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tiality ; but the ambition of friends, and Lave, M.A. Fellow of St. John's College, the dread on his part of reducing to lower and Curate of Barnwell, Cambridge. Fcp. habits one justly qualified to shine in 8vo. pp. viii. 203.–The matter of these more elevated spheres of life, produced a sermons is solemn, and their style plain. separation, &c. The longest poem is The author, having been “ laid aside from Chrysis and Euryalus, a pastoral; but we the exercise of bis ministry," has selected must quote from a song, which shews that and published some of his latest discourses the author is not yet dead to the impression as a memorial. The second subject, which of female charms, under the regulation of is entitled The New Birth (and which prudence and virtue.

appropriately follows that of Original Sin), 'Tis not Harriet's brilliant eyes,

might, we think, have been treated more Full of nature, full of fire,

clearly ; for, as the author has alluded to Which delight, confound, surprize,

the controversies which beset the subject, Wake, and yet chastise desire;

he should either have said more, or less. Nor her softly blushing cheek,

When, bowever, at p. 28, he observes, Where Love sits in dimples sleek ;

The strong words used in our baptismal Nor her bosom, gently swelling,

service ... I cannot but believe are to Where around the Graces play ;

be used in the judgment of charity,'' we Nor her shape, all shapes excelling,

would add, that this view of the case, Conquering with resistless sway :

though objected to by Mr. Gresley, has But within that form enshrined

a very respectable supporter in Bishop Are native goodness, native truth,

Carleton. “ Israel was called to be a Honour,-gem of noblest kind,

people of God, yet all that were so called Guileless, unsuspecting youth.

were not so in truth; so all that receive Sensibility her heart,

baptism are called the children of God, Bleeding quick at others' smart.

regenerate, justified, for to us they must The good there ever, calm Content,

be taken for such in charity, until they Fond Affection's matchless power,

show themselves other." (See an ExHeaven their native element,

amination, &c. 1626, 4to. pp. 96—106.) Plants of Eden's blissful bower, &c.

All the sermons have not been preached,

but some have been written for the occaThe Christian Student : designed to

sion, in order to make the volume more assist Christians in general in acquiring complete as a series of discourses. Religious Knowledge. With a full List of Books on Religion. By the Rev. E.

The Treatise of John Chrysostom, Pa. Bickersteth. Fcp. 8vo. pp. xiv. 567.

triarch of Constantinople, on the Priest. This we consider to be the most important

hood. Translated by E. G. Marsh, M.A. of Mr. Bickersteth's works-indeed to be

Canon of Southwell, &c. 8vo. pp. vii. the one with which be will go down to

234.-" This work," observes the transposterity. The present edition is the lator," has been continually quoted and fourth, and it differs from the preceding appealed to by all subsequent writers on ones both in respect of compression and

the qualifications of ministers of the gosaddition. Since the last was published, pel.” (p. iv.) It is the oldest production new controversies have arisen, which de

on the subject, and, to quote further, it servē a notice, not only in the body of the

seems therefore desirable that the English work, but also in the list of books ap

reader should be put in possession of it. pended to it. Mr. B. is in favour of The translator has prefixed an eulogistic the student's possessing a good collection, preface, and subjoined some potes, the though, as he justly observes, there are

purpose of which is professedly to combat many books which in their nature belong

some of the doctrinal allusions. rather to public than private libraries.

(as he candidly says) the main subject of The critical remarks are short but clear, inquiry, the spirit in which the holy office and will often serve to guide the student

of the ministry ought to be undertaken, in his choice. We wish they bad been

and the manner in which it ought to be more numerous, as several books in which

discharged, constitutes the value of the we have looked for the author's opinion work, and will amply repay a diligent peare merely mentioned, without any cha

rusal.” (p. vii.) racter being given. Occasionally additions might be made, but a list which would not

Vigilantius and his Times. By W. S. leave room for some is scarcely to be ex

Gilly, D.D. Canon of Durham, and Vicar pected.

of Norham. 8vo. pp. xiv. 488.–This vo.

