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Next, let us hear what is said by the professors on the subjects of their of the education and consequent respective departments. qualifications of our clergy.
“ Must not every friend to the Church
of England most ardently desire, that, in “ In the Church of England there are the universities, distinct and full provision, really scarcely any public provisions for similar to that above named, should be theological education for the ministry. In made for theological education? And each of the universities there are only two could there be a better plan than that of professors of divinity. Their duties are
divinity colleges, where the graduates of confined to delivering, at stated times, a the other colleges could pursue their theofew lectures on divinity to the university logical studies under suitable professors students; but they have not the especial and tutors? What an incalculable effect charge of the candidates for orders, who would such institutions produce in raising are left to study when and where and how the tone of theological and practical they please. Almost immediately on yra- qualifications for the ministry, and in duating, they may apply for orders, with counteracting the superficial and secular no other theological knowledge than what views with which that holy function is was obtained in the general course of re
now too often regarded! A church of such ligious studies in the college of which they wealth and influence as the Church of have been members.
England, has only to say this must be “ In the American Episcopal Church, a done, and it would be done. But, alas! Theological Seminary, under the authority the Charch of England cannot speak nor and controul of the whole church, is estabished, embracing, under six professor. tative acts, as in the American Church,
There is no community of authoriships, à course of theological study of between the bishops, none between them three years, in which, for nine months and the clergy and the laity. No general every year, the students are daily examined convention of the bishops and the repre
sentatives of the clergy and laity, superinlearning, though sometimes exerted in tends and regulates her concerns.
PP. defence of opposite points of classical or 31, 32. theological speculation, are so great an
Lest reader should
any honour to the church to the Bishop of Durham (Dr. Barrington), who, in a long charitably imagine that our life, has munificently applied his patronage lous author's preference for the to the most useful and benevolent pur. ante-Constantine aspect of Chrisposes—to the Bishop of Lichfield and tianity, and his ascription of acipiety and episcopal activity are so gene- dity to the rich ecclesiastical clusrally acknowledged—and especially to the ters of the old church-and-state recently appointed Bishop of Chester episcopal establishments of Eu(Dr. Bloomfield), who, distinguished by the highest classical reputation, promises, rope, covers a latent wish for a in his theological and episcopal career, to
similar vintage of wealth
and hoattain the most elevated station of honour
nearer home, we think it and of usefulness. From these, and from right to insert the following dissome other bishops, especially the excel
claimer. lent, and learned, and active Bishop of Limerick (Dr. Jebb), I received, as far as
“ We want not the wealth, the hoopportunity, offered, the kindest atten- nours, or the establishment of the Church
And I hope I shall be pardoned of England. With the uniou of church for this public acknowledgment of them; and state commenced the great corparticularly as my further object is to re- ruptions of Christianity; And so firmly mark, in reference to the sentiment ex- persuaded am I of the deleterious effects pressed in the discourse, that eminently, of this union, that, if I must choose the most eminently, worthy as those prelates one or the other, I would take the perare of their exalted station, it may be secution of the state rather than her doubted whether, if they had not been of favour, her frowns rather than her smiles, noble birth or alliance, or possessed, from her repulses rather than her embraces. It their connexion as tutors with noble fa- is the eminent privilege of our church, milies, or from other cause, of what is that, evangelical in her doctrines and her called interest, they would have filled the worship, and apostolie in her ministry, high stations which they now adorn. The she stands as the primitive church did, same remark will apply generally to other before the first Christian emperor loaded cases of court patronage. And the evil is, her with the honours that proved more the exclusion sometimes of superior merit, injurious to her than the relentless perin consequence of the want of interest; secution of his imperial predecessors. In and sometimes the advancement of those this enviable land of religious freedom, who have little of any other pretensions our church, in common with every other than the possession of this interest.” pp. religions denomination, asks nothing from 22, 23.
the state, but that which she does not
pp. 35, 36.
fear will ever be denied her-protection, some of our most zealous Episcoequal and impartial protection." pp. 36, 37. palians, lament, as greatly as can We are glad, however, to per. Bishop Hobart himself
, the evils ceive, that hope at least is left us at the bottom of this Pandorean box ecclesiastical concerns from state
which are ever too apt to arise in of evils; for the Right Reverend author considers that
patronage and interference.
