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of spiritual pride in the clergy. But in the case of academical students, such a separation is not only mischievous, but nearly impracticable, as the destination of many students is not fixed till the entire close of their residence at the University.

Lastly, it scarcely needs to be observed that whatever measures are adopted should, as far as possible, be free from additional expense to the student, and involve as little of constraint as is consistent with their securing the great object which is had in

view.

Our suggestions, then, would involve two distinct proposals.

First, in addition to the Mathematical and Classical Tripos, let a third be appointed for the lower and more general branches of theology, such as the Hebrew language, the outlines of ecclesiastical history, and a few standard authors, such as Hooker and Pearson. This ought to be open, we conceive, to all who have passed their degree, without any restriction of attendance on theological lectures, or of passing through either Tripos. It would thus serve to encourage theological pursuits in the general body of students, without involving any interference with the ordinary studies of those who are reading for honours. At the same time, by furnishing a distinct opening for diligence and emulation, it would tend to diminish the number of idlers, and of those irregulars who read without a specific object, and therefore without energy or perseverance. A new stimulus would be given to academical industry; while scope would be afforded for the varieties of talent, taste, and acquirement, and no further strain of compulsory effort be placed upon those whose powers are already tasked to their full strength.

Next, there should be instituted, in our opinion, a distinct theological examination for those students who have taken their degree, and who are preparing for ordination. The time in itself the most eligible would be, we conceive, the following October, as affording a longer interval for study than the previous May, especially since the Triposes, and the relaxation afterwards which many absolutely require, would contract the time still further. The subjects, we conceive, should be wider and more professional than in the third Tripos suggested before. They might be, for instance, a book of the Old Testament in Hebrew, and a Gospel or Epistle in Greek, to be fixed annually-one standard history of the Church, and another, annually appointed, of some specific period; some treatise of the early Fathers, and some work of the foreign Reformation; with the standard writers of our own Church, partly fixed, and partly in annual succession. The pre-requisite for this examination should be attendance on divinity lectures, of which there might with advantage be three or four distinct courses

Hebrew, Ecclesiastical History, Christian Ethics, and Christian Doctrine. These would be best arranged, we should imagine, so that the student could attend them all in the Lent and Easter terms following his degree, and yet it might be left at his option to attend them in any previous year. This examination itself ought not, in our opinion, to be compulsory, nor do we see how the University could exercise such a right of further restriction on the proper function of the Bishops, ordination. But it might be very properly made the condition of a theological testimonial from the University, distinct from and superadded to the ordinary testimonials of the College. And there cannot be any doubt that the weight of such a testimonial with all the Bishops, and the practical influence which it would have in their acceptance or refusal of candidates for orders, would ensure a large competition, and quickly raise the standard of theological attainment among those who are entering the ministry of the Church. At the same time it would have the great advantage that no further residence than at present would be absolutely needed, as the lectures might be attended during the three previous years.

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Such are the practical measures which we suggest, with much diffidence, as the most easy to introduce, and the least violent in their operation; as involving no change of importance in the sent system, and yet of such a nature as to accommodate themselves readily to any change that may be found otherwise desirable. We shall rejoice if even a single hint that we have offered be found worthy of attention on the part of those more experienced members of our beloved University, on whom the responsibility of practical measures will devolve. We commend the whole subject to them, and to churchmen at large, with the earnest prayer that Divine wisdom may guide and prosper their efforts in this noble

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APPOINTMENTS.

The Very Rev. Dr. O'BRIEN, late Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, Archbishop King's Lecturer at the University, and Dean of Cork, to the Bishopric of Ossory, in the room of Dr. FOWLER, deceased.

The Deanery of Cork, vacated by the promotion of Dr. O'Brien, has been given to the Rev. HORACE NEWMAN, of Bandon.

Incumbent.

Allies, Rev. T. W.
Archdale, Rev. Dr.
Arnold, Rev. E.
Baker, Rev. Thomas
Baylee, Rev. J.

Bennett, Rev. Wm.
Blomfield, Rev. J.
Bowen, Rev. J.

Broughton, Rev. H. V.
Burr, Rev. J. H. S.
Butler, Rev. R.

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Calder, F. Esq., B.A., Scholar of St. John's College, Cambridge, to a Mastership in King Edward's Free Grammar School, Birmingham.

Cartman, John Esq., B.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge, to the second Mastership of Yarmouth Proprietary School.

Hale, the Ven. Archdeacon, to the Mastership of Charter House, in the room of the late Dr. Fisher.

Hitchen, Rev. Isaac, Head Master of the Collegiate School, Glasgow.

Lane, Rev. E., to be Clerical Principal of the Gloucester Diocesan School.

Layng, Rev. T. F., to the Head Master

ship of the Bristol Diocesan Cathedral Middle School.

Smith, Rev. Elijah, to the Mastership and Librarianship of Archbishop Tenison's Grammar School, and Library; and also to the chaplaincy of St. Martin's workhouse.

Venua, A. R., of Jesus College, Cambridge, to the second Mastership of the Thame Grammar School, Oxfordshire.

Willan, William Walker, Esq., B.A., has been elected Vice-Principal of the Church of England Proprietary School, Huddersfield.

ORDINATIONS.

At an Ordination held by the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Mann, on Sunday, Jan. 23, the Rev. Andrew Williamson, B.A., of Trinity College, Dublin, was ordained a Priest.

On Sunday, the 9th of January, the following gentlemen were ordained in the parish church of St. Gregory, in the city

of London, by the Lord Bishop of Llandaff:PRIESTS. James Hughes, Literate. Edward Stanley Stanley, B.A., of Jesus College, Cambridge.

At a general Ordination, held in the Cathedral Church of PETERBOROUGH, on

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