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PRIZE SUBJECTS. The Vice-Chancellor has issued the following notice in the University :
I. The Most Noble Marquess Camden, Chancellor, being pleased to give annually a third gold medal for the encouragement of English Poetry, to such resident Undergraduate as shall compose the best Ode, or the best Poem in heroic verse : The subject for the present year is,
The Empire of the Sea. N.B. These exercises are to be sent in to the Vice-Chancellor on or before March 31, 1836, and are not to exceed 200 lines in length.
II. The Representatives in Parliament for thos Vuiversity being pleased to give annually, (1) Two Prizes, of fi'teen guineas each,
for the eucouragement of Latin Prose Composition, to be open to all Bachelors of Arts, without distinction of years, who are not of sufficient standing to take the
Degree of Master of Arts; aud (2) Two other Prizes, of fifteen guineas
each, to be open to all Uuder. graduates who shall have resided not less than seven terms, at the time when the exercises are to
be sent in : The subjects for the present year are, (1) For the Bachelors, Extincta servitute apud Insulas Occi
dentales, quænam commoda vel in.
commoda possint erinde oriri ? (2) Por the Undergraduates, In Republicà bene constituia sunt
hereditario jure Nobiles. N.B. The exercises are to be sent in, on or before April 30, 1836.
III. Sir William Browne having bequeathed three gold medals, value, five guineas each, to such resident Undergraduates as shall compose (1) The best Greek Ode in imitation of
Sappho; (2) The best Latin Ode in imitation of
The best Greek Epigram after the (3)
model of the Anthologia, and The best Latin Epigram after the
model of Martial : The subjects for the present year are, (1) For the Greek Ode,
Creta. (2) For the Latin Ode,
Varsovia. (3) For the Epigrams,
- N. B. The exercises are to be sent in, on or before April 30, 1836. The Greek Ode is not to exceed twenty-five, and the Latin Ode, thirty stanzas,
The Greek Ode may be accompanied by a literal Latin prose version.
IV. The Porson Prize is the interest of 40001. stock, to be annually employed in the purchase of one or more Greek books, to be given to such resident Undergraduate as shall make the best translation of a proposed passage in Shakspeare, Ben Jonson, Massinger, or Beaumont and Fletcher, into Greek verse.
The subject for the present year is,
Shakspeare, “ King Richard II.” Act iia Scene 1. BeginningGAUNT. Methinks I am a Prophet neu
inspired,” &c. &c. And ending “ How happy then were my ensuing
death." N. B.-The metre to be Tragicum lambicum Trimetrum acatalecticum. These exercises are to be accentuated, and accompanied by a literal Latin prose version, and are to be sent in, on or before April 30, 1836.
N. B.-All the above exercises are to be sent in to the Vice-Chancellor privately: each is to have some motto prefixed, and to be accompanied by a paper sealed up, with the same motto on the outside ; which paper is to enclose another, folded up, having the candidate's name and college written within. The papers containing the names of those candidates who may not succeed will be destroyed unopened. Any candidate is ac liberty to send in his exercise printed or lithographed. No prize will be given to any candidate who has not, at the time for sending in the exercises, resided one term at the least.
Sealonian Prize Poem. The subject of the poem for the present year is,
T'he Conversion of Constantine the
At a congregation on Wednesday, Dec. 2, the following degrees were conferred :
HONORARY MASTER OF ARTS. Viscount Melgund, Trinity College.
MASTERS OF ARTS. Henry Clutterbuck, St. Peter's College. John Bury Bourne, Caius College. Joseph Green, Corpus Christi College.
BACHELORS IN CIVIL LAW. Edward Borton, Trinity Hall. Nelson Matcham, Trinity Hall.
At the same congregation the following graces passed the Senate :
To appoint the Vice-Chancellor, the Hon. and Rev, the Master of Magdalene, the Provost of King's, the Master of Jesus College, the Master of Christ's College, the Master of Downing College, Dr. Haviland, Professor Sedgwick, Mr. Tatham, Mr. Lodge, Mr. Heath, Mr. Peacock, Mr. Whewell, Mr. Willis, Mr. Worsley, Mr. Lodington, Mr. Fennell, Mr. Philpott, Mr. Birkett, Mr. Calthrop, Mr. Potter, Mr. Heaviside, Mr. Merivale, and Mr. Hopkins, a Syndicate to confer with Mr. Basevi upon the alterations which it may be expedient to make in his design for the Fitzwilliam Museum,-to determine upon the character of the materials which shall be einployed in its construction,—to ascertain, as far as may be practicable, the position and nature of the additions to it which may be hereafter made,-to take the necessary steps for the temporary enclosure of the site,--and to report thereupon to the Senate before the division of the next Terny.
