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Thompson, Tomline, Walker, Thompson,
Trin. Ward, Webster, Wilkinson.
Qu. St. John's Messrs. Bland, Matlock,
Christ Baldock, Brown, Caldwell, Cot
Trin. : terill, Delmar, Duffield, Hay
John garth, Hughes, Kelly, Male,
Sid. Marsh, Marsham, Mitford, Mor SENIOR OPTIMES. ris, Parry, Wroth. .
Pemb, Peterhouse.—Messrs. Pem Wainwright, Sid. berton, Batley, Brickwood, Almond,. Qu. ? Heard.
Chambers, Trin. j æq. Clare-Hall.-Messrs. Crad. Markby,
Bene't dock, Crane, Gretton, Pullan,
Trin. Pembroke.--Messrs. Barnes,
Christ Soame, Wilbraham.
Trin. Caius.—Messrs. Bickersteth,
Jesus Blake, White.
John Bene't-Messrs. Markby, Duffield,
Caius Queen's.—Messrs. Almond,
Tohn Campbell, Clarke, Spragg.
Priichett, Catherine-Hall.--Mr. Simp Kelly,
John son. ' ,
JUNIOR OPTIMES. · Jesus Coll.-Messrs. Burdelt, iDs. Flamstead, Emm, Burnaby.
Christ · Christ. Coll.-Messrs. Buck,
Trin. Gordon, Leathes, Merry, Mort- Wroth,
John lock. '
Christ Emanuel.-Messrs. Allix, The Visitor of Sidney College Flamstead, Thorpe, Vane. having declared the election of
Sidney.-Messrs. Blomfield, professor Wollaston to the mas, Clarke, Jefferson, Wainwright. iership of that society void, no
The following are the names tice was given that on Monday, of those gentlemen who have the 25th, the Fellows would proobtained academical honours on ceed upon a fresh election, but the above occasion.
the visitor sent an injunction to WRANGLERS.
stay proceedings. Ds. Bickersteth, Caius A lay-fellowship is vacant in Bland,
• Jolin's Downing College ; it is open to Blomfield,
all graduates in civil law under While,
the age of 24, either of this or Sedgewick, Trin. the University of Oxford. The Cotierell,
John election will be in Easter Week, Clarke, sen.
after an examination in all subWebster,
Trin. jects of academical learning.
Feb. 8. The Rev. Edward Marsham,
John Pearson, B. D. Rector of RempClarke, jiu. Trin stone, Nottinghamshire, and formerly Fellow and Tutor of Sid. is presented by the Master and ney College, has been unani- Fellows of that society to the mously elected master of that rectory of Kilvington in Yorksociety.
shire, vacated by the death of The late Dr. Smith's two the Rev. Francis Henson. prizes of 251. each, for two com- The Rev. Samuel Cauthermencing Bachelors of Arts, the ley is presented by 'the Hon. best proficients in mathematics Thomas Brand to the vicarage and natural philosophy, are this of Royston, Herts, vacant by year adjudged to Mr. Henry the resignation of the Rev. ThoBickersteth, of Caius College, mas Shield. and Mr. Miles Bland of St. The Rev. Joseph Allen, M.A. John's, the first and second prebendary of Westminster, Wranglers.
and late Fellow of Trinity Col. The subjects appointed by lege, Cambridge, has been prethe Vice-chancellor for Sir Wil- sented by Earl Spencer to the liam Browne's prize medals for vicarage of Battersea. the present year are--For the "The Rev. Eric Rudd, master Epigrams, Beatus vulnere ;-Al of the Free Grammar School at caics, Finibus expulsum patriis, Thorpe, has been instituted by novæ regna potentem-Sap- the Bishop of Lincoln to the phics, Veris comites.
vicarage of Appleby, on the The speech in the Senate presentation of John Williams house on the 30th of January son, Esq. was delivered by John Beverley, The King has presented the M. A. of Christ's College, the Rev. Henry Poimore Cooper senior Esquire Bedell of this to the united vicarages of all University.
Saints and St. Laurence, Eve15. The Rev. Baily Wallis, sham. of Peter-house, rector of St. The Rev. Charles Neve, Mary Stoke, Ipswich, has been B. D. has been instituted to the admitted Doctor in Divinity. vicarage of Old Sodbury with
The Rev. George Palmer, Chipping Sodbury annexed, in of Jesus College, has been ad- the diocese of Gloucester, on mitted Master of Arts.
