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rest from iu enemies; or be harassed on erery side; whether the church be divorced from the state, or whether there be any church or religion left at all."
The author deplores with great feeling that listlessness to the concerns of religion, which prevails among all ranks, and he very justly argues, that if this baneful spirit shall continue to increase, the consequence* must in the end be fatal.
"Religious indifference in the public," he truly observes, * will produce like indifference in those who represent them. Habits of luxury on one hand, where no regard is paid to the worship of God or the principles of religion, and on theother the most active exertions to draw away those who have any religion remaining, and enlist them in the ranks of religious opposition, must be continually weakening the foundations of the church: and while its enemies are increasing, its friends must be gradually becoming more indifferent and unable to defend it. At a time when it most seeds their support, their indifference is such that they care little about it. Whether, in a contest like the present, it prevail over the Catholic, or the Catholic over it, is of much less concern to them, than who may be the ministers, or what the, numbers that; may be mustered upon a division on which the existence of a ministry, rather than the existence of the church may depend. If their sovereign choose to interfere, it is well: they may support him and get some credit for their attachment to the church, while they express their loyalty to their king. Church and king may be their favourite toast and topic, so long as the papular voice goes along with them: but when (which God avert! and while our present king shall reign, can never be the case) the king shall ceas« to be the defender of the church, the church must do as it can: the state must be defended: religion is not a thing to stand, in the way of public measures or public men,"
At the close of the letter, the paternal watchfulness an<J discernment of the king on this occasion is again very ju» diciously brought forward to notice, and certainly it is a circumstance which cannot be too deeply impressed upon. the mind of every protestant in the United Kingdom,
The framers and supporters of this measure pretend that there was no danger in it; on which the author of the letter observes;
"We seem by the defence that has been made to think so too. It Is his Majesty's conscience, not our own, that was affected. He saw the danger, not we ourselves; it was his discovery, not our own. His subjects could not, in the little, sheet of parchment %hich lay upon the table, find out, until he explained it to them, that, by one of the clauses of your bill, the provisions that had been made for the security of the Protestant church, were, so far as respects the navy and the army, repealed: by the other, not only all distinction between the Catholic and the Protestant was done away; bats, to the incalculable injury of the service, the morals of the men, and the cause of religion, all religious worship and instruction were at once abolished."
The style of this letter is clear and vigorous, and the arguments are close and convincing: the writer has indeed the happy art ot placing his subject in a variety of new and important lights, by which the general conclusion is more forcibly illustrated and established.
THE Bishop of London has erected aud endowed a chapel at Ide Hill, in the parish of Suhdridge in Kent, at the distance of two miles from the parish church, for the convenience of the inhabitants of that hamlet to attend divine service; and has also built a house for the chaplain. The chapel and house are of stone, in a very neat and proper style, and Commanding a beautiful and extensive view of the country. The Bishop has for some years past resided, in the autumn, at a little villa he has purchased in that parish; and frequently gratified and instructed the parishioners, by his eloquent and admirable; discourses from the pulpit. The consecration of the chapel, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, took place ou June 12, and was a most solemn and interesting ceremony. It was witnessed by a great concourse of people assembled on the occasion, many more than the
chapel would contain; notwithstanding which, every thing was conducted with the utmost decorum. At the time of morning service, the Bishop of London's coach arrived at the chapel with the Archbishop, his Lordship, the Rev. Dr. Vyse, rector, and the Rev. Mr. Dicks, curate of the parish. In the next carriage followed the proper officers of the Ecclesiastical Courts of Canterbury and London, with their respective attendants on horseback; In the next were Lord Frederick Campbell and his lady, from their seat at Coombank, in the parish of Sundridge; and in several other carriages the principal families.of the neighbourhood. At the entrance of the chapel, after his Grace was robed, the Bishop, Clergy, &c. standing uncovered, a Petition was addressed to the Archbjshop, stating the want of a place of worship in that part of the parish, and praying him t»
consecrate.the new-erected chapel; whereupon his Grace proceeded cp the chapel, repeating the-24th Psalm; "Tneeanhis the Lord's, aad ail that therein is; the compass of the wor]d,xcd they that dwell therein;" the officiating Ministers and people taking the alternate Terse*. Nothing can * exceed the effect of this Psalm when used on such an occasion, and particularly the repetition of those sublime verses; u Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up ye everlasting doors, and the King of Glory shall come in." « Who is the King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in bailie."
