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gation of the accumulated papers, the arbiters complete their final adjudication; on the day following a list of the honorati is publicly affixed in the Senate House, and the scene terminates with the ceremony of admission to the first degree of Bachelor of Arts.” P. 77.

The best answer, however, to all its enemies is the proud list of those great names, who have received their education within the walls of Cambridge.

** I cannot resist the opportunity, which here presents itself, of following a great example, and of mentioning the names of a few of those distinguished men, whose celebrity, it is true, no additional praise can increase, but of whom it is not always remembered that: they were educated at Cambridge. They are inserted without any particular regard to chronological accuracy. Archbishop Cranmer; Bishops Ridley, Latimer, and Andrews; Archbishops Whitgift and Parker; Jeremy Taylor, the celebrated bishop of Down; Bishop Walton, the famed editor of the London Polyglott; Castel, who published the Lexicon Heptaglotton ; Ockley, the Orientalist; Dr. Isaac Barrow ; Cudworth ; Spencer, the writer de legibus Hebræo-' rum ; Joseph Mede, Dr. Seth Ward, bishop of Salisbury; Bishop Wilkins; Dr. Henry More, of Christ College; Lightfoot, the great Hebrew scholar ; Pool, the author of the Synopsis; Bishops Beveridge and Kidder; Dr. Burnet, the master of the Charter House ; irchbishop Tillotson; Bishops Cumberland, Patrick, Stillingfleet ; Dr. Conyers Middleton ; Bishops Hare, Sherlock, and Hoadly ; Dr. Samuel Clarke; Dr. Sykes ; Bishop Chandler; Dr. Waterland; Wollaston, the author of the Religion of Nature;' Hartley ; Dr. Rutherforth ; Dr. Jortin ; Bishops Newton, Hurd, and Law;. Dr. Powell and Dr. Ogden, with numerous other great diyines. Bacon; Newton ; Whiston ; Oughtred; Roger Cotes, whose early death was so justly lamentel by Newton; Colson ; Dr. Robert Smith, the master of Trinity ; Saunderson ; Wallis; Henry Briggs, the improver of logarithms"; Horrox, who made the first observations on the transit of Venus ; Ray; Derham; Harvey, who discovered the circulation of the blood ; Dr, Long, the master of Pembroke ; Dr. Stephen Hales the author of Vegetable Statics.;

' Brook Taylor ; Dr. Waring ; Dr. Maskelyne, &c.—Chaucer (according to Mr. Tyrwhit, of Oxford); Spenser; Ben Jonson ; Fletcher ; Beaumont; Sir John Harrington, the translator of the Orlando Furioso.; Bishop Hall, one of our earliest writers of satires ; Donne; Waller; Cowley; Milton; Dryden; Otway; Andrew Marvel; Sackville, Earl of Dorset; Duke of Buckingham, author of · The Rehearsal ;' Garth ; Fenton; Broome ; Prior; Lee, the dramatic poet; Ambrose Philips ; Granville, Lord Lansdowne ; Vincent Bourn ; Gray; Mason.-Crooke and Sir John Cheke, both Greek Professors; Roger Ascham; Bentley ; Davies, the learned president of Queen's; Joshua Barnes ; Dawes the author of Miscellanea Critica ; Ashton; Markland; Wasse ; Thirlby; Stanley, the editor of Æschylus; Taylor, the editor of Lysias and


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Demosthenes ; Bishop Pearce ; Foster, the defender of Greek ac-
cents.--Cowell, the eminent civilian ; Dr. Stukely, Dr. Cave, and
Peck, the antiquaries; Bentham, the historian of Ely; Sir Robert
Cotton ; Sir James Burroughs, tire master of Eaius, of architectural
fame; Roger Gale, the antiquary; Laurence Sterne...Sir Thomas
Smith, secretary of state to Edw. VI. ; Cecil Lord Burleigh ; Sir
Francis Walsingham; the great lawyer Sir Edward Coke ; Lord
Falkland, so justly panegyrized in Clarendon's History; Sir William
Temple; Robert Nelson ; Sir Thomas Gresham; Sir Robert
Walpole ; llorace Walpole, Lord Orford ; Lord Chesterfield ; and
Soame Jenyns. For names of a more recent date, I refer the
reader to the ample catalogue contained in the notes to the cele-
brated Spital Sermon of Dr. Parr.-In those who have arrived at
years of maturity, and who fortunately find in the acquisition of
knowledge its own reward, a recital, like the present, may serve
no other purpose than to generate pleasing reflections. But to
those who are in the spring of life, to whom Philosophy is unfold-
ing its earliest blossoms, the retrospect of those great and enviable
characters who have, adorned their country in past ages, must
surely be productive of the happiest effects. It is of little conse-
quence that the ardent expectations of the young are frequently
disappointed. The animating influence of emulation is not, on that
account, the less beneficial ; and many who may never actually at-
tain the object of their ambition, are yet successfully urged by the
contemplation of the shining examples thus held, forth to their view,
to reject the solicitations of indolence and pleasure, and steadily to
pursue the path which leads to honourable independence, to emi.
nence of station or to immortality of fame." P.95.

