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circumstances, to so much superior school; where you are necessarily exertion ; in order that they may dis- placed, in several respects, under a difcharge the various additional duties ferent discipline: and it is my duty, as which enlarged opportunities of use- well as that of your parents and tutors, fulness to the world impose upon to represent it to you in such a light as every man in proportion to his rank may induce you not to abuse it. in life:-of course I need not remind At school, your attention was him of the necessity in this precious chiefly confined to words, to abstract period of life, of a proportionally dili- nunters, and to other things, the ultigent preparation, for he knows that mate advantage, or even intention of whatever we have is not our own, but which you, often, did not perceive. lent; and we must pay an interest You had therefore coinpulsatory tasks proportioned to the loan.
assigned you; and you performed the “To our younger friends who are tasks very much upon the principle of to return to us, especially to the lay- compulsion. students, I would also beg leave to ad- “ But here you pursue a course of dress a few words.
study, much of which, at least, your“As your connexion with this selves may clearly perceive, not only to Institution is comparatively recent, be a useful application of what you and I have never had the pleasure of have already learned, but also to be apmeeting you here before, perhaps it plicable to the purposes of future life, may not be uninteresting to explain by qualifying you tor important offices to you, gentlemen, in a few words, in society. I trust, therefore, you will the nature and intention of my office see the necessity of laying aside the of Visitor, which I have now had the principle of task-work; and that you honour to hold for the last nine years. will never set yourselves to the prepaSuch an officer' was appointed, at the ration of the exercişes prescribed 10 sugrestion of my venerable predecessor you by your tutors, or to the perusal in it, * first, as a coadjutor to the Tutors of the authors to whom they refer you, in the enforcement of discipline and merely that you may get your work the correction of abuses, and secondly, passably done, or qualify yourselves for as an assessor to the President in this answering questions at lecture, so as annual business of examination and just to escape your tutor's censure; but advice. The former branch of my that you will rather consider yourselves oflice as has been my frequent boat, as entered on a voluntary course of on recommending this Institution to studies which it is your deterinination my friends, has, happily, been a sine to pursue with alacrity, and constantly cure: and that it may continue so, I keep in mind that though, in the prowould take advantage of my privilege secution of this purpose, you avail in my latter capacity, to offer you a yourselves of the assistance and direcfew words of advice.
tion of your tutors, as to the proper “ What I have said to Mr. Stratton, sources of information, yet it must de. on the necessity of exertion in order tó pend upon yourselves what advantage future respectability and usefulness, you you make of them.
And give me may, each, with great propriety, apply leave to assure you from pretty long to yourselves.
experience and observation, that ac· But as you are, in general, so much cording as you improve or neglect younger, I would urge the same advice present advantages, in the same proin a somewhat different way; by sug- portion you will look back, in future gesting to you a few considerations more life, on the period of education with particularly applicable to your age and satisfaction or regret. late situation.
“There is another difference beI have no doubt that you have been tween the scholastic and academical frequently urged to diligence in your periods of life, concerning which it is respective studies at school, by the se- necessary for me to drop a hint, and I veral judicious and learned persons hope I shall do it in such a way as to who have conducted your school-ėdu- avoid giving offence, either to you, or cation.
your parents or friends; but “ But this is a different place from rather so as to deserve, and I hope
obtain, your thanks.
“At school you were under the en* The Rer. Willian Wood, of Leeds. tire control and management of those
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entrusted with your education : where- only wish we could have prevailed as here, instead of being treated as with some of you to speak more dischildren, and having every thing ma- tinctly; and I am sorry to hear from naged for you, you make a step, as it your iutors a complaint of a to gewere, into the world, and are, to a ncralinattention, through the whole of certain degree, entrusted with the ina- the se-sion, to the article of elocution. nagement of yourselves : your friends The importance of a distinct and audiin this way making the experimeat, ble utterance to persons of every rank how far you are qualified for being is so obvious, that I should have exafterwards left more entirely to your pected it would be an object of prime own direction. On the use which ambition, and that you would have you make of this privilege will depend endeavoured to avail yourselves of the its continuance and further extension. judicions directions which I had the If abused, it may
honour to convey to you last year parents or other friends to recal it; from my friend Dr. Thomson ; and particularly with regard to the article in this case I should have had better' of expense.
