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OXFORD, Nov. 24. College; the HonourableGeorge THE Rev. Thomas Stephens, Charles Agar, the Rev. Hugh

B. C. L. of Magdalen Chambres Jones, and john MatHall, was admitted Doctor in thias Turner of Christ Church that faculty, Grand Compound- Rev. Joseph Jones of Jesus Col.

lege, Rev. Henry Milton, and . Thomas Linwood Strong, Charles Williams of University Esq. of Oriel College, Grand College, Bachelors of Ants are Compounder, and Mr. William admitted M. A. . . Rayer of Trinity College, were Messrs. Henry William Car admitted Bachelors of Arts. ter of Oriel College, John Froys

Nov. 28. Frederick Thomas ter Grantham of Exeter College, Harvey Foster, Esq. B. A. of and George Hunt of University Christ Church has been admit. College to the degree of B. A. ted M. A. Grand Compounder; 4. John Church and Wil. and Mr. Henry Knightley of the liam Broderick, Esqrs. of Unisame college, is admitted to the versity College are adınitdegree of B. A.

ted Bachelors of Arts Grand À convocation was this day Compounders... held, in which the following Mr. Bernard Smith is chosen - gentlemen, who have been ap- Fellow of New College.

pointed to succeed those of the 10. The Rev. Witliam IANES public preachers who will go out Baker of New College, is agli at Michaelmas next, were ap- mitted Bachelor in Civil Law. proved of by the house, viz. The Rev. Charles Crane of

Rev. Phineas Pett, D, D. Magdalen Hall, Mr. Frederick Principal of St. Mary Hall.. Augustus Lawrence of Queen's

Rev. Edward Nares, M. A. College, Rev. Henry Penny of of Merton College.

Oriel College, Rev. · Thomas Rev. John Dean, M. A. of Broadhurst of Lincoln College, Brasenose College.

Rev. Edward Cook Forward of Rev. William Nicholas Dar- Wadham College, Bachelors of nell, M. A. of Corpus Christi Arts, are admitted M. A. Çollege.

Mr. William James of Orie! Rev. John Mullins, M. A. of College is admitted to the deExeter College.

gree of B. A. Dec. 3. The Rev. George 1 1. This day in full convc. Shepherd, M. A. of University cation, the University Seal was College, is admitted B. D. Mess. affixed to a letter of thanks to George Dixwell Grimes, and His Grace the Duke of Marlbo. Thomas Duffield of Merton rough, for his present of the

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Cartoon* of Raphael, by Sir James Thornhill. At the same time it was resolved that the sum ■ of 300/. be given from the University chest in aid of the fund for the support of the regiment of loyal Oxford volunteers.

17. This being the last day ©f Michaelmas Term, the Rev. John Burges, M. A. of St. John's College, was admitted to the degree of B. D.

Mr. William Russell Oldnall of Christ Church, Rev. Henry Booth Hibbert of Queen's College, and the Rev. Joseph Benson of St. Edmund's Hall, Ba-. ehelors of Arts, are admitted M.A.

Thomas William Heber, Esq. of Brasenose College is elected a Fellow of that Society.

19. The following subjects are proposed for the Chancellor's prizes for the year ensuing.

For Latin Verses Delphi

For an English Essay Hereditary Rank. The Vice-chancellor has receiv■ ed a donation of 20/. to be given to the author of the first composition in English verse, on the subject of Mahomet. .

The first and last of the above subjects are intended for those gentlemen of the University who have not exceeded four years from the time of fheir matriculation : and the other for such as have exceeded four, hut not completed seven.years. The. exercises are to be sent under a sealed cover to the Registrar of the University on or before, the 9th of May, 1808, none' will be received after that day. The author is required to conceal his name, and to distinguish Ms eomposition by what motto

he pleases; sending at the same time his name sealed up under another cover, with the same motto inscribed upon it. The exercises to which the prizes shall be adjudged, are. to be recited (after a previous rehearsal) in the theatre upon the commemoration day, immediately after the Crewian orations

Cambridge Arop. 27.

