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extensive charities, unwearied zeal, and truly christian deportment, endeared himself to all ranks and conditions, and his departure has caused a general feeling of regret. The plate was of beautiful workmanship, and in the centre was engraved the following inscription:-“ To the Rev. Thomas Riddell
, A.M., Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, from several of the inhabitants of the chapelry of Barnard Castle, Durham, in testimony of their grateful sense of the ability and zeal with which he discharged his ministerial duties during his residence of four years amongst them. Nov. 1837."
DR. HALE.-Several of the pupils of Dr. Hale, late of Bath, being desirous of presenting him with some testimony of their esteem, commenced a subscription for that purpose a short time before the long vacation, and a considerable sum was soon collected. A silver vase, of very beautiful workmanship, valued at 120 guineas, has since been manufactured by Mr. Wilkinson, silversmith, of Piccadilly. The following is a copy of the inscription on the vase:
Discipuli haud ita pridem
hocce grati animi testimonio
The Rev. J. JENNINGS.— It may be in the recollection of many of our readers, that when the Rev. Mr. Jennings left his Curacy of Westmeon, in Hampshire, his parishioners presented him with a very elegant silver cup in testimony of the faithful discharge of his clerical duties; and it now gives us pleasure to add the mark of good will and affection just manifested by his present flock, in presenting him with a silver salver, two wine coolers, a tea-pot, and a coffee pot, as an assurance of their respect and regard. The inscription on the salver is as follows:-" To the Rev. John Jennings, A.M., Rector of the parish of St. John the Evangelist, in the city of Westminster, recently preferred to a Prebendal Stall in the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, in the same city; this salver, with two ice vases and other articles of plate, are presented by his parishioners, to testify their grateful sense of his indefatigable zeal in watching over and promoting their best interests. 1837."
This having been read by Mr. Churchwarden Seager, the Rector addressed the meeting in nearly these terms :
" From the day I came to reside in St. John's, my heart's nearest wish has been, that I might gain the esteem, the confidence, and the affection of my parishionersand now, looking upon this truly magnificent present, and regarding the inscription just read, which tells me that it has been purchased not by the gold alone of the rich, but by the pence also of the poor-not only of the abundance of the one, but of the others' want;' my gratification is indeed great; assured as I am that this my wish bas been in no small degree accomplished. May I further say, that I take a great pride in it? for, though aware of the failings and imperfections of my best services, yet my conscience does not bear witness against me that I ever compromised the truth-ever shunned to declare, to the best of my knowledge, the whole counsel of God; or sacrificed in any degree the doctrine or discipline of the Church, of which I have the privilege and honour to be a minister.
" It has been my constant endeavour to unite with the firm adherence to the principles of that Church, a christian courtesy to those who are not of her communion-a charity in judging of the motives of others, and a feeling of good-will towards all men.
"I do hope, and, by God's help, I am resolved to press onward in the course which this public mark of your approbation assures me to be in conformity with the sentiments of my people. Henceforward, amidst professional dilliculties and the cares and trials of private life, this testimonial, by constantly reminding me of their sympathy, and conveying a cheering proof that the esteem and affection which I bear to my congregation is returned, will not only support and comfort me; but will also animate me to fresh exertion and more determined perseverance. And still further, when my pastoral labours among you shall have ceased, my ministry on earth closed, and I gathered to my fathers, it will (and I, at this moment, delight in the thought,) go down to my child, at once a signal proof of the liberal spirit and grateful feeling of my flock towards their shepherd, and an encouragement to him in the path of duty.
• Allow me just to add, that my satisfaction on this occasion is in no small degree increased by the circumstance of this your gift being presented by the gentlemen whom I see around me; and particularly by their having selected to express their sentiments, one who, immediately on his elevation to the high and honourable office he now holds of Sheriff of London and Middlesex, did me the honour to confer the only appointment which he had to bestow, and that I was qualified to take.
“I beg the committee to accept my cordial thanks, and to convey to the subscribers generally my grateful sense of their kindness, praying that the blessing of peace may now and ever rest upon them."
