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OXFORD.
ELECTIONS.

Edwin Maddey, Brasenpose Coll. Grand

Comp. incorporated from Pembroke Mr. J. Fereday, Commoner of Worcester Coll. Cambridge. College, has been elected Scholar of that Rev. Martin Wilson Fove. Trinity Coll. Society, on the Foundation of Dr. Finney incorporated from Trinity Coll. Dublin. MAGDALEN HALL.

BACHELORS OF ARTS. There will be an election in the course e.J. Edwards, Balliol Coll. Grand Comp., of the present term, to one of the Scholar Ellis Puget Kitson, Balliol Coll. ships founded by Mr. Henry Lusby. A Walter John Clarke, Balliol Coll. Undergraduates of not less than four, or John Armstrong, Balliol Coll. more than eight terms' standing, are eli- R. F. Taylor, Scholar of Brasennose Coll." gible. Gentlemen who propose to offer H. Woolcombe, Student of Christ Church. themselves as Candidates, are requested to H. B. Mayne, Student of Christ Church. call on the Vice-Principal.

R. R. Anstice, Student of Christ Church.

William Charles Rickman, Christ Church, LINCOLN COLLEGE.

Charles Orlando Childe, Christ Church. There will be an election to Four Scho William Dudley Ryder, Exeter Coll. larships, and One Exhibition, on Tuesday,

Henry Mackenzie, Pembroke Coll. the 24th of March. The Scholarships are

W. Frederic Robinson, Trinity Coll. without limitation. Candidates for the

Philip Lewis, University Coll. Exhibition must be natives of the Diocese

J. E. Bright, Student of Christ Church. of Durlanı, or, for want of such, natives

David Watts Russell, Christ Church. of Northallertonshire, or Howdenshire, in Edward Bate Compson, Queen's Coll. the county of York, or of Leicestershire, Edward Hanbury Tracy, Exeter Coll. particularly of the parish of Newbold Verdon, or of the Diocese of Oxford, or of the county of Northampton.

ASHMOLEAN SOCIETY. Candidates will be required to deliver in, personally, to the Rector, testimonials The following gentlemen have been of their good conduct, on or before Friday, elected Members: 20th of March ; and Candidates for the Rev. D. Parsons, M.A., St. Mary Hall; Exhibition must, at the same time, pro Rev. A. Browne, B.A., Christ Church ; duce a certificate of the place of their J. Thomas, B.A., Trinity Coll. ; W. G. birth.

Ward, B.A., Balliol Coll. ; R. R. Anstice,
B.A., Christ Church; H. Woolcombe, B.A.,
Christ Church

An anonymous paper on Microscopic
DEGREES CONFERRED.

Observations was read, and some remarks BACHELOR IN CIVIL LAW.

made on it by Dr. Buckland.-A repre

sentation of an Aurora was presented by Rev. J. Conyngham, Fellow of New Coll. the Secretary.-A copy of Mr. Johnson's

Optical Investigation was presented by the MASTERS OF ARTS.

author.-Mr. Twiss exhibited some speciCharles Cheyne, Lincoln Coll.

mens of papyrus from Syracuse, and read Rev. Robert Serjeant, Magdalen Hall. an account of them. Some discussion Matthew H. Marsh, Stud. of Christ Church. took place ou the identity of the papyrus Martin Farquhar Tupper, Christ Church.

with the lotus.-Mr. Twiss exhibited a Rev. C. S. Green, Chap. of Christ Church series of coins of the Roman republic, and Res. Daniel Parsons, Oriel Coll.

read a dissertation on them. - Dr. Dau-
Rev. R.W. Browne, Fell. of St. John's Coll. beny made a few remarks on the agency
Rev. A. P. Dunlap, Fell, of St. John's Coll. of water in the combustion of coal tar.
Rev. Edward Penny, St. John's Coll.
Rev. G. T. Whitfield, St. John's Coll.
Rev. Thomas Egerton, Christ Church.

