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of Oxford in 1805 for 10231, will 11. On Botany, by J. E. Smith, shortly be printed.

M. D. F.R.S. and President of the The following arrangement has Liunean Society. 12. On Perspecbeen made at the Royal Institution tive, by Mr. Wood. fur twelve courses of Lectures, to The Teylerian Society at Ilaarbe delivered the ensuing season by lein bas proposed the following the undermentioned gentlemen: i. questions, as the subject of a prize On Chemistry, by H. Davy, Esq. essay, to be adjudged on the 8th of F. R. S. 2. On Natural Philosno April, 1807 : 1. lu'what does the ply, by Williain Allen, Esq. F. L. difference between natural and reS. 3. On English Literature, by vealed religion consist? 2. Whethe Rev. F. Dibdin. 4. On Moral ther various publications have not Philosophy, by the Rev. Sideney appeared at different times which Sunith, evening preacher at the tend to obscure this difference, and Foundling Ilospital. 5. On Dra- to cause the advantages possessed matic Poetry, by the Rev. William by Christianity over the religion of Crowe, L. L. B. Public Orator of nature to be forgotten? 3. Whether the University of Oxford. 6. On in proportion as these writings are Zoology, by George Shaw, M. D. disseminated, and the two religions F. L. S. Librarian to the British assimilated to each other in every Museum). 7. On Belles Lettres, by point, the most fatal effects-may the Rev. John Hewlett, B.D. morn- not be expected to result to Chrising preacher at the Foundling. tianity, inorality, and the happiness 8. On Music, by W. Crotch, M. D. of man? Professor of Music in the University The prize is a gold medal of 400 of Oxford. 9. On the History of florins in value. The essays must Commerce, by the Rev. Edward be written either in Dutch, Latini, Forster. 10. On Drawing in Wa- French, or English. ter Colours, by W. M. Craig, Esq.

UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE AND CHURCH PREFER

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OXFORD, AUGUST 2. puty Regis Professor of Divinity, T

HIS day came on the election has been admitted to the degree of

at Merton College, when Doctor in Divinity, by royal manMessrs. Grimes, Davies, and Ronke, date. of that College, and Mr.'Duffield, The Rev. Thomas Jee, late of of Christ Church, were elected fel- Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, is inlows of that society.

stituted by the Lord Bishop of Lon16. On Sunday last arrived at don, to the Vicarage of Thaxted, Harwich, by the Husum packet, in Essex, vacated by the death of Charles Richard Vaughan, Esq. the Rev. Henry Maynard, and on one of the travelling fellows from the presentation of the Right Hon. this university. Mr. Vaughan, du- Lord Viscount Maynard. ring an absence from England of The Rev. Charles Robert Mare" five years, has visited the different shall, B. D. is instituted by the states of Europe, and travelled Bishop of Norwich to the vicarage through Asia Minor, Syria, and of Exning, near Newmarket. Persia, returning to Europe by the The Rev. Evelyn Levett Sutton, way of the Caspian sea.

has been collated by His Grace

the Archbishop of Canterbury, to' CAMBRIDGE, August 2. the Rectories of Holden in Kent, The Rev. Kichard Ramsden, and. St. Alphage with St. Mary Fellow of Trinity College, and De- Northgate in Canterbury. The

Rev. James Chartres, M. A. for- Lecturer of St. Mary's in that merly of King's College, Cam- town, on the resignation of the bridge, Chaplain to Lord Viscount Kev. G. Coryton. The Rev. James Curzon, and master of the gram- 'Stuart Mackenzie, M. A. formerly mar school at Atherstone in War- of Emanuel College, Cambridge, wickshire, is empowered by a dis- is instituted to the Rectory of Quidpensation to hold the Vicarage of denham in Norfolk, on the presenGodinanchester in Huntingdon-' tation of the Right Flon, the Earl shire, to which he has lately been of Albemarle. The Rev. Williain presented by the Dean and Chapter Kett, M. A. Chaplain to the most of Westminster, together with the noble the Marquis of Stafford, and Vicarage of West Haddon in North- Prebendary of the Church of Linamptonshire. The Rev John Con- coln, is empowered by a dispensastantine Cooke, late of Christ's tion to hold the Rectory of Mavis College, Cambridge, is instituted Enderby on his own petition, toto the Vicarage of Swiland in Suf- gether with the Rectory of Thorpefolk, on the presentation of the on-the-hill, on the presentation of king.

