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ner as Divinity Students on the College Manchester College, York,
Foundation. At the York Avqual Meeting of the gards the classical and arithmetical at
That it is desirable, that so far as reTrustees of this lostitution, held at
tainments of candidates for admission, as Etridge's Hotel, in York, on the 25th June last and, by adjouroment, on the two
Divinity Students, every such candidate following days;
should, previous to his adınission, unThe proceedings of the Committee, dergo an examination by some individual since the last York Aunual Meeting, were
or individuals, to be selected for the purreported; and the Treasurer made a
pose, by the Trustees.
That the admission of Students on the statement of the present state of the fuuds, from which it appeared that the
Foundation be henceforth limited, so as expenditure of the current year will ex.
not to exceed one admission for every ceed the income about 2001.
two removals, until the total number be The following resolutions, amongst reduction has been carried so far, fur
reduced to twelve, unless, before the others, were then passed, viz. Resolved,
ther reduction should be rendered unneThat the best thanks of this meeting cessary, by an increase in the College be given to Dr. Carpenter for his very
income. excellent sermou, delivered in the chapel
That this meeting, feeling the great in St. Saviour Gate, on Sunday last ; and importance of the measure determined that it is hoped he will allow it to be upon, at the last Manchester Annual published at the expense of the friends of Meeting, for maintaining unimpaired the the College.
present money value of the property of That the Visitor be requested to accept the College, is most anxious to see the the best thanks of this meeting for his rule then adopted, regularly and permavery excellent address, delivered at the neutly acted upon; this meeting, neverclose of the examination ; and that he theless, feels it incumbent to declare its be requested to transmit such parts of opinion, that considering the present state the same, as he may think proper, for of the funds, it appears expedient that insertion in the Monthly Repository.
for the present year the rule should be That the grateful thanks of this meet- suspended ; and recommends the subject ing be given to the Tutors, for their most
to the consideration of the next Manches. valuable and important services to this
ter Annual Meeting. academical institution during the past
.S. D. DARBISHIRE, session.
JOHN JAMES TAYLER, That the cordially thankful acknow
Secretaries. ledgments of this meeting be presented
Manchester, July 19, 1823.
Manchester College, York.
DURING the course of the last week in the highest degree satisfactory.
in June, was held the Annual ExamiThat in the printed regulations for the nation of the Students educated in this admission of Divinity Students, the fole College, which was attended by Daniel lowing alterations be made; in lines 3
Gaskell and Abraham Crompton, Esqrs., and 4, the words, “ That no candidate and the Rev. John Kentish, Vice-presishall be admitted on the Foundation," to
dents ; Messrs. G. W. Wood, Treasurer; be struck out, and the words, “ 'That R. Philips, Assistant Treasurer; Bealby, no Divinity Student shall be admitted," Bell, Crompton, jun., Darbishire, Ewart, to be substituted in their place; and in juu., Howse, Kinder and Talbot, and lines 9 and 10, the words, “ that vo
the Rev. W. Turner, Visitor ; L. Carcandidate shall be eligible as a Divinity penter, LL.D., Assistant Visitor ; J. G. Student on the Foundation," to be struck
Robberds and Joseph Hutton, Public out, and the words, “ that no Divinity Examiners ; J. J. Tayler, Secretary; Studeut shall be admitted,” to be substi. Heinekin, Hyudman, Johnstone, Malliinted in their place.
