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In London we have a Jew sheriff, and a Jew alderman ! 1
Verily the retrospect is marvellously inviting—but what is worse, it it true!
We trust, however, a better spirit is arising. Sir Francis Burdett has repudiated the idea of belonging to the same club as O'Connell, and better men than Sir Francis have withdrawn their support from the present ministry, because O'Connell's connexion with them has been too disgracefully apparent. The Church likewise is bestirring herself to resist the encroachments of Popery and dissent. The people are beginning to distinguish their true friends; and the registration throughout the country speaks libraries of Conservatism.
Why then is not Parliament dissolved f
Foreign. — The intelligence from abroad continues of much the same character as we have for some months been called upon to record.
Spain.—The civil war still rages, without any decisive advantage being obtained on either side. Evans and the St. Giles's mercenaries do every thing for the cause of the Queen but fight. l( Don Carlos had one good officer he would be crowned in Madrid in a month; but, unhappily,
dissensions in his councils, and disputes amongst his officers paralyze the loyal efforts of his party. We hope, however, right will still prevail.
Portugal.—The ministry of this place has been dismissed—and restored; which possesses about as much interest as the dismissal and restoration of one of the City Police.
France. — The infernal - machine conspirators are about to be tried— and of course little else is talked of: —but The army is disaffected.—Nous verrons.
Kussia — sleeps with her eyes open!
Prussia—keeps up her war establishment!!!
What a pleasant prospect for 1836 in Europe! I
Let us then turn our eyes across the Atlantic, and what do we discover?
The Canadas not quite in open rebellion.
The West India Planters not yet massacred.
The United States not .yet disunited.
The Republics which Canning spoke into life, not yet Monarchies.
But what shall we have to say this day twelvemonths?
Finis anni mirabilis 1835.
UNIVERSITY, ECCLESIASTICAL, AND PAROCHIAL INTELLIGENCE.
TRIBUTES OF RESPECT. Rev. W. J. Kidd.—We understand that the Rev. W. J. Kidd, senior curate of St. Ann's, Manchester, has been presented, by one of the congregation, with an elegant silver pocket communion service, as a tribute of respect for his indefatigable exertions and attention to the "sick and needy."
Rev. Dr. Collyns.—The Rev. Dr. Collyns was presented with a splendid silver vase and salver, as a tribute of respect from his pupils, on his retirement from the Head Mastership of Exeter Free Grammar School.
Rev. J.cawood, M.A.—An elegant silver tea service, by Messrs. Rundell, Bridge, and Co. has been presented to the Rev. J. Cawood, M.A. of St. Edmund Hall, by the Ladies of Bewdley and it vicinity.
Rev. J. Knipe.—The Rev. J. Knipe was presented by his parishioners with a most elegant piece of plate, as a token of the high sense they entertained of his uniformly worthy and pastorlike conduct during a residence of twenty-four years among them. A splendid dinner was given on the occasion by William Con ■ greve, Esq. at Aldermastoo house, to the subscribers and a few friends, in which was displayed the greatest hospitality and true and genuine feeling. The piece of plate is an epergne, by Ruudell and Co. of elegant workmanship, having engraven on it a suitable inscription.
Dr. Williams.—We understand that a large number of Wykehamists, who have been educated under Dr. Williams, are desirous of giving some testimony of their respect and affection for their Master, on his retirement from the labours of bis office. More than 100/. was subscribed in less than twenty- four hours in Oxford alone. Every post is bringing them fresh subscriptions, and we cannot doubt that they will be enabled easily to carry their plan into effect, and to furnish the subscribers with a lasting memorial of him whom they all regard not less as an instructor than
Dorking Church.—In our last we had great pleasure in laying before the public an account of the ceremony of laying the first stone of this church. Mr. Feachem has since printed his address, of which we subjoin a copy, and regret that we have not yet been able to procure the Bishop's reply. The chronology of a work of -this kind, if we may use the expression, cannot fail to be interesting; and we hope therefore to be able to give a brief detail of any events which may benefit the cause of our Church by shewing the continued and increasing affection with which she is regarded by all sorts and conditions of men.
Tuesday, Nov. 2. A bottle containing the form of prayer, was buried at the north-west of the foundation stone.
Friday, Nov. 20. A cirele of stones was laid in the staircase leading to the belfry, by sixteen young gentlemen, whose names and ages were sculptured on the respective stone: viz.
Alfred Bothwell. Thomas Brown. Edward Walker.