To allow Mr. Baker, tenant of the Universily farin at Barfon, the same dednction (viz. 10 per cent.) from his rent for the year ending at Michaelmas, 1834, which was granied to him by grace for the year to Michaelmas, 1833.
To appoint the Master of Trinity a Member of the Syndicate for visiting the Observatory till November, 1836.
To appoint the Vice-Chancellor, the Master of Jesus College, the Master of Christ's College, Dr. Haviland, Dr. Clark, and Professor Henslow, a Syndicate to consider and report to the Senate upon the expediency of entering into a negotiation for the purchase of the Museum and Anatomical Preparations of Dr. Macartney, the Professor of Anatomy in Dublin.
To authorize a grant of 1001. from the University chest, in aid of the distressed Clergy in Ireland.
A grace al o passed the Senate confirming the following report of the Syndicate appvinted "to consult respecting the Old Printing House and adjoining premises," in which they state,
“That, having taken all circumstances into consideration, more especially the great difficulties they have rail to encounter in consequence of a clause inserted in the conveyance of the property from Queen's College to the University, (which clause prevents the property from being sold for the purpose of building,) they have now agreed to recommend to the Senate, that the property be re-sold to Queen's College for the sum of 35001., the College
covenanting to pay the land-tax, on which terms that Society are willing to re-purchase the estate."
At the same congregation the following Reports were confirmed :
REPORT (A.)-The Syndicate appointed
to consider and report to the Senate, upon the best measures to be adopted for carrying into effect the wishes of the Universiry, with regard to the Additions to the LIBRARY, &c.," beg leave to report as follows:
That the sum of 20,8951, has been subscribed for building a new Library, and for accomplishing the other important objects contemplated in the purchase of the Old Court of King's College.
That it appears to the Syndicate to be the duty of the University to second, by all the resources at its command, the great and generous efforts which have been made by public bodies, by individual members, and by friends, in furtherance of objects of the utmost importance to its welfare.
That they therefore recommend the appointment of a Special Syndicate for making inquiries with regard to any funds at present in the possession of the University which may be available for the abovementioned purposes, and also with a view to any other pecuniary resources which may be hereafter employed in the prosecution of this undertaking.
They further beg leave to state, That the amount of the present subscriptions, and the prospect of future contributiors, will, in their opinion, fully warrant the University in taking immediate steps for the commencement of this work, on a scale commensurate with the just expectations of the contributors and members of the University at large.
Report (B.)-The Syndicate recommend,
That the ground for the erection of the Buildings proposed be cleared, and the old materials disposed of without delay; and further recommend that Mr. Elliot Smith be directed to take immediate steps for the sale and removal of those materials, and for the temporary enclosure of the ground.
The Syndicate, however, considering it probable that the University, or some public body connected with the University, may be disposed to re-erect or restore on some other site, the Old Gateway of King's College, (as a venerable and beautiful specimen of architecture) recommend that it should for the present be left undisturbed.
They also recommend, That until proper accommodation shall have been provided for the Registrary and the Records, that part of the Old Court of King's College
in which the Registrary's Office is now The sum to be expended in the first placed be left standing.
instance is not to exceed 25,0001. REPORT (C.)-The Syndicate recom- The designs to be sent to the Vicemend,
Chancellor, on or before the 18th day of That the four architects formerly ap- February, 1836; and the selection of plied to for designs for a new Library, one of the four architects to be made on Museums, and Lecture Rooms, be in- the 18th of March, on the principle formed that the project of erecting such adopted in the selection of the design for buildings has been resumed, and that they the Fitzwilliam Museum, viz. be invited again to send in designs, " That each Member of the Senate de. modified or amended, in reference to the liver to the Vice-Chancellor a vote in favour following instructions:
of that particular design which he prefers. The entire building, for which designs “That two hours, viz. from 12 till 2, are required, is intended to contain be allowed for receiving such votes. Schools of Divinity, Arts, Law, and “ That the Vice-Chancellor, Proctors, Physic, to be placed, if possible, en suite, and Scrutators, examine the votes reand to serve as Lecture Rooms for those ceived, and if there shall be an actual professors who have no apparatus to ex. majority of the whole number of votes in hibit:-a Registry's Office and Record favour of some one design, then such Room, each of inoderate dimensions, with design shall be deemed to be selected easy access from the Senate House :- to the exclusion of the rest, for the purMuseums of Geology, Mineralogy, Bota- pose of being subsequently referred to ny, &c, the first of considerable size ; the consideration of a Syndicate ; but if with such accommodation connected with there shall not be an actual majority in them as the circumstances of the site will favour of any one design, then the deconveniently allow :-two or three Lec- sign in favour of which the smallest ture Rooms for the Scientific Professors, number of votes has been given shall be connected as much as possible with their deemed to be finally excluded. Museums, the one appropriated to the " That the same process be, if necesPlumian Professor, to be so placed as to sary, repeated successively with the readmit of the introduction of the sun's maining designs, until all shall have light for optical experiments :-a Room been excluded except one, which shalt for the apparatus of the Plumian Pro- be deemed to be selected for the purpose fessor :-a Room for the Vice-Chancellor of being referred for further consideration for holding Syndicates or other uses: and
to a Syndicate, who shall report whether also apartments for the residence of a such design be in conformity with the porter or keeper, in the basement story instructions; and that for the purpose of or elsewhere.