sou and Tayler. On Sunday the 22d, That it is expedient and proper, that Dr. Carpenter addressed to the Students Divinity Students, on their own Founda
an admirable discourse from 2 Tim. ïi. I lion,, should be admitted, in the first-7, of which, as it is to be published, it
will he sufficient now to say, that it was 43-45, by Mr. Shawcross. Specimens listened to with close attention and deep were then given of proficiency in Readinterest for an hour and thirty minutes. ing, and the Examination concluded with Monday afternoon was devoted to the Orations, by Mr. Brown, on “ProviMathematical Examinations, (which, as dence ;” and by Mr. Worthington, on indeed all the rest, were conducted on the “ the Evils of Slavery in the countries Cambridge plan, by printed Lists of Ques- where it prevails, and the means of overtions, drawn up by the Tutors, and first coming them;" and a Sermon on Lam. submitted to the Students when seated, iii. 39, by Mr. Bowen. with pen, ink and paper before them). The Visitor then distributed the Prizes, The four Classes being arranged at sepa- viz. those for Regularity, Diligence and rate tables, and the Examiners at a long Proficiency, to Mr. J. H. Worthington, table at the lower end of the hall, the Mr. J. R. Beard, and Mr. W. S. Brown, papers were collected from each Student (it being understood, at the same time, as produced, and submitted to the scru. that Mr. James Martineau was so nearly tiny and arrangement of the Examiners. equal in all respects, that considerable This exercise lasted four hours. Tues- difficulty was experienced in awarding day morning at eight, the three Hebrew this last prize). There was, however, no Classes were examined, translating pas- question as to his being entitled to the sages selected from various parts of the first Mathematical Prize, as was Mr. Old Testament, and answering gramma- Edward Talbot to the second. The first tical and critical questions formed upon Prize offered by Mr. Philips for profithem. This lasted nearly three hours; ciency in Classical Learning, was awarded after which Orations were delivered, by to Mr. Beard, and the second to Mr. Mr. E. Busk, on “ the Connexion of George Lee. Mr. Beard also obtained Religious Liberty with National Prospe, the Prize offered by Euelpis for the best rity;" by Mr. Crompton, on “ the Objec- translation into Greek. The Prize for tions which have been made against the proficiency in Elocutiou during the Ses. moral tendency of the Study of History; sion, was given to Mr. Brown, and that and by Mr. Christie, on “ Duelling." At for the best-delivered Oration to Mr. twelve, the Classes of Ancient and Mo Carter. Mr. J. H. Ryland, as first Prizedern History, and on the Belles Lettres, bearer in 1820, is entitled to Books, took their places at the tables, and contin value Five Guineas. nued nearly three hours; and the day con The Visitor then addressed the Stucluded with Orations, by Mr. J. Busk, on dents in nearly the following words : “ the Objection that Christianity does not “ Gentlemen, After the able and ex. inculcate Friendship and Patriotism;" by cellent discourse which you heard on the Mr. Howorth, on " the Influence of first day of this week from my much-esCivilization on Benevolence;" by Mr. Mit- teemed friend and colleague, you will be chelson, on “ Capital Punishments ;" and aware that there remains very little more by Mr. R. Brook Aspland, on " the Li- for me to do, now that we are arrived so berty of the Press." Wednesday, the fourth near the close of it, than to express the and fifth years' Students were examined satisfaction of this assembly in the attenduring three hours in Theology, and the tive and patient diligence with which second and third at the same time in Logic you have gone through the fatigues of and Ethics, (chietly in that important this long examination ; which proves that branch of it, Political Philosophy :) after you have in general very creditably availed which Orations were delivered, by Mr. Lee, yourselves of the advantages you have on “ the Effects of the Reformation upon enjoyed in this place, for preparing yourEngland;" by Mr. Hawkes, on “Slavery;" selves, I trust, to become eminently useful and by Mr. Tagart, on “ Human Perfec- in your several walks to the rising genetibility." The three Greek Classes were sation. The distinctness and propriety then examined for three hours and a of the answers which so many of you have half; and Orations, by Mr. Wreford, ou given to the series of questions which “ the Comparative Evidence for Christi. have been proposed to you, has been anity and Mohammedism;" by Mr. Care highly honourable to the ability and exter, on “ Patriotism;" and by Mr. Rye actness with which you have been taught, land, on " the lostitution of Prophets and to the attention which you have among the Jews,” concluded the business paid to your studies. And though the of this day. Thursday, the Students mode of examination which has this year were examined on the Evidences of Reve- been exclusively pursued, may not perlation ; after which Orations were deli- haps be so interesting to by-standers, vered, by Mr. Beard, on “ the newly. it is certainly better calculated to give discovered Fragment of Cicero de Repub- fair. scope to the talents of those exalica ;” and by Mr. Payne, on “the Book mined, to shew the application which of Job ;" and a Sermon on Matt. P. they have made of tlen, and to enable
Intelligence.- Manchester College, York.
