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CROSSING WRITING.— It is making less account of the reader's time than of the writer's paper, which is neither justice nor good manners. The practice is of female origin ; but then women have so much to say, that really hardly any dimensions of paper can suffice; and besides they have so much time to read in. So that, though I am, I trust, amongst the last of all mankind to rebel against their sovereignty, or to set at nought their example, this is, I humbly presume, a case of exception ; nay, would not my correspondent do well to consider whether this be not an encroachment on a privilege, rather than an act of humble imitation. Women like to restrict their own waists, so as to obtain what they deem (and very justly) an enchanting contrast; but writers across the page may be assured, that (unless I am greatly out in my philosophy), there is nothing that they more loathe than the stays-wearing, rump-padded, pigeon-breasted thing—though game-cocks' spurs garnish its heels, and Hanoverian whiskers encircle the ever-open hole in its empty head.—Cobbet.
CAUTION TO English LADIES OF RANK--How the late Persian Ambassador took so much in Europe, and particularly in England, is quite unaccountable; for in his own country be is considered as a man uupossessed of any one good or pleasing quality; and his conversation is liable to become so gross and disgusting, that it must have been dangerous for any female of delicacy to discourse with him. Certainly he has but ill repaid the kindness and hospitality he met with in England. Although he has, for a long time past, and I believe still receives, a considerable annuity from the English Government, and has returned to Persia loaded with its presents, he constantly opposes its interests, and talks of it before his countrymen generally in very slighting terms, He carried a number of handsome shawls with bim to England, which he boasts to have bartered there for the favours of the first women of the land ; and talks openly, by name, of the ladies of rank, duchesses, and others, with whom he has had affairs of gallantry; and a whole host of minor females, some of whose letters he produces in Persian parties, and reads out, to vouch for the truth of his statements, which are doubted, more from his notorious falsity, than from any confidence in the virtue of our fair countrywomen. He produces, too, a miniature picture, which has been shown to the King as that of his mistress, without concealing the name ; which, I regret to say, is that of a lady highly connected, and I believe, considered respectable. It is to be hoped that this return for the kindness, no doubt innocently shown to a stranger by our countrywomen, will serve as a lesson of caution in future ; and that every Englishwoman will recollect how such kindness may be misconstrued, when lavished on a person of whose real character they may be ignorant. It perhaps may matter little to them what opinion may be entertained of them in a distant semi-harbarous land like Persia ; but it severely shocks the few of their countrymen who may wander there to hear those lightly and irreverently spoken of, whose society they languish to enjoy.- Fraser's Khorassan.
CATALOGUE RAISONNEE OF THE DEPRIVED Bishops Of 1698.—These were, the meek, pious, and learned Dr. Sancroft, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury; the seraphic Dr. Kenn, Bishop of Bath and Wells; the evangelical Dr. Turner, Bishop of Ely; the vigilant Dr. Lake, Bishop of Chichester ; the resolute and undaunted Dr. White, Bishop of Peterborough ; the unchangeuble Dr. Lloyd, Bishop of Norwich; and the irreproachable Dr. Frampton, Bishop of Gloucester.--History of Faction.
THE WAY TO LAMBETH.-In the year 1681, Dr. South, who was then one of the chaplains in ordinary to Charles II., being in waiting, preached before the king upon these words, The lot is cast into the lap, but the disposing of it is of the Lord. Wherein, having spoken of the various dispensations of providence, and the unaccountable accidents and particulars of life, he introduces these three examples of unexpected advancement after this manner:
“Who, that had looked upon Agathocles, first handling clay, and making pots under his father, and afterwards turning robber, could have thought, that from such a condition, he should come to be King of Sicily?
“Who, that had seen Masinello, a poor fisherman, with his red cap and his angle, would have reckoned it possible to see such a pitiful thing, within a week after, shining in his cloth of gold, and with a word or a nod absolutely commanding the whole city of Naples ?
“ And who, that had beheld such a bankrupt, beggarly, fellow, as Cromwell, first entering the Parliament house with a threadbare torn cloak, and greasy hat, (perhaps neither of them paid for,) could have suspected, that in the space of so few years, he should, by the murder of one king, and the banishment of another, ascend the throne ?” At which the king fell into a violent fit of laughter, and turning to the lord Rochester, said, “ Ods fish, Lory, your chaplain must be a bishop ; therefore put me in mind of him at the next death."-Life of Dr. South.