But without entering at present " Many of the abuses to which secular interest and views have subjected the upon the defence of those of our Church of England, and many even of institutions which are defensible, or the original defects of her constitu- the extenuation of those evils, the tion, might be, and may we not hope substantial existence of which canwill be, corrected and remedied by the gradual but powerful influence of public not be denied, we shall best study opinion. And it therefore is a bigh act our own improvement by learning of duty and of friendship to that church, useful lessons instead of retorting to direct the public attention to those either charges or arguments. Even abuses and defects." We here finish our extracts. If
if Bishop Hobart is an enemy, as
some of his former friends begin to any of our readers should think we have skimmed over the matters learn from a hostile quarter; and if,
consider him, it is not unlawful to contained in them, in too easy a vein, we can assure them it has
as we sincerely believe, he means been with no cheerful heart. It us well, it is doubly incumbent on would be both folly and insincerity
us to weigh with seriousness the to say that there is not too much grave objections which he urges of substantial truth in many of against our system. No church is Bishop Hobart's friendly charges; too pure in its principles, or too imin intention, however harshly they The Church of England, at least, for friendly we believe them to be, maculate in its practice, to soar be
yond the possibility of improvement. may sound in the ears of those whose reformation he seeks by his will not affect to be elevated to so honest reprehension. At the same
giddy an eminence. Let then our time there are many modifications ultra-high-church and ultra-orthoand counter-statements, which, in dox friends reprobate, if they will
, justice to our own church and
of our Right Reverend castigator ; country, ought to be taken into
but let them not refuse to profit by consideration. We need go
his further, for example, than his
reprehensions, so far at least as sweeping objection to all state pro: false, what is matter of fact and
to inquire what is true and what is vision for a church-establishment what the prejudices of a foreigner (so at least we understand him to mean), to prove that he has at and republican. Surely those who least adopted a hazardous opinion. referred so zealously to Ďr. Hobart's Confining our view to our own opinion respecting the Bible Socountry, we may remark, that not ciety, and certain of our intestine less in the Presbyterian, than in controversies, ought to be the last the Episcopalian division of our
to refuse to listen to him when he island,' has the importance of a
offers his advice respecting other church - establishment been gene
matters which involve the best inrally recognized, and warmly advo- terests of our church and country *. cated. No persons among us, but
• We scarcely know how to account for professed « dissenters upon prin- our author's not having devoted a stinging ciple," deny the general expedi- paragraph to our ecclesiastical pluralities. ency and value of a civil provision
These we believe to be perhaps the most
serious evil with which our church has to for the religious instruction of the
contend. Abolish pluralities, and non-repeople ; though many of all de- sidence as a system) would fall with nominations of Christians, including them. Every parish in which a clergymen
As a man of learning, talent, and daughter, church, he deserves, at diligent observation, aud as a mem- least, that we should deign to peruse ber and prelate of a sister, or rather what he has printed and published
for our benefit, if it be only to shew could be properly maintained would-pos- that his strictures are unfounded, sess the blessing of a resident incumbent; and to wrap around us more tightly and means would from time to time be than before the vesture of our unreadily found, either by the junction of small contiguous parishes or by public or
or spotted dignity. private endowments, to raise the emolu- holders had died off, miss a few hundred ments of the poorer livings to such a sum wealthy pluralists, but we should be equally as might be a suitable provision for a re- rid of as many thousands of half-starved spectable clergyman. We should thus, curates, whose place would be occupied by indeed, in future years, after the present a race of fairly paid resident incumbents.
LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL INTELLIGENCE,
tended two courses of anatomical lecPREPARING for publication :-Memoirs of tures, and two courses of dissections, in the Court of Queen Anne; by a Lady;- any of the recognized schools of anatomy. A work on the same subject; by Mr. But the Court require that the term of Roscoe ;-History of the Reign of Henry attendance on such provincial hospitals VIII. ; by Mr. S. Turner ; – History of shall be of twice the duration of that France ; by Mr. Hawkesworth ;-A Vin- required at hospitals in any of the redication of his History of England; by cognized schools of anatomy. Dr. Lingard ; The Letters, Memoirs, The crown lately issued a commission &c. of General Wolfe ;-Life of Napo- fór inquiring into the system of eduleon; by Sir Walter Scott; in six vo- cation in the universities of Scotland. lumes.
