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PROPER INGREDIENTS TO MAKE

A SCEPTIC.

By STEPHEN DUCK.

Haply, fhoui fiareless Vice succeed,
And snatch from Virtue's brow, the meed

She only, ought to wear;
Or worth, like Rodwell's, early fall,
While crouds, that guilty joys entral,

Still breathe the vital air;
His faith unshaken fill remains;
This picasing truth his soul sustains,

6. Tho'not to Virtue giv's, Unbroken blits on earth to kuow, Whate'er the loics here below,

Shall be repaid in Heav'n.”
Hence taught with fervour to disclaim
Each loose defire, each groveling aim,

That vicioustouls enllave;
Endued with faith’s all-piercing eye,
He contemplates eternity,
And triumphs o'er the grave.

APEDALE.

A LITTLE learning, twenty grains of
A fente,
Reserve a double share of ignorance;
Infufe a litrle wit into the scull,
Which never fails to make a mighty fool;
Two drachins of faith, two tons of doubte

ing next,
Let all be with the dregs of reason mixt;
There jarring reeds, when in his nature

fown, He'll centure all things, but approve of

none.

MONTHLY OBITUARY. Feb. 26. T ATELY died, in the 88th year of his age, the Rev. Samuel Alderser,

of Aldersey hall, in Cheshire, and formerly of Trinity hall in this univer. hty, where he proceeded LL. B. in 1738. March 5.7 The Rev. William Jackion, A. M. vicar of Christ church, Hants. He had fpent the preceding evening with a party of friends, and retired to bed apparently in perfect health; but was taken ill about fix o'clock in the morning, and in a few minutes expircd.

Marca 12.7 On Friday fe'night died, after a lingering illness, in the 40th year of his age, the Kev. Joseph Gregory, vicar of St. Martin's and All Saints' in Leicester, and formerly of St. John's collcge; B. A. 1786: M. A. 1789. !

A few days ago diud, after a long illness, the Rev. Mr. Farrer ; by whose death the valuable rectory of Warmington, in the county of Warwick, and in the prefentation of thc Rev. Mr. Harison, rector of Bugbrooke, in Northamptonshire, is become vacant.

On Friday len'night died, at Boston, the Rey. Edmund Browne, prebendary of York, rcctor of Kiik-Sandall, in the west-riding of that county, and master of the grammarschool at Butterwick, near Boston.

On Sundav last died, after a few hours illness, of a paralytic stroke, aged 41, the Rev. Eduard Smiin, third son of the late Mr. A. Smith, of that city, one of the minor canoas of Winchester cathedral, aud rector of Morested, Hampshire.

March 19.7 On the sth instant died, the Rev. Charles Luscombe, of Bread-Street, London, and formerly of Clare hall, where he proceeded B. A. 1785.

A short time fince died, at Beverley in Yorkshire, after a long and severe illness, the Rev. Luke Hall, formerly of Trinity college; B. A. 1789; M. A. 1795.

On the oth inftant died, at his house at Beverlcy in Yorkshire, the Rev. Barnard Foord, formerly of Trinity college; B. A. 1761; M. A. 1964; LL. D. 1790.

Lately died tuddenly, ai Bath, the Rev. A.P. Newman, of Thornbury Park,

On Wednesdav lait died, at Hawkesbury, in Gloucestershire, in the 97th year of his age, the krv. Potter Cole, A. M. He had been seventy-three years vicar of Hawkcio bury, and paliud his lung life in the constant and uniforin practice of every Christian duty.

CHURCH PREFERMENTS, GRADUATIONS, &c.

OXFORD. Feb. 27.17 THE Reader in Chemistry intends to begin his course of Lectures at the

+ Laboratory, on Thursday next the 4th of March, at seven o'clock in the evening.

Thuriday, in conrocation, Ferry Williams, of Pen Pont, South Wales, Esq. Gen. tleman coinmoner of Chuist church, was admitted to the honorary degree of matter of arts, to which he was prcfented by the Rey. Mr. Carey, M. A. student of the same houte:

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Yesterday, in congregation, the Rev. George Mutter, of St. Edmund Hall, and enry T. Newport, of Trinity college, Bachelors of Arts, were admitted Masters of Firts, The Rev. Thomas Henry Shepherd, Bachelor of Arts, of St. John's college, Cambridge, and now Fellow of Bralenofé college, was incorporated. Meff. Robert Z igby Stillingileet, of St. Edmund Hall; John James Lake, Richard Melhuifh, and

Eugh Maire Pallmore, of Excter college; Peter Oglander, of Oriel college ; Warwick

Den Gurney, Charles Elliott Walkcy, and John Young, of Balliol college, were admitted Bachelors of Arts.