W. Howard Chaldecott. Frederick Harbroe. John Attlee.
John Parks Philps. Walter Philps. William Rudge.
Alfred Fuller. Robert Berry Niblett. Alfred Balchin.
Alfred Wells. Archibald White. John Worsfold Norman.
Alfred Niblett. "Can it be conceived that when these youths arrive at man's estate, they will not be attached to that church, wherein their names are thus early recorded X or that the school-children who walked in the procession, will not, in ages to come, point to the restored fabric with pride and satisfaction, and say, Our youthful hands assisted in the great work—the "mouths of babes and sucklings" celebrated the good undertaking.
Address by the Vicar, the Rev. G. Feachem, on presenting the trowel to the Bishop. Right Reverend Lord Bishop,
Called upon, as Vicar of Dorking, to appear in this procession, and to present to your Lordship, on behalf of my parishioners, their grateful acknowledgments of your goodness in honouring them with your attendance on this memorable occasion, I address myself to the duty with feelings of unalloyed satisfaction and delight. That your Lordship, amidst the multiplicity oi your indispensable engagements, should be able to devote a day to the celebration of this interesting ceremony, is a subject of congratulation amongst all classes here assembled, and another proof of your Lordship's anxious desire to be instrumental in any way which may have a tendency to promote the glory of God, and the stability of the Christian Church.
Holding in my hands the Holt Bible, which contains the history of mankind from the foundation of the world, and the will of God, revealed at sundry times and in divers manners for their guidance, edification, and comfort, I am penetrated with profoundest gratitude to the Giver of all good gifts, that I am permitted to peruse, as I daily do peruse, God knoweth! and God be thanked! in their original languages, certain portions of this precious, this inestimable treasure, the words of eternal life through Christ Jesus. Beholding too in the hands of my Reverend Coadjutor the Liturgy of the Established Church, which Liturgy is a pure stream from this sacred source of Scripture, I contemplate with admiration the wisdom, the meekness, the fortitude, and the intrepidity of those venerable Reformers, who, three hundred years ago, emancipated our forefathers from the -degrading and disgraceful slavery of Romish superstition, and bequeathed to us, their posterity, this imperishable legacy, sealed with their blood, against which the gates of hell assuredly shall not prevail. Possessing through that noble army of martyrs these invaluable volumes in our own vernacular tongue, it is the paramount privilege and prerogative of Protestants to worship God, who is a Spirit, in spirit and in truth; and, where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
In these perilous times, when the predicted depravities of human manners are emulously exhibited in scenes of public life; when men despise dominion and speak evil of dignities; when the nobility and the bishops are most undeservedly assailed with every species of scandalous and scurrilous abuse; when predatory inroads on ecclesiastical property are connived at, and even sanctioned by authority; when Protestant purity is to be supplanted by the corruptions of Popery; it is gratifying in the highest degree to observe, that the constituted guardians of the United Churches of England and Ireland, adopt the apostolical counsel, and with well doing, with n conscientious discharge of their laborious occupations, put to silence the ignorance of foolish men, and defeat the malicious machinations of their open and secret adversaries. Your Lordship, and your Lordship's Right Reverend brother, the Bishop of Chester, are now pillars of the Church, and display the happy result of biblical instruction, instilled by pious parents into the minds of their offspring in tender years. Concerning my reverend brethren, I am persuaded, and I fearlessly state my opinion, that under the gentle sway of your Lordship's pastoral crosier, it is their unanimous determination to do their duty diligently, with something more than merely canonical obedience, and to commit the event to God.
As I am now to deliver into your Lordship's hands this ornamented implement of masonic industry, a testimony of dutiful respect to your Lordship from the inhabitants of my parish, I feel myself justified in saying, that your Lordship has most successfully studied to shew yourself " approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
Dr. Doyle.—It is stated that Dr. Doyle died in the solemn renunciation of Popery, and all its frauds and errors, and although the eleven priests at his bedside, in all the spirit of their church, thundered out their anathemas upon the dying man, and consigned him at once to hell without the intervention of purgatory, yet he died a believer in the all-sufficient atonement and merits of the Saviour. The priests were at first about to denounce him publicly as an heretical apostate, but they thought better of it afterwards; they were apprehensive of the reaction, from the obvious reflection that such a man, though educated in their bondage, should have at last broken the chains of churchcraft and superstition, and died a believer, not in the Pope, but in Christ: and with their own cunning, there is no dead man of late whose memory they so much affect to sanctify as that of the late Doctor Doyle.— The Editor of the Times newspaper adds, "To this we are ourselves enabled to add the testimony of a gentleman who was well acquainted with Dr. Doyle, and the circumstances of his death; from whom we learn, that this account of his renunciation of the errors of Popery on his death-bed is undoubtedly authentic."