the Examiners to estimate both more tions, and mutual criticism and correcaccurately, without exposing the modest, tion, would do more to qualify you for though well-ivformed, to the mortifica- becoining useful, acceptable, impressive tion of making a less respectable appear- preachers, so far as delivery is concerned, ance than their actual proficiency could than any systematic instructions; which, have led us to expect. At the same however, I would by no means be thought time, though accurate recollection, and to undervalue. And surely you must quickness of expressing the ideas upon be sensible that it is an object of great the spur of the occasion' with the pen, moment, that you should not only feel, are very desirable qualifications, and per- yourselves, the supreme importance of haps more certain proofs of the solidity the truths and duties of religion, but also of knowledge acquired; yet presence of that you should not neglect any means mind and readiness of expression with within your power to qualify you for the tongue, are also very desirable. I am communicating similar impressions, with glad, therefore, to understand, that you full practical eficiency, to the minds of continue to be daily examined vivů voce those whose highest interests it will be by your Tutors in their several classes; the duty, and I trust the pleasure, of and perhaps a mixture of methods your future lives to promote. For what on these occasions, might give exercise will siguify your utmost proficiency in and display to a greater variety of ta. private studies, though you should underlent.
stand all mysteries and all knowledge, “ I trust that you have made a due if you possess not the ability to commuadvantage of the opportunities of im- nicate their result? And how will you provement in Elocution, which have this be able to excuse it, to your friends or to year been again afforded you; and I hope your own minds, if through some strange you do not content yourselves with giving perverseness you should slight the proper your attention to this accomplishment, of season and measures for acquiriug this such importance to a public speaker, ability ? during the mere residence of your Teacher “ I promise myself, that I shall anoamong you ; but that a due sense of its ther year (if we be spared to meet again) importance, and a wish to be prepared observe much improvement in this, and for receiving his instructions with advan- in many other important respects, from tage, has led you to make it an object, the exertions which I understand that through the whole of the session, to several of you have this year been mak. exercise yourselves in a just and natural ing to render yourselves useful to the delivery. I hope you have always made best interests of the inhabitants of some a point of reading correctly, both in pub- neighbouring places by a course of mis. lic and in private ; that you have never sionary preaching. As this labour of love allowed yourselves to mumble your ordi- has been undertaken of your own volunnary college-orations, (as I have heard tary choice, I persuade myself that you such exercises delivered,) as if the great will discharge the duties of it with dilibusiness were to get over the periodical gence and affection; and that it will be season for their delirery as quickly as a happy means of leading you to cultivate possible; more especially, that you have the religion of the heart as well as of the been careful to read the Scriptures, and head, and contribute to your gradually conduct the devotional services of the acquiring such a system of preaching, as, College with a due sense of the solemnity while it shall inform the understandings, and importance of the duty you were will, at the same time, warm the hearts discharging. This College has often been and animate the lives of those who shall charged with nadnerism in public speak- be the objects of your instruction. And ing, and the York Tone' has been inade when you shall proceed from these prea frequent subject of sarcasm ; in most paratory services, and from this place of cases, I persuade myself, without sufficient education, and you shall devote your ground: but ! would hope, my young time and your acquirements to more friends, that it may never be charged stated and settled services, may the praywith the mannerism of carelessness and er for hiniself and his flock, of a young negligence. On the other hand, I should and ardent fellow-labourer in the northbe sorry to see its public speakers run ern part of our island,* be applicable niug into an artificial, theatrical manner, to each of you, and to all those whom speaking always by rule, and raising or you may be called to serve.- May the sinking the voice according to specific directions. And if you, my young friends, were to resolve, upon your return to • See an Introductory Address to an college-business, to pay particular atten Unitarian Church in Dundee, by David tion to an easy and natural, but a just Logan, p. 8, well worthy of the notice of and forcible utterance, your own exer our Tract Societies.