encouragement to add to them a useful "To prevent the possibility of one observation lately pointed out to me, particular source of abuse, in this re- by another friend, in Mr. Jones's Life spect, the trustees have determined to of Bishop Horne. The observation follow in future the salutary rule of is this ; " Every speaker wishes to be both our Universities, viz. to prohibit understood as well as heard; but maall credit with the trades-people of the ny are deficient in this respect for city, unless with the previous know. want of a distinct articulation, which ledge and consent of the tutors. They might casily be acquired if they would think it proper that both you and your attend to a simple rule, without the friends should be explicitly informed observance of which no man's delivery of this; and they assure themselves can be perfect. It is well known that that it will meet with their cordial a piece of writing may be understood approbation and concurrence.
if all the vowels be omitted ; but if the * At the same time your tutors de- vowels are set down, and the consosire me cxpressly to state to this assem- nants are omitted, nothing can be bly, that, while these arrangeinents made of it. It is the saine in speaking are adopted by the trustees as a neces- as in writing; the vowels inake a sary measure of precaution, there has noise, but they discriminate nothing. been nothing morally wrong among Many speakers think that they are you that they have observed or even heard if they bellow them out; and suspect : on the contrary, they cheer- so they are, but they are not underfully bear testimony to your general stood; because the discrimination of good behaviour. And we trust that words depends upon a distinct articuyou will all, my young friends, in a lation of their consonants; for want succeeding session, join to the natural of considering which many speakers vivacity of youth, the thought and spend their brcaih to little efieci. The manliness of those who feel that they late Bishop of Peterborough, Dr. are approaching the period of active Hinchliffe, was one of the inout pleausefulness; and exemplify in all your sing preachers of his time. His meiofuture conduct the truth of the propo- dious roice was the gift of nature, and sition so well supported by your fellow- he spoke with the accent of a man of student, “ that mental cultivation has sense; but it was remarkable, and to a powerful influence to proinote good those who did not know the cause, morals” in every individual among mysterious, that there was not a corner you.
of the church in which he could not ** For myself, it is always much be heard distinctly.
By watching more agreeable to me to cominend him attentively I perceived that it was than to censure, to encourage than to an invariable rule with him to do full caution or admonishı. And I assure justice to every consonant, knowing you, that when I consider the great that the vowels would be sure to speak number of you who have now for the for themselves. And thus he becaine first time been thus publicly examined, the surest and clearest of speakers ; his I have been extremely pleased with enunciation was perfect, and never the result of this week's business. I disappointed the audience. And in this respect most speakers have it in set of queries with the view of ascertheir power to follow him." (Preface taining certain facts illustrative of the lo Horne's Works, p. 143.)
present state of their societies in the “ The gentlemen who have most North of England, in the hope that it eminently distinguished themselves by a “statistical account" of this sort can their diligence, regulariti, and profi- be accomplished for one district, it ciency, are Mr. John Tavler of Not- may easily be afterwards extended. tingham, and Mr. Samuel Wood of The next session opens on Thursday Liverpool: and I am particularly de- the nineteenth of September, on sired to state, that Mr. Tayler's name which day it is extremely desirable is mentioned first only as he is already that all the students should be at York, in possession of the first place by his in order that the rooms may be chosen, excellent conduct during the last ses and all the arrangements made, presion; in the present, the merits of vious to the commencement of actual these two genilemen have, been so business on the Monday following. nearly equal, that it is impossible to as
V.F. sign the absolute preference to either, The prize for elocution, also, is award- New Chapel at Thorne. ed to Mr. John Tayler.-In future The New Unitarian Chapel ‘at years this prize will be given, as for- Thorne, in Yorkshire, was opened on merly, for iniprovement in elocution the 28th ult. The Serinon in the during the se-sion.
