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Paley, Thomas Scurfield, George J. Hubbard, Thomas Jones, Inigo W. Hornby, John Sharpe, Edmund

Sloane, George Brookfield, W. H.“ Barber, Charles C.

Tindal, Nicholas North, Isaac W. Philpott, John

MAGDALENE COLL. Edkins, Robert P. Bovell, Michael N. Inman, James W. Fawcett, S. G. Monck, William

Ottley, Lawrence Wood, Richard M.

Roper, Thos. A. Ramsay, William Tomlinson, W. R. Hopkins, J. Oliver Feachem, Algernon

EMMANUEL COLL.' Howard, W. H. Holmes, Wm. R. Anderson, Thomas Tate, Alexander Chambers, Thomas Sharp, John Heathcote, J. E. Cantrell, W. H. Thompson, John Williams, John Lydekker, G. W. Jacob, William B. Bathurst, Charles

Allen, George J. Kidd, Richard B. P. Milne, William

TRINITY COLL.

Wallace, George Tuck, William G. Quirk, Charles T. Pinckney, Wm. P. Kemplay, James Bury, William Brown, John H. Walford, Frederic

SIDNEY CCLL. Snow, Henry

Phelps, Robert Watson, John D. Matthew, Henry Fellowes, Richard Chatfield, Allen W. Huxtable, Anthony Birrell, Alex. Peters Birch, Henry Wm. Caton, John T. Fowler, W. S. Marriott, G. W. Lewis, William Campbell, Jas. W. Kimpton, W. T. Turner, Charles Marshall, Charles Skirrow, W. jun.

DOWNING COLL. Hawkins, C. J. Greaves, Alfred Kinglake, A, W. Mill, John Barker Haliburton, A. F. Fawcett, Joshua Fitzroy, Augustus Hornby, Robert Hall, Tansley

Bunbury, E. H. Hankinson, E, F. Dansey, Edward Barker, Joseph H. Lamb, Richard M. Boteler, William Nash, Andrew John Barker, W. Gibbs Brooking, A. Garden, Francis

BACHELORS OF ARTS.

H. T. Thomson, Magdalene Coll.
R. Thorp, Emmanuel Coll.
F. R. Simpson, Trinity Coll.

EMMANUEL COLLEGE.

The Rev. Thomas Spence Phelps, M.A. of Balliol College, has been incorporated M.A. of Emmanuel College.

PETER HOUSE.
John Cocker, Esq. B.A. of St. Peter's
College, in this University, was elected
Fellow of that Society.

TRINITY COLLEGE. The Hon. Thomas Manners Sutton, eldest son of Lord Manners; the Hon. Hugh Fortescue, eldest son of Lord Ebrington; Lord John Manners, second son of the Duke of Rutland; Lord Ed. ward Howard, second son of the Earl of Surrey; and Sir Claude William Champion de Crespigny, Bart., are admitted of Trinity College.

bury Everard, M.A. of Balliol College, Vicar of Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland, to Charlotte, eldest daughter of the Rev. Wm. Chester, M.A, of Merton College, Rector of Denton and of Walpole St. Peter.

At Bolton-by-Ballard, Yorkshire, the Rev. Robert Wm. Goodenough, M.A. Student of Christ Church, and Vicar of Whittingham, Northumberland, to Elizabeth Anne, eldest daughter of the late Anthony Littledale, Esq.

At Walcot Church, Bath, by the Rev. Henry W. B. Daubeny, B.A. of Trinity College, the Rev. Thomas Richard Brooke, B.A. Gentleman-Commoner of St. Mary Hall, and of Avening, Glou. cestershire, to Frances Harriet, youngest daughter of the late Thumas George, Esq. of Bath.

At the Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton, the Rev. Arthur Johnson, B.A. late of Christ Church, and youngest son of the Rev. Dr. Johnson, Rector of St. Perran, Uthnoe, Cornwall, to Matilda, eldest daughter of the late Rev. J. Wainwright, Rector of Sturmer, Essex.