the presentation of the Dean The Rev. John Green, B. D. and Chapter of Worcester, senior Fellow of Sidney College,
A This parsonage-house at of a sinecure in Hants, and GreI1 Wolton, Surrey, the Rev. sham professor of Civil Law. Thomas Taylor, D.C.L. arch. He was of St. John's college, deacon of Chichester, rector of Oxford; B. C. L. 1763; D.C. Wotton and Arbinger, chaplain L. 1790.' To Wotton he was presented by Sir Frederick Eve- house at Langtoft, he unfortu: İyn, bart. in 1778; to Abin. nately perished on the road, ger, by the same patron, in near Busrow-nook, on the 1803. He was appointed Wolds, in Yorkshire, where the archdeacon by the present wor- body was found. thy Bishop of Chichester; and At the Rev. Mr. Trollope's, he fulfilled the Bishop's expecta- Christ's Hospital, the Rev. tions, by the strictest attention Thomas' Marlow, late chaplain to the duties of his office; he to the British Factory at Oporto. visited every parish in person; At Heaton Norris, aged 53, he examined the state of the the Rev. William Bowness, L. church, and of the parsonage. L. D. His extensive knowledge house; and if the church duty was and liberal communication will neglected, it could not be con- make his memory long respect. cealed. He very much improv. ed, and his death much lament. ed the parsonage-house of Wote - ed, in the neighbourhood where ton, in which he resided. As he was so actively useful. . a magistrate, and as a most so- At Wombridge in Shropciable and hospitable neighbour, shire, the Rev. Thomas Oliver, he will be long remembered minister of that place, and many with respect and pleasure. He years curate of Wellington and married a sister of Mr. Alder- Eyton. man Newnham (to whom, in At Evesham in Worcester1781, when lord mayor, he was shire, the Rev. Edward Cooper, chaplain); but had no child. 38 years resident vicar of the She died a good many years united churches of All Saints and ago.
St. Laurence, in that town. Rev. William Atkinson, late At Wisbech in his 43d year, of Dissington, Cumberland. the Rev. L. Stichall, formerly Returning home from Sled- of St. John's college, Cammere, where he had been marry- bridge, B. A. 1786; M. A. ing a couple, to his father's 1790.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. The communication of “ Clericus Buxofus Dakiniensis" · is left with a note at the publishers. To the substance of his
letter we have no objection, but the encomiaftic part is in- . admissible, for we do not hesitate to say that the Church of England has no obligations whatever to the Genevan Reformer, whose character the more it is enquired into the less respectable it will be found.
The continuation of " Ecclesiastical Antiquities,” the review of the Bampton Leatures, and several other articles, have been unavoidably postponed this month, but will appear in our next.
ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN'S MAGAZINE AND REVIEW,
FOR MARCH, 1808.
While the Church keeps steady to the Word of God, as interpreted
by the Fathers, she will ever be the best and most impregnable bulwark of sound Christianity, against Popery and Schism, as well as against all the attacks of Heresy and Infidelity: Nor shail the gates of Hell ever prevail against her, except her own sons forsake her doctrines, and give her up to her enemies.
Memoirs of the Most Reverend Father in God Dr. THO. • MAS SECKER, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.
THIS most excellent prelate was born in the year 1693,
at the village of Sibthorp, in Nottinghamshire. His father was a dissenter, with a small fortune; and, intending his son for the ministry, among the people of his own persuasion, gave him a suitable education, in different seminaries. Among the rest, in the academy of Mr. Jones, kept first at Gloucester, and then at Tewkesbury, where Mr. Secker laid the foundation of a strict friendlhip with Mr. Joseph Butler, afterwards bishop of Durham. At the age of twenty-three, he had read over carefully a great part of the Scriptures, particularly the New Testament in the VOL. XIV.
original Chm. Mag. March 1808.
original, and the best commentators upon it; Eufebius's Ecclesiastical History, the Apostolical Fathers, and various theological works, ancient and modern.
But though the result of his studies was a well-grounded belief of the Christian religion, yet, not being able at that time to decide on some abstruse doctrines, nor to determine what communion he should embrace, he resolved to pursue some profession, which would leave him at liberty to weigh these things more maturely, and not oblige him to declare, or teach publicly, opinions which were not yet thoroughly settled in his own mind. Accordingly, in 1716, he applied himself to the study of physic: and after attending public lec. tures in London, he went, in 1718, to Paris, where he ftudied under Winslow, the celebrated anatomist. While at Paris, he became acquainted with Albinus, Montfaucon, and other eminent men; and here also he formed a close intimacy with Mr. Martin Benson, afterwards the exemplary bishop of Gloucester. · During his stay abroad, Mr. Secker kept up a constant correspondence with Mr. Butler, who had entered into orders ; and, on the recommendation of Dr. Clarke and Mr. Edward Talbot, son of bishop Talbot, was appointed preacher at the Rolls. Mr. Butler, without his friend's knowledge, recommended Mr. Secker to Mr. Talbot ; who promised, if he chose to take orders in the Church of England, to engage his father to provide for him. This being communicated to Mr. Secker by his friend, in May, 1720, he took it into his serious consideration; and after deliberat. ing upon it about two months, he resolved to embrace the offer, and for that purpose returned to England the same year.
On his arrival, he was introduced to Mr. Talbot ; but the friendship that was then formed between them was of short duration, for, in the month of December, that worthy gentleman died of the small-pox.
Under this loss, it was some consolation to Mr. Secker, to find that Mr. Talbot had recommended him earnestly to the favour of his father. Thus did that excellent young man provide effectually, in his laft moments, for the welfare of that church from which he was himself so prematurely fnatched away; and at the same time raise up the firmeft friend and protector to his wife and unborn daughter, who afterwards found in Mr. Secker, all the tender care and allistance which they could have hoped for, from their nearest relatives,