St. John's, At Potter's Bar.—The new church and burial ground of St. John's, Potter's Bar, near Barnet, was consecrated on Wednesday, the 4th November, by the Bishop of London. It was built after a design, and under the superintendence of, Edward Blore, Esq. D.C.L., and consists of a nave, chancel, and tower, at the south-west angle, presenting a handsome western facade to the great North Road. The material consists of Ranger's patent stone, and the effect altogether is a happy adaptation of the solid, substantial style of the Normans, to the more modern notions of comfort and convenience. The enclosure towards the road is peculiarly striking: it presents an open arcade with iron gates, the whole strictly according with the architecture of the Norman period. It is due to the liberality, and good taste, and good feeling, of Mr. Byng, of Wrotham Park, the member for Middlesex, to state, that the expense of the erection of this beautiful specimen of modern Norman, amounting to nearly three thousand pounds, has been principally defrayed by himself; add to which, he has settled a handsome endowment on it for the support of the incumbent, and given the right of presentation to the Bishop of London and his successors for ever. The Rev. Henry George Watkins, jun. M.A. of Worcester College, has been fixed upon by the Bishop for the first incumbent.
Lord Rector op Aberdeen.—Viscount Arbuthnot has been re-elected Lord Rector of Aberdeen.' . .
Royal Irish Academy.—The contest for the President's Chair of the Royal Irish Academy, has concluded by the election of Dr. Lloyd, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin. The Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Whately, had only ten votes, consequently D r. Lloyd was elected by an immense majority.
Lincoln's Inn Preacher.—The Bishop of Chichester, the present Preacher at Lincoln's Inn, lately addressed a letter to the Benchers of that Society, expressing his intention of resigning the Preachership on the last day of the present Michaelmas term. And on Sunday, the 22d ult his Lordship preached hi3 farewell sermon. The candidates are said to be the Rev. Messrs. Lonsdale, Nolan, and Archdeacon Goddard.
Kino's College Classical Lectureship.—Richard Higgs, Esq. Student in Civil Law, and Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, has been appointed to the Classical Lectureship and office of Librarian of King's College, London.
Kinoton Grammar School.—The Rev. Joseph Neate Walsh, M.A. of St. John's College, Oxford, has been appointed Head Master of the Grammar School of Kington, Herefordshire.
Metropolitan University.—We are informed that it is in contemplation to introduce a bill early in the next session for the foundation of a 'Metropolitan University, with a charter enabling it to confer degrees in all the arts and sciences, with the exception of divinity, on scholars and students belonging to the London College, (miscalled University), King's College, and any other similar institutions which now exists, or which may hereafter be founded.
Ordination Ry The Bishop Op Chichester.—The Bishop of Chichester will hold an Ordination for the Diocese of Norwich, on Sunday, the 20th of December.
Ordination By The Bishop Op Salisbury.—A general Ordination will be holden at the Palace, Salisbury, on Sunday, the 20th day of December next ensuing. The Candidates for Priests' Orders, who intend to offer themselves for Ordination at that time, are hereby informed, that they are to attend at the Palace for examination on Tuesday, the 15th day of December, at ten o'clock in the morning.
N.B. No Candidate will be admitted to examination who does not come prepared with a creditable knowledge of the original language of the Old Testament.
The requisite papers to be sent in are a Testimonium, Si quis, and Letters of Deacons' Orders, if not ordained Deacon in the diocese of Salisbury, and which are to be sent to Edward Davies, Esq. Registry, Close, Salisbury, on or before the 1st day of December next.
By the Lord Bishop of Durham-
Kami. Degree. College. b'nrorjtjy.
Boucher, James B.A. Worcester Oxford
Burdon, John B. A-. Mich. Fel. of Qu. Oxford
Clark, John Dixon B.A. University Oxford
Atkinson, William B.A. University Oxford
By the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, October \ith.
Armstrong, John B.A. Balliol Oxford
Barker, W. G B.A. St. John's Cambridge
Berthes, W. D. B B.A. Pembroke Cambridge
Cheshire, Henry Freeman B.A. Wadham Oxford
Leir, Charles Marriott B.A. Trinity Oxford
Luscombe, Samuel B.A. Worcester Oxford
Willi, John B.A. Wadham Oxford