At St. George's Church, Hanoversquare, the Rev. G. Bingham, M.A. of Melcombe Bingham, county of Dorchester, and late of Worcester College, to Frances Byam Blagrave, only daughter of A. Blagrave, Esq. formerly of the Hon. East India Company's Bengal Civil Establishment.

At St. Helen's Church, Abingdon, by the Rev. N. Dodson, the Rey. William

MARRIAGES. At Wheat Hill, T. Tromp Tyrvil Orgill, Esq. of Worcester College, to Harriet, daughter of the Rev. J. Churton, Rector of Wheat Hill, and Burwarton, Salop.

Ac Denton, Norfolk, the Rev. Salis

Strange, of Liverpool, to Mary, second

BIRTHS, daughter of the late William Davies, At Bishop's Penn, Jamaica, the lady Esq. of Abingdon.

of the Lord Bishop of Jamaica, of a son. At Thundridge, Herts, the Rev. Wm. At Woodhill, Portshead, the lady of James Dampier, of Christ College, Cam- the Rev. John Ashley, of a daughter. bridge, to Elizabeth Isabella, only daugh- Ac Englefield, the lady of the Rev. ter of the late John Martin Leake, Esq. Henry J. Cooper, of a daughter. R.N.

At St. Mellion Rectory, Cornwall, the Rev. R. Dunn, of Whitchurch, Hants,

lady of the Rev. G, H. Somerset, of a to Emily Harriet, daughter of the late

daughter. J. Baptist Loeffel, Esq. of Brussels.

At the Rectory, Woodford, Essex, the Rev. T. Neville Burgoyne, eldest son Lady of the Rev. W. Parr Phillips, of of Sir J. J. Burgoyne, to Frances, daugh- Trinity College, of a son, still-born. ter of the Rev. J. Buck, Rector of Clonoe, At the Vicarage, Loders, near BridIreland.

port, the lady of the Rev. Francis Rev. George Morris, B.A. eldest son

M'Carthy, of a daughter. of Capt. Morris, R.N. to Susan Emma,

At Wick, the lady of the Rev. T. L. youngest daughter of the late William

Wheeler, late of Worcester College, of a Wandby, Esq. of Coldham Hall, Cam

daughter. bridgeshire,

Ac East Walton Vicarage, Norfolk, Rev. J. H. Chichester, of Arlington, the lady of the Rev. George Coldham, of Devonshire, to Mary Ann Gertrude

a daughter. Whyte, daughter of Robert Moyser, Esq. At Widcombe Crescent, Bath, the lady of Hotham Hall, Yorkshire.

of the Rev. J. A. Savage, of a daughter. At Christ Church, St. Marylebone, At the Rectory, Cheveley, Mrs.James the Rev. A. Fennell, to Lavinia, third T. Bennet, of a daughter. daughter of the late J. Slater, Esq. of At the Vicarage, Sutton Courtney, Hall-place, St. John's-wood,

Berks, the lady of the Rev.Charles Penny, At Dublin, the Rev. James Jones, M.A. of Pembroke College, of a son. third son of the Rev. James Jones, of The lady of J. J. Ramsay, Esq. Urney, to Isabella, second daughter of Christ's Hospital, Hertford, of a daughthe Rev. Thomas Quin, of Wingfield, ter. county of Wicklow.

At the Grammar School, Bath, the At Bathwick Church, the Rev. Thomas

lady of the Rev. J. R. Pears, M.A. of Curme, of Lasborough House, in the a daughter. county of Gloucester, and late of Wor

At Folkestone, Kent, the lady of the cester College, to Mary Anne, youngest Rev. Peter Spencer, Rector of Ewell, daughter of the late John Hellyar, Esq. Kent, of a son. of Sherborne.