love of God abound among your people ; the patural (unperverted) connexion of may it uot die, may it not fade, may civilization with general benevolence, and it not warer; may the love of man also of religious liberty with national prospeabound amovg them through your suc. rity; you feel that the duellist can claim cessful labours, the same mind of gen no discipleship of hiro who cominauded tleness, generosity and forbearance, which us to love our enemies, you are, therewas also in Christ Jesus ; and may you fore, determined never to break the laws keep them faithful unto death : may it both of God and man, in mean submisbe yours to see the prize of their high siou to the barbarous maxim3 of falsely, calling secure iu their possessiou, to see called polished society; and are animated the crown of glory which fadeth not with that ardent, but liberal and enlightaway placed upon their heads by the ened patriotisın, which, while it begins Judge of all the earth: may your bliss be at home, by no means ends there, but multiplied into the bliss of them all : embraces the whole race of mankind.may you have it to say to your Father, Let me cordially exhort you to carry with
Here we are, and the brethren whom you into the world the privciples which thou hast given us ;' and in the presence you have here been forming; and by a of Jesus, your eldest brother, and the wise and faithful application of thein, do great high-priest of your profession, may honour to the institution in which you you evermore dwell with them, and in received them." the glories of paradise be evermore par It would have been highly gratifying to takers with them, and in all the songs of have been able to report the spontaneous paradise be joined by them!
effusion of the Assistant Visitor, in which “ And now let me be perznitted to the sentiments contained in the Address address a few words to our young lay- were illustrated and beautifully enforced, friends, particularly to those who are to and much additional advice was given to leave us : but who will not, I trust, dis- the Students in a very interesting mansolve their connexion with us, or let their per, but the surprise and delight of the good wishes and exertions be wanting audience precluded the thought of taking for the future prosperity and success of notes; and your reporter would not rentheir Alma Mater. May she have proved ture to give a sketch of it from memory. indeed a mother to them ! May they On Friday morning the Trustees met continue to exemplify the principles and for business in the Common Hall, when habits to which it has been her wish and it was a matter of regret to find that the ber endeavour to form them; and may Funds of the College had rather declined they never find cause to regret their ne. than advanced during the past year, para glect of her iustrnctions, or feel that, ticularly in the article of congregational when the knowledge which they should collections, which, with one or two handhave acquired bere shall be called for, to some exceptious, (from Hackney and be applied in the discharge of the duties Bristol,) appeared to have been pearly of life, it is not at hand, as their friends given up. The proceedings of this meetmight have expected !
ing will be regularly advertised: at pre« But I hope better things of you all, seut it will be proper to report, that the Gentlemen, although I may thus speak, Trustees " finding that the present state in the language, I trust, of caution of the funds did not admit of any increase rather than of reproof. It is also my in the expenditure, and there being only earnest desire to caution you against two removals of Divinity Scadencs this imagining that your education is con- year, while there were seven candidates, cluded when you leave this place. Ou conceived it expedient to select four out the contrary, you will find that it is, in of the number, and to grant half of the fact, only begun : that the path is pointed usual exhibition to each, provided that out to you, indeed, which leads to know. such an arrangement should prove accep. ledge, virtue and happiness, but that you table to their friends; it beiug understood must yourselves proceed in it according that these should have a preference to to the directions given, if you would suc- succeed to full exhibitions as they fall cessfully travel through the journey of out; the order of succession among them life.It is, however, a circumstance of to be hereafter decided upon:" that “the great encouragement, that those of you pumber of exhibitions should be graduwho have, on this occasion, exhibited ally diminished to thirteen, unless the specimens of your proficiency in compo- public should enable the Committee to sition, have chosen subjects connected provide for a larger number;" and that with the maintenance of piety and virtue, is the usual addition to the Permanent and consequently of happiness, both pub- Fund, to replace the depreciation of the lic and privatem-that you have read the house-property, be suspended for the prehistory of mankind with a view to its sent year.” moral application, that you are aware of The reporter, however, presumes to
Intelligence.-ként and Sussex Unitarian Association.