lume may, in some respects, be regarded A Memorial bring to Remembrance.

as the expansion of the article on VigilanTwelve Sermons preached in Christ

tius, in the last edition of the Encyclo. Church, Barnwell. By the Rev. J, D, pædia Britannica, which was written by

“ But

Dr. Gilly, who has printed it in a pam. p. 181, Thrason, we believe, should be phlet along with his articles on Valdo and Thraso. How the misprints came to be the Valdenses. The nature of the aug- so numerous we do not ask; but some mentations and additions is indicated by additional care will be necessary in the the title, which though short is full of next edition. meaning,~" Vigilantius and his Times.'' The fourth century is the ground on which A Selection from the University Ser. the principal part of our present contro- mons of August Tholucke, D.D. Transversies are being fought, though of course lated from the German. 8vo. pp. viii. the first and the nineteenth are the posi- 223.-The author of these sermons is protions wbich it is sought to win and to oc- fessor of theology and preacher in the cupy. This volume may accordingly be University of Halle, before which learned regarded as a contra-pendant to Mr. New. body they were delivered, and published man's translations from Fleury, which under the title of “ Sermons on the Chief embrace a main part of that period. Apart, Articles of Christian Faith and Practice." however, from considerations of that kind, In this country he is principally known it is important on account of the subject. by his Commentary on the Romans, which We know little of Vigilantius, and for has been commended as a whole, and at. that little we are chiefly indebted to his tacked in detail, by the American Proenemies, who have handed him down to fessor Moses Stuart. The translator is Lady us in the character of a schismatic. Not Adeliza Manners, aided by the revision of that their reports have been taken entirely the Rev. William Selwyn. In judging of upon trust, for his testimony as a remon- a volume of sermons, we must do as Joho. strant has been duly estimated by those son did by Potter's translation of the tra. to whom it is deservedly valuable. The gedies of Æschylus, namely, read one, and object of Dr. Gilly is, to show that he accordingly we have taken the first, which was a person of irreproachable character treats of “The substance of Preaching, (from the admissions of his enemies), that and the disposition of the Preacher," on he opposed prevalent corruptions, and the words of 1 Cor. ii. 1-5. From this that he was the forerunner of the Val- we augur favourably of the others; but denses, not merely in respect of doctrine, there is one passage at p. 12, which some but also of locality. The memorials of readers would think very fine, and which Vigilantius are introduced by sketches of we think decidedly open to criticism. the lives and characters of Martin of The government of the world is given Tours, Sulpicius Severus, Paulinus, and into that hand which was PIERCED." Jerome. We hardly know how to cha. Now, for government to be given into a racterise the principal part of the account hand is a figurative expression, while the of Vigilantius, except by saying that it is piercing of the band is a real one, on a fictitious narrative composed of genuine which account we think the ideas are conmaterials. Conversations and reflections fused and the diction vicious, although, are introduced like the speeches in Greek to do the writer justice, an important and Roman historians; but the attempt, truth is contained in the sentence, namely, though based on real ground, is a hazard. that He, whose hands were pierced as a ous one, and for our own part we would criminal, is exalted as a ruler. The fol. have preferred a skein in which there was lowing simpler passage is more to our less mixture of threads. Still the author taste, in respect of language, and not the has grouped together a collection of facts less impressive for its simplicity :— "The and opinions relating to the fourth cen. house, therefore, whose only foundation tury which the student of ecclesiastical is human wisdom, is built upon the sand. history cannot neglect, without exposing It may stand in splendour, and be the himself to the charge, perhaps of the in- wonder of all admirers, so long as the wind ward suspicion, of partiality. It would, blows not; but how long does the wind we think, have been better to leave the remain still in this stormy troublesome anecdote given at p. 157 in the original life?" The allusion, as will at once be Latin, not to add that at p. 147. At perceived, is to Matt. vii. 27.

