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King's College.--On Wednesday last, Willam Talmain, Scholar, was elected a Foundation Fellow of this College.
Queen's College. - On the 31st ult. John Francis Israel Herschell was passed S.C.L.
June 22.— Yesterday the Porson Prize was adjudged to George Druce, of Peterhoute."
June 25.-At a Convocation on Wednesday last, the following degrees were conferred :
MASTERS OB ARts.
BACHELORS OF Arts.
Members' Prizes.--On Wednesday last the four prizes of fifteen guineas each, given by the Members of Parliament who sit for the University, to the two Bachelors of Arts not of sufficient standing to take the degree of M.A., and the two Undergraduates having resided not less than seven terms, who compose the best dissertations in Latin prose, were awarded as follows :--Bachelors : subject, “Sanctius que ac reverentius visum de Actis Deorum credere quam scire." Charles John Ellicott, B.A. of St. John's College; and Reginald Walpole, B,A., Caius College.Undergraduates : subject, “ Argentum et aurum propitii au irati Dii negaverint dubito." "John Julius Stutzel, Trinity College ; and Thomas Ramsbotham, Christ College.
SOCIETIES. SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING of Australia, dated Sydney, 8th Jan. 1842,
CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE. in which he apologises for drawing certain At the General Meeting of the Society, bills on the Society's Treasurers, on the held on Tuesday, the 7th of June, 1842, strength of an unconfirmed grant. the sum of 501. was voted for the purpose Grants of books for the performance of of aiding a subscription lately set on foot Divine Service to ten new Churches and for the purchase and fitting up of a vessel, Chapels, and to three licensed Schoolto be set apart as a place of public worship, rooms. under the sanction of the Lord Bishop of Thirty-six grants of books and tracts the diocese, for the use of the bargemen were made. and boatmen employed on the river Severn and the Worcester and Birmingham canal, The sum of 2001. was granted towards
NATIONAL SOCIETY. the education of Divinity Students at King's The annual meeting of this Society was College, Windsor, Nova Scotia, for the held on Wednesday, 25th May. His present year.
Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury preA grant of 501. was made towards a sided. Church at Jordan, in Upper Canada.
For a sketch of the proceedings, we must A letter was read from the Lord Bishop defer the reader to our next number.
Ardsley, near Barnsley.-A new church in this village was consecrated on Tuesday, June 7. It will accommodate 500 persons. The style is Norman, plain and simple. The Pastoral Aid Society have agreed to give 501. a year towards the stipend of a minister, and the vicar of Darfield will contribute the remainder.
Hambridge and Westport.-The foundation-stone of the new district church for Hambridge and Westport, situate between
Longport and Ilminster, was laid on Mon day, June 20.
Linton.—The Rev. John Scott, late of Linton, Devon, having heard that its inhabitants are anxious to build a new church or chapel of case for Barnstaple, has offered to invest 15001. the endowment, and to subscribe 5001. towards the erection of a new church, provided that the sum of 20001. can be raised by other means, to defray the expences of the erection. All IRELAND.
parties are anxious to avail themselyes of this munificent offer.
Meldreth.-On Tuesday, May 31, an inquiry was held at Meldreth, before commissioners appointed by the Lord Bishop of Ely, on the subject of the appropriation of pews in the church of the Holy Trinity in that parish. The commissioners said, they should suggest to the bishop the propriety of appropriating to those who previously had pews, a certain number of seats in the south aisle.
North Newton, fc.-The united vicarages of North Newton ond West Knoyle, in the county of Wilts, twenty-two miles distant from each other, have been disunited by an order of council. The livings will therefore, henceforth, be distinct benefices.
Oughtibridge.-On Wednesday, June 22, the first stone was laid of a new church to
be erected in the village of Oughtibridge, in the district of Wadsley, in the parish of Ecclesfield. About 200 people were present on the occasion. The Church will be in the Roman style. It will hold 400 per
Peckham, East.— The Archbishop of Canterbury consecrated the new church at East Peckham, on Friday, June 10. His grace preached on the occasion, and a collection was made amounting to 1771.
Stanwir.— The Bishop of Carlisle consecrated the new church at Stanwix, on Thursday, June 23.
Taunton.— Trinity Church, Taunton, was consecrated on Saturday, June 18, by the Lord Bishop of Exeter, in the absence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The building is calculated to hold about 1200 persons, one half of the sittings being free.
Ordination.-At an Ordination held on Trinity Sunday, by the Lord Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore, the following, gentlemen were admitted to Holy Orders, viz.—Priests : Rev.John Wrixon, A.B., Rev. Hartley Hodson, A.B., Rev. F. Young, A.M., Rev. Abraham Oulton, A.B., Rev. Richard Jeffares, A.B., for the diocese of Connor: Rev. John Hobson, A.B., by letters dimissory from Kilmore: Rev. James Gully, A.B., by letters dimissory from Elphin : Rev. Reginald Courtenay, A.M., by letters dimissory from Dublin.-Deacons : John Kerr, A.B., John Nash Griffin, A.B., for the diocese of Connor; John March banks, A.B., for the diocese of Kilmore, by letters dimissory ; Wm. E. Marshall, A.B., for the diocese of Ardagh, by letters dimissory; John Bridge, A.B., for the diocese of Ossory, by letters dimissory; Humphrey Davy Millet, A.B., for the diocese of Ferns, by letters dismissory; A. C. L. Coghlen, for the diocese of Ross, by letters dimissory.
