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On Friday fe'nnight Mr. Fariner Taylor, of Christ church, was admitted Bachelor of Arts.
Monday last the Rev. Daniel Sandford, Master of Arts, of Christ church, was admitted Bachelor in Divinity, and Mr. George Strode, of Exeter college, was admitted Bachelors of Arts.
: Tuesday last the Rev. Daniel Sandford, Bachelor in Divinity, of Christ church, was admitted Doctor in Divinity.
Wednesday last Mr. Charles Coombe, of Exeter college, was admitted Bachelor of Arts.
Thursday last William Ward Jackfon, of Christ church, Esq. was admitted Bachelor of Arts, Grand Compounder.
April 10.) Friday the Rev. R. S. Skillern, M. A. was elected, by the corporarion, fecond master of Crypt grammar-school, Gloucester.
April 17.1 Tuesday fe'nnight Meflrs. John Augustus Francis Simkinson, of Christ church, and William Beresford, of Worcester college, were admitted Bachelors of Arts. .
Saturday, the last day of Lent term, the Rev. John Cleaver, of Brasenofe college, and Mr. Richard Faber, of Lincoln college, Bachelors of Arts, were admitted Masters of Arts. · The whole number of degrees in Lent term was, one Doctor in Divinity, three Bachelors in Divinity, twenty-fix Maftersof Arts, and forty-three Bachelors of Arts.
Determiners, 142. Matriculations, 50.
The Rev. W. M. Whalley, of Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire, is presented to the living of Waltham Abbey, Ellex. · April24.]. Yesterday Mr. Sangar, B. A, scholar of Trinity college, was elected fellow of Oriel.
The Rev. J. L. Warren is inducted to the vicarage of Wedmore, Somersetshire, upon the prelentation of the Rev. the Dean of Wells.
'The Rev. James Phelps, A. M. is instituted to the rectory of Alderley, and the Revi Henry Bond Fowler, A. M. to the vicarage of Elinstone Hardwick, both in the diocese of Gloucester. The Rev. Matthew Surtees, A. M. rector of North Cerney, succeeds to the prebendal stail in Gloucester cathedral, vacant by the resignation of the Rev. Dr. White.
The following arrangements have lately been made in regard to Ecclefiaftical Preferments : - The Rev. Cha. Moss, M. A. Canon of Wells, is presented to the living of Whitchurch, Canonicorum, Dorset. The Rev. W. Hunt, A. M. Chaplain to the Earl of Guildford, is presented to the living of Castle Cary, Somerset, in the room of the Rev. Charles Moss. The Rev. S. James, A. M. is presented to the living of Alerton, in the room of the Rev. W. Hunt. The Rev. Mr. Phillott, is presented to the living of Wookey.
CAMBRIDGE. April 2.7 Sir Edward Hamilton is admitted as a Nobleman at Emmanuel college.
The Rev. E. Northey, Canon of Windsor, is inducted to the rectory of Nether Stowey in Soinersetshire, on the presentation of the Dean and Chapter of Windsor.
The Rev. Robert Davers, B A. late of Caius college, is instituted to the rectory of Bradfield St. George, with Rushbrooke annexed, in Suffolk, on the presentation of Sir Charles Davers, Bart. and vacated by the death of the Rev. Lawrence Wright.
William Drury Lowe, Esq. has presented the Rev. Nicholas Bayley to the vicarage of Spoondon, in Derbyshire.
The Rev. Thomas Calthorpe Blofield, B. A. is instituted by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln to the vicarage of Bithop's Norton, in that diocele, on the prefentation of the Rev. I Applebee, B. D. prebendary of Lincoln.
The Rev. Wm. Press Srnith, B. A. is instituted to the rectory of Waxham, with Palling next the Sea, in Norfolk, on the prefentation of Sir George Berney Brograve, Bart.
April 9.7 The following Gentlemen were on Friday last admitted Masters of Arts : Mr. Joseph Hall Batten, and Mr. John Brown, fellows of Trinity college ; Mr. Christopher Stannard, of St. John's ; Mr. Thomas Gery Cullum, of Pembroke' hall; Mr. William Cruttenden, and Mr James Leonard Jacksop, of Sidney college, and Mr. Frederick Apthorpe, of Jesus college.