Th« subject of the Norriaan prize Essay for the present year is Public Worship.

Lord Lowther and the hon. Charles Frederic PowlettTownshend of Trinity College, were admitted honorary Masters of Arts. .

The Rev. Andrew.Hamilton of Pembroke-hall, is admitted Master of Arts; and Edward Percival, Esq. of Peterhause, Bachelor in Medicine.

Mr. George Broadrick, B. A. of Jesus College, is chosen a Fellow of that Society.

Dec. 17. Mr. George Pierce Richards, and Mr. James Bernard Camplin, of King's College, have been admitted Fellows of that house.

19. Mr. Nollekins is the artist appointed to execute the statue of Mr. Pitt for this university.

Edward Knight, Esq. of Emmanuel College, has been admitted to the degree of Bachelor in Medicine.

John Gordon, Esq. of St. John's College; Mr. John Sell, of Magdalen College, and Geo. I.owther Thomson, Esq. of Trinity College, are admitted B.A.'

Mr. Stalford Canning, a scholar on the foundation of King's College, has been chosen a F«ljow-commoner of that Society. ■

Mr. Robert Ekins, and Mr. William Johnson Yonge, are also elected Fellows of the same house.

Mr. Norgate, jun. of King's College, is elected a Medical Student on the foundation of Christopher Tancrcd, Esq.

The Rev. Dr. Zouch having declined accepting the Bishopric of Carlisle, that dignity has been conferred on Dr. Goodenough, Dean of Rochester.

The Rev. Dr. Dowdeswell is preferred to the Canonry of Christ Church, in the room of Dr. Vernon late Bishop of Carlisle, now Archbishop of York.

Rev. Edw Morshead. M.A. of Exeter College, Chaplain to the Prince of Wales, has been presented by Sir A. O. Molesworths to the Rectory of Beaworfhyin Devonshire void by the death of William Tickell, Clerk.

The Rev. Christopher Bethell, M. A. Fellow of King's College, is presented to the Living of Kirkby Wiske, in York

shire, vacated by the death of the Rev. Matthew Raine.

The Hon. and Rev. Thomas De Grey, Rector of Fawley in Hampshire, is presented to the Archdeaconry of Winchester* with the Rectory of Colborne, in the Isle of Wight, worth 800/* a year.

The Rev* Charles Freeman Millard has been instituted to the Vicarage of Henley in Norfolk, on the presentation of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich.

The Rev. Ozias Thurston Lindley has been instituted to the Vicarage of Stoke Holy Cross, in Norfolk; and the Rev. Charles John Smith, to the Curacy of St. John Timberhill, on the same presentation.

The Rev. C. Rigby, M. A. of Wadham College, Oxford, and Rector of Ringmore, has been presented by the Dean and Chapter of Windsor, to the Vicarage of Ipplepen, Devon.

The Rev. J. Radcliffe, Chaplain of New College, Oxford, is appointed one of the Minor Canons of Canterbury Cathedral.

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make of this imperfection. The Claimant, however, thinking it' unnecessary to satisfy all the nonsense of extrajudicial misconception and false rumour, was advised to rest his case on the l*sis of having fulfilled the proofs required by the Law, His friends and advisers thought, and still think, tho^e proofs were such as would lm e entitled him to a direction from a Judge at Niti Prius to a Jury, to find a verdict for him, in a trial for estates. His opponents, by thirteen years of unexampled industry, and equally unexampled modes of proceeding, did every thing to create prejudices; and then pleaded these prejudices as reasons for abandoning all the general rules of evidence. The cause, at last, became complicated, by these means, with so much puzzling aud irrelevant matter, as to confound common minds, and to perplex even men of business who had not much leisure to spare for it. The Evidence extended to a Folio Volume; and on the day of decision, some of the leadi ng speeches betrayed a misapprehension of essential and admitted facts. Never was necessity of prescribed and settled rules more' apparent: every thing was thrown into the wide sea of private opinion, and every thing was eonfusion. To throw aside the sentiments of those whose habits of mind do not qualify them to judge at all, we may observe, that what convinces the Herald, the Lawyer rejects with scorn; and on the contrary, the Lawyer considers as satisfactory' proof,