FRENCH ECCLESIASTICAL Notions of LICENTIOUSNESS.-The illness of the little Duke of Burgundy, whose intelligence was much talked of, for a long time occupied the court. Great endeavours were made to find out the cause of his malady, and illnature went so far as to assert, that his nurse, who had an excellent situation at Versailles, had communicated to him a nasty disease. The King showed Madame de Pompadour the information he had procured from the province she came from, as to her conduct. A silly bishop thought proper to say she liad been very licentious in her youth. The poor nurse was told of this, and begged that he might be made to explain himself. The bishop replied, that she had been at several balls in the town in which she lived, and that she had gone with ber neck uncovered. The poor man actually thought this the height of licentiousness. The king, who had been at first uneasy, when he came to this, called out, “What a fool!”- Vemvirs of Madame du Haussei.
OXFORD. January 14.-Congregations will be holden for the purpose of granting Graces and conferring Degrees, on the following days in the ensuing term, viz.
Thursday, January 19, Thursday, 26; Saturday, February 4; Tuesday, 7; Thursday, 16 ; Thursday, 23 ; Thursday, March 2; Thursday, 9; Saturday, 18.
No person will, on any account, be admitted as a candidate for the degree of BA. or MA., or for that of BCL., without proceeding through Arts, whose name is not entered in the book kept for that purpose at the Vice-Chancellor's house, before nine o'clock in the evening of the day preceding the day of Congregation.
The Congregation on Tuesday, February 7, is holden, as provided in the dispensation, for intermitting the forms and exercises of determination, expressly for the purpose of receiving from the Deans or other Officers of their respective Colleges or Halls, the names of such Bachelors of Arts as have not yet determined ; and their names har. ing been so signified to the House, and thereupon inserted in the Register of Congregation, they may, at any time, in the same, or in any future term, be admitted to all the rights and privileges to which they would have been entitled by the intermitted forins or exercises, January 19,—The following gentlemen were admitted :
Bachelor in Divinity.
Masters of Arts.
Bachelor of Arts.
Rev. J. Barton, St. Mary Hall. January 21.--This being the first day of Lent Term, the following degrees were conferred :
Bachelor in Ciril Law.
Master of Arts.
Bachelors of Arts.
CAMBRIDGE. January 6.—The Hulsean Prize for the last year has been adjudged to Mr. Arthur Tozer Russel, of St. John's College, for his dissertation on the following subject :“ In what respect the law is a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ.”
The following is the subject of the Hulsean Prize Essay for the present year :-" A critical Examination of our Saviour's Discourses with regard to the Evidence which they afford of his Divine Nature.”
January 13.—The Rev. Temple Chevalier, MA. late Fellow and Tutor of Catharine Hall, is elected Hulsean Lecturer for the present year.
The following are the names of the students who took their degrees at the Bachelors'
15 Stansfield, Trinity.
16 Hodgson, Trinity. 3 Metcalfe, John's.
17 Otter, E. Jesus.
18 Webb, Trinity.
20 Salkeld, Trinity.
21 Keeling, John's.
22 Goodhart, Trinity. 9 Willis, Caius.
23 Wells, 10 Fisher, Pembroke.
Caius. 11 Julian, Queen's.
John's. 12 Mason, Trinity.
26 Wollaston, Caius. 13 Clinton, Caius.
C. C. C. 14 Eyre,
17 Otter, G. Jesus.
Peter's. 3 Lawson, John's.
19 Borrett, Caius. 4 Clutton, Emmanuel.
20 Smedley, Trinity. 5 Edmonds, Trinity.
21 Fearon, John's. 6 Hales, Trinity.
22 Kinglake, Trinity. 7 Welch, Pembroke.
John's. 8 Heald, Trinity.
21 Baker, Sidney. 9 Marsden, John's.
25 Steggal, Jesus. 10 Blissard, John's.
26 Gretton, John's. 11 Maynard, Pembroke.
27 Gibson, Sidney. 12 Ashington, Trinity
28 Gibson, John's. 13 Burnell, Queen's.
Jesus. 14 Gilderdale, Catherine's.
31 Collins, Trinity.
John's. 2 Atkinson, jun., Trinity.
Christ, 3 Russell, Peter's.
16 Flavell, John's. 4 Shepherd, Trinity.
17 Bissett, Magdalen. 5 Greensall, John's.
18 Rawlings, Queen's. 6 Hopkins, John's.
21 Bawtree, Jesus.
Pembroke. 10 Patton, Trinity.
24 Foster, John's.
25 Purton, Trinity.
2 Rawes, C. C. C.
ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS. Orford.--Rev. Alexander Duncan, to the parish of Caylton, Ayrshire; Patron, the King.–Rev. W. Thresher, to the Vicarage of Tichfield, Hants ; Patron, H. P. Delme, Esq. of Cams Hall.- Rev. Henry Butterfield, to the Rectory of Brockdish, Norfolk ; Patron, William Wigney, Esq. of New Timber-place, Essex.-Rev. Dr. Coppard, to the Rectory of Farnborough, Hants. Rev. W. Carter, to the Rectory of Quarrington, Lincolnshire.