William Ord, Esq. fellow-conimoner of Trinity college, was the same day admitted Bachelor of Arts.
The following Gentlemen, Bachelors of Arts of St. John's college, were on Mon. day last chosen fellows of that fociety: Messrs. Ralph Tatham, Henry Martyn, Morgan Jones, Reginald Bligh, John Foster, and Robert Remmett.'
The Rev. J. Brown, M. A. fellow of Magdalen college, is presented, by his Grace the Duke of Rutland, to the vicarage of likeston, in Derbyshire.
Mr. Mr. White, B. A. of Queen's college, is elected a fellow of that society.
The Rev. Joseph Dixie Churchill, M. A. late of Pembroke hall, is instituted to the rectory of Blickling in Norfolk, on the presentation of the Hon. W. Alheton Harboard and Lady Caroline Hans his wife.
The Right Hon. Lord Lilford, of St. John's college ; the Hon. Mr. Leslie, of St. John's college, fon of the Countefs of Rothes; the Hon. Littleton Powis, and the Hon. Frederick Powis, both of Trinity college, brothers of Lord Lilford, were on Friday last admitted honorary Masters of Arts.
The Rev. John Newling, of Ford, near Shrewsbury, B. D. fellow of St. John's college, is presented, by Sir Richard Hill, to the valuable rectory of Ditchingham, in Norfolk, vacated by the death of the Rev. Mr. Malley, of Chester.
The Rev. John Ramsden, of Doncaster, has been presented, by the Duchy Court of Lancaster, to the valuable rectory of Ackworth, in Yorkshire, vacated by the - death of the Rev. A.P. Newman.
The Rev. ). F. B. Bohun, M. A. is licensed to the perpetual curacy of St. Michael South Elmham, on the nomination of the Rev. Bence Sparrow, of Beccles.
April 23.7 The Rev. Thomas Todd, B. D. one of the senior fellows and tutor of . Emanuel college, is presented, by the master and fellows of that fociety, to the valu.
able living of Brompton Regis in Somerfetfhire. · The Rev. John Walker, M. A. fellow of Peter house, is elected a fellow of Trinity hall, in the room of the Rev. Thomas Bourdillon, who is promoted to the living of Fenstanton cum Hilton.
The Rev. William Cooper, M. A. fellow of St. John's college, and chaplain to the Earl of Macclesfield, is instituted to the rectory of West Raifen in Lincolnshire..
The Rev Mr. North, fon of the bishop, has been installed a prebendary of Winchester cathedral.
The Rev. William Thompson, M. A. assistant master in the fchool at Louth, is unanimously elected into the head mastership of the grammar-school at Alford, var cated by the death of the Rev. William Ellis.
The Rev. Edward Vaughan is presented by the Lord Chancellor to the vicarages of St. Martin's and All Saints, Leicester.
On Wednesday, the the 21st of April, the Rev. Dr. Huntingford killed his Majesty's hand, on being appointed to the see of Gloucester ; Dr. Beadon being promoted to that of Bath and Wells, yacated by the death of Dr. Moss.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. 4 OBSERVATIONS on the Fall,” by Cephas Lincolnienfis, fhall appear in our next. : Want of room has hitherto precluded the insertion of his valuable paper.
Received.-The Letter subscribed L. That of THEODOSIU'S, That of Z. Z. on the Blagden Controversy. The cause of which we lament exceedingly. But does our worthy and respectable friend think that we should be justified in holding up two refpectable characters to public reprobation, merely on hearsay evidenee. " Quo non aliud velocius malum?" He may have been rightly informed. 'We, however; believe, that all the circumstances relating to this sad business have not come to his ears. We are obliged to him for his other communications, to which we lhall attend. "
ECCLESIÆ ANGLICANÆ AMICUS has our thanks for his friendly offers. · We think that E. A. A.'s complaint is unfounded. Tumult and irregularity may fometimnes unavoidably happen at confirmations ; but they are in general folemnized with becoming decency and order.
