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"Did he," thought the latter, "use his leisure and retirement well, and repent him truly of the past? The Blanquetts, with its lonely walks and shady groves, did they witness heartfelt contrition and The earnest cries for pardon? Did these avail? great day alone can decide. When will man see that the Supreme has placed high and startling value on human life; that he has guarded it by the most
solemn denunciations from all violent waste and outrage; and that thrilling will be the account hereafter to be rendered by the homicide to him who has declared-'At the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man?" "
THE DEATH-KNELL *.
List again! the passing bell
O, it is a sound which seems
Hark again! the solemn knell
pointed archdeacon under him, had pontifical jurisdiction over all the priests and laymen, of all the possessions belonging to this church, so as he yielded subjection to no archbishop, bishop, or legate, save This abbot had the onely to the pope of Rome. fourth place among the abbots which sate as barons in the parliament house." "Howsoever, pope Adrian the fourth, whose surname was Breakspeare, born hereby at Abbots-Langley, granted this indulgence to the abbots of this monasterie, namely, that, as Saint Alban was distinctly known to be the first martyr of the English nation, so the abbot of this monasterie should at all times among other abbots of England, in degree of dignity, be reported first and principal. The abbot and convent of this house were acquitted of all toll throughout England. They made justices ad audiendum et terminandum within themselves, and no other justice could call them for any matter out of their libertie. They made bayliffes and coroners; they had the execution and returne of all writs, the goodes of all outlaws, with gaole and gaole deliverie within themselves." These particulars have been carefully embodied in a poem on the subject. In the prosperous days of the abbey, several apartments were built exclusively for the use of strangers. These adjoined the cloisters; and, beyond them, in a separate range of buildings, were the king's and the queen's apartments. But notwithstanding this preparation for visitors, and these indirect invitations, it would seem, on the authority of Matthew Paris, that some of the earlier "monarchs came too often, or at least with too cumbrous suites."-Beattie's Castles and Abbeys of England.
COPYRIGHT OF SERMONS.-A practice has recently arisen of taking down in short-hand the sermons of first-rate preachers, and of forthwith printing and publishing them for the pecuniary benefit of the person by whom the short-hand writer is employed. We are asked whether the preacher can check such a practice by any proceedings in the courts of law or equity; in other words, whether such an act as we have mentioned amounts to an act of piracy? The two main principles upon which copyright depends are these-1st, that it is originally a species of property; 2nd, that it does not pass to other hands by the act of publication. There can be no doubt that a sermon, like a poem, a treatise, a history, or any other manuscript, is the fruit of a man's own labour; that, up to the time of delivery, it is his own property, and that until that time it is subject to his exclusive disposal. Thus there can be no doubt that the first of the two principles of copyright is applicable to a sermon. The difficulty of the question, such as it is, will be found to arise upon the second of these principles. The delivery of a sermon from a pulpit amounts to a publication. The hearer listens for his own instrueFor the same tion, pleasure, and improvement. objects he may reduce the whole into writing; but it does not therefore follow that he may print and publish it for his pecuniary benefit. We see nothing in the relation of the preacher to his congregation which can sanction such a step. His duty is to teach and to instruct, to point out religious duty, to persuade his congregation to be zealous in discharge of it; but not to make them a present of an essay which they may publish with a profit.-Law Magazine.
ST. ALBAN'S ABBEY.-The high and distinguished privileges enjoyed by the spiritual lords of this abbey gave them precedence of every other in the kingdom. "The king," says Weaver, "could make no secular officer over them but by their own consent; they were alone quit from paying that apostolical custome and rent which was called Rom-scot, or Peter-pence; whereas neyther kinge, archbishop, bishop, abbot, prior, nor any one in the kingdom, was freed from the payment thereof. The abbot also, or monk ap• From "Poems, by Thomas Powell," 1842.
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C.C.C., Nov. 18.-Rev. W. R. Wardale, M.A., and rev. M. Harrison, M.A., admitted prob. fellows.
Billiol, Nov. 23-E. Walford and E. Palmer, both of Charterhouse, scholars-80 competitors.
Craven Scholar.-J. H. Latham, Brasenose.
The names of those candidates who, at the examination in Michaelmas term, were admitted by the public examiners according to the alphabetical arrangement prescribed by the statute, are as follows:
IN LITERIS HUMANIORIBUS.