And this day John Henry Alcock, of University college, Esq. will be admitted Ba"Selor of Arts, Grand Compounder.

On Tuesday last Thomas Stone, M. A. of Brafenose college, and the Rev. Thomas Henry Shepherd, B. A. of St. John's college, Cambridge, were elected Fellows of Bralenose college; and on Thursday Thomas Clayton, B. A. was elected fellow of the lame society.

On Saturday last the Rev. 1. B. Moul:ling, B.D. fellow of Trinity college, was insticuted to the rectory of Rothei'field Greys, vacant by the death of the Rev. Mr. Hele.

The Rev. Dr. Hardwicke, rector of Sopworth, (by a commission from the Lord Bishop of Sarum) has instituted the Rúv. John Turner, to the vicarage of Shersion-Magna,

zith the curacy of Aldrington annexed, Wilts, on the pretentation of the dean and chapter of Glocefter.

Dr. Harding, of Salt Hill, is appointed a prebendary in the cathedral church of Sarum, in the room of the Rev. Archdeacon Hand, deceased.---There is another diali vacant, by the death of Dr: Fountayne, dean of York.

The earl of Ilchester has preiünted the Rev. Mr. Griffiths, to the livings of West Grimstead and Plaitford, Wilts.

March 6.7 Tuesday last the Rev. Richard William Hood, Bachelor of Arts, of St. Edmund Hall, was admitted Master of Arts. Meflis. Daniel Wilion, of St. Edmund Hall; Oliver Rouse, of Pembroke College; Thomas Kinder, of Trinity college; Ambrose Goddard, Jeremiah Innys Baker, and Christopher Cookfon, of Chrift Church ; and John Parry, of Jesus College, were admitted Bachelors of Arts.

March 13.] Tuesday last the Rev. William Tournay, Maiter of Arts, of Wadham college, was adınitted Bachelor of Divinity, Mellrs. Henry John Grant, Richard Mence, Richard Powell, and William Bishop, of Christ church, were admitted Bachelors of Arts.

The Rev. Edward Dawkins is presented to a prebendal fall in the cathedral church of Sarum, vacanted by the death of the Rev. Dr. Fountayne, dean of York.

The Rev. John Fcaron is inftituted, by the Rev. Mr. Sandiford, commiffary to the Lord Bishop of Glocefter, to the vicarage of Painfivick, in that diocesi, void by the death of John Mosely, Clerk, the last incumbent, and on the presentation of John Gardiner, Nicholas Webb, William Capel, and Thomas Frankis, Esq. patrons thereof.

Mar. 20.] The Rev. J. White, D.D. prebendary of Glocetter, and Archbishop Laud's professor of Arabick in this University, is appointed Regius Profeilor of Hebrciy and Canon of Christ church, in the room of the late Dr. Blayney.

A Dispensation has pafied the Great Seal to enable the Rev. G. Beresford, M.A. Rector of Suxulby, in the county of Leicester, to accept and hold the reétory of Bed-r. worth, in the county of Warwick, to which he is pretented by the Riglat Hon. the Earl of Aylesford..

The Rev. Henry Bond Foivier, A. M. is licensed by the Rev C. Sandiford, commilfary to the Bishop of Gloucester, to the perpetual curacy of Tredington, in that county, on the death of Jofeph Robinson, clerk, and on the nomination of the Bishop.

March 27.] The Rev. Robert Farington, M. A. fellow of Braren Nore college, is inItituted by the Lord Bishop of London, on the presentation of that fociety, to the rectory of St. George, Middlesex, vacant by the death of the Rev. Herbert Mayo, D. D. the late incumbent.

The Rey, John Owen, M. A. Archdeacon of Richmond, formerly of Worcester college, has been collated to the rectory of the united parishes of St. Benedict and St. Perer, Paul's Wharf, in the city of London, by the dean and chapter of St. Paul's.

Last week the Rev. E. Northey, canon of Windfor, was inducted to the vicarage of Nether Stowey, Somertetshire.

CAMBRIDGE. Feb. 26.7 The Rev. Dr. Harding, of Salt-Hill, is presented to a prebendal stall in the cathedral church of Sarum, vacated by the death of the Rev. Archdeacon Hand.

