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Defence of Bishop Bagot.
[Jan. vate Tuition Dean Jackson did intro-, Examinations at the close of every duce, from time to time, very consi- Term, usually known by the name of derable improvements; and they were, “ Collections,” and which are slated, like all his other measures, judicious in the “ Memoir,” to have been "reand useful. But it is not so clear, in vived” in 1783. The Institution is what sense he is said to have reno really antient; but it was in the latter vated "altogether the course of Public part of Dean Markham's time that it Instruction, and reinstated the Public assumed the efficient form which it Lecturers in their functions."
has ever since continued to retain.The facts will be fouod to be these. Your present Correspondent, togeThe Public Lectures are classed in ther with numerous contemporaries, three departments; Divinity, pure had for fourteen times to stand before Mathematics, and Logic, with its kin- the Examination Table, while Dean dred subjects. The establishment of Bagot sat at the head of it ;-aud they a Lecture in Divinity is perhaps coëval all found it expedient to beware of with the foundation of Christ Church. going there unprepared. For the last fifty years, at least, it Whether, after 1783," the Apnual has (except with accidental iotermis- Speeches of the Censors became insions) been read constantly during vested with additional dignity and every term, and attended regularly. weight” (see Geot. Mag. Nov. page In 1783, and for some time autece. 460), it is not for the present Writer dently, Dr. Randolph (afterwards Bp. to decide. It is certain ihat, for some of London) had the office of Divinity years immediately preceding that date, Reader. The two other departments Bishop Randolph and Bishop Jackof the Public Lectures were established son had held the office ; and (whether under the auspices of Dean Markham, it were owing to their eloquent exand had become (in addition to the hortation, or to any other cause) it Tutor's usual courses of private in- is certain also, that the University struction) an effective part of the ge- Prize for Latin verse came into Dean neral system in 1774. From that time Bagot's College for five successive to the present, they have gone on years: the victors being, in 1777, with little variation. They have al- Lord Colchester; in 1978, the late ways been delivered, one or the other Mr. Sawkins; in 1779, Lord Grenof them, daily, during Term; the at- ville; in 1780, Marquis Wellesley; tendance of the young men, according and, in 1781, the present Dean of to their standing, having been cou.
Christ Church. stantly required, and their progress, In the domestic exercises, likewise, from time to time, the subject of re which are specified in the “ Memoir," gular inquiry ;- not less so during viz. in the weekly Themes and Verses, Dean Bagot's time than it has been and the annual College Competitious, ever since. When it is recollected, in Latin verse and prose (not forgetthat through the whole period of his ting the elegant Lent verses), all the Deanery, down to 1783, all these foregoing names, together with many Public Lectures were in the hands of others, their conteniporaries in Dean Bishop Randolph and of Dr. William Bagol's time, were continually con. Jackson (afterwards Bp. of Oxford), it spicuous. Nor did the succeeding race does not appear that in that very year degenerate from the fair example. the Lectures could be renovated, or All the material points of the “ Methe Lecturers “reiostated.” It may moir," which appear to affect Bishop be added, that, very soon after Dr. Bagot's reputation, have pow, it is Cyril Jackson bad become Dean, both presuned, been satisfactorily explainthese distinguished men quitted this, ed. If any, having the same tendency, together with their other collegiale remain unnoticed, it is because they employments, in consequence of pro- are obviously trite and trifling : for motion, but that the sanie courses of the singular conceit of restraining the Public Lectures were carried on by youth from “goiog to batbe *, or their successors for many years after, other public diversions," and the and under Dean Jackson's direction, whimsical groupe of “ Tutors, Portupon the same plan as before.
ers, and other Servants,” co-operating A history nearly the same with the in a “System of Police,” (page 459, foregoing inay be given of another col. 2), cannot be serious. essential part of the Christ Church discipline; uamely, of the system of * Bathe was a typographical error for balls.
1820.] Bp. Bagot.—Mr. Taylor and M. Boissonade. 5
It must, after all, appear extraor- With modest glebe, and tithes paid un. dinary, that upon a subject possessing
compellid, so much intrinsic matter for eulo. And not in title only · Reverend' held. gium, recourse has been had to the And O the Greek, the Roman Muse, be
mine, weak topics of comparison and contrast. Dr. Cyril Jackson's high cha- And mine a Wife-worth more than all
the Nine ! racter did not require that others What more? I bid you, Care and Pain, should be lowered, for the sake of
good bye increasing its elevation. It did not Remains but-last great task-to learn need the expedient of displaying its to die. Justre by darkening the objects which Before I dismiss this venerable sub. surrounded it. The virtues which ject, I cannot help noticing, that the commanded the devotion of all who classical compliment paid to Dr. Jackcame within his sphere, and the tran
son's memory in the last Westminscendent powers which be so loog de
ster Prologue (see it in vol. LXXXIX. dicated to the service of Public Edu- ii. p. 600), obviously refers to the cation and to the support of Orthodox preceding lines. F. WRANGHAM. Religion, offered from within themselves copious sources of just and ap
Jan. 14. propriate panegyric. But it should pot have been forgotten, that Bishop AS a proof that, notwithstanding Bagot also deserved well of his Col- all
times subsisted, and will, I fear, lege and of his University, and of the
ever subsist, between the English and Church of England.
