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· Rogavi ubi sit oratori

Mọx ædes ingredi conatus . Divinæ plane mentis ;

Non unquam senescentis, Proh facinus ! incarceratur Stupescens audio ejulatus

Facundæ decus gentis. . Horrenda sustinentis“.
Hinc domum peto præcursoris?; Quod dulce nuper domicilium

Quem, triste passum fatum, Ingenuis alendis,
Recenti narrant vi tortoris . Nunc merum est ergastulum
Secundo decollatum.

Innocuis torquendis,
Tam sancto præside3 cadente, Ad flentem me recipio tandem .
Discipuli recedunt, i

Flens ipse Magdalenam,
Et Cacodæmonet regente; Et gemens video eandem

Nec bibunt jam nec edunt. Vacuitate plenam.
Heu! pulchra domus, nuper lætá Quæ felix dudum ornabatur

Dulcissimis fuentis, -, . Frequentibus alumnis,
Nunc coeno penitus oppleta, Quæ suaviter innitebatur.

Canalis putrescentis. · Doctissimis columnis, Adire nolui Trinitatem, , Nunc lapsis fulcris, queis vigebt

Quam nostris prope stare, Videres humi stratam, : Hæreticam societatem

· Et prole densâ, quâ gaudebat, . Ne videar damnare.

En! misere orbatam.
Nam tanta desolatione, Hæ sedes, comptiores Musa

Quam quis nefandam dicet, Quas habuere sibi,
Occurrunt nusquam tres Persona, Nunc densis tenebris offusæ,

Scruteris usque licet. ii. Et Zims & Ozim ibi. Reverso tristis fertur casus, : Pro præside cui quenquam parem Et miserandum omen

Vix ætas nostra dedit, Collegii, cui Rubens Nasus En vobis ! stultum capularemio,

Præ foribus, dat nomen. Ad clavum jam qui sedit. Dederunt illi principalems Quam vereor ne diro omine Rectores hi severi,

Septem regrediantur Distortis oculis, & qualem Dæmonia, divino numine Natura vult caveri.

Quæ quondam pellebantur.

· Quocunque

i The learned Dr. Henry Hammond. He was public orator. 2 St. John's College.

3 Richard Baylis, D. D. He married Laud's niece, and succeeded him in the presidentship.

4 The noted fanatic Francis Cheynell, who rendered himself so ridiculous at the funeral of the immortal Chillingworth. 5 Daniel Greenwood, D. D. ob. 1673. 6 New College. Mr. Collier, afterwards beadle, was put to torture by Colonel Kelley. Isaiah xiii. 21.

9 John Oliver, D. D. 10 Thomas Goodwin, D. D. ob. 1679. He was a famous independant; and, at the Restoration, was ejected from the presidentship, and Dr. Oliver was te. stored. The epithet capularis alludes to his practice of wearing scverat caps ;


Quocunque, breviter, fectebam, In templis quæris conciones,
Aut dirigebam visum,

Aut quicquid est decorum?
Id totum induit, quod videbam Habebis hæsitationes

Aut lachrymas, aut risum. Extemporaneorum.
Ingemui dum viros video Interea quid Oppidani,
- Doctissimos ejectos; .;', With all their quaint devices?
Et contra, alternatim rideo: Qui novas hasce, males ani,
Stolidulos suffectos...

Exoptavere vices ,
O probam reformandi artem; } Erecta cornua gerebant,

Quæ medicina datur!.:;-.! Dum montes hi parturiunt; Quæ curat, ut curemus partem, Et nunc fastidiunt quæ volebant,

Cum totum exscindatur. Et fortiter esuriunt." Quadratos: homines quæ jubet Heu! ingens rerum ornamentum Et doctos, extirpandos,

Et ævi decus pridem, Et nebulones, prout lubet, Quo tandem pacto hoc peryentum

Rotundos surrogandos. Ut idem non sit idem! . Collegia petis ? Leges duras. Nam vix à quoquam, quod narratur Habes; nil fas videre

Obventum olim somnio! 1) Nil præter ædes & structuras-- Compertum erit, si quæraturn Scholares abiere.

Oxonium in Oxonio. Culinas illic frigescentes,

Capellas sine precibus, [An English Version in our next.] In cellis cernas sitientes, - Et aulas sine Messibus.

whence he was called Dr. Nine-caps. He is the person meant by the Tatler, where he speaks of a young fellow of his acquaintance, who upon his admission at Oxford, during the fanatical times, was terrified at being shewn into a dark room, and being interrogated by the head of his college on his progress in grace instead of his proficiency in literature. C. The Academical altered cap.


