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to the Wants, and calculated for the Improvement of ail Sects of Christians: extracted from the Holy Living and Dying of Jeremy Taylor, &'c. with a Preface, Life of the Author, and Additions. By Robert Fellowes, A. M. 7s.

An Exposition of the Historical, Writings of the New Testament; with Reflections subjoined to each Section. By the late Rev. Timothy Kenrick. With Memoirs of the Author. 3 vols. 8vo. 21. 2s.

Sermons oa the Great Festivals and Fasts of the Church, on other Solemn Occasions; and on various Topics. From the German of the Rev. Gj J. Zollikoffer. By the Rev. WillianyTooke, F.R.S-. 2 vols. ll. 4s:'

The Student and Pastor. By John Masdn, M. A. A New Edition with Notes, and an Essay on Catechising. By Joshua Toulmin, D.D. 4s.

A Charge delivered before the Revd. the Clergy of the Archdeaconry of Sarum, on tha 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th of August, 1807, and published at their desire. By the Rev. Charles Dauberiy, Archdeacdn of Sarum.

The Water of Bethesda: a Sermon preached in the Parish Church of St. John, Margate, in the Isle of Thanet, on Sunday, August the 30th, 1807, for the General Sea-bathing Infirmary at Margate. By the Rev. James Plumptre, M. A. Fellow of ClareHall, Cambridge, is.

UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE, AND
CHURCH PREFERMENTS*

Oxford, October lo, 1S07.

THE Rev. Henry Richards, D. D. Rector' of Exeter College, having been previously nominated by his Grace the Dukeof Portland, Chancellor of this University, to be his Vice Chancellor for the ensuing year, was in full Convocation invested with that office, being his second year. After which the ViceChancellor nominated his ProVice-Chancellors, viz. the Rev. Michael Marlow, D. D. Pre

sident of St. John's College: the Rev. Whittington Landon, D.D. Provost of Worcester College: the Rev. John Parsons, D.D. Master of Balliol College; and the Rev. David Hughes, D.D. Principal of Jesus College. Saturday, the first of Michaelmas Term, the Rev. George Radcliffe, of Brazenose College, B.A. and Thomas Welden Hanmer, B. A. were admitted M.A.; Richard Pollen, Esq. of Christ Church, Messrs. William.

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Vol. XIII. Qhurchm. Mag. for OBober 1807,

Chambers of Magdalen College, Francis Robert Bonham of Corpus ChristiCollege,and William Barnctt of Brazenose College, were admitted Bachelors of Arts.

14. The Rev..Daniel Williams Davis, B A. of Brazenose College, was admitted Master of Arts; and Mr. Charles Thomas Johnson, of the same College, Bachelor of Arts.

15. The Rev. Thos. Hulse, Student in Law, of All Souls College, was admitted Bachelor in Civil Law. The Rev. Stanier James Porten, B. A. of Brazenose College was admitted M.A. Grand Compounder. The Rev. Charles Philipps, of Jesus; Wm. Marsh, John Cawood, and Isaac Saunders, of St. Edmund Hall, Masters of Arts.

22. The Rev. Charles Buckeridge, B. D. of St. Joh.i's College, Precentor and first Canon residentiary of Lichfield, has been admitted Doctor in Divinity. Messrs. Alexander Mackenzie, and Edmund Goodenough, and Rev. John Owen, of Christ Church, B. A. are admitted Masters of Arts. Mr. Philip Panter, of Magdalen Ha'.l, is admitted Bachelor of Arts.

23. The Rev. Edward Duke, of Magdalen Hall, and the Rev. John Constable, of University College, B. A. are admitted Masters of Arts, Grand Cornpounders. And the Rev. John Parsons, B. A. of Oriel College, has been admitted to the degree of Master of Arts.

The Vice-Chancellor has appointed Mr. Wm. Goodenough Docld, to be Clerk of this University, in the room of Mr. Richard Blenkinsop, deceased..

Camb&idge, Oct. 12. On Saturday last, being the first day of Term, trie following University Officers for the year ensuing, were elected.