The commission has commenced its in- In the press : – A Memoir of Miss vestigations. F. A. Bell; by the Rev. Johnson Grant, The new London bridge is proceeding M.A. ;-A Translation from the German, with rapidity. The contractors are to of a Work by Sturm, hitherto unknown complete it before March 1830, for the in this country, entitled “Contemplations sum of 468,0001. The middle arch of the on the Sufferings of Jesus Christ; " by bridge will be 150 feet in span, and 37 feet Mr. Johnson ; – Time's Telescope, for rise. The carriage-road over the bridge 1827 ;-A Sequel to the Diversions of is to be thirty-six feet wide, and the Purley: containing an Essay on English footpaths are each to be of the width of Verbs, &c. ; by John Barclay.
nine feet. The centres for the second
arch are nearly finished. An alteration has been made in the re- It is calculated that the joint-stock gulations of the College of Surgeons, by schemes projected during the last two which the monopoly of teaching the art years, amounted in number to two hundred of Surgery is abolished, and attendance and forty-three; that the capital proposed to in large provincial hospitals admitted as be subscribed on them, was 248,000,0001.; a qualification, under certain regulations. and that the amount actually paid was No person under twenty-two years of forty-three millions. age is to be admitted as a member. The From some late experiments on the only schools of anatomy and Surgery adhesion of glue, by Mr. Bevan, it aprecognized by the Court are, London, pears that a force of 715 lbs. was
was required Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aber- to separate two surfaces of dry ash-wood deen ; but the Examiners will receive of one inch in diameter. In two pieces of as testimonials of education certificates soft deal, well glued together, the wood of attendance on provincial hospitals, yields in its substance before the glue.. containing one hundred patients; pro
FRANCE. vided a student shall have previously at- The Baron Silvestre de Sacy lately
read before the Asiatic Society of Paris where it was met with in some granite a brief memoir on the utility of the study rocks. This stone, when placed in the of Arabic poetry, in which, after stating dark, exhibits a phosphoric light, which other advantages, he adds :
increases with the temperature. In boil“I ought not to forget a very useful ing water, M. Becquerel found that it bepurpose to which Arabic poetry can be came so bright that he could distinguish applied; I mean the light which it dif- printed characters close to the transfuses upon another poesy, Divine in its parent vessel which contained it. In source, and sublime as the Heaven from boiling oil, the effect was still further whence it derives its origin, but human augmented; and in boiling mercury, it as far as regards its design, since it is cast a light so brilliant that he could read consecrated to our instruction, to the at the distance of five inches. reformation of our manners, and to the
POLAND. elevation of our souls towards our com- The Emperor Nicholas has decreed mon Author ; since it is intended to in- that the coin of Poland shall bear the spire us with fear of his judgments, effigies of the Emperor Alexander in gratitude for his favours, and confidence future, with this inscription—“ Alexin his paternal goodness ; since, in ander I. Emperor of Russia, restorer of short, it is meant to triumph, by means the kingdom of Poland (1815);" on the of holy and elevated feelings, over the other side, “ Nicholas I. Emperor of all deceitful charms of pleasure, the seduc- the Russias, reigning King of Poland.” tive illusions of pride, and the combined
INDIA. efforts of a wandering mind and a cor- Among the ordnance captured at rupt heart. If the study of the antique Bhurtpore is an iron six-pounder, with Arabic poetry can assist us, as there the following inscription : “ Jacobus Moncan be no doubt it may, in penetrating teith, me fecit Edinburgh, Anno Dom. deeply into the sanctuary of the poesy 1642." of ancient Sion; if, with its aid, we can A suspension bridge has been erected dispel any of the obscurities which im- over the Giri, in the lower range of the pair the effect of the sublime songs of Himalaya mountains, 100 feet in the Isaiah, the eloquent lamentations of Je- clear, and from eighty to 100 feet above remiah, the energetic and terrific pic. the bed of the torrent. Considerable tures of Ezekiel, the bitter groans and difficulty was found in sinking holes in keen expression of the tried innocence the rocky soil for the main standards of Job, and the varied accents, always and piles; but it was overcome by the dignified and always affecting, which engineer, assisted most cordially by the issue from the lyre of David; will it hill chiefs, who are fully sensible of the still be said that we should regret the value of such benefactions bestowed upon efforts expended for the purpose of ac- their country. quiring knowledge from whence such The East-India Company have proresults can be obtained ?"
hibited all persons in their service from At a late meeting of the Philomathic connecting themselves with any newsSociety of Paris, M. Becquerel produced paper, or other periodical journal, in Ina stone possessed of very singular pro- dia, (unless devoted exclusively to literary perties. It was a species of chalk, and and scientific objects,) whether as editor was sent by M. Leman from Siberia, or sharer in the property.
LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.
Letters to a friend, containing the An Inquiry into the Grounds on which Writer's Objections to his former Work : the Prophetic Period of Daniel and St. entitled “ Dialogues on important SubJohn has been supposed to consist of jects;" together with his Reasons for be1260 Years; by the Rev. S. R. Mait- lieving in the proper Deity of the Son of land. 3s.
