" for our Psalmody lavs us under considerable obligations.

Thanks to "C. 8. B." and also to our correspondent " W." for his Hymns on St. Barnabas, St. Simon, St. Thomas, &c.; which, however, are not quite so simple as we could wish.

"J. T." deserves our best acknowledgments for his version of Psalm CXLVIII, &c.

"W. 8." has been received, and his communication shall appear in due time. He has our best wishes for success in his useful undertaking.

In reply to "E. C. K." we beg to inform him that we intend our forthcoming volume of Psalms and Hymns to supply every reasonable want of the Clergy of the Church of England in that part of our sacred worship; and shall therefore feel obliged by his proposed offer. Most of the tunes named we have already selected. We hope to have our work ready in a few weeks, and take the liberty of saying, that any congregation which may wish to adopt it, shall, by direct application to the Editor, be supplied at a very reduced price. The paper, type, &c. we doubt not, will meet with the general approbation of our readers, as we also hope will the extecution of our laborious task.

Thanks to" Dr. M." for the beautiful air which he has forwarded for our intended volume.

"Since "Verax" has appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine of last month, the necessity of inserting his communication in our Miscellany is precluded.

We havo read with attention the "Translation of the Anglo-Saxon Homily," and we fear that the subject of It would not be found sufficiently interesting to justify our inserting so long au article. The Review of " Turner's Sacred History of the World," Vol. II. in our next.

THE

CHRISTIAN REMEMBRANCER.

APRIL, 1835.

REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.

Art. I. — Sermons. By Thomas Arnold, D.D., Head Master of Rugby School, and late Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. Vol. III. London: Fellowes. 1834.

Our readers need no introduction to Dr. Arnold, whose works we have already, as opportunity allowed, submitted to their notice.* The style of the Sermons under review resembles that of its predecessors, being every where characterised by simplicity of language, general purity of doctrine, the most persuasive affectionateness of heart, and that genuine naturalness of manner, which has been well described, by a learned ornament of our Church, as equally remote from "a cold, constrained, authoritative form and language, on the one hand, and from exaggerated statements and unwarranted excitements, by travelling beyond the record, on the other."f These Sermons were mostly preached before a peculiar congregation, in Rugby School Chapel; yet they will be found to relate to many questions of universal interest, and to contain views not adapted, in many instances, to one age more than to another. There is much in the volume before us that is quite original. There is much, we are bound to add, if not in the Sermons, yet in the Appendices, that is false, and mischievous, and latitudinarian, even to laxness!

We seldom indulge in metaphysical lucubrations, or we might be tempted to descant, in reviewing the work before us, upon the mental constitution, or the frame, or the bias, or whatever it be, of the intel

* See Christian Remembrancer for September, 1829, and March, 1833. t See Miller's admirable Sermons. Preface, p. xxxi. Vol. xvil. NO. IV. r c

lectual faculties, by which theological and political liberalism so frequently unite together. Whether this alliance proceed from pride of heart, disdainful of all controlling powers; or haughtiness of temper, fretting under the yoke of authority, however easy; or whether ambition, loving to rule rather than obey, be the source of this union; or whether it be referable to a lust of paradox, and a love of notoriety,—we will not arrogate the privilege of deciding, but content ourselves with the humbler office of recording the fact; for an illustrious proof of which we appeal to The Head Master Of Rugby School.

Dr. Arnold is pleased to tell us, in the Introduction to this volume of Sermons, that—

it would be affectation to dissemble his knowledge that these Sermons

will be received in many quarters with a strong prejudice against them.

He then adds—

I cannot regret this as far as regards the followers of a party; to such.be the party what it may, I cannot wish to write acceptably. But tor those who are not tied to any party, who love truth and goodness for their own sakes, and who are willing to think for themselves, I should greatly grieve if they were to be prevented by any prejudice from reading fairly and confidently what they will find in these volumes.—Introduction, p. iv.

"The followers of a party!" Of whom, and of what party does Dr. Arnold here write so contemptuously? Does he forget that he is a minister of the Church of England? Is it for such a functionary to boast of his scorn for the followers of a party, or to court the liberal applause only of those, who are willing " to think for themselves?" .

The love of truth for its own sake, and the privilege of thinking for himself, are claims which a sworn defender of the doctrines and the discipline of a particular Church, might, without impeachment of his wisdom, we submit, forbear to urge, in this spirit of taunting selfsufficiency! For how stands the case with Dr. Arnold? He is a priest; however he may repudiate the name, he is a priest of the Church of England, and bound, therefore, by the solemnity of an oath, again and again repeated, to preach her peculiar views of Christianity, as developed in her Liturgy, her Articles, and her Homilies; and to maintain her discipline in all its forms. Is Dr. Arnold then, we ask, at liberty to "think for himself," as if his search after truth were, in legal phrase, "res integra?" Is he not pledged, we ask, "so to minister the doctrine and sacraments and the discipline of Christ, as the Lord hath commanded, And As This Church And Realm Hath Received

THE SAME ?"*

See the " Form and Manner of Ordering of Priests."

Dr. Arnold will reply, we are aware, that he has abided by his ordination vows. Allowing this to be true, for the sake of argument, (whether it be indeed so, we shall presently see,) why does our learned author prate about those "who are not tied to any party 1" "Be the party what it may, he cannot wish to write acceptably to it"!! What! not if it should be the party of his own Church? No, indeed; in this liberal age, when zeal for forms of discipline is judged to be sheer priestcraft, and contention for modes of faith is decried for narrowminded bigotry, all that Christians should maintain, is an indifferent love for "all sorts and conditions of men," unfettered by any partialities for "the household of faith," the dogmata of creeds, and the established rites of national worship!

I have wished, (writes our author,) to inculcate christian unity, the unity of the Spirit; and therefore have condemned that craving for unity of opinion and of form by which the true unity is rendered impossible.—Introduction, p. v.

This is the cant of every schismatic—" Let us agree to differ;" but it is utterly at variance with the word of God, which forbids religious divisions as carnal, and makes it imperative upon Christians not only to keep "the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace," but to "continue stedfast in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship;" to "speak the same thing;" to be "perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment;" and to "glorify God with one mouth." "Be perfectly joined together in the same judgment," says St. Paul. Craving for unity of opinion is to be condemned, says Dr. Arnold. "Glorify God with one mouth," and "speak the same thing," says the Apostle. By no means; desire for unity of religious forms of worship is to be condemned, says the Head Master of Rugby School. "Vtrum horum mavis accipe," say we!

Dr. Arnold assures his readers, that he -attaches but little respect to a large proportion of what is called divinity. (Introduction, p. viii.) He might have added, with equal modesty and truth, that he attaches just the same respect to many precepts of Holy Writ, and to much of the discipline of the Church at whose altars it is his office to minister. In the largeness of his general charity, he can prefer Aristotle and Bacon to Bull and Pearson; and of such narrow-minded theologians as have "laboured to erect systems of dogmatical divinity," he seizes every opportunity of disparagement, and would, therefore, "put aside the presumption of much of our actual theology." (Introduction, p. xxx.)

What a mere nose of wax! How conveniently vague this phraseology! "Much of our actual theology.'" How Much? is the question to be solved; and as Dr. Arnold has not explicitly told us, let us examine his volume, and try thence to extract an answer. We naturally turn to the twenty-fourth sermon, which is headed with the running title— "ckeeds," as most likely to afford us the information which we are

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