preventing delay, such Syndicate be ap. The whole of the second floor to be ap- pointed at some congregation on or bepropriated to the Library, which will be fore the 24th of March," required to accommodate not less than The architect whose design shall be 300,000 volumes ; also a Reading Room, chosen, shall be considered as the archia private room for the Librarian, and tect for the additions of the Library. &c.; separate rooms for manuscripts and books but it will be competent for the University of great price and rarity.
to make any alterations which they may The part of this building which is re- think expedient in the character and quired to be executed immediately, is to details of that design. be confined to the Old Court of King's It is understood that the architects College, and not to interfere materially may make any use of their designs sent with the use of the existing buildings; in on a former occasion which they may immediate accommodation must be af
think proper. forded for the Geological and Mineralogical Collections, with one or more Lec- There will be Congregations on the ture Rooms connected with them; the following days of the ensuing Lent Term: largest lecture room will not be required Saturday . . Jan. 23, (A, B. Commenceto hold more than 200 persons: the part ment) at 10. of the New Library to be built must be Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 10. sufficient to hold all the books in the Wednesday, 17, at 11. (Ash Wed.) present Library, with the probable ad- Wednesday, Mar, 2, at 11. ditions for some years; and proper ac- Friday .. 18, (A.M. Inceptors) cess must be made to it, both from the present buildings and elsewhere.
Friday, 25, (End of Term) at All the fronts to be of stone.
At Hafod Church, Cardiganshire, the At Ash, in the county of Kent, the Rev. Rev. Thomas Thomas, Vicar of Llanbeblig Richard Salwey, Rector of Fawkham, to and Carnarvon, to Harriet, daughter of Mary, youngest daughter of Multon Lam- Mr. Taylor, of the Devil's Bridge. bard, Esq. of Sevenoaks.
Rev. George Rivers Hunter, Rector of At Pitminster, the Rev. Thos. Thelluson Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset, to Mary Sarah, Carter, Vicar of Burnham, Bucks., to Mary youngest daughter of the late LieutenantAnne, second daughter of J. Gould, Esq. General Avarne. of Amberd House, near Taunton.
At Dover, the Rev. D. Schreyvogel, of At St. George's, Hanover-square, the Trichinopoly, to Ann, daughter of Clark Rev. Lawrence Park Welland, M.A. Rec- Howland, Esq. late of Wareborne, Kent. tor of Talaton, Devonshire, to Caroline, In Edinburgh, the Rev. Wm. Murray, daughter of G. Stone, Esq. of Chislehurst, of Colchester, 1o Frances, daughter of the Kent.
late W. F. Hunter Arrundell, Esq. of The Rev. Edmund Grange, to Frances, Barjarg. daughter of the late R. Waddell, Esq. of Rev. William Atthill, jun. of Brandiston Islandderry, county Down, Ireland.
Hall, Norfolk, to Sarah, daughter of Guy At St. Mary's Church, Cheltenham, the Lloyd, Esq. of Croghan House, RoscomRev. Edward Freeman, M.A., Vicar of Felton, Herefordshire, to Margery, daugh- The Rev. John Williams, of Broseley, ter of the late Edward Alanson, Esq. of Salop, Anna Jane, second daughter of Wavertree, Lancashire.
the late William Parry, Esq. of Arkstone At Gamston, near East Retford, the Rev. Court, Herefordshire. Christopher Milnes, B.D. Recior of Scamp- The Rev. Charles Turner, second son of ton and Hayesthorpe, Lincolnshire, to Charles Turner, Esq. of Hanwell Park, Catharine, daughter of the late H. Swan, Middlesex, to Katherine, youngest daughEsq. of Lincoln.