Proctors.—Wm. Hunt, M.A. King's College, and Henry Pearce, M.A. Catharine Hall.

Moderators.—R. Wodehouse, M. A. Caius College, George D'OyIey,M. A. Bene't College. Scrutators.*-JohnGreen,B.D. Sidney College, John Huat,B.D. Queen's College.

Taxors.—Jeremy Day,M.A. Caius College, John Gilbert, M. A. Emmanuel College.

This day the Caput was elected as follows: the Vice-Chancellor; Dr. Turner, Pembroke College. Dr. Clarke, Jesus College. Dr. Sill, Emmanuel College. Mr.CaldweU,JesusCollege. Mr. Hollingworth, Peter House College. Aon Beg.

17. Mr. George Wakefield Marriott, of St. John's College, is admitted to the degree of Master of Arts, and Mr. John Browning, of King's College, to that of Bachelor of Arts.

His majesty has been graciously pleased to promote the Hon. and Rev. Thomas St. Lawrence, D. D. Dean of Cork, to the Bishoprick of Cork and Ross, on the translation of Bishop Beresford to the see of Raphoe.

The Rev. William Millers, B. D. Rector of Hardwick, Cambridgeshire, is presented by the Master and Fellows of St. John's College, Cambridge, to the Rectory of Aberdaron, in Caernarvonshire, void by the death «f the Rev. J. Manwaruig

The Rev. Montague, Heblethwaite, B. D. Fellow of the same College, is presented by that Society to the Vicarage of Sunninghill, in Berkshire, vacated by the death of the Rev. Mr. Thistlethwaite.

The Rev. Mr. Lockton, of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, has been presented to the living of Brampton, in Northamptonshire, vacant by the death of the late Rev. Harry Punlewent, B.D.

Sir Matthew White Ridley, Bart, has presented the Rev. Richard Ridley, M. A. of University College, to the perpetual Curacy of Cramlington, in the county of Northumberland, vacant by the death of the Rev. John Brand.

The Hon. and Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, has collated the Rev. John Pitchford, M. A. late of Christ Church, Oxford, to the Vicarage of Colwich, in Staffordshire.

A dispensation has passed the Great Seal, to enable the Rev. Samuel Clapham, M. A. Vicar of Great Cunborne, in Yorkshire, and Chaplain to Earl Camden, to hold the Rectory of Gussage St, Michael, in the county of Dorset, with the Vicarage of Christ Church, in the county of Southampton.

The Rev. Henry Wastell, M.A. Fellow ofClare-Hall,Cambridge, is presented by the Masters and Fellows of that Society, to the Rectory of Brington, with Bythorne, and Old Weston, in Huntingdonshire, vacant by the death of the Rev. C. Far vel,

The Rev. John Corbould, M. A. formerly of Pembroke. Hall, has been instituted to the Rectory of Bawdeswell, in Norfolk, on the presentation, of Sir John Lombe, bart.

The Rev. William Wright Wilcocks, formerly of Trinity College, Cambridge, has been instituted to the Rectory of Pudding-Norton, in Norfolk, on the presentation of Thomas Wright, Esq.

The Rev. Mr. Macdonald, nephew of the late Bishop Douglas, is presented to the Prebend, in the Cathedral Church of Salisbury.

The Rev. William Hurdman Jane, D. D. has been instituted to the Vicarage of Caldicpt, in the county of Monmouth, on the presentation of Mrs. Jane Kemys Tynte, of Cobhatn, in Surry.

The Rev. Thomas Williams, Master of the College School, Brecon, has been presented by the Lord Bishop of St. David's to the living of Macsmynis, in that county.

The Rev. Dr. Hook is presented to the Prebendal Stall, in the Cathedral of Winchester, void by the death of the Rev. Dr. Sturges.

The Lord Chancellor has presented the Rev. G. Shepherd, M. A. Fellow and Tutor of University College, Oxford, to the Rectory of St. Bartholomew, London.

The Rev. Jonathan Parker Fisher, D. D. brother to the Lord Bishop of Salisbury, has been collated to the Subdeanry of Exeter, on the death of Dr. Sturges.