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

St. John's College, has recently been ad. Dec. 10. Edmund Markham Heale, judged to Charles Thomas Culvert. Commoner of Queen's, was elected to the The prizes at Trinity College have been vacant Boden Sanscrit Scholarship. adjudged as follow :

The Port-Latin Exhibition of 50%. at English Declamations.--"On Sympathy. among the different Classes of Society." V. The Porson prize for the present 1. Grant. 2. Pownall. 3. Ingle. year is Shakspere, Hamlet, Act I. from

Latin Declamations. - “ Hannibalis, the beginning of scene 3, to the words Pænorum ducis, laudatio." 1. Holden. “though pone else near." The metre to 2. Fussell.

be Tragicum Iambicum Trimetrum AcaLatin Verse. - Lyrics,

" Tibur," talecticum. Holden. Hexameters, “M. Curtius in voraginem desulturus," Mr. Macleane.

WESTMINSTER SCHOOL. Elegiacs, “ Andromache Græcos orat ut The comedy selected for performance parcant filio," Mr. Macleane.

this year was the Eunuchus of Terence. English Essay.-" The Abuse of Poli. The characters were thus cast :-Phædria, tical Theories,” Hon. W. F. Campbell W. L. Smith ; Parmeno, T. G. Smart; (eldest son of Lord Campbell).

Thais, A. Pechell; Gnatho, F. H. Cooper; Reading Prizes.-1. Rendall. 2. Grant. Chærea, G. W. Randolph; Thraso, A.

Essay (on the conduct and character of Merewether; Pythias, H. Ingram; ChreKing William III.)-J. Holmes, B.A. mes, E. R. Glynn; Dorias, R. W. Cotton;

Dorus, G. F. Brown; Sanga, W. G. UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.

Rich ; Sophrona, W. Scratton ; Laches, The Bishop of Ely has notified his in. E. C. Burton ; Simalio, H. V. Williams ; tention to throw open to the University Donax, R. Burton ; Syriscus, R. W. his Fellowship now vacant in Jesus Cola Smart; Pamphila, H. R. Barker. The lege. Any gentleman may offer himself prologue was spoken by Mr. Randolph, a candidate who is an actual Bachelor of as captain of the school. In the epilogue Arts, and not of sufficient standing to in- Gnatho was the principal character, cept in arts, provided that he has obtained having abandoned the trade of parasite, a place in the first class, either of the ma

and taken up that of animal magnetist. thematical or of the classical tripos, or PROLOGUS IN EUNUCHUM, 1844, has been elected to an University Scholarship.

Cessare nolunt Britones : nec pristinis The Theological prize at Queen's Col.

Temporibus ille notus orbis sufficit. lege has been awarded to William Hamil.

Ultra itur hodie ; ulterius usque tenditur ; ton Bodley, B.A.

Fortasse mundus universus partibus The subjects of the University prizes

Patebit amplioribus : fors et novas for 1845 are as follow :

Ornabit artes purior scientia, I. The Chancellor's gold medal for an

Rerumque minuet pristinarum gloriam. English ode or poem in Heroic verse ;

At cur futura cogitamus inscii ? Cabul.”

Vos convenire, sicut antea, juvat II. The Marquess Camden's gold medal

Jam nunc Terenti gratiâ, his in ædibus, for Latin Hexameter verse;

Sales Latinos Atticam que fabulam “ domus Albuneæ resonantis,

Probâstis, et probatis, et probabitis.

Nec nos honorem non servamus illius Et præceps Anio, ac Tiburni lucus, et uda Mobilibus pomaria rivis."

Quod vindicamus unicè, cognominis,

Reginæ alumnis scilicet comedia III. The Members' subjects for the Cura est Terentiaua, sicut antea present year are,

Stat umbra magni nominis Britannici. (1) For the Bachelors

Jubente Elizâ fabulam hanc spectabitis; " Quæ revera est civitas hominum, eadem Ævi memoriâ gaudeatis pristini : civitas Dei sit necesse est.”

Lenes alumnis sitis usque judices. (2) For the Undergraduates

EPILOGUS IN EUNUCHUM, 1844. “ In Platonis Republica, dominantur ra.

