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station, I regret to add, will for the present be under his sole charge, it having pleased God to remove from this world the Rev. D. Schregoogel; he departed this life on the 16th Jan. 1840, at Pondicherry, at the age of sixty-three.
"Since the return of the Bishop, Mr. M'Leod, from Bishop's College, has been admitted on the list of the Society's catechists; he bids fair to be a valuable acquisition, and purposes offering himself for holy orders in about twelve months."
In compliance with a requisition signed by upwards of 300 merchants, bankers, and traders of the city of London, the Lord Mayor has called a public meeting of the friends of the Society, for the purpose of taking into consideration the insufficient provision now made for Divine worship and religious instruction in the colonies; and to take measures for enabling the Society to supply this lamentable deficiency.
The meeting will take place at the Egyptian Hall, Mansion House, on Wednesday, April 8, at one o'clock.
THE REV. E. Feild having been_appointed by the above Society an Examiner or Inspector of Schools, a very able and important letter, bearing date March 19, 1840, has been addressed to him by the Secretary, Mr. Sinclair, under the direction of the Abp. of Canterbury and the Committee. It having reached us so late, as to preclude our inserting it at length, we must content ourselves with a few extracts. The following is Mr. S.'s statement of the character of the inspection :
"You will be careful to explain, that the purpose of your visit is only to assist them in the completion of their own design; not so much to expose errors, as to promote improvements; to control, as to persuade; to censure, as to encourage;-in short, to shew how the well-being, moral and religious, physical and intellectual, of the rising generation may be most effectually promoted."
The duties of the office are then declared:
"1st. To ascertain the actual state of each School by personal examination, aided by the explanations of the local Managers.
2dly. To draw the attention of the Managers to points in respect to which their school might be improved.
"3dly. To collect information as to local difficulties, and wants generally experienced, and as to the best means of meeting them which have been devised in particular cases."
On the subject of "the physical comfort and well-being of the children" in a National School, Mr. F.
is recommended to "ascertain whether the school-house is substantially built, commodiously fitted up, and kept in good repair; whether it is of adequate dimensions, and situated in a central and accessible position; whether it is well lighted, and warmed, and thoroughly ventilated; whether there is annexed to it a yard or play-ground, well drained and fenced; whether the children are taught habits of cleanliness, and have time allowed them, at proper intervals, for exercise and recreation."
After remarking that "religion is the most intellectual and elevating of all studies, and that a spirit of religion ought to direct all the exercises of the understanding," Mr. Sinclair proceeds to give instructions as to the inquiries which are to be made on the intellectual improvement of the scholars, and also upon their religious education. On this latter point he says:
"You will inform yourself as to the regularity of the children in their attendance at School, in what way registered, and how enforced; as to manners and behaviour, whether orderly and decorous; as to obedience, whether prompt and cheerful, or reluctant and limited to the time while the Master's eye is upon the child; and as to rewards and punishments, on what principle administered, and with what results. Where boys and girls are taught together in the same schoolroom, you will pay attention to their age and habits, and to the results of their instruction in common. You will report, with especial care, upon the daily practice of the School with re
ference to Divine worship; whether the duties of the day are begun and ended with prayer and psalmody; whether attendance is duly given at Church; whether daily instruction is given in the Bible; whether the Creed, the Catechism, and the Liturgy, are explained, together with the terms most commonly in use throughout the Scriptures and the several offices of the Church."
The subject of making the Bible a lesson-book for reading is then treated of: and advice is also given for the best mode of inspecting Sunday and Infant Schools. Mr. S. thus concludes :
"The Committee will expect you to report briefly on the condition of each School, and to describe more at large the state of education throughout any Diocese you may be commissioned to inspect. Such detailed reports by different inspectors, having no official communication with each other, and yet executing the same instructions,
would form a document of great public interest and utility.
"On the other opportunities that will be afforded you for advancing the cause of National Education, I need not enlarge. It must be obvious how much may be effected both by public and private intercourse, towards exciting zeal, and then directing it to proper objects. You will recollect, however, on all occasions, to make the necessary distinction between your own opinions, as an individual, and your instructions from this Committee."
The whole letter is well worthy of the attention, not merely of the Inspector of Schools, but of every parochial Clergyman, and indeed every National Schoolmaster in the kingdom. It is firmly but temperately drawn up, expressed with simplicity, yet not without elegance, and reflects as much credit on the writer, as we are sure it must convey information and benefit to every reader.
A MEETING of the committee was held in St. Martin's Place, on March 16. Present-the Abp. of Canterbury (in the chair), Abp. of York, Bps. of London, St. Asaph, Bangor, Chester, Salisbury, and Hereford; Lord Kenyon; Archeacon Cambridge; Dr. D'Oyly; Revs. B. Harrison and T. Bowdler; Joshua Watson, A. Powell, N. Connop, jr. J. S. Salt, W. Davis, and W. Cotton, esqs.
Among other business transacted, grants were voted towards building a church at Counden, in the parish of St. Andrew's, Auckland, Durham; at Dukinfield, in the parish of Stockport,
Chester; at Horsehay, in the parish of Dawley, Salop; at Twickenham, Middlesex; rebuilding the chapel at West Butterwick, in the parish of Owston, Lincoln; at Winsley, in the parish of Bradford, Wilts; increasing the accommodation in the church at Erchfont, Wilts; enlarging the church at Great Whelnethan, Suffolk; and at Sowerby, Yorkshire; repairing the chapel at Birkenshaw, Yorkshire; rebuilding the church at Raskelf, Yorkshire; and at Rawmarsh, Yorkshire; and towards rebuilding the belfry of the church at Llanmarewic, Montgomeryshire.