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r A T his house at Clapham, JTV on Friday the 11 th of September, Sir William Staines, knt. and alderman, well known to the public as having served ali the offices of the Corporation of London with assiduity, fidelity, and great honour to himself and advantage to his fellow-citizens. He was first chosen commoncounett-man of the ward of Cripplegate-without, and succeeded Mr. French as deputy, and was on the decease of the late Sir James Esdaile, in 1793, unanimously elected alderman of the ward of Cripplegale. The following is a brief sketch of his life and character, as delivered by Dr. Gregory, his chaplain during the mayoralty, at Cripplegate-church, on Sunday, Sept. 20, 1807. "There is no subject which is so likely to make a strong impression on the human mind, and to lead it to devout exercises and useful reflexions, as the consideration of our latter end. The shortness and uncertainly of human life, and the vast expanse of eternity which lies before us, inevitably accompany the thought, and if these will not produce in us pious sentiments and a practice conformable to the precepts of the

Gospel, I know not what will. Thus every funeral we behold is a practical lesson to all but the very thoughtless, and speaks more forcibly to the heart than the most accomplished orator. Funeral sermons are at present much out of use, and- are even disapproved by some good and judicious persons. Jt is true they have too frequently been made, mere offerings to human vanity, and the vehicles of false and disgusting panegyriG—yet I thfhk they might be employed to far nobler purposes. The virtues or the errors of the deceased might afford instruction to the rising generation, and the example of a good man in particular might be profitably held up for their imitation. If, as many have supposed, the spirits of just men made perfect look occasionally down upon the things that are on earth, I am sure noshing would trouble more ihc spirit; of our departed friend, than isa syllable was to be uttered from this, place respecting his character, which was not perfectly consistent with that truth and simpli-. city which he venerated in life. I shall therefore, in what I have to advance on this topic, care-, fully avoid the very appearance. »f adulation; I shall repress even the ardour of friendship, and shall endeavour rather to instruct you, than to compliment the dead. The life of this venerable person affords indeed a most valuable ksson, especially to the young. I have heard him at different times relate most of the circumstances of it, but if such a detail was even suitable to the place and the occasion, a fallacious memory would disable me from doing justice to it, I shall therefore present you with only an unfinished outline, marking chiefly those Circumstances which may most contribute to our own improvement. He had too much innate greatness of mind to endeavour, like some vain and foolish persons, to cast a veil over the humility of his origin. On the contrary, alluding to the Divine Providence, he was fond of applying to himself the expression of the Psalmist—"He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; thathemay sethim with princes, even with the princes of his people."—I would not be understood to imply that any thing disgraceful attached to either his birth or family, though poor, both were honest and creditable. At a very early period of life he encountered great hardships, and this was probably a providential dispensation to reduce to order an ardent and impetuous spirit, which was apparently more intent on seeking adventures abroad, than on pursuing the paths of patient industry at home. He served his country for some time ia a naval capa

city; but in the dungeons of the enemy he was brought to serious reflection, and after a series of calamities he returned to his country with an altered mind. Soon after his return, he engaged in the business which he afterwards exercised with so much honour and profit, anc served a regular apprenticeship to it; but whether from want tf capital, or from what cause I cannot explain, he seems afterwards to be discouraged fbm pursuing it, and endeavoured to gain a decent and independent subsistence in a very humble retail trade. From this situation he was suddenly and unexpectedly called, by what he always accounted a providential interposition, to the exeroise of his own proper business. By the persuasion of a friend he was induced to engage in a very difficult undertaking,* one which the principal articheets of the kingdom had estimated at an expence infinitely greater than he afterwards executed it for. The manly-'and independent spirit which he afterwards displayed through life, was evinced in his rejecting an extra donationfrom his employers, alleging that he was content with his fair profits. Their friendship and gratitude however accompanied him through life, and from this circumstance he was accustomed io dale his rise. It would be impertinent to recount to you, who. were most of you witnesses of it all, the farther particulars of his successful life. Your suffrages placed him in the corporation of

* The repair of Bow-steeple.

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