At the house of her father, at BridgeAt Richmond, Surrey, the Rev.George water, the Widow of Joseph Anstice, Trevor, S.C.L. of Magdalen Hall, and Esq. formerly Student of Christchurch, Chaplain to the Forces in Madras, to and late Professor of Classics in the Elizabeth Louisa, eldest daughter of London University, of a daughter. Christopher P. Garrick, Esq. of Rich

The lady of the Rev. William Bennett, mond, and of Cleve, Somersetshire.

of Upper Norton-street, London, of a At Bloomsbury Church, the Rev. daughter. Adam Nelson, M.A. of St. Peter's The lady of the Rev. Richard Cargill, College, Cambridge, and of Somerly, of Catherine Hall, Cambridge, of a son. Lincolushire, to Miss Elizabeth Ives

At Oulton, the lady of the Rev. John Dialls Stubbs, of Great Queen-street, Bell, of a son. Lincoln's Inn-fields.

At the Rectory, Stanford Dingley, the At St. John's, Paddington, the Rev. lady of the Rev. C. Holloway, of a son. Dr. Buckland, of Sidney Sussex College, At Chilton Rectory, Wilts, the lady of Cambridge, Head Master of Uppingham the Rev. J. L. Popham, B.A. of WadGrammar School, and Vicar of Peas. ham College, of a daughter. marsh, Sussex, to Catherine, widow of At Leigh Rectory, the lady of the the Rev. John James Cory, late Vicar Rev. Henry Somers Cocks, M.A. of of Aylsham, Norfolk.

Christ Church, of a daughter.

TO CORRESPONDENTS. We trust the patience of our readers will not be exhausted in waiting for our forthcoming volume of Music. As far as we are concerned they may be assured of no unnecessary delay.

Many thanks to "H. D."-"D. I. E."-" R. J."-" E, G," and our other numerous friends and Correspondents.

THE

CHRISTIAN REMEMBRANCER.

SEPTEMBER, 1836.

REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.

Art. I.-The Ministerial Character of Christ practically considered.

By CHARLES R. Sumner, D.D., Bishop of Winchester. A New
Edition, revised and enlarged. London: Hatchard & Son.
Pp. xix. 573.

The practical and important subject of this work claims for it more than ordinary consideration; and our readers will be gratified by our reviewing it at some length, though a short review of the former edition has already appeared in our journal. The character of the author, and his known experience in all the duties of a christian minister, place the volume beyond our criticism : we shall not, therefore, notice the few expressions to which we might except, but offer a general outline of its nature and arrangement; a task, however, by no means easy, from the extensive range of subject which it embraces, and the richness and variety of its illustrations.

Powerfully as the Ordination Service sets forth the importance of the ministerial office, the words of God, which every minister should feel to be addressed to himself, are yet more awfully impressive : “Son of man, I have set thee for a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, 0 wicked man, thou shalt surely die ; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but HIS BLOOD WILL I REQUIRE AT THINË HAND!"

Our own observation fully confirms this fearful view of the Clergyman's responsibility; for we see how greatly the character of a whole parish depends upon him. Is he faithful, zealous, and prudent; apt to teach ; in all things an example? Blessings spring up around him. Is he, though not immoral, yet careless and worldly? His influence is a blight upon the souls of the people. An idle, a vain, a covetous, an

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ambitious Clergyman—what words can express the mischief he creates, and the guilt that he incurs !

He who makes himself responsible for the salvation or perdition of souls, by taking upon himself the vows of God, surrenders by the very act all title to slothful ease and self-indulgence. While the shepherd takes his pleasure, the sheep are wandering, and the wolf riots in his prey. Other men may retrieve the consequences of their negligence; but to the Clergyman nothing remains but unavailing regrets. No pleasure for him but that which may be found in his duty. From the day he puts his hand to the plough, to that when he shall give account to the Master, his life must be filled with determined exertion and resolute self-denial. By fervent prayer, by constant watchfulness, by holy jealousy, by unceasing labours, he must in all things approve himself both to God and man: no rest for him but in heaven.