what the Herald has little regard for. But woe again to those, who aro thus at the mercy of every one's judgment!! The winds and waves are more certain.' And Heralds must excuse os, when we say, that the judgments of many of them are built on the weakest of all data! They mistake their fiats for law. Mr. Brydges married the daughter of the late Richard Fairfield, esq. of Berners-strcet; but has left no issue. Two brothers survive him ; of whom the eldest has seven sons; but whether he will again choose to submit his; rights to so expensire and dilatory a tribunal, Time must discover. Mr. B. was maternally descended from the noble families of Egerton, Cavendish, Stanley, Clifford, Brandon, &c. At Amsterdam, generally regretted, esteemed, and beloved, after a few days illness, in the 54-th year of his age, the Rev. Joshua Jeans, D. D. Minister of the English Episcopal Church in that city, rector of Sheviac in Cornwall, and chaplain to the Duke of York. He has left a widow and one daughter to lament his death. The brilliant talents and amiable disposition of Dr. Jeans will long live in the remembrance of his contemporaries at Winchester college, and at Queen's college, Oxford, where he entered as a commoner, on relinquishing his claim to a scholarship or New college, at the request of the Visitor,* to whom he had ap

* The Bishop of Winchester, at that time Dr. John Thomas.

pealed to decide on the peculiar circumstances of his case. Every Wykehamist is well acquainted with the intricacies ot' it; the Bishop avoided delivering an opinion on it, by persuading the young man to submit to the new regulations. The death of this prelate, in 1781, again unsettled Dr. Jeans's sanguine hopes of preferment; but he was at last fixed at Deepden, in the New Forest, Hants; which benefice he afterwards exchanged for the livings of Sheviac and Antony, in Cornwall; though, at the time of his decease, he retained only the rectory, with his respectable appointment at Amsterdam. There his loss must hare been at all times severely ftlt; but at this eventfolmoment it is irreparable, and most justly and universally deplored. Dr. Jeans, having last Spring committed his wife and daughter to the protection of their friends in England, zealously devoted himself lo the professional duties «uch a station demands at this awful crisis; and he would not abandon the flock his well-directed labours had, -for these four years past, so effectually cherished and increased. Well grounded in the principles of Christian Faith, no one more assiduously poured the balm of comfort into the afflicted and wounded sca.il, or excelled more in every work of charity and love. The weight of his example, combined with (lie eloquence of his style, and impressive manner of delivering and enforcing the momentous truths of our holy Religion (which he sought diligently to make wel

come to all), greatly augmented the numbers of his flock, and to so vast an extent, that it became necessary to consider of enlarging the place of public worship appropriated to the English Episcopal Church at Amsterdam, which, by these means, overflowed. Dr. J. conscious' that his talents were usefully employed, and touched with the various marks of veneration and regard he experienced at Amsterdam, felt himself called upon to continue at this important post, which his lamented death has left vacant. He possessed an arffent and well-cultivated mind; and his keen relish for all literary as well as elegant social pursuits made his company much sought after in the best circles, where the continued flow of animal spirits he was blessed with produced always delight and admiration. Nor did any one of congenial habits ever find him less interesting or animated in the seclusion of a remote solitude; even there the energies of bis active spirit found out resources to be intent upon, that kept the mind free from liitlessness and stagnation. Dr. Jeans had been collecting materials, some months previous to his decease, in order to prepare, it is supposed, a new Account of the States of Holland, tec, but it is feared that his notes and remarks are not sufficiently digested and arranged to permit an Editor to give them to the Public as the posthumous work and plan of Dr. Jeans; though his papers on the subject must be of value, since he was particularly well adapted for

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