Class II.-Ashworth, P. S., St. Alban H.; Beswick, C., St. John's;
Class III.-Carden, L., Univ.; Crowder, J. H, Mert.; Jones,
Nov. 27.-The Greek professor has given notice that the subject of hi next course of lectures will be "The Olympian and Pythian Odes of Pindar." The lectures will be given in the upper room of the south east division of the Pitt Press, and will commence on Tuesday, the 8th day of February next, at one o'clock; to be continued every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday during term.
The regius professor of Hebrew has given notice, that he intends to commence a course of lectures on the "Proverbs of Solomon," on Monday the 14th of February next, in the upper lecture room of the Pitt Press Printing-office, at 12 o'clock,
The following is a correct statement of the number of resident members of the several colleges of the university, according to the latest returns:
Mocollop (V.), Dioc.
Gonville and Caius
Sidney Sussex .........
Phillimore, G., Ch. Ch.; Soper, J., Magd. H.; Townsend, J., Oriel;
Class IV.-Belcher, B., Wad.; Chapman, E. J., Wad; Collier,
E. A. Dayman
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Class III-Brine, J. G., St. John's; Lempriere, C., St. John's;
1841. 1849. Total In Total College. Lodgings, Resdt. Redt. 88 4
88 32 107
Dec. 1.-At a congregation the following grace passed the senate :--To appoint the vice-chancellor, the rev. Dr. French, master of Jesus college, the rev. Dr. Tatham, master of St. John's college, the rev. professor Whewell, master of Trinity college, the regius professor of divinity, the Norrisian professor of divinity, the Margaret professor of divinity, the regius professor of the civil law, and the regtus professor of Greek, a syndicate to consider whether any
Proceedings of Societies.
THE PARKER SOCIETY.
and to have had much labour bestowed upon them. We The first two volumes published by the Parker Society | are glad to observe that the quotations from the Fathers have just appeared. They are the works of archbishop | are printed in full. In fact, without this the editions Sandys and bishop Ridley. They seem to be well got up, would be almost worthless.
Biocesan Intelligence.—England and Ireland.
Monument of the late bishop Ryder.-The monument to the memory of the lamented bishop Ryder has been finally placed in the cathedral at Lichfield. The rev. prelate is represented in the attitude of devotion, with his knees supported on a fauldstool, and his hands gently inclined forwards, as in prayer. The likeness, it is said, though not a striking one, owing to the want of an accurate portrait to work from, will be readily recognized by those who were in habits of intimacy with his lordship. The pedestal bears the following inscription :To the memory of
The hon. and right reverend
HENRY RYDER, D.D.,
New Church proposed to be built and endowed at
Successively bishop of Gloucester, and of Lichfield and Brookfield, Kentish Town.-Upon the estate of Brook
field, the greater part of which is in the hamlet of Kentish Town, and the remainder in the adjoining chapelry of Highgate, it is intended (in addition to the above proposal), with the approbation of the lord bishop of London,
By many who revered and loved him.
His unsparing self-devotion to the duties of his high to build, in the best possible manner, of stone and oak, a
church in the early Euglish style, without galleries, for 500 persons: the windows of the chancel are to be enriched with stained glass; there is to be an open roof of oak; the whole of the sittings, for rich and poor, are to be exactly similar-open stalls of oak; one-third of the sittings are to be for ever free for the poor; each free sitting is to be assigned to some poor person; and a fund is to be provided for the maintenance and repairs of the fabric.
Of worshipping and serving him, both at home and It is not intended to apply to the church commissioners,
This monument is erected,
In testimony of affectionate respect,
His unaffected humility,
Constrained by the love of Christ,
He strove to extend the means
and what steps should be taken to provide a more efficient system of theological instruction in the university, and to report to the senate before the end of the ensuing Lent term. This proposition was received without opposition in the senior, or Black Hood house; and though non placeted in the junior, or White Hood house, was carried by a majority of 23 to 8.
And to diffuse the light of his gospel
As a preacher, affectionate, faithful, earnest,
In his daily walk and conversation,
or to any church building society, for a grant to Brookfield church. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Chester, the proprietors of the estate, will give the site for the church, and will endow it with freehold ground rents, producing 801. a year for 99 years; and about 500l. a year, when the leases fall in at the expiration of that period. Mr. and Miss Barnett, residents in the immediate neighbourhood, will contribute 2000l. towards the building, provided that the whole requisite amount, which is estimated at 50007. more, be raised within three months; and the rev. Thomas Randolph, prebendary and lord of the manor of Cantlowes, has offered to enfranchise the sites gratuitously. Upon the consecration of the church a district will be assigned to it, taken chiefly from Kentish Town, and partly from Highgate: to this arrangement the vicar of St. Pancras, the minister of Kentish Town, and the in
In the fifty-ninth year of his age, and the twenty-first of cumbent of St. Michael's church at Highgate, have signi
March 31, MDCCCXXXVI.,
Where his mortal remains are deposited.