ADDITIONAL CURATES' FUND SOCIETY.
Up to a recent date 206 incumbents had applied for aid through their respective diocesans; and of these 97 had been enabled, by the help of the Society's grants, to establish additional services, and to obtain additional Curates in their several parishes and districts, comprising an aggregate population of more than a million and three quarters. In addition to which a sum of 2600, remaining in the Society's hands, in VOL. XXII.' 'NO. TV,'
consequence of grants not becoming payable, had been apportioned to eleven parishes, in the shape of annual assistance to each for three years; when that sum will be exhausted.
The whole of the Society's actual income is therefore appropriated; and for the means of extending the like relief to many most urgent claims, the committee look with confidence to a
Degrees Conferred, Feb. 27.
Williams, Rev. David, Jesus Coll.
the same at Worcester College, May 8th; this Scholarship is open to all who are born of English parents, with preference to the orphans of clergymen of the Established Church.
Peter Le Page Renouf, of Guernsey, is elected an Exhibitioner on the foundation of the Rev. W. Oades, in Pembroke College.
Mr. Harris Smith, of Oriel College, has been elected a Hertford Scholar: the examiners have thought it proper to notice that Mr. Henry Cotton, of Christ Church, also distinguished himself in the examination.
On Friday, April 24th, there will be an election at Oriel College, of three Fellows, candidates for which must be Bachelors of Arts who have determined. There will be preference given to natives of Somerset and Devon, and of the old diocese of Worcester.
A Congregation was holden, at which his Royal Highness Prince Albert was admitted a Doctor of Civil Law by diploma.
The examiners appointed by the trustees of the Ireland Scholarship have announced that they have elected Edw. Kent Karslake, Student of Christ Church, to the vacant Scholarship, and have expressed their wish that Montague Bernard, Scholar of Trinity College, should be named as having distinguished himself in the examination.
The Rev. Stephen Reay, of St. Alban Hall, has been chosen Laudian Professor of Arabic, in the room of Dr. Knatchbull, resigned.
Mr. W. Hedley is admitted a Scholar of Queen's College, on the Michel Foundation.
Mr. E. Huntingford, a Scholar of New College, is admitted a Fellow.
Rev. L. Gilbertson is elected a Fellow of Jesus College.
Mr. Bolland is elected to a Bennett Scholarship.
Mr. Bradley, from Rugby School, and Mr. Slesson, from Tiverton School, are elected to open Scholarships.
Two Scholarships are now vacant at Oriel College; candidates for which must not be more than twenty years of
Degrees Conferred, Feb. 26.
D.D. BY ROYAL MANDATE.
age, and if members of the University must not have been matriculated more than eight terms. The election will be on Saturday, June 13th. On the same day there will be an election of an exhibitioner, on the foundation of Mrs. Elizabeth Ludwell. There will be first a preference to the kindred of the founder; next to the natives of Charing, in Kent; and then for natives of Kent, not having taken any degree in the University. Certificates and testimonials must be presented to the Provost of Oriel College, on or before June 9th.
The nomination of W. E. Jelf, Student of Christ Church, to be a public examiner in classics, has been unanimously approved of in Convocation.
Pepys, Rt. Rev. H. Bishop of Sodor and Man, St. John's Coll.
Brown, James, Trinity Coll.
Lampet, B. E. Corpus Christi Coll.
Davies, C. Tizard, Queen's Coll.
Dawes, T. Cockburn, Corpus Ch. Coll.
White, Henry, Trinity Coll.
Allnutt, Walter, Catherine Hall. Armstrong, B J. Caius Coll. Brenchley, J. L. St. John's Coll. Burnet, C. R. Trinity Coll. Campbell, Colin, St. John's Coll. Evans, William, Trinity Coll. Guyon, G. Guion, St. Peter's Coll. Hepworth, J. W. St. John's Coll. Hotchkin, H. A. Clare Hall.
Hulkes, T. W. St. John's Coll.
Reynardson, J. Birch, Corpus Ch. Coll.
Williams, Rev. G. King's Coll. Wilson, Rev. T. D. H. Trinity Coll.
Hutchinson, James, St. John's Coll.
The Rev. H. B. Mason, B.A. Fellow of Christ's College, on Sir J. Finch and Sir T. Baines' foundation, is elected a foundation Fellow.
Joseph Henry Jerrard, M.A., Caius College.
George John Kennedy, M.A., St. John's College.
Richard Shilleto, M.A., Trinity College.
Benjamin Wrigglesworth Beatson, M.A., Pembroke College.
Ds. Marsh, Trinity College, having been taken ill during the examination, is not classed.
University Craven Scholarship.-Alexander Blackall Simonds, of King's College, and John Bather, of St. John's College, were so nearly equal, that the Scholarship could not be awarded. Consequently those two gentlemen are to be re-examined.
Charles W. Goodwin, Esq., of Catharine Hall, in this University, has been elected a Fellow of that Society.
Dr. Newcome's Prize, at St. John's College, for the best proficient in Moral Philosophy among the commencing Bachelors of Arts whose names have appeared on the Tripos, was adjudged to Ds. Calder. The subjects of examination were Paley's Moral Philosophy,"
"Whewell's Foundation of Morals," and "Nevile's Defence of Paley against the objections of Whewell and Sedgwick."
A Grace passed the Senate to re-appoint the Syndicate of May 16, 1838, that they may consider the expediency of giving to the Examiners of candidates for Mathematical honours more explicit instructions as to the elementary portion of the examination, especially the nature and number of the questions to be selected from the simpler parts of Natural Philosophy; and that they report to the Senate before May 16.