Enter PHxDRIA and PARMENO. tiones politicæ an morales ?"

Ph. Quid mihi Parmeno ais ? Ten' audivisse IV. Sir William Browne's subjects for

Gnathonem the present year are,

Jam nostrum tandem deseruisse gregem ?

Par. Sic factum est. Ph. Itane? at nostin' (1) For the Greek Ode

quâ mente profectus? " Napoleon in insulam Divæ Helenæ

Num fructu quæstus uberiore facit? relegatus."

Par. Maxume, ut audivi, et fit Mesmerista.

Ph. Quid istuc (2) For the Latin Ode

Est tituli? quæso, rem mihi pande novam, "Eversosque focos antiquæ

Si potes. Par. Id nequeo satis enarrare

sed eccum! Gentis Etruscæ."

Quidoceat præsto hic ipse Professor adest. (3) For the Greek Epigram

Gn. Vah! homini quid præstat homo! oh!

quam distat inepto πλέον ήμισυ παντος.

Callidus! in mentem sic mihi sæpe venit. (4) For the Latin Epigram

Ecce mihi aucupium, quali non inclytus

Indus, ". Liber non potes et gulosus esse.”

Non Ægyptiacus calluit arte magus;

Credulitas populi mihi lucro vertitur, astu Gn. Sic jubeo Ph. Mihi mira quidem res Confiso accrescunt gloria, opesque simul.

esse videtur, Par. Oh! hominem audacem! se tolsere laudi- Sed dubito qui sit commoda, cuive bono? bus ipsum

rum? Gn. Oh! hominum cæcæ mentes ! oh! degener Non pudet? at cessas, Phædria, adire vi

ætas! Ph. Te jubeo salvere, Gnatho. Gn. Mî Phæ- Siccine tam celsas res tenuare decet ? dria, salve,

[urbe tui?

Non satis est jam grande aliquid magEt tu. Ph. Quis novus hic rumor in

numque videri Quid ceptas ? Gn. Homines (nova enim Aut pulchrum-ni mox utile inesse velis. est inventa facultas),

Desine luctari-et quod non intelligis, artis Mesmerizo. Ph. Atqui nomen id unde? Inscius, indignis hoc dubitare modis. Gn. Rogas ?

[ter, Quin spectatum adeas--verum et dignos. Mesmerus quidam fuit olim hâc arte magis

cere falso

(cet. Gloria sollertis summa decusque gregis ; Si cupis, ipse oculis experiare. Ph. PlaHunc sequor—et quæ sit Mesmerica, quan. Gn. Denique vos oro, vos qui spectatis amici, taque virtus,

Dum colitis priscâ mænia nostra fide : Exemplis doceo præcipioque palam:

Vos jubeo reipsâ tentare, (quod artis origo Quod magis ut faciam, juvenis comes addi- Est nostra,) valeat quid benè mota manus: tur, in quem

Sic modo consensus nobis Mesmericus adsit, Fiat opus : nomen classicum Alexin habet. Plaudite, et (extremâ voce) Valete, loquor, Ph. Quæ tamen est virtus ? Gn. Doctrinæ arcana profundæ,

[pium : Num scrutaris ? age, hoc accipe princi.

ROYAL SOCIETY. Est fluidum subtile" aliquid, Magneticus

Nov. 30. This being St. Andrew's day, humor,

and the accustomed anniversary of the Intima corporibus per loca ubique fluens : Hunc, duo quum coëunt unà vicina, tra

Royal Society, the President, the Mar. hendo

quess of Northampton, took the chair, and Utrumque alternâ datque capitque vice : the royal gold medals were adjudged to Qualis ubi nebulæ concurrunt æthere in alto, Mr. G. Boole, of Lincoln, for a matheMox Jovis exprimitur flamma, micantque poli!