the French, the best understanding SUUM CUIQUE. P.S. As the Writer of this paper ters of both Nations ; I send you the
prevails amongst the celebrated Wri has rested the proof of bis facts chiefly inclosed, which I request you would upon bis personal testimony, his name
have the goodness to insert in your is communicated to Mr. Urban bere.
valuable Magazine. The original with.
Letter has been in my hands, and I
make myself responsible for its auMr. URBAN, Hunmanby, Jun. 13.
M. F. H.
HAVE great pleasure in trans-
Mr. Thomas Taylor, the Platonist,
sent by a Mr. Johnson, who is related your Magazine for Dec. 1819, p. 487, by the grateful Pupil of Dean Bagot, lations of Jamblichus's Life of Pytha
to the Duke of Welliogton, his Transwhom Cowper classed with Louth, iu
goras, and of Select Works of Ploti. a distich of high complinyent, io one
nus, to Mons. Boissodade, Greek Proof his rhymed compositions.
fessor of the University of Paris, acSi mihi, și liceat traducere leniter ævum,
companied with the following loscripNon pompam, nec opes, nec mihi regna
tion : peto :
“ Viro eruditissimo Boissonado,
Δωρον τουτο μικρον μεν,
Sed μεγάλου τιμήματος τεκμηρίων, ,
On the receipt of which the Pro-
J. F. Boissopa de.
The greatest part of his wishes were et Plotinum à té elegantissime vervacula granted; and he had, happily for lingua versos tradidit; pro quo munere himself, the unwonted moderation to
gratissimo, gratias tibi, ut par est, ago acquiesce in them. He did not desi maximas. Ni me fallit Bibliopola quidam derate more than enough. I take Lipsiensis, qui non paucis abhinc annis,
vanis me promissis delusit, spero fore ut leave to attempt a hasty version:
possim tibi brevi, Proclum in Cratylum a Oh might I gently wear my life away, me e codicibus editum offerre, αντιδωρος Not moil'd with wealth, or powers impérial tenuissimum, pro splendidis illis, erudi. sway;
[nook, tissimisque voluminibus, quibus me tam
“ Lutet, Sept. 19, 1816."
A Letter from Mr. Twining to his Brother. [Jan. The following extract from a it is evident, that the laws already in Letter written in 1795 by Mr. Twin- force; interpreted by juries as we find ing to his late brother, the Rev. they arem-are insufficient to prevent Thomas Twining, at Colchester, bas these Meetings, and to stop the open been transmitted to us. It is so ap communication of these opinions. plicable to the present times, avd According to my notion, any Concontains so much good sense, that stitution that would not admit, upon we have great pleasure in laying any account whatever, of any alterit before our Readers. Edit. ation, would be a bad Constitution : “ London, Nov. 27, 1795.
it would be a bad Constitution for “11th head. The Meeting in Pu
such beings as men.
I have adopted lace-yard.-Could Mr. Fox and the the present and popular meaning of a Duke of Bedford possibly imagine, Constitution ; a thing made up, one that from such a Meeting the sense
would think, of a given unalterable of the inbabitants of Westminster was quantity of rights, privileges, liberties, to be collected ? Mr. Wilkes was
&c. : whereas the Constitution is ra. once told, by his adversaries, that ther, I imagine, composed of, King, they would take the sense of the Lords, and Commons: who have a Ward, — do,' replied Wilkes, and right to alter the quantities of rights, I will take the nonsense of the Ward, liberties, &c. When certain rights, and beat you 10 to 1.'—This subject privileges, and liberties, were secured leads me naturally enough, to my
to us, by our ancestors (whether by 12th head, the Times.-I am most
Charter, or the Bill of Rights, or any sorry to see such times! but if I were other way, it matters not), the object to indulge myself in expressing my
was, that we should be the better, sorrow; if I were to say all I think, i. e. the happier for them. If those iny Letter (pretty long already) would
ancestors could have foreseen, that swell beyond, far beyond, Letler size; their descendants would, at some disand yet I cannot remain wholly si- tant day, use a part of those rights lent. —To be as brief then as I can.