The Rev. George Moore, M. A. is presented to a prebendal til in Canterbury cathédral.

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The Rev. Charles Stead Hope, B. A. late of St. John's college, is presented by the Mayor and Corporation of Derby, to the vicarage of St. Alkmund in that town, vacated by the death of the Rev. Thomas Manlove.

The Rev. Thomas Chambers Wilkinfon, formerly of St. John's college, is inducted to the consolidated rectory of All Saints, and the vicarage of St. Peter's, in Stamford, on the presentation of the most noble the Marquis of Exeter, to which nobleman Mr. Wil. kinson is chaplain.

The Rev. Richard Thomas Gough, M. A. is instituted to the rečtory of Blakeney with Cokethorpe, and Langham Parva, in Norfolk, on the presentation of the Right Hon. Lord Calthorpe.---Also to the rectory of Cley next the Sea, on the presentation af J. W. Thomlinson, Esq.

The Rev. C. Alhfield, M. A.of Slapton, has been instituted by the Bishop of Lincoln, to the vicarage of Stewkley, Bucks, on the presentation of his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury.

March 5.) Mr. Foster Lechmere Coore, of Trinity college, is admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

Mr. Stephen Hawtrey, of King's college, was on Monday last admitted a fellow of that fociety.

The Rev. Thomas Bourdillon, M. A. fellow of Trinity Hall, is presented, by the master and fellows of that fociety, to the vicarage of Fenstanton cum Hilton, in the county of Huntingdon, vacated by the death of the Rey. John Cook.

The Rev. Dr. Knox, master of Tunbridge School, is inducted to the rectory of Ramsden Crays, in Effex, void by the resignation of the Rev. Mr. Chamberlayne.

The Rev. J. F. Mucklestone, prebendary of Litchfield, is instituted to the vicarage of Wyburnbury, in the diocese of Chester, on the presentation of the Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry.

His Majesty's Letters Patent have been passed under the Great Seal of Ireland, for translating the Right Rev. Dr. George de la Poer Beresford, Lord Bishop of the united Bishoprice of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh, to the Bishopric of Kilmore, in the room of the most Rev. and Hon. Dr. Charles Brodrick, promoted to the Archbishopric of Cashel. March 19.] The subject of the poem for Mr. Scaton's prize for the pretent year is,

.: St. Peter's Denial of Christ." The Vice-Chancellor has appointed the following subjects for the bachelors' prizes for the present year:

For the Senior Bachelors, Quonam Causa fint, cur præftantissima in omni Opere ac Scientia Ingenia, iifdem fere Temporibus atque Regionum Finibus contineri foleant ?

For the Middle Bachelors, Civitas optimis fundata Legibus atque Inftitutis, Ope tamen Religionis defiituta, diu permanere more

poteft.

The Rev. George Markham is presented to the deanry of the cathedral church of York, vacated by the death of the Rev. Dr. Fountayne.

The Rev. Samuel Wix, M. A. late of Christ's college, is instituted by the Bishop of London to the rectory of Inworth in Eflex, on the presentation of Thomas Poynder, Esq.

The Rev. Gilbert Beresford, M. A. late of St. John's college, is empowered, by a dispensation, to hold the rectory of Saxulby in Leicestershire, together with the rectory of Bedworth in Warwickshire, to the latter of which he has been lately presented by the Earl of Aylesford.

The Rev. William Hicks, rector of Little Brackstead, Effex, has been preferred to the vicarage of Great Marlow, Bucks, on the presentation of the dean and chapter of the cathedral church of Gloucester.

TO CORRESPONDENTS. W E have to acknowledge the receipt of many communications during the month :

” Some of them will appear as soon as convenient-others are under confideration. Re If we do not, for want of room, fpecify here the different articles which have come to being hand, we trust our reason for not doing it will be our apology.

Some articles, which we promised to infert in this Number, are necessarily deferredo

ERRATUM—In P. 134, L. 38, for yesen read yassi

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" Tanta autem industria.elt, tantumque erigilat in Studio, ut non maximè ingenio, quod in eo fummum eft, gratia habenda videatur.:

Cic. AD BRUTUM. " His powers of genius and invention are confessedly of the first size ; yet he

almost owes less to them, thun to the diligent and fiudious cultivation of his judgment.

LIFE OF BISHOP WARBURTON.