[lones,

matical paper, entitled “On a new method Par. Aut ubi concurrunt unà duo cum nebula

in analysis ;” and to Dr. Andrews, of Mox scelus exprimitur turpe, vigentque Belfast, for a paper “On the thermal doli.

changes of basic substitutions.” The gold Gn. Vosne intelligitis ? Rectè tunc,ære soluto, Spectantum ut circa turba parata sedet,

Copley medal was awarded to Professor Sto coram, fixoque oculo patientis in ore,

Matteucci, of Pisa, for his researches in Passibus alternis doque adimoque manum: animal electricity. The Duke of Hamil. Hinc fit ut, e nostro qui missus corpore manet

ton was elected a trustee of the Soane Humor, in alterius transeat. Par. Ah! teneo,

(illac,

Museum on the part of the society. The Rimarum plena est, nunc hâc nunc perfluit following were elected as the officers and

Quæ pueri fixo tenditur ore manus ! council of the society for the ensuing year, Gn. Non ita, sed tanquam lassus vigilare videtur;

(genæ;

those in italics being the new members :-Fixis stant nervis membra, rigentque President: The Marquess of NorthQuæ modo flectuntur motumque sequuntur ampton. Treasurer : Sir J. W. Lubbock, agentis,

Bart. Secretaries : Dr. Roget; S. H. Ceu vento inclinat flos utrobique caput: Pungis acu, sentitque nihil ; das vulnera Christie, esq. Foreign Secretary: J. F. pugno,

Daniell, esq.

Other Members of the Immotâ colaphos sustinet aure datos: Council : Dr. Bostock; W. Bowman, esq.; Et queis sufficerent validi vix Herculis artus, Cruribus, extensis pondera vasta gerit.

I. K. Brunel, esq.; Dr. Buckland; Sir Par. Vulnera non sentit ? Quam vellet, prælia

W. Burnet ; G. Dollond, esq.; The Dean campo

of Ely; T. Graham, esq. ; R. I. MurDum gerit, affectus hos subiisse Thraso. Gn. Grandior interdum se res obtrudit, et

chison, esq. ; R. Owen, esq. ; Sir J. C. ultrà

Ross, Capt. R.N.; Dr. Royle ; Dr. Humanum erumpit vivida vis animi. Sharpey; J. Taylor, esq.; Rev. R. En! cæsis oculis clarè videt omnia! quicquid Walker; Lord Wrottesley.

Aut procul aut coram, pone superve jacet. Includas aliquid saxo, clausumve libellum Tendas; rem, vocem, literulamve leget:

BOTANICAL SOCIETY. Ligneus haud paries, neque murus aheneus Nov. 29. The eighth anniversary of obstat,

this society took place, J. E. Gray, esq. Quin acies animi prorsus acuta ruat : Atque alia. Par.

F.R.S. President, in the chair. From the Oh monstrum! num quemvis quilibet actor [minime ! Report of the Council, it appeared that Hac ratione potest afficere? Gn. Ah !

17 members had been elected since the last Multa opus est-primum sit convenientia

anniversary, and that the society now conquædam

Mutua corporibus congruitasque animi. sisted of 173 persons. The report of the Par. Conveniunt? credo, nempe ut, qui cre- Herbarium Committee stated that the dulus adsit,

Herbarium had been much increased by Inducant fictis decipiantque dolis. Gn. Corporis humani multum valet ipsa habi- donations, and many valuable plants had tudo,

been distributed; and that equally rare Conditio, affectus, temperiesque valent:

ones had been received, and would be dis. Spectantique fide est opus. Par. Huil qui

tributed early in the ensuing year. On quærere verum Instituit, prius hunc yisne adhibere fidem? a ballot for the Council for the ensuing

ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE.

