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The Bishop of London has requested the attention of his Clergy to the fol lowing: First, that for the future, six months' notice, at least, will be required of every person who wishes to be admitted as a candidate for ordination in the diocese of London. Secondly, that no letters testimonial will be received or countersigned by the Bishop of London, unless it be stated therein that the parties signing them have had opportunities of observing the conduct of the parties, in whose favour the testimonials are given, for the period specified in such testimonials.

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APPOINTMENTS.

Appointment.

Rural Dean, Diocese of Chichester.
Curacy of At. Ann's, Lancaster.
Rural Dean of Weldon Deanery.

Third Master of Collegiate School, Sheffield.
Inspector of National Schools.

Curacy of Painswick, Gloucestershire.
Head Master of Heath School, Yorkshire.
Mastership of Grammar School, Bridgewater.
Chaplain to the Bishop of Bath and Wells.
Rural Dean of Tamworth, Diocese of Lichfield.
Assistant Curacy of Halifax.

Domestic Chaplain to Marquis of Downshire.
Vice-Principal of Collegiate School, Sheffield.
Chaplain to Mercers' Company, and High Master of
Mercers' School, College-hill.

Second Master of Durham Grammar School.
Head Master of Abingdon Grammar School.
Principal of Training School, Oxford.

Curacy of Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.

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Article.

Set of Robes.

Silver Salver & Purse.

Candelabrum.

Silver Tea-pot, Coffeepot, Cream-jug, and Sugar-basin.

Gold Watch, and Purse of 100 Sovereigns.

CLERGYMEN DECEASED.

THE RIGHT REV. BISHOP GLEIG, formerly Bishop of Brechin. He was ordained a Priest in 1773, and consecrated Bishop in 1808. In 1837, he retired from active life, and the Right Rev. David Moir, D.D. was consecrated assistant and successor to his diocese.

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"H Mc K." has been received.

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

The subject requires mature consideration, lest we might be supposed to interfere unduly in matters too high for us.

"W." "Z." " X." "R. S. J." and "Daleth" are in type, and unavoidably postponed for want of room.

"Senex." "J W. G." and "Phoenix" have been received.

The Editor would be glad to insert the remainder of "Theodoret," if he receives the permission of the writer.

The Law Report and several other communications are necessarily deferred.

The learned communication of "Hermocrates" arrived so late, that there has not been time to examine it.

The following verse (the third) was omitted in the Poem of the "Funeral Bell," inserted in our last:

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THE

CHRISTIAN REMEMBRANCER.

MAY, 1840.

REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.

ART. I.-The Life of Edward Gibbon, Esq., with Selections from his Correspondence, and Illustrations. By the Rev. H. H. MILMAN, Prebendary of St. Peter's, and Minister of St. Margaret's, Westminster. London: John Murray. 1839. 8vo. Pp. xvi. 455. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, beyond all question, is a very remarkable department of literature. When we come to think of it, it seems strange that mortal man should have courage to venture upon it. One can hardly imagine how any human being should endure to sit down in his study, month after month, and, perhaps, year after year, with that awful Spectre, EGO, perpetually staring him in the face! There are many, we doubt not, who would rather keep the minutes of a parish vestry, than undertake a diary, or a review, of their own lives; nay-who would greatly prefer the task of filling, with pure arithmetic, the most corpulent ledger, or day-book, on the shelves of a mercantile countinghouse. Some, however, are occasionally found, endowed with industry and hardihood for the adventure; and, to them, the world has, often, been indebted for much amusement, and, sometimes for much instruction. But it certainly must require a very peculiar temperament to carry the writer through his work with much satisfaction to himself; whatever may be the result of his labour to the reader. And this temperament, Gibbon seems to have had in perfection. With him, the labour, throughout, appears to have been a labour of love. The Spectre, evidently, had no terrors for him. They appear to have been, for the most part, on the very best possible terms with each other. There passes between them little but "nods, and becks, and wreathed smiles," and complacent recognitions. And yet, we must frankly confess that, to us, the Apparition is very far from an agreeable or attractive one. It reminds us, every now and then, of one Mephistophiles. There is a laughing and sneering devil in its eye, which hinders us from feeling at all at our ease. There is, manifestly, much refreshing sympathy between the parties. But, there is, as clearly, but little of cordial and generous fellow-feeling with the rest of the human race.

We are aware, indeed, that a more favourable impression has been left on other minds. The late Dr. Whitaker, for example, speaks of the

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