fied their assent. The patronage is to be vested in Mr. and Miss Barnett, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Chester, jointly during their lives, and the lives of the survivors and survivor; and after the death of the survivor, is to become vested for ever in the bishop of the diocese. In addition to the endowment, as above stated, Mr. Chester proposes to give by instalment the sum of 1000l., and to devote all the proceeds of the adjacent property to the church, till all church, vestry-room, parsonages, and schools, are finished.
St. Alban's Abbey.-This venerable pile, which is abo to be converted into a cathedral, is, taking it as an ent Church Extension in Kentish Town, St. Pancras.-structure, perhaps the most ancient in England, V The population of Kentish Town is upwards of 10,000; minster not excepted; for the latter has unde while the only place of worship belonging to the estab various alterations and improvements at different
In meek reliance on the grace and intercession
of the Redeemer,
He lived, he laboured, he died;
Entering into his rest,
lished church, accommodates about 800. With a view to provide a remedy for this lamentable deficiency of church room, either by the erection of an additional church in the lower part of the district, or by rebuilding the present incommodious chapel upon a much larger scale, the inhabitants have formed a committee, and commenced a subscription under the title of the" Kentish Town Church Extension Fund," which has already reached upwards of 11001. The rev. Johnson Grant, many years minister of the district, has contributed 1007., C. Finch, esq., 2001. and a painted window, T. Gardiner, esq. 100l., P. Hurd, esq. 521. 10s., Mrs. Browell 50l., S. Bull, esq. 504., C. Shearman, esq. 501., &c. &c.
Nottinghamshire. An order in council has been issued, constituting the vicarage of Southwell, in the county of Nottingham and diocese of Lincoln, a rectory, providing for the annual payment to the rector of 3001. by the ecclesiastical commissioners, and ordering that the rector shall employ at the least one curate.
of time, whereas the former retains all its pristine the discharge of a just demand, and your example was sufficient to raise an amount to pay a very large obligagrandeur and magnificence; nor has the hand of inoderu art attempted to trespass upon its ancient tracery. This tion, without litigation, and without placing unnecessary burdens upon the poorer parishioners. Your whole abbey was founded by Offad, king of the Mercians, somecourse amongst us has been one of disinterestedness where between the years 900 and 1000 of the Christian era, and was dedicated to St. Alban, the proto-martyr of and self-sacrifice. Bitter would be our reproach if you this island. In the northern wing may be seen a black had quitted us without some attempt on our part to say slab, let into the flag-stone flooring, which is the only how we appreciate these qualities, rarer than talents or one to be noticed throughout the whole building. Imme-learning, but associated with them, constituting that diately over this slab, introduced into an oaken ceiling, character whose immediate effects may be best traced in the welfare of a parish, but which extends its influence, beautifully fretted, is an old monkish painting upon a large scale, representing the martyrdom of St. Alban. The directly or indirectly, over the whole human race. The contrast between the duties which are presented to you in saint is represented as having just undergone the operation of decollation, whilst the blood is flowing copiously the future, and those of the past, is most remarkabie. You quit the office of curate in a place over which, for from his neck. Within the last few years, whilst some workmen were repairing the roof of the long aisle, they centuries, the standard of the monarchy of England has waved, to become the bishop of the last-founded of Engunmasked, under a thick and hard coating of mortar, a most beautiful painted canopy, richly gilt, which had land's colonies. But the power of European industry is now planted amongst the natives of those distant islands, remained concealed from the eye for some centuries. In a vault behind the altar was, about half a century ago, and the church sends forth her ministers to direct and sauctify the material knowledge of civilized life, to blend by mere accident, discovered a stone coffin, which was found to contain the remains of Humphrey, duke of these poor tribes with those who have settled amongst Gloucester. The site of the abbot's dwelling, and of the them, and to raise up a mighty nation in a distant ocean. domiciles of the monks, is now occupied by the abbey May we not, without an improper pride, anticipate that when churches rise up in every valley in New Zealand, grammar school. It was formerly a chapel, called queen and congregations from many a scattered parish crowd Mary's chapel, but queen Elizabeth endowed it as a public school. Both the rev. Dr. Aubrey Spencer, the round some future bishop, they may gather in their first bp. of Newfoundland, and the rev. Dr. George Spencer, cathedral, and, pointing to the humble offering of the good his brother, the present bishop of Madras, were educated wishes of some who had known their first spiritual head in their father-land, connect our small tribute with your at this school.-Morning paper. name, and learn that the same Christian virtues which have commanded the respect of the few may become the means of happiness, temporal and eternal, to powerful communities, whose best blessing will be that they have received, through you, and such as you, the language, the arts, and the religion of England. In conclusion, may we not, without presumption, add our earnest prayers that when your holy mission shall have been in part fulfilled, you may be restored to the church
England, and exercise in your native land those apostolic functions which you now go forth in the spirit of obedience and self-sacrifice to perform."