the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln, The Rev. Charles Valentine Le both in that county and diocese. Grice, late of Trinity College, The Right Hon. Lord Rous has apCambridge, lias been appointed by pointed the Rev. W. Spurden, of the unanimous vute of the Mayor Beccles, to be one of his domestic and Corporation of Penzance in Chaplains. Cornwall, perpetual Curate and

MONTHLY OBITUARY.

A The ampluteine. Cumberland; they

tool without any relative to inmany years Curate of that parish. At Swansea, the Earl of Laudaíf. fage 79.]

At Scotlow iu Norfolk, Thomas His lordship was in perfect health Blake, Esq. aged 79. To the most the evening before, and out walkinviolable integrity of conduct, lie ing and enjoying the beauties of joined a peculiar urbanity of man- the romantic scenery in the neighners, and in active benevolence bourhood of Swansea; he had also . and uniform kindness and atfection bespoke a Play for the following in the discharge of every parental evening. In the iuterim he was and domestic duty, few can have found dead in his bed. His lordsurpassed him. His hospitable ship is succeeded in his titles by his disposition, for which he was re- son Lord Matthew, M. P. for the markable, was not confined to his county of Tipperary. friends only, but diffused around On Sunday, August 3d, in the him, and the poorest of his neigh- thirty-eighth year of her aye, after bours shared the bounty of his ta- attending Divine service twice that ble, it having long been his custom day, and receiving the Sacrament, to have all the poor families in his Miss Bowyer, of Bradford in Yorkparish, dine, in their turn, at his shire; half an hour before her house, every Sunday.

death she had read prayers to hier At Tunbridge Wells, Sophia, servants, and at that time enjoyed Countess of Mount Edgecumbe, in her usual state of health. the 38th year of lier age.

At Beckingham in Kent, the Mr. Whitsell, one of His Ma- Dowager Lady Dacre, of Belhouse jesty's cooks, who has left property in Essex, and sister to the late Eari to th: amount of upwards of Camden.

At Llandelog, Pembrokeshire, fail to arrest the attention of the Ann Jolin, aged 102. She was fol- inost careless part of his audience, Iowed to the grave by 35 of her the church was numerously attendchildren, grand-children, and great- cd during his labours. So great an grand-children.

aversion had this excellent man At "netstone, aged 01, Mrs. against eating the bread of idleness, Holdsworth, wife of lll. John that while the church was rebuildHoldsvorth, after a few days ill- ing be made a tender of relinquishe ness, universally beloved by all who ing his salary unless a place should bad the pleasure of her acquaint- be procured in which he might of aure, and her boss will be ever ficiate; and this was the cause of regretted by her relations and the chapel of the Trinity House trends.

being opened until the new church [Smefurther particulars of the Rev. was finished. And so desirous was

Str. Molts, whose drath was Mr. Moises to cultivate a spirit of vinnounced in our last number, industry in others, that when as

sailed in the street by the sturdy It was about fifty years since beggu, he generally took the op. tut he came to Newcastle, to fill portunity of making a present to the office of hearl-master of the some poor but industrious person Iree Grammar School, where his who happened to be on the spot, assiduous attention gained him the and left the mendicant unnoticed. esteemot all the gentry in the neigh- When he was presented to the recborhood, and a retrospective view tory of Graystock, in Cumberland, of which could not fail of yielding he resigned the lecturership of All hinsell' the highest satisfaction, as Saints: and in a few years he also those labours contributed eminently resigned the living of Graystock, to form some of the most distinc continuing to reside in Newcastle, guished public characters in the where he preached at intervals till kringlom. Some years after his ar- within a few weeks of his death, to sivil he was appointed forenoon the great edification of his former incturer of All Sajuis church, which licarers. He was not merely reattire he tiled forubint thirty years vered by his own fiock, and the with unreining attention; and circle in which he moved, but all from the circumstance of his re- ranks, of whatever profession, bore ducing to practice the several vir- testimony to the excellence of his tues lic inculcared from the pulpit, character. He closed his earthly anded to a peculiar lunt siriking labours in the 85th year of his Dinner of delivery, which did not

age.