The original letter of Bp. Warburton mentioned by our Somersetfhire correspond, ent, will be acceptable.
The communication of R. R. and of other poetical friends, will be received with pleasure; but we are fearful that, aided as we are from all quarters with more important materials, we must be sparing in our offerings to the Muses. In this number we have found it necessary to omit inserting what we promised to give.
It was suggested to us, by some of our friends, that, in order to make our publication a complete miscellany of useful reading, an account of the PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS, of DOMESTIC and FOREIGN OCCURRENCES, &c. was waiting. We have not only attended to this suggestion, but have exceeded it. For in this number, an additional half sheet is given, in order to comprize whatever events may be deemed important. These will be regularly collected, and it is presumed, not thought to barrelevant to the professed design of this magazine.
ERRATUM. In page 98, line 6, for Hatchard, read Williams,
ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN'S MAGAZINE,
For MAY, 1802.
Brethren, be not children in understanding : howbeit, in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.
I COR. XIV. 20.
LIFE OF BISHOP WARBURTON.
(Continued from page 172.) THIS Dr. Middleton published his famous “ History of the Life of Ci
cero,” which was received by the public with great applause. Mr. Warburton took the first occasion to compliment his friend upon it; and, as in the concluding part of that work Dr. M. had controverted the account given of Cicero's philosophical opinion, in the first volume of the Divine Legation, he takes notice, that he had a more particular pleasure in the last fe&ion, as he was more particularly interested in it; and then proceeds to moralize in the following manner. “We, perhaps, shall neither of us be esteemed orthodox writers. But this we shall do, we shall give an example to the world, which orthodox writers rarely do, and perhaps of more use to mankind, than most of the refined subjects they engage in, that we can differ in many important points, and publicly avow our difference, without the least interruption of the declared friendship and esteem we bear to each other.” This was the spirit that actuated both of these ingenious men. So that their whole temper seems to have Felolved itself into a principle of general candour. Yet, within a month or two, a fresh difference of opinion taking place, and neither side being Willing to give way, our two candid friends cooled insensibly towards each other, and appear, thence-forward, to have discontinued their correlpondence. A memorable instance of our common weakness! which thews how little stress is to be laid on those professions of candour, with which our letters and conversations overflow; and how impossible it is for any lasting friendship to subsist between men of opposite principles and persuasions, however their feelings may for a time be difsembled, or disguised even to themselves, by a shew of good breeding.
For a contrary reason, the conformity of their sentiments, the friendIhip between Mr. Warburton and Mr. Pope became every day closer and Vol. II, Churchm. Mag. May, 1802.
more confidential. In the beginning of this summer they visited Oxford ; where a degree of Doctor of Divinity was intended for the divine, and that ot Doctor of Laws for the poet. But either envy or intrigue defeated this scheme, and the brightest geniusses of the age retired with indignation. “ We shall take our degrees together,” says Pope, “in fame, whatever we do at the university.”
Mr. Warburton suggested many alterations and improvements of Mr. Pope's moral writings, and particularly. advised him to strike out every thing in them that might be luspected of having the least glance towards fate or materialism, which he consented to, we are told, with extreme pleature*. it was, also, at this time that he concerted with him the plan of the Four books of the Dunciadt. Mr. W. edited the four books of the Dunciad in 1743, and with so much fatisfaction to the author of them, that Pope afterwards engaged him to sustain the like office with regard to the rest of his works. :
His attention was turned towards that numerous host of answers which the Divine Legation of Moses had brought down upon him. And, as all could not receive, nor the greater part deserve, his notice, he determined to select a few of the most relpectable, out of the gross body of assailants, and to quit his hands of them at once in a general comprehensive answer. This was done by “ Remarks on several occasional Reflections,” in two parts; the former published in 1744, and the second, in 1745, and both executed in such a manner as was not likely to invite any fresh attacks upon him.