CIVIL ENGINEERS.

year, the Chairman was re-elected Pre- trative of numerous papers read at the sident, and he nominated E. Doubleday, meetings. esq. F.L.S. and Dr. Bossey, Vice-Presi. dents. Mr. J. Reynolds, Mr. G. E. Dennes, F.L.S. and Mr. T. Sansom, A.L.S. The session of this society for 1844were respectively re-elected Treasurer, 45 commenced on the 14th Nov. The Secretary, and Librarian.

first reading consisted of a further illustration of the Greek inscription on the

stele of Xanthus, a copy of which, taken The council of the institution of Civil by the eye, together with the Lycian inEngineers have awarded the Telford scription on the same stele, was published medals and Walker premiums for 1844, in the last volume of the Society's Transthe former to the first eleven :

actions. Colonel Leake, a letter from To W. Fairbairn, for his paper on the whom accompanied the plate, has subseproperties of the iron ores of Samakoff quently had an opportunity of examining (Turkey), &c. ;-to J. Murray, for his a cast of its surface, brought home by Mr. description and drawings of the removal Fellows, the result of which has been of the lighthouse on the north pier at various corrections in the reading of the Sunderland; - to J. Bremner, for his epigram as formerly proposed. These papers on Pulteney Town harbour, Sarclet corrections he submitted on the present harbour, a new piling engine, and an ap- occasion to the society in the form of a paratus for floating large stones for har. new version ; but which, although ditferbour-works ;-to A. Murray, for his paper ing from the former in several of the on the construction and proper propor- words and expressions, does not materially tions of steam boilers ;-to A. A. Croll, alter the sense of the epigram, or invalifor his paper on the purification of coal- date the general inferences deducible from gass, &c. ;-to J. Braidwood, for his paper this monument, as stated by him on the and drawings descriptive of the means of former occasion. The date of the monurendering large supplies of water available ment appears, from the orthography and in cases of fire, &c. ;-to J. Samuda, for the form of the letters, to be of the first his account of the atmospheric railway ;- half of the 4th century before the Christo C. H. Gregory, for his paper on railway tian era. Asiatic Greek inscriptions of cuttings and embankments ;-to Captain that early date are extremely rare, and W. S. Moorsom, for his description and the present document is the more intedrawings of the Avon bridge at Tewkes- resting as there can be little doubt that bury;~to T. Grissell, for his description the actions of the same son of Harpagus, and model of the scaffolding used in erect- recorded in the Greek epigram, formed ing the Nelson Column ;-to C. Manby, the subject of the Lycian inscriptions, secretary, for the translation and arrange between two portions of which the Greek ment of the History of the Canal and epigram occurs, and consequently that Sluices of Katwyk, and the description of the Greek furnishes a key, though it is the works of the Amsterdam and Rotter- feared an insufficient one, to the decydam Railway, by the Chev. Conrad. phering of the Lycian. The presumed

The Walker premium to the eight fol- date of the stele of Xanthus affords strong lowing :-To the Chev. Conrad, for his reason for believing that the greater part description and drawings of the works of of the monuments inscribed with Lycian the Amsterdam and Rotterdam Railway; characters, and found in various parts of -to J. Leslie, for his description and Lycia, are of the 5th and 4th centuries drawings of the iron lock-gates of the The style of the sculptures found Montrose docks ;-to J. G. Thompson, on many of them strongly confirms this for his description and drawing of the supposition. It was in those ages that landslip in the Ashley cutting, Great Lycia chiefly flourished, under the dele. Western Railway ;-to J. Timperley, for gated authority of the Greek king, but his account of the building of the Welling- enjoying those municipal and federal ton Bridge, Leeds ;-to G. W. Hemans, institutions for which Lycia was renowned for his description and drawing of a as late as the reign of Augustus. wrought-iron lattice bridge on the Dublin A second reading followed, comprising and Drogheda Railway ;-to W. Evill, the life of Walter Mapes, by Mr. Wright, jun. for his description and drawings of written for the second volume of the So. the London terminus of the Eastern ciety's “ Biographia Britannica,” now in Counties' Railway ;-to A. J. Dodson, for his description and drawings of the By the death of Mrs. Richards, widow hydraulic traversing frame used on the of the Rev. Dr. Richards, of St. Martin's, Great Western Railway; to J. Forrest, a legacy of 50001., left by her late husjun. for his drawings and diagrams illus- band, falls to the Royal Society of Litera.

B. C.

the press.

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