Clerical Appointments.-— Rer. G. P. Crozier, to the rectory of Rathconnell, county of Westmeath; patron, the Marquis of Drogheda. Rev. T. B. Adair, to the chaplaincy of Gartree, county of Antrim ; patron, Hon. Sir H. R. Pakenham. Rev. Henry Moore, to the vicarage of Monesteroris, in the King's county; patron, the Crown. Rev. John Brownlow, to the entire rectories of Clonegan and NewtownLenan, in the counties of Waterford and Tipperary ; patron, the Crown. Rer. Wm.
Massy Green, to the rectory of Chapel Russell, county of Limerick ; patron, the Bishop: Rev. Wm. Bond, to the rectory of Ballee. Rev. Wm. Archer Butler, to the living of Raymochy, vacant by the promotion of the Rev. J. B. Chapman, M.A. Rev. Thomas M Neece, to the rectory and vicarage of Arboe; patron, Trinity College, Dublin. Rev. F. W. Mant, to the rectory of Ballintoy. Rev. W. G. Burroughs, to the vicarage of Kilbeacon ; patron, the crown. Rev. Edward Alcocke, to the rectory of Kilmeen, and the Rev. W. M. Crossthwaite, to the vicarage of Durrus, vacant by the promotion of the Rev. E. Alcocke.
Resignations.-Rev. H. Moore, the rectory of Rathconnell, county of Westmeath ; patron, the Marquis of Drogheda. Rev. T. Irwin, the chaplaincy of Gartree, Antrim; patron, the Hon. Sir. H. R. Pakenham. 'Rev. J. Lancaster, the curacy of Tuam, county of Galway ; patron, the Vicar. Rev. J. Lancaster, the preachership of the Cathedral of St. Mary's, Tuam ; patrons, the Dean and Chapter. Rev. G. P. Crozier, the vicarage of Monasteroris, in the King's county ; patron, the Crown. Rev. Robert Butler, the prebend of Mayne, Kilkenny; patron, the Bishop.
Clergymen Deceased.- Rev. Wm. Bond, rector of Ballee, county of Down; patron, the Crown. Rev. Edmund Kenney, Rector of Kilmeen. Rev. Dr. Trail, Rector of Ballintoy.
CHURCHMAN'S MONTHLY REVIEW
DR. PUSEY ANSWERED, in a Letter addressed to his Grace
the Lord Bishop of Canterbury. By the Rev. Wm. ATWELL, A.M., of Trinity College, Dublin, and Curate of St. Mark's
Parish. London. 1842. THE PRESENT CRISIS OF THE CHURCH; or, the recent
Episcopal Charges Vindicated. A Letter to the Lord Bishop of Durham, in reply to that of the Rev. Dr. Pusey to the Archbishop of Canterbury. By the Rev. J. Davies, B.D.,
Rector of Gateshead. London: Hatchards. 1842. A REVIEW OF A LETTER FROM THE REV, W. SEWELL,
A.M., TO THE REV. DR. PUSEY; with Remarks on Mr. Sewell's Treatise on Christian Morals, fc. By W. THORPE,
D.D., Minister of Belgrave Chapel. London: Hatchards. 1842. THE CASE AS IT IS; or, a Reply to the Letter of Dr. Pusey
to the Archbishop of Canterbury. By the Rev. W. Goode,
M.A., Rector of St. Antholin's. London: Hatchards. 1842. A LETTER TO THE LAITY OF THE CHURCH OF ENG
LAND ON THE SUBJECT OF RECENT MISREPRESENTATIONS OF CHURCH PRINCIPLES. By the Rev. ALEXANDER WATSON, M.A., Assistant Minister of St. John's,
Cheltenham. London: Rivingtons. 1842. It was a conjecture of Sir Isaac Newton's, that the solid matter of the earth might possibly be compressed within the size of an orange. Reviewers seem often condemned to the hopeless task of performing a miracle precisely similar in the treatment of literary or theological subjects. It must always be impossible, within a few pages, to sound the depths of an inquiry that may fill JULY, 1842.
volumes, or to analyze completely a whole work, which may often require for that purpose a space much larger than its own. Those writers and readers who desire to penetrate below the surface, will feel this difficulty the most, and in cases like the present it is more than usually perplexing. We have to notice five pamphlets, of opposite views, impressed by the features of very different minds, and embracing an immense variety of the most controverted subjects of theology. We shall therefore confine ourselves to such remarks as appear most necessary and important.
These five pamphlets, then, are most of them occasioned by the recent letter of Dr. Pusey. The first four are aimed against the Tractarian system. The writer of the last undertakes its defence; but though he stands alone in our list, the balance in point of quantity is nearly even, since his pamphlet equals in length three of the others. It is in fact a volume of two hundred pages; and from the serious errors which it contains, will naturally be the chief subject of our remarks. But we must first give some short account of the other four.