In 1748 Mr. W. reprinted the Alliance, with many corrections and improvements; and dedicated it to Lord Chesterfield, who, going this year Lord Lieutenant to Ireland, was desirous of taking him with him, as his first chaplain. Mr. W. declined the offer; he had reasons for 1o doing; but hy felt the civility, and made his public acknowledgments for it, in the way just mentioned.
In 1746, Mr. Warburton united himself in marriage to Miss Gertrude Tucker, an accomplished lady, and neice of his friend Mr. Allen. And Soon after, the preacliership of Lincoln's Inn happening to become vacant, Mr. Murray, then Solicitor General, easily prevailed with the learned bench to invite to eminent a person as Mr. Warburton, to accept that office.
From the time of his marriage, Mr. Warburton resided chiefly at Prior Park. Here he enjoyed a splendid retreat, health, leisure, and affluence; the best of company, when he chose to partake of it; and every accommodation which could be acceptable to a man of letters. His ambition was, also, gratified with the highest personal reputation; and, in due time, he succeeded to the chief honours of his profellion. In the year 1747, appeared his edition of Shakespeare's works, which he had undertaken at the instance of Mr. Pope. This edition awakened a spirit of criticism, which, from motives of envy at his rising fortune, harrassed him in every 1hape of dull ridicule, and folemn confutation. His illustrations of the poet's sense, were frequently not taken; and his corrections of the faulty text, not allowed.
In 1750, Mr. Warburton fent forth an admirable book, entitled JULIAN,
* Preface to his works.
or, " A Discourse concerning the Earthquakes and fiery Eruptions which defeated that Emperor's attempt to rebuild the Temple at Jerusalem.”,
This valuable work took its rise from Dr. Middleton's Enquiry concerning the miraculous Powers in the Christian Church. In 1751 he appeared again as a critic and commentator, in the noble edition he gave of Mr. Pope's works. We are henceforth to see him in his proper office of divine, which he resumed when Mr. Pope's volumes were out of his hands. He published a set of sermons, which had been preached by him at Lincoln's Inn, during the period of 1752 and 1767, these he entitled « Principles of Natural und Revealed Religion,” in two volumes.
There had been a friendship, of long standing, between Mr. Warburton and Mr. Charles Yorke, cultivated with great atfection and esteem on both fides ;. the fruit of which appeared in 1753, in the offer of a prebend in the Church of Gloucester, by the Lord Chancellor Hardwicke. Some, who were curious in observing coincidences, and meant'ta do honour both to the patron and client, took notice that the stall to which Mr. Warburton was preferred, was the same in which the Lord Chancellor Nottinge ham, that great patron of all the learned churchmen in his time, had placed Dr. Cudworth: Such a striking finilitude was there apprehended between the two divines, authors of “ The Intellectual System,” and ! The Divine Legation!!'
His next step was to a stall of more value in the Church of Durham; conferred upon him by Bishop Trevor, at the request of Mr. Murray (now Attorney General) in 1755. He had been made chaplain to the king the year before, and Archbithop Herring presented him with a doctor's degree. An honour well bestowed upon, and richly deteryed by, him.
Lord Bolinbroke died in 1751, and his philosophical works were published in 1753. Every one kuows the principles and presumption of that unhappy nobleman. Dr. Warburton had very early penetrated the views of Lord Bolinbroke ; and, observing some tincture of his principles art, fully instilled into the Elu on Man, but without the knowledge of the author, had incurred his immortal hatred by making the discovery, and, in consequence of it, by reasoning Mr. Pope out of his hands*. · He planned the View of his philosophy in Four Letters to a Friend t; and in writing it, has surpassed himself; the reasoning and the wit being alike irresistible, the strongest and keenest that can be conceived. In 1755 he printed the two concluding letters of the View, with an Apology for the two first, which now stands, in Bishop Hardy's quarto edition of Dr. War. burton's works, as a prefatory discourse in vindication of the whole work. The View was univerlally read and admired. The followers of Lord Bolinbroke and his philofophy hung their heads; the friends of religion took heart; and these big volumes of impiety sunk immediately into utter con: tempt.
(To be continued.)
* Works, Vol. VII. p. 839.