morning was preached by the Rev. “ Before I conclude, I am directed Dr. Philipps, of Sheffield, from 1 Cor. to state, that the trustees, at their last xi. 19. “There must also be heresies annual meeting in Manchester, agreed among you, that they who are apto propose an annual prize of five gui- proved may be made manifest.” That neas in books, to those students in in the evening by the Rev. William divinity who shall have completed a Turner of Newcastle, from Psalm course of education in this college du- xxvi. 8. "Lord, I have loved the haring the three former years, for the bitation of thy house, and the place best essay on some subject connected where thine honour dwelleth.” 'The with thcology, to be annually pre- ministers engaged, besides the preachscribed by the tutors. The intention ers, were the Rev. Mr. Astley of of this proposal is to encourage the Halifax, Rer. Mr. Hutton of Notcontinuance of a habit of theological tingham, Rev. Mr. Heineken of study among the young mini-ters who Gainsborough, Rev Mr. Wright of have here received their education. Stannington, near Sheffield, Rev. Mr. The subject proposed for the first Turner of Bradford, and the Rev. Mr. prize was “the Origin and Design of Kenrick of Hull: the congregations, Sacrifices, and the Influence of the particularly in the evening, were very Jewish Institutions relating to Sacrifices large and attentive. We understand on the Language of the New Testa- that Dr. Philipps's Serion will be ment.” The persons intrusted with published, at the request of the hearers,' the adjudication of this prize have and is now in the press. awarded it to an essay, the note bear- At half past 2 o'clock about 50 gen. ing a motto corresponding to which tlemen sat down to an economical is found to be the production of Mr. dinner at the Royal Oak Inn. Dr. Henry Turner, who will believe that Thomson, the chairman, improved this I have peculiar pleasure in declaring friendly cheerful meeting into an ochis name on such an occasion."- casion of giving the newly-formed
The exainination was then closed church much excellent advice, on the with a short devotional exercise, after necessity of church-order, on their which the company adjourned to din- conduct towards their fellow-members ner at Etridge's, where mach interest- in their respective families, towards ing conversation took place on the their fellow-townsmen of a different business of the three days. Several persuasion, and towards the world'at other interesting topies prevented large. Many interesting speeches hauch being said on the subject of were made by other persons, particuUnion, proposed at the last annual larly by Francis Moat, " the patriarch. meeting, but a sort of gencral report of Thorne," who gave a circumstantial was made by the committee thez ap- detail of the steps by which they had poinçod, who undertook to draw up a been led to the knowledge of the
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truth. The chairman proposed that and great changes in the religious Mr. Turner should exainine the ac- views of its members.
It has never counts and report thereon, when the altered its name, and perhaps on some certificate, of which a copy follows, accounts it inay be betier that it was drawn up and signed :
should preserve its original appellation. We, whose names are underwritten, That appellation, however, it inust be being ministers and others present at coufessed, but very imperfccily delinethe opening of the New Unitarian ates the real complexion of the meetChapel at Thorne, having examined ing, the members of which are nearly the account of monies con ributed by ali professedly Unitarians, as the terın the members of the society there, and has been explained by Dr. Priestley. hitherto sulyscribed by others, and also The meeting appeared to afford pecuthe suis expended by them in the liar satisfaction to every one present : htlilding of their placó, but neat and the cause of truth and religion was the convenient place of worship, beg leare predominant iinpression upon the to subunit to the Vortarian public the mind, and it was accompanied with following general staiement, and re every kind and good-tempered feeling specifull, to recommend the case of of the heart. If there are times when their friends at Thorne lo public no- it may be said that “righteousness and tice; not doubting that the debt at peace have kissed each other," the prepresent upon the chapel will in no sent would seem to have been an occalong tiine be liquidated.
sion when a salutation of a similar na
1. s. d. ture had taken place ; for piety, friendSubscriptions in the Neighbour
liness, and checrfulness, appeared to hood of Thorne,
91 11 6 have met in very pleasing union. Other Subscriptions received or
The religious services of the day proinised,..
were conducted by the Rev. Jeremiah
Donoughue, of Lidget, and the Rev,
177 11 6 John Gooch Robberds, of Manchester, Costs of the Unitarian Chapel at
the former taking the devotional part, Thorne,...
the latter the Sermon. The words of
the discourse were from John xiv. 15. To be provided for 230
“If ye love me, keep my commandNathaniel Philipps, Sheffiell; W. Turner, resting, impressive, and improving
ments." Nothing could he more inte Newcastle; N. T. Heineken, Gainsbru'; than this discourse: the style of its P. Wright, Sheffield; Richard Astley, Halifax; Johu Beattie, Elland; Henry composition was simple, elegant, Turner, Bradford; Joseph Hutton, Not manly, and forcible; the manner of tingham; George Kenrick, Hull; F.w. the preacher solemn and impressive, Everet, Sheffield; W. Jevons, Altring- It has sometimes been complained, ham; John "Thomson, Halifat; Samuel that piety seems not in very close Martin, Hull; John Fox, Sheffield. union with Unitarianism: the Ser.
mon of Mr. Robberds would sufficiSubscriptions received at Thorne,
ently redeem the cause froin this reJune 28th, 1816.
proach: never did there appear a Rev, W. Turner, Newcastle,
inore happy and engaging alliance. George Harris,....
To enlarge is to endanger an encroach- Benjamin Marden,.
ment upon deliracy of feeling in that John Kentish, .
o quarter where it is our last wish to N, T, Heineken, .