God; by J. H. Evans, once a Minister Convincing Reasons for a full Belief of the Establishment, &c. 2s. 6d. in Christ, and his Divine Doctrines; by Sermons and Letters of the late Rev. R. Cumberland.
J. Richards, with a Memoir. 7s. Saul, a sacred Drama; altered from The Solicitations of Moab, and other the French of Soumet; by J. Biggs. Poems. 2s.
A Charge delivered to the Clergy of The Institution and Observance of the the Archdeaconry of Derby; by the Rev. Sabbath considered. 12mo. 2s. 6d. S. Butler, D.D., Archdeacon of Derby, Biblical Researches and Travels in
Russia ; including a Tour in the Crimea The Christian and Civic Economy of and the Passage of the Caucasus, &c.; Large Towns; by the Rev. T. Chalby E. Henderson. 8vo. 6s.
mers, D.D. Vol. III. 9s. The Principles of the One Faith. By The Hecuba of Euripides, with EnG. G. Bennis. 12mo. 2s.
glish Notes; by the Rev. J. R. Major. 55. A Summary of Christian Instruction ; Historical Account of the Palace and by the Rev. Wm. Andrew, M.A. 8vo. Is. Chapel Royal of Holyrood House ; with
Engravings; by J. Johnstone. 8vo. 6s. Historical Defence of the Waldenses ; The History of Scotland, from the by J. R. Peyran ; with Introduction and earliest Period, to the Middle of the Ninth Appendixes; by the Rev. T. Sims. I Century; by the Rey. Alexander Low, vol. 8vo. 15s.
A.M. 8vo. 12s. 6d. Memoir of the Life and Writings of Topographical Sketches of North WiltLindley Murray; written by himself; shire; by J. Britton, F.S.A. &c. 8vo. with à Preface and Continuation; by 11. lls. 6d. Elizabeth Frank. 1 vol. 8vo, Is.
The History and Antiquities, &c. of History of the Inquisition of Spain, Ludlow; by T. Wright. 12mo. 4s. 6d. abridged and translated from the original Coin and Currency; by Sir James of D. Llorente, formerly Secretary of the Graham, Bart. M.P. 45. 6d. Inquisition. 155.
NAVAL AND MILITARY BIBLE the Committee adopted more efficient and SOCIETY.
comprehensive measures that had hitherto In their last Report the Committee re. been pursued. The issue of Bibles to the mark, that the efforts of the Society during army alone, had caused an immediate exthe last year will be found to have been pense to the Society of more than 1,8001. blessed with singular success; whether A considerable sum is also wanted to considered with reference to the number obtain a stock of books to meet further of copies of the Scriptures which have expected demands from the came quarter, been distributed, — the number of new independently of the resources necessarily Auxiliaries which have been formed, - required to supply the navy, and to ocor the accession of Naval and Military cupy with effect the vast field of usefulness Officers as subscribers. This result is the opened by the extension of the Society's more gratifying, as an opinion had partially bounty in the maritime department. The prevailed that the Society was about to inquiries made respecting the spiritual close its important labours.
wants of sailors on board merchant ships, The arrangements made for supplying shewed a greater dearth of Bibles than every soldier with a Bible who was ca- had been anticipated. The Committee, pable of reading it, led to an immediate after considering the subject with all demand for 7,000 copies of the Sacred the attention its importance demanded, Volume. This number appeared large, deemed it highly proper to combine their compared with the issues of former years ; endeavours to obtain larger contributions, but no sooner was the demand complied with another object equally essential,with, than fresh applications were re- namely, that of opening channels of comceived; and the Committee have issued, munication with seamen at all the sea-ports through the Chaplain-general to the British and fishing towns. Auxiliary Societies Army, during the past year, the unprece- have been formed at Yarmouth, Blakeney, dented number of 18,000 Bibles; and Ipswich, Colchester, Bath, Bristol, Plythey have reason to believe, that such is mouth (including Devonport and Stone the increasing demand in the army for the house), and at Torbay; besides AssociaScriptures, that nearly an equal number of tions and Local Committees in other parts copies will be called for during the present of the country. At some of these places year.
near the sea-coast, the attraction of this The Society having determined to ex- Society to sailors was strikingly exemtend its care to the spiritual wants of all plified. At Blakeney, where no religious mariners afloat, as well as to the sailors society had ever before been encouraged, and soldiers of the East-India Company, the poor fishermen were eager to obit was obvious that so large a sphere of tain Bibles; and most readily tendered usefulness could not be occupied, unless their subscriptions. The two small towns