MARRIED.
Rev. W. Henry Pooke, Worcester Coll.
Rev. Frederic Sturmer, Queen's Coll.

The Rev. Edward Blencowe, M.A., H. N. Dudding, Fell. of Exeter Coll. Fellow of Oriel College, to Ellen Theresa, Rev. R. Randal Suckling, Exeter Coll. second daughter of Henry Lucas, Esq. Rev. Arthur Rainey Ludlow, Oriel Coll. M.D. of Brecon.

CAMBRIDGE.
ELECTIONS

he has lost from having been placed, when Philip Kelland, Esq. B.A. of Queen's he first came to reside, in an unlicensed College, has been elected a Foundation lodging-house.—N.B. Laing removed from Fellow of that Society.

this lodging, as soon as it was discovered The Master and Fellows of Sidney that the house was not licensed, that is, Sussex College, have elected Edward within eight days after the division of the Bickersteth, of that College, and Charles above-mentioned Term. Thomas Osborne, of St. John's College, Mathematical Exhibitioners, on the Foun

PRIZES. dation of Mr. Taylor.

The late Dr. Smith's Annual Prizes, of The Chancellor of this University has 251. each, to the two best proficients in re-appointed Mr. Crouch to the office of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy Yeoman Bedell.

among the commencing Bachelors of Arts, A Chaplaincy at Madras having been have been adjudged to Henry Cotterill, placed by the Deputy Chairman of the of St. John's College, and Henry GoulEast India Company, at the disposal of the burn, of 'Trinity College, the first and Chancellor of this University, we under second Wranglers. stand that the noble Marquis has been pleased to signify to the Vice-Chancellor, DEGREES CONFERRED. and Heads of Colleges, his willingness to

DOCTOR IN CIVIL LAW. nominate to that situation such person as John Buck, Queen's Coll. they may think fit to recommend.

BACHELOR IN DIVINITY.

Rev. John Green, Catharine Hall.
GRACES.

HONORARY MASTER OF ARTS.
The following have passed the Senate: Richard Denman, Trinity Coll., son of

To rescind the regulation respecting the Lord Chief Justice Denman. Examination for the Classical Tripos, which

MASTERS OF ARTS. directs that “ The examination shall con John Massey Dawson, St. John's Coll. tinue Four Days, the hours of attendance George Arthur Clive, St. John's Coll. on each day being from Half-past Nine in James Woolley Harman, Caius Coll. the morning, till Twelve, and from One John Saunders, St. John's Coll, till Four in the afternoon :" and to sub

BACHELOR IN PHYSIC. stitute the following:

T. A. Barker, Downing Coll. The examination (commencing as here

BACHELORS OF ARTS. tufore on the Fourth Monday after the Olive Hollingworth, Sidney Coll. general admission ad respondendum quæs Gilbert Beresford, St. John's Coll. tioni,) shall continue Five Days; the John W. Coventry, Emmanuel Coll. bours of attendance on each day being from Nine in the morning, till Twelve ; Richard A. F. Barrett, King's Coll. and from One, till Half-past Three in the Henry Paul Measor, King's Coll. afternoon.

Edward S. Creasy, King's Coll. To appoint Mr. Lofft, of King's College, Edward Reed Theed, King's Coll. an Examiner for the Classical Tripos, in the place of Mr. Hildyard, of St. Peter's. Meetings of the Cambridge Philo

lege, the Michaelmas Term of 1831, which

March 2, March 16, and March 30.

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. The communication of " Carivius" for our Psalmody lays us under considerable obligations.

Thanks to “C. S. 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.." 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 have 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 an article. The Review of " Turner's Saored 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.

eresentuplicity conteness of latescribed on

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.”+ 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.

+ See Miller's admirable Sermons. Preface, p. xxxi. VOL. XVII. NO. IV.

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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 for 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 ?” “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. Utrum 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 “CREEDS,” as most likely to afford us the information which we are

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