The Late Rev. ISAAC SAUNDERS.--Our readers will probably remember the notice which appeared in our Miscellany of the sudden removal of this zealous minister of God, while preaching in the parish church of Blackfriars, on the 1st of January, 1836. The parishioners and other friends of Mr. Saunders, immediately after his decease, raised a handsome subscription, of between 3001. and 4001. for tlie erection of a monument to the memory of one who had for thirty years and upwards faithfully preached the Gospel, and diligently and unremittingly attended to the spiritual and temporal wants of the people committed to his charge.
This monument, designed and sculptured by Sámuel Manning, Esq. of Newmanstreet, Oxford-street, London, successor to the celebrated Bacon, has just been erected in the church of the united parishes of St. Andrew by the Wardrobe and St. Ann Blackfriars, in that city, by the side of the memorial of the late Mr. Romaine ; and the sculptor, we think, is worthy of much praise for the chaste and touching manner in which he has recorded the extraordinary and instructive circumstances of Mr. Saunders's death ; such an event called for a sentiment appropriate and expressive.
The beloved pastor is therefore supposed to be suddenly translated by angels, and about to receive an immortal crown, which appears on the glory above. The open Bible, resting on the cushion, and grouped with other christian cmblems, displays the last significant text uttered by the lips of the deceased pastor,—"Ye are complete in Him." (Col. ii. 10.) The inscription runs as follows:
ISAAC SAUNDERS, M.A.
Died January the 1st, 1836, aged 54 years.
Afternoon Lecturer, 1806; and Rector, 1816. In all which offices, receiving mercy of the Lord to be faithful, as a Preacher he shunned not to declare all the counsel of God; as a Pastor, he watched for souls as one that must give account; as a Christian, he showed himself a pattern of good works; till, after having made full proof of his ministry during a space of thirty years, and while in the act of preaching in this Church, the words of his text inscribed above being still on his lips, his spirit was translated from these carthly courts to worship with the saints in light, and dwell for ever with the Lord. His mortal remains, interred in the chancel vault, await the day of their redemption, when they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. This monument is raised by the inhabitants of these united parishes and many mourning friends, to the glory and the praise of God.
The monument is surmounted by an excellent bust of Mr. Saunders, and the whole work reflects great credit on Mr. Manning.
CONVOCATION.–At a meeting of the Clergy of the Archdeaconry of Exeter, a respectful but firm address was agreed upon to be presented to his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury. The substance of it was for restoration of Convocation,
and deprecating the substitution of “any powers whatever, to be exercised by a mixed body of Laity and Clergy, of whom, moreover, the majority are Laymen, and all but three nominated by the Crown."
Diocese of DURHAM.-Dr. Maltby, Bishop of Durham, has subjoined to his published Charge to his Clergy a list of books, as it is absolutely necessary that candidates for orders should be possessed of the information which may be gained from works similar to the following :-"For Deacons' orders-Paley's Natural Theology ; Leland on the, Advantage and Necessity of the Christian Revelation ; Paley's Evidences; the Four Gospels, Acts, Epistles to Romans, Timothy, and Titus, in Bloomfield's or Valpy's edition of the Greek Testament, with Parkhurst's Lexicon by Rose; Elsley's Annotations on the Gospels, with Introduction ; Clark's Paraphrase on the Gospels, and Burnet or Hey on the Articles. It is scarcely necessary to observe that the contents of the Old Testament must have been carefully read and digested, with works illustrating the chronology of sacred history and the geography of the Holy Land. To the foregoing books, or books of the same character, candidates for Priests' orders should add the rest of the Greek Testament, with Slade's Annotations on the Epistles; and Whitby's or Macknight's Paraphrase ; Butler's Analogy; Paley's Horæ Paulinæ ; and Hammond on the Psalms and on the New Testament will be found very instructive. Candidates for holy orders cannot have any need to be reminded that by the 34th canon they are expected to be able to yield an account of their faith in Latin.'"