The Archbishop being seated -on one side of the altar, and the lector on the -other, the Deed of Endowment, and other legal forms, ■were read; after which the .'Prayers of Consecration, and one •for God's blessing on the Founder, his family, and substance, .were offered tip by the Archbishop, in the most devout and impressive manner. The Morning Service was then read by Mr. Dicks, the officiating Chaplain, the first Les! son being taken from the 8th chapter of the 1st Book of Kings, and the Communion Service by the Archbishop. The 84-th and lOuth Psalms were also sung in the service; after which a very excellent, appropriate, and instructive Sermon was delivered by Dr. Vyse; (wherein the grateful mention made of the venerable Founder was in such terms as it becomes the Minister of God to speak the just praise of a fellow-creature in the more immediate presence of his Maker. As soon as the Sermon ended, the greater part of the congregation
craned the chapel, and the Holy Secrarneat was administered to those who were prepared to receive it. The two great pignitarks of the Church, with the rector and chaplain, resumed in the same order to the Bishop's house, and afterwards dined with a select party at Lord Frederick Campbell's. The Rev. John Oldisworth, of Swansea, is about to publish by subscription a new edition of Xic'.-ols on the Common Prayer, and Psalms, with alterations and additional observations from .vanous authors.
The fifth and last volume of Archbishop Leighton's Works wiD shortly make its appearance.
The Rev. Thomas Comber, of Creech St. Michael near Taunton, is preparing for publication .by subscription, a work, highly interesting at this moment; it is, "A History of the Massacre of Paris;" and the volume will be sent to press as soon as three hundred are subscribed for.
A new translation of Hesiod, with dissertations and notes, is nearly completed by Mr. Elton.
The Rev. Mr. Collinson has in the Press, a Life of that celebrated historian Thuanius.
Mr. Wrangham's Buchanan Sermon on translating the Scriptures into the Oriental Languages, preached at Cambridge, last May, accompanied with Notes and Illustrations, will make its appearance very soon.
Dr. Hales's Dissertations on the Prophecies, concerning the Diyinity and Second coming of Christ, originally published in the Orthodox Churchman's Magazine, under the signature of. Inspector,.are reprinting, with Additions, in an octavo volume^
A « Body of Theology," princi- And shortly will be published, pally practical, in a series of Lec- “ A Manual of Piety' extracted tures, by Robert Fellows, A. M. from the Holy Living and Dying is just ready for publication. These of Bishop Jeremy Taylor, by Roc Lectures amount to · Fifty-eight, bert Fellowes, A. M. with a Preand will furnish the Clergy with a face, Life of the Author, and AdCourse of Sermons for the Year. ' ditions by the Editor,
LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
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UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE, ANDCHURCH PREFERMENTS.
Oxford, July, 1.
THE Rev, John Collier Jones, M. A. of Exeter college, has been admitted B. D. Mr. Joseph Ager, B.A.of Pembroke college, has been admitted to the degree of 9d. A. and Mr. Thomas Thompson of St. Edmund Hall, to that of B.A.
Messrs. Dark and Chichester of Exeter College, are elected Fellows of that society.
8. The Rev. Richard Holmden Amphlett, B.A. of University College, is admitted M. A. Grand Compounder.
10. The Rev. Finney Belfield of Oriel College, and the Rev. Thomas Pearce of Exeter college, B. A. are admitted M. A, and Mr. Francis Owen of Christ Church, B. A.
The munificent prize of five hundred pounds proposed to the members of this University by the Rev. Dr. Buchanan, vice-provost of the college of Fort William, Bengal, for the best composition in English Prose, on several subjects relating to the propafation of Christianity in the East, as been adjudged to the Rev. Hugh Pearson, M.A. of St. John's college.
1*. After the Act, the Rev. T. Forester, of Pembroke college, and the Rev. Charles Worsley, of Wadham College, B. A. were admitted to the degree of M. A. Mr. Moore, of Exeter college, is elected fellow of that- society.
Messrs. John Buckland of Trinity college, and William Loring
of Magdalen college, have been elected professors in the Royal Military college at Marlow, in the room of Messrs. Fausset and Knollys, resigned.
18. The last day of Act Term Henry James Cholmeley, M.B, and student of Christ Church,was admitted M.D. and Joseph Ager, M.A. »ludent in medicine, was admitted M. B. with license to practice.
The number of regents in the Act of this year was 84, viz. 13 doctors and 71 masters.
Cambridge, June 29.
Mr. Robert Keddington, B. A. of Caius College, has been elected Fellow of that society.
The second Sermon on the subject of translating the Scriptures into the oriental languages agreeable to the proposition of the Rev. Dr. Buchanan, of Fort William, College, Bengal, was preached before this University, by the Rev. John Dudley, M. A. formerly Tutor of Clare Hall, from Actsvii. 22, 23.
July 6. The members' prizes of -15 guineas each, are this year adjudged to Mr. William Grant Cantley of Pembroke Hall, senior bachelor,for his dissertation on the following subject:
Utrum mores Civium emendet an corrumpat Commercium?
And to Messrs. Wilkinson Matthews, of Trinity College, and John Turner of St. John's, middle bachelors, the subject of whose dissertations was Utrum Literis prosit Librorum quanta nunc est editorum Copia J