hope, that the Committee will be enabled understanding, however uøequal it may to carry into full effect the objects of the have been to their discovery ; calculated Institution, and, particularly, that a con- to illumine its conceptions, to dispel its siderable sum will shortly be raised by errors, to strengthen and exalt its powers, congregational collections; a mode of to regulate and animate its pursuits, aud supporting its fuuds peculiarly eligible, thus to produce a wise and virtuous connot only as it increases the acquaintance duct. The discourse was heard with of the Unitarian public in general with marked attention, and the interest which the state of the College, and their inte. it excited, was manifested in the warm rest in its success; but gives an opportu- and unauimous vote of thanks with which nity to ministers to discuss particular it was followed. Almost the whole coutopics of high importance, which might gregation were present at the business of not otherwise so readily occur.
the meeting. From the reports which V. F. were now read, it appeared, that in con
sequence of the plan of village preaching Manchester College, York. having been adopted in the neighbourThe next Manchester Annual Meeting sisting in general of more than a hundred
hood of Tenterden, congregations, con of the Trustees of this Institution will be held at the Cross Street Chapel Rooms, persons, have been collected at Woodin Manchester, on Friday the 1st August Green and Halden. Of the four first,
church, Appledore, Bennenden, Fauston next, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon. S. D. DARBISHIRE,
Mr. Harding remarks, that “ could these JOHN JAMES TAYLER,
places be regularly supplied on Sundays,
there is not a doubt that a respectable Secretaries.
society might be formed in each of them." Manchester, July 19, 1823.
He expresses himself much indebted to
Mr. Taylor, of Tenterden, and Mr. Payne, New Chapel, Stamford Street.- The of Rolvenden, for their frequent assistTrustees of the late Chapel in Princes
ance in preaching to several of these conStreet, which was sold under the Act gregations. The benefits of the library of Parliament for the improvement of at Tenterden have been more effectually Westminster, have nearly completed an extended to the surrounding villages, by elegant chapel on the south side of Stam
means of committees and librarians at ford Street, Blackfriars' Road. Having the respective places. The congregation failed to obtain a suitable piece of ground at Maidstone has been considerably infor the re-erection of the Chapel in creased by their new pastor, Mr. George Westminster, they were induced to build Kenrick, whose discourses have uniformly on the present spot, consequence of excited great attention. His Lectures on an applicatiou from the congregation late Unitarianism, and its application to pubof si. Thomas's, whose lease the Gover, lic social worship, have been numerously nors of St. Thomas's Hospital had refused attended, and together with the distributo renew, and who will now unite them- tion of tracts, have promoted a spirit of selves to the Princes Street congregation. inquiry, have made some converts, and The New Chapel, it is expected, will be confirmed the convictions and animated opened for divine worship on Sunday, the the zeal of others. Mr. Hobcroft, of 17th of this month (August).
Gravesend, was so powerfully impressed
by two of Mr. Kenrick's lectures, which Kent and Sussex Unitarian Associ- he attended, that after having purchased ation.
and read the Christian Reformer for the THERE was a numerous attendance at year, he made an application to him for the Eleventh Anniversary of the Kent and aid in propagating Unitarianism at GravesSussex Vuitarian Association, on the end. Tracts were accordingly put in cir16th instant, at Battle. Mr. John Ken- culation, and a course of lectures were rick preached from 2 Tim. i. 7, shewing delivered by Mr. Kenrick, Mr. Chapman, with great perspicuity and force of rea- Mr. H. Green, and Mr. Harding, to very soning, that as, according to the apostle, attentive audiences of from 120 to 150 .“ a sound mind" is one of the blessings persons : great interest has been excited, imparted by Christianity, so the views of and at least 30 subscribers have united it which are entertained by Unitarian to form “ a Society for maintaining UniChristiaus, entirely coincide with this tarian worship at Gravesend.”. A ananiaccount of its happy tendency. The doc mous vote was passed by the association trines of the strict unity of God, of a in farour of the continuance of Mr. Harfuture life, of equal recompences, the ding in his sphere of increasing usefulness, pure effect of his power, and resulting with a warm expressiou of gratitude to from his infinite goodness, were stated to the Unitarian Fund, and the Hackney be congenial with the dictates of the Fellowship Society, for their kind and