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Take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withe e stand in the evil day, and having done all to stand.

EPHESIANS vi. 13.

BIOGRAPHY.

Life of Dr. HICKES.

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(Concluded from page 85.) In September 1679, Dr. Hickes married; and the Decem

ber following he was created Doctor in Divinity at Oxford. The next year the king promoted him to a prebend of Worcester, and Archbishop Sancroft presented him with the vicarage of Allhallows, Barking. In December 1681, he was made Chaplain in ordinary to his Majesty; and in August 1683, Dean of Worcester. The bishopric of Bristol became vacant the following year, and Dr. Hickes inight have had it if he would; but missing that oppor, . tunity, the king died, and he lost all prospect of farther advancement; for he had distinguished bimself with too much zeal and strength against Popery to be any favourite with James the Second. In the beginning of that reign, the doctor experienced considerable trouble by the trial and condemnation of his elder brother John, for his concern in Monmouth's rebellion

John was a zea. lous Nonconforinist, and had been drawn in to take an active part with that misguided nobleman, whom he was accused of advising to take upon him the title of king. For this he was sentenced to be hung, and all the efforts of his brother to procure his pardon were of no avail. This we mention, because some bigotted Dissenters have

Vol. XI. Churchm. Mag. Septeuber 1806, Y falsely

falsely charged the dean with cruelly abandoning his uno fortunate brother in his distress.

In May 1686, Doctor Hickes quitted the vicarage of Barking, and went to settle on his deanry; the Bishop of Worcester having offered him the rectory of All-church, not far from that city, which he gladly accepted.

Upon the revolution in 1688, our Dean, with many others, refusing to take the oaths of allegiance to William and Mary, fell under the suspension in August, 1689, and he was deprived the February following. He continued, however, in possession till the beginning of May, when reading in the Gazette, that the deanry was granted to Mr. Talbot, afterwards successively Bishop of Oxford, Salisbury, and Durbam, he immediately drew up the following protestation and claim of right, which was affixed over the great entrance into the choir of the cathedral.

To Dr. John Jephcot, Subdean of this Cathedral Church of Worcester ;

and Dr. George Benson, Mr. William Hopkins, and Mr. Ralph Bottell, Prebendaries of the same; and to all the other Prebendaries and Members of this Cathedral Church of Worcester, as if expressly here named; and to Mr. John Price, the Chapter Clerk ; and to all others whom these presents may concern ; George Hickes, D.D. and Dean of this Cathedral Church, sendeth greeting.

" Know ye, that whereas the office, place, and dignity, of Dean of this Cathedral Church of Worcester, was given and granted unto me for a freehold, during my natural life, by leta ters patents, under the broad seal of King Charles II. of happy memory, who had an undoubted right to confer the same: And whereas I, the said George Hickes, in obedience to the said letters patents, was duly installed into the same office and freehold during my natural lite, according to the undoubted laws of the realm; and according to the said undoubted laws, which had alt the essentials of law, have for several years peaceably enjoyed the same: And whereas I am given to understand, that my right to the said office and dignity has of late been called in question, and that one Mr. Talbot, M. A. pretends a title to the

“Now, know ye, therefore, and every one of you, that I the the said George Mickes, desiring that no advantage may be taken against me, by not claiming what I conceive to be my just right, and that lest thereby I may seem to yield my legal title as determined; I do hereby publicly PROTEST and declare, that I do claim a legal right and title to the said office and dignity of Dean, against the said Mr. Talbot, and all other persons pretend

same.

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