1 o give offence: where the eulogium is Sanuel Martin, Esq..
1 most due, it is sometimes the least
desired, and that we are assured is the Association of the West Riding of case in the present instance. A violaYorkshire.
tion, however, would be done to our The Meeting of the Dissenting Mi- feelings not to advert to one idea upra nisters of the West Riding of Yorkskire, which the preacher very beautifully as they have been wont to term them- enlarged - the decisive advantage selves, took place at Halifax on the which the Unitarian view of the cha. 6th of this nionth. This is a very sacter of Christ possessed over every ancient association, and has undergone other system for the fulfilment of that in the course of its progress, consider- love which is considered by all as due able Auctuations in point of number, 10 the blessed Saviour. Every other VOL. XI.
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system distracteil in sonte degree the which, being beautifully clothed, and. feeling of regard. Calvinism utterly, solemnly and earnestly delivered, very confounded the whole thing, or if deeply affected the audience. hoi that, it did worse, for whatever of At the close of the service, the busilove ii conferred upon Christ, it neces- ness of the Tract Society lately esta-, sarily style from the Father. Two of blished in the West Riding of Yorkthe persons of the triune Godhead, shire came to be considered, and the the Father and Son, were ever placed Rev. T. Jervis, of Leeds, being called in opposite scales, and as the one rose to the chair, the Secretary to the Socithe other inevitably fell. It was in ety (the Rev. H. Turner, of Bradford) contemplating a being who in every proceeded to read the first Annual Rerespect was made like unto his breth- port (and stated the following partiren, who was tempted as those breth- culars) which gave a very encouraging ren are, vet without sin, who was
account of the progress of this Society, familiar with the same emotions of during the short period that had the heart, felt a similar influence from elapsed since it was first instituted. the objects of life, was as alive to It was stated that at the last annual scenes of pleasure, and as sensible to meeting of the association, &c. held at those of sufferin,,, vet, throughout the Leeds, june 8th, 1815, it had been rewhole, was perfecily pure, resigned, solved to institute a Society for the and firm, that we could both under- Distribution of Religious Tracts, in the stand and feel the principle of affec. congregations of the West Riding, and tion that was due io the Saviour of that at a subsequent meeting at Elland men: beholding him “a man of sor- in September, (See M. Repos. Sept. rows and acquainted with grief," yet 1815) the Rules of the Society had "I inade perfect through suffering," we been agreed upon, and ordered to be contemplate a definite and engaging printed : since that time printed copies object of regard--we understand the of the Rules and Catalogues had been nature of the sacrifice, what it must widely circulated, and that local have cost, and how to value it, and Tract Societies had been formed in the prompt do we find ourselves ready to following places ; York, Leeds, Wakeconfess with an apostle, greater love field, Bradford, Halifax, Elland, and hath no man than this, that a man Lidgate. The Secretaries appointed lay down his life for his friends. in those places had communicated
There was another idea most hap- with the Secretary to the Tract Socipily adverted to by the preacher in ety, under whose care the Depository connexion with his subjeci, not in. ot' Tracts was placed, and had re
matter of certain belief, but ported the number of subscribers, and of pleasing probability, viz. that the the annount of donations, and the folblessed Jesus might be still present, lowing is an abstracy of the affairs of though invisible, with his churches, the Tract Society; The rate of suband might be at that time a witness scription was fixed at a penny a week, to their expressions of regard, and or 4s. 4d, a year: the number of subtheir earnest wish to shew their love scribers reported from the different agreeably to the test he had prescribed, local societies 330: the total amount by keeping his commandments. The of donations £26. 5s. 64. the total very inention of the circumstance number of the Tracts sold from the seeined at once to warm the heart, to Depository 1243. Most encouraging spread a more than common sanctity accounts had been received from variover the place, to impart to the coun- ous quarters, of the acceptableness of tenance of the speaker, and of many the institution, and of the good which oihers, that animated irradiation it had done, and was likely to do. It which intimates an almost actual vi has been regarded as an acceptable sion of the revered personage the mind opportunity of supplying a deficiency was conte
ntemplating. These and simi- which had been long telt in our Socilar thoughts were brought forward eties, of the means of obtaining a more upon the subject, and rendered the general anul exact idea of the grounds whole discourse a most interesting and principles of rational tlacology. service. We have to regret that we And from the variety of useful works do not recollect the words of the of a strictly practical nature, which it. preacher, and therefore can only very affords the opportunity of procuring, it imperfectly convey those sentiments, will doubtless be the menuis, under..