Of the principles of Mr. Wainewright we can speak with
much satisfaction; the following spirited defence of the high
and leading principles of Church and State, as iuculcated in the
course of a Cambridge education, is well worthy the attention
of the reader.

“ Whatever illiberal reflections may have been advanced against the twoUniversities of the realm, by men either avowedly disaffected, or obviously indifferent to the welfare of our civil and ecclesiastical establishments, I may certainly venture to deny that at Cambridge, orthodoxy is maintained with any uncharitable disregard to the opinions of dissentients, or that a zealous attachment to the government of the country is inculcated upon any other ground, than because this preference is sanctioned by an impartial estimate of anterior times, and by the contemplation of the convulsive strug. gles, which have so long distracted the repose of continental Europe. Here, in the bosom of his Alma Mater, the student is taught, and taught with justice, to consider our Church Establishment as founded upon principles at once rational and sound, pure and praco tical ; equally remote from papal superstition and the extravagances of sectarian fanaticism, Here he learns, and learns without delu.


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sion, to venerate the genius of our civil Constitution, and to per ceive that its unrivalled eicellence is as incompatible with regal dese potism as with rrpublican fury, and that while it reprobates the absurdity of an equality of condition, it respects and upholds an equality ef rights. In these tranquil retirements of genius and taste, in these. classic groves of learning and science, we trust that religion and liberty have formed an inseparable alliance :-not, indeed, that distorted religion, which engages the veneration of the enthusiast and the devotee, not that meretricious liberty which captivates the Utopian speculaiist, or inflames the frantic demagogue; but religion, which rectifies the obliquities of huinan conduct, and liberty, which harmonizes the discordant interests of human society. In the one we shall find that meliorating influence, which subdues the impetuosity of the passions, without clouding the understanding,

and from the other we shall derive all that can increase the enjoy. iments of social intercourse, without endangering the security of so.cial order. The one is professedly friendly to a rational, an enlarged, and an enlightened faith; the other is as resolutely hostile to indiscriminate innovation and tumultuous reform." P. 92.

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ART. XVI. A Practical Treatise on Gus light.

Accum. 8vo. 184 pp. Plates. 1 28. Ackerman. WHEN a purchaser gives twelve shillings for a practical treatise upon gas-light, he does not expect to find fifty pages upon tallow-candles. He will expect also to find a volume, much beiter arronged than the present. We will not say that there is not much entertaining and useful information on the subject of gas-light, but all might have been easily compressed, even with the plates, into a half-crown pamphlet. Mr. Accum is doubtless an exceedingly good operative chemist, but he does not usderstand the method of communicating his knowledge.

As the public are now generally acquainted with this brilliant production, we need not give a long description of the apparatus. The coal which is to furnish the gas is placed in a retort ; & pipe conveys the gas there created to the purifier, which con. sists of three departments : the first is filled with water, througla which the gas is purified in its passage; the second is filled with a solution of caustic alkali (potass) in the proportion of

two of alkali, and one of water, or a misture of quick-lime and
water, of the consistence of

thin cream.

In this compart"ment the non-inflamable gasses and other extraneous products are separated from the carbonated hydrogen. In the third department the tar is deposited : and the gas thus purified passes into the gassometer, by the pressure of which it is distributed to all parts of the town.


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ART. XVII. Manuel du Voyageur. In French, Italiar, and

English. By Mad. De Genlis; improved by P. A. Cignani.

6s. 6d. ' Leigh. 1815. This is an indispensable travelling companion, both in Italy and France. Every want that can be felt, every question ibat can be asked by a traveller is anticipated in this little volume, and expressed in the purest and most conversational phrases. The subjects of the dialogues are ingeniously selected and skila fully arranged, and being comprised in a small volume of the size and shape of a small note-book can be instantly turned to without inconvenience or delay. Tables of foreign coins, and their respective values, are added, which renders the whole a perfect publication. We strongly recommend it the notice of every one who is meditating a tour to the Continent,

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Art. XVIII. French Interpreter, consisting of Familiar Con

versations, de. By F.W. Blagdon. 6s. 6d. Leigh. 1815.

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To an Englishman, who is not even acquainted with the sound of French, this will be found a most useful publication, as it gives him not only the French phrases upon every occasion in life, but in a third column the pronunciation, expressed in English, in the following manner :

« Will you breakfast ? | Voolay voo dayjeunnay? | Voules vous déjeuner ?"

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ART. XIX. The Belgian Traveller; or a Complete Guide through the Netherlands. By. E. Boyce. 10mo.

lomo, sa Leigh, 1815.

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WITH a good map of the Netherlands, and an excellent plan of Brussels, this little volume coniains an amusing and useful account of all that can be worthy of a tourist's observation in Belgium. The routes are so well marked, and the account of the several places, through which the road lies, is such, as to render « The Belgian Traveller" indispensable to any stranger who is about to traverse the countries which it describes,



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Art. XX. A Picture of Paris; or the Stranger's Guide

to the French Metropolis. By E. Planta, Esg. 6s. 6d. Leigh. 1815.

THIS is the best and cheapest description of Paris and its environs, which has yet fallen under our notice. Every information which a stranger in Paris can generally want, is given with sufficient accuracy. The maps and the plans are good, and many useful tables of the price of posting, &c. are added, to make the whole as perfect as possible.



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