(Continued from Page 115..) THE fruits of his industry, during this interval, appeared in some

pieces, composed by him, for the improvement of his taste and style; and he afterwards printed most of them without his name, to try the opinion of the public. They are such as did him no discredit; on the contrary, they shewed, the vigour of his understanding, and the more than common hopes, which might be entertained of such a writer.

Among those “ blossoms of his youth,” were some notes, communicated to Mr. Theobald, and inserted in his edition of Shakespeare. It was also in this season of early discipline, while his mind was opening to many lia: terary projects, that he conceived an idea which he was long pleased with, of giving a new edition of Velleius Paterculus. He was charmed with the elegance of this writer;, and the high credit in which cmendatory criticisin, of which Paterculus stood so much in need, was held in the beginning of this century ; occasioned by the dazzling reputation of such men as Bentley and Ilare; very naturally seduced a young enterprising scholar into an attempt of this nature. --This design, however, he dropped hy the advice of his friend, Dr. Middleton, who thought it unworthy of his talents and industry ; which, instead of trifling on words; seemed calculated to correct the opinion and manners of the world.

What effect these juvenile effays of his pen had on his reputation, will be seen from the following curious fact. In the year 1726, a dispute arose among the lawyers, about, the judicial powers of the Court of Chancery. It opened with a tract called “ The History of the Chancery, relating to the judicial Power of that Court, and the Rights of the Master," printed without a name, but was written by a Mr. Burrough; and it was thought to be an excellent performance. --So much so, that the author of it was rewarded by the Lord Chancellor King with a masterthip in Chancery. To this work an answer presently appeared, entitled, “ A DifVol. II. Churchm. Mag. April, 1802.

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course of the judicial Authority of the Master of the Rolls.” And it was so well composed as to require an abler hand than the historian to be a match for the discourser. In this exigency, he had recourse to Mr. Warburton, who, from the materials laid before him, produced a volume in 1727, called, “ The Legal Judicature in Chancery stated.”—This work was so manifeftly superior to the history, that such of the profession as were not in the secret, wondered at Mr. Burrough's proficiency in the art of writing; and the Lord Chancellor King as much as any body.

Upon Mr. Warburton's taking priests' orders, Sir Robert Sutton procured for him the small vicarage of Grielley, in Nottinghamshire ; and in 1728 presented him to the rectory of Brand-Broughton, in the diocese of Lincoln. He was also, by the same interest, put upon the king's lift of master of arts, created on his majesty's visit to the university of Cambridge. · Brand-Broughton was a preferment of some value, and from its fituation in the neighhourhood of Newark, pleafed him very much. Here, then, he fixed himself, with his family, and spent the best part of his life; that is, from 1728 to 1746. He pursued his studies, in this retirement, with intense application, and with the enthusiasm that true genius inspires; and the vigour of his parts was such, that his incessant labour neither wearied his spirits nor affected his health.

In this way it was, that he acquired that habit of deep thinking, with that extensive erudition which afterwards astonished the reader in his works; and made himself acquainted with the whole range of polite and elegant learning, in the way of diversion, and in the interval of graver studies.

With that passion for letters which transported Mr. Warburton at this time, the fobriety of his judgment is to be admired. The little taste he had had of fame in early publications did not corrupt his mind, or seduce him into a premature ambition of appearing as an author in form, till he had qualified himself, by a long course of reading and meditation, to fustain that character.

It was not till the year 1736, that he published the first of those works on which his great reputation is raised. --This was, “The ALLIANCE BETWIXT CHURCH AND STATE;" of which the grand defign is to prove, that an ESTABLISHED CHURCH and a free TOLERATION, are made perfectly to agree by the medium of a Test Law. This work made a great impression on the best judges. An eminent writer* has delivered his opis nion of it in these terms :-“ Bishop Warburton, in his Alliance between Church and State, has thewn the general good policy of an establishment, and the necessity of a Test for its security, upon principles which republicans themselves cannot easily deny. His work is one of the first specie mens that are to be found perhaps in any language of scientific reasoning, applied to a political subject.”.

Some, indeed, have taken offence at the idea of an alliance, but without cause ; for the meaning of it is this that our Church Eftablishment is such as in equity it must have been, had the terms of it been settled by mutual agreement between the two parties; which, in other words, is only saying, that those terms are just and reasonable.

'In the close of the first edition of the Alliance, he announced his next and greatest work, The Divine LEGATION OF Moses, which he had Now planned, and in part composed. It had been pretended, by those * Bishop Horsley.

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