THE Rev. Dr. Buchanan, in och; but that patriarchate being

1 travelling in 1806, into now nearly extinct, they are in Travancore, for the purpose of clined to look to Britain. The visiting the ancient Syrian Syrian Christians are also conchurches, found fifty-five of nected with the churches of these structures in the district of Mesopotamia and Syria (215 in Malayala, of the Christian com- number), which are at present munion, which are built in a in a declining state, and strugstyle not unlike some of the old gling with great difficulties. The parish churches in England. Syrian Christians in Malayala These churches acknowledge still use the Syrian language in the Patriarch of Antioch, and their churches, although the their liturgy is derived from that Malayaline is the vernacular of the early church of Antioch, tongue. Efforts have been made called Liturgia Jacobi Apostoli. to translate the Syriac Scriptures The Christians of Malayala dif- into Malayaline; but it has not fer, however, in their ceremo. hitherto been effected, for want nies from every other existing of suitable means. On its being church, and their proper desig- proposed to send a Malayaline nation is “ Syrian Christians," translation to each of the fiftyor “ the Syrian Church of Mae five churches, on condition that layala.” The doctrines of this they would transcribe it, and circhurch are contained in a very culate the copies among the few articles, and are not at vari- people, the elders replied, that ance in essentials with those of so great was the desire of the the European churches. Their people to have the Scriptures in bishop and metropolitan, after the vulgar tongue, that it might conferring with his clergy, de be expected that every man who livered the following opinion: could write, would make a copy 66 That'an union with the Engon palm leaves for his own falish church, or at least such a mily. On investigating the Syroconnection, as should appear to Chaldaic manuscripts in Malayboth churches practicable and ala, some of great antiquity were expedient, would be a happy discovered. The Syrian version event, and favourable to the of the scriptures was brought advancement of religion.” It is to India, according to the belief in contemplation to send to Eng- of the Syrians, before the year land some youths of the country 325 of our æra, and they alledge for education and ordination. that their copies are exact transThe present bishop, Mar Dio cripts, without any known ernysius, is a native of Malayala, ror, to the present day. Some but of Syrian extraction. The of these are certainly of ancient church of Malayala has till·lately date; one found in a remote received its bishops from Anti- church contains the Old and

New Testament engrossed on is writing, which has no affinity strong vellum, in large folio, to any existing character in Hinhaving three columns in each dostan. The grant on this tablet page, and written with beautiful appears to be witnessed by four accuracy. The character is Es- Jews of rank, whose names are trangelo Syriac, and the words written distinctly in an old Heof every book are numbered. brew character, resembling the The volume is illuminated, alphabet called the Palmyrene. though not after the European and to each is prefixed the name manner. It has suffered some of Majen, that is, chief. The injury from time or neglect, Jews of Cochin also produce some of the leaves being ncarly tablets, which they contend are decayed. The Syrian church as- of equal, if not of greater antisigns to this manuscript very quity. It is intended to print high antiquity. The order of the a copper-plate fac-simile of the books of the Old and New Tes- whole of these plates, making tament in it differs from that of fourteen pages, and to transmit the European copies, a chrono- copies to the learned societies in logical arrangement being more Hindostan and Europe. Some attended to in the former. The very ancient manuscripts have first emendation of the Hebrew also been found among the black text proposed by Dr. Kennicot Jews in Malayala. An old copy (Gen. iv. 8.) is found in this of the law was found written on manuscript. The disputed pas- a roll of leather about fifty feet sage in 1 John, C. v. ver. 7, is not in length, the skins being sewed in it. In some other copies that together. It is intended to de. verse isinterpolated in black ink, posit such of the Syriac and Jewwhich was done by the Portu- ish manuscripts as may be found guese priests in 1599. Two dif- to be valuable, in the public li. ferent characters of writing ap- braries of the British Univer. pear to have been in use among sities. the Syrian Christians, the com. The Rev. John Bidlake, of mon Syriac, and the Estrangelo; Plymouth, has in the press a the oldest manuscripts are in the new volume of Sermons. · latter. There are other ancient Dr. Charles Burney, is print documents highly interesting, a- ing at the Cambridge press, the mongst which are certain tablets Chorusses of Æschylus, with of brass, which were supposed Notes and Illustrations. to have been lost, but have been Mr. Hoole is printing a Poem since recovered, and which are on the subject of the Exodus. stated to contain grants of certain The Sermons of Bishop Jere. privileges to the churches of my Taylor are re-printing, and Malayala. The plates are six in nearly ready for publication. number, closely engraved, four A work will appear in a few. of them on both sides the plate. days, entitled "Characteristic The oldest tablet is engraved in Anecdotes of Men of Learning triangular-headed letters, resem- and Genius, natives of Great bling the Persepolitan or Baby- Britain and Ireland, from the Ionish, On the same plate there reign of Henry VIII, to the

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