At the conclusion of the reading of the address, The BISHOP of NEW ZEALAND rose, evidently much affected, and addressed the meeting:-"I am come here to-day," said the right rev. Dr. Selwyn, "quite unpre pared with any lengthened and laboured offering of thanks for this mark of your kindness and attention, trusting that God will enable me to express to you, at this moment, all that my heart would dictate. Should I, however, be unable to express to you what I feel in my heart, upon this occasion, for your great kindness towards me, those friends who are present, to whom I am personally known, will know that if I am now prevented from giving utterance to my sentiments as I could wish, it is to be attributed to the depth of the feelings which I experience. The occurrences of the last few days have been to me full of import, and I find great difficulty in responding to the marks of respect I have lately met with. I feel that my tongue is almost tied when I attempt to offer you my thanks. The offering which you have this day made to me shall be dedicated, with all holiness, to the service of God in a foreign land. I wish most distinctly to state, that this is that description of offering which goes nearest to my heart. It is an offering of that kind which can only be made by a Christian people to a Christian minister; I therefore accept of It reminds it with the greatest Christian thankfulness. me that, when this earth is swallowed up, we shall again meet and sit down together at the supper of the Lamb. I pray you to accept from me my heartfelt thankfulness for the many thousand acts of kindness with which I have been blessed during my intercourse with you. May I ask, as a closing favour, to bestow upon you, for the last time, that blessing which I can now give more officially than formerly."
Presentation of a service of Communion Plate to the bishop of New Zealand.-Windsor, Wednesday.--This afternoon a very numerous meeting of the inhabitants of Windsor, and the gentry and clergy of the neighbourhood, was held at the town-hall, for the purpose of a service of communion plate, purchased by subscription, being presented to the right rev. Dr. Selwyn, the bishop of New Zealand. The plate bears the following inscrip-in tion:-"Presented to the right rev. father in God, George Augustus, first bishop of New Zealand, by the inhabitants of the borough of New Windsor, Berkshire, England, as a mark of their high esteem, regard, and gratitude. A.D. 1841. John Banister, Mayor."
J. BANISTER, esq., the late mayor, rose and expressed the high gratification he experienced at the great honour which devolved upon him as chairman of the committee for carrying out the wishes of the inhabitants, who had subscribed to purchase a communion service to be presented to their late curate, the bishop of New Zealand. Mr. Banister then read the following address, to which was attached between 700 and 800 signatures :
"To the right rev. father in God, George Augustus Selwyn, D.D., bishop of New Zealand.-The inhabitants of the parish and borough of New Windsor respectfully desire to accompany the presentation to you, as the first bishop of New Zealand, of the vessels destined for the service of the altar in the first cathedral of that English colony, with a brief expression of their gratitude for the inestimable benefits you have conferred upon them during the too short a period in which you have performed the duties of the curacy of New Windsor. This testimonial can very imperfectly express either the amount of our obligations, or the deep anxiety we feel not to be held as regarding them as the ordinary result of the relations in which we have been mutually placed. That your piety, your love, your benevolence, extending amongst whom your duties called you, are the proper attributes of the Christian minister and the best ornaments of the English church, we acknowledge with a due consciousness of the blessing which belong to our country and our times; but you have added to these demands upon our affectionate remembrance personal qualities which are rarely xercised with such advantages. You came amongst us, few years ago, a stranger. We had no claims upon r extraordinary exertions. You devoted yourself to task, not only of our spiritual improvement, but of tting our condition in every particular that came the sphere of your duty. You found our parochial ucumbered with debt. You contributed the
ments of your curacy for two years towards
The bishop then pronounced the benediction, and the meeting shortly afterwards broke up.
Within the last our years and a half, forty new churches and chapels have been completed in this dio