The first is a sensible letter from an Irish clergyman. Its chief peculiarity is the parallel which the writer traces between the Tractators, and those who brought on the corruption of the faith in the fourth and fifth centuries. It would, however, have been far more likely to be useful, if the writer had adopted a more distinct arrangement of his topics, and a more compressed, vigorous and pointed style.
The second is a letter to the Bishop of Durham, in vindication of the Episcopal charges which have been so cavalierly treated in Dr. Pusey's letter. It is a temperate and well-written pamphlet, and we cannot refrain from making one or two extracts which the recent Charge of the Bishop of Oxford renders more seasonable, perhaps, than when they were first written :
“ Dr. Pusey commences his letter with an elaborate dissertation on the importance of episcopal charges in the present crisis of our Church. I entirely agree with Dr. Pusey on the subject of the vast responsibility which attaches to every expresssion of episcopal opinion at such a moment, but on very different grounds. Dr. Pusey's idea of the importance of these official and authoritative documents, arises from the apprehended effect of a single word of censure or condemnation of Tractarian opinions on certain young clerical minds, lest taking offence at such an expression, or regarding it as opposed to 'Catholic truth,' it should occasion à secession to the Church of Rome. My own notion of their importance springs mainly from the dread of their giving the smallest countenance to error, and of their refraining from a distinct and unequivocal warning against principles so utterly at variance with the manifest doctrines of Scripture, and the whole spirit of our Church. There is a serious danger, it is alleged, that a large proportion of our younger clergy, under the influence of a feeling of dissatisfaction with our own system, and of admiration and attachment generated in their minds, by that which they have learnt to regard as the more Catholic economy of Rome,
should abandon the communion of our own Church, and pass over to Romanism. Experience has proved, and credible report has still more widely intimated, that this apprehension is too well founded. Then the serious question recurs—it must have frequently recurred to the mind of your lordship, and the other bishops of our Church-how has this disposition been produced ?-in what quarter has the alleged feeling of dissatisfaction with the one community, and of predilection for the other, been engendered? To me it can be no matter of surprise-any other consequence would have been utterly unaccountable-that these feelings and tendencies are the natural, the unavoidable results of the Teaching -in which many of these youths have of late years been trained, and of the language which they have been accustomed to hear and read, as applied to the two communities of England and Rome. In the whole English vocabulary there is scarcely an epithet of decorous depreciation which has not been either directly or indirectly applied to the Reformation, the Reformers, the distinguishing principles of Protestantism, and to the articles and homiletic instructions of the Church, which, in its whole structure, bears the impress of that noble and illustrious army of martyrs, who are represented in this school as guilty of the crime of abridging the privileges, and mutilating the precious relics, of the Church of fifteen centuries. In the communion of such a church it is inculcated as a duty-doubtless a painful and irksome duty, and justified only by the hope of returning to better times- at present to remain. It may be necessary, indeed, to submit to the drudgery of its meagre and semi-Catholic services; but it is openly acknowledged that it is not unaccompanied with “indignation;' and is, in fact, nothing better than ‘working in chains '-a punishment entailed upon us through the sins of our fathers.' In glowing contrast with this mean and mortifying picture; a picture of what, in its first draught, and in the conception of its first designers, bore confessedly, in the estimation of this party, much of the impress of the schism and innovation charac. teristic of the great ecclesiastical movement of the sixteenth century, the Romish Church has been exhibited before the young minds, whose tendencies are now so manifest, in all the rich, and fascinating, and gorgeous colours, which the most vivid imagination could portray! While the Reformation has been described by one of the earliest and ablest teachers of this school, in language which has received the deliberate imprimatur of its greatest living ornaments, as 'a limb badly set, which must be broken again in order to be re-adjusted on more correct principles, the Church of Rome, from whose centre of life and all-pervading sympathies this morbid member was so inauspiciously severed, has been presented to their indignant view, notwithstanding a few superficial stains, which can be easily removed, as possessed of all the beauty, symmetry, and energy of a perfect apostolical church. She has been described, not as the mystic Babylon, revealed to the prescient glance of the apostle, not, as uniformly regarded by our reformers, as symbolizing in all her leading features with the Anti-Christ of Scripture, but rather as the
Mother through whom we were born to Christ;' and therefore as preferring a claim on all her dutiful and ingenuous children, of a reverence, which should absorb all minor antipathies; a superabundance of filial duty, which might well be expected to cover her acknowledged multitude of sins." When the full swell of natural affection towards a parent that had been somewhat maligned and maltreated by her elder children, had thus been called into exercise in those 'young minds,' lay and clerical, male and female, respecting whose resolves, those who had thus taught them appear now to be so anxious, Dr. Pusey comes forward, and with a naïveté truly admirable, --- with a simplicity, which your lordship, and the other prelates to whom he alludes, will not fail duly to appreciate-expresses his deep regret, combined as it would seem, with some surprise, at such a state of feeling so widely existing among his avowed disciples; and with much modesty disclaims, on his own part, anything beyond a very small share of influence in originating and propelling this extraordinary movement. The analogy is too complete to