Yet, if the duty be thus arduous, and the charge weighty, he is not left to perform and sustain it alone. The office he bears is conferred with the power of the Holy Ghost; and his Lord and Master, even Christ, in sending him forth invested with his own authority, hath left for his encouragement the promise of his own present help, and for his guidance the example of his own ministry.

I. For though our Lord came chiefly as a Redeemer, yet was he also a prophet and teacher, “ the true light, that lighteth every man that cometh into the world;" surpassing the most distinguished prophets who had gone before him in the scope and variety of his instructions, as much as he excelled them in the nature and dignity of his person. For the objects of their mission were limited; but his revelation was universal, complete, and final. He made known the divine will as none but the only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, could declare it. He showed forth the divine character, the excellence of its glory, its unspeakable goodness, and perfect love, as no inferior messenger could display it. The most highly favoured of God's messengers and prophets cannot compare with him, whether in personal majesty and authority, or in the fulness and constancy of divine illumination. In all things he hath the pre-eminence. And as the purposes and dispositions of a king are seen in the conduct of his ambassador, so in the deportment and message of Christ God is presented to us under a form and character which encourages us to draw near ; forgiving Father, full of mercy and love towards his erring children ;-a Saviour, reconciled by an expiatory sacrifice of his own appointment.

Still he sustains his office of teacher as long as we stand in need of his heavenly aid. Still he speaks to us by his appointed ministers i with whom, according to his parting declaration, he is, even to the end of the world. Sent forth to their work in his strength, and with the assurance that he will glorify himself in their weakness, while they have

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his word and message faithfully to deliver, they have also his example to observe and imitate ; an example, not like that of man, in whom distinguished virtues rarely exist without some alloy of kindred infirmities, and who can rarely display a happy union of opposite excellences, but one in all things perfect.

II. The first point which claims attention in our Lord's ministry is the preparation to which he submitted. It might have been expected that he would commence his advent and ministry together, entering at once on his mission in the fulness of the Father's strength; yet we find that he submitted to a course of preparation, which, independent of his divine commission, was calculated to fit him for the work to which he came.

Though his functions as a teacher were to cease at so early a period, yet he did not anticipate the customary season for their commencement, according to the regulations of the Levitical priesthood. He was brought up in privacy, and subject to the will of his parents; and continued dwelling in retirement till his thirtieth year. He was prepared for undertaking his public duties by baptism; by tastings and watchings; by exposure to the temptations of Satan; by attend ance on John's ministry. He entered upon them in obedience to a divine call, He took no step except under the guidance of the Spirit. His way was made straight before him, his script provided, and his loins girded for the enterprise, as if in illustration of the precept of the wise man—" Prepare thy work without, .... and afterwards build."- P. 51.

So John the Baptist was prepared for his important office, as the harbinger of the Messiah, and a preacher of repentance, by miraculous circumstances connected with his birth, which were calculated to fix general attention, and to create expectation of something extraordinary ; and by a life of hardship and self-denial in the deserts, up to the time of his appearing to Israel. So also the apostles were gradually trained by the society, instruction, and example of their Lord, before they entered upon their appointed duty, to be preachers of his doctrine, and witnesses of his resurrection.

If, then, the forerunner of our Lord, if our Lord himself, if the apostles, who were to be qualified with miraculous gifts and powers of the Holy Ghost, entered not upon their sacred office uncalled, nor without due preparation, how great must be their presumption who, with no warrant but their own self-sufficiency, take upon themselves the awful charge of the ministry! And how great the sin and folly of those lawfully called, who enter on their office without that retirement, that profound study, that deep meditation, and that fervent prayer, by which alone they may be enabled to sustain so great a charge !

III. The ministers of Christ are continually taught to feel their infirmities. While they speak the wisdom of God, they are compelled to mourn over their own ignorance. While they declare the power of God, they are themselves bowed down with weakness. Exposed, like their bretliren, to all the temptations, snares, and trials of this life, they

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