and liberties to confound all right, I think I may make a new division of and all liberty: that the best part of the inhabitants of this island. I
the Constitution would be employed divide them into the Supporters, and
to overthrow the Constitution itself; the Opposers, of the two Bills, now
and that thus, what was intended to before Parliament. I consider the form, would actually destroy our bapSupporters of the Bills, as persons piness: if our venerable ancestors wishing to preserve the Constitution could have foreseen all this, would of this country, and to secure us
they have secured to us so many from that scene of horror which must rights and so much liberty ? Certainly attend its overthrow.-) consider the
not. But, unfortunately, we see, Opposers of the Bills, either as persons
what they could not foresee. These intending and anxiously wishing to things strike me so forcibly, that, unpromote general confusion, or less the present Bills pass, without persons willing to risk even such con their being so modified and weakeved, fusion, in order to get into place.
as to render them ineffectual; I conThough I think I am right, as to my
sider that the adversary must prevail ! general description of the Opposers God only knows-for I am serious of the Bills, yet I am willing to admit,
when I think of these matters-bow that there are, amongst them, many, they will end ! Opinions, wbich, if who do not deliberately mean to do
the weak law does not call them so, what is wrong, but who are completely sober reason must call, seditious, are deluded. The conduct of these peo. preached, publicly, every night; and ple should be added to the crimes of they are devoured with avidity.–At Those who delude them. Is it pos
this very moment, I firmly believe, sible, that any person wishing to live that nothing but the military keeps in peace, and wishing to preserve the
us quiet. There is a vast force in Constitution of his Country, can think
and near town. Well! But if the that the Meetings which have been Bills do pass, what then? There, held for some time past, should be again, the prospect is uncomfortable; still held; and that the opinions which
for even in Parliament, the doctrine have been spread so industriously,
of resistance has been preached! and should continue to be spread. Now much iudustry and ingenuity bave
I could, and that of your corte
1820.) The Queen.--Bust of a Grecian Lady.
7 been exerted, to prevent the Bills terminated by the flower of the Nym. from answering the end intended, if phæa Lotus, upon which it appears to they should pass. I hope, however, that Mr. Pitt will be firm, and suc. I have placed the above in capi. cessful. That way, we have some tals, to express my admiration of chance, the other we have have none this precious relick of antiquity, worat all. It is not unusual, to have a thy to be classed with the Apollo and cause injured by injudicious friends.”. other celebrated works. I think,
that the murdered Winckelman, even Mr. URBAN,
Jan. 15. amidst the pangs of a dying convuladdition to Dr. Watkins's Ac- sion, would have given a smiling glance
upon this illustrious chef-d-ceuvre. If spondent L. G. page 488, of your last ever there was a face, which blended Volume, respecting the late Queen ; respect and love, it is that of this juI take the liberty of communicating venile matron. We Northern Barbathe following anecdote, if you think it rians regard beauty with the gluttony worthy of insertion. Wanstead-house, of an epicure, and “ Zounds, what the present residence of W. L. Pole, rare dishes! Gods, how I could eat was offered, and preparations made, ye,” would be the gross sentiments, for the reception of the Queen, but were here to be seen the still celewhy she did not rest there I know not. brated beauty of the girls of Sparta, A little time after her marriage she aided by the sweet musick of the visited the house with the King.-Upon Oriental voice ; but the Grecian Lady his Majesty being received at the en preserves a look of_digoity, wbich trance of the grand saloon by the deprecates desire. Be it, that the groom of he chambers, he took him Medicean Venus was the beauty which by the arm, saying, you and I, Sir, Prometheus created, there is still a will go together, and let the ladies en- physiognomy, depending chiefly upon joy their own conversation.”
ihe eye, and its adjacent parts, posHe conversed with this gentleman sessing a dignity, sweetness, and viin the most affable mapper, and fiod- vacity, which is far beyond the chill ing that he had been in France and tame uniformity of faultless beauty. Italy, made many enquiries respect. Such is this exquisite bust. Perhaps ing them, and the persons who were it was made at the particular request there at the time of this gentleman's 'of thy beloved, lovely and amiable travels. On taking leave, he told fair one! and the sweet assurance of bim, if he would come to St. James's his heart, and the conscious pride of he should be glad to see bim, and as thy triumph, sat glorious upon thy sist him, and turning to the Queen, features, and exhibited that blessed“ It is well,” said he, “Charlotte, you ness of tranquil delight, which perdid not stop here in your way to the vaded thy full soul! Perhaps love and palace; for that would have been fortune were united in thy happy bisthought a mean residence after seeing tory, Grecian Lady! Perhaps, at the this elegant mansion.” F. B. moment, when thou wast sitting to
the sculptor, the whispers of love Mr. URBAN,
Jan. 16. were poured into thy epraptured ear, 'N 1819, p. 543, you inserted heart.”