Bishop of MADRAS.— The new Bishop of Madras, the brother-in-law of Sir John Ilobhouse, is prevented from proceeding to India for the present by the indisposition of Mrs. Spencer.
WINCHESTER College.-The annual examination at Winchester College, for Sir
William Heathcote's prize, terminated on Tuesday last. The prize was adjudged to Sydney George Selwyn, Scholar ; and the Examiners named Frederick Fanshawe and John Morison Myers, Commoners, as having acquitted themselves with great credit.
King's COLLEGE, LONDON.-Dr. Warneford, of Moreton, has liberally presented the sum of 1,0001. for the establishment of Medical Prizes in this institution.
St. Paul's School.—The Rev. J. Sleath, D. D. of Wadliam College, Head Master of St. Paul's School, has resigned that situation.
The Rev. Herbert Kynaston, M.A. Student of Christ Church, is a candidate for the High Mastership of St. Paul's School, vacant by the resignation of Dr. Sleath. Mr. Kynaston was in the First Class of Literæ Humaniores in the Easter Examinations, 1831.
The University of London.--We understand that a very stormy discussion lately took place, in the Senate of the University of London, as to whether candidates for degrees in Arts should or should not be made to undergo any examination on the subject of religion. The question was at length decided in the affirmative, leaving Messrs. Warburton and Lubbock, together with their followers, in the minority. By this decision the candidate is to be examined on the Gospels, and some of the eleinentary works on theology. The degree in Arts is made a pre-requisite to that in l'hysic; and it is expected that the University will be ready to commence dubbing about May.
James J. Sylvester, Esq. of St. John's College, Cambridge, who came out in January last as second wrangler, has been unanimously chosen Professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy in the London University College.
TITHE COMMUTATION Act.---The tithe commissioners report to Lord John Russell that the whole number of agreements for the commutation of tithes received up to the 1st of November in this year is 652. Of these agreements 358 have been
confirmed, 16 rejected or objected to, and the remainder were on the first of this month either waiting for the observations of Bishops, or for the reports of assistant. commissioners, or were under the consideration of the board. The total number of notices calling parochial meetings of which this board is cognizant, was on the 1st of this month, 2,707. Only 21 appointments have been received, and three confirmed.
The Pope.—The health of the Pope is in so precarious a state, that two physicians have been summoned express from Bologna to attend his Holiness. There can be no doubt that the Pontiff' is in extreme danger, and still less, that if he dies, the Austrian government will take good care to nominate his successor.
COMMITTAL OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF COLOGNE.-A considerable interest has been excited all over Europe by the arrest of the Archbishop of Cologne, and his committal to Magdeburgh, by an order of his Sovereign the King of Prussia. The circumstances of the case are still but very imperfectly known; but it is certain that the offence of the Archbishop is connected with some Romanist aggression upon the authority of the Government; and the Paris Journals affirm that his practices had caused violent tumults between Protestants and Roman Catholics, and given occasion for extensive bloodshed in the streets of Cologne. A dispute respecting mixed marriage (marriage between Protestants and Roman Catholics) is generally assigned as the original cause of quarrel; but it is well known that the Romanist Clergy of the Prussian provinces on the Rhine have given a loose to their restless ambition, ever since the successful termination of the intrigues of their brethren in Belgium held out the hope that ambition might be gratified. The King of Prussia has therefore, probably, not acted without abundant justification. There is something judicial in the committal of a Romanist incendiary to Magdeburgh: Magdeburgh--the scene of a Romanist massacre so brutal and barbarous, that the hard-hearted anl bigoted Tilly was haunted by it at his death. “ He could not,” he said, “ lift up his soul to prayer; it was weighed down by the blood poured out at Magdeburgh.”
Bishop of Lincoln'S ORDINATION.—The Bishop of Lincoln's next Ordination will be held at Buckden, on Sunday the eleventh of March. Candidates must send their papers to his Lordship before the 28th of January.
COPYRIGHT Act.—The bill to amend the law of copyright is ordered to be brought in by Serjeant Talfourd, Lord Mahon, Sir R. Inglis, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
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