ter of the late Rev. James Carter Greta, At Manby, the Rev. W. Bagshaw Har. of North Grimston, Yorkshire. rison, Rector of Gayton, Lincoln, to Su- The Rev. Thomas Browne, of Christ's sannah Charlotte, eldest daughter of W. Hospital, to Mary, eldest daughter of the Teale Welfiu, Esq. of Manby Hall, Lin- late John Webb, Esq. of Lee Hall, Stafcoln.
fordshire. At Hints, in the county of Stafford, the At Middleton, Suffolk, the Rev. Daniel Rev. Augustus Short, M.A., to Millecent Packard, B.A. of Caius College, to Sarah, Clara, second daughter of the late John eldest daughter of Mr. Joseph Devereux, Phillips, Esq. of Culham House, in the of Beccles, Middlesex. same county
At Southwell, the Rev. Frederick EdThe Rev. George Woodcock, Rector of ward Gretton, M.A., youngest son of the Caythorpe, Lincolnshire, to Mary, widow late Dean of Hereford, to Anna Griselda, of the late Joseph Eden, Esq. of Poulshoto eldest daughter of the Rev. W. Claye, oi Lodge, near Devizes.
Westhorpe, Notts. The Rev.T. Lindsay, Rector of Tamlaght, By the Rev. John Stokes, Vicar of CobArmagh, and Chaplain to the Marquis of ham, Kent, the Hon. John Duncan Bligh, Orinonde, to Harriet, eldest daughter of B.C.L. Fellow of All Souls' College, Oxthe Bishop of Derry.
ford, to Elizabeth Mary, only daughter of The Rev. E. Lewis, of Newcastle Emlyn, Thomas Gisborne, Esq. M. P. for North Carmarthenshire, to Harriet, daughter of Derbyshire. J. Ibbotson, Esq. of Ealing.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. We hope the patience of our numerous applicants will not be exhausted in waiting for our Psalmody. The task we have undertaken is an arduous one: and if our friends reap as much pleasure from the perusal, as we have had labour in bringing the work to what we think ought to be, as far as present materials will allow, a Psalm and Hymn Book for the Church, we promise them an abundant harvest. The close revision under which every sheet passes, by some ten or twelve clergymen and laymen in different parts of the kingdom, necessarily occupies much time; but the very forward state of the work warrants us in hoping that we shall not be long before we come to the end of our Jabours, of which due notice shall be given by advertisement. It is our intention to make some remarks upon psalms and hymns in our number for February, and to explain the principles upon which our own volume has been formed, and also to shew the unity of the subjects for every Sunday in the year, and the connexion between the Sundays themselves, by a general analysis of the appointed services.
Our unknown friend will see that we have done as much as our Miscellany would allow to meet his wishes.
" Jonathan Swift, deceased,” will perhaps be satisfied with what we have given in our present number upon Popery, without our publishing his address to the " good people of Ireland.”
“Swift," and Pierce Ploughman," are under consideration.
REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
Art. 1.—Psalms and Hymns, adapted to the Services of the Church of
England. By the EDITOR OF THE “ CHRISTIAN REMEMBRANCER." London: Wix. 1836. 8vo. 18mo. 24mo.
Music, the natural expression of feeling, has always been regarded as the chief help to devotion. The Jewish and the Christian churches have, in all ages, made it a prominent part of religious service; it is approved by the practice of inspired prophets and apostles; and a hymn was the last act of worship in which our Lord joined with his disciples.
Nor, when we consider how admirably it is in all respects adapted to our nature, can we wonder at this universal feeling. Poetry combines the reason which appeals to the judgment, with all the associations which excite and engage the affections; and expresses it in that measured flow of language which is so pleasing to the ear; and when the influence of music is added, none can be insensible to its power. It is the chief delight of the child and of the savage, and the highest intellectual enjoyment of cultivated minds. And if thus powerful when employed upon objects and interests which exclusively relate to this life, what should be its effect when its subjects are of infinite dignity and importance—the perfections of God; our relations to him as our Father, Redeemer, and Judge; the principles which hallow our present duties; and the hope of a glorious immortality.
We are not left to conjecture how this solemn and affecting part of divine worship should be conducted. In the Psalms of David we have the most perfect models, and the richest materials. They abound with the noblest strains of adoration, and the most just and affecting views of the condition and duties of man. Whatever may be the subject of our praise, here are strains worthy of the theme. Whatever may be our wants, here is instruction and warning, encouragement and comfort.
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