“Oo seeing a beautiful There is a considerable resemblance female at the British Museum, gazing in the forın of the face of this bust, on the Grecian Lady.”
and its attitude, to a singular statue Permit me to send you Mr. Fos of Isis, re-engraved by. Montfaucon broke's fine apostrophe on this Bust, (vol. Il. part ii. B. i. c. vi. 3 4.) from as it occurs in his “ Critiques on the Boissard. As to the Lotus flower, it Townley Statues," published in a pe was the primitive symbol of the pasriodical Miscellany many years ago,
sive means of production personified aod to the mass of the publick proba- under the denomination of this godbly unknowo ; perhaps by others for dess. (Dallaway's Arts, p. 300.) The gotten.
Bust is at first sight not so striking, “ No. 35. A BUST OF AN UNKNOWN as it has appeared to Mr. Fosbrooke, GRECIAN LADY, represented in the perbaps not an object of interest to character of Isis. It is gracefully any person unacquainted with sculp
8 Universal Charity among Christians recommended. [Jan. ture, but the minute investigation of world. This has given the alarm lo a connoisseur discovers in the physi- Mr. John Evans, who not only fearognomy all the soul, thought, and fully affirms, “ that when the enemy dignity, which Mr. Fosbrooke ascribes is at the gate, interpal dissentions to it. It is this streogth of expression cease, but fervently hopes, that the more than beauty, and that strength friends of REVELATION, relinquishing indicative of the softer emotions, an excessive attachment to minor ar. which is ils characteristick. It is ticles both of faith and practice, and somewhat discoloured by the vapour insisting on the facts of the New Tesof the fires, which are obliged to be tament in which all agree, will unite kept in winter,
ICONOPHILOS. more closely together in the hallowed
bands of love and charity.” Mr. URBAN,
Jan. 24. As far as the essentials of religious THE Christianity of the New truth are preserved and conducted in imperishable," by Mr. Evans, you be entertained of her safety, in the are pleased to review in this most want of any real knowledge of Christ favourable manner :
16 This well- Jesus her Lord. When the public timed Discourse of a conscientious service of the Church on every Lord'sDissenter may be read with pleasure day leads men to the attentive conby all who sincerely profess and call sideration of the multiplied portions themselves Christians, whatever may of Holy Scriptures such as the Psalms, be their shades of difference, or their the Lessons from the Old and New respective depominations. The au Testament, the Epistles and Gospels, thenticity of the sacred Scriptures, and many other extracts from the and the sublime truths which they Bible, can these be said to be minor inculcate, are, or ought to be, alike articles, about which such variety of interesting to all; and they are ably distracting opinions are floating in supported by Mr. Evans; who in his the world. Are they not rather the Preface observes, ' When the Enemy most essential instruments by the is at the gate, internal dissentions ineans of which faith is secured, and
Fervently it is hoped, that practice encouraged? The inexplithe friends of REVELATION, relin- cable ooisy bustle of opinions, under quishing an excessive attachment to the sanction of which Dissenters agree minor articles, both of faith and of to differ, wust then be upon those practice, and insisting on the facts of minor articles to be found in the ihe New Testament, in which all Book of Common Prayer as the comagree, will unite more closely toge- positions of men. But in this point ther in the hallowed bands of love of view, the Church ought surely to and charity.'”
have the credit of good sense, in unSiocerely rejoicing in hope that derstanding what she prayeth for, time, and a better knowledge of things, during the whole of her religious sermay produce some approximation to vice. And when all and every prayer the heartily to-be-wished-for event, is directed to the great Creator of Universal Charity, a beneficed Cler- all things, through the merits and gymao of the National Religion is mediation of a Redeemer, can the yet at a loss to know how the com service be termed olherwise than reaplex machinery of Dissent can be sonable? And has it not been so un. brought under obedience to the “uni. derstood for centuries past? To her ty of the spirit in the bond of peace.” Forms, therefore, must be attributed For now that the licentious cry of all that discordancy of opinion which undefined liberty has been appeased has so long, and so hostilely invaded by a relaxation of some of the Chris. the peace of the Church, and at length tian laws enacted for the establish- also that of the conscientious Dissenment of general peace and good will ter. The alarm is now gone forth, amongst men, what has been the that the Enemy is at the gate, and a consequence! In one instance, the serious wish is entertained that all wretched Carlile has availed himself denominating Christians might unite of the opening, and attempted to closely together in the hallowed bands disgorge that odious stench with of love and charity. To this truly which the fiend-like malice of a Paine, Christian hope, Churchmen will most had filthily stuffed the nostrils of the assuredly consent.