Cambridge.-Rev. Christopher Benson, M.A. to be a Canon or Prebendary of the Cathedral Church of Worcester.-Rev. J. Horner, to the Rectory of South Preston, Lincolnshire ; Patron, Lord Bexley.
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LIST OF PROJECTED WORKS.
The Labours of Idleness, or Seven Nights' Entertainments. By Guy Penseral.
Ready for publication, The Tourist's Grammar, or Rules relating to the Scenery and Antiquities incident to Travellers ; compiled from the first Authorities, and including an Epitome of Gilpin's Principles of the Picturesque. By the Rev. T. D. Fosbroke, M.A. F.A.S.
In the Press, Greece l'indicated; being the result of Observations made during a Visit to the Morea and Hydra in 1825: to which is added, an Examination of the Journals of Messrs. Pecchio, Emerson, and Humphreys. By Count Alerino Palma.
Dr. Donnegan has just completed in one vol. 8vo. his Greek and English Lexicon, upon the Plan of Schneider's very popular German and Greek Lexicon, and adapted to the use of the English Student from his going to School till he leaves the University.
In the Press, A Practical View of the Present State of Slavery in the West Indies. By Alexander Barclay.
Dr. John Mason Goode, F.R.S. has a new work in the Press, entitled, The Book of Nature; being a Succession of Lectures formerly delivered at the Surrey Institution, as a popular Illustration of the general Laws and Phenomena of Creation. The work will be comprised in 3 vols. 8vo.
Shortly will be published, Memoirs of the Court of Henry the Eighth, including an Account of the Monastic Institutions in England at that Period.
Miss Benger has iu the Press, Memoirs of Henry the Fourth of France.
Shortly will be published, in 4to. price 12s. proofs, royal 4to. price 16s., India proofs, royal 4to. price 1l. 4s., India proofs before the letters, imperial 4to. price 11. 15s., No. I. of a Picturesque Tour in Spain, Portugal, and along the Coast of Africa, from Tangiers to Tetuan. By J. Taylor, Knight of the Royal Order of the Legion of Honour, and one of the Authors of the Voyage Pittoresque dans l'Ancienne France. The whole will be comprised in 22 Parts, each containing five engravings, with letter-press descriptions ; and a full account of the Journey will be published in one of the latter numbers.
A new work, by the Author of the Journal of an Exile, is spoken of as in progress, entitled Recollections of a Pedestrian, wbich is to contain a further variety of those characteristic narratives of foreign domestic history, which have been so much admired in his former work. It is expected to be comprised in 3 vols. post 8vo., and to be ready in the course of the present month.
Ready for Publication, Traditions and Recollections, domestic, clerical, and literary; in whicli are included Letters of Charles II., Cromwell, Fairfax, Edgecumbe, Macaulay, Wolcot, Opie, Whitaker, Gibbon, Buller, Courtenay, Moore, Downman, Drewe, Seward, Darwin, Cowper, Hayley, Hardinge, Sir Walter Scott, and other distinguished characters. By the Rev. L. Polwhele, Vicar of Newlyn and St. Anthony, and an Honorary Associate of the Royal Society of Literature. În 2 vols. 8vo.
LIST OF WORKS JUST PUBLISHED,
Causes of the Slow Progress of Christian Truth. A Discourse delivered before the Western l'nitarian Society, in the Conigre Meeting House, Trowbridge, Wilts, on Wednesday, July 13, 1825. By Robert Aspland. Price 1s.
Two Sermons preached in the Chapel in Lewin's Mead, Bristol, on the morning and evening of Sunday, October 16, 1825. On the future state of the Righteous, occasioned by the lamented death of Mrs. Mary Rowe, the wife of the Rev. John Rowe, one of the Ministers of Lewin's Mead Chapel. On numbering our days; suggested by a recent unusual mortality in the congregation. By Robert Aspland. Price 2s.
The Dutch Salmagundi of M. Paul Van Hemest. 8vo,
A Translation of Mignet's History of the French Revolution, with Portraits, 2 vols. 8vo. 11. 5s.
Memoirs of the Margravine of Anspach. Written by herself. 2 vols. 8vo. 11. 8s.
Private Memoirs of the Court of Louis XV. By Madame du Hausset. Post 8vo. 73. 6.
Hebrew Tales, selected and translated from the Writings of the ancient Hebrew Sages; to which is prefixed an Essay on the Uninspired Writings of the Hebrews. Small 8vo. 73. 6d.
Thoughts on the Advancement of Academical Education in England. 8vo. sewed. The Last Man, a Romance. 2 vols. post 8vo. 11. 7s.
The Second Number of The Dublin Philosophical Journal and Scientific Review, Price 7s.6d.
Brambletye House ; a Novel. By one of the Authors of Rejected Addresses.